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.
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New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Associate Director III
Under the supervision of the Director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (GCGP), the Associate Director assists with the academic and administrative management of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and is responsible for assisting in the management of all program activities. The Associate Director works with the Director to develop and implement program policies and procedures; manages student observational and clinical experiences and acts as liaison to clinical sites; supervises student research projects; assists with managing admissions, marketing and recruitment processes; and does related work as required. The Associate Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities. This position is located at the Union campus. It requires occasional travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or a related field; current Board Certification (ABGC or ABMGG for genetic counselors); and three years of professional experience as a genetic counselor is required. A minimum of five years of professional experience and knowledge and experience in teaching, clinical supervision, research and administration is preferred. Applicants should be familiar with current trends in genetic counseling including curricula, pedagogy, licensing, accreditation and career paths. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Jill Fischer, Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, by email to email@example.com. 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 Online Education
Instructional Designer – Multiple Positions
Under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Online Education, the Instructional Designer (Professional Services Specialist III) is responsible for providing instructional design expertise for the development and support of academic courses and specialized educational programs for online and hybrid learning classrooms. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing faculty training in instructional design and pedagogy; serving as project supervisor for online and hybrid course development; independently performing professional work of some difficulty using established policies, procedures and guidelines; and performing related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Some travel to other Kean locations is also required.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in instructional design is required. Master’s degree in a related field and experience developing online courses is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of learning management systems and emerging tools as related to teaching and learning. Exceptional oral and written communication skills and superior customer service skills are required.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Corey Vigdor, Dean, School of Online Education, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Disability, Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling, Disability, Alcohol and Other Drug Services (Director II) is responsible for the management, development and implementation of a comprehensive counseling program for the educational, personal and psychological support of students and assists in the development of policy affecting the mental health environment of the University. The Director also supervises disability services; the substance abuse services program; manages and implements professional development opportunities for counseling staff; organizes efforts to enhance online resources via telemedicine platforms and ensures on-going training for the counseling staff. The Director collaborates with Health Services and other University departments to provide an integrated educational outreach service to students and does related work as required.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree in a related discipline; current state licensure as a psychologist, professional counselor or related profession; and a minimum of two years of professional experience supervising counselors is required. Five years of clinical supervision in a college or university counseling center; demonstrated organizational and administrative responsibilities; and experience providing mental health prevention to a diverse population is preferred. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to use and integrate technology into the counseling experience.
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, by email to email@example.com. 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 Facilities and Campus Planning
Motor Vehicle Operator I, 12 Months *Part-time Positions*
Under the direction of Facilities management, the Motor Vehicle Operator I is responsible for providing bus, shuttle bus and/or van transportation services for University students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus, at athletics functions, at special events both on and off state property and to/from other destinations as assigned, always ensuring transportation and passenger safety. In addition to providing transportation, the Motor Vehicle Operator is responsible for observing all federal, state and local regulations regarding the safe and lawful operation of the bus, shuttle bus and/or van and ensures safety for vehicle equipment and operation. The Motor Vehicle Operator maintains a professional demeanor with members of the Kean community and its visitors at all times; performs pickup and/or delivery assignments; attends Department sanctioned training and follows procedures outlined in training sessions; does simple clerical work; and performs additional duties as required. This is a part-time position working twenty (20) hours weekly. Schedule may vary significantly from week to week, with multiple day/overnight trips and weekends required.
Qualifications: Two (2) years of experience in work involving the operation of trucks and/or buses is required. Applicants must possess a valid New Jersey Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Passenger endorsement. Experience driving motor coach buses is preferred. This position requires driving for short and extended time periods. Employee must have the ability to sit for long hours, with walking and standing also required.
This is a provisional appointment. The selected candidate must successfully complete an exam administered by the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission in order to be eligible for a regular appointment.
Application: Please send cover letter and resume to: Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit, Kean University, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to appointment.
Office of Affirmative Action Programs
Under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Director of Affirmative Action Programs works with University community leaders to develop proactive programs in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA), diversity and social equity; leads campus efforts related to the strategic and effective implementation of policies addressing discrimination and harassment; and serves as Title IX Coordinator. The Director serves as an advisor to the President on issues that support and advance the University's mission and facilitates institutional EEO/AA, diversity and related compliance efforts. The Director will proactively develop and implement programs, initiatives and activities that both educate and promote diversity and equity as core values of the institution.
Qualifications: Master’s degree and four years of administrative experience in diversity and equity, affirmative action and resolution of discrimination and harassment complaints at a higher education institution or a similar organization is required. Equivalent education/experience may be determined by the University. Candidate must have thorough knowledge and understanding of federal and state nondiscrimination and EEO laws, including Title IX, Title VII, ADA and other civil rights laws applicable to the University. Excellent written, analytic and oral communication skills are essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the President, Kean University, by email to email@example.com. 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.
Department of Public Safety/Police
Security Officers at Kean University maintain a safe and secure environment by protecting students, faculty, staff, visitors and property on its New Jersey campuses. Security Officers work collaboratively with law enforcement by reporting suspicious and/or criminal activities and activities that require additional or authorized personnel, supporting those efforts as needed. Under the direction of the Director of Public Safety/Police or a designated Supervisor, the Security Officer performs foot and vehicle patrols of the university’s campuses to secure buildings and property; investigates disturbances; maintains order during events; enforces laws and regulations; may be tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations, including ticketing offenders when necessary; and does related work as required.
Security Officers may be exposed to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Essential job functions include the ability to walk long distances both indoors and outside; standing for long periods; the ability to climb stairs, bend and stoop; lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds; and driving. The employee will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period to become eligible for a regular appointment.
Qualifications: Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate. Candidate must possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; Security Officer Certification (SORA); Dispatcher/Telecommunicator Certification and related trainings; emergency, health and/or safety certifications; and at least six (6) months of experience in security operations or in a customer service related position is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to use a computer and work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Candidates for Security Officer are required to meet all qualifications for application to the police academy in order to become a sworn police officer.
Application: Please send cover letter and resume to: Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Human Resources
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 email@example.com or (fax) 908.737.3305.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer