Assoc. Dir. for Advising, Persistence & Success (3 Pos.), Ctr. for Advising, Persistence, & Success

Kean University
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Director for Advising, Persistence and Success, the Associate Director for Advising, Persistence and Success (Associate Director III) oversees the degree completion of all undergraduate students who are sophomores, juniors and/or transfers as assigned by caseload in our newly created 12 hour Center for Advising, Persistence and Success.  The Associate Director designs and implements large-scale on campus advising programs to facilitate the advising and registration of students; creates equitable options for out-of-state and international students; and manages all efforts related to student advising for the assigned student population. The Associate Director develops collaborative efforts with University stakeholders and provides overall leadership and direction for their assigned caseload; develops, implements and evaluates general education policy and compliance programs, pre-and outside-the-major advising programs and registration practices; and demonstrates specialized knowledge for their assigned cohort and general knowledge of broader fields, combining to create a holistic approach to student advising, persistence and success. All of the Associate Directors will assist with freshmen and transfer student orientation and registration.   This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

These are not remote positions and require physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. They require 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. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university.


Qualifications: For the Associate Directors for Sophomores and Juniors - a Master’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of advising experience with college students is required.  For the Associate Director for Transfers - a Master’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of professional experience working with transfer student populations, with knowledge of statewide transfer policies and is required. All candidates must be able to successfully review transcripts; be student centered with excellent customer service skills; have experience with the use of technology, including student tracking systems; and have strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite. Ellucian and Colleague experience is preferred. Candidates must also have excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills and a documented ability to lead and be a part of a student services team.


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Barbara Harmon-Francis, Search Committee Chairperson, via email to Please specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 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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