Laboratory Coordinator

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 09-22-2017
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 Laboratory Coordinator is a part-time, nine month position with limited summer work reporting to the Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Health. Duties include, but are not limited to, working closely with the science faculty for the timely preparation, set up and take down of science laboratory equipment; ordering and inventory of science equipment and supplies; acting as Chemical Hygiene Officer for the NSH Division; and supervision of student workers. This position requires organizational, relational, and communication skills and a compliance with College policy.
Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Communicate effectively with the full- and part-time faculty members of the Natural Science and Health Department as to their needs for laboratory and activity courses in the natural sciences, exercise science, health and wellness, and sports medicine programs.
  • Coordinate between faculty to ensure optimal use of shared resources (space, laptops, reagents, supplies, etc.)
  • Supervise student workers in the lab environment.
  • Prepare for labs by preparing solutions and setting up equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Take down and properly store laboratory equipment in a timely manner following the conclusion of labs.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate and ongoing inventory of all laboratory equipment, chemicals, and supplies.
  • Order equipment, chemicals and supplies as directed by faculty members.
  • Track laboratory budgets.
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Properly handle all chemicals, storing and disposing in an eco-safe manner in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Serve as Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Division of Natural Sciences and Health
  • Serve as advisor for students in A.S. degree programs in the Division of Natural Sciences and Health
  • Assist faculty members in the instruction and administration of lab exercises as needed.
  • Supervise student makeup of lab activities or exams in the event of excused absences.
  • Drive school vans for field trips or hazardous materials drop-off, and personal car to obtain supplies locally. (Must be able to qualify for driving privilege approval.)
  • Offer orientations and lab safety briefings to new lab workers, including full- and part-time faculty and student workers.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the College Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding to the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in a science field.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for a team-based work environment.
  • Experience in wet lab sciences preferred.
Work Environment: The position is located in a science laboratory environment. Casual attire is preferred with lab coat, goggles and other personal protective equipment as needed. (PPE supplied by the College.)

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.
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  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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