Navy Marine Corps Relief Arlington, VA, USA

Employment Type


The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a non-profit, volunteer service organization with offices scattered around the globe at major Navy and Marine Corps installations. NMCRS was founded in 1904 at the urging of President Theodore Roosevelt to provide financial assistance to the widows and orphans of Sailors or Marines who died on active duty. Our mission has evolved and expanded over the past 117 years to include providing financial, educational and other need-based assistance to active duty and retired Sailors and Marines, and their eligible family members and their survivors.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Headquarters is seeking an Education Assistance Program Manager. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, the Education Assistance Program Manager is responsible for administering the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s various education assistance programs. This is a part-time position with the potential to increase to full time.

Duties, Responsibilities and Major Tasks

Provides professional assistance to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer in establishing procedures for administrating various student loan and grant programs, including development of forms and form letters, processing systems and procedures for the programs.

Develops and implements the annual application and selection processes including program design, advertising, recruitment, eligibility review, and customer service with students and families.

Develops all material needed for administering the education assistance program.

Processes applications and managing awards efficiently and accurately in an online scholarship system.

Prepares reports relevant to education assistance programs.

Responsible for development and execution of the annual education assistance program business plan; coordinates with Financial Services for auditability and accurate execution.

Assists with updating policies, procedures, website, social media and marketing materials.

Compiles and reports metrics to assess the Society’s performance in awarding scholarships.

Maintains strict confidentiality of all activities

Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.

Attends college fairs and other educational related conferences

Performs all other position-related duties as assigned and adhere to all NMCRS policies and procedures.

Education (Required)

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited academic institution

2. Training in Microsoft Office computer software programs particularly MS Excel and/or education scholarship database

Experience (Required)

1. Experience in scholarship administrations within a private or public environment

2. Three or more years’ experience working in client/customer service and support activities.

3. Ability to be self-directed and work autonomously and maintain a high degree of organization

4. Project management experience

5. Relationship building and facilitation skills

6. Excellent written and oral communication skills

7. Proven track record of providing excellent customer service

8. Ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds

9. Exceptional presentation and public speaking ability.


Mental and Physical Demands

  1. Ability to sit for extended period of time.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  3. Ability to work accurately with figures and spreadsheets.
  4. Ability to exercise initiative in the performance of the duties of the position.
  5. Excellent eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, visual and audio acuity.
  6. Requires repetitive motion activities.
  7. Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

Personal Characteristics

a. Ability to perform the duties of the position with minimal supervision.

b. Ability to successfully perform the duties of the position in occasional stressful situations.

c. Ability to perform successfully in a team-oriented environment.

d. Ability to exercise tact when interacting with peers, vendors, university, students, and active duty/retired military personnel.

e. Must have high energy and a high degree of enthusiasm.

f. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality regarding extremely sensitive matters.

g. Ability to travel

h. Ability and willingness to rotate work schedule between days and evenings.

i. Ability to work some weekend hours.

j. Willingness to learn a vast array of systems and websites for financial aid

This opportunity will remain Open Until Filled. Additionally, must be able to begin employment within 30 days of job offer. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background screening.

Preference will be given to those applicants who have prior experience with the Society as a volunteer or employee. Although we acknowledge receipt of all applications, only those selected for interviews will receive additional notification. Visit NMCRS on the web at E.O.E.