Employment Opportunities



Christ Church is an intergenerational, non-denominational Christian church with an average weekend attendance of 2,600 people and a membership of more than 5,000. A core group of 75 staff and hundreds of volunteers join together on its 25-acre campus to provide ministries of worship, growth, and service for the western suburbs and beyond. The church gives away more than 20% of its annual income to support a weekly television and radio broadcast and the life-changing work of more than 80 local and global mission partners with a passion for children at risk, church-planting, community development, and crisis relief.


Having successfully completed a major generosity initiative in 2016, we are well-positioned to further grow the Kingdom of God and extend help and hope to tens-of-thousands in the decades to come. Thus, we are seeking talented individuals who are humble, hungry, and smart to help us lead the way.

Are you:

  • Currently in a full-time Christian ministry and seeking a larger portfolio of responsibilities or a greater mission field in which to minister?
  • Currently a high-capacity lay person, serving in your local church while perhaps seeking to answer God’s call on your life into full-time ministry?
  • Eager to go into our community, region, and the world as a witness of the life-changing love of Jesus?

If so, Christ Church may have a future full or part-time employment opportunity for you! Over the next several months we are interested in building relationships with highly motivated individuals with ministry and/or marketplace experience who wish to use their gifts to further Kingdom impact, equip disciples through intentional relationships, and expand the ministries on our Oak Brook and multisite campuses.

To be considered for any of the following positions, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@cc-ob.org.


Positions Being Considered
Lead Multisite Campus Pastor(s)         
Membership, Connections, Assimilation, and Care Pastor        
Couples, Discipleship, and Small Groups Care Pastor
Senior Adults and Care Pastor
Children’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Women’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Student Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Graphic Artist(s)
Media Producer(s), Sound Engineer(s), and AV Technician(s)
Marketing and Design Copywriter(s)
Ministry Associate(s) and Assistant(s)
Accounting Assistants and/or Office Manager(s)
Human Resource, Payroll, and Benefits Coordinator(s)
Building Operations, Facility Maintenance, and Custodian(s)

Current Openings

Application Manager

Application Manager

Application Manager

PURPOSE: To advance the Christ Church strategic plan by actively managing a portfolio of applications, reporting databases, and other digital services used by the church.

PURPOSE: This new position will report to our Chief Administrative Officer and will be responsible for managing software applications used by CCOB departments and ministries. This position works closely with the internal leadership teams and 3rd parties to maintain, improve, and monitor performance of business applications as well as integrations between them. This individual will be the key point of contact for all reporting and data service needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages all aspects of Christ Church of Oak Brook’s information technology application strategy and roadmap.
  • Work with ministry and department leaders to identify and document opportunities to improve church operations. 
  • Builds business cases for new technology investments. Helps financial leadership secure required funding to support new technology initiatives.
  • Align church goals with applications roadmaps and priorities.
  • Manage business application integrations with third party integration developers and internal staff.
  • Perform administrative and management tasks necessary to maintain application operation, develop reports, and maintain system security and performance.
  • Implement best practices and act as a strategic advisor to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Develop specifications for programming by internal/external resources.
  • Manage all aspects of system(s) maintenance including: software upgrades, database maintenance, end user support, trouble shooting, auditing systems, and problem solving.
  • Partners with IT infrastructure and IT AV leaders on joint initiatives.
  • Ability to attract, retain, and develop others. Ability to build strong teams.
  • Performs other related duties.

CHARACTER TRAITS:

  • Builds business cases for new technology investments. Helps financial leadership secure required funding to support new technology initiatives.
  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively.
  • Appreciation for own and other's giftedness.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Approachable and accessible.

 SKILLS AND TALENTS:

  • 5-7 years' experience developing, implementing, or supporting business critical applications with 3+ years in lead or management role.
  • Sound understanding of multi-platform technologies encompassing client/server infrastructure, web services, and mobile devices.
  • Knowledge of system design, development, implementation, and user support principles and practices.
  • Experience managing application databases, cloud services, and application integrations.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical integrations.
  • Excellent leadership and project delivery skills.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Sound understanding of computer hardware, networking, and general software systems and solutions 
  • Ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communicationns skills.
  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or another related fied or demonstrated comfortable experience.
  • Preferred Secondary Degrees or similar Certifications: Information Architecture, Management Information Systems.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in large church or non-profit organization a plus.
  • Good understanding of church management software (e.g. Shelby Systems) a plus

 


Maintenance Support

Maintenance Support

PURPOSE:

To assist the Maintenance Department in maintaining the facilities.POSITION FOCUS:

Support the Maintenance Department in coordinating the cleaning and the upkeep of the building.

