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Research Project Coordinator I

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title

Research Project Coordinator I

Job Category

Staff & Executive – Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)


SA-Student Affairs, VP


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jerseys preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses. Ranked in 2022 by Forbes as a top 100 best large employer in America, Rutgers commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nations military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator I for Student Affairs. The position is responsible for overseeing research and evaluation projects to improve programmatic impact on student success. This includes assisting departments in the Division of Student Affairs and student organizations with their assessment and evaluation needs, developing assessment instruments, assisting with the analysis and interpretation of data, preparing written reports, and using data to develop professional development resources, toolkits, and events.

Among the key duties of this position are the following

Works collaboratively with colleagues engaged in assessment and professional development activities.
Develops and conducts training workshops for division staff members on assessment and other core competencies.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, a skilled problem-solver, disciplined, organized, and an exceptional communicator who will contribute to a dynamic and collaborative environment.
This person will bring their skills and insights into their work to help others see the current environment and future possibilities for assessment in the Division of Student Affairs.
Committed to providing outstanding support, service and high-quality work.
Subscribe to and support our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity.
This position will have high accountability for research ethics, as handling confidential and sensitive information is a critical component of the responsibilities.

Position Status

Full Time

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Work Arrangement

Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.

The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at





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URA-AFT Administrative

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Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to

Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment

Staff – 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility



Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that includes statistics, psychology, sociology, mathematics, computer science, economics.
A minimum of two years work experience in student affairs and higher education.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Relevant professional research experience working in a technical environment, advanced level skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
Requires excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have knowledge of research methodology and the assessment cycle, educational research design, accountability issues and student learning outcomes.
Must demonstrate knowledge/experience in research design, program evaluation and/or assessment of student learning, and have experience in synthesizing and interpreting complex data and reporting findings to a variety of constituents in both oral and written communication.
Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, proactive, creative thinker and problem-solver, possess the ability to interpret and communicate statistical processes and findings to a diverse audience with varying levels of data acumen.
Strong analytical skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with data management (data gathering or storage) or statistical packages such as SPSS is required.
Experience with graphic design and data visualization software such as Microsoft PowerBI is required, and Geospatial mapping technology is preferred.
Experience with using survey software and reporting platforms such as Anthology and Qualtrics is required.
Must have an understanding of student and staff development within the context of Student Affairs work.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in college student affairs, higher education administration,social sciences, statistics, or other related field.
Experience with creating data visualizations also desired.
Knowledge of student development and higher education literature.
An understanding of the issues of higher education and the ability to develop recommendations within a contextual understanding of institutional needs.
Proficiency in appropriate analysis software and languages such as Excel, SPSS, R, SAS, Python, Atlas, nVivo, and Power BI.
Knowledge of manipulating data sets including querying, integration, and data cleaning.
Knowledge of statistical techniques and methodologies (descriptive, correlational, and inferential).
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working with relational databases and on-line survey and assessment tools (e.g., Anthology) preferred.

Equipment Utilized

Must possess advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite and operate in other campus database systems
Expected to use the Internet to complete work responsibilities
Expected to use and maintain office equipment including but not limited to phones, copier, fax, and scanner
Will use a variety of data extraction, manipulation, compilation, and analysis programs
Proficient in statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), visualization tools (Microsoft PowerBI), and on-line survey tools (e.g., Anthology)

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Regional Campus

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus

College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)


New Brunswick



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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidates offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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