Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator for the NEW Leadership™ (National Education for Women's Leadership) program at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. The incumbent in this position manages all aspects of the program, including NEW Leadership™ New Jersey and the NEW Leadership™ National Network of partner programs, all of which are designed to educate and engage college women in politics and public leadership.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Oversees the development and implementation of the New Jersey summer institute, a six-day residential program that engages 30-40 New Jersey college women each year.
Manages the NEW Leadership™ National Network, through which partner institutions around the country host regional programs based on the CAWP model.
Identifies and reaches out to potential collaborators and partners, expanding the reach of CAWP's educational programs for college women.
Assists in other CAWP program areas as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Masters’ degree in political science, women's and gender studies, or closely related field required, with coursework in women and politics.
While in the graduate program, applicant must have had experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong commitment to the missions of CAWP and NEW Leadership™.
Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong ability to multitask.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
Must be discreet and sensitive to student needs and concerns.
Advanced understanding of American politics in general, as well as women's political participation and New Jersey politics in particular, in order to design and implement the program
Thorough grounding in scholarly and practical work on diversity in higher education and politics.
Sufficient academic grounding and status to communicate and work effectively with faculty and key administrators at colleges and universities.
Ph.D. strongly preferred, ideally with focus on gender and politics.
Training and experience in student affairs/services.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); standard office equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Office is on the third floor of an historic building with no elevator.
During the six days of the summer institute, extremely long hours and physically taxing work required.
Posting Number: 18ST0314
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 57950
About Rutgers University
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.