• Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.
Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My Experience" section of your application.

Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Community Action Nexus (uCAN), the uCAN Project Coordinator assists in the cultivation, development, and management of diverse and mutually beneficial community-university engaged projects with the goal of harnessing the collective strengths of the University’s academic, economic, and infrastructure resources. This position supports uCAN operations by assisting with administration, program coordination, partnership development, programmatic research and evaluation, marketing, and the creation of training materials and reports.

  • Identify and cultivate new partnerships between the university and community organizations, government agencies, and businesses.

  • Develop and coordinate projects and events that promote community engagement.

  • Provide support to community partners, including technical assistance, training, and resources.

  • Track and report on the progress of uCAN partnerships and projects.

  • Prepare reports and presentations on the activities, impact, and outcomes of uCAN.

  • Represent the university at community events and meetings.

  • Maintain uCAN calendar, scheduling meetings, events, and training.

  • Attend and participate in meetings and committees and may take minutes or notes and perform follow-up activities.

  • Assist in developing or revising uCAN procedures, practices, and forms.

  • Oversee a comprehensive system for tracking uCAN data on civic/community engagement.

  • Manage software applications and data for uCAN, and develop visuals/videos for presentations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field, such as social work, community development, or public administration.

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience with community engagement projects/programs in civic engagement, such as service-learning, volunteer, or related field.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Passion for community engagement.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Proficient working with Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Interact comfortably and effectively with diverse communities and individuals.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Professional experience with budget management.

  • Experience living and/or working in Paterson or some other large city in New Jersey.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

  • Solid working knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques for designing and implementing community and civic engagement programs.

  • Solid working knowledge and understanding of on and off-line community organizing principles, practices, and strategies.

  • Experience with recruiting, selecting, assigning, utilizing, and evaluating work of a large and diverse volunteer group.

  • Experience with marketing and outreach for various initiatives.

  • Experiencing working with computer and web media applications, including civic engagement technology.


Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instruction .


Community Action Nexus

Position Type

Professional - Non-Faculty

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent .

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