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With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a vibrant and diverse institution offering world-class education in more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, including doctoral programs in psychology, nursing and educational leadership. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.


Office of Graduate Admissions

Associate Director II

Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Associate Director assists in the administration of the Office of Graduate Admissions and develops goals, policies and procedures in accordance with university policy and goals. The Associate Director of Graduate Admissions is a key member of the enrollment management team who works in collaboration with the Director of Admissions, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Graduate Dean on the recruitment, admission and enrollment of graduate students. The Associate Director supervises admissions staff and is responsible for all aspects of graduate admissions, in conjunction with colleges/schools.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and three years of professional experience as an administrator in admissions and/or student services required.  Master's degree in a related field and five years of experience is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Manuel Donelson, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email emjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Center for Online Learning and Professional Development

Professional Services Specialist III (Three Positions)

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Center for Online Learning, the Professional Services Specialist III is responsible for providing instructional design expertise and support for the development of online academic courses and specialized educational programs; technology support for the online and blended learning classrooms; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of professional experience in an institution of higher education working with a Learning Management System on an Administrator level required. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Corey Vigdor, Director for Online Learning and Professional Development, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083, or email col@kean.edu.  Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Office of Counseling and Disability Services

Director II

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling and Disability Services is responsible for the management, development and implementation of a comprehensive counseling program for the educational, personal and psychological support of students and assists in the development of policy affecting the mental health environment of the University.  The Director also supervises the substance abuse services program; collaborates with Health Services and other University departments to provide an integrated educational outreach service to students; and does related work as required. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling or a related field; a mental health counselor, professional counselor or clinical social worker license; and a minimum of four years of professional clinical experience is required. Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education or Psy.D. in Psychology or other closely related discipline with one of the above licenses; five years of supervision in a college or university counseling center; demonstrated administrative experience; and experience providing mental health prevention programming and administering outcome assessment efforts is preferred. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. Katrina Boseman, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpsajobs@kean.edu.  Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Division of Enrollment Management

Marketing Project Manager (Managing Assistant Director III)

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Managing Assistant Director manages enrollment marketing initiatives and related communication for Kean University across multiple marketing channels. The Managing Assistant Director serves as the cross disciplinary Marketing Project Manager and creates strategic marketing plans to ensure enrollment success. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning University-wide enrollment marketing strategies; acting as a liaison with the admissions, financial aid and registrar’s offices; utilizing all available means of technology and platforms to advance the mission of the University and the Division of Enrollment Management; and does related work as required. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a marketing-related environment is required, preferably in an institution of higher education or other related field. Master’s degree and three to five years of professional experience in marketing and experience with admissions and enrollment management in higher education is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Jennifer Kanellis, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email ugajobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Office of Residential Student Services

Residence Hall Director (Program Assistant)

The Residence Hall Director is a full-time, twelve-month professional employee responsible for the total operation of a residence hall or area housing. Responsibilities include supervising, training and evaluating student staff; crisis intervention and conflict resolution; enforcing University policy; student conduct; participating in the on-call system; and performing additional duties as required. Due to the required duties and functions of this position and the need for accessibility in the residence halls, this position requires on-campus residency which will be provided by the Office of Residential Student Services.  

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of one year of residential student services experience including facilities operations, residence hall student development, first year experience programs and residential student services programs in higher education preferred. Candidate must have strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills, proven leadership and be computer literate. 

Application:  Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Maximina Rivera, Assistant Vice President for Residential Student Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email rssjobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. 


Division of Institutional Advancement

Senior Development Officer (Director III)

Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement/President of the Kean University Foundation, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors capable of making significant gifts ($25,000 or more) to Kean University to further its mission; and performs related work as required. Travel and occasional evening and weekend event attendance is required. This position is contingent upon funding received from the Kean University Foundation.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in a fund development position, non-profit organization or business related field required.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in fundraising in higher education.   Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database preferred.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Carla Willis, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpiajobs@kean.edu.  Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct

Director IV

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct is responsible for the overall leadership, management and supervision of the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct.  The Director is responsible for implementing a comprehensive university-wide student conduct program; developing educational and training events to promote campus safety and civility; managing the investigation, adjudication and educational administration of the Student Code of Conduct; working collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator in developing and implementing University programs, policies and procedures in compliance with federal regulations; and performing related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional supervisory experience in student conduct or judicial affairs in an institution of higher education is required.  Master’s degree in a related field and three to five years of professional supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. Katrina Boseman, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpsajobs@kean.edu.  Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


