NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Dean, School of Business
Department of Business & Economics NNU's School of Business offers six undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree and the Bachelor of Science degrees, and the MBA degree. There are approximately 275 undergraduate and graduate students and eight full-time professors. The School of Business enjoys Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation.
Description of Position NNU’s School of Business is seeking a Dean to serve as a visionary leader to develop, articulate, and implement a compelling vision and strategy for the School of Business while ensuring continuous quality improvement and relevance to the business world through a transformational Christ-centered education. The Dean will have significant community involvement and fundraising responsibilities. The Dean will be either a faculty member or an administrative staff position depending on academic qualifications and other considerations to be negotiated by the candidate and the University.
Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Create strong and lasting connections to and networks with relevant business communities and stakeholders
Expand the internal and external resources necessary to support growth and increase the presence and reputation of the School of Business in the Northwest Region
Utilize demonstrated entrepreneurial skills to lead the School of Business to regional and national prominence
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit that balances innovation and exploration with the ability to take intelligent risks, work flexibly and productively with new ideas, and attract new resources in support of the school’s programs
Orchestrate fundraising activities to support the School of Business
Work with the Office of University Advancement to coordinate and enhance fundraising activities
Employ effective interpersonal and team building skills to build the School of Business and eliciting support from internal and external constituencies
Maintain accreditation status and programmatic growth
Manage the School of Business revenue, operations, and expense
Oversee all management and operations within the School of Business
Organize, recruit, and oversee the Business Advisory Board and/or other stakeholder groups to support the School of Business
Investigate new program development to grow the School of Business in online and face-to-face programs
Leadership style which motivates and provides vision with a commitment to openness, collaboration and consensus
Communication skills in speaking and writing including frequent, clear, and concise communications with internal and external constituencies
Demonstrated significant, successful entrepreneurial experience in business is essential.
An earned doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree), is required.
Possess and have demonstrated significant connections with and networks in relevant Business communities in Southwest Idaho and elsewhere.
Experience in fundraising and advancement is required.
A broad institutional and intellectual perspective and the strong administrative and decision-making abilities that are required for effective leadership and management in an institution of higher education.
Significant familiarity with NNU and School of Business and the history and culture of the institution is preferred.
A creative vision of program development and forward-looking strategies.
The ability to develop and lead a diverse faculty and staff team.
A Christian worldview (preferably shaped by the Wesleyan tradition), comfortable and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU, and be willing to help advance the Christian goals of the University.
Compensation Salary will be determined by the background and experience of each applicant. The successful candidate will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, a retirement program, and if applicable sabbatical experiences.
Application Process To be considered for this position, a complete application must be received. Complete application packet will include the following, with the provision that if any such item is already on file with NNU by virtue of prior employment or application for the same or similar position, and if such item is current, it need not be submitted again:
Letter of interest
NNU Application form
Responses to the NNU Christian Mission requirements
Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
Two reference letters from professional associates
Letter of reference from current pastor
Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official transcripts required upon hire)
Send, fax or e-mail complete application packet to: Northwest Nazarene University Human Resources 623 S. University Boulevard Nampa, ID 83686 Phone: (208) 467-8036 Fax: (208) 467-8587 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights act of 1964 as amended.)
About Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master's degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, McCall, Twin Falls and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west.