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. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Campus Pastor provides direction, vision, and oversight to chapel and other campus ministries programs. This position is responsible for the ongoing development of high quality Campus Ministry programs that encourage/promote the spiritual formation of students from diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. Program oversight includes relevant faith programs to support spiritual life on campus, all within the context of Warner Pacific’s mission, vision, values, and core themes. The Campus Pastor is a full-time, benefit eligible position that will report to the President and serve on the Executive Cabinet.
Essential Functions: · Direct the university’s chapel program to include coordination of chapel calendar, contacting and selecting speakers from diverse backgrounds, overseeing worship, and communicating the chapel program to campus and external community members. · Provide pastoral care to students by being available, intentional, and proactive with the spiritual development and needs of students. · Serve as the primary preacher in chapel. · Develop faith programs such as small groups, church partnerships, and Student Life initiatives that intentionally serve students from diverse backgrounds. · Foster the development of co-curricular programming that will assist students in the integration of Christian faith with their respective academic disciplines. · Participate in classroom activities as requested by faculty and engage in other University and community events to build community and connections. · Partner with Student Life areas to nurture visibility of campus ministries work. · Coordinate hosting of out of town chapel speakers. · Recruit, supervise, and mentor Campus Ministries students, student government staff (i.e., ASWPU Student Chaplain), chapel worship leaders, and small group coordinators. · Speak in area churches and represent WPU in ministerial community roles. · Be responsive to social issues on campus and globally. · Implement church database to assist students with church involvement.
General Expectations: · 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 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.
Minimum Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree required in Religion, Social Sciences, or related field. · The successful candidate will exhibit their ability to reach and serve all of our students by sharing their spiritual and academic strengths. · 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. · Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and the Internet. · Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity. · 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.
Preferred Qualifications: · PhD or Master’s degree preferred with minimum of four years of experience in a higher education or multicultural ministry environment. · Spanish language proficiency. · Ministry experience, preferably on a college campus or with college students from diverse backgrounds. · Demonstrated technological skills such as experience with Microsoft Office Suite and the willingness and ability to learn additional tech-related tools such as Microsoft Teams, CRM software, social media tools (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Hootsuite), Smartsheet, and the Campus’ Information System (Colleague).
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.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional 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.