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Wartburg College
Faculty Position Vacancy
 
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelors degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups. 
 
DATE ANNOUNCED: February 2018
 
POSITION: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Religion and the Michael and Marge McCoy Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission
 
DEPARTMENT: Religion and Philosophy
 
STARTING DATE: Fall Term 2018
 
TIMELINE: Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
 
Wartburg College invites nominations and applications for the Michael and Marge McCoy Chair in Lutheran Heritage with a preferred starting date of August 2018. The successful nominee will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with a focus on Lutheran theology or history as described below. The successful nominee will contribute to teaching in the department and in general education, and the holder of the McCoy chair will be an articulate voice promoting the mission of the college on our campus and in the world. 
 
Our mission:  Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:  
Required: 
  • A Ph.D. or Th.D. in Lutheran theology or history, or equivalent preparation.
  • Scholarly focus on Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Wilhelm Lhe, or equally relevant figure or topic.
  • An active member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) or one of the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).
  • An ability to communicate Lutheran theology, particularly the Lutheran understanding of vocation, persuasively to Lutheran and non-Lutheran audiences.
  • A commitment to the mission of Wartburg College, and the ability to further the mission on campus and in the world.
  • Relevant teaching experience and evidence of an established record of academic publications.
  • Promise of continued scholarly prominence.
Preferred: 
  • Desire and ability to contribute to general education including involvement in the IS 101 freshman seminar and / or a leadership role in other parts of the general education program.
  • A record of engagement with all levels of Lutheran education:  secondary, post-secondary, seminary.
RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Teach the equivalent of seven undergraduate courses across the fall, winter, and four-week May term.  Reassigned time may be available depending on the characteristics, interests and other responsibilities of the successful candidate.
  • Advise departmental majors and minors.
  • Collaboratively develop and execute initiatives that further the Wartburg mission on our campus.
  • In consultation with President and VPAA, develop liaison relationships with external organizations.
  • Carry out meaningful scholarship related to the required qualifications above.
  • Provide an annual report summarizing the work and its impact on students, and describe how funding from the McCoy Endowment has supported the mission of Wartburg College, enhancing student learning and engagement.
SALARY: Competitive 
 
CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenured or tenure-track contract.
 
APPLICATION:  Nominations or application package (Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy,  and contact information for three current references) should be sent electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu  For specific questions contact Ramona Bouzard, Chair of Search Committee at (319) 352-8234 or ramona.bouzard@wartburg.edu. Department webpage: http://www.wartburg.edu/. Further information about the College and the city of Waverly may be found at http://www.wartburg.edu.
 
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
VICE PRESIDENT for UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
 
California Lutheran University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. The Vice President is the chief advancement officer of the University, reports to the President, and is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. The University seeks a creative and accomplished executive who has gained distinction as an advancement leader, development officer, and fundraiser, preferably with extensive experience in a setting similar to Cal Lutherans. The new Vice President will provide vision, leadership, and direction for all advancement and alumni relations activities and is expected to be selected by June 1, 2018 and to take office shortly thereafter.
 
Founded in 1959 and located in the community of Thousand Oaks, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and fifteen miles from the Southern California coast, California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) is a growing liberal arts university serving more than 2,950 undergraduate students and 1,270 graduate students coming from over 45 countries. Cal Lutheran was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with 49% of undergraduates from underrepresented groups, and over 37% of first time freshmen are the first in their family to attend college. Cal Lutheran provides a challenging academic environment with emphasis on high achievement and helping students discover and live their purpose. All aspects of the University - a distinguished faculty, a talented and diverse student body, value-centered education, personalized learning, and a beautiful campus - contribute to a vibrant learning community. Cal Lutheran is one of 26 universities and colleges affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
 
Cal Lutheran offers undergraduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management, and graduate and professional programs through the School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Thirty-six undergraduate majors and 41 minors are offered, along with three doctoral degrees and eight masters programs.
 
Cal Lutherans many assets include: a dedicated alumni body of 27,000, an annual giving program that contributes $3.6 million to annual operations, an endowment of $109 million, and recent HSI STEM grants totaling $6.1 million providing academic support for underrepresented students in the sciences. The University is in the public phase on a $30 million science center to contain modern teaching and laboratory facilities for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Exercise Science.
 
