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.

Peace Community Center, Tacoma, WA
Executive Director

Peace Community Center is rooted in faith and Tacoma's Hilltop Neighborhood.  We believe education is an integral part of a strong community.  We serve nearly 400 youth and young adults from age 7 to 24 each year.  We envision a vibrant community of hope, where youth become life-long learners who act with compassion and confidence, using their diverse gifts for positive change.  The position of Executive Director has overall responsibility for the management and operation of the Center.  He/she has wide latitude in exercising independent initiative and judgment, subject to the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors.  Key responsibilities include: relationship-building with key donors and funders; leading external partnerships; facilitating collaboration internally and externally; leading program design; and, implementing, evaluating and providing oversight for grant development and reporting.  For complete job description go to https://peacecommunitycenter.org/employment/.  Please submit position-specific cover letter and resume prior to the deadline, March 3, 2017, via email to searchcommittee@peacecommunitycenter.org.
Deadline: March 3, 2017

Bethany Lutheran Church & School, Naperville, IL
Assistant Cantor (Music Education)
Exciting full-time music education position at a vibrant church and school in the Chicago suburbs.  Please visit www.bethanylcs.org/job-openings for more information.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Dean of the Seminary
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, an ATS-accredited seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is conducting a search for a Dean of the Seminary. The new Dean will be a faithful, adaptive, interpersonally-skilled, and experienced leader. As the chief executive officer of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, the Dean will own Trinity’s mission of forming leaders for Christ’s Church in the World and serve on the leadership team of Capital University, an ELCA university.

The Dean of the Seminary Search Committee will be accepting nominations and applications on a rolling basis. The candidate pool will be narrowed in the week of March 6, 2017 and applications will be accepted until a new dean is selected. For the most favorable consideration, applications should be submitted by Sunday, March 5, 2017. The dean will be invited to begin work no later than August 1, 2017.

For more information and a full job description please visit: http://tlsohio.edu/careers Candidates for Dean of the Seminary should submit their materials to:
Co-Chairs: Frederick Fritzand, Terry Lahm
Trinity Lutheran Seminary Dean Search Committee
Deadline: March 5, 2017

Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN
Business Administrator
As a growing and vibrant community faith, we are seeking a joy-filled and passionate individual to join our ministry team. This new team member will help us serve God’s people by providing financial, human resource and operational support and oversight to our mission and ministry in partnership with Calvary’s Lead Pastor, Hans Dahl. A bachelor’s degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience is required. We seek someone with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in management, leadership and/or finance. For complete job description go to http://www.calvaryalex.org/filerequest/1591 To apply please provide a cover letter and resume to office@calvaryalex.org or call Camille at 320-763-5178 with inquiries.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Director for Worship Renewal
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is looking to hire a Director for Worship Renewal. This position will provide leadership to and coordination of the overall worship life of Trinity Lutheran Church to include adult, youth, and children choirs as well as drama, dance, biblical storytelling, and instrumental ministries. You will work with the widest diversity of disciples and the new Worship Planning Team to imagine, plan, and implement congregational worship that gives expression to Trinity’s new vision and core values. This includes partnering with pastors and staff in the creation of engaging worship that is inspired by the rich Reformation tradition but is also open to new variations and expressions. The position is full-time with benefits. The beginning date is May 1, 2017. To apply: Please send letter of application and resume/vitae to HR@trinitylansdale.com.
Deadline to apply is February 28, 2017.

Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Minister of Worship and Music
A Master of Arts degree preferred with an emphasis in church music and/or equivalent experience in church music. Proficiency in conducting skills and familiar with Lutheran liturgy/theology. For more details and/or to send a resume, contact Jim Bahler by February 28, 2017, at  jbahler@bethellutheran.com or Jim Bahler, c/o:  Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN, 55904

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Director of Financial Aid
The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the policy procedure and day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office.  The daily operations include management, planning, organization, and administration of financial aid awards, federal student loans, and services.  

This position requires an individual who has excellent technological and financial management skills who can effectively use student information systems, as well as someone who feels called to work closely with students. The Director will engage a broad range of students, it is essential that they bring a high degree of intercultural competency.   Interested applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience working with financial aid in a higher education setting, and a bachelor’s degree.  Applicants will need demonstrated ability to develop financial aid policy; capacity to respond in a caring and understanding manner; knowledge of federal student loan processes and requirements; experience with and familiarity with federal, state and institutional financial aid rules and regulations as well as current needs analysis and awarding techniques. Full time position with ELCA benefits, salary starting at $50,000. To read a full job description, learn more about, and apply, please visit: (http://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church
The Director of Christian Education for Children
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church is a community of sinners saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit. We seek to glorify God, nurture one another and express the love of God in word and deed. Spring Valley is the founding church of the Souper Bowl of Caring effort and is the home of a vibrant youth program that is the heart of the church's local/national/international mission program.

