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.

Assistant Director for Foster Care
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Assistant Director for Foster Care to provide strong programmatic management and leadership to a team responsible for the overall implementation, oversight and quality of the Long Term, Transitional and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Foster Care programs established within the LIRS Children’s Services partner network. Working closely with the Deputy Director and Director for Children’s Services, s/he will ensure the maintenance and expansion of effective programs and services. The Assistant Director will work across the organization to identify new external partnerships and opportunities. 

Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Wednesday August 10, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-739643.html.  For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org
Posting Deadline: August 29, 2016

Children, Youth and Families Ministry Director
Faith Lutheran Church
Our CYF Ministry Director will provide leadership for student ministry and work to strengthen and equip disciple-making families. The Director will work collaboratively with adult volunteers and youth in the design, planning and implementation of ministry that will instill faith practices of Christian discipleship, especially in worship, fellowship and service. The ideal candidate will have: a maturing Christian faith; leadership gifts; knowledge of principles and practices of Children, Youth and Family Ministry that are consistent with Lutheran theology and practice; the desire and ability to establish meaningful relationships; and the desire and ability to lead youth toward a life of discipleship.

The position will remain open until the position is filled, but Faith is ready to bring a successful candidate on board as soon as possible. The Job Description, information and application form can be found at www.flcwinona.org/employment For more information, please contact Pastor Mark Dumke by e-mail at pastormark@flcwinona.org, or by phone at 507-452-4242. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and application by email to Choua Vue at choua@flcwinona.org or by post to: Faith Lutheran Church Attn: Search Committee 1717 W Service Dr Winona, MN 55987
Posting deadline: August 22, 2016

Organist/Accompanist
Lutheran Church of Hope
Lutheran Church of Hope Broomfield, Colorado Lutheran Church of Hope is seeking an Organist/Accompanist to lead and accompany Sunday liturgies and other liturgies throughout the year. A complete job description for this part-time position may be found on the congregation’s website at www.lchope.org or by contacting the church office at (303) 466-4823. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with resume and specific experience, along with an electronic or CD recording of 1) 2 Hymns/Songs of differing styles including a modulation, improvisation, and alternate harmonization; and 2) 1 Solo Organ Piece and 1 Solo Piano Piece recording to Beth Bosio at musicsearch@lchope.org.
Posting Deadline: August 22, 2016 

Worship and Music Coordinator
Rejoice! Lutheran Church Omaha
Worship and Music Coordinator, Rejoice! Lutheran Church Omaha, NE Fulltime salaried position that serves to integrate all elements of worship at Rejoice! in order to produce meaningful, quality worship experiences for all who gather, recognizing that worship is the core shared experience of the congregation from which all other ministries emanate. Focuses will include working with staff and lay persons to provide variety and creativity in liturgy and music with respect to the Lutheran tradition, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for visitors, and opening doors of inclusion and opportunity for congregants of all ages and abilities. Qualifications: Possess a good understanding of Lutheran liturgical worship. Comfortable with a variety of software technologies. Effective planning and organizational skills, team oriented and experienced with recruitment and training of worship volunteers. Submit resume or request for a complete job description to: Pastor Brad Meyer at pastorbrad@rejoiceomaha.org
Posting deadline: August 12, 2016

Chief Operating Officer
Mosaic
Scion Executive Search is conducting the search for the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on behalf of Mosaic; a wonderful faith based nonprofit that delivers compassionate services and provides a voice to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This exciting, onsite full time position reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer and operates from Mosaic’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

The COO works collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer, executive team, and colleagues to expertly orchestrate the execution of operational goals throughout the organization. The COO is responsible for the delivery of services to people; maintaining a broad and deep knowledge of all services offered so that agencies may be well supported and channels for advocacy through governmental affairs remain available. The COO evaluates initiatives to establish priorities for the operational leadership team and monitors their execution in a concerted effort to strategically drive growth and encourage future acquisitions. For more information about this role, and to apply online, please visit: http://www.scionstaffing.com/job-search/detail/?id=3610
Posting Deadline: August 19th, 2016

Director of Operations
The Deaconess Community
The Deaconess Community is seeking a Director of Operations. We are a community of women who are public leaders in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The Director of Operations will provide vital leadership overseeing the management and administration of the finances, programs and operations of the Deaconess Community. Working with a leadership team this individual will support the community’s vision and direction as well as develop and implement the community’s organizational strategy.

