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Position Opening with the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM)

United Church of Christ

Associate for Advocacy and Leadership Development

Application Deadline:  September 30, 2018
To apply:  Send letter of intent and current resumé to:
Michael Readinger, President & CEO
USPS:  700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland OH 44115

Position Status: Full-time Exempt
Reports to:  President/CEO
Position Location: CHHSM Corporate Office (Cleveland, Ohio)
Position Purpose: To administer all aspects of the Nollau Institute and ongoing leadership development programs, support the Diakonal Minister network and lead CHHSM’s advocacy program

General Duties and Responsibilities

• Administer the Nollau Institute including selecting faculty, designing curriculum, setting the retreat schedule, and recruiting participants.
• Schedule and administer the Nollau-To-You events including grant applications and designing curriculum
• Develop continuing education programs for Diakonal Ministers and others within the CHHSM community
• Coordinate the selection of the Nollau Scholar.  Provide support and mentoring for the Scholar in accomplishing established goals
• Conduct evaluation of all leadership programs periodically
• Develop modes of connection and support for the Diakonal Ministers network
• Develop and manage CHHSM’s advocacy program including collaborating with the United Church of Christ’s public policy office and networking with other partners
• Support with affinity groups
• Explore and develop expanded leadership development opportunities to include partnerships, credentialing, and online learning
• Plan and coordinate CHHSM participation in General Synod
• Manage the relationship with Diakonie Rheinland-Westphalia-Lippe and staff the Union Evangelischer Kirchen (UEK) partnership
• Serve as staff for Program, Planning and Evaluation committee of the Board
• Other duties as assigned


• Authorized ministerial standing in the UCC desirable
• Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of current leadership development resources and trends
• Ability to work with a team
• Knowledge of and commitment to the values of CHHSM and the United Church of Christ
• Demonstrated administrative skills and attention to details
• Excellent people skills
• Excellent written skills
• Ability to be flexible and innovative
• Ability to travel

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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