Additional information about California Lutheran University may be found at: http://www.callutheran.edu. A complete search profile with information about California Lutheran University and the desired attributes for the Vice President for University Advancement may be found at http://apptrkr.com/1164405 in the Current Searches Section.
 
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office in Summer 2018. Applications received by March 21, 2018 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only after approval by candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:
CLUVPUA@academic-search.com.
 
The Search Committee is assisted by:
Dr. L. Jay Lemons, President
Academic Search, Inc.
jay@academic-search.com
 
Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
rsh@academic-search.com  707-693-3106
 
California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer.
The University encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of Cal Lutheran and who value cultural, ethnic and racial differences to apply.
 

Pastoral Care Specialist
Graceworks Lutheran Services
Located in Centerville Ohio

Coordinate and facilitate services to meet the spiritual needs of residents, family members and staff regardless of their faith or tradition. In so doing, people living or serving in a long-term care setting can experience the ministry of the church embodying grace and hope to older adults, their families and others who serve them. Under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President, Residential Care, the Pastoral Care Specialist will be responsible to engage the spiritual needs of residents, enhance the spiritual life of the community, and advocate for spiritual values through religious practices, spiritual programs that are open to people of all faiths, and care, presence and counsel.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited college, university or theological school. Ordained in good standing with denominational judicatory and/or ecclesiastical endorsement for specialized ministry. One or more units in Clinical Pastoral Education ("CPE"). Preference given to candidates who are on the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have received endorsement by national Lutheran church body for Specialized Pastoral Care, and have completed units of Clinical Pastoral Experience ("CPE") or graduate study with focus on ministry in a long-term care setting or geriatric unit.

 

Minimum Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and competence in gerontology, recognition of impact of socio-cultural attitudes toward aging, and understanding of the dynamics of grief and loss and their impact on the elderly, ethical issues in aging, and the distinctive worship needs, including the specific uses of religious ritual resources, in this form of ministry. Established written, oral, and computer technology communication skills. Expectation of integrity, modeling for residents and staff the personal qualities and ethics of the Christian faith. Sensitivity and adherence to the mission of the Lutheran Church as related through its agencies, congregations, and other church-wide expressions. Preference given to candidates who have three or more years of pastoral care experience in a long-term or acute health care setting, at least one unit of CPE, or an advanced degree with focus on ministry in a long-term care setting, or on the elderly in a significant way.

 

To apply or for more information, visit www.graceworks.org/careers

 
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Wittenberg University has announced the search for a new Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The new VPFA will be asked to articulate fresh business models for Wittenberg in support of an emerging strategic plan, to build financial stability and sustainability, and to strengthen the Universitys sense of community. A keen strategic thinker and financial analyst, the VPFA should be comfortable with openly engaging multiple constituencies in the sharing of fiscal information and plans.

The VPFA will report directly to and partner with Wittenbergs new President, Dr. Michael Frandsen, a task made easier by the Presidents own professional experience in finance and administration. Serving as a member of the Universitys senior leadership team, the VPFA will be invited to begin work in the summer of 2018.
 
The new VPFAs role includes elements of both leadership and management, where an experienced and creative financial professional can make a significant difference in the life of the University. Assuming a contemporary role as the Universitys chief fiscal officer, the VPFA will be responsible for the integration of a broad range of financial and business functions while communicating positively, candidly, and widely with all members of the University community. In doing so, she/he will accept an agenda that includes strategic planning around best business practices, budget building and execution, management of eight direct reports, support for the Board of Directors exercise of its fiduciary responsibilities, and the nurturing of genuine relationships on and off the campus.
 
The successful candidate should be authentic, energetic, creative, collaborative, and proactive. The successful VPFA will possess deep integrity, an outstanding work ethic, and an appreciation of diversity. Preference will be given to those with a masters degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting. A background in higher education and a CPA are also desired.
 
Prior to making an application, prospective candidates are encouraged to review the VPFA Search Profile at https://www.wittenberg.edu/VPFA-search. Candidates are requested to submit materials by 5 PM on Friday, March 23, for most favorable consideration. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by Dr. Thomas B. Courtice, Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com.
 
