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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.


Kean Ocean Student Services

Program Assistant
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Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Program Assistant provides professional support using established policies, procedures and guidelines related student services on the Kean Ocean campus and assists with the coordination of annual events including Welcome Week, Campus Awareness, Student Services Expo and National Days of Service. This position serves as a liaison in the coordination of other Kean Ocean and Kean Union student services, works collaboratively with the Associate Vice President for Kean Ocean to coordinate services in support of student needs; and does related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

This position is located at the Kean Ocean campus in Toms River, NJ (on the grounds of Ocean County College). Initial training will be provided at the Union campus and weekly travel to Union is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required.  Two years of professional experience in student development, campus life and/or co-curricular programming is preferred. Strong organizational skills; knowledge of MS Office software programs; and an aptitude for emerging electronic social media is also preferred. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.  The closing date for applications is December 15, 2016.  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 Financial Aid

Managing Assistant Director II

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 major financial aid programs which includes, but is not limited to: Pell, TAG, Direct Loans and the unemployment tuition waiver; participates in the development of office goals, policies and procedures; oversees a team of financial aid professionals; 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 and two years of professional experience in a financial aid or student accounting office in an institution of higher education is 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 is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish is also preferred. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Karen Struthers, Associate Director of Financial Aid, 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.


Office of Computer and Information Services

Managing Assistant Director III

Under the supervision of the Director of Systems, the Managing Assistant Director manages a wide range of technical functions to provide computer support services to University students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the Kean community. The Managing Assistant Director is responsible for exercising general management and supervision over multiple areas within the Office of Computer and Information Services including, but not limited to: the University’s Help-Desk, Blackboard Learning System support and maintenance, the campus-wide Windows Server environment and Active Directory and the Citrix and VMware virtual environments; and does related work as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of related professional experience in a technical environment providing IT and/or desktop support services, with expertise in troubleshooting and maintaining PC and Mac hardware, operating systems and related software applications such as Blackboard, Citrix and VMware is required. Professional experience managing IT and help-desk services in an institution of higher education and Microsoft Certification(s) preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

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.


Nathan Weiss Graduate College
Department of Graduate Social Work

Graduate Program Director (Director III)

The Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at Kean University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program is committed to advancing the mission of the University as it relates to human dignity, social and economic justice and fostering critical thinking in a globally changing world. Under the direction of the Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College, the Graduate Program Director organizes, plans and directs the Graduate Social Work program and is responsible for managing all graduate program activities. The Graduate Program Director develops and implements program policies and procedures; manages the hiring and evaluation processes for all graduate program faculty and staff; manages teaching schedules and workloads during the academic year and summer sessions; liaises with CSWE; oversees students’ outcome assessment; oversees and monitors the program’s reaffirmation process; and does related work as required. The Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field; license or eligibility for licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey; and three years of professional experience in an education environment or related profession such as managing a social services unit combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the University is required. Five years of teaching in a BSW/MSW accredited program; record of overseeing a CSWE’s accreditation process, curriculum development and assessment; and working with diverse faculty and student population is preferred. Doctorate degree is strongly desired and may be substituted for the two years of the indicated experience.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Jeffrey Beck, Graduate Dean, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email nwgcjobs@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 Physician Assistant Studies

Director of Student Retention and Admissions
Director III

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Student Retention and Admissions organizes, plans and directs the internal M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program admissions process and organizes, plans and directs efforts designed to support the retention and success of graduate Physician Assistant students at Kean University. This is a twelve-month position for a program that teaches entry-level physician assistant students during the fall, spring and summer terms. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing program operations related to the support and retention of Physician Assistant students; developing, implementing and assessing goals, clinical practices, policies and procedures; facilitating the process related to internal admissions, applicant interviewing and student retention; and performing related work as required. The Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college in a healthcare-related discipline and a minimum of three years of professional clinical experience in a healthcare-related field required.  Candidate must have the ability to provide tutoring, remediation and support for Master’s level physician assistant students across all aspects of the curriculum. Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; current NCCPA certification; license or eligibility for licensure in the State of New Jersey; and prior experience in healthcare-related education at the graduate level, including involvement in the admissions process is preferred. Doctorate degree in a healthcare or education-related field and related experience in physician assistant education in either the clinical setting or classroom is also preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Medea Valdez, Executive Director, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email pajobs@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 Graduate Social Work

Fieldwork Manager
Managing Assistant Director III

Under the direction of the Director of the Social Work program, the Fieldwork Manager exercises general management and supervision over the Social Work field program; manages fieldwork coordination of Social Work students; coordinates and provides training for field supervisors; participates in the development of goals, policies and procedures for Social Work field work; administers and interprets applicable federal and/or state laws and regulations, University policies and procedures and guidelines from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); and does related work as required. The Fieldwork Manager 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 off-campus travel and a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work; a minimum of two years of professional experience working in the field of Social Work; and license or eligibility for licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of NJ required.  Doctorate degree in Social Work and previous experience as a Director of Fieldwork Education is preferred. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to travel off-campus to fieldwork locations.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Josephine Norward, Search Committee Chairperson, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email jnorward@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 Leadership and Service

Coordinator for Community Engagement
Program Assistant

Under the direction of the Managing Assistant Director for Community Service and Civic Engagement, the Coordinator for Community Engagement assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community engagement and service-learning program. The Coordinator is directly responsible for recruiting, training and supervising student volunteers and fostering and maintaining strategic partnerships with external community service agencies through student volunteer opportunities and off-site Federal Work Study assignments.  In addition, the Program Assistant is responsible for transporting students regularly between community service sites and the University or to various events, activities and destinations utilizing a University-provided 12-passenger van or smaller vehicle; and performs related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including regular evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college required. A driver’s license valid in New Jersey is also required at the time of hire. One year of experience in community service programming and volunteer management, including working with community service organizations, charities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), etc. and prior experience driving a 12-passenger van or larger is preferred. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
 
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Scott Snowden, Director of the Center for Leadership and Service, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email clsjobs@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.


