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Senior Program Administrator

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Program Administrator
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department GSAPP-Inclusive Schools Proj

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

The Center for Applied Psychology, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education, is providing select schools the opportunity to participate in the School Climate Transformation Project (SCTP). SCTP is designed to provide training and technical assistance to schools on school climate assessment, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of a school climate implementation plan.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Administrator for the School Climate Transformation Project (SCTP). The School Climate Improvement and Evaluation Specialist manages implementation of an ongoing evaluation of the School Climate Transformation Project and provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to participating NJ schools. SCTP is a partnership with the NJ Department of Education.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Develops and implements protocols for evaluation activities, including data collection, management, and analysis.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to participating schools on school climate assessment and the development, implementation, and evaluation of a school climate improvement plan.
  • Assists participating SCTP schools with the development of a leadership team, review of school climate data, creation of a unique school climate improvement plan, implementation of activities consistent with the developed plans, and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Designs facilitative meetings and trainings with participating schools, researches best practices in the areas of school climate improvement, and develops tools and guidance documents to facilitate evaluation activities and assist schools.
  • Regularly meets with internal project team to develop evaluation protocols and consultation plans and problem solve, as needed.
  • Plays a role in conference presentations and may also be involved in scholarly writing on the topics of school climate improvement, social-emotional learning, character development, and inclusion.
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
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in education, psychology, social work, or related field
  • Three years’ experience working in or with schools on the assessment and improvement of school climate improvement
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Team development, facilitation of team-meetings, training design, and crafting organizational improvement plans are critical skills as well.
  • Must have knowledge of program evaluation.
  • Must have consultative skills including assessment, facilitation, team-building, communication, and writing.
  • Ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data through surveys, interview, and observation
  • Understanding of the factors that impact school climate and culture
  • Computer skills are essential including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as public speaking, presentation skills and experience training educators.
  • Must have a strong desire and interest in school climate improvement.
  • Ability to work independently, off-site, while also working as a member of a consultative team
  • Advanced knowledge in organizational change and school climate improvement is critical.
  • An understanding of successful school climate improvement practices at the classroom, school, and district level is also critical.
  • Experience with character education programs, social-emotional learning, and inclusion strategies is also needed.

These areas of knowledge are critical since the incumbent guides schools through appropriate improvement strategies on all of these topics.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in education, psychology, social work, or related field
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Must be able to travel by car to various school sites and meetings throughout NJ, as well is for in-state and out-of-state conferences.

Posting Details

Posting Number 18ST0237
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Livingston (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:

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Applicant Documents

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
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