Military and Veterans Services Specialist

Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/31/2021 8:52 PM)
Job ID
Academic Affairs
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Military and Veteran Afffairs


New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, it welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.


New York Tech embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefits the larger world. More than 100,000 alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.


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New York Tech’s Office of Student Life seeks a Military and Veteran Specialist for the New York  campuses. The Military & Veteran Specialist serves as an integral role in the academic, social and professional success of the military and veteran students. Reporting to the Dean of Students, responsibilities include but are not limited to:



Serves as the main point of contact for all military and veteran students enrolled at the New York campuses


Oversee the development and implementation of veteran programs, and operations of the Military and Veterans Affairs Department, including New Student Orientation for military-affiliated students; serve as the Student Veteran Organization advisor.


Assist in the planning of recruitment activities for veterans including, identify military student populations, helping to strategize where to focus (e.g., student profiles, career path) and provide information on the admissions, testing, and enrollment procedures.


Collaborate with departments within Student Engagement and Development as well as campus partners to facilitate the academic and social experience for all military and veteran students.


Lead military social protocol advisor for all military events, ceremonies, observances and DV/VIP visitors/guests and develop and maintain strategic partnerships with

military/veteran, city/ state/ federal agencies, local community resources, legislative leaders and organizations.


Provide initial front door, specialized customer service to active members of the military, veterans, their eligible dependents; develop, maintain, and disseminate informational and instructional handouts to assist military students with understanding and applying for benefits, and maintain eligibility; counsel students on their potential eligibility for various chapters of the GI Bill and assist with coordination of military benefits with financial aid; assist active military students with applying and utilizing Tuition Assistance (TA) through the Department of Defense (DoD).


Develop awareness programs and workshops to educate faculty and staff on Veteran issues as they relate to higher education.


Manage student caseload, including documenting coaching sessions and interactions; maintain files accordingly, maintain accurate, organized, completed, and detailed records, and develop and maintain reports as required or assigned.


Establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures.


Provide advocacy and assistance in support of student issues and challenges.


Recruit, train, and supervise military and veteran student workers


Attend training sessions and conferences in order to stay informed of new programs and updates relative to veterans’ educational benefits.


Related project assistance and duties as assigned.






An Associates’ degree is required a Bachelors’ degree is preferred.


Experience in academic advising, academic coaching, military & veteran cultural competency, direct student development services for non-traditional, at-risk, and first-generation college students is required.


Military service, military affiliated (spouse or dependent), teaching, counseling is preferred. 


Strong personal accountability and attention to detail.


Ability to work independently and collaboratively.



 Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration




New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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