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Senior Director of Development (Full-Time)

The SDD works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other WCA representatives to cultivate and solicit donors to help achieve long-term financial stability of the organization. The SDD is accountable for reaching fundraising goals by leading and participating in the execution of major donor fundraising initiatives and programs.

The SDD must be a highly energetic, relational fundraising professional with a proven track record of building and maintaining donor relationships and securing gifts in the six-figure range.

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the gift cycle for major gifts: prospecting, contact, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The SDD will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with a focus on securing major gifts and pledges of $25,000 and more and will work with VP of Development to expand funding sources.

Requirements include a minimum of 5 years successful non-profit major gifts ($100,000+) fundraising experience; the ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and WCA; a proven ability to independently generate and cultivate leads; and excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with donors and work effectively with all levels of staff and volunteers.

This is a full-time, exempt level role beginning immediately.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit with current resume to wcahr@willowcreek.com.


Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

The Graphic Designer provides creative, high-quality graphic design solutions for print and online marketing communications to multiple projects starting from concepts/layout to edits/revisions through to completion in order to communicate strategic marketing objectives with optimal impact. Projects include postcards, web banners, ads, posters/signs, brochures, email templates, DVD templates, Facebook and other social media art/graphics, conference notebooks and other conference materials.

Job requirements include a Bachelor's degree in graphic design with approximately 5+ years of experience. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 6.0, with a focus on InDesign for page layout, and Photoshop for high resolution art/graphics.

The work schedule is 30 hours a week (more during peak season); exempt from overtime; benefits eligible.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit with current resume to wcahr@willowcreek.com.


Field Team Administrator (Part-Time)

This position provides critical administrative support to the Church Relations Field Team. Primary responsibilities include implementing the Summit partner acceptance process, supporting Host Site procedures for set-up and marketing, providing general administrative and data integrity needs, and providing support on special projects as needed.

Position requirements include: College degree preferred, at least two years of Administrative Assistant experience, highly skilled in Word (merge capabilities) and Excel, the ability to manage projects under pressure while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

This position is part-time (16 hours a week — higher during peak seasons); 8 hours on Tuesdays and 8 hours on Fridays and works closely in a job share arrangement with another part-time Field Team Administrator. Position is non-exempt.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit with current resume to wcahr@willowcreek.com.


Summit Host Site Coordinator (Part-Time)

This position supports the Summit Satellite Operations Manager and Production Manager by coordinating key operational and technical details for Summit Host Sites. Communicate on a regular basis with onsite event managers, technical directors and producers. Track and follow up on reimbursements, screen and projector ordering and language translation device ordering. Manage the Summit Conference Master Form (CMF) process.

Requirements include proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), previous experience managing large projects and events, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and track large amounts of information.

This is a part-time (24 hours a week), exempt level position.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit with current resume to wcahr@willowcreek.com.


2015 Summer Temporary Positions (Part-Time & Full-Time)

Temporary summer staff play a critical role to the success of The Global Leadership Summit on August 6-7. If you have a passion for the local church and helping Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom impact, please consider applying for a temporary summer position. All available positions are listed below with position descriptions, start and end dates, hours/week, and position requirements. General office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Specific days/hours requirement may vary depending on position and number of hours. Position pay is $9/hour, unless noted otherwise.

  • Interested candidates should complete the Summer Temp Application and email it to wcahr@willowcreek.com or fax it to 847-637-2213.
  • Qualified candidates can expect an initial phone interview with HR, followed by an interview with members of the position's team.
  • If you have any questions, please contact wcahr@willowcreek.com.

Registration Coordinator

May 26 — Aug 11 (potentially Aug 28), 40 hrs/wk (higher during peak periods)

Purpose: To serve guests registering for The Global Leadership Summit. Primary responsibilities include engaging with leaders over the phone or by email to help them register their group for the Summit. Other Responsibilities include preparing and printing large group tent cards for seating assignments, assisting in operational tasks for host sites, and making registration changes such as filling in "empty" names or changing names. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office products, ability to manage multiple projects under pressure, strong interpersonal/teaching skills, team-oriented, willingness to serve as needed, high attention to detail, at least two years of college, and ability to speak multiple languages preferred. Two positions available.

U.S. Summit Satellite Coordinator

May 26 — Aug 11 (potentially Aug 28), 40 hrs/wk (higher during peak periods)

Purpose: To equip satellite locations to host The Global Leadership Summit on August 6-7. Responsibilities include calling and emailing satellite event managers to collect necessary documents and information, preparing and attending training webinars with satellite site event managers and following up with sites that did not attend, assembling packets for sites, ordering supplies to support satellite sites, and training and conducting regular calls to check in with volunteer satellite coaches. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office products, ability to manage multiple projects under pressure, strong interpersonal/teaching skills, comfort in talking with senior leaders, high attention to detail, at least two years of college, and ability to speak multiple languages preferred.

