Research Project Coordinator II

Organization: Rutgers-The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

Posted: November 2, 2020 | Closing: November 23, 2020

Job Description

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks qualified candidates to fill two project coordinator positions.  The center’s research portfolio includes projects that address a broad range of planning and policy topics, including: regional planning, transit-oriented development, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, transit planning, emerging mobility options, human services transportation, and others. The project coordinators will provide project management and research support to the center’s project managers and principal investigators on designated projects.  Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research and assist with the analysis of data;
  • Assist with the preparation of project reports, topical newsletters, technical memoranda, and other work products;
  • Plan and implement public and stakeholder outreach and engagement including focus groups, workshops, committee meetings and conferences; and
  • Assist in the oversight of student research assistants and project consultants.

The candidates filling these positions will be assigned to support the Middlesex County Destination 2040 Strategic Plan project, the Middlesex County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update project, the Middlesex County Vision Zero initiative, the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center project, and Together North Jersey project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project coordination activities, report preparation and data analysis, writing, and outreach.
  • Basic knowledge of the key concepts used in the field of transportation planning and policy;
  • Good written and oral communication skills and computer literacy.

Master’s in city and regional planning or closely related field is preferred. Subject matter expertise in quantitative/qualitative research methods and design; geographic information systems; transit planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and/or transportation operations/evacuation planning is also desirable.

Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience.  These positions are part of the Alternate Benefit Program (ABP). ABP is a mandatory, state-administered, defined contribution retirement program for regularly appointed faculty, visiting professors and certain administrative staff. It provides pension benefits, life insurance and long-term disability insurance for qualifying enrolled members. The positions are represented by the URA-AFT union.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply via the internet through the Rutgers University office of human resources at the following link:

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