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  • Mission Advancement Advocate - Location flexible

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of Mission Advancement Advocate. The Mission Advancement Advocate is part of the Mission Advancement team and reports to the Director of Mission Advancement.

    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

  • Boxcar Crew Member (2) - temporary full-time - New Windsor, Maryland

    Individual works with the boxcar crew in Material Resources at the Brethren Service Center unloading train cars and loading trailers as well as other warehouse duties. Employee should be able to lift up to 60 pounds, place cartons on conveyor, push cartons, unload from conveyor and stack cartons in trailer. Able to start asap

    High School Diploma or equivalent required.

    Interested applicants can contact Loretta Wolf at the Brethren Service Center at (410-635-8795) lwolf@brethren.org or COBApply@brethren.org

  • Manager of Buildings and Grounds - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the full-time salaried position of manager of buildings and grounds. A successful candidate will provide management responsibility for the General Offices buildings and grounds and other Church of the Brethren Inc. owned properties in Elgin. Includes providing proper maintenance schedules, capital planning and purchases. Manages services such as warehouse operations, mail, supplies, and equipment. Required skills and knowledge include:

    • Able to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Mission and Ministry Board.
    • Able to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization.
    • Knowledge and experience to plan and implement a vision for on-going facilities needs and uses of ourphysical resources.
    • Knowledge and experience in building operation and facilities management.
    • Skilled in oral and written communication.
    • Knowledge and experience in budget development and management.

    Experience: At least three years of administrative experience in facilities management. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

    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.

  • Director of Brethren Volunteer Service - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill the full-time salaried position of director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). A successful candidate will be an energetic and dynamic leader who connects well with people of all ages, is skilled at leading through programmatic change and facilitates Christian discipleship formation. Major responsibilities include directing the program, ministry and staff of Brethren Volunteer Service and Brethren Workcamps. This position is part of the Global Mission and Service team and reports to the associate executive director.

    Required skills and knowledge include:

    • Skilled in program development, management and administration.
    • Skilled in volunteer management.
    • Skilled competency in Microsoft Office component applications.
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in budget development and management.
    • Skilled at supervision and mentorship of staff and staff volunteers.
    • Ability to work with a minimum supervision, self-starter and readily adaptable to change.
    • Ability to act within a multicultural and multigenerational team environment.
    • Able to articulate, support and lead from the core values of the Church of the Brethren and to operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren and the Mission and Ministry Board.
    • Able to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization.

    Experience:

    • Five years proven experience in social services, program development, and administration.
    • Three years of experience in volunteer management.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree in related field preferred.

    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

Church of the Brethren districts

  • There are presently no district executive positions open.

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

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