Director of Chinese-English Bilingual (CEB) Program

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Director of Chinese-English Bilingual (CEB) Program


Ontario, California


Academic Services

Reports To:

Vice President of Academic Services




June, 2022

Position Summary:

The Director of CEB teaches within and provides general administrative and academic leadership and management of the Chinese-English Bilingual programs of Gateway Seminary (GS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Duties
  1. Within the context of GS academic structures, provide administrative oversight to the design, promotion and operation of CEB programs.
  2. Lead in the development of an annual budget for CEB programs, within guidelines adopted by the Seminary administration.
  3. Represent the Seminary administration to the CEB faculty, staff, students and constituency.
  4. Be responsible for developing, in cooperation with the Seminary Business Office, sound business processes related to CEB programs.
  5. Give administrative oversight to any staff assigned to support CEB programs, and make recommendations for advancement/termination as appropriate.
  6. Lead in the preparation of Mandarin-language materials related to CEB programs.
Academic Services
  1. Under the leadership of the VPAS, prepare proposals, reports or other documentation related to the accreditation of CEB programs.
  2. Collaborate with academic program and degree administrators to design, promote, manage and evaluate Seminary-authorized CEB versions of existing degree programs.
  3. Within adopted Seminary guidelines, enlist and present faculty members for CEB programs to the proper Seminary authority for election or appointment.
  4. Give administrative oversight to any faculty assigned in support of CEB programs, and make recommendations for advancement/termination as appropriate.
  5. Lead in the development of a multi-year plan for course offerings and class schedules for CEB degree programs offered by the Seminary.
  6. In cooperation with the appropriate internal and external entities, develop long-range strategic plans for expansion of CEB programs to meet demonstrated need.
  7. Consult with GS library leadership regarding Mandarin-language educational and research resources.
  8. Teach 8 hours of CEB classes in accord with academic credentials held.
Student Life
  1. Work with Enrollment Services, academic program and department leadership, and Mandarin church leaders to identify and counsel prospective students for CEB programs.
  2. Work with Enrollment Services and the Registrar to ensure proper admission and registration of prospective CEB students.
  3. Develop, publish and implement student relations guidelines for CEB programs, working closely with the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services (VPESS) to coordinate these guidelines with other GS programs.
  4. Give oversight to student affairs, including orientation, registration, counseling, etc. for students registered for CEB programs.
  5. Work closely with the VPESS to coordinate financial aid for CEB students as available.
Institutional Advancement/Public Relations
  1. Under the leadership of Institutional Advancement (IA), coordinate the work of any CEB advisory groups authorized by the Seminary, in order to ensure that the Seminary is adequately informed of church leadership needs and church trends and to inform the constituency of the Seminary's goals and objectives.
  2. Work with IA to maximize resources and in order to effectively communicate the Seminary's mission and work.
  3. Assist IA as assigned to promote and represent the Seminary to the churches, associations, and the SBC.
  1. Working with IA, provide leadership in CEB fundraising projects and programs as approved by the institution.
  2. Provide support to IA through assistance with the cultivation and solicitation of donors to the Annual Fund, approved capital projects, and deferred giving opportunities.
  3. As development opportunities are discovered through contacts with churches and other persons, refer these opportunities to IA for further contact and cultivation.

Other: Perform such other tasks as may be directed by the VPAS or the President, within the scope of the responsibility of this position.

Job duties are not limited to the list shown above and may be revised from time to time as deemed appropriate by the Seminary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages subordinate employees in CEB and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Seminary's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Core Values: The candidate must possess a strong commitment to the mission of Gateway Seminary, be an active member of a Southern Baptist Church, and possess a clear understanding of Baptist history, organization, polity, and culture.

Gateway Seminary is a confessional institution owned by the Southern Baptist Convention. While the seminary serves the larger evangelical Christian community, employees must embrace the values and standards the seminary represents as it fulfills its mission of shaping Christian leaders. Employees are expected to abide by the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, as well as our bylaws.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Language Skills Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Chinese (written and spoken in Mandarin).
Analytical Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Service Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills Significant relational and communication skills; demonstrated success in interacting with pastors and denominational leaders; demonstrated success or promise for developing relationships with potential financial supporters of the campus and Seminary; Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Promotes an atmosphere of constant improvement.
Leadership Must show evidence of a capacity to mentor students toward more effective leadership of churches. Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Managing People Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; availability to staff; provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products, and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience: Terminal degree from an ATS or regionally accredited institution in an area appropriate to the faculty needs of the CEB programs. Experience in local church or mission work.
Skills: Language Skills: Possess excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and articulate the programs and objectives of the institution. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, constituents, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Time Management: Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining administrative processes and schedules. Ability to consistently meet critical time deadlines.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Other Skills and Abilities: Eligible to be Trustee elected.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Must be able to drive an automobile.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a person encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, though moderate noise can occur at meetings and social events. It is a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

Evaluation: The individual holding this position will participate in the annual comprehensive review conducted by the VPAS in accord with the faculty development and promotion process outlined in the Faculty Manual of the Seminary.
Compensation: Based on qualifications and related experience, the compensation will be set in accord with the administrative leadership scale used by the Seminary.

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