Program Assistant, Benefits Unit, Human Resources

Kean University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

STOP! Current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts) must apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Office of Human Resources

Program Assistant, Administrative Services


Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Benefits, the Program Assistant provides professional support to the benefits unit; performs basic professional functions in accordance with established federal, state and university regulations, laws, procedures and guidelines; and performs additional duties as assigned. This position is responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations in the Benefits unit and may also provide assistance in one or more of the following HR areas: Employee Relations, Recruiting, Time and Attendance, Compensation, Training and Development and special projects. This position may require travel and additional work hours during peak periods.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of one year of professional experience working in Human Resources, with specific experience in Benefits or Higher Education is preferred. Workday/HRIS experience is also preferred. Applicants must have advanced computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Excellent customer service skills and oral and written communication skills are essential. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis. Applicants who possess an Associate's degree may substitute two (2) years of position-related experience for the remaining two (2) years of education.

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.

Additional Information

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

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