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  • General Secretary - Elgin, Illinois

    The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren is seeking a full time executive to serve as General Secretary. This individual will help cast a vision of church vitality and will guide, develop and oversee executive level staff in key areas, including Congregational Life, Global Mission and Service, Ministry and Human Resources, Donor Relations, Publishing and Communications. The Church of the Brethren General Offices is located in Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

    The General Secretary will lead from a strategic plan to support and advance local, national, and international ministries. These responsibilities include maintaining and nurturing partnerships with institutions and agencies of the Church of the Brethren and coordinating ecumenical relationships.

    The ideal candidate will model spiritual depth, maturity, and servant leadership. The candidate will show the ability to communicate and implement a vision, structure and lead a complex organization, view challenges as opportunities for organizational growth, and integrate fiscal responsibility with fulfillment of the organizational mission. Ability to listen to and speak with diverse constituencies and to seek wholeness and restoration in all relationships are also key gifts needed for the position.

    Minimum candidate requirements are: a Christian committed to the Church of the Brethren faith tradition, a Bachelor’s degree with advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred, and significant experience in working with a board of directors. Ordination is not required for this position.

    Individuals interested in exploring the call to this position should direct inquiries to: Connie Burk Davis, Search Committee Chair at gensecsearch@gmail.com.

    Application deadline is December 15, 2015.

  • Temporary Part-Time Cook, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a temporary part-time cook position. This position works directly with the lead cook and is located in New Windsor, MD.

    The temporary part-time cook assists in the preparation and serving of food for guests of the Zigler Hospitality Center following all sanitation and health department rules and regulations as prescribed by the lead cook.

    The preferred candidate will have experience cooking in a professional kitchen environment and must be able to lift a limit of 35 lbs and exercise care in handling sharp equipment and power operated equipment. This position is located at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, MD.

    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 NEEDED, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD

    The Zigler Hospitality Center seeks Volunteer Hosts and Hostesses to help coordinate and provide hospitality services to guests and visitors of the Brethren Service Center campus. Duties include guest check-in, providing host service during meetings and retreats, providing assistance in maintaining common areas and guest rooms, and assisting in the dining room during meals and banquets. Our Hosts and Hostesses serve as key members of the Hospitality Center team, ensuring good communication and follow through, and consistently placing the needs of our guests as a top priority.

    The Zigler Hospitality Center is also seeking a Volunteer Office Assistant to the Manager, to help schedule guests for: private lodging, day and overnight conferences, and volunteer lunch groups. They would also assist in similar duties as the Host and Hostess position.

    Age requirement: Adult
    Time commitment: One month to one year

    For a complete description of these volunteer positions, or if you would like to discuss these opportunities with a staff member, please contact us at 410-635-8700 (Toll Free: 800-766-1553) or via e-mail at mgrossnickle@brethren.org.

    For both volunteer positions, room and board is provided, as well as a monthly stipend.

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  • View available camp positions (Multiple locations)
    Camp Swatara is seeking a new Food Service Manager. This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position based on an average of 40 hours per week with many hours during the summer season, fewer hours in the fall and spring, and more limited hours in the winter. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Camp Swatara is primarily a summer camp for children and youth. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, Camp Swatara is primarily a retreat facility with frequent weekend use and occasional midweek groups, including school groups. The Food Service Manager is responsible to plan, coordinate, and carry-out camp food service for all scheduled groups, activities, and events throughout the year. This includes hiring and scheduling part-time staff, as well as frequently serving as the "Head" of the kitchen. Candidates should have training, education, and/or experience in food service management, culinary arts, quantity food service, and staff supervision, as well as the passion to serve in a Christian camp/retreat setting. Benefits include a salary based on experience and within the context of our non-profit environment, employee insurance, a pension plan, and professional growth funds. Applications are due by September 1, 2015 but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For more information and application materials, please visit www.campswatara.org or call 1-717-933-8510.

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