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Professional Services Specialist IV, Administrative Services, Confidential, Human Resources

Kean University
Union, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2022

Job Details

Office of Human Resources

Professional Services Specialist IV, Administrative Services, Confidential

Multiple Positions in Benefits, Employee Relations and Recruiting

Under the supervision of a manager in the Office of Human Resources, the Professional Services Specialist IV performs basic professional functions to assist with daily HR operations. Each Professional Services Specialist will provide generalist support to an HR Unit, including Benefits, Employee Relations and/or Recruiting.

The Professional Services Specialist uses Workday, the HRIS system, and completes assigned HR responsibilities in the assigned area. Additionally, this position may supervise student assistants and/or part-time employees and provides exemplary customer service. These positions may require additional work hours during peak periods.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of professional experience working in human resources or a related field is required. Specialized experience in benefits, employee relations, performance management, recruiting and onboarding practices in higher education is preferred. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis. Candidate must have computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs and Adobe. Must have the ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic information systems used by HR including Workday and Datatel. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period.

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

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, 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 be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule. All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

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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