Coordinator of the Rural Veterans Coordination Program - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for the Rural Veterans Coordination Program development and implementation, serving primarily recently transitioning veterans, focusing on rural veterans, women veterans, and veteran transportation issues, as well as issues/concerns impacting veteran students attending post-secondary institutions.

Duties & Responsibilities


• This position incorporates project development and coordination. Includes assessing rural veteran needs; working with the rural veteran population, veteran agencies and veteran students to plan and implement programs to address issues facing women veterans returning to civilian life, veterans in rural areas which who are marginalized through transportation needs, and veterans who are entering post-secondary education. Grant management includes working closely with veteran students, veteran service providing organization, and college staff/faculty. The position works through San Juan College to oversee budget and professional development, to report usage and success data, to write reports and to request additional funding or assistance as needed. Transition project management includes developing and coordinating new services specifically related to women veterans returning to civilian life as well as recommendations for rural veteran transportation issues. The development of curriculum and curriculum delivery for assisting post-secondary institutions in achieving success in veteran student recruitment and retention is included in the position.

• Plans, implements and evaluates program initiative developed through focus group findings to address women veteran needs in their return to civilian life.

• Plans, implements and evaluates program for approaches to addressing transportation challenges for veterans in rural New Mexico.

• Develop and implement hybrid course for state wide use which assist with veterans return to college

• Plans, implements and evaluates grant program, project development and coordination; regional networking; and grant management.

• Develops budget requests and manages assigned budget.

• Attends training, conferences and seminars.

• Maintains purchase card transaction records.

• Processes travel requisitions.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of issues relevant to rural veteran students and veterans in higher education.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

• Knowledge of budget management principles.

• Knowledge of program management principles.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse rural community.


This position reports to the Vice President for Student Services at San Juan College, with strategic oversight provided through a veterans’ advisory group. The Vice President for Student Services assigns work in terms of very general instructions and spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Family Education Rights and Privacy Act regulations, federal student aid guidelines, student admissions processes, technical and professional contracts, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied duties in the management of the Rural Veterans Coordination Project. The variety of projects to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to develop and implement necessary programs. . Success in this position contributes to individual veteran student success.


• Contacts are typically with veteran students, co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, representation from veteran organizations, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

• The work is typically performed in an office.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field and three to five years of experience working with veterans and students in an educational setting, social services, or community resources is required. A knowledge of rural community issues is preferred. The successful candidate should possess demonstrable leadership skill and sensitivity to veteran needs and culturally-diverse learners. The candidate should also possess excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills, the ability to function effectively in a community college environment. • Veterans’ preference applicable to this position in accordance to the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, and accordance with Section 506, Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, as well as the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot program. • Experience sufficient to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants subject to criminal background investigation prior to employment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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