Rutgers University Project Coordinator I in New Brunswick, New Jersey


Rutgers School of Social Work prepares passionate, committed students to become global leaders in the field. As one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded schools of social work, we offer students nationally recognized faculty, rigorous academics, and unbeatable real-world experience.

Our programs prepare graduates to serve society in clinical, academic, government, non-profit, and corporate settings throughout the world.

We offer flexible, affordable BASW, MSW, DSW, Ph.D. degree and continuing education programs at each of Rutgers’ three campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden). Classes for our Intensive Weekend MSW program are held in Bordentown, Jersey City, Mays Landing, and Parsippany. We also offer our MSW degree in a variety of online formats. Our students study abroad in Romania, Israel, China, and Mexico.

Our faculty members are a dynamic community of leaders — tenured professors advancing the field of social work through original, published research, and professors of teaching and professional practice and part-time lecturers actively working in local communities and bringing those experiences into the classroom. Our dedicated staff members work on cutting edge research, training, student support, continuing education, alumni support, and many other invaluable areas.

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Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Project Coordinator I for the School of Social Work. The Transitions for Youth (TFY) program has been established at the Rutgers School of Social Work Institute for Families to provide a range of services to youth “aging out” of the foster care system grounded in a Positive Youth Development PYD model. TFY provides supportive coaching, training, technical assistance, and supportive services. Under the direction of the TFY Associate Program Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Transitions for Youth’s (TFY) daily project activities, and providing direct services to youth. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Responsible for service delivery in the Project MYSELF, a program serving young adults who are aging out of the foster care system and are in secondary educational settings.

  • Provides direct service support coaching to college age youth, ensure all project deliverables are met; provide administrative and logistical support; and interface with all stakeholders of the projects to ensure effective collaboration and communication.

  • Works within the Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP) under the Transitions for Youth grant including coordinating daily project activities, providing direct services to youth, ensuring all project deliverables are met; project planning and implementation, workshop development, participant internship placement, assistance with administrative duties and event planning.

  • Coordinates and supervises day-to-day activities of interns and/or part time employees.

  • Responsible for collecting, reviewing and organizing data collection and evaluation, coordinating and facilitating training to make sure that it is complete and inclusive of all stakeholders and meet contract requirements.

  • Reports which include program highlights and challenges will also be completed by this position.

  • Provides direct services to young adults aging out of the foster care system as part of Project Myself. Provides supportive coaching, runs educational workshops and organizes group activities for SHIP and SIP participants.

  • Creates and implements Positive Youth Development Workshops; assesses activities and evaluation of all programs in collaboration with other TFY Staff.

  • Interfaces with DCP&P; Staff along with youth serving community providers, consultants, trainees, instructors and vendors to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and meets all deliverables.

  • Completes program documentation, client case records, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, maintains documents required for contract deliverables, data collection from various programs, review inputs and analyzes data and generates reports as needed. Assist in writing, editing and preparing newsletters and website content. Provides input into program policies and procedures as requested.

  • Assists in the coordination of TFY training programs and off-site trainings. Communicates regularly with state child welfare staff, community partners and all TFY staff.

  • Supports a web-based client-level data tracking system and assist with outcome evaluation activities.


Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related discipline, as well as two years’ experience in coaching and mentoring youth, event planning and implementation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have experience providing services to youth and/or young adults aging out of the child welfare system.

  • Experience with the Positive Youth Development and Strengths Based Models, project coordination, training delivery and program evaluation required.

  • Must have experience working within teams. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to build relationships is necessary. Requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills and computer (Microsoft Office) literacy.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to sites throughout New Jersey.

  • The successful applicant will be subject to a background check including criminal history, drivers license/SSN verification, and child abuse registry check.

Equipment Utilized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Must also be able to gain mastery of use of on line data base documentation system.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • General Office Environment including light lifting. Position requires travel to various college campuses throughout New Jersey and travel for work throughout the state.

  • The successful applicant will be subject to a background check including criminal history, driver’s license/SSN verification, and child abuse registry check.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Project Coordinator I

Job Category: Project/Program Management/Planning

Department: School of Social Work

Position Status: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Nonexempt

Grade: 04

Annual Minimum Salary: 45854.000

Annual Mid Range Salary: 57059.500

Annual Maximum Salary: 68265.000

Standard Hours: 37.50

Union Description: URA-AFT Administrative

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: ABP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work degree and New Jersey License (LSW or LPC) preferred.

Special Conditions: This position has multiple openings located in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark.

Posting Number: 16ST3053

Posting Open Date: 10/17/2016

Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick

Location Details: 123 Church St 08901 800 Cooper St Camden