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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Vanderbloemen Search Group - Consultant Team Assistant

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 04/03/2017
Categories: Secretarial/Office
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Organization:

Vanderbloemen Search Group helps churches and ministries find great staff, and we are looking for a Consultant Team 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 Consultant Team Assistant is a trusted, highly proficient individual. They will provide high-level support in a wide range of activities, including management of search work, travel, and administrative responsibilities. In essence, the Consultant Team Assistant will serve as an organizational backbone for the entire consultant team, and will work directly with four or more Executive Search Consultants.

Who We Are Searching For:

The ideal candidate will likely have prior experience assisting an executive or senior leader in a business, church, or para-church ministry. He or she 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.

The Consultant Team Assistant must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be an organizational builder. He or she will have excellent administrative skills with an innate attention to detail. They must possess a propensity for "yes" with the ability to gracefully multi-task and manage several projects at once. The  Consultant Team 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 with a customer-service driven attitude.


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


The scope of expectations and characteristics pertaining to the position will include the following, among others:

  • Demonstrate a character of flexibility, adaptability, and ease, with a wide range of responsibilities.
  • Flow with the predictable and unpredictable during both slow and the fast seasons.
  • Exhibit a humble professionalism.
  • Possess an insatiable desire to learn with the ability to take correction well.
  • Passionate about the church and its mission, including those churches that might differ from personal theology.
  • Gracefully multi-task, and exhibit a ‘roll with the punches’ attitude.
  • A chemistry that ‘fits’ with the consultant team, which then develops into being able to know what they are thinking and anticipate needs prior to a request.
  • A team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire organization, and will inspire others to work together to achieve organizational excellence.
  • Able to carry the weight of responsibility to follow-through on projects, even those with a significant amount of details.

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.