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.
Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on the Universitys website at https://www.wittenberg.edu/nondiscrimination-notice
 
Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center
Development and Marketing Coordinator
 
SUMMARY: 
This position will work closely with the Executive Director to manage development and marketing initiatives for Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center.  Development activities include annual fundraising solicitations, donor stewardship and relationship management. Marketing tasks will include designing campaigns to promote camp programs and facilities to Ewalus core audiences utilizing web, print, email, and social media. This position will play a significant dual role with an overall goal of inviting greater engagement and participation in the mission and ministry of Ewalu.
 
The position offers a flexible work arrangement by working from camp 3 to 5 days per month and remotely.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree preferred in marketing, business, communication or related field.
2+ years of demonstrated experience in the areas of fundraising, communication, or marketing for a non-profit organization.
Working knowledge in areas of graphic design, website design, social media marketing and direct mail fundraising.
Excellent writing skills and ability to effectively communicate the mission of Ewalu.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, working knowledge of web based applications, email marketing, and familiarity with databases for tracking fundraising results.
Willingness to work flexible hours as job duties require.
 
APPLICATION:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Clark Baldwin
Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center
37776 Alpha Avenue
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Or email application documents to clark@ewalu.org Application deadline is March 1, 2018 Please go to our website at www.ewalu.org for more information about our camp! 
Job offer is contingent on completion of successful background check. Salary is commensurate with experience between $35K to $45K; health and retirement benefits available.  For more information, contact Clark Baldwin (clark@ewalu.org or 563-933-4700)
 
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Chief Executive Officer
 
Glade Run Lutheran Services, a faith based not-for-profit agency serving the needs of individuals and families through a variety of treatment and learning opportunities, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. The agency offers outpatient counseling for individual, family or group therapy, a full continuum of autism spectrum disorder services from diagnosis through adulthood, mental health services, and a variety of educational opportunities, including St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy, a licensed, private K-12 school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community, with three Western PA locations. The Agency services more than 3,000 individuals each year with its dedicated staff.
 
The Agency Board of Directors is seeking an innovative, collaborative and visionary leader with the gifts and energy to shepherd an exceptionally committed leadership team. The new CEO will preserve and enhance the unique vision, mission, culture and values of Glade Run and will expand its reach to assure continued success by serving an even wider audience. It will be important for the CEO to be actively engaged at all levels of the Agency and serve as a highly participative agent in the broader community. 
 
The finalist will be a mission and values driven individual who clearly demonstrates a passion for excellence within the mental health and education fields. Reporting to the Agency Board of Directors, the CEO will be a thought leader responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Glade Run, providing visionary leadership to advance Glade Run’s mission and objectives as well as promote growth of the Agency and strengthen annual giving to the Foundation. In addition, (s)he will provide operational leadership to ensure service, efficiency, and financial integrity, and have a deep understanding of and sincere approach to a servant leadership model. The incumbent will be adept at change with the ability to articulate a vision and develop a strategic agenda and will maintain the high level of client satisfaction, donor relationships, employee engagement, commitment to quality, and dedication to the Christian mission upon which the Agency was founded.
 
A minimum of five years experience in upper level management position related to mental health and/or education, or related fields is required. Master’s Degree, doctorate degree preferred, in Business Management, Social Services, Education or related field. With a keen appreciation for Glade Run’s Lutheran heritage, the CEO will embody commitment to the Christian calling to ministry on which Glade Run was originally founded.
 
Expressions of personal interest, and recommendations, held in strict confidence, may be directed to: Dan Deffet, Deffet Group, Inc., email: info@deffetgroup.com.  Closing date: 3/8/2018
 
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro, CA
Minister of Music (Church Musician)
 
Seeking a Minister of Music who is an organist and pianist and can direct an adult choir for a small Episcopal congregation (attendance approx. 50-60 people at our main service). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. Work collaboratively with the Priest, Associate for Liturgy & Music (volunteer), and other staff to create and lead an ongoing and cohesive music program
  2. Accurately accompany congregational singing with equal adeptness on piano and organ at the Sunday 10:15am service and other special services, arriving early to rehearse with the assigned cantor and other musicians. 
  3. Proficiently conduct and accompany an all-volunteer small parish choir, holding a rehearsal no more than once a week (currently Sunday morning)
  4. Provide pastorally sensitive leadership for parish cantors and other musicians and support their ministerial role in the congregation. 
The church is fortunate to worship in a beautiful redwood chapel in a residential area of San Leandro. Our service music is taken primary from The Hymnal 1982, but we also draw some music from Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, The Faith We Sing, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, and we are open to other to sources. We have a 2-manual digital Allen organ and a Yamaha baby grand piano (both recently serviced). 
 
