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.

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.comClosing 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 

Christ Lutheran Church, Radford, VA
Parish Administrator
Christ Lutheran Church is searching for a new Parish Administrator. The Parish Administrator is a part time, hourly position (beginning at 20 hours/week) with the possibility of additional hours as duties increase. The Parish Administrator provides a daily office presence and facilitates the logistics of parish life in the areas of secretarial, finance, and human resources. We plan to fill the position by January 1st. Please visit the website below for more information on job descriptions, compensation, and application process. Thanks for considering!

Lutheran Campus Ministry, DE

Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) at the University of Delaware is seeking an innovative director/chaplain who can connect with the university community, especially students looking for a non-judgmental place in which to explore, strengthen, and deepen their relationship with God.  Persons of strong Christian faith who also will bring entrepreneurial gifts to the ministry are encouraged to apply.  Candidates will be expected to provide spiritual and programmatic leadership to engage emerging adults in a university setting.  Ideal candidates for this ¾ time position will have earned their B.A. or B.S. degree, and will have completed at least of 2 years seminary training/equivalent lay theological training, e.g., Education for Ministry (EFM).  Candidates should submit a resume and a letter of introduction describing their interest in this ministry and any special experience/unique assets they would bring to LCM.  Applications should be submitted electronically (PDF format) to LCM at callcommittee.lcmatud@gmail.com or to LCM Call Committee, attn: Dr. Bill Saylor, 247 Haines Street, Newark, DE, 19711.  For more information you may call our office at 302-368-3078. 

Evangelical Education Association, Goodyear, AZ
Membership Coordinator
ELCA Schools and Learning Centers/Evangelical Lutheran Education Association seeks candidates for the position of Membership Coordinator, serving approximately half-time.  This person is responsible for invoicing, follow up and processing of membership applications and renewals, along with membership recruitment for the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).  A knowledge of and/or ability to rapidly learn QuickBooks, Customer Relationship Management and database software programs, as well as other Microsoft programs such as Word, Publisher and Excel is required.  A general knowledge of membership associations is a plus, as is a working knowledge of congregationally-based school and early childhood education, and knowledge of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregational structure is a must.  This person works from their home and must be self-motivated and flexible.  Ability to work longer hours and travel to conference and meeting destinations several times per year required.  Hourly salary will commensurate based on experience.  Position begins March 1, with training provided which may require travel to Arizona. Contact Gayle Denny, ELCA Schools and Learning Centers Executive Director, at eleanational@cs.com for further information and an application.  Learn more about the organization at www.elcaschools.org.

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Product Marketer, Children

The Product Marketer is responsible for building strong brands by achieving the qualitative and quantitative objectives of assigned markets and product lines.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/.
Closing Date: December 15, 2014.  

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Project Manager

The Project Manager manages budgets, schedules, and processes for sparkhouse product development projects, driving greater efficiency as project teams create print, video, and interactive products that deliver on-time and on-budget.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information. 
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Product Marketer
The Product Marketer is responsible for building strong brands by achieving qualitative and quantitative objectives of assigned markets and product lines.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information.
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Director of Stewardship Leadership

(Combined Administrative & Faculty Responsibilities)
Luther Seminary is seeking a leader passionate about stewardship theology and practice to serve as full-time Director of Stewardship Leadership, an endowed position.  In this unique role, the Director of Stewardship Leadership will combine administrative work with teaching and research to advance the goal of shaping a multidimensional culture of stewardship theology and practice in households, congregations, and society. Direct applications or nominations to: Office of Human Resources, Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, employment@luthersem.edu
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA

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: December 7, 2014

Resurrection Lutheran Church
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.comThe deadline for applying is December 5, 2014 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: December 7, 2014

Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, MD OR Minneapolis, MN Engagement Manager
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) seeks an Engagement Manager. The Engagement Manager is responsible for project management and relationship development for several key constituent engagement areas, including LWR Fair Trade, Thrivent Financial engagement strategy, donor acknowledgement and both existing and new large-scale projects related to increasing congregational/constituent engagement. Project management responsibilities include managing project timelines, overseeing deliverables, marketing communications planning and development and collaborating with and supporting colleagues in executing their portions of plans. In addition to project management, the Engagement Manager is responsible for institutional expertise in Fair Trade and Thrivent, conceptualizing and implementing strategies, managing relationships, identifying and attending events, and building awareness/raising education. This position may be based at LWR's HQ in Baltimore, MD or at LWR's office in Minneapolis, MN.
The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.

Please view http://lwr.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-637149.html for a full position description and application instructions.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, IL
Deaconess Community, Director of Operations

The Deaconess Community supports and develops skilled and committed Lutheran women to offer servant leadership to all of God’s people through service in church and society. Members of the Deaconess Community are rostered leaders in the churches and organizations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and serve in a wide variety of roles and contexts. A complete job description can be downloaded at: http://deaconesscommunity.org/employment-opportunity/. Men and women who are not rostered with the ELCA or ELCIC are encouraged to apply as are persons from ecumenical partner traditions. Send resume and cover letter to Kirk Stiffney: kirk@stiffneygroup.com Rostered leaders of the ELCA or ELCIC should also activate their RLP and have their synod office send it to Kirk Stiffney.  
Closing Date:  Until position is filled.