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Assistant Vice President of Student Success and Engagement/Dean of Students

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Assistant Vice President of Student Success & Engagement/Dean of Students is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement (VPSSE).  This role will provide strategic leadership and support to student engagement initiatives within the Student Success and Engagement division. As a part of the new division and its reorganizations efforts to Student Success and Engagement, the AVP/Dean of Students will serve as an advocate for students and the student voice in University decisions that directly affect students' education and overall well-being. This role will also be responsible for the day to day activities in the absence of the VPSSE. The AVP/Dean of Students will participate in the development and implementation of student policies and procedures and is the point of contact and facilitator for the CARE Team. The AVP/Dean of Students coordinates and implements divisional initiatives such as staff development, assessment, strategic planning, oversee external grants, community partnerships and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Direct oversight of SSE unit leaders who have responsibilities for engaging students including but not limited to: Associate Dean of Students, Student Engagement and Activities Coordinator, etc.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of large scale student related events.
  • Collaborates with Student Success (retention) departments and other campus partners, provide strategic vision, planning, and assessment of equity and engagement efforts within SSE, including the co-curricular and extra-curricular student services in and around the community.
  • Support planning, implementation, and assessment of programs and student outcomes for all reporting offices.
  • Serve as co-advisor for Student Government.
  • Oversee budget development and fiscal management in all supervision areas.
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, CFO, IT, Human Resources, Campus Safety, and others.
  • Serve as Student Judicial Officer/Title IX deputy coordinator for the campus and oversee the management of information concerning student judicial process, including statistical reports and revisions to the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Respond to emergency/crisis situations as needed.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of Student Success and Engagement policies, procedures, and emergency protocols. Advise other staff and faculty on appropriate actions to ensure student safety.
  • Engage in continual data and assessment driven recommendations for improvement and in a collaborative leadership role with other departments and divisions.
  • Oversee and maintain the Student Success and Engagement website and other student facing communication tools such as: MobileUp, text messaging, etc.
  • Serve as a member of Retention and Student Success and Engagement committee, as appointed.
  • Supervise departmental budgets.
  • Participate in and contribute to regular Student Success and Engagement staff meetings.
General Expectations
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement and others as appropriate to the program and/or initiative.
  • Assist the VPSSE in the development of divisional strategic and operational plans, in support of the Vice President.  Contribute thought leadership, as requested, to institutional strategic planning and engagement master planning.
  • Oversee and/or handle crisis intervention with student emergencies and campus wide situations and in support of the Crisis Response Team. 
  • Develop and coordinate policies and procedures relative to all student activities; oversee annual production of student related communication and other documents such as the Student Handbook.
  • Create timely, consistent, responsive, and effective communication to students, faculty, and staff concerning the activities and events within SSE.
  • Practice regular collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across program areas on all campuses.
  • Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in higher education, organizational leadership, or applicable field.
  • Seven or more years of relevant, progressive experience in higher education is required.
  • Significant experience directly supporting and advocating for marginalized communities in higher education
  • Appropriate supervisory experience.
  • Experience serving as a student judicial officer.
  • Excellence in effective oral and written communication, public presentations and customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to multitask with accuracy in order to adapt and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with deadlines.
  • Tech Savvy - Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and the willingness and ability to learn additional tech-related tools such as Dropbox, Basecamp, CRM software, social media tools (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and Hootsuite), Smartsheet, and the Campus’ Information System (Colleague).
  • Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action and the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish).
  • Experience in both student development programming and auxiliary enterprises is preferred

Physical Demands – Work Environment: (Supervisors – adjust the requirements accordingly.)
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume
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