The Director of Christian Education for Children, Youth and Families provides leadership and direction for a quality program of Christian nurture and education for children, youth and their families.

Responsibilities include:

Children's Ministry
*Assist Sunday School teachers in providing spiritual, creative, ambitious and fun programs for children, with a focus on spiritual development.
*Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing programmatic ministries, such as Strikers (3rd-5th grades), Children's Church, Worship Preparation and Vacation Bible School.
*Participate in the planning and leadership of special Sunday events, such as Celebration Sunday, Advent Festival, Celebration of Children Sunday, Holy Week, etc.
*Supervise the Nursery Coordinator.

Youth Ministry
*Direct the Youth Council and assist with youth self-leadership.
*Lead and implement creative, dynamic programs that reach out to youth – within the church and our community – that focus on discipleship and fellowship.
*Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing youth activities and programs.
*Provide guidance and training for youth advisers.
*Develop creative ways for youth to participate in the life of the church.
*Plan summer mission activities both in the community and elsewhere, including international opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to minister to youth, gifts in leadership and vision, a bachelor’s degree and two years of youth ministry experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Ruth Roberts at ruth@svpc.org by Feb. 28, 2017.

Messiah Lutheran Church Yorba Linda, California
Director of Children's Ministry
We are seeking a passionate, relational, responsible individual that will organize and execute ministry objectives and strategies designed to engage and build a strong Christian faith and love for Jesus in children. This person will ensure a smooth and safe operation of Children's Ministries; lead ministry coordinators and volunteers; and, provide a relevant yet fun environment the children of Messiah.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located in north Orange County in Southern California. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge with children's ministry based programming that engages children and provides tools to parents to help nurture spiritual growth in their children. Knowledge of local ministry conditions is critical as is strong verbal and written skills, technology proficient, recruitment and support of volunteers. Please email resumes to Jim Harter, Executive Director jim.harter@messiahyl.com

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Gift Processing Manager
The Gift Processing Manager will be responsible for managing gift and constituent data to support the daily operational needs as well as the fundraising initiatives and strategies of the institution. The Gift Processing Manager will work closely with the Development Programs Team and with the Finance Team to ensure accurate processing and reconciliation of gifts. 

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in gift processing and fundraising support required
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education required
• Advanced in Raiser’s Edge required and experience with Financial Edge preferred
• Experience in a seminary, higher education, nonprofit, or faith based environment preferred
• Familiarity with current nonprofit industry best practices relevant to data management and gift administration
• Strong organizational, communication, and administrative skills
• Additional hours, some evenings and some weekends are required

Seminary Profile: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offering degrees at both master and doctoral levels. LSTC is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. LSTC values diversity and encourages applications from all racial, ethnic, gender and sexual identities, and cultural backgrounds. If interested, please submit a resume to aberk@cnpstaffing.com with “Gift Processing Manager” in the subject line.

See full position description at www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

The International Church of Vilnius, Lithuania

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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Trinity Lutheran Church, Everett, WA 
Half-time Administrative Assistant

Trinity Lutheran Church, Everett, WA is seeking a half-time Administrative Assistant. The ideal candidate will be an adaptable people person capable of interacting with a wide variety of church and community members. Detail oriented and capable of multitasking, the candidate will be familiar with the MS Office Suite, including Publisher, and have good customer service skills.
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Trinity Lutheran Church, Everett, WA
Half-time Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Coordinator

Trinity Lutheran Church, Everett, WA is seeking a half-time Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Coordinator to encourage, inspire and nurture the formation of faith for youth and families with children. We seek an energetic and confident coordinator to build upon established programs while using their own creativity, interests and expertise to provide fresh ideas for intergenerational ministry.
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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, MN
Part-time Office Administrator

Part-time Office Administrator, 20 hrs/week, additional hours for wedding and funeral coordination, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 490 N. 4th St., Bayport, MN 55003,  651-439-3450, Email resume by January 15 to  churchoffice@bethlehemstar.org Call or email for job description.

