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Developmental Specialist
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/10/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Developmental Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department SAS - DLS - OMUSP
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.
Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Developmental Specialist for the Office of Minority Undergraduate Science Programs (OMUSP)Under the direction of the Associate Director, this position is responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining standards for the curriculum implemented with all Organic Chemistry and Upper level science students enrolled in the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Responsible for developing programs and implementing strategies to increase the retention of students within the ODASIS department.
  • Coordinate and track the supplemental instruction and study group and/or hall programs within ODASIS.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff.
  • Provide counseling and academic advising activities that services the special needs of the underrepresented students and/or minority students enrolled in ODASIS programs.
  • Assisting the Associate Director with the recruitment, implementation and monitoring of the MCAT and GRE credit-bearing preparatory programs.
  • Development and implementation of funding strategies to include soliciting support from corporations, foundations, and other sources that will provide equipment and resources, or financial support not available from the University and/or writing grant proposals and evaluating existing programs.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 58867.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 73298.000
Annual Maximum Salary 87729.000
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.

COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new 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 employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. 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 candidate’s offer of employment 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 human services, administration, academic advising, counseling, communication, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience working with students in science curriculum.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in academic support services.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to handle multitasking by prioritizing daily tasks and responsibilities while providing counseling to numerous students and making important academics-related decisions responsibly.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the issues affecting the achievement of underrepresented individuals in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology is highly preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with Rutgers University social, political and academic environment is highly preferred.
  • Preferred familiarity with STEM majors, more specifically, Organic Chemistry
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1421
Posting Open Date 05/03/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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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