PT Communications Assistant

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

TCNJ’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is the primary administrative home to the College’s community engagement activities that integrate educational experiences with community service, student development, and civic participation. The Center is the home to two institutes: Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Institute and the Bonner Institute. Grounded in TCNJ’s mission to “empower its diverse students, staff, and faculty to sustain and enhance their communities,” as well as TCNJ’s commitment to the public purpose of higher education, TCNJ’s CCE develops lifelong learners who are prepared to lead lives of critically informed community engagement.

The CEL Institute oversees and coordinates TCNJ’s community engaged learning activities. A Signature Experience of TCNJ, CEL is an educational experience in which students engage in an organized community-based activity or project that addresses community-identified needs. CEL experiences are intentionally designed to advance the communities and community members with which they engage, while developing knowledge of and experience with civic responsibility, diverse communities, social issues, and social systems and structures. CEL at TCNJ takes three primary forms: a mandatory first-year community engaged learning experience; advanced CEL courses, upper-level disciplinary courses; and internships, community-based intern placements with non-profit and public agencies in the Trenton region.

The Communications Assistant provides support to the CCE team to advance CCE initiatives, including the Community Engaged Learning Institute and the Bonner Institute programs. Areas of responsibilities include:
  • Support CCE strategic plan documentation and implementation.
  • Coordinate center-wide external communications, including creation and coordination of center reports, newsletters and project/program graphics.
  • Assist with collection and analysis of data.
  • Assist with additional CEL and Bonner programming needs.
  • Assist with development of meetings, including calendar invitations, agendas, notes and information sharing.
Education and/or Experience:

● Bachelor's degree preferred

● Experience in project management

● Experience in communications

● Ability to create visually appealing graphics

● Ability to write professional reports

● Experience in and familiarity with culture of higher education institutions

● Experience in and familiarity with community engagement work


Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks.
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.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online 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 finalist has been found.

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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