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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.


School of Psychology

Professional Services Specialist IV
INTERNAL SEARCH ONLY

The Professional Services Specialist IV provides support services in the University’s School of Psychology. Responsibilities include assisting students in completing graduation applications and identifying their academic concerns and/or issues and directing them in how to resolve the same; serving as department liaison between faculty and administrative support offices on the main and east campuses; assigning and supervising the work of clerical, academic specialist and student workers as required; coordinating the work hours of all part-time workers in the School of Psychology; inputting biweekly employee attendance reports on the Kronos platform; organizing and maintaining the security of all essential records and files, including personnel files and student grievances, the Google calendar for the School of Psychology and the School of Psychology’s financials; organizing and providing professional support for data analysis and reports on assignments of faculty advisors to undergraduate Psychology majors, faculty office hours and faculty class schedules; developing informative materials for faculty, staff, textbook representatives and current and prospective students, including composing correspondence to inform resident and/or adjunct faculty as to upcoming events and required activities; reviewing Excel spreadsheets, Datatel and Keanwise for accuracy of class schedules and resolving conflicts with class scheduling; organizing the distribution, collection and security of all resident and adjunct faculty teaching evaluations and assessment materials; recording and expediting all student grade change forms and independent study contracts; applying principles of federal and/or state laws and regulations in the course of official duties (e.g. FERPA, ADA) and related University, College and School regulations and policies to students and staff; assisting the Graduate Coordinators and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Coordinator in the processing of applications and determining eligibility; assisting the Psi Chi adviser in the student application process and in coordinating the annual School of Psychology Honors and Awards ceremony; and performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college/university or foreign equivalent and one (1) year of professional experience in an institution of higher education providing student support services and assisting with class scheduling required.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Paula Avioli, Executive Director, School of Psychology, EC-234B or email pavioli@kean.edu. The closing date for applications is January 16, 2015.  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 Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Officer (Professional Services Specialist III)
*Search Extended*

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Officer supports enrollment efforts and is responsible for the recruitment of prospective student applicants for Kean University. The Admissions Officer implements a comprehensive recruitment strategy within a specific geographic territory; counsels and advises prospective students on admission, financial aid, academic programs and student life at Kean University; serves as primary liaison for prospective students and travels extensively in the assigned territory; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; two years of professional experience in an admissions office; a valid driver’s license in the State of NJ and automobile for recruitment travel required.  Professional experience in a college admissions office is preferred.  Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to lift, handle and transport recruitment materials and equipment. 

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Emily Renkert, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email ugajobs@kean.edu. When applying by email, please specify the position title in the subject line. 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.


New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM)

Associate Dean

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean assists in the general administration and management of the Center and its various teaching, research and outreach missions as well as its special initiatives and the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Dean. The primary responsibility of the Associate Dean will be to promote and supervise applied research at the Center. In the absence of the Dean, the Associate Dean assumes the role of chief academic officer for the NJCSTM.

As the chief research officer for the NJCSTM, the Associate Dean is responsible for the leadership, promotion, development and maintenance of faculty and student scholarly research programs, publications, community-based research collaborations and externally funded research and service activities across the Center and in collaboration with other Colleges and Schools within the University and the broader academic and industry communities; is responsible for improvements in the quality and impact of that research and the growth of local, national and international research collaborations; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree or combination of experience in an academic or professional field related to the disciplines within the NJCSTM and a minimum of four years of progressive experience in a higher education environment or in a research environment involving collaborations and/or other activities with academic scientists and institutions, in either case, combining research, education and administrative experience or the equivalent as determined by the university.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean of NJCSTM, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email njcstmjobs@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

Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the Managing Assistant Director of University Relations, the Program Assistant performs basic professional functions for the Office using established policies, procedures, precedents and guidelines; facilitates internal billing process; prepares, reviews and/or edits communications for the University website and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or an Associate’s degree with two years of experience required. A minimum of two years of experience in a communications-related function is preferred.  Candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and budgeting systems.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Emily Renkert, Search Committee Chairperson, 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.


