Reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP), the Associate Director is responsible for assisting the AVP in strategy and policy formation, management of daily work operations and the supervision of employees engaged in the procurement processes of the University. The Associate Director manages one or more important sections of the office including contract preparation, control, monitoring, amendment and evaluation, as well as the bidding process; acts as the principal managerial assistant to the AVP; acts with the authority of the AVP in his/her absence; assists in the administration of all office operations; and performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of professional experience supervising purchasing operations in education, higher education or a government entity is required. Five years of demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying compliance requirements and with contracting regulations in higher education is preferred. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is also preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidate must have knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using computers and various software; strong data analysis skills and the ability to interpret data with respect to regulations and policies; and strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of University Procurement and Business Services, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 or email email@example.com. 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.