Vice President for Business Services


Website Gateway Seminary

Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

JOB TITLE: Vice President for Business Services

REPORTS TO: President                                  

DEPT: Academic Services


EXEMPT: Yes                                                                                                         

TYPE: Regular Full-time

EFFECTIVE: August 2020

Summary:  This position provides strategic and administrative leadership for all business and administrative support functions for the Seminary within the policies and guidelines of the Seminary. This includes direct oversight of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities. This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Seminary, is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and relates to the Board of Trustees as requested.

Key Qualities:

  1. Affirmation of the Baptist Faith and Message without qualification or reservation.
  2. Education and certifications demonstrating appreciation for academic training and providing knowledge base for the position.  MBA or CPA preferred.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in financial oversight including institutional accounting, investing, and budget management.
  4. In addition to finance, has a working knowledge of the following administrative areas: human resources, information technology, and facility management.
  5. Proven capacity for senior-level executive leadership and capacity for broad oversight of a significant range of responsibilities.
  6. Familiarity with legal issues regarding higher education and accreditation procedures and policies.
  7. Awareness of SBC denominational diversity and organizational functions.
  8. Adequate emotional and spiritual maturity for working in a complex environment.
  9. Capable of working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment in the western United States.
  10. Personal spiritual commitments reflected in devotional practices, financial stewardship, marriage/family health, church participation, and missional living.

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