George Fox University - Faculty
  • 09-Jan-2023 to 08-Apr-2023 (PST)
  • George Fox Connect
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • Full Time

George Fox Connect is seeking a full-time Online Program Director to oversee two asynchronous online degree completion bachelor's degree programs: Healthcare Administration (BA) and Psychology & Mental Health Studies (BA). GFC Online Program Directors are tasked with teaching, coordinating adjuncts, and supervising ongoing revisions and improvements. Poised for growth, GFC is an innovative branch of George Fox Digital that houses degree completion, K-12 initiatives, and strategic business partnerships. The Online Program Director of Health & Wellness is an 11-month faculty-administrator position that is half-time teaching and half-time administrative.


George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that 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 individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee online bachelor's degree programs in Healthcare Administration and Psychology & Mental Health Studies.
  • Work alongside the Associate Dean to seek out new adjunct faculty members as needed to support enrollment growth.
  • Supervise online faculty; recruit and train new faculty members as needed, including maintenance of George Fox Connect online adjunct training in collaboration with Associate Dean.
  • Motivate, mentor, evaluate, and coach adjunct faculty.
  • Identify challenges online students face and create action plans to proactively address student challenges and improve student satisfaction and graduation rates.
  • Provide and ensure that the online classroom supports student learning outcomes and a quality learning experience.
  • Gather data from students, staff, and faculty about how to improve operations to provide students with a better online learning experience and success rates.
  • Manage Canvas faculty course sites for two content areas, approving syllabi and Canvas course sites as appropriate
  • Attend regular GFC team meetings, working closely with other OPDs, the Associate Dean, the Operations Manager, the Registrar, and Admissions/Enrollment staff to ensure excellence.
  • Teach an online course load of 12-15 credits across 11 months.
  • Maintain at least a part-time presence in a campus office to collaborate with the larger George Fox Connect team
  • By actions, words, and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.

Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a relevant field preferred; master's degree required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ongoing commitment to continuous improvement within field of expertise.
  • Strong understanding of best practices in online teaching and learning, and ability to teach those methods to affiliated faculty, specifically during onboarding processes.
  • Ability to manage a large set of remote faculty, providing them with timely professional development and assuring their consistent quality with teaching diverse student populations.
  • Conceptual understanding of andragogy for crafting curriculum to serve the best interests of adult learners.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to function as part of a highly-collaborative team in the rapid production of online materials and courses.
  • A commitment to working with diverse populations.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.

Salary and Rank

The Online Program Director is a faculty-administrator position. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.


We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's largest private and nationally recognized Christian University!


George Fox University has been transforming student's lives for 125 years. We are a Christ-centered community that 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. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to join us in creating transformational experiences for our students.


Being a part of our community means a commitment to faith and to a lifestyle that is consistent with the university's mission as described in the Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement on our website.


As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that 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 in our community.

What is most appealing about working at George Fox University?

  • Faith-friendly: Our culture is unique for higher education. At George Fox you can pursue academic excellence while integrating scriptures, praying with staff members and students at work, and helping to make an impact on the world in a way that promotes Christian values.
  • Unapologetically Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word.
  • Live out your calling: You are able to use your God-given talents and abilities while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings, at which they will be able to glorify the kingdom of God just as they have seen you do.

For your personal well-being we offer:

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

Application Procedures - kindly apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Faith and learning essay*
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.


Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Questions may be directed to: Dr. Jennie Harrop, Associate Dean, George Fox Connect.


*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY: George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries).

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