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Assistant Director
Camden, NJ
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Full Time
Posted August 14, 2023
The Assistant Director of the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) provides key administrative functions to support RCCA’s ongoing activities serving the campus and local communities. Supporting the Director, the incumbent oversees the financial administration of RCCA: preparing grant submissions, tracking awards, grants budget record-keeping, program operations and reporting. In addition, the Assistant Director oversees RCCA personnel. The Assistant Director oversees the marketing and communication of RCCA activities, and serves as liaison for RCCA to the University, including Rutgers Foundation, local community, and the broader arts constituencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Grants and Budgetary Oversight
In collaboration with the Director of RCCA and RCCA’s Advisory Committee, develops an annual plan for RCCA.
Working with RCCA Director to identify funding opportunities, prepares submissions to secure grants and contracts of $5,000+ to meet long and short-term goals for the RCCA.
In conjunction with the Offices of Sponsored Research (ORSP), Pre and Post Award Offices, and the RAPSS system, ensures streamlined grant submission, tracking and reporting processes.
Works with RCCA staff to ensure proper grants budget record-keeping, and with the assigned Business Specialist and appropriate grants offices to ensure appropriate spending, charging, and allocation of costs.
Ensures grant compliance requirements are met, including reporting.

Daily operations of RCCA
Provides day-to-day oversight of RCCA professional staff to ensure that programs and events are completed in a high quality and grants compliant manner and as assigned by the Director.
Assess need for part-time and contractual staffing to support the activities of RCCA, and when hired, trains them for the contracted services, or ensures that the training be undertaken by the appropriate staff member.
Serves as ADA coordinator for RCCA, assuring that all staff are ADA compliant in their area.

Development and Donor Relations
Maintains routine communication with RU Foundation, specifically the development office at Rutgers-Camden, to ensure that information on prospective funders is accurate and up to date and that solicitation efforts are coordinated.
Cultivates relationships with community partners and donors to ensure continual funding for RCCA operational and program funding.
Working with the Director and other RCCA staff, plans and implements fund-raising events

Community Leadership
Complements the Director’s efforts in assuming a key leadership role on and around campus and among city, county, and state arts and cultural institutions and invested individuals. Explores ways in which RCCA can contribute meaningfully to these environments and engage creatively with them, seeking out new partnerships, collaborators, and audiences to position the Center locally and statewide as a thought leader in arts, arts education, and community arts and culture.
Complements the Director’s efforts to maintain external relations in both state and national arts organizations, assuring RCCA’s active participation in the cultural world, including sitting on boards such as ArtPride NJ and South Jersey Cultural Alliance.

Assures that internal and external communications submitted by RCCA staff meet the guidelines and standards set by the Director of RCCA.
Assures that RCCA activities are adequately documented.
Assures that RCCA list-servs are regularly maintained and updated.
Oversees media relations with the Communications Office.


Minimum Education and Experience
Required bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus five years experience; degree preferably in fine arts; art history; arts education and/or museum studies.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, administrative skills, and planning skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree in the fine arts; art history; arts education and/or museum studies. Three years of experience in program or departmental management, including grant writing.

Equipment Utilized
Typical office setting, utilizing computer-based equipment. Position also requires walking and occasional (less than 25 lbs) lifting.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Position may require occasional off-hours work, including nights and weekends.

How To Apply

To apply, Go to: Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter/Letter of Application Optional Documents List of Professional References (contact Info)