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Dean of Student Life

Luther Seminary located at 2481 Como Avenue, St. 55108 is currently seeking a Dean of Student Life.  As the Dean of Student Life you will carry forward the seminary’s mission to educate leaders for Christian communities by supporting the work of both domestic and international students; those who are residential, commuter, and distributed learners; those who come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and represent a range of ecumenical perspectives. The person in this position will develop relationships, strategies, and practices that foster a healthy student community, promote student well-being, and enhance academic success. To read the full job description, learn more about, and to apply the Dean of Student Life position, please visit http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx

Augsburg Fortress Intern Summer 2017
1517 Media, Minneapolis, Full-time

1517 Media, the multimedia publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is seeking an intern to join the Worship and Music team for a unique, hands-on, professional experience this summer, 2017. This paid position will offer comprehensive experience in the areas of Worship, Music, and Congregational Life, and will allow for an understanding of the Worship and Music team’s significance in the life of the wider church. The Augsburg Fortress Intern will work closely with and report to the Senior Editor of the Worship and Music Team, and is responsible for assisting with content editing and manuscript assembly, as well as file preparation of annual print, electronic, and online worship planning resources. This individual needs to possess demonstrable interest in and knowledge of the church year and Revised Common Lectionary, and should have completed a minimum of one year of college education by the start of the internship program. As the Augsburg Fortress Intern, you will be a key contributor to assessing the accuracy and completeness of existing metadata associated with various sundaysandseasons.com content sets, and will be tasked with revising metadata as necessary within the site’s Content Management System. This will mean assisting with content and metadata uploading to sundaysandseasons.com as part of regular site enhancement and maintenance. A successful applicant will have proven skills with attention to detail, and strong writing and proofreading skills for content and grammar, as well as basic familiarity with Lutheran liturgy and theology, and prior knowledge of the ELCA and Lutheran heritage, organizational structures, and mission. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2h68wvz. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sussex, WI
Full Time Director of Adult Discipleship and Outreach

The Director of Adult Discipleship and Outreach will work as part of Christ Our Savior’s ministry team to facilitate and provide opportunities for adults to grow in connection and community and to oversee the many expressions of mission, outreach and partnerships. The director will be responsible for helping members and others to participate in the various expressions of ministry within and outside the congregation. The director will also seek to accompany new and newer members, connect them with existing members with the intention of creating opportunity for interpersonal relationships and building up a sense of community. 

Areas of Responsibility:
Small Groups and Adult Learning
Recreational and Social Activities
Outreach, Mission and Service
Help Members Serve Internally

Suitable candidates will
•  Possess a strong Christian faith base, consistent with ELCA understanding and expression of the Christian faith.
•  Thrive on making relationships with the community and others
•  Possess a high level of concern about the well being of others
•  Ideally possess a bachelor’s degree
•  Have demonstrated successful leadership experience in group organization in a church or volunteer organization.
•  Possess strong organizational and communication skills
•  Be technologically literate including use of social media
•  Possess the ability to work collaboratively as part of a ministry team that includes paid staff and church members
•  High levels of creativity and the ability to adapt to changing needs.

For inquiries or a complete job description please contact pastortom@coslc.com

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Youth Leader Position

We are looking for someone who has the talent and the vision to be a great youth leader. (part-time)

1. Oversee Middle School (6-8) and High School events currently on Wednesday evening jointly with other Lutheran Youth Groups.
2. Provide leadership for Winter Camp and Summer camp. Recruit, lead, and develop adult volunteers to lead and assist with students and programming.
3. Serve as main teacher for 3 religion classes( 6th, 7th and 8th) one hour each on Tuesday. The teaching format is overseen by senior pastor and in accordance with vision and teaching of Lutheran Church.
4. Be an example of a disciple who is able and willing to communicate the Gospel to the lives of youth.
5. Be committed to and involved in the worship life at Resurrection Lutheran Church, including regular attendance at main worship services, special services, and all-church events. Attend staff meetings and training events as requested.
6. Be able to communicate and demonstrate a clear understanding of the Bible.
7. Be able and willing to connect with students and their families as a representative of Resurrection Lutheran Church with the purpose of leading them and connecting them to the body of Christ.
8. See yourself as part of the team that enables others to: Worship, Evangelize, Fellowship, Make Disciples and Equip for Ministry.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please send a resume to pastorken@surfrlc.com.

Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Lexington, KY
Faith Formation Ministry Director

Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Lexington, KY is seeking a Faith Formation Ministry Director.  The Director will lead a team of lay leaders that focuses on encouraging, inspiring and nurturing on-going faith formation across and between the church’s generations.  This position will engage the congregation in developing and implementing a vision for Christian education that contributes to the formation of their spiritual lives and seeks to embrace the newest forms of communication while respecting the traditional ways the church has used for communication.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred.  The position prefers at least 3 years of related experience directing a church affiliated faith formation ministry.  Prefer knowledge of Lutheran theology and liturgical practice.  Please submit resume, references and salary requirement to: ellie@teambim.com

Holden Village, Chelan, WA
Long-term Volunteers or Employees

Greetings from Holden Village! As we gear up for our first official guest season in four years, we're looking for people to come work and help us extend hospitality to our guests. Our openings are listed of hiring needs can be found here: http://www.holdenvillage.org/index.php?cID=673

Salem Lutheran Church, Lenexa, Kansas
Part-Time Communications Coordinator
Salem Lutheran Church in Lenexa, Kansas is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Communications Coordinator to serve our congregation.  Responsible for the coordination and production of all internal and external communications for Salem Lutheran Church. Works with staff and ministry leadership to create communications strategies, plans, and timelines. Communication strategies include print, digital, and social media.   


•  Manages all internal and external communications & facilitate communication across all ministries
•  Creates and sends weekly congregational emails
•  Creates logos and graphic arts for weekly sermons, seasonal themes, ministries, etc.
•  Creates and distributes all weekly worship materials & all special worship materials (i.e. funerals, holidays, etc.)
•  Creates and prints weekly worship bulletins
•  Distributes electronically monthly lector readings
•  Develops and manages a digital media strategy, including social media and website and coordinate content across platforms
•  Coordinates all promotions and marketing (overseas development, creation and producing of materials)
•  Oversee and ensure that communications are true to brand across all media.
•  Coordinates publicity of events, including Sunday morning slides and work with Audio/Visual/Worship team for such slides; all use of event sign-up sheets (printed & electronic), etc.
•  Works with vendors for all internal and external communications, i.e. Kansas City Star, printing companies.
•  Edit website content and post time-sensitive material.
•  Schedule and coordinate communications calendar
•  Provide assistance with Church events and presentations
•  Track and update communications budget
•  Telephone answering, and other office tasks as assigned
•  Performs other duties as required

Positive, Christian attitude; flexibility; strong service orientation; outgoing and inclusive personal style.  Ideal candidate is eager to take on new challenges; possesses a passion for the mission and vision of the Church and a strong desire to communicate the organization’s brand effectively across all venues and media.  Ability to work diplomatically with different groups of people, and as part of a team.


Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Strong project management skills; ability to multitask, organize and prioritize to stay within budget and on deadline; strong attention to detail. Ability to work effectively with little supervision and to manage time and projects independently. Ability to keep confidential information with discretion and handle sensitive issues tactfully. Familiarity with not-for-profit organizations from a budget and business management perspective. Proficiency in common word processing, database management, email and internet applications. Able to work a flexible schedule with occasional evenings and weekends. Skilled in web development and social media integration. Aptitude for graphic design and familiarity with graphic design software; experience with Mac-based equipment and knowledge of Adobe a plus. 

EDUCATION:   Prefer a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:    Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a communication plan using a variety of media for a faith-based or not for profit organization strongly preferred. 

See our website for more information about our faith community and this opportunity: www.salemlutheran-ks.org.
Send resume and letter of interest to Pastor Dave Whetter at pastordave@salemlutheran-ks.org.

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Concord, NC
Part-Time Office Assistant
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Concord, NC is seeking a part-time Office Assistant to provide clerical and operational support for the church office.  Interested applicants can view a full job description and apply online at: www.mthermonelca.org/copy-of-news

Trinity Lutheran Church - Kent, Ohio
Faith Formation Coordinator

Position Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree in education or religious studies preferred or equivalent experience. Embrace ELCA doctrine and theology and fully participate in the life of the               congregation. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as required.

Job Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a multi spectrum approach to Christian Education for all ages.  Examples include but are not limited to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Bible studies and small groups. Identify, recruit, mentor and train lay leaders of the congregation to serve as teachers, mentors, overseers, and peer leaders in their various groups. Collaborate with the pastoral staff to lead confirmation ministry. Plan, organize and attend/lead Junior and Senior Youth Groups, LOMO camps, retreats, Synod and National Youth Gatherings. Train and direct youth for participating in worship.  Examples include but are not limited to acolytes, readers, and drama presentations. Prepare and present Children’s Message during worship as requested by the pastoral staff. Maintain connections with youth and families through a variety of means/venues. Represent Trinity in the Campus Religious Life Association at Kent State University and assist with Lutheran Campus Ministry Programs.

Time Requirements: Full time salaried position, but will consider part time for the right candidate.

For more information about our church, go to www.trinitykent.org Interested Applicants – Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to:
   Mr. Ted Linden
   Search Committee Member


None at this time.