Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator for The Paul Robeson Cultural Center. This position reports to the Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. The Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) coordinates and evaluates the center’s comprehensive schedule of short and long-term projects, programs and events that increase overall awareness of issues relevant to the African American and African Diasporic community. The SPC works collaboratively with various divisional, campus units and student organizations to meet programmatic goals and objectives.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works with the AD to coordinate the recruiting, managing, and training of the center’s student interns, work-study students, graduate student(s), and volunteers, supervising the students’ day-to-day responsibilities.
Plays a key role in connecting with the student body by advising student organizations and meeting with student leaders as needed.
Works with the AD to advise African/Black-interest registered student organizations, which includes providing administrative oversight of student organizations and their operations.
Develops, implements and evaluates all of the center's media/marketing efforts and will serve as a liaison to the university media/marketing units.
Works on a variety of projects as assigned by the Director, which may include but is not limited to, developing an alumni network, grants research, and workshop development.
Serves as a liaison between the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and other university departments, community members, and student organizations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, student affairs, African American / Africana Studies or closely related field/discipline.
A minimum of two (2) years experience working in a comparable position with success in program development, project management, logistical management, and supervisory skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong administrative skills.
Ability to work independently, multi-task, think creatively, build relationships, outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Advanced knowledge of Outlook, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and other MicroSoft platforms.
Knowledge and efficiency in use of social media tools is strongly preferred.
Knowledge in graphic art programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop highly preferred. Knowledge in web development / Drupal / Wordpress strongly preferred.
Knowledge of various on and off campus resources as points of referrals for students.
Possess a level of cultural competency that reflects, at minimum, an understanding of the cultural needs/issues faced by our student constituency.
Ability to demonstrate student-centered approaches to their responsiblities.
Use of both PC and Mac computers is required and expected
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Positon may be asked to lift boxes and packages up to 25lbs.
Will be required to work some weeknights and weekends as needed.
Posting Number: 20ST0709
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 113313
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.