Graduate Coordinator – Special Projects

Announcing a Graduate Position Available in Academic Engagement & Programming!
Graduate Coordinator – Special Projects

The graduate coordinator position, reporting to the Senior Director of Academic Engagement and Programming, will provide administrative support and research assistance to support the work of two key university-wide strategic planning committees, namely the Committee on Academic Unit Organization and the Committee on the Near- and Long-Term Impact of Instructional Technology.    
Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must:

  1. Be an enrolled and degree seeking graduate student at Rutgers University
  2. Be available to work fall and spring of academic year, and preferably during the summer as well
  3. Demonstrate strong communication, writing, research, administrative and interpersonal skills
  4. Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  5. Demonstrate the ability to manage, manipulate and format data for import and export between disparate systems
  6. Possess a high level of diplomacy, tact and confidentiality
  7. Demonstrate excellent project management and time management skills
  8. Have a strong interest in trends in higher education

Position Overview
Reporting to the Senior Director of Academic Engagement and Programming, the graduate coordinator will provide administrative support and research assistance to support the work of key university-wide strategic planning committees.  Responsibilities include:  

  • Performing independent research and conducting benchmarking research on higher education trends and other institutional data  
  • Engaging in literature searches and preparing literature reviews
  • Gathering and analyzing data
  • Assisting the Senior Director with project management and related administrative duties
  • Providing assistance with meeting logistics and organization of committee-related events
  • Performing a variety of administrative tasks including preparation of Power Point presentations, data entry and analysis, collating research materials and presentations
  • Updating Sakai website information and materials
  • Managing and replying to project-related correspondence

Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $20.00 an hour, approximately 15-20 hours a week. 
Terms of Appointment:
The graduate coordinator will serve one academic year.  Opportunity for reappointment will be evaluated after one academic year in the position.  Employment will begin summer 2014 and will end on May 31, 2015.  This time period is flexible.   

Application and Selection Process
A completed application for the graduate coordinator will include the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV and/or Resume
  • A brief Writing Sample (approximately 5 pages)
  • At least two references with contact information
  • Approximate list of availability for the 2014-2015 academic year

All required materials should be emailed to Napis Wong at by: July 1, 2014
For more information, please contact Napis Wong at or 848-932-7338