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Managing Assistant Director 2, Office of the Chief of Staff

Kean University
Union, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

Job Details

Office of the Chief of Staff

Managing Assistant Director 2

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Managing Assistant Director (MAD) will support the development and execution of a series of key University initiatives designed to enhance Kean’s role as an anchor institution in the communities it serves. These projects include, but are not limited to: community outreach and program development related to the proposed academic research and community health center to be located in the newly acquired 1085 Morris Avenue building. The MAD will develop, manage and lead initiatives as assigned that promote and support the mission and values of the University’s developing academic research and community health center, with particular emphasis on building connections with related regional industries. At the direction of the Chief of Staff, the MAD is also responsible for certain administrative and operational affairs, conducting research, developing papers and proposals, undertaking writing assignments, and representing the Chief of Staff at various meetings and functions as required. Such work may include certain accounting, regulatory and compliance requirements.

Under the guidance of the Chief of Staff, the MAD will coordinate communications and prepare special correspondence; and serve as a liaison to a variety of internal and external constituencies, supports the development of new policies and procedures for new initiatives, ensuring compliance with all applicable University, state and federal policies, guidelines, regulations and laws; and does related work as required. The MAD also will be required to coordinate as necessary and appropriate with other offices, including the Division of Planning as it relates to the 1085 initiative. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant professional experience is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

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 are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please 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.

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



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.

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