Current Openings

The following are permanent staff positions in the Chicagoland area.


Editor (Full-Time in Chicagoland) 

Please send resumes to Jenny Daab, Publishing Director (jenny@leadertreks.com).

Responsible to: The Publishing Director

Accountabilities: Management of the content development process of Christian youth ministry curriculum at LeaderTreks. Developmental editor, copy editor, proofreader, writer; ensure that texts due for publication are well written, grammatically correct, and accessible.

Job Summary: The work will be a combination of editing work produced by others, writing, and managing contract writers in the process of content development for Christian youth ministry curriculum. The Editor is responsible for creating content, editing content created by others, managing contract writers, and overseeing some design work. From time to time the editor will work with the marketing team to create marketing content for the website, printed brochures, and electronic content to be delivered through the website. This person must be detail-oriented, excellent at developmental editing, a good writer, and have a working knowledge of the publishing business. This person must also have experience in youth ministry or ministry-related writing for high school and middle school students. A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a plus.

1. In agreement with and committed to the LeaderTreks Statement of Faith and the LeaderTreks shared values
Purpose
• Innovation/Creativity
• Excellence
• Adventure
• People

2. Fulfill all requirements of LeaderTreks Staff which are outlined in the LeaderTreks Staff Training Manual and staff handbook including but not limited to:
• LeaderTreks policy and procedures
• LeaderTreks Staff Values
• LeaderTreks Trip Policy
• Standard of Conduct
• And all other policies outlined in the staff handbook and staff/team manual

3. Editing
• Developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading content produced by others
• Ensuring copyright compliance in all publications
• Maintaining LeaderTreks voice

4. Writing
• Producing content for leadership and discipleship resources
• Working with Marketing Team to produce website copy for products and marketing materials

5. Content development
• Team member in the development of new products and resources
• Developing and managing contract writers and editors
• Oversight for the completion of resources in specific product lines

6. Design & Printing
• Will work with Publishing and Design Teams to create great packaging
• Ensure correct files are available to printer

7. Within job responsibilities assures efficient function of the LeaderTreks office, including but not limited to:
• Following LeaderTreks documentation
• Daily office communication including phone messages, emails, and inter-office memos.
• Assisting with accounting procedures

Please send resumes to Jenny Daab, Publishing Director (jenny@leadertreks.com).


Bookkeeper & Customer Service Coordinator (BCSC – Part-Time in Chicagoland) 

Please send resumes to Taryn Seemann, Director of Training (taryn@leadertreks.com).

Responsible to: President & Director of Training

Accountabilities: Management of the day-to-day bookkeeping and customer service needs for LeaderTreks.

Job Summary: The BCSC manages accounts payable and receivable, payroll, donations, and other accounting systems, while also serving as the primary voice of LeaderTreks answering phone calls and live chats to relieve stress, meet needs and solve problems for both new and existing customers. The BCSC must agree to master knowledge of LeaderTreks and DNow curriculum to provide relevant suggestions to LeaderTreks customers.

Responsibilities:

  1. Fulfill all requirements of LeaderTreks Staff which are outlined in the LeaderTreks Staff Training Manual and Staff Handbook including but not limited to:
    • LeaderTreks Policy and Procedures
    • LeaderTreks Staff Values
    • LeaderTreks Trip Policy
    • Standard of Conduct
    • And all other policies outlined in the staff handbook and staff/team manual
  2. Bookkeeping
    • Accounts Receivable: Process all incoming payments – credit card and checks. Manage all deposits and deliver to the bank in a timely manner.
    • Accounts Payable: Pay all outstanding bills utilizing online bill pay, or paper checks when necessary.
    • Manage finances utilizing Intuit’s QuickBooks Online system.
    • Process all incoming trip/event contracts and all trip payments.
    • Manage donors: process donations and allocate them to the correct ministry accounts. Generate yearend receipts to all donors and regular account updates to ministry staff.
    • Manage payroll: this is done electronically on the first and fifteenth of the month. Pay all payroll taxes.
    • Create financial reports when necessary.
    • Process all trip and LTE “morgues.” (This is how we track and manage trip finances.)
    • Manage the USPS mail. Open all incoming mail and sort it accordingly.
    • Keep detailed and organized files to ensure accuracy and fulfill legal requirements.
    • Work with our Accountant to create the year-end reports, file taxes, and the like.
  3. Customer Service
    • Answer incoming phone calls and Live Chats with a caring and relational demeanor
    • Direct all trip and training calls to appropriate departments
    • Master knowledge of LeaderTreks and DNow curriculum to provide relevant suggestions to LeaderTreks customers
    • Respond patiently to complaints and concerns to win over customers
    • Provide insight to customers on the functionality of the LeaderTreks website
    • Perform regular minor updates to the LeaderTreks website
  4. Coordinate Events
    • Work alongside Director of Training to contract upcoming retreat venues
    • Process registrations and maintain scorecards and event rosters
    • Handle all pre and post event communication (email and phone)
    • Print, pack and ship all needed event materials

Position Qualifications

  • Mastery of QuickBooks. Minimum 3 years experience with QuickBooks.
  • 3 years experience with bookkeeping and financial management.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using SalesForce preferred.
  • Experience processing donations in a non-profit setting preferred. Experience with Pushpay preferred.
  • A high level of integrity and the ability to keep necessary information confidential is critical.
  • Knowledge of youth ministry is preferred.

Please send resumes to Taryn Seemann, Director of Training (taryn@leadertreks.com).