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Vacature – seminariepresident

Erik van Alten is eind 2019 teruggekeerd naar Zuid-Afrika. De opzet is dat er een nieuwe, liefst lokale opvolger wordt gevonden die het presidentschap van het seminarie overneemt.

Gisteren ontvingen we de officiële vacature.

Career Opportunity:

President of the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine (ERSU)

About the Seminary

The Evangelical Reformed Seminary is an international institution in Kyiv, whose mission is to prepare pastors and ministers for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ukraine (EPCU) and the Ukrainian Evangelical Reformed Church (UERC), as well as for other denominations in Ukraine and beyond. ERSU’s vision, mission, teaching and values are based on the Word of God, as it is understood in the historical Reformed confessions of faith.

ERSU also runs the following projects:

Please read more at: https://seminary.ersu.org/uk/

Brief Description of the Position

The President of the Seminary handles the general management of the Seminary, including:

  1. Representing ERSU to other organizations, churches, and persons and legal entities.
  2. Implementing and regularly updating the Strategic plan of the Seminary in cooperation with the Seminary Advisory board.
  3. Managing work of the Seminary staff, professors, translators and other personnel.
  4. Recruiting staff, enrolling and graduating students.
  5. Ensuring that the Seminary curriculum is being adhered to and academic research is being done.
  6. Ensuring communication between the seminary, the Seminary Advisory board, churches of the EPCU and UERC, and the wider Christian community.
  7. Fundraising to sustain the functioning of the seminary.
  8. Teaches at the seminary (desirable).

The President reports to the Seminary Advisory board.


September 1, 2021 (it is possible to assume the position and start work earlier)


Salary is competitive and is determined after the interview. The term of the contract is 3 years with the possibility for extension. The trial period is 3 months.

Key Requirements

Mandatory Requirements

  • At least a Master’s degree (in any field)
  • At least 3 years of ministry leadership at a church or Christian organization
  • Advanced-level English (equivalent of Vantage/В2)
  • Member of a Reformed or Presbyterian church which adheres to the Reformed Confessions (see the description at: https://seminary.ersu.org/uk/our-standards/)

Desired Requirements

  • Theological degree
  • Fluent Ukrainian and Russian
  • Experience of teaching at a seminary

How to Apply

Please send your CV with the title ‘ERSU President Application’ to gazizullin@yahoo.com. Enquires about the position can be made by email (above) or by telephone at +380 501826614.

The Seminary Selection Committee will inform selected candidates about the results by October 30, 2020 and will invite them for an interview.

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