The Holy Land Gifts program was developed as a job creation project. It allows the Christian craftsman in and around Bethlehem to distribute their crafts despite the deteriorating economic conditions of the region. The lack of pilgrims, tourists, and consumers in general has interrupted the commerce at the Holy Sites and cities and left these craftsmen with no way to make a living.

Holy Land Gifts Program

Purpose of Program 

HCEF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  HCEF has established the Holy Land Gifts program with the objective of maintaining the continued presence of Christians in the Holy Land by the following means:

* Promoting the Christian handicraft industry – especially in the Bethlehem region – by creating sustainable markets outside of the Holy Land;

* Educating Western Christians about the importance of supporting and developing the Christian handicraft sector of the economy, including education explaining the spiritual tradition of the work, its important role in local Christian heritage, and the economic impact it has on the life of the Christian community in the Holy Land;

* Connecting the handicraft industry in the Holy Land with church groups and not for profit organizations outside of the Holy Land so as to facilitate the initiation and development of programs that cater to the production, technical, and financial requirements of the handicraft sector; and

* Creating an authentic and consistent quality approach to the handicraft production process for Holy Land Gifts.

The Holy Land Gifts program was developed as a job creation project.  It allows the Christian craftsman in and around Bethlehem to distribute their crafts despite the deteriorating economic conditions of the region. The lack of pilgrims, tourists, and consumers in general has interrupted the commerce at the Holy Sites and cities and left these craftsmen with no way to make a living.

Job Title:  Holy Land Gifts Program Coordinator

Location:  Bethesda, MD

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer


Major Duties:

Responsible for managing, coordinating and monitoring the Holy Land Gifts program, focusing on operations in the United States through local counterparts.

The Program Coordinator will actively promote and make available for sale olivewood crafts and other products from the Holy Land on behalf of HCEF.  He or she will assist in areas of personnel, budget, purchasing, public relations and organizational structure/procedures and use of resources, and may supervise subordinate personnel.  The Program Coordinator creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership.  He or she displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operates effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates trustworthiness and responsible behavior.  He or she must also be able to provide secretarial and clerical support, maintain the filing and record-keeping systems, coordinate data collection, and generate reports. 

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Personal Skills:

Extroverted, people-oriented, problem-solver with attention to detail.  Organized, flexible to working seasonally, at Christmas and Easter, which may require nights and/or weekends.  Additionally, the candidate will need to be proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access), and preferably with Power Point(r).

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, or 2-3 years experience in business administration / management.  Study of Business Management is recommended. 

Ability to take initiative in handling and following up on details and to carry considerable responsibility with minimum supervision.  Ability to handle multiple assignments and responsibilities and to use good judgment in prioritizing assignments.

How to Apply

HCEF considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.

For consideration, please send resume, and cover letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the position, and your salary history or minimum salary requirement.

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
Attn:  Jessica Snyder
6935 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 214
Bethesda, MD  20815
Fax: (301) 951-9402