The Minister of Music is a part-time employee position. Compensation will be based on actual number of services and rehearsals accompanied and will be paid twice per month with regular payroll. Paid vacation accrues after 6 months.  
 
In the Episcopal Church, the parish Rector shall have final authority in the administration of all matters pertaining to worship and music. Further, All Saints is a welcoming and inclusive parish to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy, marital status, and citizenship status. Candidates must be comfortable working in a diverse and inclusive environment. 
 
To apply: Please email your rsum, along with a letter summarizing your experience and approach to church/sacred music and its role in the life of a church, to rector@saintsalive.net. Please state "Minster of Music" in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed. 
 
Compensation: Sunday Service with rehearsal: $200/week; Additional weekday services (e.g. Holy Saturday, Ash Wednesday, etc.): $150/service.
 
Search Schedule: The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Interviews in April and May (these will be a substitute Sunday for which you will be compensated). Offer will be made in May, and the new Minister of Music's first Sunday will be June 3, 2018. 
 
Reply to : rector@saintsalive.net
 
Children & Family Ministry Director
Hope Lutheran Church
Toledo, OH 
 
Hope Lutheran Church has a vibrant childrens ministry that includes Sunday morning faith formation, a Vacation Bible School provided free of charge and open to the community, and activities throughout the year such as an annual Harvest Festival.  A strong component of Hopes childrens ministry is that of servant love, one of Hopes core values.  In order to continue the growth of Hopes childrens ministry we are accepting resumes for a half time Children & Family Ministry Director.  This person will be primarily responsible for coordinating a team of volunteers to continue our existing opportunities for children from birth through 6th grade.  Additionally, this person will have excitement in developing new opportunities for both the families and other members of Hope to grow in faith through intergenerational experiences. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years successful experience developing programming for children in a religious educational setting or a Degree in Christian Education/Formation.  Preference would be shown for a person who is on the ELCA Roster of Word and Service (Deacon).  Resumes should be submitted to Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH 43606 or office@hopetoledo.net


West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY
Senior Minister

The Senior Minister for West End Collegiate Church will lead a diverse congregation in a close and supportive neighborhood. Reflective of the surrounding community there, the congregation consists of young families, single adults, and seniors. Many in the congregation have been members for decades; however, new members are joining frequently, bringing new life and energy. The Sunday service draws between 140 and 160 worshipers.

The current staff of 12 includes an Associate Minister, a Director of Music Ministry, a part-time Assistant Minster, a part-time Children’s Program Director, as well as an administrative and operations group. The lay leadership, known as the local Consistory, is made up of 10 deacons and elders from the WECC congregation. 

The Senior Minister will be expected to engage with and inspire the staff, consistory, and congregation toward advancing the mission and vision of the church with a particular focus on the following priorities:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Intellectually and Spiritually Stimulating Preaching
  • Dedication to Expanded Programming (in particular, Children/ Youth Programs and Adult Education)
  • Build and Strengthen Lay Leadership
  • Managerial and Administrative Competence
  • Commitment to Inclusivity

The Senior Minister will represent WECC, serving on the Executive Committee of Collegiate Church and will interact with and be supported by the Senior Ministers of Fort Washington, Middle, Marble Collegiate Churches, and Intersections International. Additional financial, operational, and administrative assistance is provided by the Church’s corporate office which is responsible for managing the endowment and physical assets of Collegiate Church. 

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Position Title: College Chaplain
Reporting To: President
Classification: Administrative Management, Exempt

Reporting directly to the President, and serving under a call from the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America, the College Chaplain oversees the religious and spiritual life of the College. The Chaplain provides strategic leadership and direction for the diverse religious communities on campus and interfaith engagement initiatives. The Chaplain serves as Pastor to the Protestant community and Chaplain to the full College. In support of Muhlenberg’s mission, the Chaplain advocates for the academic and co-curricular needs of students and other community members. 

