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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Reality SF - Executive Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
San Francisco, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/29/2017
Categories: Business/Administration - Campus Pastor - Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Reality SF (RSF) is a church plant located in the heart of San Francisco, California. The church started with a prayer meeting in Hayes Valley. It began with just a few locals of the city who had heard about a new church community and about 13 people who had moved up from the Santa Barbara area. The first prayer meetings were full of dependence upon God and anticipation of what He might want to do. 

San Francisco is one of the least churched cities in the nation and by God's grace, RSF has grown from a few dozen people to over 1,800. Although communicating the Gospel to a diverse, progressive and creative city like San Francisco has been one of the most challenging, yet, inspiring endeavors, RSF continues their mission as a community of people who have been renewed by the Gospel of Jesus with the purpose of making Him known. It is their desire to communicate the unchanging truth of the person and work of Jesus Christ in a way that everyone in the city and culture can comprehend.

Reality SF is part of a family of churches held closely together through relationship, a shared philosophy of ministry, and a deep commitment to the Gospel of Jesus.


  • Weekly Attendance: 1,800
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Non-Denominational

About the Position:

Reality SF is seeking an Executive Director who is a follower of Jesus, mature in faith and submission to the Bible, and faithful in following the leading of the Holy Spirit consistent with the mission, vision and values of the church.

This position will oversee, develop and organize the staff and be responsible for aligning ministry departments while providing leadership development that supports healthy, long-term sustainability & growth of the church. This role will also organize and implement high-level initiatives with the Lead Pastor and in alignment with and in submission to the Eldership in the church.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Executive Director:


A bachelor’s degree from a related field, although an advanced degree would be preferable.


The ideal candidate for this role will most likely be gifted in organizational leadership, administration, communication, shepherding, coaching, and teaching, with a strong financial acumen. They will be a ‘ministry strategist,’ who is progress and results oriented, and capable of turning ideas into action. The successful candidate will also understand group dynamics and ensure effective consensus building and decision-making. Alongside strong administrative giftedness, it is imperative the candidate has the ability to think biblically, creatively, and critically to effectively support the church and staff.

  • A minimum 5+ years of experience as a leader/manager in a large church.
  • Demonstrated success leading others, particularly other leaders, to advance the Kingdom.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability with an acute attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate persuasively and compassionately, both orally and in writing.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit in developing and improving systems and materials.
  • Organize staff to achieve efficiency and excellence.
  • Deep competence managing multiple functional areas of an organization.
  • Possesses and routinely demonstrates high emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to offer wisdom and a servant leader’s ability to work well with different personalities, work collaboratively, and selflessly, acknowledging own strengths and weaknesses, and those of others, toward the common good of the church.


About the Location:

Perched atop hills and filled-in marshland at the entrance to one of the Pacific’s largest natural harbors, San Francisco has had an outsized influence on the history of California and the United States. Originally a Spanish (later Mexican) mission and pueblo, it was conquered by the United States in 1846 and by an invading army of prospectors following the 1848 discovery of gold in its hinterland. The Gold Rush made San Francisco a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. Over the years, the metroplex has proven itself to be a center of wealth, military power, progressive culture and high technology.

San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, and the industry itself has become the backbone of the San Francisco economy. The city is renowned for a number of its unique characteristics like its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills and eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Its notable landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown are just a few of its recognizable features. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco rank eighteenth in the world's top producing cities and fifteenth place in the top twenty global financial centers. The city is home to the University of California, San Francisco, which is entirely dedicated to graduate education in health and biomedical sciences as well as the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco State University, the City College of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco.