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CTS Jobs

Director of Theological Field Education

Posted 4.15.14

  • Organization Description: Chicago Theological Seminary prepares women and men for religious leadership and ministry to individuals, churches and society. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical and interfaith curriculum, CTS seeks to train religious leadership to transform society toward greater justice and mercy. Students from more than 20 denominations and faith traditions attend CTS, based in Chicago's Hyde Park community. The institution is certified by the United Methodist Church and accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada as well as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Chicago Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity, open and affirming employer.
  • Job Requirements: The Director of Theological Field Education administers the Theological Field Education program at Chicago Theological Seminary. Primary responsibilities include strategic planning for and ongoing assessment of the seminary's Field Education program; working closely with students (both face-to-face and online) to discern learning goals and possible field education placements; the cultivation of field placement sites and supervisors in congregational, non-profit, and community-based settings, locally and nationally; coordination of pairing of M.Div. students with field education settings and supervisors in ways that are beneficial to all parties; ongoing collaborative evaluation with students and supervisors involved in field education; consultation with students around the seminary's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) requirement; and the facilitation of theological and vocational reflection on field education experiences. A more detailed job description can be obtained from Emily Vogt, Assistant to the Academic Dean, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-896-2422.
  • Qualifications: Master of Divinity (or equivalent) is required. Ministerial or comparable professional experience required, supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with UCC polity and procedures is preferred. Experience with online learning desirable, willingness to engage online learners required. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; administrative experience; the ability to interpret the role of Theological Field Education to various constituencies inside and outside of the seminary (students, supervisors, faculty, etc.); the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks; the ability to work well with others in a collaborative and mediatory style; and the ability to work independently within the framework of institutional policies and protocols.
  • Contact: Emily Vogt
    Attn: Emily Vogt 1407 E. 60th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
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  • Application Instructions: To Apply: Send application letter and resume or C.V. to the contact information above.
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External Jobs

Chaplain/Pastor, Triangle Community Ministry (Madison, WI)

Posted 4.15.14

  • Organization Description: A "ministry of presence" and "church without walls,' TCM has served a unique and diverse population of apartment residents of low income public housing in Triangle area of Madison, WI. An ecumenical ministry of several denominations and many local churches, it serves the spiritual and health needs of over 335 residents with a chaplain and parish nurse. It occupies an apartment as its office and uses the facilities of four housing complexes for its programming. It provides worship, pastoral counseling, funerals and memorials, community building and arts activities, nursing consultation, home visits, spiritual formation and direction to a low income population. Originally serving only the elderly, it is now 35% elderly but 85% persons with chronic health problems or challenges, seeking to meet spiritual, emotional and social needs. Supported by denominations, congregations, foundations, individuals, St. Mary's Hospital and United Way.
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  • Job Requirements: Provide spiritual and pastoral care; conduct weekly worship; lead Bible study and other groups; conduct sacraments, funerals and memorial services; grief support. Maintain a safe environment; advocate for residents; assess programs and suggest changes needed; maintain ecumenical heritage; teamwork with staff, board and other professionals on site; promote volunteerism in population served and in community and related churches; ex-officio on Board without vote; reports to Board President or designeee; collaborate in church relations and fund raising, upholding TCM values. Value the uniqueness of individuals, open to all. Maintain office hours, yet be flexible to be out and about on site and in community. Collaborate to assure fiscal and budgetary responsibility; initiate and assist in fund raising activities; explore new opportunities to increase financial resources. Manage work hours, vacations and sick leave to assure continuity of program. Develop plan for personal and career development. Express the love of Christ through sharing and caring.
  • Qualifications: Appropriate degree from college, university or seminary; perform in harmony with their particular denomination's standards; understand and promote justice for marginalized and underserved populations and individuals; competence with office computer and media; clear and concise communication; tactful. Experience with marginalized populations. CPE preferred (and available).

