Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator II to provide support to Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) within the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). This position provides coordination for activities that support primary CIWO programs. The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the scheduling of gatherings, planning meetings, and webinars with CIWO staff and labor unions, community partners, and other networks. This includes, identifying conference sites, communicating with vendors or facilitators, assisting with compiling research on relevant key issues (including coordinating participant surveys, interviews, and focus groups, as needed), and engaging in the online platform with members of the communities of learning and practice.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Ensures that program related tasks such as securing convening space and researching different vendors; serving as a liaison with presenters and participants on programmatic and travel details; and coordinating logistics related to registration, participant materials, and program design.
Works with CIWO team to ensure quality programs, well-designed content materials, and successful delivery.
Works closely with program directors to ensure online learning platform contains relevant materials, resources, and updated calendar of events and actively engages participants.
Provides technical assistance to participants and CIWO staff related to learning platform and accessing webinars, as needed.
Compiles relevant research and provides summaries of best practices and case studies on key issues to program directors.
Assists with logistics related to participant surveys and program evaluation, focus groups, and key partner interviews, which will inform white papers and provide data for program revisions and outreach.
Assists with developing program materials and related communications with partner organizations, program participants, and faculty to ensure consistency of message and strength of program awareness and engagement.
Assists with general Center administrative functions, including reserving rooms, compiling expense report documentation for executive director and program directors, updating PowerPoint presentations, and placing office supply orders, as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree, preferably with a focus in a social justice or labor-related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience in event planning/coordination and related administrative skills (placing orders, travel arrangements, catering, etc.)
Technical knowledge of hosting webinars or online conference calls (using GoToMeeting, Google Hangout, Skype, or other software)
Experience researching labor practices and other key economic and racial justice issues, compiling relevant case studies and best practices/models, and providing summaries
2-3 years of experience in socio-economic justice field.
Demonstrated commitment to labor and economic justice.
Technical proficiency with online learning platforms (Canvas, eCollege, or other LMS).
Understanding of logistics and best practices for focus groups, survey design, and interviews.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities with ease.
Program Coordinator will need to use Rutgers systems including Marketplace, Expense Reports, and complete Travel Orders.
They will also need to regularly use the online learning platform (platform still to be decided) with our communities of learning and practice.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.