Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator I for the Office of Continuing Professional Education. The position reports to theAssistant Director at Rutgers Cooperative Extension – New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station's Office of Continuing Professional Education (NJAES-OCPE). The Program Coordinator I provides management and delivery of programs, projects and services for the conference unit.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Manages personnel for conference events and short courses.
Identifies, develops and improves conference events, short courses, and grant-funded outreach programs and services.
Manages and implements logistical arrangements for conference events, short courses, and other services, as assigned by the Assistant Director.
Develops and implements strategic and tactical marketing campaigns.
Carries out routine and semi-routine work within work parameters for the unit and under general supervision.
Maintains a broad understanding of OCPE's programs, the mission, vision, role and goals of OCPE, the Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension and the university as well as the unit's and office's goals of self- sustainability.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two (2) years relevant experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the organization and facilitation of conference management, grant program management, business management, program coordination, event management and/or marketing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good communication skills and computer literacy in MS Office Suite, website maintenance and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Work effectively in a high-energy, fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to handle multiple concurrent tasks and priorities.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
All Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; IE/Firefox/Chrome internet browsers; Adobe Creative Cloud software including Acrobat, Photoshop and In-Design.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Travel to offsite meetings is required (Rutgers does not control the accessibility of non-Rutgers locations, but the majority of meeting sites are at University and State / County / Local government buildings that offer access ramps, elevators, etc. to assist those with mobility limitations).
No specific dress code is defined, but this position is expected to dress professionally for meetings, conferences and classes with internal and external clients.
This position may occasionally be required to work outside of normal business hours to manage response to mission-critical, time-sensitive issues.
Must work early morning/late evening/weekend hours as needs of events, programs and courses require with workweek adjusted accordingly.
Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of the university's defensive driving program.
Clean Driving Record
Salary: Max Salary $53,000.00
Posting Number: 20ST0788
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 113832
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.