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  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and executive director of Organizational Resources - Elgin, IL

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking a chief financial officer (CFO) and executive director of Organizational Resources. This full-time salaried position is located in Elgin, IL and reports to the General Secretary.

    The CFO and executive director of Organizational Resources serves as chief financial officer overseeing all aspects of the organization's finance and asset management, organizational resources and acts as corporate treasurer as appointed by the Mission and Ministry Board. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the operations of Information Services, and property/asset management of the Brethren Service Center located in New Windsor, MD

    Skills and knowledge required include a commitment to operating out of the Church of the Brethren vision, mission and core values, and dedication to denominational and ecumenical objectives; an understanding and appreciation of the Church of the Brethren heritage, theology and polity; integrity, excellent financial management skills and confidentiality.

    A bachelor's degree in economics/finance/accountancy with at least a second class honors degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting or CPA is required as well as ten (10) years or more of significant proven financial and administrative experience in the areas of finance, accounting, management, planning and supervision. Active membership in the Church of the Brethren preferred.

    Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until the position is filled. Application packets are available by contacting:

    Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Ave
    Elgin, IL 60142
    800-323-8039, x367
    humanresources@brethren.org

  • Director, Brethren Disaster Ministries - New Windsor, Maryland

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of director of Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM). The director of BDM is part of the Global Mission and Service team and reports directly to the executive director of Global Mission and Service.

    Major responsibilities include informing and engaging Church of the Brethren constituents in BDM activities, maintaining ecumenical and interagency relationships to facilitate response to human need in the United States, coordinating with BDM staff to employ strategy and operations to facilitate the Church of the Brethren’s mission, providing sound financial budget management and initiating EDF grants for domestic response activities.

    Required skills and knowledge include strong interpersonal skills; ability to articulate, support and operate out of the vision, mission, and core values of the Church of the Brethren as defined by the Mission and Ministry Board, ability to uphold and support the basic beliefs and practices of the Church of the Brethren as determined by Annual conference, knowledge of International Building Code and ability to act within a multicultural and multigenerational team environment.

    Training or experience with making effective presentations and providing adult education, especially in conducting skill training workshops; managing staff and volunteers and in house construction and repair is required.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference for an advanced degree. An associate degree or experience in relevant fields will be considered.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately until December 15, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application packet by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Coordinator of Donor Communications - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of coordinator of Donor Communications. The coordinator of Donor Communications is part of the Donor Relations team and reports to the director of Donor Relations.

    The major responsibility of this position is to create and maintain relationships with Church of the Brethren congregations and individuals through various mediums of communication, thus encouraging donor awareness and involvement in denominational ministries, leading to increased giving and support of the mission and ministries of the church.

    Required skills and knowledge include knowledge of Church of the Brethren heritage, theology and polity, ability to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Mission and Ministry Board, highly professional level of communication and well-crafted writing, collaborative working style, basic knowledge of financial planning tools and estate laws, proficiency with Blackbaud (Convio), all Microsoft Office programs, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat Pro, and Photoshop. Must also be familiar with basics of web design and HTML.

    A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required. Experience in communications, fundraising, public relations or marketing is desired.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application form by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Temporary, part-time kitchen assistant - New Windsor, Maryland

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking two individuals to fill a temporary part-time kitchen assistant position. This position works directly with the lead cook.

    The temporary part-time kitchen assistant assists in the preparation of food for guests of the Zigler Hospitality Center and works in the dish room following all sanitation and health department rules and regulations as prescribed by the lead cook.

    Kitchen responsibilities include: assisting in proper handling of food, preparing and replenishing food for salad bar and desserts cleaning and set up, snack preparation and other assignments as prescribed by lead cook.

    Dish Room responsibilities include: operating and cleaning dishwashing machine; sorting, stacking and putting away dishes, pre-soaking/rinsing and cleaning silverware, glasses and dishes, and other assignments prescribed by lead cook.

    The preferred candidate will have experience assisting in a kitchen environment and must be able to lift a limit of 35 lbs and exercise care in handling sharp equipment and power operated equipment.

    This position is located at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, Maryland.

    Applications will be received and reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application packet and complete job description by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Coordinator of Orientation, BVS - Elgin, Illinois
    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of coordinator of Orientation, BVS. The coordinator of orientation is part of the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) team and reports to the director of BVS.

    Major responsibilities include organizing orientation, securing facilities and resource leaders, providing leadership, reviewing volunteer applications, counseling volunteers, facilitating community building and evaluating orientation upon conclusion. The coordinator also oversees social media connections for BVS including Facebook, Twitter and the BVS webpage. Additional responsibilities include co-supervision of BVS staff volunteer and providing administrative back up in the absence of the BVS director. This position requires significant travel that can take up to a month at a time.

