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Managing Assistant Director of Social Work, Cougar Connections Center of Social Work
Kean University

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2023
Title Managing Assistant Director of Social Work, Cougar Connections Center of Social Work
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Social Work

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.


Cougar Connections Center of Social Work

Managing Assistant Director of Social Work


Reporting to the Chief Well-Being Officer, the Managing Assistant Director for Cougar Connections Center of Social Work (Managing Assistant Director 2) will support the mission and vision of the Department and Kean University.  The Managing Assistant Director will oversee the implementation and continued departmental growth of Cougar Connections Center of Social Work by supervising a team of Social Workers, MSW Interns and Graduate Assistants in supporting Kean University students in obtaining resources that will improve their daily life and student experience.

The Managing Assistant Director will connect students with campus and community resources that assist with solving social, economic, emotional and behavioral problems; help students cope with problems and solve issues that may be related to food insecurity, housing issues, financial well-being and family crises; and also serve as a resource to Kean faculty and staff by informing the college community of various resources for at-risk students.  The Managing Assistant Director will manage daily operations that provide essential support services to Kean University students and promote individual student success; host events and workshops that promote well-being; and prepare budgets and quarterly or annual reports based on departmental data. This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend hours.


Qualifications: MSW degree and two years of professional experience in Social Work is required. LSW or LCSW in the State of New Jersey and two or more years of professional leadership and management experience in Social Work is preferred. Candidate must have experience in working with at risk populations, mentoring and/or community stakeholders; excellent administrative and organizational skills; excellent data-gathering, management, analysis and reporting skills; 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 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.


EEO/AA Statement

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

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