Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate and 35 graduate 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 an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China.
Reporting to the President, the Executive Vice President (EVP) serves as the chief operating officer of the Kean University system. The EVP shall be directly responsible to the President and has the primary responsibility for assisting the President in maximizing the University’s operating and academic performance and achieving its goals. The EVP’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing the University’s strategic plan and its academic performance; initiating and managing strategic alliances; participating in the development of operating and capital budgets; and establishing guidelines and procedures for the management of the various units reporting to the President. The EVP will work collaboratively with the President’s Cabinet and staff and will provide the President and Board of Trustees with regular updates on the achievement status of the University’s strategic plan, its academic milestones, its admissions and retention initiatives and its strategic planning initiatives. When requested, the EVP will also assist in fundraising and other development or alumni activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree and six years of administrative experience in a four-year institution of higher education or the equivalent as determined by the university. Similar experience in a comparable non-profit or for profit environment can be substituted. Doctorate degree and administrative experience in a public or private institution of a similar size is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the President, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications preferred. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.