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Ardú Advisors is assisting the Kean University Foundation with this search. To nominate a candidate and/or to schedule a confidential inquiry, please contact Jason Kroll at jason@arduadvisors.com.

Job Openings

Director of Prospect Research
This position will define and implement the prospect research program and will utilize innovative analytics to maximize the potential of the Foundation’s overall prospect pipeline. Using industry best practices and methodologies, the Researcher will develop, implement and streamline business processes, including those related to prospect research, predictive modeling, portfolio management and report development in alignment with division goals.

To apply, please send a cover letter tailored to this specific position and a resume to KeanProspectResearchSearch@arduadvisors.com.


Accounting and Business Administrator
The position of Accounting and Business Administrator maintains a direct reporting hierarchy to the Chief Operating Officer and assumes the responsibility of offering administrative support and acting as the internal point of contact for all accounting-related activities. This role will be responsible for meticulous attention to financial details, adept problem-solving skills, support functions, and the ability to thrive under demanding circumstances while meeting stringent deadlines.

To apply, please send a cover letter tailored to this specific position and a resume to KeanBusinessAdminSearch@arduadvisors.com.


Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer of the Kean University Foundation (KUF), the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations will develop and execute a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and foundation prospects and donors. Maximizing unrestricted philanthropic revenue while simultaneously prioritizing support for new and underfunded University projects and programs. He/she will have the opportunity to share stories of Kean University’s successes and goals and will play a critical role in driving the Foundation’s total fundraising revenues forward.


Philanthropy Officer
The Philanthropy Officer will play a critical role in increasing donor support and acts as an ambassador for the Kean University Foundation. Responsibilities include: new donor identification, cultivation and stewardship of existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels, and where assigned, relationship management between donors and other staff who work with them. Goal is to secure $250,000 in philanthropic support during the initial year, and $750,000 annually thereafter.


Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
The Associate Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations is responsible for designing, implementing, and directing an integrated and comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction and connection with and recognition of donors at all levels. The Associate Director is forward-thinking, innovative and energetic professional with proven success in donor engagement and stewardship, capable of developing and orchestrating the implementation of a multi-year plan to advance institutional efforts.

To apply, please send a cover letter tailored to this specific position and a resume to KeanDonorRelationsSearch@arduadvisors.com.


EEO Statement

The Kean University Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, sexual or affectional preference, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, age, disability, pregnancy or lactating mother status, marital or domestic status, military or veteran status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information or testing, or any other legally protected status. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment. The Foundation will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on operations. If you need assistance to perform your job duties because of a physical or mental condition, please notify the Chief Operating Officer.