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Assistant Director, Relationship IQ Program, Boone Center for the Family

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Director/Executive/Management

The Assistant Director of the Relationship IQ Program for the Boone Center for the Family (BCFF) at Pepperdine University provides management and leadership for the Relationship IQ Program (rIQ). The primary responsibility of the program is to serve the relationship and spiritual needs of the University’s students. Each year the rIQ program hosts approximately 15-20 campus events. The Assistant Director guides the direction and focus of rIQ expanding its reach and brand; the assistant director writes, edits, publishes and coordinates materials; writes grant proposals; trains leaders; presents seminars and workshops locally and nationally. The Assistant Director is also an integral part of the Boone Center for the Family team, working on other projects as directed. Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to), conducting research for program analysis and development, remaining up to date in the field of relationship education and young adult research, overseeing website content and development, and seeking out additional funding opportunities.


  • Create and sustain a vibrant Relationship IQ program on the Pepperdine campus. Determine themes, student needs, best practices. Develop and conduct presentations for students. Participate in discussion and programs for spiritual life development. Partner with other departments to provide opportunities for student growth.

  • Determine marketing needs, identify resources, oversee creation and create marketing pieces, implement marketing plans by mobilizing others.

  • Present reports to donors, supporters, and other groups to promote Relationship IQ and the Boone Center for the Family.

  • Guest lecture in classes, provide consultation for faculty members, partner with faculty for student projects.

  • Hire, train (intensive training required), manage and mentor student interns to operate with high level of responsibility.  Train church, academic, and organizational leaders to use Relationship IQ in their setting; Train and prepare faculty and staff to lead rIQ programs and help them learn to connect with students.

  • Create new material through partnering with other experts. Network with outside academic institution leaders, church members and leaders, and organization directors to promote use of the program in their settings. Network with potential funders and donors to increase funds available to BCFF.

  • Strategically plan, write, and manage grants to fund BCFF initiatives, specifically rIQ.

  • Coordinate all research efforts. Includes identifying partner researchers, determining research focus and scope, giving guidance and vision, evaluating research analysis, participate in results write up and presentation, connect to programming.

  • Speak at conferences, lead training sessions, workshops, and present rIQ to external and internal groups.

  • Assist in the development of other initiatives undertaken by the Boone Center for the Family.

  • Assist in coordination of and participate in Boone Center for the Family events including annual fund raising event, family track in Pepperdine’s Bible Lectures yearly conference, Advisory Board meetings and sponsored weekend events.

  • Participate in various staff, team and committee meetings and activities. Help train and advise Boone Center for the Family staff.

  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Studies, or a related field. Training in theology and Biblical studies. Three years of experience in the psycho-educational field directing, coordinating, and managing programs. Experience working with young adults. Functional knowledge of the relationship education field and curriculum.  Other skills include event planning, curriculum development, presentation skills, and the ability to work with, mentor and train students.  Ability to communicate effectively with donors and supporters. Must be a team player and must exhibit the flexibility required to work within a small organization. Computer competency. A/V systems. Microsoft Office suite. Able to stand and move for extended periods of time while preparing for events. Able to set up events, including move tables and chairs, carry display boards and other misc. items. Ability to travel by car and air.

Preferred: Certification or training in Family Wellness, PREP (or Christian PREP), Prepare/Enrich. Five years of experience in the psycho-educational field directing, coordinating, and managing programs. Experience in a ministry setting. Knowledge of university systems and procedures. Adobe suite. Experience in grant writing and research.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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