Assistant Vice President for Operations

The Assistant Vice President for Operations at Kean University organizes and directs all campus facility planning for new construction, remodeling/renovation and development to allow for enrollment increases, new academic programs and an increase in campus facility utilization.  The Assistant Vice President will develop and sustain facilities operations that support the University’s fundamental mission of teaching, learning and research and provides vision and leadership through high quality facilities operations and support services, with a strong emphasis on customer service.

The Assistant Vice President acts as campus liaison between all architecture and engineering firms, planning consultants and the University; directs personnel in the day-to-day operations of the Facilities Department and Physical Plant; prepares and implements the Facilities master plan; assures continued efficient and effective function in support of academic, administrative and student services; and performs additional duties as required. This position requires travel to off-campus sites.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree; four years of professional experience as a manager/supervisor in facilities planning, particularly in education with knowledge of the needs of residential facilities, design and construction projects; knowledge of Federal, State and Local building code requirements and health and safety regulations; and a driver’s license valid in the State of NJ is required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills are essential. Master’s degree or a BA/BS in Architecture or Engineering; professional experience in facilities planning, design and construction projects in higher education; and knowledge of managing trades is preferred.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, c/o Ms. JoAnn Pobuta, Office of the President, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email vpafjobs@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 Research and Sponsored Programs

Managing Assistant Director of Research Development
Managing Assistant Director II

Under the supervision of the Director, the Managing Assistant Director of Research Development will manage and expand the University’s research strategy and grant funding opportunities and proactively generate, identify and pursue opportunities in priority areas for strategic development. Working collaboratively with faculty, deans and administrators, the Managing Assistant Director will manage large, interdisciplinary proposals, institution-wide training and research proposals that strengthen the capacity of the institution to enhance student success and to support sustainable faculty and faculty-student research, focusing especially on biomedical, biobehavioral, allied health, STEM and entrepreneurship; and does related work as required. This position requires travel.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college and two years of successful grant-writing experience including significant experience with preparation of research proposals, budgets and reports is required. Ph.D. in Biomedical, Allied Health, or STEM areas and five years of successful grant-writing experience is preferred. Familiarity with federal and state regulations that pertain to public/private funding sources and higher education is a plus. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email orspjobs@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 in the midst of a transformative change to become a leader in global accounting and financial education.  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.

This is an exceptional opportunity as it offers the chance to exercise visionary leadership and entrepreneurial and creative work that will significantly advance the education and professional opportunities of our students. The College of Business and Public Management has opened a new campaign to attract the best and brightest to partner with us in educating very bright and highly motivated students, on two continents. This is a great opportunity for a like-minded administrator committed to world quality education on the cutting edge of global higher 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. The position will require international travel and considerable interaction with both the global professional practice community, as well as corporate partners.

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.


Vice President for Administration and Finance

Reporting to the University President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance serves as the institution's chief fiscal and administrative officer, responsible for ensuring the University maintains and operates sound financial systems and safe and secure campuses. The Vice President participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of University policies, procedures and plans; supervises various programs and staff in the areas of administration and finance; serves as the primary fiscal advisor to the Board of Trustees as well as the financial liaison to officials of the Department of Higher Education, the Department of the Treasury and the Attorney General's Office; and does related work as required.

The Vice President for Administration and Finance oversees all day-to-day financial operations; serves as a key advisor to the President on long-range fiscal planning and financial services; and ensures policies, procedures and financial systems are in place to support effective and transparent fiscal stewardship.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, a related field or the equivalent as determined by the University and a minimum of five years of supervisory managerial experience in large scale business operations is required. Fiscal and administrative experience in senior level positions in higher education is preferred or the equivalent as determined by the University.

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 kuexecutivejobs@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.


College of Business and Public Management
Office of Internships

Managing Assistant Director III
*Search Extended and Revised*

Reporting to the Assistant Dean, the Managing Assistant Director is responsible for managing day-to-day activities in the area of internships and will build new partnerships with small, midsize and large Fortune 500 companies to significantly increase internship opportunities for College of Business and Public Management students and Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) students in the USA.   

The Managing Assistant Director’s main focus will be to market Kean University (i.e. Union and WKU students) to companies in the NY/NJ metropolitan area.  The Managing Assistant Director will work closely with other staff to connect students to robust internship opportunities; build strong relationships with faculty and employers; and perform related work as required. This position requires domestic and possible offshore travel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and minimum of two years of professional experience working in a sales or marketing role within an internship program or in a public or private enterprise is required.  An MBA or Master’s degree in a related field and five or more years of professional business or internship experience is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Experience working with or in China and knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. David Farrokh, Assistant Dean, College of Business and Public Management, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email cbpm@kean.edu. 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.


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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