Northwestern named among Best Christian Workplaces
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Northwestern College has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace based on data from the 2023 Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) survey, which measures the health of workplace culture in Christian organizations. The college scored an all-time high of 4.03 on a five-point scale, placing it in the 72nd percentile for the higher education category.
The BCWI survey addresses several key drivers that can contribute to employees’ flourishing in the work environment: teamwork within departments and across campus, ability of employees to find purpose in their work and to utilize their spiritual gifts, promotion and retention of highly capable employees, supportive supervisors, rewarding compensation and benefits, quality administrative leadership, sustainable strategy and goal-setting, and healthy communication.
“Employees’ comments about what makes Northwestern a great workplace can be summed up in three phrases: our Christian mission; our campuswide commitment to excellence; and our caring, faith-filled people,” says President Greg Christy. “As a leadership team, we are grateful these results indicate that Northwestern is a place where employees can flourish, because one of our highest priorities is to care for our employees and their needs professionally, personally and spiritually.”
In addition to praising Northwestern’s leadership, most employees noted that they feel involved in campus decision-making and that Northwestern reflects Christ to the world.
“I feel vocationally fulfilled because the mission of the college aligns so closely to my personal mission,” wrote one respondent. “I love the people I work with, and we get to pursue God’s work in the world together as we serve our students.”