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Battalion Officer

Company: SUNY Maritime College
Location: Bronx
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description:
SUNY Maritime College is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and Midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:
Regimental Battalion Officers are the direct advisors and mentors to the cadet officers in their respective battalions. They oversee the training and provide the necessary support to these cadet officers, and to all the cadets assigned to their battalion. The Regimental Battalion Officer models appropriate character and strong ethics through disciplined behavior and professional appearance as a representative of SUNY Maritime College.
The job entails the daily shaping and leadership development of the future leaders of global industries including the Maritime transportation and key business sectors. As such, this position requires the individual to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance, as well as actively leading and managing the development and maturation of the Regimental Cadets. This position requires the ability to consistently, unemotionally, and without any deference to a particular individual, apply the standards of behavior outlined in the Regimental policies and those of the broader College in a fair and consistent manner. Incumbent must be comfortable administering demerits, conducting counseling, and assigning extra duty or other such discipline at events known as Captain's Mast.
Description of Duties:


  • Coordinate and effectively implement regulations and programs that assist in the daily operations at the Battalion-level leadership in concert with over-arching Regimental missions and objectives.
  • Assist, direct, advise and mentor the activities of the cadet officers of the respective battalions
  • Oversee the conduct and performance of his/her respective battalions and the cadets assigned, including watch-standing, discipline
  • Serve as liaison between the Regiment and academia, professional development programs, and student services for the cadets assigned to their battalion.
  • Conduct/oversee weekly Mast proceedings as directed by the Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensure that cadet officers are accountable for the actions and morale of the cadets in their charge,
  • Oversee performance of routine administrative functions such as conduct inspections, draft and edit regulations and policies; develop training plans and precisely maintain key records such as demerit counts or outcomes of Captain's Mast
  • When necessary, work with the Dean of Admissions to recruit potential students. Attends or ensures Regimental Staff coverage at Open Houses and other events to make presentations designed to showcase the College and, in particular, the Regiment
  • As directed by supervisors and administrative authorities, participate in the Summer Sea Term training program.
  • Responsible for supervising various aspects of training and cadet affairs while on Summer Sea Term, such as breathalyzing for alcohol use, supervision of liberty and other duties as assigned.
  • Stands Regimental or ship watch (requires appropriate qualification) as assigned during Summer Sea Term.
  • Involved in the training activities associated with Title IX.
  • Supports the operations of the Regiment and/or other duties as assigned by the Commandant of the Regiment or the College President
  • Develop the leadership and military training programs for the battalion
  • Work in alignment with the Dean of Admissions to effectively recruit potential students (license and non-license programs) for SUNY Maritime.
  • Academic responsibility, up to six credits per semester
    Requirements:
    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Prior military experience or valid US Coast Guard license as 3rd Mate or 3rd Assistant Engineer
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks; demonstrated organizational skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong desire to work in a student-oriented environment in higher education
    • Microsoft skills, including Word, Power Point and Excel
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license and Transportation Worker's Identification Card (TWIC) and passport for international travel

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Knowledge of maritime industry
      • Previous experience in education, state or large city system
      • STCW '95 qualification
      • 2-3 years comparable industry or sailing experience

        Maritime College is committed to further strengthening its inclusive campus community, one that comprises a diverse faculty, student body, and staff. Maritime College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, and members of underrepresented groups.

        Additional Information:
        Classification/Salary Range: The Battalion Officer is a United University Professions (UUP) calendar year appointment. The anticipated salary range for the position is $65,000 - $70,000 annually, based on qualifications, with an outstanding benefits package. For additional information, please see the .
        Review of applications to commence immediately and will conclude when position is filled.
        Special Notes: This is a 12-month academic year appointment UUP position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.
        The position often requires working a non-traditional schedule in order to accommodate the operational needs of the College and requires some travel.
        The employee is required to furnish (at his or her own expense) and maintain a full complement of appropriate uniforms in excellent condition. The typical daily work routine, as well as official College functions, requires the wear of appropriate uniforms and organizational clothing. Individual may be designated escort for dignitaries and must be able to present outstanding professional appearance, demeanor and knowledge of protocol at all times.
        Due the requirements of the rigorous life style at sea and ashore associated with the Regiment, the individual must meet the campuses physical and medical requirements, and must be adaptable to a life at sea which can be associated with certain hazards.
        The Regiment of Cadets follows a military organizational structure and consists of the necessary command and staff cadets to lead and administer the cadet regiment composed of three battalions. Each battalion consists of two companies. The regimental organization for the Summer Sea Term follows a basic merchant ship arrangement modified for training purposes. It is divided into deck and engine departments. Each department is divided into three divisions for watch, maintenance and training purposes. Administrative assistants and technical specialty Cadet Officers provide training opportunities and are necessary for supporting the operation of the training ship.
        The Summer Sea Term is a 70 to 75-day training program aboard the College's training ship that includes 60 days at sea with visits to European and Mediterranean ports. It is a requirement for the incumbent to annually participate, unless expressly waived by the Master of the Training Ship and the Commandant of the Regiment due to some unusual circumstance.
        Budget Title: Battalion OfficerLocal Title: Battalion OfficerLine #: 00584
        SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: .
        SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.
        SUNY Maritime is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.
        Pursuant to , no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .
        If you need a disability related accommodation, please call The Office of Human Resource Services at (718) 409-7303. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7350. It can also be viewed on line by selecting University Police at www.sunymaritime.edu.

        Application Instructions:
        Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Applicants are asked to submit the following:

        • Cover letter
        • Resume/CV
        • Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence
        • Names and contact information of three professional references

          Returning Applicants - to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.PI199894018

Keywords: SUNY Maritime College, New Rochelle , Battalion Officer, Other , Bronx, New York

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