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Program Coordinator

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Job Title: P roject Specialist
Job Category: Grant
Post Date: July 17, 2023
Close Date: N/A
Salary Range: $45,000 - $65,000

Position Summary:

The Office Sustainability Institute is seeking candidates for Program Coordinator role.

Working closely with the Manager of Policy and Planning the Program coordinator is responsible for researching best practices related to sustainable development for municipalities and schools and support the implementation of them in the Sustainable Jersey programs with particular emphasis on local land use planning and climate resilience

Main Responsibilities:
  • Respond to inquiries from program participants such as municipal and school staff and green team members related to assigned topics and project areas. Review submissions to certification programs on assigned policy areas.
  • Conduct research on sustainability policies, best practices and emerging models; contribute to the creation of models, guides and tools to support local governments to implement recommended best practices; write reports with analysis and recommendations.
  • Work with program partners and stakeholder groups to identify emerging sustainability policy issues, to develop solutions and implement outreach and assistance programs.
  • Provide technical assistance and coordinate local pilot projects in municipalities and schools to assist them in completing Sustainable Jersey actions.
  • Contribute to the completion of grant/contract deliverables and the preparation of reports for external government and foundation clients. Support efforts to identify funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year experience working in land-use planning, public policy, local municipal government or similar field.
  • Bachelor degree in urban planning, public policy, or similar.
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in planning or related field.
  • A preference for local municipal experience in New Jersey with an understanding of climate change, its impacts at the local level and policies and activities municipalities can undertake to be more resilient.
  • American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certification an/or certified licensed New Jersey Professional Planner (PP).
  • Preference for demonstrated skills in ArcGIS.
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should apply online at: and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is selected.

SAME Applicants

If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references by the closing date listed above to: . For more information on the SAME program visit their website at: , email:, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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