Dean of Education in Portland, OR, US

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Warner Pacific University

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 Dean of Education is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This role is responsible for teaching classes, developing curriculum, and advising students in various areas of the Education Department under the Graduate and Professional Programs Division. This position requires a licensed K-12 educator (teacher or administrator certification) who is licensed in the State of Oregon and experienced in teaching a range of courses in education and other areas related to Education. This position oversees all undergraduate and graduate programs in Education.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate must present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, which include, but are not limited to:
Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of the teacher preparation programs. Keep current on developments and research in teacher education and facilitate relevant trainings for faculty. Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and increase effectiveness. Develop, review, and maintain a system of assessment of student progress. Facilitate student information needs, respond to student issues, and take appropriate corrective actions. Recommend teacher candidates for licensure. Oversee compliance with all requirements of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and other accrediting agencies. Represent Warner Pacific University education programs at professional association meetings. Supervise department staff. Develop and maintain partnerships with P-12 school districts in the greater Portland Metro area. Communicate licensure information and data to faculty and staff. Work collegially with faculty, staff and students. Understand and positively promote the university’s mission, core themes, vision and values. Teach courses related to clinical experiences, advise and supervise student teachers, and teach other courses within areas of expertise, to include any of the following:
Curriculum development and/or review Multiple subjects (ECE/EL) pedagogy Literacy instruction Assessment Cultural competence and equity in the classroom ESOL pedagogy Technology integration Special education, exceptional learners Other areas of exceptional expertise capable of contributing to the growth and development of Warner Pacific’s program. Adhere to University policies and procedures. Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities. Contribute to the support and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan. 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. Be inclusive and sensitive in terms of human relations and human differences, in regard to areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
Master degree in education or related field. A record of at least 3 years’ senior supervisory experience including personnel and budget management. Minimum of 3 years’ College/University teaching experience. Minimum of 5 years’ teaching in the P-12 environment. Hold teaching/administrative authorizations in elementary, middle school or high school. Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and operations. Experience working with diverse populations. Preferred Qualifications:
A record of productive community partnerships and collaborative leadership Demonstrated understanding of educational needs and priorities specific to the state of Oregon. Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for diverse populations Evidence of contributions to education policy and best practices, including experience in assessing and improving student learning outcomes A record of involvement in graduate education Experience at an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution. Experience in preparing a national accreditation application. Familiarity with DATATEL integrated resource management system. Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in education. Record of building productive relationships with P-12 and community partners. Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well as traditional students. Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations. Experience in grant writing and administration. Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.

Please Also Submit The Following With Your Application (you May Attach These Documents At The Conclusion Of The Online Application)

To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at .

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Essay Response to the Following Questions:

How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below) How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)

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:

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. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development. 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. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community. 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.

Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University 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 University, 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 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, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University 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 University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

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.


Warner Pacific University 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.