About Veritas: The Veritas Forum is a faith-based non-profit that puts the Christian faith in
dialogue with other worldviews around life’s big questions on college campuses. Since the first
Forum in 1992, Veritas Forums have emerged on more than 200 universities around the world,
engaging more than 700,000 students, faculty, and university community members.
Additionally, Veritas has recently launched several new initiatives—Veritas Hours (late night
dorm conversations on worldview), Veritas Academy (a pre-college retreat for incoming
freshmen), The Augustine Collective (Christian student-led thought journals), Veritas Fellows (a
fellowship for campus pastors), Riff (a public-engagement training program for faculty), and
About The Augustine Collective: Founded in 2010, the Augustine Collective is a rapidly
growing network of student-led Christian thought journals on college campuses. Now on 27
campuses, the AC network is comprised of over 400 student writers, editors, and designers. AC
journals reach over 25,000 readers each year in print and over 200,000 readers digitally.
Dedicated to elevating thoughtful Christian perspectives on campus, AC hosts training
conferences and programs that connect student writers with leading academics and thought
leaders. The aspiration of AC is to train the next generation of academics and public voices to
further the conversation about faith in the university and society.
Description: As Operations Director for the Augustine Collective, a successful candidate will
combine a passion for delivering excellent student learning outcomes with expertise in detailoriented
program management and operations. Specifically, the Ops Director will have
responsibilities in the following core areas:
• Program design and delivery: Working with the Director of the Augustine Collective, the
Ops Director will use design principles (empathy interviewing, rapid prototyping, etc.) to
co-create and refine user-oriented programs that deliver high-level training to students
across the AC network (including: retreats, seminars, mixed-media resources/curriculum,
etc.). Significant opportunity exists to grow in responsibility for program design and
delivery as AC offerings grow.
• Event planning and coordination. The Ops Director will directly manage event
coordination and planning for AC training events, including our flagship winter
conference, the fall and spring student leaders retreats, and the summer institute.
Responsibilities include: budgeting and financial processing, managing student
recruitment timelines and materials, co-creation of program materials, and event logistics
• Systems and database management. The Ops Director will coordinate and grow the
underlying systems that support the publication network around the year, including: the
coaching schedule for all student editors, the schedule of training webinars, the physical
and online databases of publications and articles, the database of student writers and
program participants, etc.
• Additional Veritas Labs support. The Ops Director may be asked to provide assistance on
additional Veritas Labs projects (i.e. Veritas Academies) that work alongside the
Augustine Collective to advance student learning and formation on campuses nationwide.
These additional projects present significant growth opportunities for a candidate eager to
grow in program development and management.
Qualifications: A qualified applicant should have:
• Faith. Be a mature and growing Christian, with a passion for educational programming
that helps students connect the big ideas with the life and message of Christ.
• Education. Have a bachelor’s degree (at minimum).
• Experience. Have 3+ years of relevant work experience in program management and/or
event planning, ideally in the education sector.
• Skills. Demonstrate (a) strong detail-oriented, program and systems management skills,
ability to multi-task and coordinate a national-level program (b) excellent written and
verbal communication skills as well as strong analytical thinking and problem-solving
capabilities, bias to optimize and refine (c) ability to be self-directed with the potential to
experiment, pilot, and scale significant new areas of programming.
• Relationships. Have a track record of cultivating trust-based relationships that allow
him/her to influence and mobilize students, colleagues, and partners.
• Interests. Enjoy (a) working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, performance-oriented
culture, (b) enjoy coordinating and growing systems that optimize effectiveness (c) have
a passion to equip college students to serve and shape the culture on their campuses
through the gospel.
• Travel. Ability to travel 10-20% of the year for event planning and to work closely with
For someone passionate to grow a program, this role offers significant opportunity to move into a
more senior role as the program expands.
Minimum Education Required