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Forum of Christian Leaders

Speaker Coordinator

Forum of Christian Leaders
Lisle, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 10/01/2013
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Communication Institute

Communication Institute (CI) is the administrative office that serves the European Leadership Forum (Forum). The Forum exists to unite, mentor, and resource Europe’s evangelical leaders. This happens first at the Forum’s annual, May meeting in Wisla, Poland. This year’s Forum was attended by close to 600 individuals from over 40 countries. As a result of it, we expect more than 300 seminars, leadership training events, and public lectures to occur across the European continent over the course of the next year. To learn more about the Forum, visit


Overall Responsibilities

The Speaker Coordinator position is traditionally held by two employees who collaborate with each other, the Forum Administrative Director, Forum Network Leaders and CI’s Director in order to compose the annual Forum program, which consists of over 300 sessions delivered by 110 speakers.  Together, the Speaker Coordinators communicate with all Forum speakers and maintain the database that contains the Forum Program.



  • Undergraduate degree
  • Warm, clear, and professional in written communication
  • Personable, able to interact successfully with a wide variety of personalities
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Adept at systematizing a large volume of information
  • Able to work successfully in a dynamic environment characterized by constant change
  • Flexible team player
  • Experience with event/project management
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Terms and Compensation

CI is willing to consider both full and part-time applicants for this role—though full-time is strongly preferred.  Starting compensation will be based on skill level and experience.  



All CI employees travel to the Forum in Europe (at CI’s expense) each May to administrate the Forum. Following the Forum, all employees are given a week of paid vacation during which they are encouraged to tour Europe (at their own expense). In addition, all full-time employees start out with two additional weeks of paid vacation, along with nine paid holidays. CI also offers health benefits to full-time employees, beginning their second year of employment.



Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Elizabeth Shuter at