Team Size: 20+
Office Location: Houston, Texas
The Role: Recruiter
Vanderbloemen serves churches, schools, nonprofits, and Christian businesses through innovative staffing, compensation, succession, and consulting solutions.
Founded in 2010 by William and Adrienne Vanderbloemen, the company was started out of a deep passion for local churches that would have pastoral vacancies for years, thus minimizing their effectiveness in their communities. After pastoring for 15 years and then working as a corporate Executive Search Consultant, William believed there was a better way to help churches move through this transition.
Fast forward to 2021 and Vanderbloemen now has nearly 30 employees working for the firm. We have successfully completed more than 1,000 searches in 48 of the 50 states in the U.S and eight countries around the world.
While Vanderbloemen can staff any position at any size organization, 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, diversity consulting, and compensation analysis.
About the Recruiting Team:
The Recruiting Team serves as the organizational backbone for candidate evaluation, communication, and research at the firm. Recruiters interface with hundreds of candidates each week, maintaining relationships via email, text, phone, Zoom, and occasionally in person. Prompt, courteous, and thoughtful responses to candidates are of the utmost importance to the work and reputation of our firm.
In addition to communication with candidates, the primary goal of the Recruiting Team is to support the live searches of our Executive Search Consultants. This includes, but is not limited to, candidate coordination, resume evaluation, phone interviews, internal and external research, sourcing, and providing general operational support.
The Recruiting Team is highly collaborative, so the successful candidate will be a team player and can work in a social and often distracting environment.
About the Role:
The primary focus of this role is to recruit highly sought-after candidates for Vanderbloemen’s clients. They do so by sourcing, recruiting, and evaluating candidates using search-specific criteria. After processing and interviewing candidates over the phone, they recommend high-potential candidates to Search Consultants for further review.
Thoughtful and Prompt Email Communication
Other Duties as Assigned
What You Bring:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, and Seminary training is a plus but not required. While graduate-level theological training is not required, understanding of different theological positions and denominational differences is required.
A Recruiter must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be a systematic worker. Successful candidates will have experience working or volunteering in a church or parachurch organization. Proven experience in creative thinking, problem-solving, and organizational development are important for one’s success in this role.
Passionate about the church and its mission, including those churches that might differ from personal theology.
Joyful in serving all churches, all denominations, and all styles of worship and theology.
Self-starter who is strongly motivated and shows initiative.
Exhibits a spirit of flexibility and is very willing to accept and lead through change.
Exudes a strong relational personality to potential clients.
A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of moral principles.
A chemistry that “fits” with Vanderbloemen’s ethos and culture.
A strong work ethic and high energy.
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. 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 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 Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in all 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.
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