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  • Systems Specialist (Elgin, Illinois)

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time hourly position of systems specialist. The systems specialist is part of the Organizational Resources team and reports to the director of Information Technology.

    Provide strategic and tactical support to the Church of the Brethren by analyzing and interpreting system data to provide creative solutions. Plan, coordinate, test, and implement changes to computer databases. Assist in website related projects including online registration forms, and mapping data from web applications into the Raiser’s Edge Database.

    Required skills and knowledge include skilled competency in database management and queries, communication and problem solving skills, ability to tend to multiple simultaneous projects, orientation toward details and customer service, ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Computer software and database experience is required. An Associate’s degree or equivalent experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The following experience is helpful: Raiser’s Edge or other Customer Relationship (CRM) system, Convio or other web-building solution experience, and/or Crystal Reports.

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

    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.

  • Coordinator of Short-term Service (Elgin, Illinois)

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the full-time salaried position of Coordinator of Short-term Service. A successful candidate provides oversight and administration of short-term service experiences and placements, including the Brethren Workcamp Ministry, and supports recruitment of volunteers for Brethren Volunteer Service.

    Required skills and knowledge include:

    • Well-grounded in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology and practices.
    • Able to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren, Inc.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to take initiative without regular supervision
    • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability in organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability in communication skills (verbal/written)
    • Demonstrated administrative and management skills
    • Demonstrated ability in providing faith/spiritual leadership in group settings
    • Recruitment experience in a college or equivalent volunteer service setting preferred
    • Understanding of managing a budget required. Experience managing a budget preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively
    • Able to work well in a close team office setting
    • Flexibility with evolving program needs

    Experience:

    • Experience in leading workcamps or mission trips
    • Experience working with youth
    • Experience in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software
    • Experience in recruitment and assessment of individuals
    • Previous BVS experience helpful but not required

    Bachelor’s degree expected, master’s degree or equivalent work experience helpful but not required.

    This position is based in the Church of the Brethren headquarters in Elgin, Illinois.

    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.

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