About Our Staff Members:

The Student Missionary Union employs 30 staff members, all of which are Biola students. Our staff leadership core is composed of directors, one for each department, and the SMU President. Students run all aspects of the organization, collaborating with a faculty supervisor from Biola's Intercultural Studies Department.  

Students from every major are welcome in this organization because we require a diverse set of skills and personalities. Feel free to contact us and find out how you can apply for a staff position. Every spring, we hire students for all positions, so that a new staff starts each fall.

Each staff position is a one year commitment, and several of our staff members return for second and third years in the organization.


Structure of SMU:


SMU Staff 2016-2017


SMU Board of Directors 


SMU President & Administrative Team


Finance Team


Department of Short Term Missions


Department of Missions Conference


Department of Local Missions


Department of Marketing and Communications


SMU Director of Administrative Services and Office Assistants



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