Dean of Business

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 03-07-2017
Warner Pacific College’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts College 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.
 
Summary Description: Warner Pacific College is seeking a connected, forward-thinking, creative leader who is inspired by the opportunity to reimagine how the Department of Business will empower diverse and socially conscious graduates prepared to lead in the private sector. Warner Pacific recognizes a unique opportunity to work alongside business leaders in the region to develop a diverse talent pipeline prepared to meet business needs in the community. Our successful candidate will be one who is  passionate about acquiring knowledge that drives business through thoughtful and ethical practice. The successful candidate will have entrepreneurial experience, passion to work with diverse students, and find energy in developing a faculty team demonstrating enthusiasm in the classroom and a commitment to an external engagement as Warner Pacific participates in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing local, regional, and global businesses environment.
 
The Dean of Business reports to the Academic Vice President and is responsible for state approval and administration of the business programs at Warner Pacific College, which includes majors in Social Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, and a Masters of Management. The College is developing an MBA and is planning to develop a program in Information Science that aligns with tech businesses and their needs in the Portland region. The Dean holds academic rank as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. 
 
Essential Functions:
The successful candidate must present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of the undergraduate/graduate business programs.
  • Keep current on developments and research in business/technology education and facilitate relevant trainings for faculty.
  • Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and increase effectiveness.
  • Develop continually improve and maintain a system of assessment of student progress.
  • Facilitate student information needs, respond to student issues, and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Oversee compliance with all requirements of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and other accrediting agencies.
  • Represent Warner Pacific College business programs at professional association meetings.
  • Supervise department staff.    
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with business in the metro area specifically giving attention to diverse business and entrepreneurial contacts and companies.
  • Conduct empirical research related to business.
  • Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
  • Understand and positively promote the college’s mission, core themes, vision and values.
  • Teach courses related to business, advise and supervise faculty, and teach other courses within areas of expertise, to include any of the following:
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Organization and Leadership
    • Health Care Administration
    • Other areas of exceptional expertise capable of contributing to the growth and development of Warner Pacific’s program.
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Be inclusive and sensitive in terms of human relations and human differences, in regard to areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in business or related field.
  • College teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching in higher education.
  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and operations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience at an IACBE, ACBSP, or AACSB accredited institution.
  • Experience in preparing a national accreditation application.
  • Familiarity with DATATEL integrated resource management system.
  • Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in business.
  • Record of building productive relationships with business leaders and community partners.
  • Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students.
  • Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations.
  • Experience in grant writing and administration.
To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
 
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
 
1.  How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
 
2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)

Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The College 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 College 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 College. 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.
 
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 College 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 College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College 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 College campuses.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific College 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 college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
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 college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
 
Benefits:
Warner Pacific College offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings. 
 
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