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Conference Event Manager (Full-Time)

The Conference Event Manager plans and executes conference operations of designated Willow Creek Association domestic conference events at Willow Creek Community Church and other off-site locations. This includes leading different ministry teams and event debriefing sessions, providing care and support to large teams registered for the GLS, monitoring and balancing event budgets, developing key volunteers to assist the conference operations team, creating communication tools for events, and working collaboratively within strict deadlines. Additional duties include managing and executing trade shows and sponsorship space, working with exhibitor decorator company to plan and finalize space needs, and summer staff recruitment and development.

A college degree is required along with 3-5 years of event planning experience on events of 500 guests or more. Fluent in Microsoft Office applications. Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to drive engagement and results, ability to multi-task, be resourceful, and a keen sense for detail and organization.

This is a full-time, exempt level position reporting to the Executive Director of Ministry Operations. Occasional travel is required.

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


Summit Satellite Coordinator (Part-Time)

This position supports the Summit Satellite Operations Manager and Production Manager by coordinating key operational and technical details for Summit satellites. Communicate on a regular basis with onsite event managers, technical directors and producers. Summit Central and Dashboard web site management. 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.


Marketing & Communications Copywriter (Part-Time)

Do you have passion for helping Christians grow their leadership to maximize kingdom impact? Do you love capturing stories and expressing them through the written word and other media?

The Marketing and Communications Copywriter is responsible building the Willow Creek Association brand by writing stories and content for marketing campaigns, communication campaigns, website, newsletters, and blogs. The Copywriter is also responsible for developing scripted content and rough drafts for webcasts and promotional videos, other video shoots, as well as editing content and fact-checking for consistency across all marketing and communication pieces.

The hours for this part-time position are 2 ½ days during the Monday-Friday week (20 hours per week – higher during peak seasons). Occasional travel is required.

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].