Oregon Business magazine ranked Multnomah University
#22 of 33 large nonprofits in its list of 100 top nonprofit organizations. The
article, "The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2009," reported the
results of an employee survey and an independent assessment of employers'
workplace practices. Oregon Business magazine based the study on their "100
Best Companies" series.
The list of best large nonprofits included the Oregon
Research Institute, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer
Society. Multnomah ranked above well-known nonprofits such as the Girl Scouts,
the Oregon Humane Society and OHSU Foundation.
Organizations were ranked according to qualities such as
benefits and compensation, work environment, decision-making and trust, and
career development and learning. Companies were placed into small, medium, and
large categories according to employee number. More than 200 Oregon nonprofit
organizations participated in the survey.
"Multnomah has been a terrific place to work for a long
time," said President Daniel Lockwood. "In fact, Christianity Today conducted a
similar survey a few years ago with comparable results. Still, I'm always
gratified to know that our employees are pleased with the quality of our
workplace. So much of what makes Multnomah a special place to serve must be
attributed to these high-quality men and women who sincerely endeavor to
reflect Christ-likeness to one another in the workplace."
"It is good for us to periodically take the opportunity
to reflect on how we're doing as an employer," Director of Human Resources,
Tracy Moreschi, said. "I'm pleased that the results revealed not only that
Multnomah is a great non-profit to work for, but also that our employees value
Multnomah and are satisfied working here."
Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private,
non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in
Portland, Oregon. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical
seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online
distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees,
and professional certifications and endorsements.