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  • Archival Intern, Brethren Historical Library and Archives - Elgin, Illinois

    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.

    Term of Service: One Year, beginning June 2018 (preferred)

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


    • 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

    More information

    Application: Interested candidates please submit your resume to COBApply@brethren.org or
    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    1-800-323-8039, x367

    All submissions must be completed by April 1, 2018.

  • Donor Relations Specialist - Flexible location

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of Donor Relations Specialist. The Donor Relations Specialist is part of the Donor Relations team and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

    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

    Human Resources Manager
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367

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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