Outside Opportunities

To advertise your position openings on our web site, please e-mail the information to Careers. Be sure to include the position's title, contact information and a brief paragraph that describes qualification requirements and position responsibilities in the same format found below.

For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office. The ELCA Application for Employment form should only be used when applying for Churchwide office positions.

King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho
Director of Children & Youth Ministry

King of Glory Lutheran Church seeks a dynamic, focused individual to direct its  children and youth ministries. College graduate with 3-5 experience in education or youth ministry preferred.  Background check required. Equal Opportunity Employer. Email Julia at jbennett@koglutheran.org for a complete job description.Send cover letter and resume along with three professional reference letters and contact information to:   lnovey@koglutheran.org Or by ground:C&YD Search Committee Chair,King of Glory Lutheran Church,3430 N. Maple Grove Rd,Boise, ID    83704 ,Located in scenic Boise, Idaho, King of Glory Lutheran Church is a vital community of believers committed to ecumenical ministry and focused on building bridges as well as providing significant youth and community ministry.
Closing Date: August 1, 2015

St. Luke’s Chuech, Waukesha, WI
Director/Minister of Music

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, a large downtown congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is seeking a full time Director/Minister of Music. This person will work closely with the pastoral staff in assisting people in worshiping, thanking and praising God. This person will serve as the primary organist for three traditional services per week and have oversight over the contemporary service in addition to special services including weddings and funerals. This person will direct and/or supervise the directors of 9 choirs (children, youth, adults, vocal, bell and instrumental). Solid organ and piano skills, choral directing experience and the ability to work collaboratively with others in a mutual ministry setting are essential. St. Luke’s is blessed with a 30 rank Moeller organ in the sanctuary, a Tracker-action J. W. Walker and Sons organ in the chapel and a Steinway grand piano. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Interested persons are asked to send a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information by June 1, 2015 to:  Pastor Kathy Boadwine, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI  53186 or e-mail to kboadwine@stlukeslutheran.org.
Posting Deadline: June 15, 2015

Peace Lutheran Church in Charlottesville, VA
Director of Music Ministry

Peace Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Music Ministry.  Peace is a vibrant, growing congregation with worship that draws on a variety of musical traditions and styles. 

The Director of Music Ministry will support the mission of the congregation through the ministry of music, leading people of all ages in music-making experiences that develop and strengthen their relationship with God and equip them for daily living as faithful Christian disciples.  The successful candidate will be a creative team player with organizational and leadership skills.  For a full job description, visit plchurch.org.  Email resumes to plcmusicsearch@gmail.com.  Priority will be given to applications received before June 1, 2015.

Director/Minister of Music
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, a large downtown congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is seeking a full time Director/Minister of Music. This person will work closely with the pastoral staff in assisting people in worshiping, thanking and praising God. This person will serve as the primary organist for three traditional services per week and have oversight over the contemporary service in addition to special services including weddings and funerals. This person will direct and/or supervise the directors of 9 choirs (children, youth, adults, vocal, bell and instrumental). Solid organ and piano skills, choral directing experience and the ability to work collaboratively with others in a mutual ministry setting are essential. St. Luke’s is blessed with a 30 rank Moeller organ in the sanctuary, a Tracker-action J. W. Walker and Sons organ in the chapel and a Steinway grand piano. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Interested persons are asked to send a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information by June 1, 2015 to:  Pastor Kathy Boadwine, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI  53186 or e-mail requested information to kboadwine@stlukeslutheran.org.
Posting Deadline: June 15, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Mercer Island, WA
Organist/Keyboardist Part Time

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is seeking a permanent part-time organist/keyboardist. This all welcoming faith community has a long tradition of outstanding music in Lutheran worship, both contemporary and traditional. The church is blessed with fine instruments and all are used frequently in weekly worship services. These include a hand built 1981 Coulter tracker organ, a nine-foot Steinway grand, a harpsichord and a Civil War era square grand piano. The successful candidate will assist in music leadership and accompaniment from the organ on Sunday mornings at the 10am service (2-4 times per month) and each Sunday at the 8am piano-led chapel service. This person will collaborate with the Director of Choral and Praise Music while accompanying the weekly choir rehearsal. The applicant can expect to lead traditional Lutheran liturgical music and hymns, and accompany choral anthems.  We would welcome this person's keyboard skills to the band which offers contemporary music leadership twice per month at the 10am service. The time commitment is estimated to be 12-15 hours per week. Compensation depends on final contract arrangements and will fall within the AGO guidelines. Flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail are important. Interested candidates can send resumes to pastordeanna@htlcmi.org or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 8501 SE 40th Street Mercer Island WA 98040.
Closing date is July 15, 2015
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Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio
Senior Associate Director, Leadership Giving