Special Groups Coordinator

May 26 — Aug 11 (potentially Aug 28), 40 hrs/wk (higher during peak periods)

Purpose: This role plans and manages several strategic groups and events throughout The Global Leadership Summit on the South Barrington campus, helping create a world-class learning environment for smaller groups of strategic partners and guests. Responsibilities include partnering with volunteer leaders to develop and execute three premium experiences for Summit guests on the South Barrington campus: (1) a premium, fee-based upgrade for guests, (2) a donor-focused experience that casts the Summit vision, and (3) a partner-focused experience that deepens relationships with strategic groups. Position requires a high school diploma and completion of some college. It requires strong leadership and communication skills with strong hospitality, ability to multi-task, be resourceful, and a keen sense for detail and organization. This is a full-time, non-exempt, seasonal role reporting to the Main Campus Event Manager and providing additional support to the WCA Development Department.

Summit Resource Centers Coordinator

May 26 — Aug 11 (potentially Aug 28), 40 hrs/wk (higher during peak periods)

Purpose: To equip satellite locations with books and resources to carry forward their Summit learning after the event. Responsibilities include working with Summit resource publishers to determine pricing and orders, equipping host sites on this year's resources and procedures for receiving, selling, and returning materials, ordering supplies, determining the quantity of resources to ship to each location, and supporting online sales during the event. You'll also serve as a resource to the host sites on our "hotline" during the Summit event. Position requires high proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Office products, ability to manage multiple projects under pressure, strong interpersonal/teaching skills, high attention to detail, at least two years of college.

International Conference Team

Jun 1 — Aug 14, 40 hrs/wk (higher during peak periods)

Purpose: Support in the development and execution of the international partner meeting and international Summit week, assisting the producer in tasks such as graphic creation, international GLS speaker selection, research partner meeting creative elements, maintain cute sheets, tracking next steps coming out of relevant meetings. Responsibilities include create speaker selection forms and assist in setting up the process, support development and execution of international partner meeting, provide administrative support for tasks related to launching the GLS the week following the Summit, support the wider team with Summit-related administrative tasks as needed, and support the director in the execution of key producers' meetings leading up to Summit week. Position requires proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word, graphic creation, Photoshop or other image editing tool preferred, strong communication skills, 1-2 years of college, and spiritual gifts of administration and creative communication.

Media Team

May 27 (possibly earlier) — Aug 29, 35-40 hrs/wk

Purpose: To complete a variety of media project requests from other WCA teams such as creating 363gls.com promotional videos, editing clips for key meetings and other video needs, updating WCA web pages, and creating graphics/intro slides for videos. Other Responsibilities include Summit side screen media, 363 clip edits, and complimentary speaker DVDs. Position requires proficiency with Photoshop and Premiere (or other NLE), at least one year experience of camera operation and post production, at least two years of video production college study (or comparable), and spiritual gifts of creative communication and administration. Experience with Encore and After Effects, two to three years DSLR camera operation experience and Adobe Post Production, three to four years of video production college study/degree preferred.

Speaker Research

June 1 — Aug 20, 25 hrs/wk

Purpose: To assist researching potential speakers for The Global Leadership Summit 2016 and beyond. Responsibilities include researching and reviewing speaker videos and speaker bios and to assist preparing for speaker-related meetings, update 2016 speaker charts. Position requires top analytical skills, experience and high proficiency in internet research, ability to work independently, basic understanding of the field of organizational leadership, some college, and spiritual gifts of discernment, leadership and administration.

Accounting

July 20 — Sep 25, 25 hrs/wk (July 20 — Aug 7); 40 hrs/wk (Aug10 — Sep 25)

Purpose: To assist with processing donation, resources and reconciliation of general ledge accounts. Responsibilities include assist with counting donations from over 300 sites, entering donor information into an Excel spreadsheet, assist with processing resource orders from over 300 sites, and assist with general ledge reconciliation. Position requires proficiency with Excel, strong organizational skills and detail oriented, ability to handle a large volume of work over a short period of time, two years of college, and spiritual gifts of flexibility, gracious and patience.


Our Application Process

To contact the WCA Human Resources Department please call (224) 512-1593, or e-mail wcahr@willowcreek.com.
If you are interested in submitting an application, please complete the WCA Employment Application.

Email, mail or fax your application along with your resume to:

WCA Human Resources
PO Box 3188
Barrington, IL 60011-3188

Phone: (224) 512-1593
Fax: (847) 637-2213
Email: wcahr@willowcreek.com

The WCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as one of its requirements for employment, each staff member is a born again Christian and active member in a WCA Church (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703].