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Program Coordinator - (Direct Service Programs)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/07/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Program Coordinator - (Direct Service Programs)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Other
Department NJMS-Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Rutgers RBHS is an anchor institution that boasts locations in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Coordinator – (Direct Service Programs) for the Department of Pediatrics within the New Jersey Medical School. Under direction of the Program Administrator, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and management of the programmatic component of the STOP and MYLESTONE Programs. Provides HIV counseling, testing and referrals for clients receiving services on the STOP Mobile Unit and On-site. Facilitates effective behavioral interventions such as CLEAR, ARTAS, VOICES and RESPECT. Provides leadership as an HIV Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Supervisor.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Studies and assesses health education needs of the community and analyzes the knowledge, interactions, beliefs and practices of people in the community to identify populations at risk for HIV infection and determine possible barriers to health education processes.
  • Applies the CDC’s Social Network Strategy utilized to recruit clients for program participation and referrals for HIV testing.
  • Ensures that HIV testing is provided, on the Mobile Unit and On-Site, on a confidential basis in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the Division of HIV and AIDS Services (DHAS), NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS). May collect blood and other body specimens necessary for diagnostic purposes.
  • Administers the RESPECT intervention to each tested client. Assesses client’s readiness for intervention using tool as identified by the DHSTS, while applying preventative health information and promote behavior changes to reduce client risk.
  • Maintains client records confidentially and in compliance with the standards set by DHAS.
  • Responsible for post-test follow up including contact elicitation and notification of non-returning clients.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 26S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 68877.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 83760.000
Annual Maximum Salary 98640.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description CWA, Local 1031
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.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under 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 https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  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 Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing or related field plus three (3) years of health education experience.
  • Must have experience working with populations at risk for and infected with HIV.
  • Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the educational requirements.
  • Must also have a valid New Jersey driver’s license with excellent driving record.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of Newark and the Greater Essex County Community.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team player.
  • Computer literacy specifically with Microsoft applications (Word & Excel).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the SAGE database. Proficiency in Spanish.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Special Conditions
  • Must have completed or eligible to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Training Course.

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1589
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

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

Infection Control and Safety

This 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 Statement

It 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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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