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  • Donor Relations Specialist - Flexible location

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

    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

    Human Resources Manager
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367

  • Program Assistant, Office of Ministry - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time hourly position of Program Assistant for the Office of Ministry. The program assistant is part of the Office of Ministry team and reports to the Director of Ministry. This position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, IL.

    The major responsibilities of this position are to enhance and support the functions of the Office of Ministry through administration of a variety of tasks of the Office of Ministry.

    Skills and knowledge required:

    • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
    • Able to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Personable and capable of developing excellent working relationships with staff colleagues, districts, and pastoral personnel.
    • Skilled in computer applications with capacity and willingness to learn new software applications.
    • Able to work with minimum supervision, self-starter, readily adaptable to change, work well under pressure.
    • Mature in judgment and character
    • Appreciation for the role of ministerial leadership in the life of the church.

    Preferred Bachelor’s degree or commensurate education, life, and work experience.

    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

    Human Resources Manager
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367

Church of the Brethren districts

  • There are presently no district executive positions open.

Contact officeofministry@brethren.org for an application or further information.

Bethany Theological Seminary & Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

  • Openings at Bethany & Brethren Academy
    Current needs include:
    Executive Director of Finance and Administration
    Coordinador de Programas de Entrenamiento Ministerial en Español / Coordinator of Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs

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