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 (CCCSW)
Reporting to the Director of Social Work, the Social Worker for Cougar Connections Center of Social Work (Professional Services Specialist 3) will support the mission and vision of the department and university by assisting at-risk traditional and nontraditional students with issues that impact their well-being and academic success through comprehensive assessments and case management support. The Social Worker will be a part of a team assisting Kean University students in obtaining resources that will improve their daily life and student experience. The Social Worker will connect students with campus and community resources that assist with solving social, economic, emotional and behavioral challenges. They will help students cope with problems and solve issues related to food insecurity, housing issues, financial well-being, and personal or family crises. The Social Worker will also serve as a resource to Kean faculty and staff by informing the campus community of various resources for at-risk students. This position requires some travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: MSW degree and two years of professional experience working with at-risk populations, mentoring and/or community stakeholders is required. LSW or LCSW in the State of New Jersey is preferred. Candidate must have excellent administrative and organizational skills; excellent data-gathering, 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.
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.