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Program Coordinator I

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Campaign Style Writing Samples required.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Program Coordinator I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department SAS - Women's Global Center

The School of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts and sciences unit at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and is the largest unit at Rutgers with 750 full-time faculty and a vibrant and diverse student body of over 20,000 students. With 80 majors and 69 minors in biological, mathematical, and physical sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences, the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences offers students programs of unparalleled breadth and depth combining excellence in teaching with world-class research.

Arts and Sciences Staff deliver a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator I to report to the Program Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at the School of Arts and Sciences. The position serves as campaigner for the flagship Global Campaign, The 16 days of activism to end-gender based violence, and other campaign initiatives of CWGL. The 16 Days campaign is implemented in 187 countries among 6000+ organizations including grassroots/community organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), national governments and UN agencies. CWGL is the campaigns’ global coordinator. During its next phase, the campaign will shift it focus from awareness to eradication and also have a presence in the US including on college campuses. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Contributes to the development of overarching research on gender-based violence and campaigning strategies to deliver impact.
• Takes the lead on the development and implementation of specific campaigning strategies to support CWGL’s programmatic priorities.
• Manages and coordinate actions on eradicating violence and advancing human rights of women at global, regional and national levels.
• Conducts research, develops campaign tools, maintains and develops networks of national, regional and international NGOs and other external partners.
• Implements the campaign’s global communications strategy; coordinating the establishment of a national U.S. presence for the campaign and conducting evaluations of campaigning strategies and plans.
• Engages in advocacy at the United Nations, International Labor Organization, and other international institution.
• Facilitate meetings with relevant governments open to implementing the campaign and those who need to be influenced on the eradication of violence.
• Coordinates the establishment of a global journalist working group for media advocacy.
• Writes and devises campaigning and other materials for external and internal use, such as reports, annual report, grant proposals, public statements, web features, audio-visual materials and government correspondence, as well as public speaking.
• Completes additional work consistent with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 45854.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 57059.500
Annual Maximum Salary 68265.000
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

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences and/or the humanities, with expertise in human rights, gender or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of campaigning principles and practices.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Familiarity with international policy arenas and at least three to five years’ experience working on campaigns.
• Excellent organizational, time management and computer skills required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and international settings.
• Solid understanding and experience integrating gender, race and other identities from an intersectional perspective.
• Foundation in transnational feminism with relevant experience in eradicating gender-based violence at the national, regional and/or international levels.
• Excellent writing and communications skills are required, e.g., op-eds, briefs, public speaking and social media.
• Requires frequent domestic and foreign travel.
• Record of taking initiative and following through.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Must be a team player.
• Ability to work within a fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree is preferred.
• International experience and fluency in a foreign language and/or American Sign Language, in addition to the English language preferred.
• Worked internationally on campaigns .

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Domestic and International Travel.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2010
Posting Open Date 05/05/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Campaign Style Writing Samples required.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have Program Development experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If Yes, How many years?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 2-4 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Do have Campaigning and/or Advocacy experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If Yes, where?
    • Local
    • National
    • Global
  5. * Do you have Research and/or Writing experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. List of References
Optional Documents