College of Business and Public Management

Center for Cyber Security
Managing Assistant Director III

The Managing Assistant Director is the operational and logistical leader of the Center for Cyber Security (Center). Under the direction of the Executive Director of the School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, the Managing Assistant Director manages the Center; fosters public and private partnerships designed to protect and improve cyberinfrastructure; leverages professional connections to procure research grants; participates in the development and effectuation of Center goals, policies and procedures; and does related work as required.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of professional experience in cybersecurity required. An advanced degree in Information Technology, Engineering or a related field from a regionally accredited institution, experience in academic program administration and working with research students is preferred. A security-related certification, such as CISSP, CISM and/or Security+ is desired.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. James Drylie, Executive Director, School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cjpajobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Department of Athletics and Recreation

Director I

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President for Operations, the Director of Athletics and Recreation manages all department operations; develops and implements policies and procedures; organizes, plans and directs all aspects of the Division III athletics program ensuring full compliance with all applicable NCAA and NJAC rules and governing principles; manages athletic facilities, intramural sports and recreation programs; and performs related work as required. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, five years of professional experience as an administrator in intercollegiate athletic, intramural and recreational sports/programs and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and Title IX required. Master’s degree in a related field, additional administrative experience and college coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. JoAnn Pobuta, Kean University, Office of the Executive Vice President for Operations, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email evpojobs@kean.edu. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


School of Accounting and Finance

Executive Director III
*Search Extended and Revised*

The College of Business and Public Management at Kean University is experiencing exceptional growth and development. Located in a new state-of-the-art building on the Union, New Jersey campus and with an additional location in Wenzhou, China, the College is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Accounting and Finance area as we transform into a major provider of global business education.

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Accounting and Finance, responsible for managing all school activities. The Executive Director develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the evaluation process for all school faculty and staff; manages the hiring process for all school personnel; oversees curriculum, program development and outcome assessments; prepares and manages the academic advisement plan for all programs within the school; manages the school’s budget; maintains relationships with external agencies and professional organizations; and does related work as required. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications:  Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance or a related field and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable.

Curriculum innovation, faculty development, external relations, especially internships and change management will be major responsibilities. Experience with and/or interest in AACSB accreditation a must. An individual with both industry and academic experience is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cbpm@kean.edu.  Electronic applications preferred. Previous applicants need not apply. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

*Search Extended and Revised*

Kean University, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, is a vibrant and diverse institution offering world-class education in more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Kean is seeking an exceptional and committed individual to fill the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA). The Associate Vice President works closely with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in providing intellectual leadership for all academic departments and academic programs at the University as well as management and day-to-day oversight of selected units in the Division of Academic Affairs. The AVPAA is also responsible for overseeing and enhancing University systems and procedures for faculty recruitment, orientation, and continuing professional development; curriculum support and new program development; and faculty assessment, post tenure review and instructional delivery. The AVPAA works closely with other administrators on budgetary operations, division-wide policies and procedures; and strategic planning.

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's degree and a minimum of six years of professional experience in higher education or a similar organization required. A minimum of three years of the required experience must be in administration. Doctorate degree is preferred and can be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidate must have excellent writing and analytical skills and a record of academic and administrative accomplishment commensurate with appointment to a high level administrative position in a large and growing university. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpaa@kean.eduPrevious applicants need not apply. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to appointment.


Nathan Weiss Graduate College

School of Physical Therapy
Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Managing Assistant Director manages daily administrative work operations for the School of Physical Therapy. Responsibilities include the general management and supervision of ancillary staff, graduate student assistants and student workers; maintaining student, program and school records; involvement in the development of school policies and procedures for the operational direction of annual processes and events; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of professional experience managing office operations required. Professional experience managing office operations in an accredited health-related profession in higher education is preferred. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Shannon Clifford, Executive Director, School of Physical Therapy, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email ptjobs@kean.edu. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment. 


 

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

READER

Kean University is seeking a Reader that will work with a faculty member. The Reader will read aloud to the faculty member various printed materials and/or information from a computer screen that cannot be read by the adaptive computer equipment and software. The Reader will take dictation when the adaptive computer equipment and software cannot do so. Position is temporary and filled on a semester to semester basis, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Salary range is $9.50 to $16 per hour, and is commensurate upon experience.

The Reader's work schedule will vary each semester based on the faculty member's teaching schedule. We would prefer candidates that are available a minimum of 3 days per week, contingent upon the faculty members schedule.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required, with some training or experience in a field of study related to the psychology material that the Reader will read.

Application: If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter (including hours of availability) and resume to Yrelys Tapanes, Managing Assistant Director - Benefits, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. You may also apply via email at ytapanes@kean.edu or (fax) 908.737.3305.

 

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

 

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