Center for Youth Political Participation at Eagleton Institute of Politics is seeking a Graduate Assistant. Deadline: June 16

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About the Center for Youth Political Participation

The Center for Youth Political Participation celebrates and supports political learning and engagement among young people through research, public service and education, driven by the potential impact of Gen Z on American democracy. Comprised of three programs; RU Ready

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Job Description

  • Hourly based
  • 25-30 hrs/week
  • $25/hr
  • Hybrid
  • Term until June 30, 2024 with a possible extension


The graduate assistant will work with the Center’s director and program manager to help plan and execute the Center’s activities. Responsibilities may include:

  • Organizing and implementing in-person voter registration and engagement practices and events on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus
  • planning, coordination, and organization of Center’s event series, including its Pizza & Politics, Popcorn & Politics, and RU Running? program
  • identifying and tracking key benchmarks for engagement, including voter registration, virtual analytics, and in-person engagement
  • evaluates engagement of in-person activities and voter registration goals to expand CYPP mission and impact
  • manages & recruits a team of students for the RU Ready program
  • supports the program manager in acting as a liaison with area high schools & team of interns
  • supports the RU Ready program by implementing in-person events with the RU Ready program manager

supports the implementation of the RU Ready in the Classroom program, including the RU Ready Civics Fair


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or a related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of mentoring undergraduate students
  • Strong organizational and management skills; good judgment; project planning skills
  • Strong personal initiative; self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be currently enrolled Rutgers graduate or professional student

Preferred Qualifications

  • Event planning or project management experience
  • Access to a car and a valid drivers license

How to apply

Cover letters and resumes/CVs with contact information for two references should be emailed to jronan@eagleton.rutgers.edu by Friday, June 16th.


Contact Jessica Ronan-Frisch for questions regarding the position.

Click here for more details:  https://cypp.rutgers.edu/paid-opportunities/

To apply for this job email your details to jronan@eagleton.rutgers.edu