Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Administrator for The Office of Academic Affairs. This office seeks an innovative, collaborative, and strategic professional to serve and work with university leadership and faculty to develop, promote and support areas of faculty excellence. This position is a key component of the University's investment in the career development, training, and support of NTTs and PTLs at Rutgers as part of Rutgers' overall commitment to academic excellence and as a leading Big Ten institution.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supports and develops faculty excellence and career advancement.
Dedicated to the career development and support of Part-Time and Non-Tenure Track faculty.
Responsible, in collaboration with University-wide stakeholders, for developing, communicating and supporting sophisticated training, engagement and faculty development strategies and programs for Rutgers PTL and NTT populations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in related field.
A minimum of 5 years of results-oriented leadership and/or teaching experience in higher education.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong communications, project leadership and project management.
Demonstrated broad, deep and effective experience in a labor-management environment
Strong skills in organizational relational dynamics specifically as they relate to labor and management relationships.
Outstanding practical communications skills and knowledge of tools in communications; practical skills in change management, project management and strategic analysis
Extensive knowledge of the academic employment structure of the university; unique understanding of the diverse work culture and career development needs of NTT and PTL stakeholders; extensive knowledge of the processes and standards for evaluations and advancement for PTLs and NTTs
Proven ability to operate as part of a team, including collaboration and delegation skills
Proven ability to design and cultivate innovative approaches to engagement efforts
Demonstrated readiness to try new approaches
Ability to consider ramifications of decisions on all stakeholders
Ability to research and leverage tools and best practices in the field of academic professional development
Advanced degree preferred but not required
Experience and demonstrated commitment to the support and advancement of PTLs and NTTs
Formal or informal experience that demonstrates a commitment to faculty development and excellence
Broad and deep knowledge of the employment and advancement structure of part-time and non-tenure track faculty at peer institutions and of employment trends nationwide
Demonstrated understanding, interest in, and commitment to continuing education, faculty excellence, and workplace training
Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to engage and develop a diversity of talents
Outstanding interpersonal skills and wide-ranging ability to establish and maintain positive relations with all academic stakeholders: senior administrators, deans, chairs, faculty and faculty groups, and students, as well as with constituencies outside of Rutgers
Broad and deep understanding of collective bargaining practices and principles; knowledge of and experience in implementing Rutgers Collective Bargaining agreements for PTLs and NTTs
Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of employees
Ability to interact effectively with people of diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Posting Number: 20ST0357
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 110851
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.