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Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. 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.

If you are interested in applying for a staff employment opportunity with Kean University but do not see the position listed below, please email your cover letter and resume for consideration to hrjobs@kean.edu.

If you are interested in applying for a faculty and/or adjunct opportunity not listed on the Adjunct and/or Faculty Opportunities pages, please contact the Executive Director/Chairperson of the respective School/Department directly.

Thank you for your interest in joining our Kean team!


Office of University Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Professional Services Specialist IV
INTERNAL SEARCH ONLY

Reporting to the Managing Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Undergraduate Admissions Counselor supports the enrollment efforts of Kean University by recruiting prospective applicants and representing the University in a variety of settings such as high school presentations, college fairs, college night programs, on-campus visits and special events; performs basic professional functions using established policies, procedures, precedents and guidelines; and does related work as required. This position requires extensive travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; one year of professional experience in a business environment or in an institution of higher education; and a driver’s license valid in NJ is required. Master’s degree in a related field can be substituted for the one year of required experience. Experience in an admissions office in an institution of higher education is preferred. Candidate must be able to lift, handle and transport recruitment materials and equipment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Carlos Nazario, Acting Director of University Admissions, Kean Hall 217 or email ugajobs@kean.edu. The closing date for applications is October 18, 2017.  This search is limited to all current Kean University employees and to current student employees, graduate student employees, Academic Specialists and Adjunct Faculty.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Office of Enrollment Management

Enrollment Project Manager
Managing Assistant Director III

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Managing Assistant Director manages the development and implementation of enrollment projects to increase awareness of Kean University to prospective students; exercises general management and supervision over front desk office operations; performs budget management functions for Enrollment Management; provides managerial support to the Associate Vice President; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule and some travel.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in a higher education setting required, preferably in the area of project management in enrollment services. Working knowledge of MS Office programs, Internet applications, Colleague/Datatel, Recruiter/Ellucian and various social media platforms and proprietary client relationship management (CRM) software for prospective student engagement is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of budget planning, development and administration and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to:  Mr. Carlos Nazario, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email emjobs@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.


Department of Graduate Social Work

Field Education Director
Managing Assistant Director III

Under the supervision of the Department Director, the Master of Social Work (MSW) Field Education Director exercises general management and supervision over the Field Education program at Kean University; manages field education placement coordination for social work students; participates in the development of goals, policies, and procedures for the Field Education Office; and performs related work as required. The Field Education Director may be required to teach two in-load courses per academic semester (fall and spring).  This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Master of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited institution; teaching experience in Social Work Education; two or more years of professional social work experience; and license or eligibility for licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of NJ is required. Previous experience with student learning outcomes assessment is highly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidate must have proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, Google Docs and database management.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Telvis Rich, Director, Department of Graduate Social Work, via email to socialworkjobs@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 Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences
School of Computer Science

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Managing Assistant Director manages daily work operations for the School of Computer Science. This individual is also responsible for the general management and supervision of support staff, graduate student assistants and student workers. The Managing Assistant Director will be responsible for maintaining student, program and school records and will be involved in the development of school policies and procedures for the operational direction of annual processes and events; and also does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as needed. Off campus travel is required to Community Colleges and High Schools for outreach events and other activities.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience supervising office operations required. Professional experience managing office operations in an accredited program in higher education is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Patricia Morreale, Executive Director, School of Computer Science via email to kucsdept@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 Enrollment Management

Data Processing Unit
Data Entry Operator I
Temporary Position

Under close supervision of the Managing Assistant Director of the Data Processing Unit, the Data Entry Operator I uses a computer and imaging software to process data from a standard source document for storage and/or data management purposes; compares entered data to ensure the accuracy of input and verifies completeness; follows established University policies and FERPA guidelines; and does related work as required.  This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours as necessary.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree; previous experience in an admissions setting; knowledge of Microsoft Office; and data entry skills are preferred. Candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills in addition to excellent customer service skills.

Application: Please send cover letter and résumé to: Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrjobs@kean.edu. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.


Learning Commons

Managing Assistant Director III

The Nancy Thompson Library of Kean University is undergoing a transformation utilizing innovative technologies, including the use of unique mobile apps and cloud based information systems customized for the individual user, providing real time notification of academic, scholarly resources as well as campus activities.  We seek a creative manager with a vision to help redefine the role of academic libraries to prepare students for challenges of the 21st century.

Under the supervision of the Director, the Managing Assistant Director provides managerial support for the Learning Commons; manages day-to-day activities in the Learning Commons related to Digital Library Services, Learning Support Services and general operations; participates in the development of goals, policies and procedures with other staff; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Work schedule is assigned according to shifts/rotations to cover 24/7 facility and service operations and may vary by academic and calendar year.

