Career Transition Specialist

Wounded Warrior Project

Date: 1 week ago
City: New York, NY
Salary: $58,880 - $88,320 / year
Contract type: Full time
Wounded Warrior Project
Great benefits. Competitive pay. We know these are some of the things people look for in a job

But if you’re the kind of person who also cares about making an impact and serving our nation’s wounded warriors and their families, then you’re exactly the kind of person we’re looking for. When you join Wounded Warrior Project, you’re committing to making a difference. We make a commitment to you too – helping you to find that spark, ignite your passion to serve, and embark on a career with meaning and purpose

At Wounded Warrior Project we recognize our mission cannot be accomplished without our talented teammates, which is why we’re proud to offer benefits such as:

  • A flexible hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days’ work from home)

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage for both teammates AND family members

  • Competitive pay and performance incentives

  • A fun, mission focused and collaborative team environment

A mission that matters is just the beginning, so if you’re ready to get started, we’re ready for you.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Career Transition Specialist for the Warriors to Work Program provides career transition guidance to warriors and helps prepare them to obtain gainful employment and meaningful career opportunities, with the objective of helping them secure rewarding and successful careers leading to long-term financial security and financial wellness for themselves and their families


  • Provide services to warriors and their family members for career development including resume and cover letter building, effective interviewing skills, networking, managing expectations, job placement, and career mentoring.

  • Overcome barriers to employment by helping warriors translate their military skillsets, develop their skills, and establish a personal brand, leading to gainful, meaningful employment.

  • Support employers by connecting them with qualified candidates. Develop long-lasting relationships with employers at the local level to ensure high quality, responsive service delivery.

  • Provide employers with information and education about service-connected injuries and with military skills translation. Facilitate the establishment of best practices for veteran hiring.

  • Develop and host employment workshops for warriors, e.g. career guidance, skills development, and employer hiring events. Conduct web-based online training and presentations as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with WWP program teammates to increase awareness of Warriors to Work programs and services.

  • Establish strong professional relationships with employers, veteran service organizations (VSOs), community organizations, local military installations, and with vocational training, certification, and placement organizations.

  • Effectively communicate the WWP mission, vision, and values, and the importance of WWP programs, specifically the Warriors to Work program.

  • Track and report all career-related interactions and outcomes with warriors and their family members using Salesforce.

  • Conduct periodic post-job placement check-ins with employers, warriors, and family members providing support as appropriate to help ensure sustained employment.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated understanding of relationship management and partnering. Well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse individuals.

  • Strong networking skills to build working relationships with community leaders including employers, VSOs, military, and vocational and training organizations.

  • High energy level. Self- starter; willing to take initiative.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and delivering training.

  • Effective organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, assignments, and priorities within deadlines.

  • Effective presentation and public speaking skills. Effective group facilitation skills. Confident communicator with demonstrated ability to present information effectively to large audiences, small groups, and individuals.

  • Demonstrated success leading, coaching, and mentoring individuals. Team-oriented with a desire to engage with others on day-to-day activities.

  • Well-developed critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and influence change.

  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office produces, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.

  • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.



  • Five years of experience providing full-cycle recruiting, job development, or career coaching.


  • Three years of experience working with or supporting military or veteran populations, especially assisting them to find gainful employment.

  • Three years of recruitment experience in a corporate environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of applicable education, training, certification, and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business management.



  • Valid state-issued driver’s license.


  • Professional certification in human resources, e.g., PHR.


  • General office environment; temperature controlled

  • Routinely uses standard office equipment, e.g., copiers, phones, computers, filing cabinets

  • Sitting for extended periods

  • 10% travel

We recognize the success of our mission depends on the efforts of our passionate, hard-working teammates. To help teammates remain focused on the warriors and families we serve, WWP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical/Prescription drug, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. WWP also offers a 401(k) retirement plan, a competitive PTO package, Sick Leave, Family Care Leave, Paid Holidays, Birthday Holiday, Education Assistance, and Bereavement Leave

For New York Applicants: The estimated hiring range for this position is between $58,880 - $88,320 annual base salary, subject to a candidate’s combination of experience, qualifications, and credentials. This position may also be eligible for an annual performance incentive

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Wounded Warrior Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law

Please note:

Wounded Warrior Project is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms without a written search agreement in place. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Wounded Warrior Project via email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Wounded Warrior Project in any form without a valid written search agreement in place will be deemed the sole property of Wounded Warrior Project, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Wounded Warrior Project as a result of the referral or through other means."

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