Assistant Director of Admissions II

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

ID: 7237709
Posted: April 19, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
The Assistant Director for Student Veteran and Military Recruiting manages and oversees recruitment activities by developing and implementing strategic plans to recruit transfer, Veteran, current military personnel, and military family member students to Syracuse University. This position serves as the campus-wide resource providing expertise, guidance and support to the University, College, and School recruiting efforts, admissions, and financial aid offices and prepares reports regarding recruitment and admission of Veterans, currently serving military students, and family members. The Assistant Director develops and implements a transfer and Veteran recruiting training strategy designed to train Syracuse University field recruiters nationally and globally.
Valid driver’s license required.
Valid passport required.
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred).
Three (3+) plus years of recruiting or equivalent experience in a four-year private university setting.
Experience working with military and veteran populations preferred.
Prior/Current Active-Duty Military, Reserve, National Guard service or military spouse preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
Understanding of Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) and Chapter 33 (GI Bill) benefits.
Understanding of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Army Green-to-Gold, Air Force Senior Enlisted Leadership Commissioning Program or similar programs.
Strong organizational, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of higher education and student support services and programs.
Computer literacy required, particularly Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong knowledge of advanced sourcing techniques such as social media.
Assist in developing and implementing a strategic plan to recruit Veterans, currently serving military personnel, and military family members to attend Syracuse University.
Represent and appropriately market the University at conventions, job fairs, education fairs, military bases, community colleges, and other such venues.
Serves as university lead for growing and maintaining Operation Veteran Promise; a program to guarantee admission to high school students who enlist in the Active Duty military and successfully complete their first term of enlistment.
Communicate Syracuse University’s value proposition for transfer, veterans, currently serving military personnel, and military family members to drive candidate interest in Syracuse University.
Travel to regional and international sites to establish and maintain recruitment efforts.
Review undergraduate applications for admission from veteran and military-connected applicants as well as other applications for admission as assigned.
Serve as a resource for those reviewing graduate and law school applications from veteran and military-connected applicants.
Work with University Marketing and Communications and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs in development of print and web-based materials for recruiting veterans, currently-serving military personnel, and military family members to be used by University, College, and School recruiters and admissions personnel.
Such materials may include, but not be limited to, brochures, websites, marketing materials (print, digital, broadcast), and social media platforms.
Such material may include, but not be limited to, recruiting products and materials to attract applicant and help prospective and admitted students navigate admissions, financial aid, and housing.
Help ensure materials are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Oversee all programmatic activities for the recruitment of transfer, veteran, military, and family member students.
Maintain records, initiate research, and prepare reports regarding recruitment and admission of veterans, currently serving military personnel, and military family members to matriculate in undergraduate and graduate degree and non-degree programs in all Syracuse University Colleges and Schools.
Track and analyzes effectiveness of marketing initiatives and admission activities.
Conduct research to identify additional ways to reach target group and referral resources.
Additional recruitment tasks assigned by the Director of Transfer and Veteran Admissions
Serve as a member of the admissions team supporting on and off campus recruitment activities
Physical Requirements
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.