Dean of Students

ESEPA is an interdenominational, evangelical Bible college and seminary, founded in 1983 in response to the need to train evangelical, Protestant pastors in Costa Rica. ESEPA is now recognized internationally for the training it offers church leaders, Christian educators, and transcultural workers. ESEPA currently offers two master’s, three undergraduate, and seven associate degrees. Over two hundred students at ESEPA’s main campus and three extension campuses take classes taught by twenty faculty members and a sizable adjunct faculty. The Latin Americans and foreign missionaries serving at ESEPA have an opportunity to make a deep and lasting impact on the academic life and mission of the Latin American church.

The Dean of Students oversees the growth and development of ESEPA’s students. The person who will fill this position should have a background in pastoral ministry and a heart for people. He or she will develop and oversee chapel services, provide guidance, and enforce adherence to institutional community policies. This individual will serve on the director’s administrative council and will report to the council as needed regarding changes and developments. The Dean of Students will also teach some courses.

Job qualifications:

Master’s degree, from an accredited institution, in Higher Education, Student Development, College Student Personnel, or a related field (or a willingness to take courses in these areas). An MDiv will be considered if it has an educational emphasis.

Five years of professional full-time management and/or supervisory experience. Experience can be related to institutional work (student government, campus activities, etc.) or to church-related work.