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.

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
Executive Director

The executive director serves as the chief executive officer for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. The executive director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the consistent fulfillment of ALCM’s mission and achievement of all financial objectives. The executive director will develop and drive the organizational strategy, financial and operational management, development of staff, program planning and assessment, and represent ALCM throughout the Lutheran community nationally. Learn more.
Applications must be received by Friday, January 6, 2017.

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

Capital University, Bexley, OH
Provost
Capital University is launching a national search for its next provost.  The provost is Capital's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic, student life, and related programs. While serving as the “first among equals” on the senior leadership team, the provost will partner with recently appointed President Elizabeth Paul at an exciting moment of renewed institutional vitality and in an ethos where challenge to the status quo is embraced.

Capital is a mid-sized (3,500 students), four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school whose main residential campus is located in the Central Ohio community of Bexley, and whose Law School is located four miles west in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Located in this 15th largest city in the nation and the fastest growing city in the Midwest, Capital's ability to incorporate the resources available in this dynamic urban region is uncommonly attractive.

While engaging in strategic planning and program development within a vibrant university community, the new provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of the university. Among several agenda items, the new provost will be asked to:

  • Provide leadership to the academic programs and support for the teaching faculty while providing oversight of a portfolio of responsibilities that will enable him/her to embolden the student-centered culture of the university across all aspects of student learning;
  • Raise the frequency of high-impact educational experiences while establishing Capital as a key partner in collaborative, capacity-building community partnerships, focused on but not limited to the resources in Columbus, Ohio;
  • Develop Capital as a model for convergent teaching and learning. The new provost will be expected to nurture and enhance the campus' interdisciplinary environment at a moment when the academic structure is ready for study and redefinition;
  • Encourage creativity in developing a shared vision for Capital's academic future.  The ability to “lead by ideas” will help to further enhance Capital's learning-centered milieu;
  • Bring a crucial perspective to issues that impact the entire institution through the work of Capital's senior leadership team, including strong advocacy for an environment of holistic student learning and success.

The Provost Search Profile contains more information on the nature of this opportunity and important details for submitting an application. Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Profile at: www.capital.edu/provost 

Although applications will be accepted until the new provost is selected, candidates should plan to submit materials by Monday, January 2, 2017, for the most favorable consideration. All inquiries should be directed to: Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com, and will be held in strict confidentiality. 

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•  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.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

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.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Vice President for Finance
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Vice President for Finance who brings leadership, financial acumen, strategic insight and a capacity for developing top talent that ensures the continued financial health, integrity and growth of the organization.  Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as an integral member of the Leadership Team, the Vice President for Finance is responsible for the development and execution of LIRS’s financial management strategy and is a key contributor to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the Vice President for Finance will build upon the existing financial structure and is accountable for all financial and related risk management operations, to include the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational integrity and report accurate financial results.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-745415.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Manager for Training & Learning Development

Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Manager for Training and Learning Development  to lead the development of training and learning, both externally to the LIRS network and internally across the three LIRS Refugee Services’ sub-units (Integration, Stabilization, and Pre-Arrival Services). S/He will evaluate the current trainings available to the LIRS resettlement network, analyze gaps within those trainings and drive the creation of new training content using adult learning principles, and creating a unified coordinated approach to the resettlement network’s training opportunities available through LIRS. S/He will also be responsible for the quality and consistency of all affiliate Reception and Placement training plans, and for ensuring that all training plans are in compliance with the Cooperative Agreement.

Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Wednesday, November 9, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-745331.html. For more information about LIRS, please visitwww.lirs.org.  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Director for Advocacy

Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Director for Advocacy to be the lead LIRS strategist on advocacy, ensuring that the organization achieves its key overall advocacy goals.  S/He establishes the advocacy priorities through a consultative process and deep listening so that they reflect cross-departmental and network-wide advocacy needs.  S/He informs, inspires and engages colleagues and networks and maintains strong coalition partnerships and effectively leverages coalition action. The Director works to influence policy-makers in the Executive and legislative branches of the federal government to promote integration, protection and justice for migrants and refugees

Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by close of business on Thursday, November 3, 2016 via   http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-745079.html. For more information about LIRS, please visitwww.lirs.org

NovusWay, Inc. Tallapoosa, GA
Lutheranch Director

NovusWay, Inc. has a 70-year history of operating camp, retreat and conference centers in the southeastern United States.  Lutheranch is NovusWay’s newest site and the Site Director will be the first full-time, year round, on-site employee.  Currently this site features an eight-bedroom retreat center.  A 100-bed center is slated to open by June 1, 2017.  The Site Director is expected to provide “hands on service as needed” in leading programs, caring for the site, hosting retreat groups and providing other services, while growing the program and participation. 

