Assistant to the Vice President

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.

Assistant to the Vice President of College Advancement

The Division of College Advancement seeks applications for an assistant to the Vice President for College Advancement. Reporting to and working closely with the vice president, the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the VP and work closely with the four departments within the division as well as its auxiliary enterprises. The goal of the division is to portray a true understanding of TCNJ among its external and internal constituencies with an eye toward engendering interest and support, both financial and other, to advance the mission of the College. College Advancement encompasses the areas of:

  • Advancement Services

  • Development and Alumni Engagement

  • Government and Community Relations

  • Communications, Marketing and Brand Management

  • TCNJ Foundation 

  • Trenton State College Corporation

The successful candidate will support the Vice President for College Advancement in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the office and by serving as the primary liaison to the units within the division.  S/he will administer the department budget, coordinate travel, provide writing support related to
correspondence with donors and other constituents, oversee projects including board and committee meeting of the TCNJ Foundation, record minutes, produce content for presentations, and maintain files/records of the office.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong customer service experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, including use of technology.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in higher education or not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience in administrative office.
  • Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft applications.

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.

Contact Information

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.