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The Lutheran Home, a Lutheran Life Community, is a mission-driven, faith-based, not-for-profit senior living organization that proudly offers a culture based on our heritage, beliefs and our commitment to servanthood leadership - with service that goes beyond excellence. Our core values of compassion, excellence, learning and innovation, and stewardship guide us in everything we do and in every interaction we have with our residents and colleagues.

The Lutheran Home, recognized as one of America's leaders in residential healthcare for seniors, is seeking a part-time Worship Coordinator/Chaplain for their Arlington Heights, IL campus.

The Worship Coordinator/Chaplain is responsible for ministering to the spiritual needs of the Lutheran Home residents, families and staff. 

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in development and coordination of weekly Sunday worship, and preaches on a regular basis.
  • Preaches 2-3 times a month; leads worship services on a regular basis.
  • Takes lead role in the administration of worship resources and production of printed bulletin.
  • Arranges and conducts requested funerals and memorial services for resident family members, in coordination with the Pastoral Services Director.
  • Assists with oversight of chapel volunteers and related functions regarding worship and other faith-based activities.
  • Ministers to people of various backgrounds and faiths.
  • Assists in conducting spiritual assessment of resident's needs and/or goals in coordination with the Pastoral Services Director.
  • Develops, participates and maintains cooperative relationships with all faith groups, service area clergy and churches.
  • Engages in interfaith, community, civic, educational and recreational activities sponsored by or related to interest of the Lutheran Home.
  • Documents spiritual interventions as appropriate.
  • Provides confidential counseling and support to staff according to their needs and preferences.
  • Fosters relationships with Luther Village residents through collaboration and participation in the Spiritual Enrichment Foundation programs and services.
  • Assists Visitation Chaplain with weekly Bible Studies as needed.
  • Articulates the mission needs of the Lutheran Home to residents and community members as appropriate.

Requirements:

Ordained Pastor. Preaching and worship planning experience required.  CPE training and experience in geriatric institutional chaplaincy preferred. A calling to ministry with the elderly a priority. Experienced and skilled in working within a team ministry. Open to pasturing people of various backgrounds and faiths. Comfortable with and supportive of a worship style that is welcoming to all who wish to worship and commune, regardless of denominational background. Basic computer skills and ability to use various software programs. Experience in administrative duties.

 

**Interested candidates may apply via the career page of our website: www.lutheranhome.org/careers ** 

The Lutheran Home, a Lutheran Life Community, is a mission-driven, faith-based, not-for-profit senior living organization that proudly offers a culture based on our heritage, beliefs and our commitment to servanthood leadership - with service that goes beyond excellence. Our core values of compassion, excellence, learning and innovation, and stewardship guide us in everything we do and in every interaction we have with our residents and colleagues.

The Lutheran Home, recognized as one of America's leaders in residential healthcare for seniors, is seeking a part-time Visitation Chaplain for their Arlington Heights, IL campus.

The Visitation Chaplain is responsible for ministering to the spiritual needs of the Lutheran Home residents, families and staff. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists Pastoral Services Director in systematic visitation program with greeting and welcoming all new residents and rehab patients, building ongoing relationships with long-term residents and family members, and providing individual counseling as needed.
  • Conducts spiritual assessment of resident's needs and/or goals in coordination with the Pastoral Services Director.
  • Coordinates weekly Bible Studies on assigned units, in coordination with the Pastoral Services Director.
  • Provides intensive support for residents and families working through the end of life and the grieving process. 
  • Works with Social Services department to assist residents and their family members transitioning through our continuum, including the transition to hospice.
  • Create and conduct a Bereavement protocol, including bereavement counseling.
  • Serve as liaison with hospice organizations working within Lutheran Home.
  • Provide confidential counseling and support to staff according to their needs and preferences.
  • Ministers to people of various backgrounds and faiths.
  • Documents spiritual interventions as appropriate.
  • Assists Worship Coordinator with the coordination of weekly Sunday worship and preaches on an as needed basis.
  • Assists Worship Coordinator in the administration of worship resources and production of printed bulletin.
  • Assists Worship Coordinator with funerals and memorial services for resident family members, in coordination with the Pastoral Services Director.
  • Articulates the mission needs of the Lutheran Home to residents and community members as appropriate.

