American Public University System Military Assistance Team Specialist in Charles Town, West Virginia

Requisition Number 18-0056

Post Date 5/25/2018

Title Military Assistance Team Specialist

Location Charles Town, WV

Company APUS

Description

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  • Reports To: Team Manager, Military Assistance Team
  • Department: Financial Services, Military Assistance Team
  • Location: Charles Town, WV
  • FLSA Status: Non-exempt
  • Date Posted: April 27, 2018
  • Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Role:

The Military Assistance Team Specialist at American Public University System (APUS) processes military tuition assistance forms submits veteran’s benefits data to the veteran affairs (VA) and process civilian tuition assistance forms within the targets service level performance goals set by the department. Assist military and veteran student population in regards to available benefits.

Essential Functions:

•Assists with the processing of all military and veterans educational assistance programs to include: military and civilian tuition assistance, veterans benefits (all chapters), and APUS tuition benefits.

•Maintains targeted service level performance goals as established by military assistance management.

•Assists students via telephone and email communications within established deadlines.

•Provides resources for military and veteran students to receive educational benefits.

•Assists team members with prioritizing departmental work to be completed within established deadlines.

•Certifies all chapters of VA benefits, report progress of veteran and military students, and maintain communication with VA and military representatives.

•Contributes to the continued improvement of the military assistance department through active participation in meetings, training, and professional development opportunities.

•Maintains departmental and individual production goals with an emphasis on quality output.

•Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

•Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.

•Ability to access high-speed internet during office closures.

•Flexibility to work more than 40 hours a week if needed.

Requirements

Required Skills:

•Ability to interact with students and staff in a professional manner.

•Ability to understand and apply military assistance policy and procedure in daily functions.

•Ability to multi-task and work independently.

•Ability to quickly learn new skills and processes associated with the of military and veterans benefits.

•Intermediate computer and Microsoft Office skills.

•Ability to adapt to and solve problems in an ever-changing environment.

•Ability to be self-accountable for productivity.

•Attention to detail and analytical skills.

•Must be a team player with a positive attitude.

•Flexibility in work requirements.

•Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

•Ability to work with minimal supervision.

•Contributes to the continued improvement of the military assistance department.

Required Experience:

• Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is required.

•Two or more years’ experience in functions, preferably in a higher education setting preferred.

•Basic knowledge of veterans and military education programs strongly preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of American Public University System to afford equal opportunity to all qualified persons. We treat all qualified individuals equally as to their recruitment, hiring, assignments, advancements, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. American Public University System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.