Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More personnel announcements and job openings.
  • Two employees of Brethren Press--Jean Clements and Margaret Drafall--are moving to half-time from fulltime positions. Clements serves as Yearbook specialist, and Drafall is a customer service resource specialist. Both work at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

  • The New Windsor (Md.) Conference Center is thanking a number of volunteer hosts. Dick and Erma Foust of New Lebanon, Ohio, served as hosts in the Old Main building from January through the first half of March. Al and Susanne Chrysler of Vassar, Kan., have served as hosts for Old Main and Windsor Hall since October. Art and Lois Hermanson of Kingsley, Iowa, have begun their 16th year as hosts, and will be hosting for Zigler Hall. Gloria Hall-Graham (nee Schimmel) and her husband, Ed, of Sebring, Fla., will serve as hosts for Old Main. First-time volunteers Tom and Mary Ellen Foley of Cape Porpoise, Maine, will be hosts for Windsor Hall.

  • McPherson (Kan.) College invites nominations and applications for vice president of Academic Affairs. The vice president of Academic Affairs will report directly to McPherson’s new president, Michael P. Schneider, and work closely with him in shaping the college’s future. Department and division chairs, the library director, registrar, and the Center for Academic Development report to the vice president. McPherson is a small college (500 fulltime students) focusing on career-oriented liberal arts, located in McPherson, Kan., about one hour north of Wichita. The college was founded in 1887 by members of the Church of the Brethren and remains committed to the values of the church: peace and justice, ethical behavior, and putting faith into action. McPherson’s mission is to develop whole persons through scholarship, participation, and service. The next vice president of Academic Affairs will be someone who is capable of inspiring excellence in teaching and learning; can provide innovative thinking and sound judgment to the complex process of strategic planning and academic budgeting; is committed to working collaboratively with the faculty on program development and assessment and encouraging professional development; embraces the mission of a church-related college and the values of the Church of the Brethren; possesses an earned doctorate, preferably in an academic area available at McPherson, significant undergraduate classroom experience, and a record of achievement as an academic leader at the level of department chair or higher. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest, which will be held in the strictest confidence, should be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to Shane Netherton, Chair of the Search Committee, at Applicants should provide a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Go to for more information. The search committee is being assisted by Dr. Thomas Scheye, former Provost and Distinguished Service Professor at Loyola University Maryland, who has served as a consultant to the college for the past five years. Questions may be addressed to him directly at Review of candidates will begin May 4, and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is July 1.

  • McPherson College also seeks applications for the position of vice president for Advancement. The successful candidate will provide energetic and inspirational leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the college’s fundraising efforts including annual giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, scholarships, and other endowment opportunities; develop and coordinate a comprehensive marketing, advertising, and public relations strategy; and oversee the administration of alumni, church, and parent relations. The vice president for Advancement reports directly to the president and is a member of the president’s cabinet.

    The successful candidate will possess the following qualities: a bachelor’s degree (advance degree preferred); five to seven years of experience in advancement/fundraising; willingness to travel often to meet with external constituencies. Visit for a detailed job description. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and reference list to Human Resource Manager, McPherson College, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460; or McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Church World Service is searching for a new regional staff person in the Great Rivers Region. An opening is available to fill the vacated position of regional director supporting the work of CWS out of an office in Oak Brook, Ill. A detailed announcement is available from the Illinois and Wisconsin District Office, 309-649-6008. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Church World Service/CROP, Attn: K. de Lopez, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515. Applications must be received by April 20.
Source: 4/8/2009 Newsline Extra

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