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RelateStrong Director

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

The RelateStrong Director for the Boone Center for the Family (BCFF) at Pepperdine University provides management and leadership for the RelateStrong program. The primary responsibility of the RelateStrong Director is to serve the relational needs of churches and academic organizations through developing, administrating, and conducting RelateStrong programming. The RelateStrong Director guides the direction and focus of RelateStrong, expanding its reach and brand; writes, edits, publishes, and coordinates curriculum; writes grant proposals; trains leaders; and presents seminars and workshops locally and nationally. The RelateStrong Director is an integral part of the BCFF team, working on other projects as directed.


  • Administrate and conduct both in-person and online RelateStrong programming, including trainings, workshops, and presentations, locally and nationally.
  • Build strategic partnerships with church and academic leaders and other Christian influencers to expand the national and international impact of RelateStrong. Some relationships may be developed by attending and presenting at conferences and other events.
  • Develop and conduct new RelateStrong programming, both trainings and resources, in response to current trends and identified needs, interfacing the current Lilly Grant work and beyond.
  • Work with the Boone Center Marketing & Office Manager to ensure the RelateStrong webpages are current and to develop marketing materials. 
  • Implement RelateStrong programming at Pepperdine, primarily as invited and also proactively.
  • Help RelateStrong leaders around the country maximize their local impact and cultivate these leaders as RelateStrong advocates.
  • Write grant proposals to fund RelateStrong programming.
  • Track RelateStrong's national and international impact. 
  • Present at bi-annual Boone Center Advisory Board meetings.
  • Assist in coordination of and participate in other Boone Center for the Family events including the annual fundraising event and family track at Pepperdine's Harbor conference.
  • Build relationships with Boone Center Advisory Board members.
  • Work on other projects as directed, such as (but not limited to), conducting program analysis research and remaining up to date in the field of relationship education.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

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: MA or terminal degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related field. Training in theology or Biblical studies. Three years of experience in the psycho-educational field directing, coordinately, and managing programs. Ability to think Biblically about psychology and relationships. Presentation and small group leadership skills, curriculum development skills, and event planning skills. Ability to communicate effectively with donors and supporters. Administrative and organizational skills. Must be a team player and must exhibit the flexibility required to work within a small organization. Computer competency. Proficiency in Google suite.

Preferred: Experience leading RelateStrong groups or trained in Restoration Therapy for 2 or more years. Experience in a ministry setting. Knowledge of university systems and procedures. Experience in grant writing and research. Proficiency in Adobe suite.

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. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 32-40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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