Veteran Project Coordinator

Job description

Category:: Research Foundation
Department:: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Jul 18, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time

About SUNY Oswego:

The purpose of 'Combat to Careers'(C2C) is to support the campus to career transition of student veterans using evidence-based Customized Employment (CE) assessment and job development practices; engaging employers and other partners for apprenticeships, jobs and supportive services; and implementing strategies for future sustainability and replication. This project will assist veteran students with disabilities to obtain full or part-time employment through Customized Employment (CE) and Career Pathways (CP)-based apprenticeships and disability-related support services over the two-year project. It includes services for female veterans with disabilities who often resist male-oriented veteran services and face unique challenges and have unemployment rates generally higher than their male peers (Disabled American Veterans, 2016). C2C will demonstrate how targeted outreach and female veteran-specific employment and supportive services help veterans identify and achieve their job and career preferences, while overcoming their disability-related employment barriers. The project will incorporate the institution's Veteran Services, Disability and Career Services, and faculty, and employers and employer associations, the VA, and New York (NY) State Vocational Rehabilitation, and other partners. C2C is led by Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute with SUNY Oswego as a partner.

Job Description:

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Research Foundation for SUNY) located at the State University of New York at Oswego, invites applications for a 12 month, part-time Veteran Project Coordinator. While this position is affiliated with the campus of SUNY Oswego this is a Research Foundation and a Division of Extended Learning position, NOT a New York State position.

Posting Date: July 18, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Research Foundation at SUNY Oswego provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time Research Foundation staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment: Pending Funding Availability

Description of Responsibilities: The Veteran Project Coordinator (VPC) is the primary interface between student veterans with disabilities enrolled in Combat-2-Careers (C2C) program to secure part or full-time jobs.

The VPC will be trained on the essential principles and practices of Customized and Supported Employment (CE/SE) and will assist veteran job-seekers in creating their CE 'Discovery Profile' that serves as a map and timetable for attainment of their preferred jobs, or for an apprenticeship. Throughout the process the VPC will serve as a veteran peer mentor, assisting C2C participants before, during, and after acquiring a job to provide disability and employment-related assistance and support.

The VCP has the important function of assisting the college-designated C2C Veteran & Military Services Coordinator and Cornell team in creating on and off-campus veteran disability, academic and employment services and supports, conducting presentations on the project, disseminating information, and assisting in developing employer partnerships. A primary component of the VCP's responsibilities is to coordinate a comprehensive and collaborative campus-wide effort to maximize the recruitment, retention, and graduation of veterans. Specific activities include:

  • Help create an on-campus Partner Advisory Group for C2C project to provide personal insight to project
  • Provide input into veteran students' online and in-person curricula
  • Assist with input on female veteran-specific criteria and needs
  • Help with implementing outreach and marketing efforts for C2C project
  • Share input on finalizing veteran student curricula
  • Conduct veteran employment Job Club discussion sessions and other veteran roundtable discussions
  • Help integrate new materials for female veterans
  • Assist C2C project staff to develop/implement summer intensive workshops
  • Provide assistance in data management of student veteran demographics and reporting other project activities for semi-annual project reporting
  • Assist in identifying area employers in the development/framework for apprenticeships
  • Assist in securing apprenticeship and job placements of veterans to meet project goals
  • Arrange and participate follow-up meetings with college leadership in preparation of expanded distance learning throughout the college/university systems
  • Provide input into outreach for project replication throughout the college/university systems


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or relevant higher education experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of veteran affairs and workforce development systems
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous military service or experience preferred
  • Experience giving formal presentations or facilitating workshops
  • Experience working with diverse compositions of student populations
  • Experience working with student veterans in the areas of mentoring, advising, and vocational counseling
  • Ability and experience to handle complex and sensitive issues
  • Proven ability to perform multi-tasks, meet deadlines, and establish/maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of reasonable accommodations, database management and development of marketing materials.

Additional Information:

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to: [email protected] or 315-312-2888.

If you have any questions about the position, please email: Greg Ketcham, Search Chair [email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

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Posted: 7/24/2019
Application Due: 11/13/2019
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