External Applicant Instructions
- Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
- Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
- In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.
Bridge to Success Program
Student Development Specialist – Two Positions
Reporting to the Director of the Bridge to Success Program (formerly PASSPORT), the Student Development Specialist (Professional Services Specialist III) will support the mission of the Program, which provides access to freshmen applicants who do not fully meet University admission requirements, but who are determined and have potential to succeed academically. The Program provides student-centered advising and counseling to assist students in developing intellectually, socially, culturally and personally to reach the ultimate goal of completing their baccalaureate degree.
The Student Development Specialist will provide academic advisement, financial aid guidance, career advice and personal counseling to Program students. The Student Development Specialist will monitor student’s academic development, provide academic enhancement activities, assist with summer orientation and meet regularly with students. They will assist the Director by monitoring registration, retention, graduation, financial aid and other important data. This person will also assist with recruitment. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree and two years of professional experience providing support services or counseling services to young adults and/or college students is required. Experience in counseling and academic advisement, financial aid, career development, residence life and/or the first year experience in higher education is preferred. Candidate must be student centered; possess excellent organizational skills and customer service skills; and have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to support students' success. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Must have computer literacy, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programs, computer databases and technologies such as web-based services and social media.
Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a request for an exemption. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.
Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act
(Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures
. Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement
Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.EEO/AA Statement
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer