Executive Assistant to Vice President and Dean of Seminary

George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Tigard, OR

OPENING DATE:                         January 22, 2016
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:             Full-time, 12 Months
START DATE:                             Open until filled


Our Vision: To be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes.
Our Mission:
To prepare students spiritually, academically and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with passion.
Our Values: Students first. Christ in everything. Innovation to improve outcomes.

As Oregon's premier Christian university, George Fox offers a wide variety of opportunities to serve in a Christian community that delivers the promise that each student will Be Known - personally, academically and spiritually.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Provides executive administrative support to the dean and faculty of the seminary, and assist students and visitors to the seminary.

  • Executes the financial responsibilities of the seminary, including check requests, expense reimbursements, processing adjunct contracts and student timesheets, tracking and reporting scholarships, reconciling the dean's Visa, and managing petty cash. Works closely with Masters Program Director, Academic Affairs and Human Resources.
  • Manages the Seminary and College of Christian Studies adjunct faculty hiring and contract process, oversees student employee hiring and monthly timesheets, tracks and processes other temporary or special employee processes, as needed.
  • Coordinates and executes seminary events: Board of Regents meetings, monthly faculty and team meetings, team retreats, hooding and commencement, team celebrations, and special events.
  • Manages cyclical and special projects, including all Association of Theological Schools reports and accreditation processes, course evaluation system, seminary candidacy and first-semester assessment program, and course scheduling.
  • Clerical and reception duties include assisting with the dean’s calendar, making travel arrangements, taking minutes during meetings, maintaining office supplies, requesting equipment maintenance, welcoming and assisting guests and students, supporting the class scheduling process, maintaining seminary calendar, and process mail.
  • Communicates effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect, and exemplary customer service.
  • By actions, words, and lifestyle, is a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES: Participates on the Masters Programs team for new student orientations and Symposium events.
  • Five years of administrative support/office experience in a fast-paced environment, with detail orientation, a demonstrable grasp of budget management, including purchasing, petty cash, payables, receivables; event planning, extensive customer service, and a penchant for creating and maintaining accurate systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or systems preferred or a proven record of success in a high production, fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency (Mac or PC), including MS Office Suite.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • The highest level of initiative, dependability and the ability to work independently.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail while working in an environment with frequent interruptions and a diverse, heavy workflow.
  • A proven track record of discretion and integrity in handling confidential information.
  • A deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the higher education work setting is greatly desired.
  • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university’s mission as described on our website. 
  • Candidates should value an environment that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally. 

STARTING SALARY: $34,420 to $40,447; depending on experience.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS: Vacation; sick leave; holidays; health, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan; and tuition remission. 

REPORTS TO: Vice President and Dean of Seminary      

TO APPLY:  Submit a George Fox University application, resume, and letter of interest to:

Office of Human Resources
George Fox University
414 N Meridian St, Box 6108
Newberg, OR 97132

You may scan and submit your information via e-mail to hr@georgefox.edu or fax to 503-554-2186. A resume will not be accepted unless it is accompanied by a signed George Fox University application. 

A link to our application can be found at: http://www.georgefox.edu/offices/hr/admin.html.  It is in fill-able format. However, it must be printed to initial and sign it.

The University reserves the right to fill the position as circumstances warrant.