Are you committed to helping military students invest in their career development and find meaningful employment as they transition from higher education to the workforce? This might be the perfect opportunity for you!
Who we are
Virtual Veterans Communities builds and hosts communities and services for veterans who are going back to college and upskilling for the civilian workforce.
Who we need
VVC seeks a Military Transition & Career Counselor for The New School (TNS) Veterans Initiative. In this role, the Counselor will serve as a member of the Veterans Initiative team, reporting to the director.
Summary of Duties
Coach military connected students on how best to plan their post-educational careers and find meaningful employment.
Develop and execute a plan for sustained and consistent outreach to military-connected students throughout their time at The New School
Coach & guide students through the job search process, resume development, and interview preparation
Collaborate with TNS Center for Career Development and employer representatives to host career-focused events for military-connected students
Develop and maintain relationships with a dedicated list of priority recruiters and hiring managers who focus on hiring students with military backgrounds
Identify and communicate third-party resources and events for military students
Partner with university department heads, faculty, and Veterans Initiative colleagues to provide program specific opportunities
Act as the Veteran Initiative’s liaison to the National Association of Career Educators (NACE) and/or related professional groups
Provide excellent customer service to students in accordance with the mission and purpose of TNS
Partner with Veterans Initiative staff and the broader VVC team to deliver exceptional services to our military-connected students
In some cases, work some evenings or weekends to meet the needs of our students
This is a hybrid role, with work expected to be performed on campus at The New School in New York City 2-3 days per week and remotely otherwise. Additionally, travel to other locations connected to TNS and to military-connected sites may occasionally be required
Why join VVC?
VVC is a thriving organization, purpose-built to serve veterans and their family members who are attending universities and making a transition to civilian employment
Work alongside dedicated, talented team members who want you to succeed
VVC clients sign multi-year contracts, so it’s lower risk for everyone on the team
Competitive pay and benefits
Other important details
The New School enrolls 100+ Veterans, active duty service members, and dependents
VVC is a distributed organization. We have team members as far away as California and New Zealand
VVC is an equal opportunity employer
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
It’s pretty simple:
Significant experience providing career counseling to military-connected students
Significant experience planning and executing initiatives related to career development for military-connected students
Significant experience acting as a principal liaison to recruiters interested in hiring military students
Significant experience collaborating with departmental and cross-functional colleagues in a range of university settings
Proficient skills and working knowledge of cloud-based and computer software systems including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and team communication applications
About Virtual Veterans Communities at The New School
Virtual Veterans Communities helps universities provide exceptional experiences to their military-connected students. Veterans, active duty service members, and their families have a unique background - and a unique set of challenges - relative to other students. Universities acknowledge these challenges but struggle to provide the consistently high level of differentiated support that veterans deserve.
We improve veterans’ educational experiences by providing digital communities that bring military-connected students together and closer to their universities. We also provide specialized student coaching to improve student onboarding and career outcomes. On the administrative side, we provide and assist with marketing and partner management. And, we offer assessments of university services for veterans.
While we specialize in creating and managing virtual centers for military-connected students, our primary goal is simply to help veterans have better educational experiences. We are inveterate learners, always looking for people who can teach us something new. So please, drop us a line, and let’s talk.