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More than just a job-finding service, the CCCU Career Center links passionate people to meaningful careers with faith-based employers, in faith-related positions, and in all sectors of higher education.
We organize numerous conferences that provide leaders on our campuses with important faith-centered professional development in their respective fields.
CCCU GlobalEd is a collection of faith-integrated, off-campus study programs that foster intellectual, cultural, vocational, and spiritual growth.
To fulfill our mission and meet the needs of our members, we provide unique services for administration, faculty, students, and friends of Christian higher education.
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CCCU institutions are located around the world. Though they are diverse in size, scope, and mission, they are each committed to faith-integrated higher education.
Reports to: Board of Directors through the President Personnel Committee
Salary: $135,000-$155,000/year plus generous benefits.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) brings together people of faith and goodwill from across the state. The largest ecumenical organization in the nation, EMO was created by a merger in 1974 of the Portland and Oregon Councils of Churches, which trace their roots to 1917.
Today EMO has 676 local faith communities, 109 financial faith community partners, and 15 member denominations. We serve tens of thousands of people in need and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands more through advocacy, community engagement, education, and interfaith dialogue.
We have a unique downstream (direct service) and upstream (advocacy and dialogue) approach. Downstream we operate seven programs that focus on houseless youth, refugee resettlement, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, immigration law, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and the food-insecure. Upstream, our Public Policy team brings together a diverse coalition to advocate at the state Legislature for an Oregon that works for everyone. Our Creation Justice program advocates for environmental concerns. And our Common Table connects interfaith leaders for dialogue and collaboration.
The President is the chief executive officer and administrator of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). The President provides leadership toward the achievement of EMO’s theological mission, strategic direction, and its annual goals and objectives. In the spirit of Matthew 25, the President provides a prophetic voice, leading the organization toward ever increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion both in its internal work and in EMO’s work in the greater community through its many programs.
The President is employed by the Board of Directors and serves at the pleasure and discretion of the Board. The President is accountable for aiding the Board in efforts to fulfill the mission of EMO and for maintaining high standards of performance in overall administrative responsibilities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and ATTRIBUTES:
Be a person of faith.
Be a champion for equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout society. Have a demonstrated passion for addressing the systemic issues that lead to poverty and make people vulnerable and can guide the organization toward greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in both internal work and outreach.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS and ATTRIBUTES:
Experience in fields pertinent to EMO’s mission of performing direct service and fostering inter-denominational and interfaith relationships.
Have a strong understanding of servant-leadership and engaging with staff as a humble partner in improving the lives of those in our community.
Have a basic understanding, or willing to learn about, EMO’s member denominations, congregations, or organizations and a commitment to ecumenism with knowledge of interfaith movements, as well as a good understanding of faith movements in general.
Have demonstrated exceptional leadership and working knowledge of a mission-driven organization, related strategic planning, organization development and team building, board communication, financial planning and budgeting and fundraising.
Have a knowledge of community issues, earth-care issues, and the inter-relationship of social justice with our programs and goals.
Be experienced with staff leadership, accountability to a Board of Directors, financial management and budgeting oversight, and direction of programmatic activities.
Have demonstrated experience working with diverse religious and community organizations, and facilitation among highly divergent groups.
Be experienced in leading and overseeing a significant program operation and significant knowledge and understanding of non-profit organizations.
Have strong experience in inspirational public speaking and media presence.
Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree preferred (or equivalent experience.)