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Vice President for Student Affairs
Kean University

Date Posted May 23, 2024
Title Vice President for Student Affairs
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Student Affairs

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • 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.


Vice President for Student Affairs


Kean University in Union, New Jersey has grown into a comprehensive, global institution of higher education serving a diverse enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Kean, New Jersey’s first Urban Research University, creates a world-class, innovative and inclusive society through equity and excellence in teaching, learning, global research, and impactful public engagement.


The University continues its legacy as a top producer of teachers in New Jersey and is a growing educational hub in the fields of business, health care and technology. Its six colleges – the College of Business and Public Management; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology; Michael Graves College; and the College of Health Professions and Human Services - offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. Kean also offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications.


The University is also a higher education innovator within the State of New Jersey, partnering with Ocean County College, in Toms River, New Jersey and Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, New Jersey, to provide access for students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Kean. The Kean Skylands campus, located in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, is designed to serve as an outdoor living laboratory for field-based scientific study and other classroom and field instruction.


We are excited to invite applications for a Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) to join our Kean team.  The VPSA is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: Residential Student Services; Center for Leadership and Service; Student Conduct; Student Governments and Organizations, including Greek Life; and the Miron Student Center. The VPSA also oversees Student Affairs operations for the Wenzhou-Kean University campus, Kean Ocean and Kean Skylands.


Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Administration, the Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the university's senior student affairs officer, responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the Division of Student Affairs and its related programs, services, activities and non-academic learning experiences across multiple campus locations. The VPSA is responsible for the planning, development and management of all aspects of student affairs, including the supervision of staff, budget, strategic planning and assessment. The VPSA works collaboratively with all members of the Kean community to develop, guide and implement programs, initiatives and operations that enhance the university-wide student experience and promote student success.


This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. The VPSA will assist with crisis/emergency management situations and should be prepared to be on-call should a health or safety emergency occur.


Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college and a minimum of eight years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs at the university level, with a proven track record of success in developing and implementing innovative programs and services that enhance the student experience and promote student success is required. Equivalent education and/or experience may be determined by the university. Candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with experience in creating and fostering inclusive environments that support the success of all students; exceptional leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of student affairs professionals; and strong strategic planning and project management skills, with the ability to develop and execute complex initiatives that align with the university's mission and strategic priorities. Excellent communication and interpersonal 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.


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