Reporting to the PASSPORT Director, the PASSPORT Student Development Specialist (Professional Services Specialist III) will support the mission of the Program for Academic Student Support Providing Opportunities to Remarkable and Talented Students (PASSPORT). The PASSPORT Program provides access to freshmen applicants who do not fully meet University admission requirements, but who are determined and have potential to succeed academically. The Program provides student-centered advising and counseling to assist students in developing intellectually, socially, culturally and personally to reach the ultimate goal of completing their baccalaureate degree.
The PASSPORT Student Development Specialist will provide academic advisement, financial aid guidance, career advice and personal counseling to PASSPORT Program students. The Student Development Specialist will monitor student’s academic development, provide academic enhancement activities, assist with summer orientation and meet regularly with PASSPORT students. They will assist the PASSPORT Director by monitoring registration, retention, graduation, financial aid and other important data. This person will also assist with recruitment. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree and two years of professional experience providing support services or counseling services to young adults and/or college students is required. Experience in counseling and academic advisement, financial aid, career development, residence life and/or the first year experience in higher education is preferred. Candidate must be student centered; possess excellent organizational skills and customer service skills; and have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to support students' success. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Must have computer literacy, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programs, computer databases and technologies such as web-based services and social media.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Mr. Carlos Rodriguez, Search Committee Chairperson, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous applicants need not apply. 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.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
About Kean University
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. 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, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.