Candidates Sought for New Information Services Position

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CHICAGO, IL (May 4, 2009) – The Evangelical Covenant (ECC) is seeking a director of information services to lead the newly created Information Services (IS) Office for the denomination.

The ECC is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination with 800 churches in North America and ministry partnerships in approximately 30 countries. Click here for more information about the Covenant and its work. Covenant offices are located in Chicago.

The IS Office provides solutions and support for both information systems and the underlying computer and telecommunications infrastructure for Covenant offices. This position reports to the president.

The director oversees and manages the mission of the office, creating and leading a vision for technology that can fulfill and complement the needs of ministry departments and the denomination as a whole. The position requires a high level of technical ability, team leadership skills, collaboration with varied multiple ministry areas, and audience sensitivity.

Responsibilities include creating and implementing a multi-year, strategic technology plan; directing activities of the IS staff, including prioritizing individual and team tasks and projects; and identifying ways to sustain and grow talent, providing regular performance reviews.

This position partners with ministry departments for database development and integration to provide the business intelligence tools that can easily and repeatedly deliver accurate and reliable information; ensures that proper controls are in place to comply with internal audits, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and any other relevant requirements, including a plan for business continuity and disaster recovery; develops a long-term plan for hardware procurement and deployment; ensures that proper licensing requirements are met and support contracts are active; identifies opportunities for consolidation; and pursues creative means to provide up-to-date resources and solutions while minimizing support and resource requirements.

Other responsibilities include developing IS policies and standards that promote systems stability, support responsiveness, and minimize end user issues; overseeing a training plan for key personnel throughout Covenant Offices to reduce Help Desk requests and improve office productivity; communicating the department’s goals and accomplishments to all Covenant offices, encouraging ongoing dialogue with end users about the best ways to respond to business and ministry needs; and preparing and managing a departmental budget that supports the overall technology strategy.

The successful candidate will have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; a commitment to the mission and values of the Evangelical Covenant Church; a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field (preferred); five to eight years of related experience with proven skills in team leadership, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a desire to work in a team environment.

This position requires excellent project management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills with particular attention to detail and accuracy, and a demonstrated ability to follow through on assigned tasks.

Click here for a more detailed job description.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, current resume and salary requirements no later than Friday, May 15, to Marisol Medina, director of Human Resources for the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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