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.

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago, IL
Full-Time Sexton
Growing, urban congregation in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago seeks a full-time Sexton to oversee the cleanliness and maintenance of the LMC facilities, both inside and out. The person in this position will work with the staff and members of the congregation to ensure that our building is physically welcoming, safe, tidy and in good repair. The Sexton can expect to work an average of 30 hours per week, including Sundays. The position includes two weeks paid vacation, allowing for three paid vacation Sundays per year.  Benefits are available.  Please see https://goo.gl/5ZET7e for a complete job description.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to office@lmcchicago.org.  Questions can be directed to the Pastor via office@lmcchicago.org or (773) 5389-3018.

St Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Waverly, Iowa
Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Our growing congregation is seeking an energetic and creative faith leader for our youth and family ministries. This candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing programs for youth and families, including faith-building and service opportunities. Be active in confirmation and special worship services for youth and family. Coordinate and equip volunteers as well as work cooperatively with church and school staff, to develop and support youth and family ministry activities. This is a full-time position. Please email your resume and cover letter with a request for a full job description to the interview committee c/o Pastor Joyce Sandberg at life@stpaulswaverly.org
Applications must be received by October 8, 2016

Grace Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, IL
Organist

Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, IL, is seeking an Organist. Grace is a very active congregation and values the importance of music next to the Word of God for experience, celebration and sharing of God’s amazing grace.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organ skills as well as proficiency in playing piano and possibly other instruments.  Candidate should preferably have a strong background in traditional liturgical music, while also being able to incorporate newer styles into our services.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota
Director of Youth and Music Ministry
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota has a job opening for a Director of Youth and Music Ministry. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Director works to nurture and equip high school youth and young adults to connect faith with daily life, provide worship and music leadership for the contemporary worship service, and  assist in coordinating musical resources across all worship services. To view a full job description and to apply, visit www.oursaviorsaustin.org/jobopenings.htm.
Applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

Lutheran Chapel Church Gastonia, NC
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Mid-sized community service focused congregation 20 minutes west of Charlotte, NC seeks a dynamic, energetic individual with strong Christian values to teach, encourage and inspire youth as they grow in their faith and discipleship. The successful candidate must love God’s children of all ages, be organized, able to work collaboratively with others and have a heart for serving the Lord through this ministry. Full or part-time. For a complete job description or to send a resume for consideration: resume@lutheranchapelchurch.org.  
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Florence, SC
Director of Family and Youth Ministries
The Director ministers primarily to the children, adolescents, and teens of St. Luke and their respective families.  The Director is available to these persons during the developmental stages of their faith formation and milestones of life. The Director provides oversight, support, and further development of the entire youth ministry of Saint Luke Lutheran Church; this includes developing a yearly budget, coordinating family and youth related service projects, working directly with parents and volunteers, and maintaining an inventory of resources and supplies needed for family and youth ministry. To apply for the position of Director of Family and Youth Ministries at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, please send a current resumè and a statement of interest to: The Reverend Jeffrey W. Shealy, STS, Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1201 Cherokee Road Florence, SC  29501. Email: jwshealy@live.com.   
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

Augusburg Fortress
Marketing Manager, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Full-time
Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God's liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. We are currently seeking a Marketing Manager whose focus will be to enhance customer loyalty with trusted brands in the areas of worship, music, and faith formation; drive awareness of new brands; and achieve sustained topline performance through brand management, channel development and optimization, direct and trade marketing, as well as publicity and social media. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience managing the strategic marketing of a brand and related products, plus a B.A. or advanced degree in Marketing or other closely related field. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2aGPUiQ.
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mt. Horeb, Mt. Horeb, WI 
Youth Programs Director
We're seeking an organized, energetic individual to lead and coordinate programs for children and teens, including Sunday School, confirmation, Vacation Bible School and other efforts. The desired candidate will work with the pastor, staff, ministry and volunteer teams to plan and carry out transforming community experiences for youth and their families in a faith context. Experience working in a church setting or in education is helpful. This position is 32 hours/week and while hours are mostly flexible, work on Wednesdays and Sundays is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. View the full job description at elcmthoreb.org or contact the church office by email at elc@mhtc.com to apply.

Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Children, Youth and Family Leader
Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Children, Youth and Family Leader to join our Ministry team.  The Children, Youth, and Family Leader reaches out to the youth and families of Christiania through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  This position will support youth through the vision, mission, initiative and strategic plan of Christiania.  Primary focus will be on youth from birth through high school and their families through planning and implementation of age appropriate activities that promote faith development.  This includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation Ministry, and Elementary, Middle School and High School Youth Programing.  Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.

Candidates should have a degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries would be a plus, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents.  Strong organizational and communication skills a must. A link to full job description can be found at: http://media.wix.com/ugd/b377ae_0583025ad33547609b05bbabc29059df.pdf

Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Dave Meraros at dmesaros@christianialutheranchurch.org.
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Advocacy Intern who will promote just and humane treatment of refugees and migrants by assisting in the daily activities of LIRS's Advocacy Office in Washington, DC. You will have daily opportunities to advocate for protecting immigrants detained by the federal government, children and families affected by the broken immigration system, and refugees resettled to the United States. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Advocacy, you will not only engage with LIRS staff members in both the DC office and the Baltimore headquarters, but you will also engage LIRS’s network, church partners and other constituents.  NOTE: This is an unpaid internship. To be eligible, students must be receiving academic credit from an accredited college/university OR be receiving funding through public interest grant funds or other similar resource. The internship dates are for Fall 2016 and are negotiable.Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-740781.html . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the internship will remain open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by August 26th. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
www.stjohnslc.org
Seeking Children’s Ministry Coordinator to direct and lead children’s programming and faith development for children newborn through sixth grade. This position seeks to foster Christian community through building relationships with children and their families that strengthen their commitment to the church and faith in Jesus Christ. Part-Time (20 hours per a week). Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@stjohnslc.org
Closing posting date: September 30, 2016

The Saint Paul Area Synod
Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation
The Saint Paul Area Synod seeks to call an Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation. The Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation reports to the bishop and works in partnership with synod staff to identify, equip, and strengthen leaders in this church, particularly in matters related to candidacy, mobility, spiritual formation and call process. A full job description can be found here: http://www.spas-elca.org/sites/default/files/Position%20Description%20AB%20for%20Vocational%20Formation.pdf Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and either an annotated resume or an ELCA Rostered Leader’s Profile to Anna Grunner, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, at anna.grunner@spas-elca.org. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 3 with a start date anticipated yet this fall. 

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota 
Director of Youth and Music Ministry
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota has a job opening for a Director of Youth and Music Ministry. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Director works to nurture and equip high school youth and young adults to connect faith with daily life, provide worship and music leadership for the contemporary worship service, and  assist in coordinating musical resources across all worship services. To view a full job description and to apply, visit www.oursaviorsaustin.org/jobopenings.htm. Applications must be received by September 30, 2016.

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

None at this time.