    Required skills and knowledge include knowledge of Church of the Brethren heritage, theology and polity, ability to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Mission and Ministry Board, and demonstrated ability to perform administrative and management tasks. Candidate must enjoy working in a team environment and must be flexible with evolving program needs.

    Training or experience in group building and dynamics, training of groups and individuals and recruiting and assessment of individuals is required for this position.

    A bachelor’s degree is required. Application of relevant philosophies learned through course work and seminars is helpful.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application form by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Director Level Position, Congregational Life Ministries - Elgin, Illinois
    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of director working within Congregational Life Ministries. Congregational Life Ministries is in a staffing transition and seeks a gifted and dynamic colleague to sustain a variety of commitments. The position is located in Elgin, Illinois and is available January, 2015.

    The director will have comprehensive oversight and responsibility for planning the biennial National Older Adult Conference (NOAC). Over the course of the two year cycle of the event, approximately one half of the director’s time is committed to NOAC.

    With the other half time in the portfolio, the director will provide leadership in one or more of the following areas: children and families; disabilities, mental health, child protection and domestic violence; aging; intergenerational ministries; church planting; deacon ministries; publications editing. Final determination of work responsibilities will be made by the executive director of Congregational Life Ministries in consultation with the General Secretary.

    Required skills and knowledge include grounding in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity; ability to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren; experience relevant to the areas of responsibility, project management, group facilitation, work as part of a team, public speaking, and organizational best practices. Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in related field is preferred. Ordination is preferred.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning October 20 and thereafter on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may request the application packet by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Truck Driver/Warehouser - Brethren Service Center, New Windsor, MD

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the position of Truck Driver/Warehouser. This full-time position works directly with the director of Material Resources and is located at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland.

    Responsibilities include interstate driving, delivery and pick up of materials, assisting with loading and unloading; handling trucking equipment, maintaining records and performing vehicle maintenance; performing best practices with operational safety standards, maintaining safe driving record, maintaining Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and other tasks that may be assigned by the director of Material Resources. The preferred candidate must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and have been continuously licensed for three years; must have a good driving record and be able to meet Church of the Brethren insurance requirements. High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent experience is required.

    Applications will be received and reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application packet and complete job description by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD

    Volunteers are needed for the Zigler Hospitality Center, a hospitality ministry of the Church of the Brethren, located at the historic Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, MD. We are in need of outgoing, generous individuals and couples to help provide Christian hospitality and conference services to a variety of guests in a cozy and homey atmosphere. Maturity and detail orientation are needed along with a friendly approach and a genuine interest in providing excellent customer service.

    The Zigler Hospitality Center functions on an ecumenical basis and people of all faiths and backgrounds have been welcomed to our campus for over 40 years. The Hospitality Center includes two buildings with 12 guest rooms accommodating up to 30 guests, 6 conference rooms, outdoor recreation, and a full dining and banquet facility. New Windsor, Maryland is approximately a one-hour drive from Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C., as well as Gettysburg, PA. Volunteers find the area filled with ample recreation, and enjoy many educational and historic sites within a small radius of New Windsor that can be explored during time off.

    Training, a furnished apartment, meals, and a stipend are provided during your period of service. Join us for a month, several months, a year or longer. You will be blessed in many ways by the extraordinary groups and individuals who visit the Hospitality Center. For more information about joining this unique ministry, contact Cori Hahn, Hospitality Coordinator, at 1-800-766-1553 (toll-free) or chahn@brethren.org.

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  • Caretaker/ Manager, Camp Wilbur Stover - New Meadows, Idaho
    Position duties. This list is not inclusive.
    1. Time of duty shall be weekend closest to May 15th thru the last weekend September. Or dates set by the Chairman of the Improvement Committee.
    2. Make arrangements with the Improvement Committee Chairman if time off is needed during the above time.
    3. Be on duty and present on the grounds during Camp Week and any time that any of the facilities are rented out.
    4. Check the grounds on a daily basis to determine who is in the camp and if there is a misuse/violation of camp rules, maintain a log, collect fees
    5. Enforce fire safety regulations.
    6. Keep the restrooms and showers clean, supplied and the garbage emptied.
    7. Have the rules and regulations available for all campers and post them in Camp-owned buildings.
    8. Perform needed maintenance work, such as water system problems, electrical problems, weed/brush removal, painting buildings/floors. Contact Board Members and Improvement Committee whenever additional help is needed.
    9. Assist groups who are renting the camp to make sure that all rented facilities areready when renters arrive.
    10. Make a final “walk through and inspection” at the conclusion of usage by renters to determine deposit refund.
    11. Keep facilities ready for usage at any time.
    Compensation will be $500 per month. For more information, contact CampStover@gmail.com

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