The Director of Operations is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that the organization achieves its objectives as well as working with the leadership team to develop on going strategic goals. Interested candidates are invited to send their resume and cover letter to Cathy David at cathy.david@elca.org by Monday August 15th. Anticipated start date October 1, 2016. To read the full job description and learn more about the Deaconess Community, visit http://deaconesscommunity.org/job-opening/
Posting Deadline: August 19, 2016

Assistant to the Bishop, full time
Sierra Pacific Synod, Bay Area Office
The Sierra Pacific Synod Office of the Bishop has been using a deployed office configuration for the past 8 years. We are seeking a rostered leader to serve as Assistant to the Bishop in the Bay Area Office, located in Burlingame, CA. This person would have primary responsibility for approximately 100 congregations and associated rostered leaders, including mobility. Additional responsibilities include connection with the Leadership Discipling Team, the Congregational Life Discipling Team, and Interim ministry.

It is our hope to call an individual who will help fulfill a shared vision for supporting the congregations of our synod as “centers for mission.” We value a diverse and collaborative work environment and are seeking individuals with strong communication and adaptive learning skills who also model a commitment to spiritual disciplines and faithful stewardship. The position description and application may be found at http://spselca.org/documents/Classifieds/Assistant%20to%20the%20Bishop%20Job%20Posting.pdf. For more information, contact Pr. Nancy Feniuk Nelson, Acting Bishop nfn@spselca.org
Application deadline: August 19, 2016.   

Youth and Family Director
Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA), Kalispell, MT

We are seeking a candidate to work together with staff, parents and volunteers to encourage, equip, mentor and guide youth in their faith journey as our Youth and Family Director. This is a newly expanded full-time position that will have responsibilities for K-12 youth and their families. The compensation is $25,000-$30,000 dependent on experience and includes benefits and subsidized housing. A complete position description can be found at http://www.bethluth.org . To apply, send a cover letter and resume to office@bethluth.org.  
Posting Deadline: August 31, 2016

Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Christ Our Shepherd Atlanta, GA

A 1,100 member ELCA congregation just south of Atlanta, GA seeks an energetic, responsible, Christ-centered individual to serve as our Director of Youth and Family Ministry (grade 6-young adults) and join us in our vision of “connecting to Jesus’ pathway of joy and life.” This is a fun, full-time position available immediately. Responsibilities include leading weekly faith formation groups, planning travel and missions, creating fellowship and service experiences, and assisting with worship. We require a college degree and experience in working with medium-sized groups of teens. Preferred applicants will have previous experience in Youth and Family Ministry or a related field and be able to appreciate a Lutheran lens to discipleship. We are an equal opportunity employer. With 92 miles of golf-cart pathways, Peachtree City also benefits from Atlanta’s thriving activities and offers a wonderful ministry site to change the world locally, regionally, and globally. Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration to cospersonnel@gmail.com
Posting Deadline: August 15, 2016

Director of Youth Ministry
St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Is interviewing for the position of Director of Youth Ministry. Position is full time and includes developing, overseeing and leading ministry to youth 6th to 12th grade. Requires teaching confirmation, leading retreats and summer mission trip. Bachelor’s degree required.

Salary: $40,000 plus health, dental, pension and continuing education. Send cover letter, references, experience to: Pastor Roger Eigenfeld, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, Wisconsin, 53562 or e-mail the above to: reigenfeld@stlukes-elca.org
Posting Deadline: August 30, 2016

Faith Formation Minister
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey, NJ

Is seeking a Part-Time Faith Formation Minister, to plan and provide faith formation activities and material for families and children that embrace intergenerational, home and worship contexts. Create and manage web-based catechetical material and social-media outreach for faith formation. Recruit and train volunteers for faith formation ministries, including Sunday School, Confirmation, VBS and occasional worship, service and fellowship roles. Work closely with the pastor to coordinate the Confirmation program, including retreats, service projects, annual Affirmation of Baptism celebration, and other events. Interact with other committees to promote family-focused activities. Certificate or degree in Christian theology; salary based on experience. Complete job description available at https://redeemerramsey.360unite.com/jobs-at-redeemer.
Posting Deadline: August 8,2016 

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 


INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

None at this time.