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Senior Program Coordinator

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Program Coordinator
Job Category Staff & Executive - Residence Life
Department Rutgers Residence Life

Rutgers Residence Life has a strong commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. We are committed to creating and maintaining safe and inclusive communities that welcome and accept students of all identities. Our greatest resource in Rutgers Residence Life is our staff; they offer capital in the areas of knowledge, experience, skill sets and expertise. We are rich in staff diversity and we are committed to the development of skills and talents of all levels of staff.

Our goals are to provide residence hall communities which complement the academic mission of the university, by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success; respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and supporting the holistic development of all of our students. We work towards engaging the students’ interests, expanding their knowledge, and increasing their social awareness and sense of responsibility. We believe that cross-cultural and intercultural experiences enrich our halls and are central to the residential experience.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator for Rutgers Residence Life. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Training and Personnel and is responsible for the training and development of 65 full time professional staff, 30 graduate staff and approximately 300 undergraduate staff working in the Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway-based Residence Life program housing over 16,000 students. The coordinator’s primary responsibility is to coordinate staff training and professional development programs created and implemented within the department of Residence Life. Among the key duties are the following:

• Responsible for the development, oversight and implementation of a comprehensive training curriculum for all levels of staff, inclusive of the RA course for undergraduate staff provided in the fall and spring semesters.
• Creates professional development opportunities that encompass a variety of types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from seminars, workshops, and conferences to informal learning opportunities situated in practice.
• Looks to create a culture of commitment to professional development for every staff member in the department.
• Leads and coordinate on-going assessment and evaluation processes for all training programs provided year round to the staff.
• Develops of staff manuals that will consist of all information provided and communicated through all training programs.
• Conducts a needs assessment for training and professional development and based on that assessment.
• Performs outreach initiatives to the various staff and lastly provide the training that will meet those needs.
• Chairs and oversees the Training and Professional Development Committees and projects and initiatives that are created and implemented within committee work.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 52557.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65441.500
Annual Maximum Salary 78326.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• A Master’s degree in Student Affairs administration, College Student Personnel or a closely related field is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and manage several responsibilities at the same time.
• Demonstrated ability to build positive, collaborative working relationships.
• Skilled in the actual conducting of training sessions for staff.
• Experience and demonstrated skill facilitating training sessions and/or presenting programs.

Preferred Qualifications

• 2 years of full-time experience in Residence Life or Housing, a demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff, experience implementing and facilitating training and professional development programs, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills are preferred

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1685
Posting Open Date 03/24/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not yet: Degree in progress
  2. * How many years of full-time professional experience do you have in students affairs?
    • 0-1
    • 2-4
    • 5-8
    • 8+

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. List of References