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Associate Director of Admission

Portland, OR

Summary Description: The Associate Director of Admission is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Dean of Admission.  This role serves as second in command for the Admissions office.  He/she provides day to day supervision for the Admission Counselors/staff.  This position manages recruitment, outreach and engagement to achieve new student enrollment goals for the University at large.  The Associate Director will be responsibility for setting recruitment targets by territories through building critical relationships and partnerships with external constituents that would lead to pipeline development. The Associate Director will serve as a thought partner to the Dean of Admissions.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Manage the day to day operations of Admission staff and operational procedures and processes.
  • Coordinate and assist in training of all Admission Team members.
  • Recruits, selects, trains, and manages admission staff student workers.
  • Review admission application files, evaluate credentials, and admit students to the University.
  • Serve as Designated Signing Officer for International students.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment regarding recruitment strategies for assigned territories, student contacts, and student relationship development to meet enrollment goals.
  • 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.
  • Serve as University representative at various recruitment events.
  • Serve as admissions university liaison to territorial high schools, universities, churches, and para-church organizations accurately and positively representing the University in its mission, vision, and values.
  • Collaborate with other Enrollment Managers and CRM Administrator to implement a potent marketing and communication plan.
  • Abide by NACAC and NACCAP Principles of Good Practice
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Enrollment 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.
  • Contribute to Strategic Planning, goal setting, projection modeling activities that impact enrollment growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned Dean of Admissions and or V.P of Enrollment Management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in a Leadership role in Admissions, Retention or Advisement.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to adapt, multi-task with accuracy, meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in a varied-paced or fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work longer hours during busier recruitment/admissions periods.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Higher Education, Student Services, or equivalent.
  • Experience serving in a leadership capacity in an admissions and/or retention role.

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.

Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

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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