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 Associate Dean of Students is a full-time, benefit eligible role reporting to the Vice President for Student Life. This role provides strategic leadership and support to multiple areas of the Student Life division with particular emphasis on student success. This position will provide ongoing leadership of and support of high quality Welcome Weekend programming, Enroll to Major first-year and sophomore programs, collaboration with campus partners to create comprehensive calling services, and assisting the Vice President for Student Life with leadership of Student Life initiatives.
Supervise 2-3 program areas within Student Life, such as Student Retention and Counseling Center. Provide support, coaching, and feedback, building a culture of excellent student-focused programs that serve a diverse campus community.
Develop first-year and sophomore programs and transfer experience. Embed best practices into these programs focused on calling, purpose, and supporting students in the time from enrollment in University to involvement in their majors.
Oversee Peer Mentor First Year Learning Community Program, including the selection, training, and regular support of student leaders.
Oversee Enroll to Major and Calling and Purpose partnerships within Student Life and with faculty and staff across campus.
Partner to support shared ASWPU student leadership training.
Oversee fall and spring Welcome Weekends and alignment with New Student Registration and Welcome Week activities.
Partner with Director of Learning Community Curriculum to ensure Peer Mentors are integrated into courses and plan shared Faculty/Peer Mentor training
Ensure ongoing support and communication with faculty in FYLC aligned courses.
Oversee Staff Mentor selection, curriculum, and training.
Serve as a Staff Mentor (supporting a group of students as an adviser and success coach).
Lead the campus’ Success & Retention Committee.
Assist the Vice President for Student Life in leadership of the division, including Student Life initiatives and staff development.
Oversee Career and Calling Collaborative by convening campus partners (Student Success, FYLC, and Advising, etc.), developing strategic initiatives and assessment.
Supervise departmental budgets.
Participate in and contribute to regular Student Life staff meetings and all-Student Life events each semester.
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 University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Adhere to University policies and procedures.
Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University 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.
Master’s degree in higher education, organizational leadership, or applicable field.
Experience working with, and providing services to, students from diverse backgrounds, ethnic minorities, and religious communities within a multicultural setting.
Excellence in effective oral and written communication, public presentations and customer service.
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
Ability to multitask with accuracy in order to adapt and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with deadlines
Doctoral degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of experience in a higher education or multicultural environment.
Tech Savvy - Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and the willingness and ability to learn additional tech-related tools such as Dropbox, Basecamp, CRM software, social media tools (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and Hootsuite), Smartsheet, and the Campus’ Information System (Colleague).
Experience in Student Affairs role.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries 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:
Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references.
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific University 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.