Program Director, Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program
George Fox University, in partnership with the
national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates,
invites applications and nominations for the position of Program Director, Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program.
George Fox University is seeking an experienced leader to direct the developing Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT)
program. The ideal applicant will bring experience and knowledge regarding higher education administration and leadership, along with
expertise in the field of occupational therapy. The Program Director reports directly to the Executive Dean of the Wellness Enterprise. The
role of Program Director is a full-time, 11-month position.
Program Director Characteristics:
The PD must be a leader of character, competency, calling, and collaboration:
About George Fox University:
George Fox University is Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, committed to providing students with personal
attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. As a
Christ-centered community, George Fox 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. The beautiful
108-acre campus at George Fox is home to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as residence halls, the lush Hess Creek
Canyon, and facilities for academics, athletics and performing arts.
George Fox University is also 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 on our faculty. You
can read more about the values of George Fox at http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/.
About the Master’s of Occupational Therapy
The MOT program is set to launch its first cohort in Fall, 2024. The program will be seeking ACOTE
accreditation. In recent years, the University evaluated the healthcare landscape in the Northwest, which included dialogue with local
partners and extensive market research. Nationally, the demand for occupational therapists is expected to grow 16 percent – much
faster than the average for all professions – between 2019 and 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
About Newberg and Portland, Oregon:
Newberg is a small city just outside of Portland that has recently
been drawing attention as a food destination, with two restaurants that were recognized with James Beard Award nominations this year. You
can also enjoy the outdoors at Ewing Young Historical Park or the Central Newberg Urban Trails or stop to visit the Hoover-Minthorn House
Museum. Newberg is also just 1.5 hours from the beautiful Oregon coast, including Pacific City. Pacific City is a peaceful beachfront town
offering plenty of outdoor pursuits. Thanks to a natural breakwater, Pacific City’s beach is a favorite spot for surfers and anglers.
You can learn more about the scene in and around Newberg at https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/cities/newberg/.
Newberg is just 25 miles southwest of Portland, which is
Oregon’s largest city. It has world-renowned chefs and hundreds of food carts, art in theaters and outside on the street, the
world’s largest independent bookstore, a multitude of craft breweries, and a huge urban forest. There is an Art Museum, a Science
Museum, a zoo, and Portland’s own Oaks Amusement Park to explore. Learn more about things to do in Portland at https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/cities/portland/.
Application and Nomination
All correspondence relating to the position of Program Director, Master’s of Occupational Therapy
Program at George Fox University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search
Jamie Marcus, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates
application should include the following:
by June 27, 2022, will receive priority consideration.
George Fox University is dedicated to the policy of equal
opportunity in its employment practices, and employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex,
age, veteran status, marital status or disability.