Requirements:

Ordained Pastor. CPE training and experience in geriatric institutional chaplaincy preferred. A calling to ministry with the elderly a priority. Experienced and skilled in working within a team ministry. Open to pasturing people of various backgrounds and faiths. Comfortable with and supportive of a worship style that is welcoming to all who wish to worship and commune, regardless of denominational background. Basic computer skills and ability to use various software programs. Experience in administrative duties.

**Interested candidates may apply via the career page of our website: www.lutheranhome.org/careers **  

 


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Vice President for Administration


The Vice President for Administration is primarily responsible for stewarding the efficient and effective operation of this institutions financial and physical resources, including those persons employed to serve and support all aspects of its mission. The Vice President attends to this with a significant focus upon preserving the financial soundness of the seminary, while also realizing other missional considerations are relevant. The Vice President serves as strategic advisor to the President and the Board of Directors, recommending the overall administrative goals, policies, programs, and practices that will develop a sustainable economic model for ensuring the long-term viability of the seminary.

This position emerges from a reorganization that brings together previously separated finance and operations offices  partly to improve workflows and gain efficiencies, but mostly to seek more unified, innovative, and strategic oversight of the many different institutional resources that support the core educational mission of the seminary. Having recently implemented major improvements in reporting and forecasting (including software, accounting, policy, and staffing changes to support this), but still weathering financial stresses well-known across the field of graduate theological education, we seek a Vice President who can help bring us to the next level of financial responsibility and planning.

For a full job description please go to:  https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment

The mission of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is to form visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. We seek to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. LSTC is Christ-centered, responsive to its context, attentive to diversity and committed to excellence.

Application instructions: Resumes should be submitted to Tom Utroske at Blue Note Search, tutroske@bluenotesearch.com


Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement
 
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
 
The Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Alumni Relations program designed to increase alumni engagement and support of the university's strategic plan.  The Director will build stronger ties among alumni and the university, accomplished by a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities and communications.  This position will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, regional alumni chapters, and other volunteer leaders.
 
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Partner with the annual giving operation to jointly promote alumni engagement and philanthropy.
 
Create a vibrant five-year reunion program for classes celebrating their 5th through 50th Reunions.
 
Build and promote Homecoming and reunion weekends while building an active class-based volunteer structure that involves and engages members of the alumni community.
Organize a cycle of affinity-based programs and reunions (i.e. Student Leaders, Athletics, Choir, Business, etc.).
 
Recruit and train alumni volunteer leaders, including Alumni Association Board of Director members and regional alumni chapter leaders.
Expand the regional-based alumni program, both in number of chapters and their programmatic offerings.
 
Sustain and grow attendance and engagement through regional and national alumni events.
Oversee activities and direction of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and other volunteers and volunteer leadership committees.
 
Work with The Wittenberg Fund to build undergraduate student class unity and giving, including awareness of Wittenberg's mission and future roles as alumni.
Other related duties as assigned.
 
Requirements:
A bachelor's degree and four to six years of related experience are required; master's degree preferred.  Additionally, we are seeking applicants with proven experience in alumni relations management including affinity and reunion planning, regional alumni chapters, events, and other programming.
 
Candidates should have knowledge of Microsoft product suite.  Must have the ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends, as well as some travel.
 
To apply or for more information, visit https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=C434FBBDBFB13694542AA271A100D37F?JOBID=92285.
 
Reply to: nelsonc20@wittenberg.edu
   

Sparkhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Video Production Intern - Summer

It Starts With A Spark
Sparkhouse is the ecumenical division of 1517 Media, a multimedia company and publishing house. Our mission: to spark new life in Christian communities. We develop innovative faith formation resources for kids, youth, and adults through design thinking, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Our team is small, nimble, and tuned into the changes and opportunities in the 21st Century religious landscape. We are passionate about creating faith formation resources that make a difference. (Sometimes that means making videos. Really great videos.)

