Job ID: 206774

Director, Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Route Programs

Kean University

  • Mar. 6, 2023
  • Director, Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Route Programs
  • College of Education
  • Kean University
    Union, NJ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Teacher Education
    Education - General

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.


College of Education

Director, Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Route Programs

The Director for the Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Route Programs (Director 4) provides support and oversight for the professional nomination and certification process; provides related support services to assist students as they prepare for a career in teacher education, educational services or educational leadership; and provides coordination of alternate route programs. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Education, the Director manages the daily processes related to all certification routes with NJDOE. The Director ensures that all candidates, including those at Kean Ocean and all developing sites, meet the requirements for New Jersey State licensure, possess the appropriate clinical experiences and attain the proper content knowledge to teach or work in a prescribed certification area.  The Director recommends and implements policies and procedures and ensures compliance with university policies and state and federal guidelines and regulations. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of two years of related experience in an institution of higher education is required, including working knowledge about the processes and requirements, including procedural and financial, for recommending candidates for certification to the State of New Jersey. Master’s degree in a related field; teaching experience in a K-12 public school setting and/or higher education institution; and Teacher Certification in the State of NJ is preferred. 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.

EEO/AA Statement

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

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