OFFICE ASSISTANT (VETERANS AFFAIRS WORK-STUDY FUNDED ONLY)

University of Michigan, Flint Michigan, US

Work at University of Michigan


Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Veterans Resource Center is to provide academic support to the veteran community. We assist the veteran community with their pursuit of academic and career goals while offering services tailored to the unique experiences and needs of student veterans, including, but not limited to, assisting with activating and utilizing GI Bill benefits.

Responsibilities*

Assist with basic office functions including assistant with the front desk, answering phones, greeting guests, recording messages for staff, and directing incoming calls and walk-ins. Assist walk-in veteran and dependent students with related Admissions processes. Assist with VA enrollment certification processing, scanning, and document management. Draft written communications, listserv announcements, flyers, etc. Make calls to current and incoming students. Assist with workshop planning and implementation. Organize all front desk operations. Maintain all records and communications with strict confidentiality. Support and assist Program Manager and Coordinator with orientation and outreach activities. Maintain orderliness of SVRC Lounge and front desk area. Other VA-related duties as assigned. This position may work up to 25 hours per week.This is a great opportunity to network and participate in community events!

Required Qualifications*

Student must be enrolled at UM-Flint at least -time under one of the VA educational benefits. Knowledge of UM-Flint campus and VA programs. Availability to schedule work hours during Student Veterans Resource Center office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and assist with special events after 5:00 p.m. as needed.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of University of Michigan-Flint services and programs. Strong organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Excellent written and verbal skills.

Additional Information

Pay is based on the higher of current federal or state minimum wage and is paid through the VA work-study allowance program. To apply, complete the online application and submit a brief cover letter and resume. The cover letter and resume must be submitted as one document.Please note: GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available atwww.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.U-M COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyCOVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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