Employment Opportunity: CPD Assistant Director-Community & Corporate Relations

Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers 26 online degree programs as well as courses at a regional campus in Idaho Falls. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 11,000 continuing education and concurrent credit students. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the West and a “Best Value” for delivering a high quality education at a remarkably affordable price. The university’s location in the Boise valley provides a wealth of regional opportunities: easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting; and a wide array of cultural opportunities from the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra to the National Oldtime Fiddlers Festival. NNU has a long and deep association with the Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty commit themselves to living out their faith in a community shaped by serious scholarship and vital Christian piety.

Description of Position

The Center for Professional Development is seeking a dynamic, big picture leader to join as the Assistant Director, with an emphasis on marketing and leadership.

Marketing: Create sales and marketing strategies for our certificate programs by connecting to individuals and organizations. Guide email and digital marketing efforts, connect with leaders in our region, attend conferences. This is a creative role – we want to think outside the box and connect with new people and markets!

Leadership: Big picture, big dreams, big ideas. We are seeking a strategic thinker that excels in identifying new opportunities, collaborating on ideas, and executing strategies. Assist with the leadership of a dynamic, growing team. Build partnerships on and off campus. Lead discussions to build CPD offerings, delivery models and business models.

Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role, our best candidate will have a vision to market programs in new spaces and places, a “learning lens” that constantly seeks to develop personally and participate in the development of others, and a dynamic personality to build rapport and partnerships in the community and beyond. Ability to self-start, take initiative, manage resources and deliver high caliber results.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related. MBA preferred.
Experience in sales, marketing, education or account management with emphasis on strategic development and organizational leadership.

Application Process

NNU is rated one of the top Christian masters-level Universities in the West. If you want to serve in a place that values truth, community and service and seeks to transform lives – we invite you to apply! NNU requires that all candidates be Christians, preferably in the Wesleyan tradition, and must be comfortable with, in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU.

To Apply, send your application packet to

Complete application packets include;

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU Application
  • Resume 
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates
Questions? Contact Human Resources
Phone: (208) 467-8036


Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Re-Posted Feb 21, 2020

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).