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Managing Assistant Director for Residential Education and Development
Kean University

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2023
Title Managing Assistant Director for Residential Education and Development
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Residential Life

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 Residence Life

Managing Assistant Director for Residential Education and Development

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life, with a firm commitment to student development theory, the Managing Assistant Director for Residential Education and Development (Managing Assistant Director 2) will be responsible for managing the development, supervision and assessment of a comprehensive residence education effort, including personal development and civic engagement opportunities.

The Managing Assistant Director provides vision, leadership and motivation within the department. Responsibilities include managing student development programs for 2,000 students in multiple facilities; advising for multiple students or staff groups; representing the department on University committees and task groups; monitoring staff and committee budgets and expenditures; and overseeing departmental safety and security programs. The Managing Assistant Director provides leadership for the departmental assessment program; provides supervision of Residence Hall Directors; serves on various student life committees; and implements several departmental initiatives including the ACCESS Program, Living Learning Communities and Freshman Year Experience. 

This position is designed for a regular evening and weekend work schedule.  This employee serves as the department’s emergency and duty coordinator, in an “on-call” duty backup coverage rotation year-round. Some travel may be required.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work, Student Personnel Services, Student Development, Education or a related field and two years of professional experience in a student affairs area in higher education is required.  Experience in residence hall management, supervising Residence Life programs, leadership training, student and community development and administrative processes is preferred. Experience and proficiency in learning communities and special interest housing is also preferred.  Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule and have the ability to assist with emergencies that occur after normal business hours.

The deadline for applications is April 10, 2023. 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.  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.


Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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