POSITION STATUS:

  • Part-Time.  Scheduled hours will be agreed to at time of hire.
  • Schedule will include at least one weekend day.
  • Required to work the holidays that the Church is open.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to Maintenance Supervisor

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain floors:  stripping, waxing, mopping, buffing, vacuuming and shampooing etc.
  • Clean bathrooms:  fixtures, floors, mirrors, walls and maintaining paper products etc.
  • General cleaning:  emptying trash, dusting; wiping of table tops, chairs, window sills etc.
  • Clean window glass, with bucket and squeegee and spotting
  • General minor outside maintenance, picking up trash, spraying/pulling weeds etc.
  • Keep maintenance closets and work areas clean, orderly and stocked
  • Set rooms for scheduled events:  tables, chairs, lecterns, flipcharts etc.
  • Change light bulbs, minor painting
  • Setting up and clearing offices; moving desks, bookshelves, boxes etc.
  • Make coffee, run dish washer
  • Other tasks as assigned

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Energetic and takes pride in keeping the Church clean
  • Physically capable of carrying out the required duties
  • Flexible in availability to accommodate the schedule of Church activities
  • Personal integrity and dependability
  • Able to get along/work/communicate with attendees, other Church staff and fellow custodians

 

 

 


Communications Administrative Assistant

Communications Administrative Assistant

PURPOSE:

To provide the necessary support, planning, organization and execution capacity for Communications Team.

POSITION FOCUS:

Christ Church Communications Team

POSITION STATUS:

Full-time Exempt

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Sr. Director Communications Strategy

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ministry Overview

  • Familiar with all aspects of the Christ Church ministries and support services.
  • Provide Administrative support of Sr. Director of Communications and Communications Team.

Administration and Communication

  • Support the Communications Ministry staff and projects, maintaining files, handling logistics, providing administrative leadership in projects and providing general support.
  • Prepares for publication, Pathways on a weekly basis.
  • Anticipates the needs of the Sr. Director of Communications and other staff on a daily basis.
  • Under the guidance of the Communications Team, prepares, distributes and maintains the monthly communication calendar.
  • Assists the Sr. Director of Communications in managing calendar and events.
  • Responsible for logistics of all meetings led by the Communications Team.
  • Maintains and inputs Communications information in Christ Church applications (i.e. Event U, Outlook, Arena, Christ Church website).
  • Establishes and maintains a highly organized and efficient office environment for the Communications Team.
  • Maintain receipts for and processing statement of Sr. Director and church/department credit card for ministry purchases monthly.
  • Manage paper supplies and order paper for entire organization.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep confidentiality.
  • Approachable and professional.

Skills and Talents

  • Intermediate level experience with word processing including spread sheet development, power point and desktop publishing, database and web application (Word; Excel; Adobe; Microsoft Outlook).
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe.
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Works well with others and within a team.
  • Energized by non-routine assignments.
  • Creative and innovative.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent MS Office skills.
  • Experience in office (preferable service related industry) or other church environment.
  • Previously worked on a team or for more than one person.

 

 

 

 


Soprano Section Leader Soloist

Soprano Section Leader Soloist

Christ Church of Oak Brook (Oak Brook, IL)

POSITION STATUS:  Will be open January 1, 2018

Part-time (7 hours/week)

  • Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm (3.0 hours)

Rehearsals with Chamber Ensembles, Chancel Choir, solo work

  • Sundays 8:15 am-11:15 or 11:45 am (3-3.5 hours depending on assigned music)

Pre-service rehearsal; two services at 9:00 and 10:45 am (traditional services only)

  • Sundays 5:30-7:00 pm (1.5 hours once every 2-3 months)

Provide solo and hymn leadership at the 6:00 pm Classic Communion Service

  • Chancel Choir season is Sunday after Labor Day through first Sunday in July; summer scheduling for staff musicians varies July-August

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to: Director of Classic Worship and Music

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Must be available for major holidays, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and special Advent and Lenten concert events with some extra rehearsal times.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in music, voice performance, vocal pedagogy or music education
  • Experience working in a ministry or educational setting with amateur and professional musicians

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Sing a variety of choral repertoire from jazz to gospel to classical to contemporary
  • Sightread and learn choral repertoire quickly, capably and confidently
  • Select and perform quality sacred solo repertoire at a professional level (ability to sing solos from Handel’s Messiah and other comparable major works required)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work as a team player
  • Integrity, punctuality and reliability; a heart for Ministry and the volunteers who serve

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Integrity for work habits and results; punctual, reliable, responsible, approachable and accessible.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.

 

 

 

 


Child Caregiver

Child Caregiver

PURPOSE:

Provide high quality childcare for infants through kindergarteners while parents are engaged in Christian formation experiences in the building.