    This is a part time position, based on 24 hours per week (60% of 40 hours). Can be coordinated with another part-time church or other position; very little Sunday duties. Six month probation, good faith commitment to at least two years service after probation.
  • Contact: Robert Gwynne
    1029 Spaight St. Unit 3B
    Madison, WI 53703
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  • Application Instructions: Open until 5/8/2014, or until filled. Send letter and resume/profile, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references, and your social security number (if comfortable, this will save time later) to the contact listed above. To view full description, please visit our website or call or email Mr. Gwynne.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Associate Pastor, Sts. Clare & Francis Ecumenical Catholic Community (St. Louis, MO)

Posted 4.8.14

  • Organization Description: Sts. Clare & Francis is a faith community in St. Louis, Missouri belonging to the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Together with our sister communities in the ECC, we celebrate the richness of catholic spirituality and its traditions. We are committed to preaching the Gospel by action as well as word; and we intend to collaborate in doing just that with other Christians and other faith communities. We share a common theology and liturgical tradition with the Roman Catholic Church. We are an independent faith community in that we are not under the jurisdiction of the Pope nor are we subject to the guidelines of the Roman Catholic Church. All are welcome to worship with us, and all are invited to receive the Eucharist at our liturgies. We believe that our diversity strengthens our witness as a community of faith. Our community joyfully welcomes all qualified persons to positions of leadership and to ordained ministry regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or gender.
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  • Job Requirements: The community of Sts. Clare and Francis is seeking an Associate Pastor to join us in living out the Gospel, with particular emphasis on a) inclusive and accountable decision making, b) community in practice, c) worship and spiritual development, and d) works of justice and compassion. The Associate Pastor is a) accountable to and collaborates with the Pastor, b) part of the Pastoral Team, providing spiritual leadership for the community, and c) responsible for faith formation and assigned sacramental, pastoral and administrative duties. A job description is available at (under Weekly Announcements).
  • Qualifications: Master of Divinity or equivalent. Currently ordained in Ecumenical Catholic Communion or open to being incardinated. Has the ability, maturity and experience to step into the role of pastor if the need arises. Further elaboration of desired gifts, passions and formation is included in the job description available on our website.
  • Contact: Rev. Frank Krebs
    Sts. Clare & Francis ECC
    483 E. Lockwood Ave., Suite 3
    Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
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  • Application Instructions: Please email responses to the email address above, please do not mail responses.
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pastor, Grace Baptist Church of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Posted 4.7.14

  • Organization Description: Grace Baptist Church of Chicago, founded in 1987, is a small, welcoming and affirming American Baptist congregation. The congregation worships monthly (second Sunday evening) in the building of Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago. This worship location is on Chicago’s far north side, in the Edgewater neighborhood. Participants come from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
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  • Job Requirements: Part-time position: average 10 hours per week.
    The pastor’s duties include planning and leading a monthly Sunday evening worship service (second Sunday of each month), preaching at worship services, providing pastoral care, and participating in ministries beyond the local church, such as denominational and regional activities (ABC-USA, ABCMC, AWAB) as well as the congregation’s volunteer work with The Night Ministry and The Crib (homeless shelter for young adults). The pastor is expected to cooperate actively with such local organizations as the Edgewater Community Religious Association and the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches.
  • Qualifications: M.Div. or equivalent; seminarians will be considered.
    Strengths in preaching, pastoral care, LGBT ministries, and worship planning are desired.
    Grace is open to and enjoys creative, non-traditional (and carefully planned) worship services. Ministry with music and arts is important. Volunteers in the congregation provide music for services.
    As a very small congregation, Grace would appreciate a pastor who will work to help the church grow in size.
    Since Grace is an urban, welcoming and affirming congregation, the church needs a pastor who is open to ministry with all kinds of people.
    Skills with social media are a plus.
    Commitment to Baptist principles such as congregational autonomy, priesthood of all believers, and separation of religion and government is important.
    Applicants who are not American Baptist will be considered, but must be open to working within the context of the American Baptist Churches in the USA and in Metro Chicago.
  • Contact: The Rev. Lynne Kelley
    1102 S. Ridge Avenue
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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  • Application Instructions: Interested individuals are invited to apply for this position. Please send a letter; resume and/or American Baptist Personnel Services profile (or other denominational ministerial profile); and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rev. Lynne Kelley, 1102 S. Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 by April 30, 2014. Questions about the position or church may be sent to the same addresses. A complete pastoral position description is posted on the congregation's web site.
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lower School Religion Teacher, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (Altanta, GA)

