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 Position
Prairie Lutheran Preschool in Eden Prairie

The Director at Prairie Lutheran Preschool will lead a group of dedicated individuals committed to providing a quality preschool experience for the children in our Eden Prairie neighborhood and surrounding communities. Our unique environment and NAEYC accredited and Four Star Parent Aware rated program ensures that the new leader of Prairie Lutheran Preschool will enter into an established program that has been elevated to meet current standards and trends in Early Childhood Education. If you are a dedicated person with strong management and communication skills and display a heart of Christian service, you are the person we need at Prairie Lutheran Preschool. Visit our website at www.prairielutheranpreschool.com to learn more about us. Job Specifics 30-35 hours /week - Sept –May 12-16 hours/week - June, July, August. Pay determined by qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Business Management or related fields or the willingness to supplement current credentials as needed to satisfy DHS and NAEYC requirements Contact Janice Carter or Angie McKay at info@prairielutheranpreschool.com or call 952-942-1800
Posting deadline: July/29/2016

MI Director of Youth Ministries
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Grand Blanc

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI (located ten miles south of Flint, MI) is looking for a part-time/20 hours a week Director of Youth Ministries to direct and lead youth programming for Middle School and High School age youth. The individual will also work with the Developer of Children’s Ministries, Youth and the Christian Education Team, to develop a comprehensive child, youth and family ministry program. We seek a person with good organizational skills who generates new ideas and programs and a person who values a team concept of ministry. While a degree in Youth and Family Ministry is not required, education or significant experience in Youth Ministry is strongly preferred.

The complete position description is available online at: www.holyspiritlc.net. A resume and cover letter can be emailed directly to hslcpersonnel@holyspiritlc.net or mailed to: Personnel Team, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 7234 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Posting deadline: July/29/2016

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester
Youth Director

Has a unique opportunity to join an innovative team who is unyielding in creating transforming community experiences for children, youth and their families in a faith context. Our ideal candidate would be one who is on a constant pursuit in discovering the hopes, dreams and ever-changing needs of upper elementary, middle school and high school youth as they navigate and influence their world. This individual is forward thinking, has a quick wit, resists the status quo and embodies the collective team while celebrating personal unique design. We are hiring for multiple additional staff and therefore this opportunity could be FT or PT depending on the candidate’s qualifications and desired work schedule. To learn more about Gloria Dei Church please visit us at www.gloria-dei.com or

www.sandboxcooperative.com. To express interest in participating in our candidate search, please contact Julie at juliec@gloria-dei.com.
Posting deadline: July/29/2016 

Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA
Part Time Youth Director
Christ Lutheran Church is a friendly, growing church located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. We are seeking an energetic, creative and dynamic part-time youth director (15 hours/week) with a mature Christian faith; has love for youth; the ability to interrelate with parents, church leaders, congregation and church staff and is able to foster a spirit of joy and loyalty with the youth of the congregation from grades 6-12. This candidate will envision, plan and implement creative programs of fellowship, service, faith formation and mission for the youth. Full Position Description: http://www.celc1908.org/Youth_Director.html Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Christ Lutheran Church, 8249 Jumpers Hole Road, Millersville, Maryland, 21108 or email CELC1908@verizon.net
Posting deadline: August 30, 2016 

Director of Traditional Music
Easter Lutheran Church Eagan, Minnesota
Easter Lutheran Church has an opening for a full time Director of Traditional Music. Responsibilities include: Generate a positive, spiritual, and musical atmosphere during worship, rehearsal, and church activities; Coordinate all traditional musicians of all ages and events in accordance with the goals and plans of worship; Work with the Director of Worship to plan the overall themes and goals of worship; Select appropriate hymnody and music, and play piano and organ for Sunday services and special services throughout the year; Secure substitute musicians when necessary; Plan, direct and inspire the senior choir, bell choirs, and other music ensembles and to contribute to traditional worship services; Recruit and retain members of all traditional music ensembles; Plan, purchase, organize and maintain the music library; Assure all musical instruments are appropriately maintained.

Education and experience: MSM strongly preferred. 10+ years’ experience leading traditional music in another church setting a must. Submit a cover letter and references list to Matt Brokl, Director of Operations at mbrokl@easter.org. To learn more about Easter and view the job description for this position please see our website at www.easter.org
Posting deadline: July 25 2016

Preschool Teacher Position
Prairie Lutheran Preschool
We are a preschool in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie. Our school is NAEYC accredited and 4 Star Parent Aware Rated! The warm environment at PLP fosters supportive relationships with all staff members. Teachers interested in joining our team must be able to work collaboratively with other staff, understand the developmental levels of the children they teach and provide instruction that advances the total child. Our teachers must have good communication skills to make regular and positive interactions with parents. Energetic and creative people will find the perfect place to express themselves and implement their own unique teaching style.

Our school offers small classroom ratios, an abundance of teaching resources and a classroom setting where every teacher is a lead teacher. Minimum Required education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Education (preferred); an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in any field that meets DHS rule 3 requirements Other Qualifications: Be able to support the Christian mission at Prairie Lutheran Preschool Take direction and accept mentorship from administration Have the ability and desire to work as a team player with other staff members Be able to prioritize tasks and be responsible to meet all job requirements outlined in the teacher position description Send resume to info@ prairielutheranpreschool.com or call 952-942-1800
Posting Deadline: July 25 2016

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA), Brookings
SD Director of Music Ministry
Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Director of Music Ministry who will work to enhance existing music programs and develop additional music ministries at Ascension. This person will encourage, inspire and nurture on-going faith formation through vocal, instrumental and liturgical music. He or she will partner with pastors, worship planning team, and other volunteers to plan and coordinate music and other fine arts for use in worship. Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as skill and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel. A link to a full job description can be found at www.ascensionbrookings.org. A letter of application and resume may be emailed to Carl Fahrenwald, Congregational President, at ascension@brookings.net.

