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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Institutional Research
The Senior Director of Staff and Partnerships for the Fuller Youth Institute partners with the Executive Director, Senior Director of Content and Senior Director of Strategy to provide executive leadership for the Fuller Youth Institute, ensuring the Institute fulfills its unique expression of Fuller Seminary’s mission with excellence. This position includes oversight of a multicultural team of approximately 20 staff, all hiring and staff development processes including a focus on diversity and inclusion, furthering external partnerships primarily through FYI’s Discipleship Movement, contributing to church resource and training efforts, and general business administration and office systems. The Senior Director of Staff and Partnerships will be a seasoned organizational leader with demonstrated experience in the church and higher-education, including distinct skills in team leadership, congregational resourcing and training, and developing effective internal systems and processes. This newly created role will be critical as FYI pursues a path of scaling our research and resources, and spreading both through collaborative relationships that will ultimately lead to 100,000 US churches and ministries being better equipped to disciple young people by 2025.
Serve as a key member of FYI’s Executive Leadership Team (along with Executive Director, Senior Director of Strategy, and Senior Director of Content) with an eye toward staff development and furthering partnership opportunities.
Responsible for executive and daily management of members of the FYI team, specifically FYI’s business operation staff (including supervision of FYI’s administrative team) and select external partnership staff.
Oversee FYI’s interview and hiring processes, spearhead annual review and team development activities, mentor and develop team members, and execute an annual staff retreat and other quarterly trainings.
Working alongside FYI’s Directors and Manager of Multicultural Initiatives, spearhead direction and structures for greater inclusion and equity across FYI’s procedures and processes.
Serve as a senior-level representative of FYI within the Fuller ecosystem among other Fuller offices and administrators regarding Institute business and general Fuller business.
External partnerships and church training
In coordination with FYI’s Directors, provide oversight for all areas of the Discipleship Movement, which aims to dramatically increase the number of young people who follow Jesus by equipping 100,000 diverse US churches and ministries with the tools and training required to effectively disciple today’s young people by 2025. Responsibilities will include strategic planning, relationship development with partner organizations, staff supervision, and execution of project outcomes.
Collaborate with Directors of FYI’s resource and training initiatives as needed to deliver high-quality support to churches and leaders. Responsibilities may include content design, strategy, writing, speaking, and staff oversight, particularly for (but not limited to) the Living a Better Story (LABS) Project and Cohort training.
Write for and speak to youth workers, pastoral leaders, and parents at local, national, and international training events, conferences, and churches, representing FYI content as one of its primary public voices.
General business administration and office systems
Work with FYI’s Office Coordinator to oversee the implementation and development of office management systems, processes, and software, including customer relationship management software (Salesforce) for the FYI team to ensure accurate and strategic tracking of contacts and relationship development.
Build new and nurture relationships with vendors and customers, as well as broker contracts and memoranda of understanding as needed.
Provide oversight of FYI’s on-campus and off-campus hospitality and events, including staff responsible for reserving rooms, catering, hotel reservations, and technical support.
Partner with FYI Directors as needed to write grant requests and reports, as well as participate in fundraising strategy.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
MDiv, MBA, or relevant equivalent master’s degree (such as Organizational Leadership) required, PhD or DMin preferred
5-10 years’ experience in a higher education setting or relevant business or non-profit organization with demonstrated expertise and success in staff and administrative leadership
Demonstrated excellence in leading efforts of inclusion and equity in a diverse setting
Expert level theological, writing, and training abilities in the areas of youth and young adult ministry, as well as congregational leadership. Candidate with an established presence as a thought leader in the field is preferred
Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in church leadership, preferably with involvement in youth ministry
3-5+ years’ experience of leading a multicultural team, with strong relational skills and ability to build relationships, manage teams, and work effectively with diverse staff
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to implement policies and procedures that support institutional and divisional goals
Highly self-motivated, disciplined, and responsible with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills required, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a diverse community. Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish, English/Korean, and/or English/Mandarin) are encouraged to apply
5+ years of experience in African American, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latino/a, or ethnically and racially diverse ministry to youth, young adults, and/or families preferred
Servant heart and a team attitude are vitally important to the work ethos of FYI
Personal interest in and volunteer or paid experience in ministry to youth and/or families preferred
Fuller is one of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world, providing professional and graduate-level education in our schools of theology, psychology, and intercultural studies. We are known for our ethnic and denominational diversity, with more than 4,000 students joining our community from 70 countries and more than 100 denominations.
Since its founding by radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller in 1947, Fuller Seminary has equipped students to be leaders with a mind for scholarship and heart for the gospel. Fuller is a global leader in theological education, standing on the front lines of evangelical thought while remaining committed to ministry and mission grounded in scholarship.