The position requires a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of year-round experience in a camp or retreat center.  S/he shall have knowledge and skills for staff supervision and growth, program design and implementation, working with volunteers and conducting marketing and public relations activities.  S/he shall be willing to take a “hands on approach” and undertake the tasks that need to be done as the site and programs grow and develop. For more detailed information or to apply by January 15, 2017, visit   - www.NovusWay.com

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS)
President & CEO

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS), a not-for-profit social services agency that has been faithfully serving Missouri’s families and children since 1868, is seeking a President & CEO.  LFCS is a statewide agency providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services and disaster relief – reaching out to more than 22,000 individuals and families annually.  The Agency’s firm commitment to social justice and advocacy began in the early 1960s and continues to shape its work today.  LFCS employs 200+ staff.

The Agency Board of Directors is seeking an innovative, collaborative and visionary leader with the gifts and energy to shepherd an exceptionally strong leadership team in the strategic diversification and growth of this dynamic social services agency.  The new CEO will preserve and enhance the unique vision, mission, culture and values of LFCS and will expand its reach to assure continued success by serving an even wider, more diverse audience.  Given LFCS’s history and relevance in Missouri, it will be important for the CEO to be actively engaged at all levels of the Agency and serve as a highly participative agent in the broader community. 

The finalist will be a mission and values driven individual who clearly demonstrates a passion for excellence within the field of family and children’s services.  Reporting to the Agency Board of Directors, the CEO will be a thought leader responsible for the strategic direction and operations of LFCS, providing visionary leadership to advance LFCS’s mission and objectives as well as promote growth of the Agency and strengthen annual giving to the Foundation.  In addition, (s)he will provide operational leadership to ensure service, efficiency, and financial integrity, and have a deep understanding of and sincere approach to a servant leadership model.  A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive administrative responsibility in a social service agency is required, as well as a Master’s degree in a behavior or treatment related area.  With a keen appreciation for LFCS’s Lutheran heritage, the CEO will embody commitment to the Christian calling to ministry on which LFCS was originally founded.

Expressions of personal interest, and recommendations, held in strict confidence, may be directed to: Dan Deffet, Deffet Group, Inc., email: info@deffetgroup.com
End Date 12/12/16

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
   trlindensr@gmail.com

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Program Coordinator for Preferred Communities
If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Program Coordinator for Preferred Communities who will successfully coordinate and support program monitoring and capacity building activities for the Intensive Case Management (ICM) and Refugee AmeriCorps (RAC) Preferred Communities programs and national affiliate networks.  S/He will coordination affiliate site visit schedules, review and analysis program policies and inquiries, as well as on-site monitoring of affiliate programs and progress in compliance with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and LIRS standards to ensure provision of timely and quality services to vulnerable refugee populations. S/he will provide and coordinate programmatic support that promotes refugee self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on network leadership and management, affiliate relationships, social engagement practices, and knowledge management.

Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Monday, October 31, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-744763.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School
Job Opening: Bookkeeper

This position supports the ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School through important bookkeeping duties. The position is 32 hours a week and requires someone with proficiency in accounting practices and excel, maintaining a general ledger, and with excellent communication and people skills. Pilgrim serves hundreds of households a month through its excellent Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school, engaging worship community, and a free meal served every Saturday for the community.  Please send resumes by email attachment to pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org

Cross of Peace Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN
Intentional Interim Accompanist
Part-time Provide musical accompaniment for our two worship services (8:30 and 10 am). Help us explore musical styles to find a contextually relevant niche. Participate in an intentional visioning process to help us create a new musical position for 2018 that will help us grow in depth of faith, spirituality, and participation in worship, while exploring the possibility of a third service. Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2017. One-year contract. This person can apply for the new position that will be created for 2018. For the full job description and to apply, contact: Rev. Stephanie Espinoza at stephanie.q.espinoza@gmail.com

Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA), Champaign, IL 
Director of Youth and Congregational Life, Full-Time
Grace Lutheran Church invites applications for the position of Director of Youth and Congregational Life. This is a new position at Grace that combines areas of responsibility previously carried out by a part-time youth director, a part-time parish worker, and several volunteer lay leaders. We seek a colleague who will play an integral leadership role in developing and implementing a congregation-wide strategy of faith formation and nurture for all ages.  More specifically the Director will oversee programs for children and youth that build capacity for faith formation in the home as well as at church, and that foster inter-family and multigenerational relationships within the congregation.

