Church Relations Specialist

Oesterlen Services For Youth, Inc.

Key Responsibilities
The Church Relations Specialist will work in partnership with the Executive Director, Director of Development, Senior Staff, and External Consultants on:

• Maintaining and deepening relationships with
o The three Synods of the ELCA in Ohio
o Congregations
o Church-based organizations

• Developing and implementing strategies to engage church partners in the support of Oesterlen Services For Youth through volunteerism and fundraising

• Representing Oesterlen Services For Youth through public appearances at congregations, assemblies, and other events. Includes regular Sunday morning and evening requirements

• Support the other duties of the development office as determined by the director of development

• Support faith life on our campus by giving support to chapel services, and the needs of the children we serve and our staff Qualifications

• Working knowledge of ELCA beliefs and structures-ELCA Rostered leader preferred but not required

• Proven ability to build relationships and raise funds for a faith-based, non-profit organization

• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly and with excellent attention to detail

• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision making capability

• Emotional and Spiritual maturity

• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also work effective independently

• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions Location

• It is intended that this position will be based at the Oesterlen Services For Youth, Inc. offices in Springfield, OH.

Employment Status

This position is intended to be Full-time.

• Appropriate salary is negotiable.

• This position offers a generous benefits package with Medical, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and PTO starting at 25 Days per year and scaling to 35 Days per year over time.

Education and Experience Requirements

• 4-year college degree preferred

• Rostered Pastor or Deacon in the ELCA, or full-communion partner church body preferred

Applicants may send resumes and supporting documentation for consideration to

To learn more about Oesterlen Services for Youth, please visit their website at


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