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Executive Search Consultant

Houston , Texas

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Location: Houston, TX

Size: 40 full-time staff

The role:  As Vanderbloemen expands its five faith-based practices, serving churches, schools, nonprofits, values-based businesses, and family offices, this Executive Search Consultant will play a crucial role in helping Vanderbloemen serve teams with a greater purpose by aligning their team for growth.


Meet Vanderbloemen Search Group:

Vanderbloemen helps churches, schools, nonprofits, values-based businesses, and family offices by aligning their people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession, and culture.

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 2019, Vanderbloemen now has nearly 40 staff working out of our Houston offices serving clients around the world. Our clients come from over 50 different denominations or types of Kingdom-minded organizations, including churches, schools, nonprofits, values-based businesses, and family offices.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, and compensation analysis.

About the Executive Search Consultant:

Vanderbloemen has five faith-based practices, serving churches, schools, nonprofits, values-based businesses, and family offices. As the company expands its work into these Kingdom-focused sectors, this Executive Search Consultant will be a crucial role in helping Vanderbloemen serve teams with a greater purpose by aligning their team for growth.

The Executive Search Consultant will live in Houston and serve as a point person for executive searches at the firm. The successful candidate will be responsible for seeing a search through from beginning to end, providing a ‘concierge level service’ to our clients and earning their respect as a trusted advisor. The ability to execute searches on or ahead of schedule with excellence is paramount to success as an Executive Search Consultant.

As the firm grows and expands, the successful candidate will show an ability to creatively expand their role, create new processes and systems for improving our services, and grow our ability to help the Kingdom by becoming the premier source for talent solutions among churches, non-profits, Christian schools, and faith-based businesses.

The Executive Search Consultant will:
  • Build strong relationships with the Vanderbloemen team.
  • Demonstrate a high level of discernment for finding where candidates ‘fit’ within active Vanderbloemen searches.
  • Learn the Vanderbloemen systems and offer creative input on improving those systems.
  • Manage several active searches at any given time and execute those searches as outlined in the Client Engagement Letters.
  • Proactively engage with difficult searches and identify potential candidates.
  • Assist other Executive Search Consultants as needs arise.
  • Create new systems for research related to searches.
  • Able to keep up with a travel schedule that averages 2-3 nights away per week.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interviews (Skype and in-person) and enhance the current process by creating new systems for interviews.
  • Write and submit content monthly as a resource to church leaders.
  • Show proficiency in Business Development for future searches.
  • Assist in business development or sales interactions as needed.
  • Serve on Ad-hoc teams from time-to-time to help Vanderbloemen solve problems or take steps into a new market or product offering.
What you bring:


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.  Seminary training is a plus.

Experience & Skills

The new Executive Search Consultant must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be an organizational builder. The successful candidate will likely have extensive experience working in a large church and/or para-church ministry. Experience working with Christian schools or non-profits is a plus. He or she will have proven experience in leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, and organizational development. They are likely known by others to be organized, detail-oriented, relational, self-motivated, and high-capacity.

Personal Characteristics
  • Passionate about the church and its mission, including those churches that might differ from personal theology.
  • Self-starter; a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative.
  • Although has likely led in large organizations in the past, is content joining the team in a non-leadership position.
  • Exhibits a spirit of flexibility and is willing to accept and lead through change.
  • Exude a strong relational personality to potential candidates.
  • A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of moral principles.
  • The ability to engage our clients with a mix of professionalism, compassion, and wisdom.
  • Has the organizational and administrative ability to keep up with hundreds of details for each search without missing key dates or dropping balls.
  • A chemistry that ‘fits’ with the Vanderbloemen 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 in the city, and nearly 6.5 million in the larger metropolitan area.Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, as well as 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 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.

Vanderbloemen was also recently featured on the cover of Houstonia Magazine's Best Places to Work issue:

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