Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director of The Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, the Senior Advisor (SA) will support the strategic growth and national programmatic impact of the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (Center). The SA is expected to be a leader in the veteran transition space and will inform the Center as it plays a central role in the national conversation by building a platform that transforms the tools available to service members as they make the transition to higher education, new careers and civilian life. Key duties include: i) develop strategic relationships with national public and private sector leaders in the veteran space; ii) lead ground-breaking research that informs the Center's programs and substantively impacts the national conversation around veteran transition and civilian-military relations more broadly; and iii) provide strategic advice and counsel to Center leadership on the continued growth, development and impact of the Center's vision, mission and programs.
Develop Strategic Relationships: Develop and manage key relationships and partnerships with major public and private sector institutions and leaders in the veteran space. (35%)
Develop areas of collaboration with government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, The White House, and Congress.
Ensure that the Center is represented at any major and influential national veteran-related conference or meeting and help position the Center as a leader in the veteran space.
Create and grow support from foundations, individuals, veteran support organizations and corporations.
Meet with departmental leaders, students, faculty, program leadership, alumni, and other schools/programs at CU that could be potential partners.
Conduct Research: Lead ground-breaking research that will inform the Center's programs. Develop and execute a communications strategy to broadcast and publicize research with the goal of substantively impacting the national conversation regarding Veterans transitions into higher education. (30%)
Develop and manage relationships with research-based partners and institutions. Lead the development, execution and publication/findings of all research conducted.
Ensure that all research conducted integrates data from current Center programming if appropriate and informs/directs future Center programming.
Lead outreach efforts to disseminate research nationally.
Provide Strategic Counsel: Provide strategic advice and counsel to Center leadership on the continued growth, development and impact of the Center's vision, mission and programs.(35%)
Review and provide feedback on the curriculum development of Center programs.
Assist with preparation, editing and distribution of Center messaging, branding, marketing materials and media.
Assist with the development of an Advisory Board and Executive Management Committee.
COMPLETES ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED OR REQUESTED
General Minimum Qualifications: - Advanced Degree desirable - Four to six years of related experience - Six or more years of military related experience or experience working with veteran services organizations required. - Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation - Knowledge of organizations, programs and fundraising strategies unique to the veteran's community - Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills required. - Strong written and oral communications skills - Strong public speaking ability
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.