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Church of the Brethren

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  • Pastoral/staff openings in churches (many locations)
  • Districts

    • DISTRICT STAFFING SEARCH - Northern Plains District
      Northern Plains District of the Church of the Brethren is seeking to fill four part-time staff positions: Communications Minister, Minister of Leadership Development, TRiM (Training in Ministry) Coordinator, and District Conference Support. The time commitment and responsibilities vary by position; please view the complete position descriptions for more information. A single search committee is tasked with filling all four positions and is open to the possibility of one individual filling more than one position.

      Northern Plains District is comprised of 31 congregations: 1 in Montana, 6 in Minnesota and the remaining congregations in Iowa. Congregations are located in rural, urban, and suburban contexts and represent a healthy mix of theological diversity. The district is committed to strengthening the work of each congregation—and the district as a whole—through spiritual growth, leadership support and development, communication and connection, stewardship, church growth and new church development, peacemaking and service.

      The Minister of Leadership Development or the Training in Ministry Coordinator positions require ordination in the Church of the Brethren. Persons interested in either of these positions should first contact their district executive for assistance in following placement protocols prior to following the instructions below.

      Interested persons may apply by sending a letter of interest, a resume, and three references to Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, convener of the search committee at either rpgingrich@yahoo.com or 4820 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

      The application deadline is March 28, 2014.

    • Northern Indiana District, District Executive (Nappanee, Indiana)
      This is a three-quarter to full-time position negotiable with the preferred candidate. It is available September 1, 2014

      The Northern Indiana District comprises 40 congregations with 1 in Southern Michigan and 39 in the northern third of Indiana. Its congregations are a mix of rural, urban, and suburban with a healthy mix of theological diversity. The district board’s commitment is “Communicating, Coordinating, Connecting our family of churches.” (Galations 6:10) The preferred candidate is a personable/relational, curious and competent administrator, who will serve as coach and team builder. The district envisions a creative model for team leadership where the DE facilitates the ministry priorities as noted by the district.

      See the complete position description

  • 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

  • Director of Brethren Disaster Ministries - New Windsor, MD
    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 Brethren Disaster Ministries is part of the Global Mission and Service team and reports directly to the associate 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 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

  • Archival Internship Program, Brethren Historical Library and Archives - Elgin, IL
    The purpose of the program is to develop interest in vocations related to archives and libraries and/or Brethren history. The program will provide the intern with work assignments in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) and with opportunities to develop professional contacts.

    Work assignments will include processing archival materials, writing descriptive inventories, preparing books for cataloging, responding to reference requests, and assisting researchers in the library. Professional contacts may include attending archival and library conferences and workshops, visits to libraries and archives in the Chicago area, and participation in a Brethren Historical Committee meeting.

    Brethren Historical Library and Archives: BHLA is the official repository for Church of the Brethren publications and records. The collection consists of over 10,000 volumes, over 3500 linear feet of manuscripts and records, over 40,000 photographs, plus videos, films, DVDs, and recordings. BHLA is located at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Illinois.

    Term of Service: One Year, beginning July 2014 (preferred)

    Compensation: Housing, stipend of $540 every two weeks, health insurance.

    Requirements:

    • Graduate student preferred or undergraduate with at least two years of college.
    • Interest in history and/or library and archival work.
    • Willingness to work with detail
    • Accurate word processing skills
    • Ability to lift 30 lb. boxes

    Interested candidates please request an application packet from:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    humanresources@brethren.org
    1-800-323-8039, x367

    All submissions must be completed by May 1, 2014.

  • Volunteer Kitchen Assistant, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD
    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a volunteer kitchen assistant position. This position works directly with the head cook and is located at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, Maryland. The volunteer 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 head 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 head 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 head 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.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:

    Deborah Brehm
    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120-1694
    800-323-8039, ext 367
    humanresources@brethren.org

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  • Timbercrest Senior Living Community seeks a Director of Development. Experience with fund-raising, donor development, planned giving, and church relations preferred. Send resumé to David Lawrenz, Timbercrest, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962 or email to dlawrenz@timbercrest.org.

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