Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More Brethren bits: Current job openings.
  • The Brethren Foundation Inc. seeks a manager of Foundation Operations to fill a fulltime salaried position based in Elgin, Ill. The Brethren Foundation is a not-for-profit ministry of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT). The manager will assist the director of the foundation with all aspects of the foundation’s operation. Responsibilities include serving as a primary contact and information source for inquiries received; assisting current and prospective clients with foundation services; initiating activities that strengthen relationships with clients; assessing needs, satisfaction, and interests of current and potential clients; managing and maintaining databases; ensuring that records are complete, accurate, and orderly; ensuring compliance and reporting activities; generating reports; interacting with the BBT Finance Department and Communications Department. Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in business, accounting, or nonprofit management; experience in nonprofit finance; a basic understanding of investment management and planned giving; proficiency with computer technology; communications and interpersonal skills; a strong work ethic; enthusiasm for new opportunities; willingness to learn new things; openness to limited travel; and membership in or appreciation for the Church of the Brethren. All interested parties are encouraged to apply, whether or not they possess all qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive with not-for-profit organizations of similar size and function. To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Donna March, 1505 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120; or The position is available immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled.

  • The Church of the Brethren General Board is seeking a coordinator for the New Windsor Conference Center, to fill an hourly, fulltime position located at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The Conference Center is a facility with dining services, meeting rooms, and 72 lodging rooms. The regular work schedule for the coordinator will be Tuesday-Saturday, three weeks of each month, and Monday-Friday one week of each month. The position works as a member of a team to support and uphold the hospitality mission of the General Board. Key areas of responsibility are coordinating conference groups, guests, and volunteers; managing volunteers; providing exceptional customer service for guests both directly and through volunteers and staff; and demonstrating strong administrative skills in the areas of booking banquets, lodging and meeting rooms, billing, and preparation and distribution of marketing materials. Requirements include ability to communicate in a professional manner; organized and detail-oriented work methods; a welcoming, outgoing, and customer-oriented attitude; customer service skills; ability to think clearly and make rational decisions in stressful situations; ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers; competent user status in Microsoft Office Suite and the capability and willingness to learn new applications. Experience with hotel reservations software preferred. Minimum education and experience requirements are a high school diploma with some college training, at least three years of experience in hospitality or other customer service environment, volunteer coordination experience, demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities. Nonprofit experience preferred. The General Board is an equal opportunity employer. The application period closes Aug. 17. Contact Joan McGrath, Office of Human Resources, Brethren Service Center, 500 Main St., P.O. Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776;; 410-635-8780.

  • Today is the last day applications will be received for the position of manager editor at Brethren Press, a fulltime position in Elgin, Ill., with the Church of the Brethren General Board. Responsibilities including managing the publishing schedule for curriculum, books, bulletins, pamphlets, and other publications; managing the editorial office including contracts, copyright permissions, and payments; copy-editing and proofreading most publications; providing content editing on selected publications; supervising projects through typesetting and design; working collaboratively with writers, editors, designers, typesetters, and photographers; and assisting with acquisitions of new titles. Qualifications include excellent editing and proofreading skills and experience with broader areas of production and publishing; ability to supervise and organize many details and meet deadlines; computer skills; understanding of Brethren heritage, theology, and polity or willingness to learn; communication and interpersonal skills; skill in establishing and operating in a collegial framework. Required education and experience include a bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a master’s degree preferred, and prior successful experience with editing and production. Preference will be given to individuals active in the Church of the Brethren. A position description and application form are available, contact the Office of Human Resources, Church of the Brethren General Board, 800-323-8039 ext. 258,

  • McPherson (Kan.) College is seeking an outgoing, organized, energetic, self-motivated person who will serve as executive director of Development. This position reports to the vice president of Advancement. The executive director will plan and carry out fundraising events, meet with existing and new constituents to solicit funds, should be able to lead a team, have good relationship building skills, and understand the benefits of a small-college education. This position involves travel, salary is flexible. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Send a cover letter, resume, and references to Lisa Easter, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460; or e-mail No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

  • Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA) World Health seeks a vice president for International Programs to fill a fulltime position with excellent benefits. IMA World Health, a nonprofit organization advancing health and healing in communities the world over, seeks a professional with strong interpersonal and leadership skills; knowledge and experience in developing strategic partnerships with a diverse network of donor and partner organizations; and a proven track record in proposal development and successful resource mobilization in support of major international health program services. Requirements include a doctorate or master’s degree in Public Health or a medical doctor with significant public health experience; a minimum of five years of documented international experience in field positions in Africa, Asia, or Latin America; and proven proficiency in a second language such as French or Spanish. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements to Ms. Carol Hulver, IMA, P.O. Box 429, New Windsor MD 21776; fax 410-635-8726; e-mail

  • Camp Bethel, a Church of the Brethren camp in Fincastle, Va., seeks to fill two fulltime staff positions: director of Food Services, and office manager. Camp Bethel, an ACA-accredited Christian camp and retreat center, is experiencing tremendous growth in summer programing and year-round guest groups. For the director of Food Services position: summer responsibilities include arranging staffing to plan and provide meal service Sunday evenings through Friday evenings; fall, winter, and spring responsibilities include arranging staffing to plan and provide meal service primarily on weekends; a competitive salary package is based on experience and includes medical insurance, pension, professional growth, travel allowance, and a housing option; previous culinary experience or training is required, and staff management experience is preferred. For the office manager position: responsibilities include guest information services, correspondence, event coordination, marketing outreach, and camper registration; starting salary package includes medical insurance, pension, professional growth, travel allowance, and a housing option; previous office experience is preferred, and creative skill with Internet, e-mail, MS Windows, Word, and Excel (or comparable software) is required. Detailed job descriptions, job applications, and information about Camp Bethel is at, or interested applicants may request applications from Barry LeNoir, camp director, at, 540-992-2940, or via post-mail at Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle, VA 24090.
Source: 8/15/2007 Newsline Extra

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