Posted 4.7.14

CE Director, First Parish Congregational Church of East Derry (Derry, NH)

Posted 4.7.14

  • Organization Description: A member of the United Church of Christ, First Parish Congregational Church (FPC) is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation where everyone is enthusiastically welcomed. We have 350+ members and have just voted to begin a 3-year capital campaign to rehabilitate our historic Meetinghouse. With a new Senior Pastor and a three-year capital campaign just beginning, we have a lot of energy and excitement right now.
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  • Job Requirements: •    Your main objective is to oversee and continue developing the Christian Education programs at FPC: be in the office at least one day per week in addition to Sunday mornings, to organize church school classes for nursery through 12th grade students, and to reach out to young adults and help them find a niche.
    •    You are an important member of the FPC staff, and will be expected to attend monthly staff meetings, meet regularly to collaborate with the Senior Pastor, and communicate the scheduling needs of the Christian Education programs.
    •    You are an important member of the Christian Education Board, and will be expected to attend monthly meetings, communicate with the Board, work effectively with the chairperson, and work collaboratively with the Youth Ministry Committee.
  • Qualifications: •    Bachelor’s degree required, advanced theological training preferred.
    •    Experience teaching and leading activities with all ages is required.
    •    Skilled in working with and relating to teenagers.
    •    Ability to recruit, train and work effectively with volunteers.
    •    Strong organizational skills.
    •    Strong technology skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media.
  • Contact: Julie Daysa
    47 East Derry Road
    Derry, NH 03041
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  • Application Instructions: Interested qualified candidates may email a cover letter and resume to our Personnel Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014

Music Minister, Sherman UMC (Evanston, IL)

Posted 4.7.14

  • Organization Description: Sherman United Methodist Church is a part of the Chicago Northwestern District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the Global United Methodist Church. Our fellowship traces its roots back to 1922. Sherman has resided at the current location since 2001 and is settled on a convenient corner at Ridge and Noyes in cozy Evanston , IL one block from the Purple Line train and four blocks from Northwestern University.
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  • Job Requirements: We are looking for a Minister of Music who plays piano/keyboard and will work with one other musician in leading our choirs (adult/youth) and the congregation in worship. The individual is expected to provide leadership and direction for the entire music ministry and to play a minimum of one Sunday a month.

    Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m.; a mid-week evening rehearsal is required and begins at 7:00 p.m. The candidate will be expected to work approximately 5 hours per week.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate is one who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, understands the role of leading worship and is willing to engage the congregation in song. Our choirs consist of some trained voices that sing a variety of music, including hymns, anthems, spirituals, and gospel. The ability to teach selections in this variety of music genres will be a definite plus.
  • Contact: Venita Fields
    2214 Ridge Avenue
    Evanston, Il. 60201
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  • Application Instructions: Send all resumes in print or via email to the attention of Venita Fields.
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer Program Director, Camp Talahi Retreat & Nature Center (Dearborn Heights, MI)

Posted 3.28.14

  • Organization Description: Camp Talahi serves as a retreat center for churches, secular organizations, and individuals throughout Michigan. Away from the pressures of everyday life, Camp Talahi offers a singular, spiritually enriching environment wherein one grows to a better understanding of God, oneself, and one another. Camp Talahi provides an “up-north” Christian retreat experience in close proximity to church and home.
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  • Job Requirements: - Assure compliance with all local and state standards.
    - Assure programming is consistent with Camp Talahi Retreat and Nature Center mission,
    objectives and values.
    - Assist in recruitment, training, support, supervising, evaluating and provide continuing
    education for all program staff and volunteers.
    - Work closely with Camp Executive and Deans to create schedule, content, resources, and
    staffing for specific programs. Coordinate activities with site staff.
    - Lead camp sessions as required. Assign and delegate tasks to accomplish goals and objectives of
    outdoor ministry at Talahi.
  • Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Teaching or a related field;
    - Experience in outdoor ministry and youth ministry;
    - Ability to teach effectively;
    - Cooperate with CTRNC Camp Executive to hire, train, support, supervise and evaluate camp
    - Knowledge of and ability to comply with all regulatory agencies and camp policies and
    - Problem solving and conflict resolution skills;
    - An ability to assess and communicate information to volunteers, staff and campers/parents;
    - An ability to work effectively in a team context, contributing to team process;
    - Familiarity with the theology, polity, and practice of the United Church of Christ;
    - Current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Contact: Ashley Finkbeiner
    26550 Cherry Hill Rd
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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  • Application Instructions:Review job description here: Email resume and cover letter to Ashley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Interim Youth Minister, First Congregational Church UCC (Wilmette, IL)