Department of Occupational Therapy

Fieldwork Manager (Managing Assistant Director III)

Under the direction of the Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College, the Managing Assistant Director exercises general management and supervision over one or more sections of the occupational therapy (OT) program at Kean University; manages fieldwork coordination of occupational therapy students as well as fieldwork education for the department; participates in the development of goals, policies and procedures for the OT program; ensures compliance with all ACOTE accreditation “C” standards; and does related work as required. The Managing Assistant Director may be required to teach two in-load courses per academic semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities. This position requires a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field; national certification as a registered occupational therapist; license or eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New Jersey; and a minimum of two years of professional experience working in the field of occupational therapy required. Previous experience supervising occupational therapy Level II Fieldwork and teaching experience is preferred. Candidate must have proven skills in the organization, coordination and implementation of programming, excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and database management.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Claire Mulry, Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Occupational Therapy, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cmulry@kean.edu. The closing date for applications is January 9, 2015. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Office of Computer and Information Services

Professional Services Specialist III, Computer Services

Under the direction of the Director III of Help Desk and IT Operations, the Professional Services Specialist III in the Office of Computer and Information Services is responsible for the systems administration of Windows and Virtualized infrastructure including but not limited to: server builds, system, software and end user support, active directory maintenance, storage area network administration, VMware, backup and disaster recovery processes; performs additional duties as required.  The role will be performed from the Union campus supporting remote campuses across New Jersey and in China.  Travel within New Jersey may be necessary once or twice a month.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer science or related field is required.  In addition, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or equivalent certifications are preferred. Two (2) years of experience in technical support including Systems Administration and/or Systems Engineering. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis.  A Master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Expert knowledge of network protocols such as: DNS, SMTP, and DHCP; extensive experience with VMware ESXi and Virtual Center is preferred.

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

Application: Please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ, 07083, or fax to (908)-737-3305, or email hrjobs@kean.edu


Office of Undergraduate and Transfer Admissions

Director II

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director of Undergraduate and Transfer Admissions is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan for freshman and transfer students for Kean University. Responsibilities include managing admissions and related record keeping activities for Kean’s campuses located in Union, NJ; Kean Ocean in Toms River, NJ; and Wenzhou-Kean University, in China. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours for special events and programming.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four years of progressive leadership and management experience in a college admissions office required. Master’s degree preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and executing a comprehensive recruitment plan with proven results in supervising and leading a sales-oriented team; experience setting and meeting enrollment goals; and knowledge of computer databases, information systems and new technologies, including social media and higher education CRM systems is essential. Experience with Datatel and Recruiter a plus.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Emily Renkert, 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 Financial Aid

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid, with work also assigned by the Associate Director of Financial Aid, the Managing Assistant Director manages one or more financial aid programs; participates in the development of office goals, policies and procedures; assigns work to a team of financial aid professionals; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in a financial aid or student accounting office in an agency or institution of higher education required. One year of the required experience must be at a supervisory/administrative level. Master’s degree in a related field and working knowledge of integrated student information systems, including Datatel’s Colleague system preferred. Bilingual in Spanish is also preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Application: Please send letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Al Dorsett, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email finaidjobs@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 Education

STEMpact Grant Project
Project Director (Director IV)

The STEMpact Project is a collaboration between Union County College and Kean University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Title V STEMpact Project has a primary goal of improving retention, graduation and transfer rates among Hispanic and low-income students in STEM and Education fields who complete an associate’s degree and continue their education to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

Under the direction of the Dean of the College of Education, the Project Director administers Kean University’s participation in the STEMpact Project and its related program activities including, but not limited to: development and utilization of a Makerspace; faculty professional development; student recruitment, counseling and advisement; alignment of curriculum and the development of a joint admissions agreement; and management of the STEMpact Summer Academy. The Project Director supervises and manages the personnel attached to the Project; administers financial operations of the Project; acts with the authority of the Project Executive Director in his or her absence; and does related work as required. This position is contingent upon the availability of supporting grant funds.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree in a field related to the position and a minimum of two years of professional experience in the administration of funded programs in an institution of higher education required. A minimum of three years of professional experience in working with low-income, multicultural students and directing programs for faculty professional development in an institution of higher education preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, STEMpact Project Director, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email coejobs@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 appointment.


