Come join the New Jersey Schools Development Authority team and contribute to our legacy of building schools that strengthen communities and provide better opportunities for New Jersey’s children. SDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain talented and motivated professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture, finance, legal, information technology, human resources and business operations to help us carry out our mission and vision for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.





Career Opportunities:

Job Title

Program Officer

Senior Program Officer


If you are applying under the NJ SAME Program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter) must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program, visit their Website at:, email: , or call the NJ Civil Service Commission at (833) 691-0404.

The NJ Schools Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at the NJ Schools Development Authority are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 457(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

    Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Trenton, NJ 08608


Contact Information:

Desired position and salary requirements should be included in the cover letter.Cover letters and resumes can be forwarded as follows:


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The SDA’s strong benefits package offers our employees and their families valuable health and lifestyle opportunities. These include but are not limited to:

 Health Care Coverage – SDA offers comprehensive health insurance through the State Health Benefits Program that is available to eligible employees and provides medical and prescription coverage for employees and their dependents. Information on the state health plans can be accessed via the State Health Benefits Program website at

 Dental Care Coverage – SDA offers a dental care insurance program administered by Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey at no cost to our employees. Employees can elect to insure dependents at a shared cost with the Authority.

 Life Insurance – SDA employees are enrolled in the State’s basic life insurance coverage which provides a benefit of 1 ½ times annual base earnings. Our employees can elect additional insurance of another 1 ½ times salary with an employee contribution. This additional coverage is required during the first year of employment.

 Pension and Deferred Compensation – Employees are enrolled in the New Jersey Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and may also set aside a portion of earnings on a regular basis in a 457 retirement plan.

 Employee Assistance Program – Counseling is available through an external service to employees and their family members for personal and work-related issues.

 Workers Advantage Program – SDA employees have access to a variety of discounts and rewards for entertainment, travel and goods through this program.









The New Jersey Schools Development Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The SDA is committed to diversity and promoting a culture of cohesiveness.

The SDA offers applicants the opportunity to share EEO-related concerns. To do so, please download and complete the form provided via link below, and mail to:

J Manuel Castillo | Director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
NJ Schools Development Authority
32 East Front Street
P.O. Box 991
Trenton, NJ 08625-0991

Discrimination Complaint Form


In addition to the work we do, SDA employees have an opportunity to participate in a variety of programs that give back to the community.

Volunteering at Food Banks


Volunteering at Food Banks

SDA employees volunteer at local food banks during the Holiday season. Whether it be sorting food donations or packaging food, SDA staff lends a hand wherever needed.


Blood Drives


Blood Drives

In the summer months, blood banks see a significant decrease in supplies. SDA employees participate in an annual blood drive to help at a time of year when it’s needed most.


Food Drives


Food Drives

SDA employees volunteer at local food banks during the Holiday season. Whether it be sorting food donations or packaging food, SDA staff lends a hand wherever needed.


School Supply Drives


School Supply Drives

SDA employees have participated in backpack drives, collecting school supplies that often go to the communities we serve.