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.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL
Director of Operations

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, is seeking a Director of Operations.  This position oversees the financial, administrative and property management functions of the congregation and supervises the administrative support staff.  Compensation:  Annual salary will be determined on the basis of qualifications, experience, and background.  A minimum salary of $50,000 has been established.  This is a 12-month position and benefits include a pension plan, vacation days, sick days, medical/dental insurance, and life insurance. Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application and resume, by email or US mail, to: Suzanne Warner (HR@bethlehemluth.org), Director of Church Operations Job Search Bethlehem Lutheran Church P.O. Box 3950, 1145 N 5th Ave, St Charles, IL 60174. Closing Date:  Feb. 20, 2015

Hope Lutheran Church, Boise, ID
Director for Young Disciples Ministry, FT

Hope Lutheran Church (ELCA), a Christ-centered, Spirit-fed, 400 member congregation in the Boise, Idaho area, just minutes away from a great variety of outdoor recreation, is seeking a full time Director for our Young Disciples Ministry.  This person will build relationships with and spiritually guide the children and youth, while equipping their families to lead them in faith.   He or she will also develop and nurture volunteers to expand the possibilities for young and old to grow in faith together.  The Director will infuse energy and creativity into all programs driving this ministry. Qualifications for this position include a growing personal faith consistent with Lutheran theology as well as strong teaching, relational and organizational skills.  Interested candidates should have a college degree, experience in children and youth ministries is preferred, an ability to work with a team, and a passion for leading young people from preschool through high school age. For more information go to www.hopeeagle.org and click on the “News” tab.  Submit resume with a cover letter and inquiries by email to jobs@hopeeagle.org.
Closing Date:  Feb. 20, 2015

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna, VI
Office Manager, FT

Emmanuel Lutheran Church seeks a full-time Office Manager.  Responsibilities include (1) providing administrative and programmatic support to the pastors, church staff, Congregation Council, and lay ministry leaders; (2) assisting congregation members and visitors; (3) preparing the church’s print media and church reports; (4) directing, coordinating, and overseeing office volunteers; (5) maintaining the church calendar and scheduling building usage; (6) maintaining church records and files; and (7) overseeing office databases. The Job Description, which specifies responsibilities, required qualifications and core competencies, and provides salary and benefits information, is posted on elcvienna.org.  Resumes and inquiries must be submitted to elcvienna.applications@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2015.  The expected start date is early May 2015.

Nativity Lutheran Church, Bend, OR
Youth & Family Ministry

Nativity Lutheran and First United Methodist churches in Bend, Oregon seek a creative and dynamic individual to serve in a full-time shared youth ministry position for a vibrant, progressive, ecumenical community youth group. Full benefits, Salary D.O.E.. Inquiries: Contact Pastor Chris Kramer 541-388-0765, Please send cover letter, references and resume to:  Youth Ministry Position, Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850,  Brosterhous Rd, Bend, Or 97702. Position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Bend Youth Collective, please view: https://www.facebook.com/BendYouthCollective

Job Description is posted at:

Closing Date: Feb 20, 2015

St. Mark Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Mechanicsburg, PA

Christian Education and Youth Director

Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time Christian Education and Youth Director. This is a part-time position with an average of 15 hours per week. This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting the ministry for the children, youth, and families at Saint Mark through Christian education programs, activities, and events. Some travel required. College graduate with certificate in education, early childhood education, or Christian education preferred. Prior teaching and/or practical experience is desired. Background check and clearances required. A complete job description is available by contacting the church office at 717-766-4482.

Interested applicants should submit a resume no later than close of business Friday, February 6, 2015 via email to stmark117@gmail.com or by mail to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 117 West Keller Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, Attn:  Michele Connor. 

Poulsbo First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, WA

Position requires piano and vocal proficiency for leading congregational singing at one contemporary/alternative worship service per week, prior training or experience, and demonstrable ability and familiarity with various styles of worship music. Approximately 15-20 hrs. per month including practice time.  Hourly wage DOE. Respond with resume to welcome@pflc.org.
Closing Date: Feb. 20, 2015

Christ Community Lutheran Church, Columbia, IL
Director of Worship & Music, PT

Christ Community is seeking a Director of Worship & Music for a brand new part-time position.  We welcome a person who God has gifted musically and demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence in worship.  The primary objective of this position is to provide spiritual and musical leadership for the worship of Christ Community and seek to bring excellence in all aspects of worship together.  Successful candidates will be proficient at piano, have experience in planning and leading worship, and enjoy collaborating with others in bringing the best to God in worship.   For additional information about this position, contact Pastor Jared at office@christclc.org. Position description.
Closing Date: Feb.  6, 2015.

Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca, WI East Central Wisconsin
Director – Crossways Camping Ministries

The Director is the on-site director of year-round camping and retreat ministries at Pine Lake Camp. Waupaca, Wisconsin.  Have a minimum of three years’ experience working in a camping or outdoor ministry leadership role. Compensation:  Commensurate with experience, onsite residence, insurance and retirement plan. Send letter of interest and resume to:
Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer
Executive Director Crossways Camping Ministries
16 Tri-Park Way, Suite 104, Appleton, WI 54914
Please send any inquiries to:
Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Peace Lutheran Church in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, is seeking the right person for a full-time position in urban youth ministry in a diverse multiracial and multigenerational community.  Salary dependent on experience and qualifications; benefits available.  The Youth Ministry Coordinator is called to: 1) carry and communicate the vision of Peace Lutheran Church and its youth ministry, 2) speak comfortably about his/her Christian faith to youth, 3) help youth grow in Christian faith through education, interaction and example, building a community of disciples for Christ integrated into the larger church community, 4) reach out and welcome youth of the church, Peace Community Center, and Hilltop neighborhood, 5) cultivate trusting relationships with youth and parents/guardians, and 6) build teams of caring adults to equip and shepherd youth ministry.  See full job description at peacelutherantacoma.org under “Announcements.”  Send cover letter, resume, and one-page statement of faith to peacechurch2015@yahoo.com or Peace Lutheran Church, 2106 S. Cushman Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405.  Priority deadline is February 1, 2015.  We will interview after Feb. 1 and continue receiving applications until we find the right fit.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Waverly, IA
Administration/Principal (Preschool – Sixth Grade)

DATE POSTED:   January 14, 2015, DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015
MISSION STATEMENT: St. Paul’s Lutheran School is dedicated to providing quality education where Christian faith is taught, learned, and lived. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in elementary education or in a related field, Iowa State certification, previous elementary classroom experience preferred, previous experience as a school administrator preferred, an active and contributing member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or willingness to become an active and contributing associate member.

RESPONSIBILTIES & SKILLS: Academic and curriculum development, personnel management and development, budget management and development, scheduling, Safety/Emergency, General duties

Interested candidates may inquire or apply by submitting their cover letter, resume, credentials, and three letters of reference to Lisa Alexander, School Board Chair, hr@stpaulswaverly.org, or to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Attn: Lisa Alexander, School Board Chair, 212 Second St. NW, Waverly, IA 50677.
CLOSING DATE:  March 2, 2015 or until position filled

NC Council of Churches, Raleigh, NC
Executive Director

The Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches is responsible for managing the statewide organization on behalf of the Governing Board. The position includes planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the programs and program areas of the Council to insure that each fulfills its mission; leading and supervising staff including recruiting, developing and motivating employees; fundraising and development in cooperation with the board and resource development committee; marketing and networking to expand the reach and impact of the Council; developing and monitoring a budget; and representing the Council in the state with judicatory heads, congregations, elected officials,  and the general public.  The executive director is hired by and accountable to the Governing Board.  Visit www.ncchurches.org for a complete job description and application information. Send questions regarding this opportunity to EDSearch@outlook.com.
Closing Date: Feb. 10, 2015

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, MN
Director of Youth and Family Ministries-Sr. High and Young Adults-FT

Celebration Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Youth and Family Ministries – Senior High and young adults for a full-time position.  We welcome a person who demonstrates a strong commitment to Christian Faith and Lutheran doctrine.  Applicants must have a passion to energetically lead and motivate both youth and parents in their Christian walk.  Proven communication and organizational skills, a college degree and experience working with youth in grades 9-12 are crucial. For additional information about this position, check out our website at www.celebrationlutheranchurch.com
Closing Date: Feb.  6, 2015.  Job Description

University Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Minister of Children , Youth and Young Adult

Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults at University Lutheran Church - a progressive congregation in the heart of the University District in Seattle, WA.  Our mission includes being a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, a Greening Congregation, and an Advocating Congregation.  The position is half time and the salary is $22,000 - $24,000 based upon experience.  For a full position descrition as well as submission of resume, contact Pastor Ron Moe-Lobeda at pastorron@universitylutheranseattle.org, 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA, 98105 or 206-525-7074.
Closing Date: Feb.  6, 2015.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, PA
Director of Youth Ministry

Part-time - Immediate opening - variable hours involving mostly weekends.  Some college-level course work in Christian Education and/or Youth Ministry or comparable experience is desired.  Candidate must possess (a) a solid understanding of the foundations of the Lutheran faith and a desire to nurture young people, (b) strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to plan, organize and direct youth group activities with programming devoted to Bible study, prayer, hands-on ministry, fellowship, singing, and games, and (c) the ability to work closely with the senior church leadership. Child abuse and criminal background checks will be required of the successful candidate. EOE Send résumé and 3 references to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, PA at office@zluth.org.
Closing Date: Feb.  6, 2015.

Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Admissions  Specialist

The Admissions Specialist serves full-time and is actively engaged in student recruitment through admissions travel and nurturing prospective student relationships. The Admissions Specialist works closely with the Director for Admissions and other Department for Vocation staff to support the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary.  For more detailed information on this position, please go to www.wartburgseminary.edu . Then go to the "about us" tab to find the employment opportunity. Closing Date: March 31, 2015 - See more at: http://www.elca.org/en/Careers/Outside-Opportunities#sthash.BjOqIz5f.dpuf.
Closing Date: Feb.  6, 2015.