New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM)

Research Facilities Manager (Managing Assistant Director III)

Under the general direction and leadership of the Associate Dean, the Research Facilities Manager is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and overall management of the research facilities in the NJCSTM, including supervision of administrative personnel and research staff, as well as supporting graduate teaching assistants and part-time staff in furtherance of the teaching, research and outreach missions of the Center. In addition, the Research Facilities Manager ensures that all research conducted in the NJCSTM complies with all applicable University, state and federal policies, guidelines, regulations and laws and performs related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in a STEM discipline (Chemistry highly preferred) and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a higher education environment or in a field directly related to the research functions of the NJCSTM required. Master’s degree in a science field and at least two years of managerial experience is preferred. A Ph.D. degree or an Ed.D. degree may be substituted for the two years of required experience.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean of NJCSTM, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email njcstmjobs@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 General Accounting

Director of General Accounting (Director II)

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Operations, the Director of General Accounting manages financial operations for the University, including, but not limited to: financial accounting, financial reporting/systems, accounts payable, grants and fixed assets. The Director develops department, division and university-wide policies and procedures in administering financial operations for the University; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; CPA; a minimum of four years of professional experience in accounting; and knowledge of International Accounting Standards required. Master’s degree, CMA and progressively responsible financial management experience in an educational setting or similar environment is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Faruque Chowdhury, Director of Human Resources, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email hrjobs@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 Institutional Advancement

Director of Development for Liberty Hall Museum
(Director IV)

The Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University is the home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been a silent witness to more than 200 years of American history. The Museum houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of Livingston and Kean families. The Museum aims to educate and entertain the public visitor through several different types of programming and special exhibits, with a yearly calendar of events offered to the public, all related to history.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development manages the fundraising activities for Liberty Hall Museum including the planning, supervision and implementation of all development events, membership initiatives and related programs. The Director serves as the staff liaison between the Museum and the Kean University Foundation; is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospective donors for the Museum; and performs related work as required. This position is contingent upon funding received from the Liberty Hall Museum. Travel and occasional evening and weekend event attendance is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and two 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 arts and cultural organizations, museums, historical societies or higher educational institutions.  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.


College of Business and Public Management

Managing Assistant Director of Internships and Assessment
(Managing Assistant Director III)

Under the direction of the Associate Dean, the Managing Assistant Director of Internships and Assessment is responsible for managing day-to-day activities for the College of Business and Public Management in the following areas: cooperative education, internships and assessment – domestic; global internships, professional opportunities and study abroad in China; and performs related work as required. This position requires local, national and international travel to Wenzhou, China.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience as an administrator in an institution of higher education, preferably in the area of international internships and/or study abroad; as an administrator in the private or NGO sectors; or other related field required. At least three years of professional 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: Dr. Geofrey Mills, Associate Dean, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cbpm@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 Architecture

Managing Assistant Director II

The Michael Graves School of Architecture at Kean University will initiate a new professional Master’s program in Architecture in 2015 at the Union, NJ campus, as well as at its additional campus location in Wenzhou, China.  Under the direction and leadership of the Dean of the School of Architecture, the Managing Assistant Director II assists in the general administration and management of all aspects of the School and its various teaching, research and outreach missions, as well as its special initiatives.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a higher education environment or in a field directly related to the design and/or research functions of the School of Architecture is required. Master’s degree in a related field and at least two years of managerial experience is preferred. A Ph.D. degree or an Ed.D. degree may be substituted for the two years of required experience.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. David Mohney, FAIA, Acting Dean, School of Architecture, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email dmohney@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

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 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 also be major responsibilities. Experience with and/or interest in AACSB accreditation is desired. 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. 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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