The Sparkhouse video team at 1517 Media is seeking a Video Production intern to technically and creatively assist the Sparkhouse video team in the delivery of video and audio needs during pre-production, production, and post production. This paid position will join the video team for 12 action-packed weeks of hands-on experience and learning opportunities. The Video Production intern will work closely with members of the Sparkhouse video department, and will report to the Video Producer.

Seeking Learners With:

  • Post-Secondary Video Production credits and/or a 2-year degree
  • 1-2 years video production experience
  • 1-2 years camera operator experience
  • 1-2 years post-production experience
  • 1-2 years animation experience (a plus)
  • Demonstrable experience with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.
  • Comprehensive familiarity with Adobe Creative suite, including After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proven knowledge of video formats, codecs, and digital capture tools
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and work with team members, budgets, timelines, etc.
  • Strong narrative skills
  • Compositing and color correction skills (desirable)
  • Prior knowledge of ELCA and Lutheran heritage, organizational structures, and mission (helpful)

Create. Inspire. Grow

As the Video Production intern, you will be responsible for assisting at all stages of production including, but not limited to, pre-production planning and logistics, asset acquisition, Production Assistant on shoots, capturing B-roll, assist in logging footage, maintaining real archive, organizing photo, video, and audio libraries, editing and exporting sessions of video and audio, and other tasks as assigned.

This individual will communicate regularly with all members of the production team to ensure their work is adhering to the standards set for a given project.

Please Include a cover letter, your personal reel, other work samples (preferably with you as primary editor), and a list of references with your resume and application.

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Edina Minnesota
Minister to Children and Families

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (http://ststephens.com/) is seeking a full-time Minister to Children and Families who will oversee programming and formation for children, birth through fifth grade, and their families. St. Stephen’s is a well-known and established congregation of 1,300 in the suburb of Edina outside of Minneapolis, MN. The congregation is invested in the spiritual development of its parish and and is excited to add an individual to their team who will enhance their efforts with the children and families.

Working in collaboration with a Children’s Ministry Team, this person will

  • Develop and foster a vision for spiritual formation for children and their families.
  • Oversee programming and activities for children including nursery, Sunday Club, worship, children’s chapel, Journey (Wednesday night programming), VBS, and other special events.
  • Recruit, develop, and empower volunteers serving in the children’s ministry.
  • Provide pastoral care for children and their families.
  • Manage administrative tasks such as communications, children’s calendar of events, etc.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years paid/volunteer experience in  children’s ministry
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience in the Episcopal church tradition
  • Experience in recruiting and developing volunteers

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Wynesia Jackson at wynesia.jackson@ministryarchitects.com


Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, FL
Part-time Church Office Administrator
Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, FL is looking for a part-time office administrator. The position includes answering the phone, assisting visitors, church communications, creating weekly bulletins and PowerPoint slides, maintaining member database, assisting the pastor and council with special projects, and other miscellaneous clerical duties.
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate hospitality, professional appearance, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, confidentiality, trustworthiness, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, and some college or equivalent professional experience. 
 
Hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay is up to $15/hr. Send resume to ifrost1214@gmail.com.
 
Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, Sammamish, WA
Children's Ministry Director 
Do you love kids?  Do you love God?  If so, wed love to speak with you!  Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church in Sammamish, WA is looking for a Director of Childrens Ministries.  The DCM will provide overall leadership for faith formation ministries for children age 0-5th grade and their families, works in concert with staff, lay leadership, and members to ensure effective and safe ministries in the areas of development of gatherings for children and their families, and together with Ministry Teams and Staff, leads, directs, and coordinates the educational ministries of the congregation for the defined age group.  This job is 30 hours per week, Monday  Thursday, and requires Sundays, Christmas & Easter, and some nights.  Paid Time Off Provided.  Salary is Dependent on Experience.  Benefits negotiable.  
 
HOW TO APPLY?  Please send resume and cover letter by email to Pr. Eric Hanson at preric@shlc.org.  Or fax Resume and cover letter to Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 SE 8th St., Sammamish, WA 98074.  Phone (425-392-7799).  Fax (425-392-7897).    
 
