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Senior Program Administrator

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Program Administrator
Job Category Staff & Executive - Education and Training
Department GSAPP - Dean's Office

At the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, we provide the nation’s highest quality doctoral education and training, which develops outstanding practitioners and fosters personal leadership to advance the practice and field of professional psychology. Since the establishment of our Psychological Clinic in 1929 and the school’s founding in 1974, we have become the “gold standard” in the education and training of qualified and competent direct-service psychologists.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is currently implementing the Efficacy of Paraprofessional Behavior Support Coaching for Elementary School Students with Externalizing Behavior Disorders Project, a U.S. Department of Education – Institute of Education Sciences (IES) sponsored grant. Paraprofessionals are among the most prevalent providers of classroom-based behavioral interventions for students. However, they often have very little training or job-embedded support in behavior management. This gap in paraprofessional training is alarming, given potential academic and behavior risks associated with externalizing behavior disorders. To provide sufficient behavioral supports for students, paraprofessionals and others who deliver in-classroom services are in dire need of additional on-the-job training. Rutgers University have prioritized the implementation of a randomized control trial to evaluate the impact of an existing coaching approach, behavior support coaching for paraprofessionals (BSC-P), in supporting paraprofessionals in the implementation of data-driven interventions that lead to positive outcomes for students.

The Project team is seeking a Senior Program Administrator to train and monitor school-based paraprofessionals on an evidence-based intervention models and assessment system. This project’s uses data to identify the needs of student with externalizing behavior disorders, set goals, tailor interventions and supports to meet student needs, and measure intervention fidelity and progress towards goals. This project is building its school implementation team and is seeking Senior Program Administrators to lead, implement and evaluate the project components with school-based teams in approximately 80 participating schools throughout the duration of the project.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Interprets, communicates, and implements policies to lead professional development in multiple schools in the project.
• Travels to their assigned districts as often as five days per week to coordinate project implementation with school based teams.
• Uses train-the-trainer models to train school-based teams (teachers, and paraprofessionals) on the various components of this project.
• Provides oversight, ongoing support, and collaborative coaching in both individual and group settings with school based teams.
• Communicates with the project leadership Team at Rutgers University. In doing so, they will provide feedback from participating schools regarding the project components.
• Travels among participating school districts conducting evaluations and providing training.
• Trains and provides oversight of school-based teams on the components of the project as they relate to behavior intervention and (BSC-P) implementation.
• Delivers presentations, and application-based (hands-on) behavior interventions to district school personnel.
• Provides direct consultation, technical assistance, and trains in support to both individuals and groups within school district partners.
• Progress monitoring of school-based teams activities related to the implementation of the project.
• Develops, restructures, and provides of professional development for effective coaching and data-based decision making for externalizing behavior interventions.
• Designs and implements effective coaching trainings for individual and group settings.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 60266.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 75084.000
Annual Maximum Salary 89902.000
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

• Bachelor’s Degree required in education, or in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
• At least 5 years of school teaching and/or administration experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree.
• Training and experience in implementing behavior interventions and supports in schools.
• New Jersey teacher certification is desired.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

• Coaches will be based out of Piscataway, NJ as part of the Rutgers University Project Team.
• They will be required to travel to their assigned districts as often as five days per week to coordinate project implementation with school based teams.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2807
Posting Open Date 08/04/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Piscataway, NJ

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:

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