Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Training and Development and is responsible for the training and development of 65 full time professional staff, 30 graduate staff and approximately 300 undergraduate staff working in the Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway-based Residence Life program housing over 16,000 students. The coordinator's primary responsibility will be the coordination of staff training and professional development programs created and implemented within the department of Residence Life. Our greatest resource in Rutgers Residence Life is our staff; they offer capital in the areas of knowledge, experience, skill sets and expertise. We are rich in staff diversity and we are committed to the development of skills and talents of all levels of staff.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develops, oversees and implements a comprehensive training curriculum for all levels of staff, inclusive of the RA course for undergraduate staff provided in the fall and spring semesters. It is expected for the Coordinator to be skilled in the actual conducting of training sessions for staff.
Creates professional development opportunities that encompass a variety of types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from seminars, workshops, and conferences to informal learning opportunities situated in practice.
Creates a culture of commitment to professional development for every staff member in the department.
Leads and coordinates on-going assessment and evaluation processes for all training programs provided year round to the staff.
Creates and develops staff manuals that will consist of all information provided and communicated through all training programs.
Conducts a needs assessment for training and professional development and based on that assessment, does outreach to the various staff and lastly provide the training that will meet those needs.
Chairs and oversees the Training and Professional Development Committees and projects and initiatives that are created and implemented within committee work.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Student Affairs administration, College Student Personnel or a closely related field.
A minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience in Residence Life or Housing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff.
Experience implementing and facilitating training and professional development programs.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and manage several responsibilities at the same time.
Demonstrated ability to build positive, collaborative working relationships.
Experience and demonstrated skill facilitating training sessions and/or presenting programs.
Master's degree in Student Affairs administration, College Student Personnel or a closely related field.
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.