Kean University

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Services, the Assistant Vice President of Admissions (AVP) is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan for Kean University students, including freshman, transfer, online, graduate and adult learners. We are seeking a dedicated, goal-oriented enrollment management professional to lead the admissions team in promoting new admissions initiatives and programs.

The AVP will oversee day-to-day operations, multiple admissions directors and staff who are collectively responsible for the combined recruitment of approximately 5,000 students annually. Responsibilities include managing admissions and related record keeping activities for Kean’s locations in Union, NJ; Kean Ocean in Toms River, NJ; Kean Skylands in Jefferson Township, NJ; and Wenzhou-Kean University, in China. The AVP is a key member of the enrollment services team who works in collaboration with other managers within the division to oversee essential admissions operations and achieve enrollment goals. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; six years of progressive leadership and management experience in a college admissions office; and a driver’s license valid in New Jersey is required.

A Master’s degree is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of computer databases, information systems and new technologies, including social media and higher education CRM systems (experience with Colleague, Slate and Recruiter a plus); the ability to work independently in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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 for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

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, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a request for an exemption.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

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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