Administrative Assistant for Academic Tasks and Public Outreach

Job Title: Administrative Assistant for Academic Tasks and Public Outreach
Position Number: FT-PROF-COEBS-121620201
Departments: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Reports To: Director of Gideon
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology and Counseling seeks candidates who have experience in the area of administrative tasks and support.


Job Responsibilities

Assisting with M.A. program administration, including course scheduling, locating and managing host sites for practicum/internships. Helping with preparation for advisory board meetings, potential donor meetings, and fund-raising events. Helping with organization, publicity, implementation, and oversight of Gideon conferences, seminars, and therapist trainings. Working with relevant HBU personnel and external firms on advertising and publicity for the Gideon programs. Locating appropriate foundations and helping with grant-writing. Building email databases of 1) local pastors, therapists, churches, institutions, and interested laypersons; and 2) persons interested in Christian psychology and counseling, nationally and internationally. Helping with and sending out weekly emails and a quarterly newsletter. Adding new material regularly to the Gideon Institute website approved by others.



The person should be enthusiastic about Christian psychology and counseling. The person has to have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, a knowledge of basic office software, and be able to learn new tasks. Website development experience preferred.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University and the School of Education, visit

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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