Department SAS – Geological Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.
Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.
The School of Arts and Sciences promotes anti-racist, inclusive, equity-enhancing ideas and practices both inside and outside of the classroom for our community of educators, staff, and students. This includes a diverse set of voices and experiences. All individuals no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, history, sexual orientation, religious practices, or socio-economic status are valued and respected. The School of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to and support the diversity and excellence of the organization. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further our commitment to these values.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator I for the School of Arts and Science (SAS). The Program Coordinator I reports to Professor Robert Kopp in his capacities as director of the Megapolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH, www.coastalhub.org), and director of the Rutgers Earth System Science & Policy Lab (www.earthscipol.net).

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

    • Coordinating convenings of team members and of key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Tracking progress of research and outreach projects.
    • Reporting on the progress of projects to funders and other interested parties,
    • Working with team members to identify and pursue funding opportunities, and
    • Providing general administrative and logistical support.
Supported by a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, MACH is a Rutgers-led, 13-institution hub within the NSF’s Coastlines and People program. Working with community partners in the New York City-New Jersey-Philadelphia region, MACH aims to 1) facilitate flexible, equitable, and robust multidecadal planning to manage climate risk, while 2) advancing the scientific understanding of how interactions among coastal climate hazards, changing landforms, and human decisions shape climate risk. The Rutgers Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) Lab takes a transdisciplinary, computationally intensive approach to investigating the evolution of the Earth system, human influences on the Earth system, and policy approaches for managing those human influences.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 51359.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 63909.500
Annual Maximum Salary 76460.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview.
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in a program coordination or administrative function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of coordination, organization, facilitation, report analysis, writing, and promotion/outreach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the university community.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word and Excel).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Enthusiasm for the integration of research and engagement to advance societal climate action.
Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft office package and Mac or PC computer.