Posted 3.28.14

  • Organization Description: TWe are a vital, open and affirming, 300 member church, welcoming all to Christ's table; nurturing people's minds and souls on their spiritual journeys; learning across faiths and generations; serving God's vision of peace and well-being for all creation; practicing compassion and service as a way of life.
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  • Job Requirements: Build upon strong momentum and theological depth of existing youth program (7-12 grades); lead Wednesday night programs (Sept-May); assist with Summer 2014 Mission Trip; plan for Summer 2015 trip; preach and lead worship occasionally.
  • Qualifications: Master's in Christian Education, Divinity or Theology (in process or complete). Passion for working with youth and past experience. Strong communication skills.
  • Contact: Rev. Stephanie VanSlyke Ph.D.
    First Congregational Church (UCC)
    1125 Wilmette Avenue
    Wilmette, IL 60091
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  • Application Instructions: Submit current CV with reference contact information via email. Call or email for full job description or more information. Start date May or June 2014.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Director of Children's Ministry, Faith United Methodist Church (Orland Park, IL)

Posted 3.28.14

  • Organization Description: Faith United Methodist Church is a church family dedicated to bringing people to Jesus Christ through mission, education, mission, and fellowship.
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  • Job Requirments:

    Major Responsibilities – Ministry
    •    Create and nurture a safe environment for children to experience the love of God and build relationships with others.
    •    Nurture the development of existing children’s programs (eg. Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Santa Jamboree) and guide the development of new  programs (eg. Artivities, Summer Performance Arts Camp, Parents’ Night Out).
    •    Support parents in the spiritual formation of their children and help them connect with others in our church family.
    •    Guide the selection of developmentally-appropriate curriculum for programs (eg. Sunday School, Vacation Bible School).
    •    Develop service and mission experiences for children and their families.

    Major Responsibilities – Management
    •    Make daily ministry and administrative decisions regarding children’s ministry.
    •    Attend weekly staff meetings to communicate and coordinate children’s ministry with larger church ministry.
    •    Share monthly reports with Education Chair/Liason to Church Council
    •    Implement the recruiting, training, and evaluation of the children’s ministry volunteer team.
    •    Coordinate with the children’s ministry team to ensure all communication and follow up is done in a prompt manner.
    •    Ensure all Safe Sanctuary guidelines are followed.
    •    Oversee the budget process and expenditures related to the children’s ministry.
    •    Engage in additional duties as needed or directed pertinent to the position.

  • Qualifications:

    Spiritual Requirements
    •    Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
    •    Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle
    •    Considers this position a ministry, not just a job
    •    United Methodist background preferred

    Education, Experience & Skill Requirements
    •    Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education or related field preferred
    •    Experience in growing children’s ministry in a church setting
    •    Exceptional communication and organizational skills
    •    Works well within a team
    •    Understanding of child development and family dynamics
    •    Understanding of technology and proficiency in social media
    •    Willingness to network within the community to build relationships

    Additional Information
    •    Annual Salary: $22,500
    •    Continuing Education: $2,500
    •    Hours: 30 hours per week, including Sunday mornings
    •    Supervising Agency: Senior Pastor

  • Contact: Rev. Kelli Beard
    Faith UMC 15101 S. 80th Ave
    Orland Park, IL 60462
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  • Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter & resume to Faith UMC via mail or e-mail.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Director of Christian Formation for Children & Youth, Plymouth Congregational UCC (Plymouth, IL)

Posted 3.19.14

  • Organization Description: Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, a 710-member church, is a growing, progressive, Open and Affirming congregation that has nearly doubled in size over ten years. We are located in Fort Collins, Colorado, adjacent to the campus of Colorado State University.
  • Website:
  • Job Requirments: The Director of Christian Formation for Children & Youth coordinates children and youth programs for Christian Formation, including nursery care (infants), Sunday School (preschool, K-5th grade, and middle and senior high school), fellowship groups, and Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes.

