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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Executive Assistant

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 03/08/2017
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Organization:

Vanderbloemen Search Group helps churches and ministries find great staff, and we are looking for an Executive Assistant to join our team!

Vanderbloemen is a retained executive search firm serving churches and Christian organizations in all parts of the United States and internationally. Its central office is in the heart of Houston. Our clients come from over 50 different denominations or types of churches as well as Christian non-profits and relief organizations. The firm represents churches ranging in attendance from 70 to over 70,000. Churches such as Life.Church, Potential Church, Willow Creek, Central Christian Church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Cross Church, and Peachtree Presbyterian are representative of those who choose to retain Vanderbloemen to help find key staff. 

Vanderbloemen staffs any position at any size church, and the bulk of our work is made up of searches for senior-level staff. Searches involving Senior Pastor succession are an area of particular expertise. In addition to search work, the firm also provides services in staff consulting, succession planning, and compensation analysis.

In 2016, the Houston Business Journal named Vanderbloemen #3 in Best Places to Work in Houston, and in 2015 the team was named #1 in Entreprenuer's Top Company Cultures (small business category).

Vanderbloemen Staff Values?

Broadband Love
Unusual Servanthood
Wow-Making Excellence
Ridiculous Responsiveness
Solution Side Living
Ever Increasing Agility
Stewardship of Life
Constant Improvement
Contagious Fun 


Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant is a trusted, highly proficient individual. They will provide high-level support to the Operations Team of Vanderbloemen, in a wide range of activities, including but not limited to management of search work, travel, and administrative responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will likely have prior experience assisting an executive or senior leader in a business, church, or para-church ministry. They must be passionate about serving the local church and recognize the meaning in this role. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and results-driven. They will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations with the ability to juggle and balance multiple priorities.

What We Are Searching For:

The Executive Assistant must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be an organizational builder. They will have excellent administrative skills with an innate attention to detail. They must possess a propensity for "yes" with the ability to gracefully multitask and manage several projects at once. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for coordinating travel, scheduling appointments and meetings, communicating with clients and candidates, helping facilitate workshops and conferences, and proactively look for new ways to help serve Vanderbloemen and its clients with a customer-service driven attitude.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Ideally, the prospective candidate would have had previous experience assisting senior level staff at a business, rapidly-growing church, or para-church organization. In order to successfully execute the responsibilities of this role, proven experience in leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, and organizational development are needed.

The Location:

Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 579 square miles. Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of health care, research institutions, and NASA's Johnson Space Center where the Mission Control Center is located. Rated as a global city, Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population with various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District, and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.