Director, Spiritual Formation Centre (Part-time)

 Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 | Administrative and Staff Positions

Tyndale University is a multi-denominational, evangelical postsecondary institution that prepares leaders for the ministry, marketplace and global mission of the church. Tyndale invites fully qualified candidates to apply for the following position; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Position Description

Provide direction and oversight to the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre (TSFC), advancing its purpose of providing non-credit educational programs, services, and opportunities “for people to give attention to their souls.” Provide effective management enabling TSFC to become a sustainable division of the Tyndale Open Learning Centre, in support of Tyndale’s mission.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Development and Oversight

  • Develop, administer and evaluate educational and formational programs to serve the needs of internal and external constituencies, with particular attention to the continuing education Certificate programs.
  • Recruit and support instructors and presenters for courses, programs and services.
  • Intentionally build networks and liaise with churches, other potential partners and service providers to grow new initiatives.
  • Provide oversight and institutional liaison for the Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors which falls under the Spiritual Formation Centre.
  • Work closely with the Seminary’s Professor of Spiritual Formation in aligning Tyndale’s credit and non-credit educational programs in Spiritual Formation.

Marketing and Promotion of Centre Programs

  • Elevate visibility and profile of the Centre in a planned manner in consultation with Director, Marketing and Communications.
  • Ensure that the TSFC website is maintained and updated regarding program offerings and events.
  • Maintain and develop a mailing list participants, alum and friends of TSFC. Write periodic communication pieces to the mailing list.
  • Ensure that the TSFC is well publicized and marketed on campus, across church networks and other venues.

Centre Administration & People Management

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the Centre, including setting up online registration (Eventbrite), communicating with registrants, recording enrolment, producing certificates of completion, etc.
  • Liaise with Tyndale departments involved in event planning, including hospitality, catering, room booking, campus facilities and external relations, as appropriate.
  • Recruit and train volunteer and contract staff to serve as hosts for the certificate programs and other events.
  • Develop, utilize and analyze participant feedback and evaluation of program outcomes for continuous improvement and future planning.
  • Optimize the use of the Centre’s facilities, especially the Spiritual Direction rooms.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures to govern all the activities of the Spiritual Formation Centre.
  • Post and maintain office hours and serve as welcoming presence for the TSFC.

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Develop the Centre’s operating budget in collaboration with SVP Academic.
  • Manage the budgetary process so as to maximize the Centre’s financial outcomes while maintaining efficiencies.
  • Develop and oversee an appropriate fund raising strategy in collaboration with the TASD and Tyndale External Relations.


  • Attend meetings of TOLC Directors and support collegial spirit with the other Centres.
  • Participate in guest speaking as occasion arises, as a representative of Tyndale.

Position Qualifications


  • Spiritual Director Certification
  • Graduate degree in Counselling/Spiritual Formation or related field


  • 8 to 10 years’ experience in a leadership capacity
  • Basic training in Mental Health First Aid or similar experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial spirit and aptitude for taking initiative in self-directed manner
  • Understanding of the Spiritual Formation field and ability to discern programs and services that connect with constituency needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Publisher and web administration
  • Aptitude for both big picture and detail oriented thinking
  • Strong public speaking and customer service skills

Personal Characteristics

  • Team player with proven ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently
  • Professional, adaptable, strong work ethic, positive and friendly
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality over financial information and client records
  • A keen desire to serve family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • General office environment and equipment; working in a confidential area with noise filters on.
  • Range from low to high levels of stress depending on the time of year.
  • May encounter challenging people from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Tyndale University, Human Resources
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1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
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