Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, 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. Over 60% of our students come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds and more than 50% of our students are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Warner Pacific University continues to be ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges (West) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2021 edition.
Summary Description: The Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Diversity Enrollment is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the President. The ideal candidate is passionate about and has the ability to effectively build key community relationships and recruit a diverse student body. The candidate will represent the President and the University while proactively cultivating important community connections. As an integral part of the admissions team, they will take a leading role in implementing strategies for recruiting and enrolling students from a diverse range of backgrounds at Warner Pacific University.
Serve as Warner Pacific’s point person for developing and maintaining key community partnerships, including but not limited to organizations that provide access to diverse populations in the college process. Warner Pacific University is the first four-year college or university in Oregon to receive designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
Lead the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives and programs to increase the representation of underrepresented students.
Work collaboratively with admissions staff, student workers, and other members of the enrollment team to provide training and advocacy on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Collaborate with academic program leaders and other faculty to form and sustain meaningful partnerships contributing to student enrollment
Maintain responsibility for a recruitment territory including outreach and communication with prospective students and families, high schools, high school counselors, and other educational professionals.
Supervise two full-time employees focused on Warner Pacific’s recruitment efforts.
Represent Warner Pacific in recruitment travel, visiting high schools, conducting interviews, and attending college fairs.
Give public presentations on Warner Pacific University and the admission and financial aid process, on and off campus. Articulate Warner Pacific’s core values and distinguishing features.
Coordinate support of constituencies (alumni, current parents, and current students) in assigned recruitment areas and in support of Warner Pacific’s goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review applications and make recommendations on admissibility of candidates.
Work collaboratively with faculty and retention personnel to ensure that we maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment, informed by the needs of diverse students.
Employment and Lifestyle Standards: Warner Pacific 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. The University 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 University 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 University. 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 University 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 University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University 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 University campuses.
Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University 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 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: 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 University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Demonstrate an ability to effectively build community partnerships.
Demonstrate a commitment and ability to articulate clearly the value of diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical component of a liberal arts education.
Willingly collaborate with various campus constituents to provide education and training on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of individuals and groups.
Possess critical and analytical reasoning that can be applied to strategy, tactics, travel, applications, and programs.
Demonstrate sound judgment, strict confidentiality, adaptability, and sensitivity in dealing with prospective students and parents, high school counselors, and other constituencies.
Demonstrate an ability to adapt to changing circumstances, show flexibility, and respond effectively to evolving work situations.
Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
Have excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
Willing and able to travel
Willing to work evenings and weekends.
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 a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Demonstrate a commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years’ higher education or admissions experience.
Experience building community partnerships
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel
Experience working with diverse populations.
Master’s degree preferred with four years higher education or admissions experience.
Experience working in a multicultural environment.
Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please submit your cover letter and CV/Resume to HR@warnerpacific.edu. Applicants invited to participate in the interview process will be asked to complete WPU’s online employment application at a later time.
About Warner Pacific University
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, 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. The 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 college. 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 university, the university exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.