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  • Conference and Event assistant for Congregational Life Ministries - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking to fill the full-time hourly position of Conference and Event assistant for Congregational Life Ministries (CLM). This position is part of the CLM team and reports to the director of Spiritual Life and Discipleship. This position is located at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, IL.

    The major responsibilities of this multi-faceted position are to enhance and support the functions of Congregational Life Ministries conferences and special events through administration of a variety of tasks including support for the CLM directing team, use of conference and event databases, assistance in program promotion, preparation for conferences, responding to various inquiries and issues as they arise, maintenance of paper and electronic files, coordination of work with other support staff and other duties appropriate to the position.

    Required skills and knowledge include:

    • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written; preference given for proficiency in Spanish and willingness to assist with translation.
    • Ability to problem solve, prioritize tasks and work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Knowledge of financial processes.
    • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and to deal graciously with the public.
    • Ability to work with and take direction from multiple supervisors, to be readily adaptable to change and to work well with multi-dimensional programs to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to balance complex assignments and simultaneous tasks.
    • Ability to work with established style guides and an eye for print and image design.
    • Appreciation for the Church of the Brethren Values; sensitivity to other cultures and persons of various ages and abilities; ability to work as part of a diverse team.

    Two or more years of office experience required. A High School Diploma or commensurate experience is required, as is proficiency in Windows based computer systems and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability and willingness to learn other software programs.

    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 and position description by contacting:

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

  • Congregational support representative - flexible location

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

    Major responsibilities include working to strengthen and nurture the congregational relationship with ministries of the Church of the Brethren through face-to-face, phone and on-line visits with congregations and pastors as well as through the conception and production of communication and solicitation media. The primary focus will be to positively impact the congregational connection with, and giving in support of, denominational ministries. Occasionally, assistance with financial campaigns and interaction with individual constituents may be requested of this position.

    Required skills and knowledge include:

    • At least three years of experience in planned/deferred giving and/or five years in development related activities in the not-for-profit sector, or other comparable experience.
    • Grounding in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity
    • Ability to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren
    • Ability to inter-relate with individuals and groups
    • Basic computer skills working with Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and internet access

    A Bachelor’s degree or commensurate 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 request the application form by contacting:

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

  • 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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  • Camp Swatara Buildings and Grounds Manager

    Camp Swatara (Bethel, PA) is seeking a Buildings and Grounds Manager. This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position based on an average of 45 hours per week. 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 Family Camping Center with 140 sites for tent, cabin, and RV camping for individuals, families, groups, and churches is open from April 1 to November 1. The Buildings and Grounds Manager is responsible to maintain camp’s grounds, facilities, vehicles, and equipment including a variety of maintenance, landscaping, groundskeeping, repair, and construction projects, as well as assisting with set-up and support for special events. The Buildings and Grounds Manager also provides supervision for other Buildings and Grounds staff. Candidates should possess skills, training, and/or experience in a variety of maintenance areas and staff supervision and training, as well as a willingness to learn new skills and 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, on-site housing, family insurance, a pension plan, and professional growth funds. Applications are due by August 15, 2016 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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  • Chaplain - Crosskeys Village, New Oxford, Pa.
    Cross Keys Village (New Oxford, Pa.) is seeking a part-time Chaplain. This position is to be 4 days a week, 64 hours per pay period, and is benefit eligible.

    Provide quality pastoral care/spiritual support to residents and families. Acts as liaison between the Home and Residents’ congregational pastor. Works independently under consultative direction to accomplish long-range goals; assignments often self-initiated. Quality of decisions made contributes to the spiritual well -being of the Residents and to the success of the Home. Responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent customer service.

    Understanding and application of Biblical and pastoral principles, concepts, and practices as would be acquired through college and seminary training or ministry training leading to ordination along with 1-3 years of progressive pastoral experience. Ordination and/or licensing will be kept current and in good standing according to their denominational polity. Access to PHI (Protected Health Information) will be based on Manager/Directors approval related to job responsibilities.”

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