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A Career at Rutgers University–Newark
Rutgers University is the largest employer in the state of New Jersey, a prestigious member of the Association of American Universities, and a top ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
Rutgers University-Newark campus joined Rutgers University in 1946 and is considered the most diverse national university campus in the United States according to the US News and World Report for several years in a row. Our diverse campus population of employees and students engage with the surrounding community in a social, economic, and educational capacity through publicly-engaged scholarship, research, and social justice advocacy.
We “Invest in our faculty and graduate and professional students” and "Value our professional and support staff as key to our success" - Rutgers University- Newark Strategic Mission.
Consists of award-winning, nationally recognized, world class faculty and staff all dedicated to serving a diverse population of students
Possesses a commitment to civic engagement and contributes to the development of the society on a national and international scale
Focuses on improving the university experience and leadership advocacy of our student body
An Anchor Institution
Rutgers University-Newark “invests in collaboration with Anchor Institutions” and “invests in collaboration in academic research programs” along with the City of Newark whose main goal and mission is to make an impact and improve the lives of the Newark community and beyond, by providing employment opportunities through workforce education, continuing studies, and publicly engaged scholarships. Our commitment to civic engagement supports the educational and employment needs of the surrounding areas, which helps to sustain the economic growth of the community we serve.
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Why Work at Rutgers University–Newark?
As the State University of New Jersey, employees are eligible to participate in the State Health Benefit Programs. Some of which include:
- An array of Medical, Prescription, and Dental plan options
- Flexible Medical Spending and Dependent Care, or Health Savings Accounts
- A comprehensive selection of financial investment opportunities for the future
- State administered Pension and Retirement Programs
- Benefits for non-contributory or optional participation in supplemental Life and Disability Insurance
- And other tax saving programs available to active and retired state employees
The university fully supports the wellness and wellbeing of its employees with its wide selection of benefits programs focused towards overall personal/family health and safety.
- Vision Care reimbursement
- Paid Time Off including 13 University Recognized Holidays, Vacation, Administrative and Personal Leave for eligible employees
- Rutgers Federal Credit Union Workplace Banking
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Premium Access to LinkedIn Learning platform
- Tuition Remission benefit for self and eligible dependents
- Resources programs to support caring for family
- Resource for overall Health, Mental and Financial Wellness
- And several more Non-State Benefit for Rutgers Position
A Comfortable and Secure Environment
It is also our Strategic Mission to ”Invest in the spaces and places where we live, learn, create, and engage the world.”
We offer in-person campus tour for our employees during New Employee Orientation to highlight the distinct uniqueness of each school and the history built by time and its diverse community population. Experience the warm, enthusiastic, socially engaged community of people with varying ethnicity, race, culture, and social background where the mission to “leverage our diversity and building civic dialogue” comes to fruition.
Rutgers University-Newark is centrally situated at the heart of Newark City.
We are conveniently located and have easy access to NJ Transit Buses, Light Rail, and Trains, with stops at Newark Penn Station, Newark Broad St., Military Park and Washington Ave. Station. Or take advantage of the dedicated employee parking space.
The campus community has access to arts, culture, and a taste of worldwide cuisines within neighboring distance. A few steps away offers access to event venues such as NJPAC, Prudential Center, Newark Museums, and Galleries, including the historical Hahnes & Company building located at 54 Halsey Street where various socially engaged art designs are on display at Paul Robeson Galleries within Express Newark.
Inside the campus, employees have unlimited access to the resources offered by Rutgers University-Newark Library which is home to the biggest collection of Jazz archives in the world. The library also services teachers, scholars, musicians, filmmakers, media, & record companies and the surrounding community. A few blocks nearby is the Newark Public Library where residents and visitors can co-create & shape lives of the future generations.
The Rutgers University Police Department is only one of the 17 accredited institution for Law Enforcement in the State of NJ, serves the community by providing a safe and secure campus neighborhood.
Need More Information?
The Rutgers–Newark Office of Human Resources is your first stop for information about benefits, compensation, policies and procedures, training/development, and other employee services. Additionally, University Human Resources offers useful resources to help guide you, from employment to retirement.
Our Contact Information
Newark Human Resources
45 Bleeker Street
Newark NJ 07102
Or visit the Rutgers–Newark Human Resources Website