Office of Human Resources
Professional Services Specialist IV, Administrative Services,
Multiple Positions in Benefits, Employee Relations and
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
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
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.
transcripts are required prior to the starting date of
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.
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
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
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 &
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.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative