Position Description

Research & Projects Manager
Location Ewing, New Jersey
Department Bonner Ctr Civic & Comm Engage
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The College of New Jersey is seeking internal applicants only at this time.

TCNJ’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) invites candidates to apply for the position of Community Engaged Research and Initiatives Program Manager. Located within the CELR Center, the Community Engaged Research and Initiatives Program Manager will oversee and coordinate the Center’s community engaged projects and programs that build on TCNJ faculty, student, and Bonner Community Scholar expertise and resources and support the missions of the Center, the College, and community-based organizations and individuals. Currently, these programs include the Trenton Prevention Policy Board, Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy, the Bonner Summer Fellows Pre-College program, among other grant-funded projects and initiatives. The Program Manager will also seek additional opportunities that support the missions of TCNJ, the CELR Center, and partner organizations.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of community-based programs, projects, and initiatives for which the CELR Center is responsible, including the Trenton Prevention Policy Board, Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy, the Bonner Summer Fellows Pre-College program, among others

  • Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting to external funders and agencies on outcomes and deliverables of programs

  • Manage individuals responsible for successful implementation of projects and programs

  • Oversee and implement evaluation and assessment of projects and programs

  • Seek out and apply for programs and projects that support the missions of the Center, the College, and partner organizations

  • Collaborate and work closely with Center staff to ensure successful completion of projects and programs

  • Collaborate and work closely with TCNJ faculty members to develop and support community engaged research opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with principles and values of community-campus partnerships, relevant grants management, development, reporting, and successful completion

  • Familiarity with community-based organizations and non-profit processes, specifically in Trenton/Mercer County

  • Ability to work with different stakeholders with differing interests and priorities, including faculty, TCNJ staff, TCNJ students, community organization staff, and public figures

  • Ability to design, manage and complete projects, translate grant goals and objectives into successful deliverables and outcomes, and seek appropriate partners and expertise as needed

  • Effective and culturally competent and humble communication skills

  • Experience supervising and managing others

  • Bachelors required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and sustaining effective operations management systems

  • Experience in and familiarity with culture of higher education institutions

  • Flexible and ability to adapt to change

  • Masters preferred

Contact Information:

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Project Specialist. The starting salary for this position is, $57,500.00. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

Institutional Information:

TCNJ’s Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) Center is the primary administrative home to the College’s community engagement activities that integrate educational experiences with community service, student development, and civic participation. The Center’s main programs include Community Engaged Learning, the Bonner Community Scholars Program, and Community-Based Research and Initiatives. Grounded in TCNJ’s mission to “empower its diverse students, staff, and faculty to sustain and enhance their communities,” as well as TCNJ’s commitment to the public purpose of higher education, TCNJ’s Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research develops lifelong learners who are prepared to lead lives of critically informed community engagement. More information can be found at http://celr.tcnj.edu/

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.