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Kean University

Director, Office of University Procurement and Business Services (Revised)

Business Development



Union, New Jersey, United States

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.

Director, Office of University Procurement and Business Services


Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of University Procurement and Business Services, the Director of University Procurement and Business Services (Director 2) organizes, plans and directs the daily activities and operations of procurement, business services, central receiving and Mail Services; develops policies, procedures and objectives for the Office in accordance with state and federal guidelines, procurement codes and university policy; acts as the Chief Procurement Manager for the University; manages the entire Request for Proposal (RFP) process; and does related work as required. The Director will implement cost-effective policies, procedures and systems related to the procurement of goods and services needed to support educational and administrative activity. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in contract administration, business services and/or procurement operations is required. A Master’s degree; at least five years of professional experience in procurement operations in higher education; and Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM), Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred.

Knowledge of New Jersey State Contracts Law and New Jersey State Public Contracts Law is beneficial. Candidate must be able to multitask and prioritize. Computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

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

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.

EEO/AA Statement

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