The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is currently looking for a graduate or upper-level undergraduate student to work as a Research Assistant. The research assistant will assist with aspects the NJTOD.org | The Transit Friendly Planning project, with a particular focus on content development, website maintenance, and communications tools. The position is part-time during the academic year (up to 15 hours per week) and full-time during the summer.

Activities may include, but are not limited to working with the VTC project team to:

  • Develop and distribute online materials, including:
    • Identifying and summarizing current news and research on transit-oriented development (TOD) and transit-friendly planning practices and related topics
    • Drafting reviews of recent studies, reports, etc.
    • Researching and drafting original content
  • Contribute to the maintenance of websites using WordPress and other online tools such as online calendars, Qualtrics, and YouTube
  • Assist with the distribution of emails using MailChimp and posts to social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Support the planning of online and/or in-person events and meetings
  • Support video content development including script and storyboard review and support film maker on location

The successful candidate may also be tasked to support other VTC projects.

Require skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with web-based WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Canva, and other visual communications tools is highly desired.

Preferred skills:

  • Interest and/or knowledge of transit-oriented development and transit-friendly planning and land use practices including those related to equity, placemaking, community development, alternative travel modes, financing, parking, and urban design. Knowledge of such subjects as they relate to the state of New Jersey is a plus.

How to Apply:

If interested, please send resume/cv and writing sample to Stephanie DiPetrillo at sdipetrillo@ejb.rutgers.edu. In lieu of a formal cover letter, please include any relevant information about your interest/experience in the body of the email.

About NJTOD.org | The Transit Friendly Planning Newsletter

Published since 2005, the NJTOD.org keeps municipal officials, planners, and advocates up-to-date on the potential for development and redevelopment around transit stations. This partnership between NJ TRANSIT and the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University aims to enrich the transit-oriented development (TOD) conversation in New Jersey’s diverse communities by highlighting what is happening in the state and around the country: best practices, model programs, legislation, and local problem-solving experiences. In addition to the newsletter, NJTOD.org posts the most up-to-date research from RU-VTC, ranging from the benefits of TOD to its effect on housing values to guidelines on implementation, often with a focus on New Jersey.


To apply for this job email your details to sdipetrillo@ejb.rutgers.edu

About Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, VTC has the full array of resources from a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance.