Church of the Brethren seeks director of Brethren Volunteer Service

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 the Workcamp Ministry. This position is part of the Global Mission and Service team and reports to the associate executive director. The position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

Required skills and knowledge include: program development, management and administration, volunteer management; competency in Microsoft Office component applications; knowledge and experience in budget development and management; supervision and mentorship of staff and staff volunteers; ability to work with a minimum of supervision, be a self-starter, and readily adapt to change; ability to act within a multi-cultural and multi-generational team environment; ability 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 denomination and the Mission and Ministry Board; ability to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization; five years of proven experience in social services, program development, and administration; three years of experience in volunteer management; bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree in a related field preferred.

Applications are being received and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. To apply, send a resume to, Office of Human Resources, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120; 800-323-8039 ext. 367. The Church of the Brethren is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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