Job: Veteran Advisor/ Certifying Official

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Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

The Veteran Services Office provides support services to active military, veteran students and/or dependents who potentially may or do attend Red Rocks Community College. The office works in collaboration with other supporting programs across campus to provide Veteran and/or Veteran Student’s dependents any information and resources necessary to participate in the full range of student activities at RRCC.  The Veterans Advisor provides the Certifying Official duties as on behalf of the Veteran Services Office and works in collaboration with the Military and Veteran Services Coordinator.  The Veteran’s Student Advisor is the designated advisor for providing educational guidance for degree planning and student persistence for the RRCC students who are Veteran and active duty military personnel.  Serves as the registration contact for veteran students utilizing VA educational benefits at RRCC.

  • Perform certifying official duties for the credit and noncredit students eligible to receive veterans’ educational benefits from the VA.  Coordinate the enrollment verification process in accordance with VA rules and procedures and providing veteran students, Yellow Ribbon veterans and/or their dependents with the procedures and guidance for establishing and reporting special assistance to Chapter 30, Chapter 33, Chapter 35, 1606 and 1607.
  • Serve as primary advisor for veteran students, including: assessment of academic needs and career goals of students; advisement of students on courses, programs of study, transferability, career options and college resources. 
  • Assist students and staff with the registration process using college catalogs, schedules, transfer guides, assessment test results, banner system and appropriate internet resources.
  • Assist in preparing personalized learning plans and unofficial degree reviews.
  • Provide advising services to the general student population in the Advising department (as needed during peak advising periods). Develop academic plans for students incorporating academic needs assessment, career goals, transferability, unofficial degree reviews, graduation applications, and other related duties.
  • Respond to requests for information from military and veteran students, dependents, and others interested in Red Rocks Community College.
  • Assist the Military and Veteran Services Coordinator with program and event support.
  • Collaborate with all involved offices and officials.  Work with the advising department to develop advising and career resource materials.
  • Serve on the Veteran Advisory Council and other committees as appropriate.
  • Fulfill federal and state requirements for veteran’s data, institutional approvals and compliance requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Liberal Arts or related field
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, and other basic office software
  • 1 year experience working in a higher education institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience as a certifying official at a college or university
  • Experience with veteran direct-service programs
  • Advising experience at a college or university
  • Experience working with Banner or similar student information system

Salary: $40,500/annual

To ApplyComplete applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 15, 2017. To apply for this position please create and submit a single document (Word or PDF) containing your cover letter and resume by clicking the link below. Your cover letter should address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position. Failure to submit a both a resume and cover letter will most likely result in the rejection of your application.

You will admire the friendly culture of our campus and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:

  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.

For a complete overview of our benefits, please visit the benefits section of our website.

Enjoy helping others? Want a career that makes a difference, not just a profit?

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

This position is located on the 140-acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light-rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, an on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and in early 2017 will open a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, complete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offers tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, state-wide Colorado Community College System.

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.


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