CLS Student Employment
The Center is committed to the personal development and growth of our student staff. One of our primary goals, aside from providing the highest-quality programs and services to our campus community, is to train and develop a first-rate student staff that is prepared to make a positive impact in their careers and communities.
Student Staff Positions
Customer Service / Office Management
The Customer Service / Office Management team provides general assistance to the running of the Center for Leadership and Service office and provides general assistance to students and visitors who may walk in to the Center for Leadership and Service, email us or call us on the phone. The Customer Service / Office Management team will assist in ordering supplies, tracking inventory, and maintaining the appearance of the office and bulletin boards. They also assist in managing the Campus Posting Policy and running department-wide staff meetings, training and programs. The Customer Service team is also asked to represent the Center for Leadership and Service at Admissions Open Houses and University-wide informational events.
Positions within the Customer Service / Office Management team include:
- Senior Customer Service Specialist.
- Customer Service Specialist.
The Customer Service / Office Management team requires a flexible schedule to work at occasional events outside of their normal office work schedule (e.g., open houses, Student For a Day, Kean Day, etc.).
Community and Volunteer Service
The Community and Volunteer Service team within the Center for Leadership and Service organizes and manages both on- and off-campus community service projects for the Kean University student community. In addition to planning and organizing service projects, the Community and Volunteer Service team assists with the recruitment of Kean student volunteers, processing student group fundraising and service project registrations, registers and manages volunteers, facilitates workshops and volunteer orientations, and assists in the chaperoning and management of service projects on-campus and in the community. The Community and Volunteer Service team also helps connect Kean students and student groups to volunteer and service opportunities.
Positions within the Community and Volunteer Service team include:
- Senior Service Specialist
- Service Specialist
- Federal Work Study (FWS) Community Volunteer*
The Community and Volunteer Service team must maintain a flexible schedule to manage service projects that occur regularly on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall and spring semesters.
*Federal Work Study Community Volunteers must be eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program according to the guidelines through the Kean University Office of Financial Aid.
Please visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/community-and-volunteer-services to learn more about community and volunteer service programs through the Center for Leadership and Service.
The Jumpstart team within the Center for Leadership and Service provides administrative support and guidance to the Jumpstart program at Kean University.
Positions within the Jumpstart team include:
- Jumpstart Specialist
- Senior Jumpstart Specialist
Please visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/jumpstart to learn more about the Jumpstart program through the Center for Leadership and Service.
**Please note that this is not the application to apply to become a Jumpstart Corps Member or Jumpstart Team Leader.**
The Leadership Institute is a four-year certification program. The Leadership Institute offers five different leadership programs through the Center for Leadership and Service. These programs include; T2K Bronze Leadership Program, Silver Leadership Program, Gold Leadership Program, and Platinum Leadership Program. Students must complete T2K Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum in order to receive the Leadership Institute certification. In addition, the center offers L.E.A.D., a seven week leadership certification program. Staff within the Leadership Institute assist with planning, organizing and facilitating leadership development workshops and programs that allow the leadership students to demonstrate their leadership abilities. The staff within the Leadership Institute also serve as peer mentors to students within the programs.
Positions within the Leadership Institute Team include:
- Senior Leadership Specialist
- Leadership Project Manager
- Leadership Specialist
- T2K Bronze Peer Mentor/Leadership Specialist
Please visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/leadership-programs to learn more about the Kean Leadership Institute.
The Student Involvement team is a focal point for students wishing to become involved at Kean University and is staffed by a team of student leaders that are extensively trained in connecting students to involvement opportunities and providing student group consultation and mentoring services. Staff within the Student Involvement team serve as student group consultants to assist the group executive board members with their administrative processes, assist in planning, developing and facilitating student group leader training workshops, plan and implement programs to help connect interested students with involvement opportunities and serve as Peer Involvement Advisors by mentoring students wishing to get involvement in campus life and providing them with the resources they need to have a meaningful campus life experience. In addition, the Student Involvement staff also assists in the providing resources to student group leaders, managing the Greek new member education administrative processes, managing the Co-Curricular Transcript program, and managing the Cougar Climb.
Positions within the Student Involvement team include:
- Senior Involvement Specialist - Operations and Staff Development
- Senior Involvement Specialist - Involvement Programming and Outreach
- Senior Involvement Specialist - Peer Involvement Advising
- Co-Curricular Specialist
- Greek Life Specialist
- Involvement Specialist
Please visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/clubs-and-organizations to learn more about clubs and organizations, visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/greek-life to learn more about Greek life, visit https://www.kean.edu/offices/center-leadership-and-service/co-curricular-transcripts to learn more about the Co-Curricular Transcript program, and visit https://www.kean.edu/cougar-climb to learn more about the Cougar Climb.
Student Employment Opportunities
The Center for Leadership and Service has a staff of highly trained student workers in the areas of community and volunteer services, leadership development programming, writing, graphic design, student group development and general reception. To join our student staff team, please complete the online application in Cougar Link (http://kean.campuslabs.com/engage) by using the application link below:
CLS STUDENT EMPLOYEE APPLICATION
To access the Cougar Link form, you must log in using your Kean Google username (without the "@kean.edu") and password.