Program Coordinator/Instructor (part-time)

Reporting to the Assistant Director for First-year Engagement/Assistant Director of First-year Interest Group Seminars, the part-time Program Coordinator/Instructor supports programs that introduce undergraduate students to the resources necessary to their success and satisfaction with Rutgers University - New Brunswick.  The main focus of this position will be supporting the First-year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) program, which enrolls over 1700 first-year students in more than 80 sections of peer-instructed seminars taught by junior and senior undergraduate students at Rutgers.  The FIGS program offers incoming students a unique opportunity to learn from successful upper-class students, to explore their interests in a topical area, and to discover the wide array of resources available to members of the Rutgers community. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching one section of Peer Instructor Education, the 3-credit course Peer Instructors are required to take the fall semester they teach their FIGS (course meets weekly)
  • Reviewing, providing feedback on and approving peer instructor syllabi and curriculum plans
  • Assisting with the coordination and facilitation of Orientation and Summer Institutes I & II, our three annual training programs offered in the spring and late summer, for peer instructors
  • Assisting with the recruitment and selection of peer instructors for the FIGS program
  • Coordinating administrative projects that support work involved with the FIGS program and other University Career Services initiatives (i.e., coordinating observations of Peer Instructors in their FIGS course; FIGS visits by Academic Deans and University Career Services, end of semester recognition program, assessment and evaluation initiatives of department, alumni outreach, website and social media oversight, online training module development, interview schedules, etc.)
  • Supporting new student programming initiatives with other university departments
  • Representing the FIGS program at various university sponsored events, e.g. Scholars’ Days, SAS Majors Fair, Open House activities, SAS Academic Planning and Advising Days, etc.

 Qualifications include:

  • Must be a graduate student at Rutgers University
  • Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during fall and spring of academic year (summer 2017 availability preferred)
  • Previous experience with formal or informal teaching and/or curriculum development
  • Previous leadership experience as an undergraduate student through campus and/or community involvement
  • Interest in advising and mentoring undergraduate students
  • Strong communication, presentation and administrative skills
  • Previous experience with peer education programs strongly preferred

Priority Application Deadline- Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please download the job description and application packet here.  For more information, please contact Lyn Baier at

Posted: April 6, 2017