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Job ID: 208614

Director of Operations
Kean University

Date Posted Apr. 6, 2023
Title Director of Operations
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Department Kean Skylands
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business & Administration
    Administration - General

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.


Director of Operations, Kean Skylands

Kean University is seeking a Director of Operations for its Kean Skylands campus location. Kean Skylands sits on 40 acres of protected land in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. Conveniently located near three county colleges, Kean Skylands is committed to helping area residents make a smooth transition toward earning their bachelor’s degrees.  The campus is like no other in New Jersey. The University renovated a 30,000-square-foot former abbey to serve as the campus’ main building. The Lodge now includes nine classrooms, a gym, 24 residential rooms and flexible space for events.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, the Director (Director 2) organizes, plans and directs development, funding and campus operations of Kean Skylands. The Director is responsible for the integration of related academic programs, research, operations (facilities and grounds), financial management, student affairs and community programming between the Skylands location and Kean’s Union campus. The Director responds to emergency, physical and/or weather-related events. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and four years of significant professional experience in management and administration is required. A Master’s degree and project management experience is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication 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

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.


EEO/AA Statement

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

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