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  • Data Entry - PT, remote

    The Compelling Vision Process Team is seeking to contract with an individual to assist with data entry and typing handwritten responses into a google form. Must have good typing skills with knowledge in completing web-based forms. The individual should have reliable internet access. The bulk of the work must be completed by January 14th, 2019. However, there may be additional work through February. Pay rate is $12.00 an hour and an estimated 150-200 hours of data entry. Interested persons should email: COBApply@brethren.org.

  • Two Spanish and English-speaking long-term volunteers or contract workers are needed to support the Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Puerto Rico, starting in 2019. These are exciting and critical roles necessary for the home rebuilding project in PR to continue. Get the details here.

  • Mission Advancement Advocate - Location flexible

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of Mission Advancement Advocate. The Mission Advancement Advocate is part of the Mission Advancement team and reports to the Director of Mission Advancement.

    The major responsibility is to strengthen and nurture the individual and congregational stewardship, direct gift, planned-giving, and enlistment programs of the Church of the Brethren through face-to-face visits with individuals and congregations and individuals. Primary focus will be on positively impacting individual giving in support of denominational ministries.

    Skills and knowledge required:

    • Well-grounded in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity
    • Able to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren
    • At least three years’ experience in planned/deferred giving and/or five years in development related activities in the not-for-profit sector, or other comparable experience.
    • The ability to inter-relate with individuals and groups.
    • Basic computer skills working with Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail, internet access
    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.

    Location flexible; candidate must be willing to travel to Elgin, IL for individual and department meetings as needed.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume to COBApply@brethren.org

  • Boxcar Crew Member (2) - temporary full-time - New Windsor, Maryland

    Individual works with the boxcar crew in Material Resources at the Brethren Service Center unloading train cars and loading trailers as well as other warehouse duties. Employee should be able to lift up to 60 pounds, place cartons on conveyor, push cartons, unload from conveyor and stack cartons in trailer. Able to start asap

    High School Diploma or equivalent required.

    Interested applicants can contact Loretta Wolf at the Brethren Service Center at (410-635-8795) lwolf@brethren.org or COBApply@brethren.org

  • Director of Brethren Volunteer Service - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the full-time salaried position of director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). A successful candidate will be an energetic and dynamic leader who connects well with people of all ages, is skilled at leading through programmatic change and facilitates Christian discipleship formation. Major responsibilities include directing the program, ministry and staff of Brethren Volunteer Service and Brethren Workcamps. This position is part of the Global Mission and Service team and reports to the associate executive director.

    Required skills and knowledge include:

    • Skilled in program development, management and administration.
    • Skilled in volunteer management.
    • Skilled competency in Microsoft Office component applications.
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in budget development and management.
    • Skilled at supervision and mentorship of staff and staff volunteers.
    • Ability to work with a minimum supervision, self-starter and readily adaptable to change.
    • Ability to act within a multicultural and multigenerational team environment.
    • Able to articulate, support and lead from the core values of the Church of the Brethren and to operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren and the Mission and Ministry Board.
    • Able to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization.

    Experience:

    • Five years proven experience in social services, program development, and administration.
    • Three years of experience in volunteer management.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree in related field preferred.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume to COBApply@brethren.org

  • Program Manager, Thriving in Ministry Program

    This position is part-time, salaried-exempt, with remote location, including travel as needed to carry out program objectives. The position is available on January 1, 2019.

    General description

    The Program Manager will work with an Advisory Committee to implement the “Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church” program, a Lilly Endowment, Inc.-funded initiative that addresses the practical needs of multivocational ministers in the Church of the Brethren. This program will include recruiting and training qualified individuals to serve as Circuit Riders, those who assess ministers’ immediate concerns, as well as Exemplars, those who provide expertise regarding concerns identified as most common for multivocational clergy. The Program Manager will also manage requests for services, schedule service providers (Circuit Riders and Exemplars) and meet ongoing administrative needs including completion of required reports to the grant provider.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Successful Completion of a Ministry Training Program
    • Knowledge of the Church of the Brethren structure, polity, practices and culture
    • Affinity with the values and mission of the Church of the Brethren
    • A collaborative working style
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Able to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization
    • Fluency in Spanish and Kreyol welcome
    • Use of active listening and discernment skills
    • A resourceful nature
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Familiarity with educational technology
    • Experience with budgets and financial record-keeping

    A position description and further details of the grant will be provided upon request. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to: COBApply@brethren.org

Church of the Brethren districts

  • District Executive Minister, West Marva district

    This 3/4-time position (approximately 30 hours per week), includes many evenings and weekends and is available on July 15, 2019. Travel is required both within and outside of the district.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include three main focus areas:

    1. Direction, coordination, management, and leadership of the district program, as authorized by District Conference and implemented by the District Board.
    2. Work with the congregations in the calling and credentialing of ministers and in the placement/call and evaluation of pastoral staff. Providing support and counsel for ministers and other church leaders, sharing and interpreting of program resources for the congregation.
    3. Providing an important and crucial link between the congregations and the district and the wider church by working collaboratively with the Council of District Executives, the Annual Conference, its agencies, and their staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Christ-centered belief and practice
    2. Commitment to, membership, and extensive experience in the Church of the Brethren
    3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    4. Ability to serve and work with persons from diverse cultural, social and theological backgrounds.
    5. Ordination and pastoral experience preferred.
    6. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college along with seminary degree or completion of TRIM or other Brethren Academy programs
    7. Prior church experience as a pastor, staff person, or other related service is desirable.
    8. Administration and organizational training and/or experience is highly recommended.

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and resume to officeofministry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact three or four persons in order to have them provide a letter of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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