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Research Project Assistant

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Research Project Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department School of Social Work

Rutgers School of Social Work prepares passionate, committed students to become global leaders in the field. As one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded schools of social work, we offer students nationally recognized faculty, rigorous academics, and unbeatable real-world experience.

Our programs prepare graduates to serve society in clinical, academic, government, non-profit, and corporate settings throughout the world.

We offer flexible, affordable BASW, MSW, DSW, Ph.D. degree and continuing education programs at each of Rutgers’ three campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden). Classes for our Intensive Weekend MSW program are held in Bordentown, Jersey City, Mays Landing, and Parsippany. We also offer our MSW degree in a variety of online formats. Our students study abroad in Romania, Israel, China, and Mexico.

Our faculty members are a dynamic community of leaders — tenured professors advancing the field of social work through original, published research, and professors of teaching and professional practice and part-time lecturers actively working in local communities and bringing those experiences into the classroom. Our dedicated staff members work on cutting edge research, training, student support, continuing education, alumni support, and many other invaluable areas.

Founded in 1766 and located in the heart of the New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania region, Rutgers University has always offered students a top-notch, affordable education. As a part of Rutgers since 1954, the School of Social Work carries on that tradition, turning passionate, committed students into leaders who serve society in policy, academic, clinical, and corporate settings.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Assistant for The School of Social Work. This position assists with programmatic details on the “Enhancing Victim Services Throughout Rutgers University” project and the SMART Project at the Center on Violence Against Women & Children at the School of Social Work.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Supports preparation of reports and other documents for funding agencies. Assists with compiling tracking data and program statistics.
• Assists with pulling together reports, presentations, and consultation needs on a quick deadline.
• Carries out routine and non-routine tasks with review of work outputs by supervisor.
• Supports VAWC through compiling statistics, data, maintaining deadlines, and preparing presentations.
• Assists with data collection for monthly and quarterly reports.
• Supports work completed by partner groups and supervisors.
• Supports projects through ordering supplies, collecting timesheets, and reserving meeting space.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 40026.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 49768.500
Annual Maximum Salary 59511.000
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 bachelor’s degree in a social science or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must successfully complete Rutgers University Human Subjects Certification Program (CITI) within two weeks of employment.
• Experience in an administrative function, good communication skills, and computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preferred to have an understanding of issues related to violence against women and children.

Equipment Utilized

• The position requires the regular use of a computer and expertise with the following software: Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) Microsoft Internet Explorer.
• In addition, a working knowledge of client software is needed.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3194
Posting Open Date 09/14/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
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