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.

Director for Evangelical Mission, Houston, TX
Texas –Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod

The Director of Evangelical Mission works with churchwide partners, synodical teams and congregational leaders to plant new, growing ministries in the synod, and to deepen, widen and revitalize existing ministries. The DEM tends the growth in mission of this synod. Contact Rebecca McDonald, Office Manager, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 12941 North Freeway, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77060-1243, ph. 281.873.5665http://gulfcoastsynod.org/.
Posting end date: January 30, 3015

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna, VA
Director of Choirs

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Choirs to grow and lead the Adult Sanctuary Choir and children/youth choirs.  Candidates must have a commitment to Christ with demonstrated knowledge of Christian worship and music traditions, including knowledge of Lutheran liturgy and knowledge and experience in planning music appropriate to the liturgical church year. Salary will be based on candidate’s experience and is informed by other comparative salary benchmarks and guidelines.  The position is 25 hours per week and is available in early 2016.  A complete job description is available at http://elcvienna.org/wp/info/staff/job-announcements/. Candidates must submit resumes and qualifications to elcvienna.applications@gmail.com.
Closing posting date:  January 11, 2015

First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, MN
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

First Lutheran Church is looking to add to our ministry team with a qualified and capable Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYF).  First is a vital congregation of the ELCA with an AWWA of 299, and CYF programs for ages 3-grade 12. To learn more about this fulfilling 30 hr./week position, please visit: firstlutheranbp.com/cyf.   All inquiries--including requests for paper copies of these documents, Wage and Benefit Addendum, General Guidelines for Church Employees, and application instructions--may be directed to First Lutheran Senior Pastor Charlie Leonard: pastorcharlieATmsnDOTcom. You may also inquire by phone to the church office at 507.583.6621 (Mon-Thurs, 8am-2pm, Fridays 8am-1pm).  The application deadline is January 1, 2016.  Thank you for your consideration, and blessings in your discernment!

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Advancement Coordinator

The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for supporting the multifaceted administrative needs of the Advancement office, with focused attention given to our gift officers, major donors, and board members. The Coordinator will be responsible for support work for major/principle donors; provide administrative care for the work of the Foundation Board of Trustees; collaborate in the endowment reporting process that undergirds effective donor stewardship; and assist in the processing of gifts. S/he has a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience in a seminary, higher education, or church-related/non-profit environment expected.  Advancement services, fundraising or volunteer experience preferred.  Experience with donor software and database utilization required, Raiser’s Edge preferred.  Database experience, with extensive mail merge and, report generation necessary. 

The Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant VP for Advancement.  Associates in Ministry, Diaconal Ministers, and Deaconesses are encouraged to apply.   The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is one of eight seminaries of the ELCA that prepares women and men for a variety of ministries. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. LSTC encourages applications from women and men of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  This position is full time with full ELCA benefits.  Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: bberridge@lstc.edu.  A more full description of the position is available on the employment page of our website:  www.lstc.edu  Consideration of applicants will begin November 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Park River Lutheran Bible Camp located in Park River, ND
Director of Ministries

Park River Lutheran Bible Camp is seeking a Director of Ministries. The Director of Ministries is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the camp, camp relations and strategic planning in relation to Park River Bible Camp’s mission in cooperation with the Board of Directors. For more information and a detailed job description please visit parkriverbiblecamp.org. 
Closing posting date:  January 11, 2015

St. John Lutheran Church, Winter Park, Florida
Custodian - Part Time Position

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:  St. John Lutheran Church seeks a part time custodian.  This position is an integral part of hospitality at St. John and must be able to interact and respond to requests from staff members, parishioners, neighbors, members of the community and facility users in a courteous and professional manner.  This position provides janitorial, custodial, light maintenance and cleaning services to ensure the cleanliness, sanitation and safety of the church’s facilities.  This position is responsible for the physical set-up and tear-down of furniture and equipment in order to facilitate readiness for both internal and external programs and events.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Karen Schneeberger at kschneebergerstjohn@gmail.com.
Application Deadline:  November 30, 2015, 

Mountain View Lutheran, Phoenix, AZ
Hospitality Manager, 20 hours per week
The Hospitality Manager oversees all aspects of hospitality for Mountain View Lutheran Church functions including Café Soul (which is a cafe/gift store on campus). Must work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. Shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with pastors, staff and members of the congregation and community.  Pay: $15 per hour. For more information send resume and cover letter to Darla Gonzalez at the link below.  For detailed job description and information on how to apply for position, go to: http://mvlutheran.org/employment.
Posting end date: November 30, 2015