The full job posting is available at http://www.gracelutherancu.org/images/File/Director,_Youth-&_Congregational_Life_Job_Posting.pdf

To apply, send a current resume and statement of interest electronically to Pastor Chris Repp at pastor@gracelutherancu.org.
Review of applications begins November 1, 2016

Easter Lutheran Church, Eagan MN
Director of Traditional Music
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 preferred. 10+ year’s experience leading traditional music in another church setting also preferred. 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.

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta, GA
Parish Administrator
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta is seeking an experienced part-time Financial Administrator. This individual will be responsible for processing general ledger transactions for deposits and disbursements, maintaining donor contribution records, processing payroll with an outside processor, preparing monthly reconciliations and financial statements, preparing contribution statements, assist with annual budget and monitoring restricted account activity. Deposits and disbursements are prepared by other individuals. This is a part-time position for one day per week, scheduling is flexible. Experience with church or non-profit accounting and ACS software is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office and other general business software tools is required. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Shea McNutt, Parish Administrator at parishadmin@epiphany.org

Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, IL
Organist

Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, IL, is seeking an Organist. Grace is a very active congregation and values the importance of music next to the Word of God for experience, celebration and sharing of God’s amazing grace.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organ skills as well as proficiency in playing piano and possibly other instruments.  Candidate should preferably have a strong background in traditional liturgical music, while also being able to incorporate newer styles into our services.  Responsibilities include serving as Organist for weekly worship services each Sunday, holiday services, weddings and church funeral.  Work with the Choral Director of Music to provide overall leadership and direction to Grace’s musical ministry and to arrange for solo and special instrumentation as needed.  Music administration includes meeting with the Choral Director of Music and the pastor and selecting hymns for all services.  Equipment is Allen Digital Computer Organ (MDS-55) and Yamaha grand piano.  Hours average ten hours per week.  Candidates may send their resume to tsaurmann@access4less.net.  Information about Grace is at www.checkgrace.org
Closing date is November 30, 2016

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago, IL
Full-Time Sexton
Growing, urban congregation in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago seeks a full-time Sexton to oversee the cleanliness and maintenance of the LMC facilities, both inside and out. The person in this position will work with the staff and members of the congregation to ensure that our building is physically welcoming, safe, tidy and in good repair. The Sexton can expect to work an average of 30 hours per week, including Sundays. The position includes two weeks paid vacation, allowing for three paid vacation Sundays per year.  Benefits are available.  Please see https://goo.gl/5ZET7e for a complete job description.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to office@lmcchicago.org.  Questions can be directed to the Pastor via office@lmcchicago.org or (773) 5389-3018.

Grace Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, IL
Organist

Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, IL, is seeking an Organist. Grace is a very active congregation and values the importance of music next to the Word of God for experience, celebration and sharing of God’s amazing grace.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organ skills as well as proficiency in playing piano and possibly other instruments.  Candidate should preferably have a strong background in traditional liturgical music, while also being able to incorporate newer styles into our services.

Augusburg Fortress
Marketing Manager, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Full-time
Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God's liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. We are currently seeking a Marketing Manager whose focus will be to enhance customer loyalty with trusted brands in the areas of worship, music, and faith formation; drive awareness of new brands; and achieve sustained topline performance through brand management, channel development and optimization, direct and trade marketing, as well as publicity and social media. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience managing the strategic marketing of a brand and related products, plus a B.A. or advanced degree in Marketing or other closely related field. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2aGPUiQ.
Closing posting date: October 31, 2016

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mt. Horeb, Mt. Horeb, WI 
Youth Programs Director
We're seeking an organized, energetic individual to lead and coordinate programs for children and teens, including Sunday School, confirmation, Vacation Bible School and other efforts. The desired candidate will work with the pastor, staff, ministry and volunteer teams to plan and carry out transforming community experiences for youth and their families in a faith context. Experience working in a church setting or in education is helpful. This position is 32 hours/week and while hours are mostly flexible, work on Wednesdays and Sundays is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. View the full job description at elcmthoreb.org or contact the church office by email at elc@mhtc.com to apply.


INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

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