    Candidates should have initiative, the ability to engage children and youth with rapport, an inviting presence, progressive Christian understanding, and a team approach. You will work with a professional staff that currently includes full time Senior and Associate Ministers, Music Director, Office Administrator, and part time Director of Christian Formation for Adults and Sexton. You will also work closely with the Christian Formation Board and various Ministry Teams related to the children and youth programs.
  • Qualifications:
    • Skills and experience in volunteer recruitment, training, and support
    • Bachelors degree
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Christian Education or related field
    • High emotional intelligence coupled with the ability to mentor youth, draw and communicate clear boundaries, and be an active listener.
  • Contact: Rev. Sharon Benton
    916 W. Prospect Rd.
    Fort Collins, CO 80526
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  • Application Instructions: Open until filled. Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: Christian Formation for Children & Youth Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

English Ministry Pastor, Church Supporters for Truth Lutheran Church (Fort Collins, CO)

Posted 3.19.14

  • Organization Description: Truth Lutheran Church is a Chinese-American congregation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Naperville, IL.
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  • Job Requirements: Church Supporters Network is seeking qualified applicants for the position of English Ministry Pastor (full-time) at Truth Lutheran Church, located in Naperville, Illinois.

    Primary pastoral duties will include:
    •    Weekly preaching and leadership of the Sunday English Service
    •    Improve and lead Youth and Young Adults Sunday School Classes
    •    Plan and develop programs for Youth and Young Adult members (Next Gen)
    •    Plan and develop Outreach initiatives
    •    Disciple lay and student leaders in Youth programs

    English Ministry Vision: “Free to Worship”

    Mission: “to manifest God’s truth to our communities as a community”

    Strong candidates need not be affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and are expected to be Gospel-centered in ministry philosophy.

    Apply for this position by sending the following to Aaron Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :
    •    Resume with recent photo
    •    2 References: One from Sr. Pastor of your home church, one from supervising staff from ministry positions held
    •    2 Audio or Video of latest sermons
    •    Philosophy of ministry
    •    Brief (no more than 1 page) essay on your interest for 2nd-generation Chinese-American ministry

  • Qualifications: As a salaried full-time position, the EM Pastor will be expected to work approximately 40-50 hours per week. Strong applicants will have the following qualifications:
    •    Character of an Overseer: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
    •    Strong Leadership and Communication skills
    •    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from accredited Bible college/seminary (Master’s degree or MDiv preferred)
    •    Minimum of 3 years in Christian ministry (Youth Ministry experience a plus)
    •    Marital Status: Married preferred
  • Contact: Pastor Aaron Adams
    P.O. Box 95245
    Palatine, IL 60095
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  • Application Instructions: Apply for this position by sending the following to Aaron Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :
    •    Resume with recent photo
    •    2 References: One from Sr. Pastor of your home church, one from supervising staff from ministry positions held
    •    2 Audio or Video of latest sermons
    •    Philosophy of ministry
    •    Brief (no more than 1 page) essay on your interest for 2nd-generation Chinese-American ministry
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, June 12, 2014


Seminarian Jobs

Summer Internships, World Relief Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Posted 2.10.14

  • Organization Description: Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable
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  • Job Requirements: World Relief Chicago is seeking motivated summer interns to join our team, and we think you could be a great fit! Interning with World Relief is a great way to add an internationally recognized organization to a resume, and to gain a deeper understanding of relief and development work.

    Summer Positions:
    Early Childhood Education Intern
    Refugee Housing Services Intern
    Refugee Resettlement Intern
    Summer Learning Program Youth Services Intern

    For position descriptions and application instructions, please visit For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Qualifications: *Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
    *Ability to work with minimum supervision, and to deal with issues promptly and efficiently
    *Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
    *Flexible and motivated team player
  • Contact: Hannah Garber
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  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please visit
  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, April 1, 2014