Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Coordinator II for the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. The Program Coordinator II assists the Associate Director and Senior Program Coordinator with all aspects of CAWP's education and training programs, specifically Ready to Run and NEW Leadership, as well as with the national networks developed to extend the reach of these programs.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Coordinates logistics for the Ready to Run New Jersey program and assists with all aspects of program planning. Ready to Run extends over two days with as many as 250 attendees participating in the two-track program. It includes a pre-conference diversity initiative with 125 attendess participating in three tracks (Elección Latina; Run Sister Run; Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics).
Assists in researching and recommending topics, themes and potential speakers; following up as program agenda develops/changes; developing participant recruitment strategies; coordinating implementation of outreach plans.
Organizes meetings for three advisory committees that meet during the six months prior to Ready to Run, including handling meeting logistics, inviting committee members and tracking attendance; attending the meetings and taking notes; drafting minutes; following up as appropriate .
Coordinates logistics and assists with program planning for NEW Leadership New Jersey, a six-day residential summer institute for 35 college students; assisting with the overall program planning.
Uses online systems to create workshop announcements and communicate with registrants as well as potential participants.
Responsible for recognizing and helping to troubleshoot problems with program planning and coordination as well as on-site issues. Makes sure operations run smoothly and efficiently and tasks are completed in an organized and timely fashion.
Works on other CAWP programs as needed, particularly assisting with logistics and materials for events.
Gathers information and materials in support of CAWP programs and development activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in political science, women's/gender studies, or a closely related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong understanding of American politics at all levels
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must have professional experience in event management
Proficiency in Windows and MS Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Must be able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
Must be reliable, well-organized and efficient
Will include occasional evening and weekend hours.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Experience working with political campaigns, candidates or officeholders or some aspect of government or politics is highly desirable.
Understanding and experience in issues relating to women's political participation is preferred.
Experience with web site editing programs such as WordPress and Drupal is desirable.
MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Constant Contact.
Standard office equipment and systems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Travel, in-state and possibly national, will be required in this job, and the program coordinator must have a car available for in-state travel.
Office is on the third floor of an historic building with no elevator.
The duties of this position regularly involve navigating stairs numerous times a day. An applicant may request a reasonable accommodation if they have a disability that restricts them in their ability to climb stairs and/or navigate stairs.
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Posting Number: 18ST3807
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 80311
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.