• Director of Military and Veteran Affairs

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/22/2018 11:15 AM)
    Job ID
    Academic Affairs
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.


    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.



    NYIT’s Office of Academic Affairs seeks a Director of Military and Veteran Affairs for our New York campuses.  The office for this position is located at the New York City (Manhattan) campus. 




    • Identify military student populations and help strategize where we should focus (e.g., student profiles, career paths).
    • Research the veteran-career transition process, with a focus on identifying transferable skills and capabilities gained through military service.
    • Assess current programs for fit with the veteran market (e.g., content, structure) and current student recruitment, onboarding, services, and transition/career services capabilities in line with target market.
    • Evaluate findings and recommendations of an executive summary with detailed analysis/documentation of interviews/process flows, as well as a high-level transformation plan.


    Execute findings/recommendations – Plan, coordinate and implement events, workshops and outreach; Plan, develop, facilitate and collaborate with departments to deliver a wide range of workshops on topics such as orientations, college application, prior learning evaluation, registration, student success, scholarship application sessions and provide referrals to on and off campus resources.  




    • Implement innovative programs and partnerships to promote education and career pathways for veterans.
    • Develop and lead facilitated discussions in the area of military and veteran issues.
    • Advise Career Services on the creation of an employment pipeline for student veterans.
    • Elevate support for transparency/accountability of student veteran retention and on-time graduation rates.
    • Lead Military social protocol advisor for all military events, ceremonies, observances and DV/VIP (Distinguished Visitor/VIP) visitors/guests.
    • Build coalition to maintain Military Friendly Institution (Gold) and Military Employer Friendly Status/Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion Program.
    • Coordinate incoming student Veterans intake system including initial application, VA disability rating/accommodations, course enrollment/degree completion, management of VA certification process, VA work-study, graduation, and support of transitional activities.
    • Establish Apprenticeship program in accordance with Presidential Executive Order signed June 15, 2017.


    Community Engagement and Recruitment:


    • Work with Admissions, Human Resources and Academic Affairs on recruiting veterans/military students, staff and faculty.
    • Foster sense of community & school identity through coordination of co-curricular & curricular events.
    • Help with preparation, editing & distribution of marketing materials.
    • Promote program offerings on social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn).
    • Play an active role in increasing yield rates by meeting with students individually & in groups.
    • Assist in the development an active alumni network/community.
    • Provide leads to the Development Office that will result in non-tuition revenue.
    • Assist with efforts to raise money for scholarship support.
    • Serve as chief point of contact for all military and veterans at NYIT.




    • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with military/veteran, city/ state/ federal agencies, local community resources, legislative leaders and organizations.
    • Serve as the Student Veteran Organization advisor.





    • The Director will be based out of NYIT’s New York City campus but will need to attend meetings at the NYIT Long Island (Old Westbury) campus when necessary.
    • Local travel required to fulfill outreach initiatives.



    • A Bachelor's Degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred.


    • Prior experience working with active duty or retired military and veteran groups and 5 years of related experience is required.


    • A currently serving or honorably discharged veteran is preferred.


    • Ability to balance multiple priorities, work independently, a self-starter and be able to respond appropriately to the veteran students’ needs.



    Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three references.  To assure full consideration, please submit your application by October 9, 2018. 




    Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 


    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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