Research Project Coordinator II

Jul 21, 2023 | News

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Research Project Coordinator II for the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, a unit of the Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy.

Among the key duties of the position are the following:

  • Provides support to one or more project managers/principal investigators by assisting with the coordination of assigned programs/projects.
  • Assists in the conduct of research, including but not limited to: literature reviews, leading practice scans, case studies, planning and administration of focus groups and surveys, and primary and secondary analysis data.
  • Assists with the preparation project reports, memoranda, and other work products.
  • Arranges and coordinates logistics and assists with content related to project-related events and meetings.
  • Work is performed under the direct supervision of one or more principal investigators and/or project managers, with specific instructions on routine or semi-routine work activities.
  • Work is usually reviewed upon completion.
  • Performs professional work that meets high standards of quality.
  • Requires basic knowledge of concepts, theories, and terminology used in the field of city and regional planning and policy.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field, plus a minimum of two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project coordination, organization, facilitation, report preparation and analysis, writing, and outreach.
  • Master degree in city and regional planning or related field preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge specifically related to transportation policy and planning generally as well as subject matter expertise in the concentrations of bicycle and pedestrian planning; metropolitan and regional planning; public and stakeholder engagement; and/or transit/paratransit planning and operations also desired.
  • The person filling this position must be proficient using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in GIS, web publishing, statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, etc.); Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) is strongly desired.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work activities will be performed primarily at a seated workstation in an office setting.
  • Some observational field work and data collection is also required.
  • Field work requires mostly in-state travel and outdoor walking and/or bicycling in urban, suburban and occasionally rural settings in New Jersey.

Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience within university guidelines. Interested candidates should apply via the internet through the Rutgers University office of human resources at the following link:

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

About VTC: The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (RU-VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Established in 1998, RU-VTC is one of several research centers within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The center specializes in identifying and exploring linkages between transportation and other public policy areas, such as economic development, land use, political governance, finance and social policy. The center has an annual operating and research budget of approximately $4 million. Additional information on VTC can be found here: