Executive Director

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Position Details

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Recruitment/Posting Title Executive Director
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department BSPPP-Heldrch Ctr Workfrce Dev
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of new Jersey, is seeking an Executive Director for the Bloustein School. The Executive Director is responsible for overall executive management of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (the “Center’), including the establishment of business and administrative practices, developing and monitoring the Center’s budget as well as all human resource and personnel issues.
Among the key duties of this position are:
  • Oversees the day-to-day management of all Center activities and is responsible for managing the Center’s research and evaluation activities, technical assistance and program development, and other activities related to the operation of the Center.
  • Senior researcher at the Center and works to secure third-party external grants and contracts for Center activities, as well as provides high-level assistance and information to workforce development professionals and policymakers.
  • Represents the Center on committees within the Bloustein School, Rutgers University, and external committees, advisory boards, and research panels, supports the Center’s Director and national advisory board, and acts in the absence of the Center Director.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 10
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 124335.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 157374.000
Annual Maximum Salary 190413.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers 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 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 . 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
  • Master’s Degree in public policy, labor, higher education, education, economics, social work, labor relations, economic development, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in public policy in the areas of labor, workforce development, education, social policy, human services, and/or higher education
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong managerial skills, including a) ability to supervise others, organize and manage multidisciplinary research teams, and motivate staff to achieve expected outcomes; b) ability to develop/monitor Center and project budgets; and c) ability to address a variety of potential personnel and administrative issues.
  • Strong research skills, including a) ability to conceive of and design effective research approaches and methods; b) ability to coordinate both large and small projects; c) ability to secure external funding to support the Center’s research, evaluation, and technical assistance activities; d) ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and a description of the proposed project’s methodology and implementation; and e) ability to prepare and make presentations and report findings to grant sponsors and other policymakers and external and internal groups and advisory boards and to explain complex information.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and foster a workplace culture that embraces and promotes teamwork, professional development growth, and professional acumen, agility, and flexibility as well as a safe, respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environment.
  • Ability to provide information and technical assistance to the front line and well as high-level practitioners and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels as well as provide neutral third-party expertise and facilitation.
  • Strong writing and communications skills as well as public presentation skills and the ability to represent the Center and the Bloustein School to senior policy maker audiences, workforce development and education/higher education practitioners, and field officials, federal, state and local government officials and philanthropy.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of workforce development, higher education, human services and/or education as it relates to employment, unemployment and the labor market, including a) extensive knowledge of federal, state and local workforce development and US employment and unemployment programs and social policies for low-income individuals; b) demonstrated knowledge of existing academic literature on workforce development, social policy, related topics, and public policy; and c) wide knowledge of applied research and technical assistance activities in the U.S. employment and training and human resources policies, including demonstrated knowledge of state and federal unemployment, employment and training and education law and practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local public workforce development systems, practices and structures; leading workforce development planning, policy and practices in the public and nonprofit sectors, local and national workforce, higher education, career and technical education structure, financing and policy issues; knowledge of state longitudinal data systems and state administrative data sets and systems.
  • Ph.D. in the social sciences
Equipment Utilized
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Clean Driving Record

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST2432
Posting Open Date 07/21/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details
Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 30 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 

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:

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