The Church of the Brethren is seeking a Mission Advancement Advocate. The full-time, salaried position has a flexible location, but willingness to travel to the General Offices in Elgin, Ill., for meetings is required.
Major responsibilities include strengthening and nurturing 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. The primary focus will be on positively impacting individual giving in support of denominational ministries.
Applicants should be well-grounded in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity and able to operate out of that vision; have at least three years of experience in planned/deferred giving and/or five years of experience in development-related activities in the not-for-profit sector or comparable experience; be able to interact and relate with individuals and groups; and have basic computer skills. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.
Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume’ to COBApply@brethren.org.