Senior Vice President of Administration, Office of the President

Kean University
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 21, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and 60-plus graduate options, including six doctoral 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 additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey – Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Reporting to the University President, the Senior Vice President performs specific duties assigned by the President, the Board or by any standing or special committee of the Board and shall have the primary responsibility of assisting the President in maximizing the University’s administrative operations and achieving its goals. The Senior VP oversees the Divisions of Administration and Finance, Enrollment Services and Student Affairs and streamlines processes for efficiency and effectiveness.  This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. 

Qualifications: Appropriate terminal degree and six years of administrative experience in higher education or the equivalent as determined by the university. Similar experience in a comparable non-profit or for profit environment can be substituted. Doctorate degree and administrative experience in a public or private institution of a similar size is preferred. Excellent oral and written 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, by email to 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.

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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