Job Positions

Developmental Specialist

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences


Rutgers University

Date Posted:

Dec 5 2021 3:15PM

Close Date:

Feb 5 2022

Position Description

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Developmental Specialist for the Office of Minority Undergraduate Science Programs (OMUSP)Under the direction of the Associate Director, this position is responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining standards for the curriculum implemented with all Organic Chemistry and Upper level science students enrolled in the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS).


Among the key duties of this position are the following: Responsible for developing programs and implementing strategies to increase the retention of students within the ODASIS department. Coordinate and track the supplemental instruction and study group and/or hall programs within ODASIS. Hire, train, and supervise staff. Provide counseling and academic advising activities that services the special needs of the underrepresented students and/or minority students enrolled in ODASIS programs. Assisting the Associate Director with the recruitment, implementation and monitoring of the MCAT and GRE credit-bearing preparatory programs. Development and implementation of funding strategies to include soliciting support from corporations, foundations, and other sources that will provide equipment and resources, or financial support not available from the University and/or writing grant proposals and evaluating existing programs.

Application Process

Institution Information

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff. Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

Additional Information

Regional Campus:
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details Piscataway, NJ 08854

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in human services, administration, academic advising, counseling, communication, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience working with students in science curriculum. A minimum of two years of relevant experience in academic support services. Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to handle multitasking by prioritizing daily tasks and responsibilities while providing counseling to numerous students and making important academics-related decisions responsibly.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with the issues affecting the achievement of underrepresented individuals in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology is highly preferred. Strong familiarity with Rutgers University social, political and academic environment is highly preferred. Preferred familiarity with STEM majors, more specifically, Organic Chemistry