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  • New York, NY
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Assistant Director, Military & Veterans Services

Fordham Veteran’s Initiative, Rose Hill, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Military and Veterans’ Services, the Assistant Director of Military and Veterans’ Services will assist in the development of programs and ongoing on-campus initiatives in support of the military/veteran/dependent/student community.


The Assistant Director plays a pivotal role in supporting military-affiliated students and veterans within our University community. This individual will provide compassionate assistance, guidance, and resources to ensure these students’ successful integration, academic achievement, post-graduation outcomes, and well-being.


We are looking for a mature individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work independently, and someone who will empathize and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds


Essential Functions        

Student Support:

Offers personalized assistance to military-affiliated students and veterans navigating university policies, procedures, and resources.
Provides counseling, mentorship, and advocacy to address this student population’s unique challenges and needs.
Conducts regular check-ins to monitor students’ progress, address concerns, and provide ongoing support throughout their academic journey.
Serves as the advisor to the Student Veterans of America at Fordham (SVAF) Chapter and manages and advises the SVAF on the student veterans’ budget.
Serves as the ombudsperson for the veterans in dealing with the VA benefits, especially regarding benefits and the prompt provision of the scholarship money to which they are entitled.
Program Development and Management:

Oversees the work-study staff and operations of the Veterans Resource Center.
Develops and implements programs and initiatives tailored to the needs of military and veteran students, including transition support, academic success workshops, and social events.
Trains and supervises VA Work-Study students as per the VA guidelines.
Maintains and submits the Work-Study student’s time records and paperwork.
Internal Support and Education:

Conducts outreach activities to increase awareness of available services and resources for military-affiliated students and veterans.
Organizes informational sessions and workshops for faculty, staff, and students to foster understanding and support for this population’s unique experiences and challenges.
Oversees the coordination of administrative tasks related to military and veterans services, including record-keeping, data analysis, and reporting.
Assists in developing and managing the departmental budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to support program goals.
Supports OMVS and its mission connected to ROTC, Alumni Relations, Career Services, Community Engagement, and other programs as needed.
Outreach and transition assistance:

Assists the Director of Military & Veterans’ Higher Education Engagement & Transition with recruiting efforts, including maintaining prospect and lead spreadsheets, engaging with prospective students, attending events, providing research, and collaborating on projects


Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with military-affiliated populations and non-profits, preferably in a higher education setting.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Knowledge of military culture, benefits, and resources available to veterans and military families.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities effectively.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated understanding of the challenges underrepresented groups face in higher education.
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects independently and effectively.
Preferred Qualifications    
Master’s degree preferred in counseling, student affairs, social work, or a related field.
Familiarity with federal and state regulations governing services for military and veteran students (e.g., GI Bill, VA benefits).
Certification or licensure in counseling, social work, or an interest in those fields is a plus.
Military service or affiliation is ideal
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Minimum Starting Salary: $63,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $74,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories