Senior Program Coordinator Supervisor

Rutgers University

New Jersey, USA 🇺🇸

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting TitleSenior Program Coordinator Supervisor
Job CategoryStaff & Executive – Project/Program Management/Planning
DepartmentSEBS – Environmental Science
OverviewThe School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.

In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) is committed to building an intentionally diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We aim to collectively improve our understanding of the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. SEBS is actively working to identify and eliminate barriers to create a more equitable workplace for all. Our goal is to have an inclusive work environment in which all individuals and groups feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning workplace are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posting SummaryRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator Supervisor for the Department of Environmental Sciences. This position will provide technical support and oversight to the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program landscape architect staff in developing solutions to water quantity and water quality issues for New Jersey residents and agricultural pursuits.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:Provides supervision of landscape architect technical staff and management of existing projects/grants to ensure that project/grant deliverables are produced in a timely fashion and within project/grant budget.Uses their technical skills to enhance the programmatic effort of providing solutions to water resources problems at the local, national, and international level.Works closely with the Extension Specialist in Water Resources to disseminate information through Extension programmatic efforts and will support the Extension Specialist in Water Resources in seeking and acquiring grant awards to expand the RCE Water Resources Program through new programmatic initiatives.
Position StatusFull Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary61813.000
Annual Mid Range Salary78240.500
Annual Maximum Salary94668.000
Standard Hours37.50
Union DescriptionAdmin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll DesignationPeopleSoft
BenefitsRutgers 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
COVID-19 Immunization RequirementUnder Policy 60.1.35, 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.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility.  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of AppointmentStaff – 12 month
Position Pension EligibilityABP


Minimum Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in landscape architecture.A minimum of 2 years of experience in identifying green stormwater infrastructure opportunities, watershed management, best management practice design and implementation, outreach education that includes field research, data analysis, directing and supervising technical staff; and serving in a leadership role advocating and implementing good water quality/ watershed management practices.
Certifications/LicensesUse of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMust have strong project management skills to include grant proposal coordination, grant management, and analytical, collaborative, interpersonal, public presentation, negotiation, diplomatic, persuasive, report writing, organizational, and supervisory skillsMust have strong writing, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skillsKnowledge of New Jersey ‘s stakeholders with particular focus on the underserved water resources communityExpertise in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS.Ability to engage in self-directed learning to develop new skills to address evolving project activities.Ability to work independently under broad objectives and be able to prioritize activities.Ability to work effectively with guidance and instruction but without needing constant direct supervision.
Preferred QualificationsA professional landscape architecture license or other relevant professional license to design and supervise the design of stormwater systems and watershed restoration projects or the ability to obtain a license within 18 months of being hired.5 years of relevant experience.
Equipment UtilizedMicrosoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special ConditionsSome evening and weekend work may be required.Clean driving record.

Posting Details

Posting Number22ST1441
Posting Open Date04/26/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional CampusRutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location CampusRutgers University – New Brunswick
Location Details14 College Farm Road, Room 105, New Brunswick, NJ

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

Infection Control and SafetyThis position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity StatementIt is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of 2 years of experience in identifying green stormwater infrastructure opportunities, watershed management, best management practice design and implementation, outreach education that includes field research, data analysis, directing and supervising technical staff; and serving in a leadership role advocating and implementing good water quality/ watershed management practices?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Professional References (contact Info)

Optional Documents