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Veterans Administration Education Benefits Coordinator
Financial Aid - HFIN
Full-Time Staff

The Veterans Administration Education Benefits Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the administration of veterans education benefits, to include GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation, in addition to providing services and information regarding veterans education benefits at any of the AACC campuses. The VA Education Benefits Coordinator serves as the primary School Certifying Official (SCO) and supervises the work and training of the other SCOs.  This position is responsible for reviewing, approving, and processing the appropriate documents for all veterans educational benefits, including GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation, to ensure student eligibility is determined in compliance with all federal, state and institutional requirements and guidelines. The Coordinator serves as the primary institutional monitor of the college's compliance with VA regulations and manages the VA Education Service reporting, audits, and program reviews.

Maintain current knowledge of policies and regulations in order to review VA certification documentation for accuracy, evaluate academic program requirements, and report student enrollment information and subsequent changes in enrollment to the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office while ensuring both compliance and timely VA benefit payments to students and to the college.

Counsel current and prospective students regarding eligibility requirements, application procedures, and processing status for veterans education benefits. Assist students with enrollment and billing processes, and work with the Registration and Accounts Receivable Offices to resolve individual student problems and VA payment discrepancies.

Prepare and submit catalog review documents, probation and graduation reporting, and reporting fees review. Work with faculty, staff, and CEWD on VA eligible program submission and maintenance. Resolve debt conflicts with Cashier's Office. Maintain VA ONCE database. Ensure training requirements for all SCOs.

Counsel current and prospective students regarding eligibility requirements, application procedures and processing status for federal and state financial aid programs. Work with other departments at AACC such as Records, Advising and Business Office to resolve individual student problems.

Communicate and coordinate with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Education Liaison Representative and Maryland Veterans Administration on program approval, catalog review, annual audit, semester reporting requirements, and interpretation of the SCO handbook. Submit all required reports.

Plan on and off-campus events related to veterans education benefits.

A minimum of two years of relevant experience is required

A Bachelor's Degree is required

Working knowledge of GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation program eligibility and processing.

Knowledge of automated data processing systems.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations.

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, and the public.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the office.

Experience with Colleague and ImageNow.

This position requires the ability to work independently and as a team, as well as attention to detail and meeting deadlines.

Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
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