Manager, Veteran Services - Brookings Executive Education

6 months ago(7/28/2017 12:44 PM)
Executive Education
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Commensurate with experience


About Brookings Executive Education (BEE)


Brookings Executive Education (BEE), a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Olin School of Business, brings together two premier institutions to deliver on Robert S. Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government.


About Washington University in St. Louis


Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has a long standing reputation for scholarship and innovation. Its faculty members are distinguished in their research and have received numerous awards for research including 22 Nobel laureates. The Olin Business School has been recognized as a world leader in management education and scholarly research. In addition to Brookings, Olin partners with more than 20 international universities, including Fudan University in Shanghai, China; the Cass Business School in London; Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Brazil; and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.


Position Overview


The Brookings Executive Education (BEE) Manager, Veteran Services is responsible for recruiting and expanding interest and awareness of BEE programs to active duty and veteran communities.


Note: This position is an employee of Washington University, who works in the Brookings Executive Education program.


Recruit veterans, active duty military, and DoD/IC civilians to the EMSL

  • Develop and implement strategies for veteran-focused recruiting and sales.
  • Follow-up with all leads via phone call and email campaign.
  • Counsel potential students about VA benefits and how to maximize.
  • Meet with senior leaders within US Department of Defense with emphasis on military services and Intelligence Community to acquaint them with BEE, identify internal marketing vehicles, and promote WUSTL/BEE.

Expand veterans/active duty military awareness of BEE programs and ensure BEE is vet-friendly.

  • Interact with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and WUSTL veterans administration personnel to ensure BEE is in compliance with the rules and regulations of both organizations.
  • Oversee annual re-accreditation by VA for EMSL, Certificate in Policy Strategy and Certificate in Public Leadership programs.
  • Develop deep familiarity with government programs that support veterans including the GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon program, and VA.
  • Principles of Excellence, Military Tuition Assistance (TA) program.
  • Maintain WUSTL and BEE presence at major military installation education centers in the Washington metropolitan area.
  • Identify and attend education and career fairs at federal government agencies.
  • Serve as BEE liaison with the federal government’s Interagency Veterans Affinity Group (IVAG).

 Serve as a trusted adviser to BEE’s veteran population:

  • Advise students on VA benefit chapters and counsel on strategies to maximize entitlements.
  • Support prospective and current students on application processes both VA educational and other tuition assistance programs.
  • Assist in the documentation processes for the creation of WUSTL and VA educational student accounts.
  • Assist students with the development of their study plans and counsel on sequence of classes.
  • Meet with students (in person or by phone) a minimum of three times a year to detect problems, assess progress, and provide support.

Assist in the recruitment of additional students to the Army fellowship program (e.g., Army Command and General Staff College off-site


  • Provide counsel for potential Army “fellowship” program (i.e., the Army Strategic Broadening Seminar of 30 participants).
  • Connect with Service Schools for USAF and USN to explore interest in program comparable to the Army.


Education/Experience Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree with minimum of four years of sales/marketing experience and prior service in U.S. armed forces required. Masters degree preferred. A minimum of three years business development experience, preferably in consulting and/or higher education or three years recruiting for military service preferred.


Military retirees (05-06) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Additional Information:


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. 


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