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Dean of Admissions

Portland, OR
Summary Description:
The Dean of Admissions is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Recruiting.  This role is responsible for the overall operations of Traditional and PGS admissions. The Dean manages the day-to-day functions of both offices through direct supervision of the admissions’ teams. Integral to the role is the critical development and implementation of a potent recruitment and marketing plan(s), publications and advertising campaigns, and annual yield activities that highlight the differentiators of the University and positions it nationally to be competitive. As Dean, cross-divisional interfaces and engagement is essential to organizing a potent relationship with all internal and external stakeholders in exacting investments to the execution of a dynamic recruitment plan annually. This position requires strong leadership and management skills, along with the ability to motivate, mentor and coach members of the admissions’ team. This position is a thought-partner to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and is a member of the leadership team of the Enrollment Management division.

Primary Job Duties:
  • In collaboration with the Vice President for Enrollment (VPEM), develop and implement a strategic recruitment plan to ensure the University’s enrollment goals are met.
  • Provide projections and insights relevant to the landscape; offers a sophisticated perspective on recruitment operations and efforts tied to annual new student goals.
  • Write weekly, monthly, and annual recruitment reports, updates, presentations that contextualizes the operational and strategic efforts and the respective impact on progress.
  • Analyze and interpret historical and current data, seeking trends and identifying areas for growth, change and further investigation/research.
  • Advise and inform the VPEM regarding key indicators in the data and provide insight for determining short- and long-term institutional goals.
  • Supervise the Admissions staff, which currently consists of a Director for Graduate Admissions, Associate Director, three Enrollment Counselors and the Enrollment Office and Visit Coordinator.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for the Admissions’ Office.
  • Coordinate and evaluate admissions events and strategies including program effectiveness, assess outcomes, determine cost analyses, and develop improved programming to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Advise students and families of admission requirements, transfer guidelines, financial aid and scholarship information, student standards and lifestyle agreement, residence life, etc.
  • Develop plans and strategies for effective working relationships with other University departments, both administrative and academic.
  • Recruit students in line with the University goals – including travel, personal interviews, correspondence, and telephone communication.
  • Be present in the office daily (unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.)
  • Abide by NACAC and NACCAP Principles of Good Practice.
  • 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.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the University President or Vice President of Enrollment Management.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in admissions leadership roles: Associate or Assistant Director.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in a varied-paced or fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent self-motivation, written communication skills, and the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Skill in effective oral communication and public presentations.
  • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Datatel and CRM knowledge and experience.
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:
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