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oro Vally, Arizona
Organist and Choir Accompanist

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Oro Valley, Arizona is seeking applications for the position of Organist and Choir Accompanist.  This is a part-time position (approximately 15 hours per week).  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Tanya Elias, Music and Arts Minister to Adults, at tanyavelias@gmail.com.  The deadline for applying is January 17, 2015 or until the position is filled.  Requisite qualifications for the position will be:

Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.  Master’s degree in music preferred.  Minimum  experience of three to five years as a church organist and choir accompanist. Ability to lead and accompany on both organ and piano. Experience and competence playing a variety of styles of church music ranging from traditional to light contemporary. Experience in a liturgical worship setting preferred. Compensation commensurate with experience and education. Resurrection Lutheran Church is an equal opportunity employer.
Closing Date: Feb 6, 2015

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC
Minister of Community Life Formation

Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC is hiring a Minister of Community Life Formation.  The purpose of this position is to find an individual Called by God with a passion for the message of Christ, whose responsibilities include developing small group communities, and coordinating Care Team Ministries which include working with new partners at Pilgrim, Pastoral care, and helping these ministries connect with service opportunities.  The following qualifications are needed:  A passion for the transformative power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Understanding and adopting our Church’s mission and vision.
A desire to cultivate potential in others. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in church ministry.
Experience with computer and social media, to include, Microsoft XL, Microsoft Word and other systems.  As well as, knowledge of or willingness to learn Automated Church Systems (ACS).
Must have a valid driver’s license. Please refer all information to Dawn Hyatt at dawnmhyatt@gmail.com.
Closing Date: Feb 6, 2015

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA
Director of Faith Formation

St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Davenport Iowa, is conducting a national search to fill the open position of Director of Faith Formation.

This position is responsible for planning and developing imaginative adult learning opportunities, providing administrative leadership for a large and high-powered confirmation ministry, managing a range of existing and new learning and support-based groups within the church, guiding a learning team of colleagues, and offering spiritual leadership.

To learn more about this position and the St. Paul Lutheran Church setting, we invite you to visit: http://stpaulgc.org/employment-
Closing Date: January 30, 2015

Luther College, Decorah, IA
Assistant Director of Environmental Services

Luther College is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Environmental Services. This position will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness inside campus buildings and overall supervision of staff necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned to the custodial and grounds departments. The Assistant Director will assist in budgets preparation and act as a backup to the Director and other Assistant Director in their absence. Responsibilities include: manage college rental properties, make recommendations to correct safety hazards and administrate safety programs and hazardous waste policies. In addition, the Assistant Director will oversee facilities partnerships with Summer Conferences, Residence Life, Athletics, Campus Programming and Admissions.  Qualified candidates must have a combination of education and management experience equal to a minimum of 5 years of experience in staff management, preferably custodial or grounds staff. A baccalaureate degree is strongly preferred. Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies; exceptional skills in interpersonal relationships, written and oral communications, and analysis and reasoning; a high level of computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office products, web-based software and databases; interest in environmental sustainability; and a passion for the mission of a residential liberal arts college of the church. A valid driver license is also required. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com
Closing Date: January 30, 2015.

Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Conroe, TX
Summer Youth Intern

Do you know of someone looking for a summer internship opportunity? Do you have any college youth looking for a way to grow in their faith and as a leader? Tree of Life Lutheran in Conroe, Texas is looking for a summer youth intern. The objective is to serve, lead, teach, mentor, and motivate the youth of Tree of Life in their walk with God. Full job description.

Youth interns at Tree of Life see themselves as spiritual mentors for youth, and most importantly, as living examples for what a Christian life should be.

The intern will always be expected to demonstrate the highest level of integrity at all times, even during non-work hours. All applicants should have completed their freshman year in college and be at least 21 years old. The intern should be seeking a career in ministry or in the process of discerning God’s calling for his or her life.  Please email your resume to youth@treechurch.net for consideration.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church, Ft. Collins, CO
Church Musician, Part-Time

(ELCA) is seeking a part-time church musician/organist and a part-time handbell choir director to join the staff of our growing 540-member congregation with a special focus on high-quality liturgical worship and music. The church has a custom-built 1100-pipe organ, a grand piano, a 4-octave set of handbells, and 4 octaves of chimes. Our ministry is seeking candidates who offer excellence in musical ability, a grounding in liturgical understanding (particularly in Lutheran-Christian traditions) and a collaborative spirit. Candidates may apply for one or both positions. To apply, please read through the attached job descriptions, attached and at our website at www.trinitylutheranfc.org/jobs, and send a cover letter and resume or C.V. to trinitymusicsearchteam@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January 2015, and the positions will be open until filled. 
Closing Date:  January 30, 2015