Community Engagement Coordinator

First Church of Lombard UCC | Lombard, IL
Date posted: January 6, 2022
Community Engagement Coordinator
Contact Name: Rev. Jill Terpstra
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 630-629-2630
Deadline: 02-16-22

First Church of Lombard, United Church of Christ, is called together by a vision of God’s shalom, God’s wholeness, justice and peace. We commit to model a community of faith and spirit that works toward unity, openness, understanding and peace, offering love, justice, healing and wholeness for all people. We covenant together to be God’s faithful people by: becoming partners in a pilgrimage of faith, creating an environment that encourages worship, growth, and exploration; providing quality Christian Education experiences for everyone; sharing ourselves and our resources to become compassionate, effective ministers, striving to be supportive of and caring for those in need both locally and globally; recognizing, celebrating, and giving thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among and around us; declaring ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes into the full life and ministry of the church persons of every race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability and economic status, believing that through our diversity we all can grow in a unity of faith. declaring ourselves to be a faith community that works to bring about God’s vision of Shalom by promoting justice and peace.

Job Description

The Community Engagement Coordinator of First Church of Lombard, UCC is a 20-hour-per-week salaried position. The Community Engagement Coordinator works in close, collaborative relationships with church members, fellow staff members, and members of the community to develop, coordinate, and support the membership and outreach ministries of First Church of Lombard.

This includes:

  • Marketing FCL to the community
  • Membership recruitment, onboarding, engagement, and retention
  • Volunteer Management
  • Outreach opportunity identification and coordination

Supporting these ministries requires regular presence onsite, as well as some evening and weekend meetings and events.

Qualifications 

  • Strong, capable, proven leadership capacity
  • Experience with and empathy for underserved populations
  • Comfort with communication, from social media and technology to large group presentations and face-to-face personal encounters.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Education and experience requirements
  • Minimum three years’ experience in leadership capacity, five or more years strongly preferred
  • Experience working with social services or social service agencies
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but past experience will be considered

Time Commitment

20 hours per week Flexible scheduling with on-site and remote work Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities

Benefits

Retirement, vacation and paid time off

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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