Job ID: 173859

Coordinator for Student Retention and First-Generation Initiatives, Office of Student Retention and Educational Innovation

Kean University

  • Dec. 3, 2021
  • Coordinator for Student Retention and First-Generation Initiatives, Office of Student Retention and Educational Innovation
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Administrative Support/Services

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
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  • In the "My Experience" section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Office of Student Retention and Educational Innovation
Coordinator for Student Retention and First-Generation Initiatives

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Student Retention and Educational Innovation, the Coordinator (Professional Services Specialist IV) supports all efforts for the Office and is responsible for assisting with the coordination of programs and initiatives related to first-generation college students, promoting student success, retention and persistence to graduation. The Coordinator analyzes and assesses University systems and data, as well as other sources of information to identify first-generation students at the University and develops innovative programs and initiatives to enhance student success and retention generally for this group of students.  This is a highly collaborative position that will work closely with a diverse team of administrators, faculty, staff and students to ensure that the Division of Student Success and Retention’s services are well-supported and being used optimally. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of one year of professional experience in student support services in higher education, K-12 or a related field is required. Professional work experience specifically related to support services for first-generation students in higher education is preferred. Internal applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute full-time related Kean work experience on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidate must be student-centered with excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite is essential. Use of the student information systems Ellucian and Colleague is preferred.

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.

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, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, 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 wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Kean University complies with the 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 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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