COLE: University Relations - Area Manager

Job Locations US-NJ
College Engagement and University Partnerships
Pro Bono Contributor


JERSEYSTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) education to pre-teen and teenage girls and underserved children in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on, and online afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st-century problem-solving skills, and self-esteem.


  • Responsible for understanding the structure/culture of and familiarizing themselves with the higher ed landscape to relationships within each assigned school within their designated NJ area: either North, Central, or South.
  • Supervise two regional coordinators in their outreach activities to connect with key academic and staffing contacts at approximately 5 schools. 
  • Develop and provide coordinators with boilerplate documents, emails, templated presentations for cultivating initial target contacts.
  • Facilitate and schedule meetings/planning discussions for co-Leads to establish formal partnerships with each of the 30 identified schools.
  • This role reports to the University Relations Co-Leads.


Experience Qualifications:

  • Someone with knowledge or direct experience with the college or university system.
  • Familiarity with New Jersey Universities and colleges.
  • Ability to manage teams of 2 to 5 people.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or business management.


  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Collaboratory skills
  • Communication skills

Time Commitment:

  • 5- 10 hours per week


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