The Office of Veterans Programs is seeking VA-Work-Study-eligible applicants to assist with their operation. Select the position below where you would most like to work and the application will allow you to make a second and third choice if no openings are available in the preferred area:
Duties include maintaining active and inactive certification files, typing and amending certification forms. You will also serve as a receptionist, answering and transferring phone calls, greeting visitors, and scheduling appointments.
Peer Counselor & Outreach Program
Duties include contacting veterans and members of the selected reserve by mail and telephone. You will provide information about educational and financial aid opportunities, as well as VA benefits. Additionally, you will provide information to individuals interested in Penn State enrollment.
The Office of Veterans Programs Outreach Positions are expanding! We are looking for students interested in becoming "Student Sponsors" - (see job description below). Training will take place for these positions over 1-2 days in April, however, the jobs themselves will not begin until the Fall 2015 semester. Please forward applications for the Student Sponsor position to Renee Thornton-Roop, Veterans Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the Fall 2015 semester must be received by April 1, 2015. Any applications received after this deadline will be considered for future semesters.
Student Sponsor Position Description:
As a Student Sponsor, you will help incoming student veterans to acclimate to student life, connecting them with Penn State and community resources, opportunities for socialization, and referral. You will be assigned up to 10 newly incoming student veterans and your responsibilities will be: a minimum of bimonthly (twice per month) communication with assigned students via email, phone, or in person; providing guidance, resources and/or referrals as necessary; assisting those student veterans interested in membership to veterans organizations both on campus and in the community; attendance of weekly meetings with Student Sponsorship Program staff and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be veterans of active duty military service, GI Bill® recipients attending at at least a ¾ time rate of pursuit, and must have been ¾ to full time students at Penn State University Park for at least one consecutive year (two semesters) to apply. This is a VA funded work study position.
World Campus Military Team Assistant
Two VA Work Study positions are available through the Office of Veterans Programs, but working with the Penn State World Campus Military and Veteran Marketing Team for outreach to military and student veterans. Applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, Microsoft Office software proficiency, and be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, and challenging environment. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Aaron Rooks at .
For all positions, skill in at least one of the following areas is a preferred:
- Microsoft Office applications
- Reception work
- Excellent Communications Skills
- Applicants must be mature, self-starters who are able to work with little supervision.