George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 30-Jan-2018 to 01-Aug-2018 (PST)
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

George Fox University announces an opening for an Associate Dean of Student Academic Success, to begin in August 2018. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Student Academic Success, the Associate Dean provides leadership and strategic vision for programs that support the academic success of all George Fox students, but particularly those at higher risk in their efforts to persist and graduate.  


George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes. We put students first, with Christ at the center of our work, embracing change in order to improve. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented among our faculty and administration.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership for retention and student success initiatives by bringing together the work of several offices and individuals whose work focuses on support for different specific groups of students (specifically students with disabilities, first-generation college students, English language learners, and first-year students)
  • Establishing and leading processes by which to evaluate the success of these programs, analyzing and reporting the collected information.
  • Providing budget oversight
  • Collaborating with other units (e.g. admissions, athletics, data analytics, student life, IDEA center, financial aid, student accounts, health and counseling services) to ensure a seamless and holistic student support system
  • Collaborating with Employee Empowerment and the Associate Provost for Local and Global Engagement regarding faculty and staff training on disability matters, and best practices for engagement and graduation of all
  • Serving as 504 compliance officer.



Doctorate in an academic discipline, higher education administration, student affairs, or a related field is strongly preferred. Applicants with a master's degree combined with a substantive record of increasing leadership in this area may be considered.


A minimum of 5 years of experience working with at-risk populations of students (e.g. underrepresented and/or first generation students, students with disabilities) in a higher education setting is required.


All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, all GFU employees must commit to abide by the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.


Other desired characteristics and experience include:

  • Broad-based knowledge of diverse student populations and best practices to encourage engagement and graduation, and the ability to foster just and trusting relationships across all differences.
  • Demonstrated experience in building partnerships with university and community constituents.
  • Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex issues and identifying solutions; skills and experience in developing and administering programs including program evaluation, design of outcome measures and data collection/maintenance and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well, orally and in writing, with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members.
  • Experience serving as a supervisor to professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Ability to articulate the mission of Christian Higher Education, and understand and support the mission, values, and Quaker heritage of the University
  • Ability to lead teams to achieve established goals, to be an effective team member, and to lead strategic planning efforts
  • Experience in budgeting and planning efforts


For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits


We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

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