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Research Project Coordinator II
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/19/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Research Project Coordinator II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department GSE - NIEER
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator II for the Rutgers’ National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The Research Project Coordinator II coordinates various aspects of preschool education research and evaluation projects at National the NIEER. Main job activities are to coordinate field work across 2-3 research projects, communicate effectively with research and project partners, plan and carry out data collection training. 
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Interface directly with research partners (e.g., district staff, funders, external evaluators, research team, university personnel) as needed with respect to the research agenda. 
  • Follow timelines and coordinate across projects and within NIEER 
  • Coordinate data collection efforts among data collection personnel. 
  • Work to build strong, supportive relationships with educators.
  • Participate in summarizing data for reporting of results.
  • Work collaboratively with the field collection team to align resources across projects and to assure quality of data collected. 
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 50106.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 62350.000
Annual Maximum Salary 74595.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a social science (psychology, anthropology, sociology, human development, education).
  • A minimum of two years of experience in research, coordination or early childhood settings. 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be Spanish bilingual, highly proficient in use of Spanish in research activities. 
  • Experience with early childhood research and early childhood assessment measures.
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills, capacity for independent work, and successful experiences working with early childhood education providers.
  • Experience in early childhood education research or knowledge of preschool classrooms observation measures.  
  • Extensive collaborative work and decision-making is essential. 
  • Experience in two or more of the following also required: e.g. CLASS, APEEC, CASEBA, ECERS-3. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in research and managing large-scale projects, and experience working in early childhood systems in New Jersey. 
  • Experience with training in early childhood child assessments such as the NAEPSY, Peg-Tapping, DCCS
Equipment Utilized
SPSS and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) preferred. 
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Availability to travel is required.
  • The work will include site visits and training data collectors to administer assessments one-on-one with infants and/or young children in child care/school/center settings. At this time there is no vaccine against Covid-19 available for this age group. 
  • The position will need to follow, and ensure Data Collectors follow, all applicable Federal (CDC), State, Local, School District, Rutgers, and IRB Policies, Procedures, and Protocols in effect at the time of hire and as they may be amended. 
Special Conditions

Posting Number 22ST0118
Posting Open Date 01/19/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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