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Operations Intern

Houston Texas

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Team Size: 35 members 

Neighborhood: Houston, Texas

The Role: The Operations Intern provides  support to Managers, Consultants, and Lead Team members by handling a variety of tasks to ensure all interactions between the organization and others are positive and productive.


Meet Vanderbloemen:

Vanderbloemen serves teams with a greater purpose by aligning their people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession, and culture. Through our retained executive search and consulting services, Vanderbloemen serves churches, schools, nonprofits, family offices, and Christian businesses in all parts of the United States and internationally. The firm has worked in 48 of the 50 states and in 10 countries around the world.

While Vanderbloemen can staff any position at any size organization, the bulk of our firm’s 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, we also provide services in staff consulting, succession planning, culture, and compensation analysis. 

Vanderbloemen has served over 1,000 clients since its founding in 2010, has grown to a dedicated in-person staff of over 30 full time employees, and has won several company culture awards. In 2016 and 2017, the firm ranked in the top five in Entrepreneur.com’s Top Company Cultures list of all small businesses in the United States. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Houston Business Journal named the firm a ‘Best Place To Work in Houston’. In 2017, Houstonia Magazine named Vanderbloemen a ‘Best Place To Work in Houston,’ and Entrepreneur.com named Vanderbloemen one of The Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America. The firm was also named 25 on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, and a Forbes Small Giant in 2018, recognizing companies that favor greatness overgrowth. 

About the Operations Intern: 

The Operations Intern provides support to Managers, Consultants, and Lead Team members by handling a variety of tasks to ensure all interactions between the organization and others are positive and productive.  This position also interfaces with the companies candidate base, preparing them for Consultant interviews and slate presentations. The ability to multitask, possess excellent communication skills, and a positive “can-do” attitude is paramount.  

This internship requires a high level of proficiency in a wide range of tasks including managing job searches, travel expenses, and candidate presentation packets. The Operations Intern is a team player and also able to work independently under minimal supervision.

Regular Duties Include:

  • Schedule Candidate Interviews & Travel.

  • Process Candidate Reimbursement.

  • Assist with preparing for All Staff Meetings. 

  • Administer Culture Tool Survey.

  • Create Interview Templates.

  • Send DiSC personality assessments to candidates. 

  • Prepare Job Postings.

  • Provide technical support for various software and applications.

  • Assist in Various Administrative Tasks.

What You Will Gain

  • Foundational and practical operations management skills.

  • Knowledge of the critical role operations plays in an organization.

  • Exposure to management systems and practices.

  • Opportunity to work in a professional environment.


What you Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Operations Intern:


  • Recent or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, preferably in Business Administration or Communications.

  • Proficient in G Suite, Email, and Internet Applications.

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and flexible with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.

  • High level of confidentiality.

Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate about values-based organizations.

  • Self-starter - a person who is strongly self-motivated and shows initiative.

  • Exhibits a spirit of flexibility and is very willing to accept and lead through change. 

  • A demonstrated, high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of moral principles.

  • Chemistry that “fits” with the Vanderbloemen ethos and culture.  

  • A strong work ethic and high energy. 

  • Positive attitude. 

  • A team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire organization and can inspire others to work together to achieve organizational excellence.


What it's like to live in Houston, Texas:

Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. The city is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare, 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 city has a population with various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is also home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year.

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