MATUL LA Developer (F366)

Azusa, Los Angeles County / Irwindale, Los Angeles County
Apr 11, 2014

School/College: Graduate School of Theology

Department: Urban & Multicultural Studies

Location: Los Angeles Regional Center, LA


Internal APU Administrative Functions

  1. Responsible to MATUL International Director
  2. Sustain rapport and advance processes with internal stakeholders in the various APU silos (Recruitment, PR, Legal, Admissions, library, CLAS, IMT, Regional Centre, Online Courses, Study abroad and OWM, OCS, Other disciplines, HR, Psychologists, VP Bixby & Devt Office (Fundraising), Business office, Internationalization committee), as the program develops in LA
  3. Identify and recommend to the International Director, as able, local faculty for each of the MATUL courses that meet the qualifications defined by the SOT for graduate-level faculty.

Manage Program Recruitment

The MATUL LA Developer will work closely with the International Director and MATUL International Program Coordinator with support from University Relations, SOT, to guide the development of tools and take the lead role in promotion strategies and recruitment

  1. Network with and speak publicly to 3 national/regional gatherings within the broader US urban ministry/Comm Devt constituencies
  2. Lead in creation of partnerships with churches in LA and urban focused US churches.

Teaching Load & Curriculum Development (2 courses)

  1. Teach 2 courses over the year, reorienting some content for LA environment.
  2. To ensure the development and delivery of a high-quality, contextual, biblically sound and transformative curriculum. Each course outline and Sakai course to be redesigned prior to delivery, and revised two weeks subsequently.
  3. Annual involvement in the MATUL Commission globally.

Student Care

  1. Mentoring 10-20 students
  2. Supervise development of systems for pastoral care processes with MATUL students and organizations.

Fund-raising: Work with the program director, APGST leadership and consult with University Advancement

  • Identify 5 potential funding inner city sources for MATUL-LA , either as student scholarships or for program implementation or design. (These may affect discussions on design so should be identified early).
  • A proposal will be developed in consultation with the program director for one of these sources in order to fund aspects of the incoming cohort (by Oct 31).
  • Raise some scholarships each year, working towards 70% debt-free graduation rate.

Coordination Role

  • Develop site partnerships and homestays
  • Coordinate and supervise 7 internships
  • Coordinate language learning setup



  • 500 US leaders among 5000 reflective movement leaders among the US urban poor who are multiplying movements of holistic churches which engage the socio-economic-political issues of their communities


  • Cohorts of 20 US midcareer pastors, elders, and NGO leaders each year, engaging LA communities with an evangelical voice into socio-economic and political issues.


  • Develop the MATUL-LA program and partnerships
  • Develop quality online course delivery and quality content for courses
  • Develop a team committed to holistic church growth and urban engagement among the LA marginalized.



  • Preferred Doctorate in a related field: urban studies, urban theology, urban planning, urban anthropology

Minimal: An MDiv or an MA in Missiology, Urban Studies, Urban Missions or related field.

  • Strong interpersonal capabilities with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and detail oriented.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Able to effectively communicate program goals, curriculum structure, and educational/missiological philosophy
  • Commitment to community-engaged pedagogies (e.g. family homestays, practica and internships, urban field study, ethnographic fieldwork)
  • Strong networking skills


  • 3-5 years of cross-cultural experience in urban poor settings.
  • A broad knowledge of Los Angeles—its history, social geography, neighborhoods, influential churches, community organizations, and local government operations.
  • Commitment to an evangelical practice of evangelism, revival and church planting
  • The ability to relate to the diversity in the body of Christ
  • Capacity to relate to leaders across diverse cultural communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the social, economic, and spiritual conditions within local communities
  • Experience bringing residents and community leaders together to address issues affecting their quality of life
  • Experience training students and community members in urban leadership and advocacy

Workload: 12 month, Part-time

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion.
  • Possess a strong desire and commitment to work cross-culturally.
  • Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment with accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as an independent contributor.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action.
  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Hire Date: July 1, 2014

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.