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
Director of Cross Generational Ministries - Full time
Ideal candidates will have a deep sense of Christian Faith and a passion for sharing it to involve, engage, equip and nurture our congregation with life-long faith formation across and between generations.  The Director will strive to understand what all generations value and blend them together to help create a culture that fully embraces and is aligned with our mission of “growing a Christ-centered community through life-changing service.”  The Director will partner with various ministry teams, including Children’s, Youth, Women’s, Men’s, Senior Adult, and Christ Care, providing high level planning that will support the volunteers that serve Christ through their ministry. The Director will establish, implement, and help refine the architecture and structures that will give volunteers and others the tools, direction, and skill sets to foster each ministry in an atmosphere and culture that is consistent with the principles of sustainable ministries.  The Director will work with staff members and volunteers to provide our congregation with faith-filled leadership support for GSLC’s fellowship, service and activity groups for all ages. Resumes requested by October 30th. For more information see both job opportunities at gslchurch.org or http://gslchurch.org/jobs/director-crossgenerational-ministries/

Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL
Executive Assistant to the President (full-time)
The Executive Assistant to the President supports the work of the President’s office and the Senior Vice President’s office including personal correspondence, presenting social media messages, handling travel arrangements, human resources, general office management, and all activities related to the work of the Board of Directors, including meeting arrangements and BoardEffect oversight.

For more information regarding this position, please visit www.wheatridge.org/employment.  Interested individuals should submit brief cover letter and resume via email by October 25 to Catherine Werner, Interim Assistant to the President, at catherine@wheatridge.org.

Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622, (773) 276-0263
Parish Assistant 
To provide administrative and organizational support to the pastor within an exciting, family-friendly, and intimate church for the enhancement of Wicker Park Lutheran Church’s ministries to the community Responsibilities:  Participate in short weekly check-in meetings with the pastor ; format and input bulletin information (readings, hymns, prayers, etc.); Organize volunteer schedule monthly and remind volunteers weekly of their commitments ; prepare and close church on Sundays for service ; train select Sunday morning volunteer positions, ay weekly bills and notify treasurer of these payments ; answer phone and respond to general e-mails; Other tasks as assigned by the pastor, as time allows.
To apply: E-mail Pastor Jason Glombicki at hire@wickerparklutheran.org to apply.  Resume and cover letter required – applications without both will not be considered. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your qualifications most closely match our requirements.

Finlandia University, Hancock, MI
Chief Financial Officer
An opportunity to live, work and play in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a safe, high quality of life while you enjoy four seasons amidst trees, hills, clean air and Lake Superior.  Finlandia University is a Division III, liberal arts university, founded in the ELCA Lutheran and Finnish traditions. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) works closely with the President to lead all University business and finance activities in order that the University’s strategic vision (Plan 2021) be most fully realized.  The CFO is charged with showing continuous and measurable improvement in the following areas: annual budgeting processes, audit reports, financial ratio scores, net tuition revenue increases, cost control, and debt management.  Specifically, the CFO is charged with shepherding Plan 2021’s guiding financial document.  The CFO’s vision, plan, management, and administration serve Finlandia’s core academic vision: to advance expansive learning that best prepares graduates for the 21st-century workplace and world. Visit our website for more information: http://www.finlandia.edu/staff-administrative-and-executive-positions.html

Koinonia in Highland Lake, NY
Koinonia Program Assistant

Llooking for candidates to join our staff community. The ideal candidate is someone with prior outdoor or congregational ministry experience and a passion for the ways in which people can experience God through the outdoors and environment. This position is specifically designed for young adults who want to gain experience in outdoor ministry and explore the possibility of establishing a long time career. Koinonia Program Assistants will work full-time in the areas of hospitality, programming, facilities and maintenance, environmental education, housekeeping, and administration. There is also an option for program assistants willing to learn skills in office management by serving as the registrar during the week and participating in program leadership on the weekends. We offer a full-time salary, dormitory style housing, most meals, and optional health benefits. Interested candidates should contact Gary Schaeffer at (845) 557-8335 or gary@koinoniany.org for a full job description and to receive an application for employment

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore, MD
Manager for Congregational Outreach
Reporting to the Director for Outreach, the Manager for Congregational Outreach (MCO) will manage LIRS external relationships with Lutheran individuals and congregations. The MCO will inspire and grow the base of Lutheran allies and congregations by cultivating strategic partnerships that further the LIRS mission. S/he will promote Refugee Sunday and other key organizational initiatives with Lutheran congregations and will ensure maximum organizational participation in synod assemblies, district conventions and other major church-wide events. The MCO will conduct needs assessment; develop and promote faith-based educational resources to engage congregations around priority LIRS issues and organizational initiatives; and provide support through ongoing communications. The MCO will represent LIRS at selected events and connect congregations and individuals to deeper engagement as volunteers, advocates, donors, and communicators. S/he will also contribute to the promotion of local and national events. To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-690243.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. Deadline: Open until Filled


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