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Forum of Christian Leaders

Forum Initiatives Coordinator

Forum of Christian Leaders
Lisle, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 01/16/2015
Categories: Administrative - Church/Ministry - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Forum of Christian Leaders

The Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) 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. More than 700 individuals from over 40 countries attended the 2014 Forum. As a result, we expect more than 350 events to occur across the European continent over the next year. (To learn more, visit In addition to the Forum, FOCL is host to, an online community for evangelical Christians that includes a webinar program as well as a growing media library of evangelical teaching.


Overall Responsibilities

The Forum Initiatives Coordinator will administrate all official spin-off events of the European Leadership Forum. Amongst other things, this includes administrating small conferences of 15 – 20 people each (such as the Cambridge Scholars Network and the Leadership Development Initiative), as well as supporting the Forum’s work in individual countries across Europe. As part of this role, the Forum Initiatives Coordinator will have the opportunity to help evaluate and improve existing initiatives, as well as propose new strategies.



Applicants should be committed evangelical Christians who possess an undergraduate degree in any field.  They should be:

  • Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Resourceful and self-motivated
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Warm and clear in written communication

Intermediate competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is a must.  Previous event management experience (recruiting attendees, communicating with vendors, coordinating event schedules, etc.), whether professional or otherwise, is strongly preferred, as is prior cross-cultural experience.


Terms and Compensation

The Forum Initiatives Coordinator position will be a full-time role. Starting compensation will be based on skill level and experience. 



All FOCL employees travel to the Forum in Europe (at FOCL’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. FOCL offers health benefits to all full-time employees.



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