Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Development Specialist for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. This position reports to the Associate Dean/Director and assists in the retention and graduation of students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Develops and implements strategies to increase the retention rate of students in the EOF program and underrepresented population.
Responsible for individual counseling, monitoring student academic progress, tutoring and teaching skills with a particular emphasis in the sciences.
Advises and informs the Associate Dean/Director on issues pertaining to the academic progress of EOF students.
Works in conjunction with the other program staff and the Associate Dean/Director on all facets of student retention, professional development and academic progress.
Provides one-on-one learning assistance by preparing personalized student plans as well as designing and implementing workshops that will enhance the academic & collegiate learning strategies in a rigorous and comprehensive program such as Pharmacy.
Works closely with other units and division as appropriate to enhances student learning and retention.
Participates in university and college recruitment efforts through college fairs, recruitment fairs, high school visits and other recruitment events and activities as required.
Provides regular updates and reports on student retention as required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Also requires a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with diverse population
Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information
Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Knowledge and understanding of the STEM fields as well as work with educationally and economically disadvantaged students.
Web based programming, quantitative & qualitative data analysis tools, national foundation directory networks and Microsoft Office.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position requires travel to attend meetings (as required and necessary) and for recruitment events and programs as well as for professional development activities.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST2095
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 88810
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.