Student Services and Service Learning Coordinator

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 08-07-2017
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.
 
Warner Pacific College’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific College 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 Student Services and Service Learning Coordinator plans excellent events and creates welcoming environments that help students connect to the campus and each other. This live-in position has the opportunity to work directly with students while also planning events that impact the entire campus. A successful candidate for this position is a proactive and resourceful problem solver who knows how to manage their time and takes initiative to plan events, identify opportunities, and make the things they oversee better. This position will demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and coordinate between multiple on-campus and off-campus partners.  They are excited about connecting students to resources across campus and creating events and environments that help students succeed.
 
Essential Functions:
Service Learning Programming and Administration (30%)
  • Oversee campus service learning programs, while assessing and revising programs and initiatives as needed.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to Service Learning student staff.
  • Manage community partner database.
  • Oversee all community service days, including Common Day of Service and the MLK Day of Service; partner with Student Life team for support and implementation of these key events.
  • Participate with Oregon Campus Compact MLK Day of Service planning committee.
  • Write up stories from WPC service initiatives for internal and external use.
  • Evaluate and develop service offerings for additional social justice initiatives.
  • Evaluate existing service learning courses, and assess WPC’s capacity to expand offerings into every academic department.
  • Oversee the tracking, appeals, and reporting of faith and service requirements and assure that service and chapel requirements are being met.
  • Support the Department of Institutional Research as they report data regarding student hours served.
  • Support the Associate Dean of Students in updating and communicating policy regarding faith and service expectations.
 
Student Services and Office Management (30%)
  • Act as Office Manager for the division of Student Affairs by handling walk-ins and providing general office support.
  • Hire, train, and oversee the schedules for Student Life front desk student workers.
  • Cover or arrange for coverage for the Student Life front desk when student workers are unavailable (including one hour a day for lunch).
  • Oversee pictures and ID card requests for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Oversee meal plan management and petitions.
 
Welcome Weekend (20%)
  • Serve as the chair and leader of Welcome Weekend planning and execution. Lead the committee throughout the year to develop and communicate a cohesive plan to welcome students onto campus.
  • Work with Student Life and other WPC staff and faculty to develop and maintain a strong, cohesive introduction to the campus that merges co-curricular experiences, classroom experiences, and thoughtful programming to welcome and orient students and families into campus life socially, spiritually, and academically.
  • Partner with departments planning New Student Registrations to align the events with Welcome Weekend content, creating a cohesive introduction to Warner Pacific.
 
Student Life (20%)
  • As a live-in staff member, serve in an on-call rotation and participate in regular on-call team meetings.
  • Manage budgets for Welcome Weekend, Service Learning, Student Life student office worker, and Student Life Center budget accounts.
  • Participate in ASWPC meetings and planning.
  • Participate in and contribute to regular Student Life staff meetings and 1-2 all-Student Life events each semester.
  • Serve on Student Life and campus committees as assigned.
 
General Expectations
  • Demonstrate presence and availability for student leaders and students you serve on campus.
  • Create timely, consistent, responsive, and effective communication to students, faculty, and staff concerning the activities and events in your area.
  • Practice regular collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across program areas on both the Mt. Tabor and Centre 205 campuses.
  • Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the College Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College 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.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution or at least three years professional experience in student affairs or closely related work experience with a commitment and progress towards bachelor’s degree while employed.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in sexual misconduct investigations.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience in responding to student crises.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • An earned Master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution. A strong understanding of the role student activities and student engagement plays in engaging students and contributing to their persistence and success.
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.
 
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific College 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 College, 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 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, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific College 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 college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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