Associate Director

Posting Details

Job # 036906 Department Code 31301-0097 Department Institute for Veterans and Military Families Job Title Associate Director Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The IVMF is seeking an energetic and experienced individual to serve as an Associate Director, for Entrepreneurship to support the Arsenal portfolio- which currently includes eleven national programs and, the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business ( CVOB ). The Associate Director position is designed to support the growing Entrepreneurship and Small business portfolio and will assist the Director in the development of tools, resources, programming, and thought leadership to advance the state of veteran and military spouse owned businesses. Key Responsibilities include increasing partnerships, enhancing the entrepreneurship ecosystem, growing opportunities for veteran and military family businesses in the public marketplace as suppliers to the private sector and in supply chains, capital readiness, driving knowledge and publications around challenges and resources for military connected entrepreneurs and designing and building mechanisms to track metrics and progress across mission area. The selected individual will also assist in grant, proposal and contract development and support the IVMF Team focused on veteran and military spouse employment issues and programs. This position reports directly to the Director of Entrepreneurship and Small Business


• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Four (4) plus years’ professional experience.

• Requires experience with small business management and collaboration building.

• Experience in military and veteran issues, challenges and needs, either gained through developing and/or managing veteran related programs and and/or military experience.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Extensive knowledge of small business and entrepreneurship.

• Experience in project management, strategic planning, and coordination of services.

• Experience building and delivering educational programs.

• Preference given to those with a military service connection, or who have worked with veteran, military, and/or family stakeholders, universities or think-tanks, and familiarity with related government programs and services for veterans and their families.


• Assist with developing and cultivating partnerships with key stakeholders (private sector companies, businesses, and NGO’s) to help identify, develop, and disseminate opportunities for veterans and military family businesses in the public marketplace.

• Coordinate and monitor IVMFs entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio and work to develop and implement new project management tools and processes.

• Assists in the research, cataloging, and development of key veteran small business programs and supports for transitioning service members, veterans, and spouses to build their business.

• Plan and coordinate entrepreneurship related meetings, workshops, and special convening events for the military connected ecosystem.

• Manage the coordination and execution of the entrepreneurship and small business portfolios part of the overall IVMFs strategic plan,

• Measure and evaluate benchmarks and means required to support the achievement of goals.

• Collaborate with the IVMF staff to support and disseminate information to partners and stakeholders on leading practices in veteran employment and supply.

• Assist with the development of an overall marketing strategy and initiatives, including presentation opportunities, conferences, social media and collateral needs.

• In coordination with communications team execute marketing strategy and initiatives, including presentations, brochures, press releases, social media, and other promotional materials.

• Manage database of CVOB Partner and Member business profiles.

• Develop, support, and promote veteran business engagement initiatives.

• Cultivate, assist, and pursue sponsors, funding, and grant opportunities in coordination with the Director.

• Assist in managing budget and ensuring all financial objectives are met.

• Partner with faculty, administrators, and staff, as well as business and industry, education, NGOs, and other stakeholders to write and seek grant and contract funding.

• Develop and maintain up to date website information for partner and member profiles.

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 nearly 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 and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 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.


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.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 04/06/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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