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA), Brookings, SD Director of Cross-Generational Ministries Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Cross-Generational Ministries who will work to encourage, inspire and nurture on-going faith formation across and between the generations. He or she will equip Ascension’s members to be involved in life-long faith formation through Sunday School, Bible studies, Peer Ministry, milestone events, and other programs. This person will partner with church boards, pastors, support staff and volunteers to plan and implement faith formation programs. Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as skill and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Work and Excel. A link to a full job description can be found at www.ascensionbrookings.org. A letter of application and resume may be emailed to Carl Fahrenwald, Congregational President, at ascension@brookings.net. Posting Close Date: July 18th,2016

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
International Student Services Coordinator
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has recently reinstated a much needed Dean of Student Services position, and the International Student Services Coordinator will play a key role in this new restructuring. LSTC is blessed by the presence of our international students, and to support these students both academically and in matters of community life it is essential that there is one central staff member to advocate and support them. This position is part-time/20 hours a week and reports to the Dean of Student Services.

Bachelor’s degree required, familiarity with higher education preferred. Experience working with international students is essential. Familiarity with ELCA structures is a plus. Exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills are essential. This position requires an individual with intercultural competency and a strong sense of hospitality. A complete job description can be found on our website at http://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.php. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to employment@lstc.edu.
Post Close Date: July 18th, 2016

Zion Lutheran Church, ELCA
Full time Director of Youth and Family Ministry
is located just 30 minutes west of metro Minneapolis and is a growing, energetic congregation of over 4000 members. We are looking for the right fit to take on leadership as we engage the great people of our congregation in ministering to our middle and high schoolers. We are looking for a good team player to fit in with our amazing staff, someone driven to empower others to use their gifts in connecting with our kids, and some solid theology to share with parents and youth alike. The community of Buffalo is one of Minnesota's best kept secrets and whether you are single or have a family, this is the place to be. Check us out at our stellar website - http://zionbuffalo.org/pastor-director-youth-family-ministry/

For more information or to submit a resume, contact Pastor Luke Schmidt at pastorluke@zionbuffalo.org or 763-682-1245

Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mandeville, Louisiana
Youth Ministry Position Open in Mandeville, LA
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mandeville, Louisiana, is an ELCA congregation looking for an awesome youth ministry director. Even God managed to keep it to just ten bullet points.  We, on the other hand, made it incredibly long and totally impossible for any one human being to fulfill. But think of it as our vision for an exciting, glorious and gracious, and very fun way to bring the awesome love and radical grace of God to every young person and their family that we can reach. And know that, following God’s lead, all the spaces between are filled with grace, and underlined with our support and love.Think you want to be the awesome youth minister our awesome youth are looking for? Check out the job description at https://hosannalutheran.com/2016/06/06/youth-ministry-director-job/ . Hosanna is a congregation of the ELCA, with a worship attendance around 220, and a membership of about 600, located in a growing suburban area of New Orleans, just across Lake Pontchartrain.
Closing posting date: July 8,2016

Director of Music Ministry
Calvary Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church, a 2,000-member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is seeking a full time Director of Music Ministry to coordinate all music ministry within the congregation which includes choral conducting, piano, instrumental, and organ accompaniment. Responsibilities will be supported by a ministry team that includes the Board of Worship, Faith Formation Coordinators, Associate and Administrative Pastors, office support staff and congregational volunteers. The ministry team will work cooperatively in areas of creative visioning and goal setting, program implementation, volunteer recruitment and participation in all areas of music ministry. Compensation: full time salary commensurate with experience plus benefits Send resume information to: Calvary Lutheran Church, ATTN: Search Committee, 302 Olena Ave SE, Willmar, MN  56201 or or visit website for full ministry description (www.calvarylutheranchurch.com). Applications will be accepted through July 8, 2016.

Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN. 
Music and Worship Coordinator and Organist/Pianist
Christiania Lutheran Church, a multi-generational rural ELCA congregation, is seeking a part time Music and Worship Coordinator and a part time Organist/Pianist.  The Music and Worship Coordinator and Organist/Pianist foster the congregation’s faith formation and spiritual growth through music and worship while also supporting the vision, mission, initiative and strategic plan of Christiania. A candidate who can fill both positions is preferred but other qualified applicants will be considered.   

Successful candidates will have a willingness to share their faith with the congregation through music and personal relationships combined with a solid knowledge of the Lutheran faith and tradition as expressed by the ELCA.  To direct the adult and youth choirs, contemporary band, liturgical wind ensemble, and special music, an effective candidate will have a degree in music, church music or a related field, experience directing choirs and bands with exceptional ability to read music and sight read.  Inspirational piano skills are a critical element of the position.  Strong organizational and communication skills including expert level skills in Microsoft Word, experience with Finale Music and CD creation software are a must. A link to full job description can be found at: http://www.christianialutheranchurch.org/#!worship-coordinator-and-organist-/cf0t, Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Dave Mesaros at dmesaros@christianialutheranchurch.org
Closing Date: July 9, 2016.


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