Program Assistant, The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey (Ewing)

Position Summary

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.

The Sustainability Institute is seeking candidates for a program assistant role.

The Institute administers the award-winning Sustainable Jersey Certification

Program and numerous federal and state grant-funded projects. Our mission is to empower New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training, and financial incentives necessary to pursue critical sustainability initiatives. We work with municipalities and K-12 public schools across the state to identify and pursue best practices aimed at addressing current and future issues and challenges such as climate and energy, social justice, natural resources protection, waste management, health and many more. To learn more about the Sustainable Jersey program, visit or

A successful candidate will be a quick and eager learner interested in supporting our mission and finds fulfillment in collaborating with others to create media and communications that enhance our image and meet the needs of our various target audiences. This includes but is not limited to email and social media marketing; website content creation and management; maintenance of our YouTube channels; and assisting with other core operation functions.

Main Responsibilities:

Coordinating content from staff to produce a weekly eblast to program

participants, maintaining mailing lists, and tracking response rates.

Creating webpages and updating content and images on the Sustainable Jersey municipal and schools program websites based on content provided by other staff.

Editing video content and managing our municipal and schools YouTube


Supporting the organization’s social media efforts including account

administration and creating and posting content on Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram and others.

Monitoring the effectiveness of the organization’s media and communications activities and offering suggestions for improvements.

Supporting the administration of the certification programs.

Required Qualifications:

Associates degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, or related


One year of relevant work, internships, or volunteer experience related to

media and communications functions aimed at communicating program

content or promoting organizational activities. This includes using email

marketing applications such as Constant Contact or MailChimp and social

media tools to promote programs and events, including Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram, and YouTube.

Knowledge of and experience with website content management applications such as Typo3, Word Press, PHP, and HTML.

Solid computer skills, including Google drive, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, Acrobat Professional, and Google website analytics. Ability to create simple graphics and edit photos and videos using applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Canva, iMovie, and the Mac Photos app. Familiarity with using virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, GoTo Webinar, or WebEx.

Quick and eager learner who is tech savvy, takes direction well, highly organized with the ability to work independently and as a team, balance multiple priorities, problem-solve, and assume responsibilities to meet the needs of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred with minor or significant course work in graphic

design and communications.

Demonstrated interest in environmental and social justice issues through

course work or volunteer, job, or personal experiences.

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, including the fourth-best

college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.


Full Health benefits package

How To Apply:

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. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.