Operations Management includes the Kean USA campus, as well as other programs/divisions at Kean Ocean, Kean Highlands and Wenzhou-Kean University, in China. This includes potential travel to and assignments of work at other locations.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience working in an institution of higher education or an equivalent business-setting is required. Degree specialty in Management, Business or a related field; Certification or Graduate level coursework; and experience providing student support services and supporting Digital Library functions is preferred. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Learning Commons, by email to ntljobs@kean.edu. Please specify Managing Assistant Director III in the subject heading.  In addition to the required application materials, please include a 1500-words or less explanation of the governing principles of policy development, implementation and assessment of student support services in a Digital Library setting as part of a Learning Commons environment. Applicants must also provide a three slide presentation that demonstrates graphically how these same governing principles are effectively maintained and continuously evaluated and improved for a 24/7 year-round operational facility for student support in The Learning Commons setting at a 4-year university.

The deadline for applications is October 18, 2017.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Division of Planning and Special Counsel

Director of Strategic Initiatives (Director II)

The Division of Planning and Special Counsel was created in 2015 to manage strategic initiatives that require coordination on an institutional level.   Under the direction of the President’s Special Counsel, the Division is responsible for coordinating the planning and development of strategies and implementation plans for achieving Presidential priorities.

The Director of Strategic Initiatives reports to the President’s Special Counsel (PSC) and works closely with the PSC and the University President, as well as other senior administrators, to manage a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects and initiatives involving the Office of the President.  The Director of Strategic Initiatives develops, manages and leads initiatives that promote and support the mission and values of the University and, at the direction of the PSC, oversees the administrative and operational affairs of the Office of Special Counsel, and the President, as required.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four years of senior management experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidate must have strong and proven project management competencies, as well as excellent organizational and time management skills.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the President, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email specialcounseljobs@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.


Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council

Director IV

The Holocaust Resource Center is a joint initiative between Kean University and the Holocaust Resource Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. The Center collects and disseminates Holocaust history to foster and reinforce ongoing awareness of this tragedy throughout the community. The Center has hosted some of the most eminent Holocaust scholars, noted authors and survivors.  The Center also maintains a library on the Holocaust that includes books, original sources, videotapes and testimonials of Holocaust survivors, all of which are available to students, faculty and visiting researchers.

Under the direction of the University’s Special Counsel and Vice President of Planning in the Office of the President, the Director organizes, plans and directs the Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council and develops goals, policies and procedures; manages the budget; manages community outreach; manages events and student programs; works on securing grants and donor funds; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in education, higher education or other related field is required. Specific experience with Holocaust awareness education is desired. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the President, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email keanhrcjobs@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.


Human Rights Institute

Director III

The Human Rights Institute (HRI) at Kean University broadens the university's longstanding efforts to promote the awareness of human rights issues and violations across the globe and develops initiatives designed to help eradicate these atrocities and their root causes. The HRI is located on the main campus and includes a state-of-the-art gallery highlighting issues, artwork and publications related to human rights worldwide. The HRI seeks to serve as a major regional and national resource for developing curricula, seminars and other materials aimed at promoting understanding and tolerance across ethnic, racial, religious and other barriers and inspiring action. The HRI holds various events throughout the year including at least one major conference.

Under the direction of the University’s Special Counsel and Vice President of Planning in the Office of the President, the Director  is responsible for managing the Institute and develops goals, policies and procedures; develops and maintains community and donor relationships; coordinates the raising of funds; manages the budget; promotes/markets the HRI both internally and externally; oversees planning and assessment activities ensuring effectiveness and appropriate growth of the HRI; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in public fundraising, management, higher education or other related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the President, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrinstitutejobs@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

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the supervision of the Associate Director or Director of the Office of Counseling and Disability Services, the Managing Assistant Director assists in the administration of the Kean Counseling Center and its programs; provides a full range of clinical services including assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, case management services, referrals, campus consultation and community based programming/services; exercises general management and supervision over one or more sections within the Kean Counseling Center; supervises and manages counseling center staff; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a Counseling-related field from an accredited college; current New Jersey state licensure as a psychologist, social worker or professional counselor; and a minimum of two years of clinical experience including work with high-risk patients as well as with complex and/or longstanding clinical problems is required. Familiarity with developmental issues of college students and demonstrated commitment, sensitivity and skill in working with a diverse population is also required.  Experience working with college students in a university setting; interest in providing education and training to clinical staff on clinical issues; and expertise in case management services is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Vincent Kiefner, Director, Office of Counseling and Disability Services, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email counselingcenterjobs@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 Health Services

Advanced Practice Nurse, 12 Months

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in the Office of Health Services provide essential health care services to Kean University students. In addition to providing appropriate preventive and episodic health care, the Nurse Practitioner also assists students in identifying health risks and in assuming responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, as well as the appropriate utilization of health care resources; and does related work as required.
 
