James Place Coordinator - Obama School
Job Details
Brookfield Campus - Brookfield, WI


The James Place Obama School Coordinator in partnership with Elmbrook Church and in cooperation with Barak Obama School of Career and Technical Education will oversee all aspects of the James Place student and teacher resource center located in Barak Obama School. This position will work closely with a team of volunteers to carry out the mission. 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  
  • Active member or regular attender of Elmbrook church. 
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of James Place and Elmbrook Church. 
  • Teach, model and uphold the mission of James Place: “Building relationships, responding to needs and offering hope in the name of Jesus.”  
  • Previous experience in community-based ministry preferred.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation and organization.. 
  • Experience developing others professionally, personally and spiritually. 
  • Models servant leadership in both attitude and practice. 
  • Desires to build positive and healthy relationships with other staff and volunteers. 
  • Heart of service for those who have been disenfranchised. 
  • Teaching or school-based work experience strongly preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Skilled at Intergenerational and Cross-Cultural Communication 

General Responsibilities:

  • Assess opportunities within the school, to add capacity to teachers, parents, students and administration to enhance functioning of the school 
  • Develop strong relationships with the principal, school staff, teachers and students to establish our presence as part of the fabric of Obama  
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other non-profit agencies in the community to provide helpful resources 
  • Regularly evaluate James Place services to discern when to start, improve or discontinue services. 
  • Recruit, train and maintain a team of volunteers to carry out daily, weekly and seasonal programs and services that build community and enhance quality of life. 
  • Conduct regular Leadership Team meetings to share successes, problem solve and shepherd the volunteers 
  • Attend all James Place Director’s meetings 
  • Pursue training to stay current in trends in ministry, leadership and community engagement  
  • Be prepared to connect James Place guests with opportunities for spiritual growth and involvement in faith communities as initiated by the guest. 
Employment Information

This position is part time, hourly and classified as non-exempt

20 hours/week 

Salary – dependent on experience, skills & education

Benefit Package:

Paid Time Off (PTO) – Part-time employees who are scheduled to work more than 10 hours per week are eligible to earn PTO.  PTO is accrued on a calendar year basis.  Refer to the Staff Handbook for specific details. 

403b – Employees are eligible to participate in the 403b pension plan if they are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week.  Entry dates for the 403b plan is the first of the month following date of hire.  On an employee’s first anniversary, Elmbrook will match up to 5%.

Holidays – Part time employees who are scheduled to work more than 10 hours per week are eligible for holiday pay if the holiday falls on their normal scheduled workday. There are 10 holidays recognized by Elmbrook Church as paid holidays.  Refer to the Staff Handbook for specific details.



Brookfield Campus
Lake Country Campus
Pastor Andrew
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