Rutgers University Chief Digital Strategist, and Director Innovation & Corporate Relations in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Information


At the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, we provide the nation’s highest quality doctoral education and training, which develops outstanding practitioners and fosters personal leadership to advance the practice and field of professional psychology. Since the establishment of our Psychological Clinic in 1929 and the school’s founding in 1974, we have become the “gold standard” in the education and training of qualified and competent direct-service psychologists.

The mission of GSAPP is threefold: education, research/scholarship, and public service. Its goal is to prepare well-educated, qualified, and competent direct-service psychologists who have a special commitment to direct community involvement and to underserved populations—professionals who can integrate scientific knowledge with innovation in the delivery of psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Professionals receiving a doctoral degree in psychology should be capable of extending psychological knowledge and exhibiting the high level of analytic skills and theoretical understanding needed to use existing and emerging psychological knowledge.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Chief Digital Strategist, and Director Innovation & Corporate Relations for The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers. This position reports directly to the Dean of Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). This position is primary responsible for developing long-term strategic plans for the creation and organization of the new Center of Applied Psychology & Innovation(CAPi) and expanding GSAPP’s trainings from a state/regional audience to a national audience. The Innovation division will develop technology products and programs that will create new opportunities to advance the methods of delivering training and preparedness of current and future professionals in the field of Psychology. This position also serves as the Architect of new digital products that will serve to connect GSAPP programs to new sources of funding from the corporate sector. This position is also responsible for the overall management of the CAPi administrative staff and finances.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Develops digital strategy, define product needs, research, develop user experiences, identify resources, user experience testing, work with Rutgers staff to integrate products, financial management, develop marketing plans.

  • Oversees the execution of all products and programs, resource management, timeline, communications, build a Project Management Discipline.

  • Identifies and builds strategic partnerships with corporations as a source of funding for innovation initiatives.

  • Develops opportunities to create digital content that can be merchandised.


Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business Management or related field and extensive experience business reorganization and budget management.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in product management with excellent financial, personnel, communication, organizational and planning skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience in managing a large organization, writing proposals, securing funding.

  • Prior experience in developing innovative and entrepreneurial avenues for new funding.

  • Ability to supervise staff and students.

  • Successful public speaking and fundraising experience.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Chief Digital Strategist, and Director Innovation & Corporate Relations

Job Category: Staff & Executive - Executive

Department: GSAPP - Dean's Office

Position Status: Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Grade: 09

Annual Minimum Salary: 96529.000

Annual Mid Range Salary: 122180.000

Annual Maximum Salary: 147831.000

Standard Hours: 37.50

Union Description: Admin Assembly (MPSC)

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: ABP

Posting Number: 18ST1870

Posting Open Date: 06/13/2018

Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)

Location Details: Piscataway, NJ, 08854