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.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Business Manager

This position supports the ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in Chicago through important bookkeeping and administrative duties.  The position is 36 hours a week and requires someone with proficiency in accounting practices and excel, maintaining a general ledger, and with excellent communication and people skills.  Please send resumes by email attachment to pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org. Closing Posting Date:  October 22, 2015.

Immanuel and Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches, Viroqua, WI
1004 W. Broadway, 504 S. Main Street
Full Time Youth and Family Ministry

Two mid-size Lutheran (ELCA) congregations are seeking a shared full-time youth and family ministry director to work with the congregations in the areas of:  Faith formation, Confirmation preparation and mentoring, Promoting servant experiences for youth and families, Assistance in worship leadership involving youth. Education, training and/or experience in the area of youth and family ministry helpful (such as Bible camp staff experience); strong faith commitment and understanding of Lutheran theology necessary. The Good Shepherd and Immanuel congregations are excited about this new venture and shared commitment to nurture youth and families in the Christian faith. Viroqua is a small, progressive community of @4300 in the beautiful driftless region of SW Wisconsin with proximity to LaCrosse and Madison.  Resumes requested by October 15th. Contact office@gsviroqua.org for more information, or see both websites: www.immanuel-lc.org, www.gsviroqua.org.
Closing posted date:  October 15, 2015

Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL
Advancement Constituent Associate

Wheat Ridge Ministries (WRM) provides start-up funding and resources to inspired leaders in congregations and nonprofit organizations beginning new and innovative Christ-centered human care initiatives that focus on improving personal wellness of body, mind and spirit. Currently, more than 70 Lutheran-affiliated ministries around the world are receiving assistance through Wheat Ridge.  The Advancement          Constituent Associate is a part time, position that is an integral part of the development team, is accountable to the VP for Advancement and reports directly to the Director of Annual Funds and Advancement Services. The position is part of a team that is donor centric and values authentic caring relationships with its donors.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide quality and efficient administrative   support to the development team and the constituents of Wheat Ridge Ministries.  The ideal candidate would be able to work well in a fast-paced environment, which possesses strong database skills with data entry and donor acknowledgement.  View the position description and information about applying at http://www.wheatridge.org/employment. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Ann Brandt, Director of Annual Funds and Advancement Services at ann@wheatridge.org
DEADLINE:  October 2, 2015

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Granite Bay, CA 95746
Director of Volunteer Ministry

Growing congregation seeks a Director of Volunteer Ministry to identify, develop and utilize the talents and gifts of each person in this faith community, matching each to meaningful volunteer ministry opportunities inside and outside the congregation and expanding the number of individuals involved in “Sharing the Ministry”.  This is a 20 hour/week position.  For more information about our congregation, visit us at www.lcrchurch.org.  For a full position description or to apply for this position, email diane@lcrchurch.org, subject line Shared Ministry.   Include resume and cover letter.
October 22, 2015

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Sparkhouse Division; Minneapolis, MN
Assistant Resource Developer, Children’s Team

Sparkhouse is the ecumenical division of Augsburg Fortress Publishers. The mission of sparkhouse is to spark new life in Christian communities. Our Children’s team is small, nimble, and prolific, producing hundreds of curriculum pieces annually and supporting other teams in producing video, marketing content, and other components. The Assistant Resource Developer is a key member of the sparkhouse team, working to collaborate with fellow team members throughout the development and production of Sunday school curriculum, bibles, and other faith formation resources. This is a full-time position. The Assistant Resource Developer reports to the Director of Children’s Development, and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with internal and external contributors to the sparkhouse team. This individual needs to possess a fluency in Bible stories and a basic knowledge of learning styles and childhood development. The Assistant Resource Developer’s primary responsibility is to support the new product development process by conducting research, monitoring trends, and supporting the activities of field testing. This person also collaborates with developers, project managers, and designers. A successful ARD will have education and experience in journalism, English, theology, children’s ministry, or a related field. See the full job description and information about applying here: http://www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/.
October 22, 2015.

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Sparkhouse Division; Minneapolis, MN
Director of Project Management

We are sparkhouse is the ecumenical division of Augsburg Fortress Publishers. The mission of sparkhouse is to spark new life in Christian communities. The Director of Project Management is an essential member of the Sparkhouse team, working to bring operational excellence to the management of multimedia media projects across sparkhouse. This is a full-time, exempt position. The Director of Project Management reports to the Vice President and Publisher of sparkhouse, and is responsible for managing the Project Management Team. This individual needs to possess superior staff management and leadership skills, as well as extensive knowledge of project management software. The Director of Project Management’s primary responsibility is to ensure excellence through Operational, Process, and Project Management, as well as management of digital, video, and print media projects. This person also oversees the yearly project budgeting process and provides project cost, schedule, and capacity load estimates to aid in project prioritization. A successful Director of Project Management will have 5+ years of project management experience, preferably in media production projects, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. See the full job description and information about applying here: http://www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/.
October 22, 2015

Hope Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Hope Lutheran is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. Emphasis is on Middle and High School young people and their families. Camp ministry experience and musical gifts are a big plus. Preference given to ELCA congregational members.  Salary and benefits depend on experience, but will be based on Northwest Wisconsin Synod Guidelines. Position description and details are at www.hopechurchec.com.
Posting Deadline: September 31, 2015.

Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Washington
Music Minister Position

Peace Lutheran Church in Tacoma’s Hilltop is searching for a part-time Music Minister to coordinate music ministry, plan and lead music for worship services, direct the Gospel Choir, and nurture musicians with an emphasis on Gospel music as we seek to create Spirit-led, grace-filled worship experiences that connect with the diversity of people in the Hilltop neighborhood.  Our desire is for this leader to be active in the life of the congregation.  See job description at peacelutherantacoma.org under “Announcements.”  Send cover letter and resume to peacechurch2015@yahoo.com or Peace Lutheran Church, 2106 S. Cushman Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405. 
Priority deadline is September 31, 2015.

University of Texas, Austin TX
Lutheran Campus Pastor

Inquiries related to the full time position of Lutheran Campus Pastor at The University of Texas at Austin should be directed to Herb.Palmer@elca.org . Please include email and phone contact information, current Call and location, and your name. To be considered, all interested persons must be on the active clergy roster of the ELCA, have a current RLP filed, and willing to participate in an Initial Interview related to their interests, experience, gifts, and background. Inquiries will be received until August 31, 2015.


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