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Director of Accreditation and Planning

Portland, OR
Summary Description:  The Director of Accreditation and Planning is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  This role provides professional planning, coordination, and development for academic assessment programs and initiatives, in support of program and institutional accreditation goals and objectives. Continually monitors progress toward defined objectives by collecting and analyzing data and communicating with faculty, staff, and other constituents. This role serves as primary lead for the coordination of the fulfillment of the institutional accreditation cycle.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and implements assessment, accreditation, and academic program review activities across the university; continually monitors progress toward identified goals and objectives in an effort to support continual accreditation of the university.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data related to faculty qualifications, curriculum standards, enrollment, and other academic activities for the purposes of accreditation, academic program reviews, self-studies, school/college-level decision-making, and other related activities.
  • Serves as the primary point-of-contact for internal and external constituencies as it relates to school/college data; directly liaises with accrediting bodies and compiles reports and information for dissemination to University administrators and core offices.
  • Chair and provide team leadership of the Accreditation Committee
  • In collaboration with the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research, develops, implements and evaluates methods for collecting and analyzing data; collaborates with technical personnel and/or directly manages technical platforms for collecting, maintaining and reporting data.
  • Provides technical and professional guidance, consultation and support to faculty, staff, school/college administrators, and other related personnel as it pertains to the school/college's progress toward accreditation, collection of data, and other related activities.
  • Interprets assessment findings; analyzes and compiles comprehensive statistical and narrative data; assists with the preparation of official assessment reports to summarize findings.
  • Serve as project manager for institutional accreditation cycle, including coordination of internal stakeholders to facilitate completion of all reports according to guidelines, communication with, and coordination of visits by institutional accreditation body
  • Maintain and apply current knowledge of accreditation, especially regional accrediting body.
  • Propose evidence-based recommendations for institution-wide continuous improvement
  • Assist in strengthening a culture of disaggregated data analyses and utility for targeted interventions and continuous improvements
  • Create sustainable and enduring data management processes
  • Serve as a resource for academic program accreditation.
  • Provide leadership in assessment planning by chairing the Academic Assessment Committee, reporting on assessment results, and making recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Lead in the development and adoption of standards, rubrics, and student learning outcomes
  • Assist faculty with assessment planning and implementation of annual plans and data collection.
  • 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.
  • Be present in the office on agreed office times (unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to formulate, plan, and manage projects related to assessment and accreditation.
  • Experience with academic assessment, including the development and adoption of standards, rubrics, and student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with assessment software.
  • Demonstrable experience in higher education, particularly related to academic assessment and accreditation
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Master’s Degree required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • PhD or appropriate terminal degree preferred.
  • Experience working directly in the area of accreditation
  • Experience working in minority-serving institutions 
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.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students 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.

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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