Candidates Sought for Covenant World Relief Position

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CHICAGO, IL (January 5, 2009) – Candidates are being sought for the position of director of Covenant World Relief (CWR), with the successful candidate to assume responsibilities in late March.

This position oversees all operations of CWR, which serves as an international humanitarian aid and development arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church, assisting the “poorest of the poor” by offering relief and implementing rehabilitation and development initiatives. The position reports to the executive minister of the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice.

Not only are qualified candidates asked to apply for the position, but individuals also are being invited to recommend the names of people they believe would make good candidates.

Responsibilities include developing strategic directions, overseeing all operational aspects, fund-raising and marketing/promotion, establishing and maintaining CWR partnerships; and educating and mobilizing individuals and local churches in North America, among other duties.

Qualifications include a master’s degree or equivalent, four to 10 years of related experience and/or training, the ability to travel internationally and domestically for at least 40 percent of the time, demonstrated administrative experience, various computer-related skills, and personal Christian faith and involvement in a local church.

The successful candidate must have a commitment to the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the purposes of the Department of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice. The person must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and the ability to handle a variety of tasks and responsibilities in a professional and prompt manner. Click here for a more detailed job description.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, January 16, to Marisol Medina, director of human resources, Evangelical Covenant Church, 5101 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625. Information also may be emailed to Medina. Questions may be directed to Medina at 773-907-3374.

Those wanting to recommend names of individuals they believe would be qualified are asked to mail or email that information to Medina as well.

Visit the Evangelical Covenant Church website for more information on the denomination and the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice area of the website.

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