POSITION FOCUS:

Early childhood (0-5 years of age) and/or elementary age (grades 1-5), their parents and volunteers.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS AND STAFF PARTNERSHIPS:

Reports to:   Children's Ministry Director

HOURS:

Varies.  Part of a pool of childcare workers that are invited to work as openings are posted.  Child caregivers respond to openings as desired.  Most needs are on Saturdays and Sundays, Wednesdays and occasional evenings.  Our biggest need right now is for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of each month.  Regular opportunities to work at week-long camps in the summer will also be available.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time of adult experience/service
  • Greet parents cheerfully
  • Help check in children on computer system
  • Listen and write down parental instructions for child
  • Refuse to accept children unless one other caregiver is present
  • Care for child with high interaction and high observation
  • Facilitate in every way possible for child to experience the love of God
  • Assist the teacher/leader with story, craft, games, music, etc.
  • Fully engage and/or model the activity for the children with the teacher/leader
  • Pick up toys frequently.  Put used toys in ‘dirty’ bin for washing
  • Change diapers according to manual procedures - only if soiled or heavily saturated
  • Stay in the designated room with child/children unless given permission by director/associate
  • Release children to parent with receipt, informing them of child’s experience.
  • Clean up room, used sheets, binders, turn off lights upon leaving
  • Be familiar with evacuation procedures
  • Abide by CCOB protection policy
  • Respect CCOB facility and space (no sitting on counters, running in halls, inappropriate language, etc.)

Skills

  • Skill and experience in the care of children
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Computer skills helpful
  • Able to play on the ground or pick up a child
  • Seeks to promote clean and safe environment
  • Fulfills background screening requirements

Qualities

  • Warm and nurturing of children
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Careful, creative and highly observant
  • Pursues development of Christian character
  • Vibrant faith in Jesus Christ: participates in worship, grow and serve
  • Good listener
  • Engages adults responsibly
  • Dresses appropriately for work with children and church: clean, able to move freely without exposure and well groomed
  • Love of children and Christian ministry

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in babysitting, nannying, mothering of other childcare facilities
  • College level early childhood coursework a plus
  • Christian church participation/affiliation encouraged

 

 

 


Group Life Coordinator

Group Life Coordinator

PURPOSE:

To provide necessary support to the Grow Ministry Teams

POSITION FOCUS:

Administration and support for Small Groups Ministry

POSITION STATUS:

20-25 hours week

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to Adult Ministry Pastor

Position Responsibilities:

Ministry Overview

  • Grow the relational fiber and communication between existing small groups with the Group Life Department
  • Identify connecting opportunities within existing groups
  • Work with existing leaders in advancing the leadership pipeline goals
  • Execute Interest-to-Connection: Interface with (and shepherd the process of) those interested in groups (gathered from a variety of sources) and actually connecting them to a group.
  • Assist in getting groups organized in Arena database and utilizing Arena as a connection tool for those interested in joining a group.
  • Host a variety of Small Group Connection Events
  • Begin identifying and working to develop future coaches or shepherd of the small groups ministry from our existing leaders and apprentice leaders (another layer of leadership development within small group ministry)
  • Resource small groups connected to other ministries as needed (i.e. The Well, MOPS, Serving Groups…)
  • Assist in organizing and executing Group Leader Gatherings.

Team Administration and Support

  • Partner with Pastor of Adult Ministry in:
  • Leadership Development and Training of Small Group Leaders
  • Group Launch Events
  • Partners with other departments who host various kinds of small groups (Greenhouse, Care and Support, Women’s…) to connect people to their ministries.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Abundant Small Group experience and leadership
  • Maturity (emotional and spiritual)
  • Understands Christ Church of Oak Brook Culture
  • High connecting and relational gifts with people
  • Great coaching skills
  • Self-initiator
  • Works well within staff relationships
  • Organizational and follow through abilities

 

 

 


Visitation Pastor

Visitation Pastor

POSITION FOCUS:

Visitation and Pastoral care ministry to members and friends of Christ Church.

POSITION STATUS:

Program Staff – PART TIME

Approximately 24-30 hours per week

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:  Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry & Care

Partners With: Pastoral Care Ministers

Responsibilities:

  • Make pastoral visits and calls to members and friends of Christ Church in their homes, hospitals, and care facilities.  Three days per week—some flexibility desired to help cover during times of vacation and illness.
  • Plan and perform funerals and memorial services as requested.
  • Engage in Grief Support for families and ongoing follow-up.
  • Offer Pastoral Counsel to members and friends of CCOB.
  • Be ‘On Call’ to respond to the emergency care calls 12-18 weeks per year.
  • Provide leadership to Stephen Ministry.
  • Attend all Pastoral Care team meetings.
  • Assist during the morning worship services at Christ Church as requested.
  • Provide leadership (preaching/liturgist) to Sunday Evening Classic Communion services as requested.
  • Other Pastoral Care Department duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Caring and compassionate, able to confront and set limits, responsible, self-initiative, organized.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.

Skills/Talents

  • Good communication skills – interpersonal and small/large groups.  Good written communications skills.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Listening, appropriate use of Scripture and prayer.
  • Able to adjust quickly from high productivity and organization to personalized attention and patience.
  • Able to keep confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Kind, caring and sensitive, particularly with individuals experiencing duress.
  • Good computer/teaching skills, social media proficiency desired.
  • Schedule flexibility desirable.
  • Education and Experience:
  • Ordained minister, Pastoral ministry experience (10+ years minimum)
  • Masters of Divinity or equivalent
  • Stephen Ministry Leader's Training Course Completion desired.