University of Corbanan evangelical Christian institution in Salem, Oregon, invites applications and nominations in the search for its next President. The University has a rich history of educating students who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, on campus and online, prepare students to excel in careers as business leaders, educators, health professionals, ministry leaders, and more.
Established as a Bible Institute in 1935, Corban’s mission is: “To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.” Corban is an independent Christian university with a Baptist heritage where all faculty, staff and students bear witness to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. The institution focuses on discipleship of Christian students. Teachers teach and students learn knowing that Christ is the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of all things. With courses taught from a biblical perspective and a biblical minor built into every undergraduate degree, students gain a deeply personal understanding of what being a disciple of Christ looks like in their career and culture. Multicultural diversity is highly valued on the Corban campus. Corban seeks to equip every student with the critical thinking skills and diverse perspectives they need to thrive in a multicultural world. Additionally, Corban’s reach extends beyond Salem, Oregon as it partners with organizations around the world, prepares second-language learners for college, and provides students with the opportunity to s flourish in a study abroad experience.
Corban is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Corban Warriors compete – and win – in 16 intercollegiate sports: men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, golf and soccer, plus men’s baseball and wrestling, and women’s softball, volleyball, beach volleyball and butt. Student-athletes have demonstrated such excellence that Corban has been named the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution every year since 2008 for the school’s competitive conduct, academic focus, character recognition and promotion.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President acts as the chief administrator of the University, responsible for supervising all officers, officers, faculty and employees of the University and will execute the policies and standards of the Board of Trustees. ‘administration. As the administrative director of the University, the rector will coordinate the preparation of the annual budget for approval by the board of trustees and provide budgetary oversight on behalf of the board once it has been approved. The President will develop strategic goals for the annual and long-term development of the University and its master plan and oversee the assessment of academic and non-academic units to achieve these strategic goals and learning outcomes. The President will also provide leadership for fundraising and advancement programs. Accordingly, the Rector will encourage and promote the development of grant applications and seek external funding for academic programs through corporations and foundations. The President will also represent the University at educational, professional, community and church-related functions and other public events. A full Presidential Prospectus with more information is available at https://www.rpainc.org/post/CorbanPresidentialProspectus.pdf.
Corban remains committed to its mission, core values and statement of faith (links to these are included below). The President must fully agree with these statements and be a strong supporter of them. Additionally, the Board seeks a President who excels in leadership and service and who believes that God has called him to use his gifts and talents at Corban University. The new president must possess deep faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior with evidence of a life filled with the fruit of the Spirit. Documented successful leadership experiences are also essential for the board. While successful experience in higher education is highly valued, Corban is open to applicants from other professions including business, pastoral ministry and other non-profit sectors. A PhD is preferred but not required. Corban values and encourages qualified candidates who are of diverse ethnic or racial backgrounds and seeks candidates who will interact with the Corban community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural competency. Other desired qualifications include the following:
- An ability to develop strong and authentic relationships with board members, faculty, staff, students and the community.
- The wisdom to put the right person in the right position with the ability to deal sensitively without delay holding individuals accountable.
- Visibility on campus and in the community.
- A mastery of the budgeting process and how best to use it in an academic institution to provide resources, control costs, properly motivate and hold people accountable.
- A personal charisma; when spreading the vision or idea, it should have a “contagious enthusiasm” effect.
- A respect for intercultural and ethnic differences with a high level of cultural intelligence and a commitment to collaborating with faculty, students and staff.
- Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate programs and the accreditation process.
- Ability to be a compelling and interesting communicator in large and small groups and with individuals.
- A courteous and welcoming spirit; comfortable in a wide variety of environments.
Mission and Core Values: https://www.corban.edu/about/
Statement of Faith: https://www.corban.edu/about/history/statement-of-faith/
Corban University is located in Salem, Oregon, which is part of the beautiful Willamette Valley. Although Salem is Oregon’s capital, it retains a small-town feel. Salem offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and nature. Salem’s convenient location means it’s only an hour from the beautiful Oregon Coast or two hours from great winter skiing or hiking the Cascade Range. Corban University’s 220+ acre campus is located on a hillside forest overlooking the Willamette Valley.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume only to RPA Inc. at [email protected] For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Dr. Jim Barnes, Principal Consultant, at 765-618-2582, or Isaac Karaffa, Vice President and Principal Consultant, at [email protected] Although applications are accepted until the position is filled, for a guaranteed full review, please apply by January 4, 2023.
Corban University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, and other programs administered by school. Corban University admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally granted or made available to students of the school. www.rpainc.org