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Controller, Director of Finance
The Controller, Director of Finance at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is responsible for the procedures and day-to-day operations of the Finance Office. The person in this position controls the general ledger, including overseeing the daily receivables and payables; reconciling monthly account closing; preparing financial reports and analyses; and managing the annual financial statements audit. The position coordinates the work of the outsourced accounting services team. For a full description please see:  https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment  
 
LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It seeks to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. www.lstc.edu
 
Applicant Qualifications
The Director must bring a high degree of intercultural competency.  Interested applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, with a minimum of 8 years of experience in related fields, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.  Higher education or not-for-profit accounting experience is required.  Certifications in accounting or finance are valued, CMA or CPA.  Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred. LSTC is interested in strong and diverse candidates for this position. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.
 
Application Process
Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience in nonprofit accounting, and c) a description of your experience with accounting related software.  Please send a current resume with salary history. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the appropriate person has been hired. The position is full time with full ELCA benefits.  E-mail your resume and letter of application to: employment@lstc.edu
 

Lutheran Home, Arlington Heights, IL
Chaplain/Pastoral Services Director

Promote the Ministry, Mission and Core Values of the Lutheran Home and Lutheran Life Communities by demonstrating professional and ethical work practices while fostering excellence in hospitality and customer service.

Responsible for oversight of ministering to the spiritual needs of the Lutheran Home residents, families and staff. Directs Lutheran Home Pastoral Care Department.

View job description. Apply here: https://www.lutheranhome.org/careers


Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville, Wi
Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator 

ROLE: To develop and strengthen the youth of the church in their faith, relationship with God and knowledge of the Bible through fellowship, milestones of faith and service/mission work. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate youth activities and volunteers to include
    • Sunday School including curriculum selection
    • Organize planned activities such as youth group, Christmas program, Youth and Family meetings, milestones of faith (including confirmation assistant), mission trip and fundraisers, and summer events.
    • Coordinate the maintenance of the youth and family library and nursery.
    • Develop and monitor the Youth and Family Ministry Budget
    • Communication with parents, volunteers and youth via parent newsletters, bulletin and tower announcements, texts, emails and facebook posts.

Previous experience working with youth preferred.
Position is 10-20 hours per week.

1345 N Water street Platteville, Wi.
608-348-3166

 

Centennial Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

Coordinator of Faith Development

Highlights of this new position include:

  • Recruit, train and support people of Centennial in order to engage the membership in learning opportunities.
  • Support Youth Ministry, fostering growth in discipleship and faith development.
  • Develop and assist groups such as Families with Young Children, equipping them for growth in discipleship
  • Raise awareness among all members that the home is a key place where faith development can take place.

This position is designed for approximately 20 hours per week. To carry out this ministry, the Coordinator of Faith Development is expected to be present on most Sunday mornings and some evenings.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying, please have them contact Centennial Lutheran Church at info@centenniallutheran.org or 610-933-1528. More detailed job description can be found at: http://centenniallutheran.org/#/our-staff/coord-faith-development


Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Business Administrator

Bethel Lutheran Church is seeking a well-qualified candidate responsible for the day-to-day operation of a broad variety of church functions. The Business Administrator reports to and works closely with the Executive Pastor. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: finance and general bookkeeping, budget preparation, human resources and supervision of staff, technology, and strategic planning.

Please see application steps, financial compensation information, and a full job description at www.bethellutheran.com/employment.


King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas
Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, a congregation of the ELCA, www.kingofglory.com is seeking to hire an energetic, creative and enthusiastic full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry for youth 6th – 12th grade and their families for a program needing to be revamped and re-energized.  The position will also have oversight of staff for Children’s Ministry (birth through 5th grade) as well as executing general leadership for the congregation.  If you are up for the challenge, all interested applicants can review the full job description at http://www.kingofglory.com/resources/articles/director-of-youth-and-family-ministries/ and forward your resume to the email address listed. 



 

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

The International Church of Vilnius, Lithuania
Pastor

The International Church of Vilnius (ICV) is an autonomous Christian congregation that seeks to serve the English-speaking community in Vilnius as well as visitors. We are an ecumenical congregation and our statement of faith is based on the Nicene Creed. Meeting for worship (in English) in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, the church is uniquely placed in the heart of Vilnius Old Town, and benefits from a diverse membership (Lithuanians and internationals) and links with the business and diplomatic communities as well as local churches and the Lithuanian Christian student movement.
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