Employment: Part-time (20-25 hours/week), Interim | Department: General Conference of the Brethren in Christ| Supervisor: National Director | Supervises: None | FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job Description

Brethren in Christ U.S. recently launched Project 250, a set of five priorities that will guide us towards our 250th anniversary in 2028.

The Project 250 Coordinator will work closely with Leadership Council to create comprehensive action plans concerning resources, budgets, and timeframes for Project 250 goals and events. The Project 250 Coordinator will manage six primary aspects of Project 250: project plans, schedules, budgets, expenditures, organizing and participating in meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner.

Qualifications & Competencies

The following qualifications are found to be essential in the work of the Project 250 Coordinator:

  • A vital and maturing relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for the Brethren in Christ U.S.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the Brethren in Christ U.S. (BIC U.S.) core values
  • Communication skills, able to express ideas effectively, listen actively, and organize information appropriately; Spanish language skills preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of maintaining healthy working relationships
  • Organizational and planning skills, able to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time, and resources needed to achieve the goals
  • Problem-solving skills, able to detect problems, recognize important data, and connect that data to find alternative solutions
  • Creative and innovative, able to come up with original ideas and solutions, to adopt points of view outside the usual parameters
  • Leadership, able to provide direction and guidance and able to encourage cooperation among persons in order to attain an objective
  • Documentation management and ability to use project management tools, documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Time management skills, able to organize and balance one’s schedule between significance and urgency to accomplish short- and long-term goals effectively
  • Technical capacity, a high proficiency in the use of operational databases, Outlook, email, MS Office Suite
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in project management preferred

Essential Responsibilities

The Project 250 Coordinator, in conjunction with Leadership Council, carries the following responsibilities:

  • Work with Leadership Council members to plan and coordinate in-person and online events related to Project 250 initiatives
  • Work with BIC U.S. Communications team to create marketing materials for Project 250 initiatives
  • Prepare and send communications regarding Project 250 to BIC U.S. congregations and pastors throughout the United States
  • Coordinate with individuals contracted to complete various tasks of Project 250 initiatives
  • Provide progress updates to Leadership Council and General Conference Board
  • Track progress of Project 250 initiatives by measuring various metrics year over year
  • Provide administrative support and clerical functions for Project 250 related activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential responsibilities.

Essential Objectives

The Project 250 Coordinator works with Leadership Council to accomplish the objectives in the following areas:

1-Reaffirming BIC U.S. Identity as a Community of Christ-Followers

  • Increase understanding and awareness of BIC U.S. core values
  • Update the Focusing Our Faith book, including core practices
  • Have BIC U.S. congregations use the core values and their supporting materials in congregational life

2-Making Lifelong Disciples

  • Increase understanding and awareness of the nature of discipleship from a BIC identity and perspective
  • Increase understanding and awareness of disciple-making principles
  • Have BIC U.S. congregations develop a contextually-specific process “roadmap” for developing lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ

3-Multiplying Missional Congregations, Movements, and Leaders

  • Have BIC U.S. congregations better understand the nature of healthy and reproducing congregations
  • Train assigned ministers in servant leadership and equip them to teach others
  • Multiply sites of missional vitality that draw people into a lifelong relationship of knowing, loving, and following Jesus

4-Increasing Global Awareness and Impact

  • Have BIC U.S. assigned ministers and congregations become more aware of the need for and challenges of cross-cultural ministry
  • Have BIC U.S. assigned ministers better understand the global reality of the BIC Church
  • Have BIC U.S. congregations better understand and connect with BIC U.S. missionaries

5-Growing to Reflect the Demographic Realities of our Communities

  • Have BIC U.S. congregations better understand the demographic realities of their congregation and community
  • Increase the number of appropriately-qualified women and people of color serving in BIC U.S. assigned ministry roles
  • Increase the number of appropriately-qualified women and people of color serving on BIC U.S. Regional Conference and General Conference governing boards
  • Increase the number of appropriately-qualified women and people of color serving/advising on the BIC U.S. Leadership Council

Physical Demands of the Work Environment

The Project 250 Coordinator operates primarily in a church office environment and requires prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and regularly operating standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This position requires mobility within the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

The role of Project 250 Coordinator may involve travel and requires the ability to move about outside the office. The role will require occasional weekend work related to in person or online Project 250 events. While performing the duties of the job, the Project 250 Coordinator is often required to remain in a stationary position while making presentations; handle or control objects, tools, or controls; communicate, discern, and discuss within both public and private contexts. The Project 250 Coordinator may be requested to lift and carry up to 20 pounds at a time.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified persons with disabilities.

Flexibility

Please note that this job description is flexible in terms of emphasis and particular assignments.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. In consultation with the Leadership Council and by mutual consent, responsibilities may be shifted or shared between the BIC U.S. staff in accordance with gifting, training, and need.

As an employee of BIC U.S. the Project 250 Coordinator is expected to adhere to the Statements of Christian Life and Practice (pp. 19–21, 2020 Manual of Doctrine and Government), and the Brethren in Christ U.S. Employee Handbook.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to bichr@bicus.org.