The Advancement department at Wittenberg University is recruiting for a Senior Associate Director of Leadership Giving. This position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership gifts to Wittenberg University.  The person selected for this position will engage key volunteers, board members, senior administration and faculty members as appropriate, will work closely with all members of the comprehensive campaign team to craft and implement action plans which will inspire the support of donors, and will promote Wittenberg University by sharing the University's mission.  A bachelor's degree is required, master's degree and/or professional designation is preferred, and a minimum of 3 years in developing major gifts.  Frequent travel is required as is evening and weekend work.  Interested applicants should apply online via this link:  http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=58932.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.   For additional information about Wittenberg, please visit our website at www.wittenberg.edu.
Closing Date: June 1, 2015.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, MN
Custodian

Part-time (13 hrs per week) custodial work ($13 per hr).   Duties include: custodial services, security of building at night and light duty maintenance; and, additional custodial services and compensation for weddings and funerals. Position requires experience in methods of cleaning and light maintenance and ability to lift 20-50 lbs.  Send resume to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 490 4th St N., Bayport, MN 55003 or email resume to MSBELL911@msn.com by May 15, 2015 in order to apply. http://www.bethlehemstar.org/jobdescriptions.html

Office Administrator
Part-time (20 hrs per week) Office Administrative work ($15 per hour).  Responsibilities include: office receptionist; preparation of congregational life materials; data maintenance; purchase and contracting duties related to supplies, maintenance and usage of Church building; coordination of volunteers; funeral and wedding coordination (additional compensation for this task); and, other duties as assigned.  Qualifications include: being self-directed, reliable, good communicator and having strong MS Office, Excel and Microsoft publishing skills.   A minimum of 2 years or more of related experience and a minimum of a high school degree is required.  Send resume to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 490 4th St. N., Bayport, MN 55003 or email resume to rich.larson@bethlehemstar.org by May 15, 2015 in order to apply. http://www.bethlehemstar.org/jobdescriptions.html

Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Part-time Church Musician

Wicker Park Lutheran Church is a vibrant, diverse, and growing congregation with approximately 100 members that has experienced significant recent growth. Worship is described as traditional with expansive Lutheran theology. We seek an approximately 10 hour per week church musician to foster spiritual and religious experiences through a communal ministry of music by providing music during worship services and accompanying the choir. Our Moller organ is a historical landmark instrument from 1906 with 2-manuals, 25-ranks and has been described as a prototype for pneumatic organs. Proficiency in organ and piano and willingness to work in a team-based music ministry with both clergy and laity are essential. The full job description may be obtained at www.wickerparklutheran.org. Resumes with cover letters, may be sent to music@wickerparklutheran.org.
Closing Date for applications is May 31, 2015.

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSS-SC)
President and CEO

Lutheran Social Services is seeking a President and CEO. Requirements include an advanced related degree; over 5 years of experience in leadership/management; and membership in a Lutheran congregation. A detailed profile of the organization and position can be accessed at www.lsscommunitycare.org/pdf/president-CEO-profile.pdf  or www.rdueaconsulting.com.  Contact: Robert Duea at rduea@cox.net or 623-570-8868.
Applications are due by July 30, 2015.

First Lutheran Church in Algona, Iowa
Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry Full-time

First Lutheran Church is seeking a Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. This position is responsible to develop, guide, oversee and implement a vibrant ministry for the children, youth, and families at First Lutheran.  Some travel required. College graduate with certificate in Youth Ministry preferred. Previous ministry experience is desired. Background check and clearances required, Equal Opportunity Employer. A complete job description is available by contacting the church office at 515/295-3758 or emailing April at jabraun@ncn.net.

Interested applicants should submit a resume via email to jabraun@ncn.net or by mail to First Lutheran Church, PO Box 516, Algona, IA 50511.
Closing Date: May 20, 2015

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
WA Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries (full-time)

The Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries serves as the key leader in developing and implementing a comprehensive approach towards nurturing the children, youth, and families at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in life-long faith and the love of Jesus Christ through the support and leadership of all generations.  We are seeking a disciple of Jesus Christ with a solid understanding of the teachings of the ELCA, and a vision to integrate children, youth, and families into the life of the whole congregation with a focus on intergenerational cooperation.  Strong communication and organizational skills, a college degree, and experience in working with children, youth, and families in an intergenerational setting is required. For a complete job description or to submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements, please contact Pastor Gail Rautmann at pastorgail@gloria-dei-lutheran.org or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, attn. Pastor Gail Rautmann, 3215 Larch Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
Closing date: May 15, 2015

Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Chester, PA
Director of Youth Ministry

Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry who will lead a comprehensive spiritual growth, fellowship, and service program for middle and high school students.  Primary responsibilities will include planning, organizing and leading weekly youth group gatherings, Sunday School classes (middle & high school only), confirmation ministry, retreats, mission trips and other spiritual and social events.  Partnering with parents, leaders of other youth-oriented church programs (youth choir, K-5th grade Sunday School, etc.) and other volunteers will be paramount.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years experience in leading a coordinated youth program.  This candidate will love Jesus and youth; be able to connect spiritually and socially with youth and parents; demonstrate solid leadership, communication and organizational skills;  and be an energetic, enthusiastic, faithful and self-motivated team player.
http://www.westminsterpc.org/news-events/youth-director-search 
Closing date: May 15, 2015

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSS-SC) is seeking a President and CEO. Requirements include an advanced related degree; over 5 years of experience in leadership/management; and membership in a Lutheran congregation. A detailed profile of the organization and position can be accessed at www.lsscommunitycare.org/pdf/president-CEO-profile.pdf  or www.rdueaconsulting.com.  Contact: Robert Duea at rduea@cox.net or 623-570-8868.
Applications are due by 7/30/15.

People Faith Lutheran Church, Winter Garden, FL
Minister of Music and Worship

Do you want to help lead God’s people in vibrant worship? Then People of Faith Lutheran Church is for you!  We are currently seeking a part-time (15 – 20 hrs./week) Minister of Music and Worship to help lead and guide this family of God at our 9:45 Sunday worship and other special services throughout the liturgical year (Holy Week, Advent, etc.).  We are looking for that special someone who can play the keyboard, sing lead vocal and help lead a band.  We are looking for that special someone who is versed in liturgy, as well as traditional and contemporary music.  We are looking for that special someone who can work with the pastor in organizing worship, lay leaders, musicians and the congregation to use their gifts to the fullest.  We are looking for that special someone who can put together a worship folder/bulletin in written as well as in digital form. Compensation is based on education and experience. For more information, please call Pastor Rick Kristoff @ #559-300-2179.
You can send your resume to:  People of Faith Lutheran Church, 228 Windermere Rd., Winter Garden, Fl., 34787.  Is God calling you to this church?
Closing date: May 30, 2015

Kinsmen Lutheran Church, NW Houston, Texas
Director of Music Ministry, Part-time

Kinsmen Lutheran Church is seeking a servant leader and team player to serve as a part time Director of Music Ministry. The director will work with an adult choir of approximately 25 members and support volunteer musicians in leading the congregation in worship and singing. We are seeking a candidate who embraces Lutheran liturgy and hymnody and is enthusiastic about a creative blend of other contemporary/ multi-cultural music in worship. Other areas of focus will be the supervision of other music ministries and the Director of the Abendmusik Concert Series. If interested, there can also be conversation about expanding music ministry into the community. Must be able to direct a choir and provide leadership for congregational singing.  References are requested. A Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience in a leadership role in a similar church setting is preferred. A complete application will include a cover letter, which includes a paragraph about the candidate’s philosophy regarding church music ministry and a resume. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 20. The position is open until filled. Send application to:
Beth Warpmaeker, Senior Pastor, Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77066, bwarpmaeker@kinsmenlutheran.org,  kinsmenlutheran.org.
Closing date: May 30, 2015

Internship in the LWF Communion Office (lutheranworld.org)
Position: Advocacy Intern in the Office for International Affairs and Human Rights, Department for Theology and Public Witness
Place of Assignment:
Geneva, Switzerland
Starting Date:
1 September 2015
Duration of Contract:
Maximum one year
Required Qualifications:
University graduate in areas relating to international affairs and human rights. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy. Aptitude for working in an international, ecumenical, multicultural environment. Computer literacy, especially with Word, email and Internet search engines. Familiarity with website, blog and social media tools would be an advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of French, German and/or Spanish would be an advantage. Candidates for this position require a church endorsement by an LWF member church and must be younger than 30 years. Download the job description.

Applications (including motivation letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English, church endorsement and copies of diplomas and work certificates), with the names and e-mail addresses of three references (two professional and one character) should be sent by 30 April 2015 to: 
Ms Aline Ritchie,
Head of Human ResourcesThe Lutheran World Federation
P.O. Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland,E-Mail: anw@lutheranworld.org.
Closing date: April 30, 2015

Global Finance Coordinator
Department for World Service
Place of Assignment:
Geneva, Switzerland
Starting Date: 1 July 2015
Duration of Contract:
Initial contract of 5 years
The Global Finance Coordinator is responsible for all financial matters for LWF/DWS Country Programs. He/she is a member of the DWS management team.
See job description for further information.