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  • Coordinator of Orientation, BVS - Elgin, IL
    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.

    This position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, IL.

    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

  • Maintenance Mechanic - Brethren Service Center, New Windsor, MD
The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the position of maintenance mechanic. This full-time position works directly with the director of Buildings and Grounds and is located at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland.

The maintenance mechanic performs maintenance, repairs and installation of HVACR, electrical, plumbing, and other infrastructure components at the Brethren Service Center. Responsibilities include repairs and maintenance on heating and air conditioning equipment, electrical service, plumbing and kitchen equipment including dishwasher, steamer, ranges, ovens, and refrigeration; performs repairs and maintenance on vehicles, lawn and garden equipment and other mechanical equipment; assists with building renovations/carpentry. The maintenance mechanic will direct any employee or volunteer who may be assigned to assist.

The preferred candidate will have a State of Maryland DLLR HVACR license, extensive knowledge of commercial infrastructure systems and the ability to maintain, repair and troubleshoot HVACR, electrical systems and plumbing systems. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Five years experience with HVACR preferred.

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 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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  • Director of Social Services - Pinecrest Community, Mount Morris, IL
    Pinecrest Community, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community, in the Rock River Valley, is seeking a Director of Social Services. The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the facility’s Social Service Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis. This person manages the admission process and needs to be knowledgeable in the area of Medicare, Medicaid and insurance. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Master’s preferred) and must be licensed in the State of Illinois. Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise personnel. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a long term care facility or other related medical facility is required.

    Please submit resume to:
    Victoria L. Marshall PHR
    Human Resources Director, Pinecrest Community
    414 South Wesley Avenue
    Mount Morris, IL 61054
    www.pinecrestcommunity.org

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