Temporary Coordinator of Accreditation (Part-Time)

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 05-17-2018
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, 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 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.
 
Summary Description:   The Temporary Coordinator of Accreditation is a part-time (10 hours per week for 12 months) position reporting to the Director of Teacher Education.  This role evaluates and maintains all Education accreditation and field experience-related services in the Teacher Preparation Program, reporting directly to the Director of Teacher Education.
 
Essential Functions:
 
The Temporary Coordinator of Accreditation: Coordinates, analyzes, and reports on accreditation data and requirements and ensures compliance with University, department, state, regional, and federal policies.
  • Position functions with limited supervision. Requires initiative, expertise, and judgment. Work regularly calls for problem-solving and /or recommendations within the scope of position responsibilities. Applies departmental and University policies and procedures, as well as state, federal and accrediting body regulations and procedures. Analyzes data and program operations and make recommendations.
  • Prepare and validate reports for University, state, regional, and federal agencies
  • Ensure program and student compliance with state licensure requirements
  • Create, maintain, and update systems to track program data ensuring compliance with state regulations
  • Collaborate with faculty to create and maintain ongoing program redesign in accordance with shifting accreditation standards
  • Maintain and update assessment data, per state requirements; creates reports and analyzes data for faculty; maintains records of data analysis and resulting actions
  • Update and maintain Teacher Preparation Program policies and procedures in all documents, records, and websites
  • Educate students, faculty, and other stakeholders in accreditation requirements
  • Facilitate regular cross-campus meetings with interested parties regarding accreditation requirements, student advising, student diversity, and other areas of mutual interest
  • Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned
  • Collaborate with the director to prepare CAEP required documents
  • Attend professional development for CAEP and TSPC
  • Develop and coordinate surveys
  • Maintain data base for accreditation
  • Facilitate edTPA training
  • Work with stake holders to collect case study data
  • Manage Task Stream data related to accreditation
  • Prepare load sheets for faculty and adjuncts in collaboration with the director
  • Create, maintain, and update systems to track data to ensure compliance with state regulations
  • Train academic secretary related to accreditation and program requirements for accreditation
  • Coordinate edTPA data for the CAEP self-assessment
  • Support the director on completion tasks related to accreditation
  • Completes duties as needed based on program needs related to CAEP, accreditation, task stream, edTPA, and WPU teacher education department
  • Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor (based on schedule).
  • Contributes to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participates in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adheres to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibits commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and three years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of experience and education demonstrating:
  • In-depth knowledge in at least one of the following pertaining to education: standards-based assessment; data-driven instruction or programs; or teacher education, particularly with placements or accreditation compliance
  • Experience working with state agencies, public school or University administrators, faculty, students and staff in an evidence-based environment
  • Ability to identify and solve problems, both independently and collaboratively, in a team-oriented, dynamic setting
  • Project and/or program management skills that may include student advising, evolving accreditation requirements, budgeting, and/or program promotion
  • Advanced computer skills, i.e. spreadsheets, merging documents, word processing, email, Internet research, and electronic forms; proven ability to learn new skills, such as data analysis and management programs, digital recording, social media, and online survey toolsWell-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to interact with state agencies, public school administrators, University faculty, students and staff
    Experience working with diverse populations.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree and more than three years of teaching experience
  • Experience in teacher education program with accreditation and/or field experiences
  • Experience with edTPA and Task Stream
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.
 
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) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. 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 Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
 
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. 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.
 
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. 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, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following: 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
 
 
 
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