Qualifications: Current and valid certification as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, issued by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, in the category of Adult or Family Health is required. Master’s degree in Nursing and two years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter and résumé to: Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrjobs@kean.edu. Electronic applications preferred.  Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to appointment.


Office of Computer and Information Services

Professional Services Specialist IV, Computer Services
Senior Systems Administrator

Under the supervision of the Director III of Help Desk and IT Operations, the Professional Services Specialist IV is responsible for overseeing the systems administration of Windows and Virtualized infrastructure including, but not limited to: server builds; system, software and end user support; Active Directory design; storage area network architecture and administration; VMware; backup and disaster recovery processes; and performs additional duties as required.  This role will be performed from the Union campus supporting remote campuses across New Jersey and in China.  This position requires occasional travel to other Kean campus locations in New Jersey.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in one or more of the following areas: data processing, installation and maintenance of application programs, technical support and/or design and preparation of programs.  Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or a related field; Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or equivalent certification; at least two years of experience in technical support including Systems Administration and/or Systems Engineering; and experience with Active Directory. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis. 

The selected candidate will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period to become eligible for a regular appointment. 

Please send cover letter and resume to: Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrjobs@kean.edu.


Division of Enrollment Management

Digital Marketing Manager
Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Managing Assistant Director manages digital enrollment marketing initiatives and related digital communication for Kean University across multiple marketing channels. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and implementing digital external enrollment marketing plans; managing social media for recruitment areas; utilizing all available means of technology and platforms to advance the mission of the University and the Division of Enrollment Management; creating policies and procedures in these areas; and performing related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and 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 digital 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. Melissa Maiorino, 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.


Office of University Relations

Web Marketing Manager
Managing Assistant Director III

Reporting to the Vice President for University Relations or designee, the Web Marketing Manager will manage Kean University’s website operations including its planning, design, maintenance, optimization and daily administration. The Web Marketing Manager will assist with the planning and execution of Kean’s web-based marketing strategy, with the website serving as its foundation for internet marketing and its primary student recruitment vehicle. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating policies and procedures for website marketing and management operations; managing website design, improvements and updates; managing consistency in layout, positioning, navigation and content across and throughout Kean’s web portfolio; improving presence and user experience; and performing related work as required.  This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a related field is required. At least four years of professional experience is preferred, with work in higher education a plus. Candidate must have technical experience with HTML, CSS, Drupal administration and site building; content management system administration; JavaScript; Google analytics; Google webmaster tools and tracking code implementation; a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility and general web functions and standards; comprehensive experience with web authoring, development and publishing tools; and experience with computer graphics and multimedia design. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Emily Renkert, Office of University Relations, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email urjobs@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.


Nathan Weiss Graduate College

Dean

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College and will provide leadership in the areas of teaching, research and university and community service.  The Dean is also expected to work closely with faculty and other Deans in curricular matters, including the development of strong and innovative academic programs. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree or combination of experience in an academic or professional field related to the disciplines within the college; a record of distinguished academic or professional achievement; and a minimum of five years of progressive experience in management or a higher education environment.  Experience in related research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Other qualifications include:  demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative and shared decision making and the ability to sustain a strong and collegial relationship with faculty, staff, students and administrators; experience with faculty and student research; a successful record in budget development and strategic planning; ability to balance advocacy for the college with the needs of the wider university community; an understanding of the role of information technology in business, science and education; and a demonstrated ability to interact with the broader business, education, science and research and development communities.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Graduate Dean Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083 or email vpaajobs@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 appointment.  


Office of Computer and Information Services (OCIS)

Database Administrator (Managing Assistant Director II)

Under the supervision of the Director of Help Desk/IT Operations, the Database Administrator manages all database administration functions that support the University's production databases as well as other supporting systems; participates in the development and effectuation of goals, policies and procedures for database management which involves development of office policies and procedures; and does related work as required. Primary database systems to support will be MS SQL and UniData and the Database Administrator will manage all technical activities for a relational database to consist of system and application software upgrades, performance analysis, record archival, tuning and user maintenance.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience as a database administrator is required. Bachelor’s degree in a computer discipline and certification is preferred. Prior experience as a database administrator with MS SQL and UniData expertise is also preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Joseph Marinello, Office of Computer and Information Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email ocisjobs@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 Social Sciences

Executive Director III

Under the direction of the Dean, the Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Social Sciences consisting of programs in Economics, Political Science and Sociology. The Executive Director is responsible for managing all school activities and develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for all school faculty and staff; 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; 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 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.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email chssjobs@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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