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Course Placement and Testing Coordinator, School of General Studies
Kean University

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2023
Title Course Placement and Testing Coordinator, School of General Studies
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Educational Services

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.


School of General Studies

Course Placement and Testing Coordinator


Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the School of General Studies or their designee, the Course Placement and Testing Coordinator (Professional Services Specialist 4) is responsible for coordinating course placement and testing; engaging in student support activities related to course placement and testing; collaborating with campus partners to communicate course placement and testing guidelines, processes and procedures; maintaining databases and websites related to testing and course placement materials and activities; supervising and training part-time staff; and performing related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. Some travel may be required.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of professional experience at an institution of higher education administering testing and/or determining course placements is required. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, database management and experience with Accuplacer and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Preferred qualifications include: three or more years of professional experience at a four-year undergraduate institution in advising and/or course placement and testing; student support experience; demonstrated engagement in the theory and practice of testing and course placement in higher education; experience working with confidential records; and knowledge of Ellucian software. Excellent oral and written 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.



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