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Connectional Relations Manager

Company: Wespath Benefits & Investments
Location: Glenview
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Connectional Relations Manager

1901 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, Illinois, 60025
United States Category:
Church RelationsDate Needed by:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Wespath Benefits and Investments, recognized as a 2017-2022 Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and a 2022 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, has an opportunity for a newly created role of Connectional Relations Manager in our Church Relations department. At Wespath customer satisfaction and teamwork are just two of our core values. In this role you'll play an important part in helping the department strengthen or establish mutually beneficial relationships between Wespath and United Methodist and other organizations, groups, leaders and other key individuals, and governing bodies. In addition, in this role you will be responsible for coordinating Wespath's efforts to achieve successful outcomes at General Conference (or future legislative bodies such as regional conferences). Connectional Relations Manager Benefits:

Medical, dental, vision and well-being benefits from our HealthFlex Exchange on day one!
8% employer contribution to retirement plan with an additional match up to 2% on day one!
22 days of PTO + 12 paid holidays
Hybrid work environment; with the possibility to work remotely for a candidate who is very familiar with United Methodist Church polity, structure and governance.
Free financial planning assistance from EY
Paid parental leave
Tuition reimbursement and other development opportunities #LI-JR1 #LI-Hybrid Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
    Familiarity with the polity, structure, and governance of the United Methodist Church.
    Experience leading or managing teams of co-workers or volunteers in the successful accomplishment of projects or initiatives.
    Experience representing one's organization to clients, partners, and other external audiences via written communications, presentations to large or small groups, and person-to-person conversations.
    Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office or similar products, including fundamental Excel spreadsheet functions, Word documents, and Outlook email.
    Familiarity with and use of videoconferencing applications such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and with digital communications.
    Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and events, as needed or requested, including weekend travel at times and possibly including occasional international travel. The travel requirement could reach or exceed 25-30% of time during months of peak external activities, but overall is expected to be about 10-15% or less over the entire year. Preferred Requirements/Qualifications:
    Knowledge of employee benefit plans, especially pension and retirement plans, and basic financial planning concepts.
    Experience working in church-related or non-profit organizations, especially in the United Methodist connectional structure.
    Work, volunteer, or life experience with diverse communities and cultures.
    Ability to converse in French or Portuguese is a plus.
    Wespath Benefits and Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Apply NowShare Save Job

Keywords: Wespath Benefits & Investments, Glenview , Connectional Relations Manager, Executive , Glenview, Illinois

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