Job title: Department Administrator at the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) (Rutgers University-Camden)
Hiring institution: Rutgers University-Camden
Location: Camden, New Jersey | United States
Application deadline: Open until filled
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE), the Department Administrator will develop and implement the programs and activities of the center, including research projects, events, and communications. CURE is a community-engaged interdisciplinary center that focuses its research and activities on the study of communities (urban, rural, suburban) and their intersection with social structures, housing policy, social and racial justice, abolition, and more.
The Department Administrator researches, identifies, and writes grants to support the activities of CURE. Working with both grants and foundation offices, the incumbent monitor’s project/program spending, awards, and fiscal planning. Under the direction of the Director, the Department Administrator oversees all research projects ensuring continual progress and troubleshooting issues as they arise. The incumbent will be the primary point of contact for external funders and the Center’s Advisory Board. The incumbent plans and implements programming and communications (including social media, online and print advertising, website management, and in-person events). In addition, the incumbent will supervise staff hired in connection with funded projects and coordinate these activities with faculty members.
Experience with community engagement (understood broadly) and a familiarity with urban research, including research on urban poverty, urban development, and/or urban politics will be essential for the Department Administrator to work with the Director and Affiliated Scholars on the development of grant proposals, in disseminating the research output of the center ,and in participating actively in research projects and other center activities.