Overview

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (VTC) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research Project Coordinator II. Key duties for this position include: 1) Assists in the conduct of research, including literature reviews, leading practice scans, case studies, planning and administration of focus groups and surveys, and primary and secondary data analysis; 2) Assists with the preparation of project reports and other work products; and 3) Arranges and coordinates logistics and assists with content related to project-related focus groups, events, and meetings. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in urban planning, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus two years relevant experience. A master’s degree, preferably in urban planning or related field, may be substituted for work experience.

The Research Project Coordinator II performs work under the direct supervision of one or more principal investigators and/or project managers, with specific instructions on routine or semi-routine work activities. Work is usually reviewed upon completion. The Research Project Coordinator II will have opportunities to expand their knowledge related to the nexus between transportation and land use, housing, economic development, climate resilience, and placemaking. They will work for a diverse mix of Federal, State, Regional and Local Public Agencies on a challenging mix of policy, research and applied planning projects. They will also have an opportunity to expand their skills related to survey research and analysis, geographic information systems, and other methods commonly used in the fields of planning and public policy development.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in urban planning, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus two-years relevant experience. A Master’s degree, preferably in urban planning or related field, may be substituted for work experience.  Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key concepts used in the field of transportation planning and policy and experience, knowledge and subject matter expertise in the concentrations metropolitan and regional planning, public and stakeholder engagement, and/or transit planning and operations are also desired.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to apply: vtc.rutgers.edu/work-at-vtc/

About Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (VTC) is a leader in transportation planning and policy research and education with a team of dedicated practitioners and researchers who solve problems, share knowledge, and inform decisions. We engage with our research customers, policy makers, and civic leaders to conduct leading-edge planning and policy research, deliver high-quality training and education programs, and provide insightful technical assistance on a range of planning and policy topics.  Our mission includes a strong commitment to equity, empathy, empowerment, and social justice.

VTC’s unique portfolio blends the freedom of thought and dedication of a mission-driven non-profit with the pace and diversity of work typically found at leading private sector firms. The rich and energetic academic setting provides frequent opportunities to engage with faculty and students. Our location in New Brunswick, New Jersey is easily accessible to both the New York City, NY and Philadelphia, PA and has direct rail connections to Boston, MA and Washington, DC.

VTC is a unit of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, one of the nation’s premiere professional schools focused on the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis in the United States. Rutgers University is among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities.