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. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington Illinois
Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator

St. John’s Lutheran Church  is hiring a Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator.  Do you have a passion for worship? Do you want to provide hospitality and create a memorable first impression for all who walk through our doors? The Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator is a key member of our staff as he/she provides coordination and support for all worship services, including the creation of worship bulletins. This faithful person also oversees the new member class, schedules and provides hospitality for a variety of meetings and events throughout the year, and recruits and empowers member volunteers to live out their call to be welcoming to all. The complete job description and application are available on the website at www.stjohnsbloomington.org.  For more information or to discuss this position please contact Pr. Christine McNeal at Christine@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 251 or (414) 698-2898.
Closing date: April 3, 2015.

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, MN
Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Celebration Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Youth and Family Ministries – Senior High and Young Adults for a full-time position. We welcome a person who demonstrates a strong commitment to Christian Faith and Lutheran doctrine. Applicants must have a passion to energetically lead and motivate both youth and parents in their Christian walk. Proven communication and organizational skills, a college degree and experience working with youth in grades 9-12 are crucial. We believe our Youth and Family Ministries significantly enrich Celebration’s tradition of guiding young people and their families in Christ-centered lives of celebrating, growing and serving in God’s name. 

If you feel this position is a good fit for you, submit your resume and cover letter by April 1, 2015 to:

Terry Hagen, Director of Operations, Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pine Cone Rd N , Sartell, MN 56377, thagen@celebrationlutheranchurch.com, 320-255-0488 ext. 109 , For additional information about this position, check out our website at www.celebrationlutheranchurch.com.
Closing date: April 15, 2015.

Resurrection Lutheran Preschool, Huntington Beach, California
Preschool Director

Resurrection Lutheran Preschool is seeking a Preschool Director. College graduate preferred with experience as a preschool director or teacher.  Preschool program is currently half day with the potential for after preschool enrichment programs.  We are seeking a person with the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for the program.  A person who can clearly articulate the mission and objections of a Christian school.  Salary range is negotiable and competitive depending on experience. 

Please email resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to rlpdirectorjob@verizon.net.  No telephone calls please.   Applications will be accepted by March 23 or until position is filled
Closing date: April 3, 2015

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN
Part-time Organist/Accompanist

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Bloomington, MN is looking for a part-time organist/accompanist. The organist/accompanist position at St. Luke’s has historically been a job share with one primary person and one secondary. We are looking to fill the secondary position. Position details are as follows: Serve as worship organist/accompanist one Sunday every 5-6 weeks (Program Year Worship Schedule – Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00am; Summer Worship Schedule – Sunday at 9:15 and Wednesday evening at 6:30 or 7:00), Accompany groups and/or individuals for special music and attend required rehearsals (8:30 – St. Luke’s Choir is primary, 10:00 – Jubilee Worship Team is primary), Play for additional services as needed during the holidays, for special events, for funerals, weddings, Prepare preludes and postludes for worship, Collaborate three times a year with Minister of Music and Worship and primary organist  for scheduling and review, Possibly assist with children’s Summer Music Camp in June. Requirements:  Familiarity with ELCA Lutheran liturgy and hymnody, Comfort and skill on both organ and piano. Ability to play a wide range of musical styles – hymnody, choral, contemporary worship songs, Flexible schedule. For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Tawny Homesley, Minister of Music and Worship at tawnyh@stlukes.ws or 952-881-5801.
Closing date: April 3, 2015

First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN
Cantor (Director of Music)-Full time

First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN, invites applications for a FT position as Cantor (Director of Music).  This person will lead the people’s song as organist, conductor, and supervisor of the total music program of the parish.  Candidates should be deeply rooted in Lutheran theology and practice, open to the incorporation of varied musical styles into a strongly liturgical worship tradition and attentive to the involvement of youth in the musical life of the church.  Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in music and ideally some experience as a church musician.  The position is available early summer.  Salary and benefits commensurate with ALCM recommendations. 

For more information about the church and the position, consult http://www.flcstp.org/.Send applications to: Ruth Edberg, Chair of the Search Committee, First Lutheran Church, 1114 Traverse Road

St. Peter, MN 56082.  You can submit your application to the church office at musicflcstp@gmail.com.  Applications should include a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and recording/video of relevant performance.  The Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 15. 
Closing date: April 3, 2015

Saron Lutheran Church, Big Lake, MN
Agape Christian Preschool

Agape Christian Preschool is seeking a Director/Teacher for the 2015-16 School Year.  Applicants must meet MN DHS Rule 3 Director and Teacher qualifications.  Experience working with preschool children and their families is desired. Please send cover letter and resume to agape@saron.org to apply.
Closing date: April 3, 2015

NovusWay Ministries, Arden, NC
Development Director

NovusWay, Inc. is a progressive and growing outdoor ministry in the southeastern United States (Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs and Lutheranch).  The Development Director shall have substantial development experience, be goal and achievement oriented and able to motivate and inspire other development staff.  Experience with major gifts solicitation and conducting capital campaigns, along with a background with the Lutheran church in the south will be helpful.  Regular and extended overnight travel is expected. Apply with resume to mrabon@NovusWay.com by March 15, 2015.

Christ Lutheran Church, Zionsville, IN
Director of Faith Formation for Children and Families

The mission of Christ Church Faith Formation is to equip families to know and trust Christ, to provide encouragement for families to nurture faith in Christ, to celebrate Christ’s grace, and to equip families to be servants in the world. We are seeking an individual to serve part-time as Director of Faith Formation for Children and Families, working with children preschool to age 4. For a full job description: http://www.zionsvillelutheran.org/images/staff/DFF_Job_Description_-_1-29-15.pdf. Maximum 20 hours a week. Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in education).Please send resume and cover letter to officeadmin@zionsvillelutheran.org.  Closing date: April 3, 2015

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oro Valley, Arizona
Organist and Choir Accompanist

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Oro Valley, Arizona (a suburb of Tucson) 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.com

Requisite qualifications for the position will be: Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.  Master’s degree in music preferred, Minimum of three to five years of experience 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.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL
Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator

St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL is hiring a Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator. Do you have a passion for worship? Do you want to provide hospitality and create a memorable first impression for all who walk through our doors? The Guest and Worship Experiences Coordinator is a key member of our staff as he/she provides coordination and support for all worship services, including the creation of worship bulletins. This faithful person also oversees the new member class, schedules and provides hospitality for a variety of meetings and events throughout the year, and recruits and empowers member volunteers to live out their call to be welcoming to all. The complete job description and application are available on the website.  For more information or to discuss this position please contact Pr. Christine McNeal at Christine@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 251 or (414) 698-2898.   Job posting will be open until March 15.

Kaw Prairie Community Church (ELCA-PCUSA), Lenexa KS
FT Contemporary Worship Director

Responsible for leading KP’s guitar-driven, modern eclectic worship services (CCM covers & Crowder-esque hymns, with topical teaching series and weekly eucharist), building typical 5-7 person worship bands, overseeing tech and worship support teams.  Collaborative worship & creative arts planning, occasional choral/ensemble work— and weekly support of youth ministry bands for Sunday night youth ministry, as well.   Lead vocal/guitar skills, and strong leadership and interpersonal skills essential.  Full benefits, flexible schedule, creative & supportive teammates (current gifted staff person is leaving FT ministry for a career in IT).  Expected start would be May 1-June 30, 2015.  Email resume, ideally with media-links or samples, to hr@kawprairie.org
Closing date: April 15, 2015.

St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool, Beaverton, OR
Preschool Teachers

St. Matthew is looking to hire some preschool teachers for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year (and beyond).  The hiring process is starting now, but the job will begin in late August.  Hours will vary Monday-Thursday.  Fair hourly wages D.O.E. are offered.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and references to St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool c/o Tonia Andersen, 10390 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton, OR  97005.  Questions?  Email Tonia at cmctonia@comcast.net.  
Closing date: open until filled (March 30, 2015)

First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea, MN
Church Administrator

First Lutheran is seeking to hire a newly created position of Church Administrator, with work hours between 30 and 40 hours per week. Qualified candidates shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with related experience in business or church management preferred.  Organizational and communication skills are essential.  A vital, growing faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, commitment to the mission of the church and understanding of its ministry is essential. 

Salary range is negotiable and competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Additional information about the position and congregation, including job description and organizational chart, may be found at www.flcal.org or by contacting Lead Pastor John Holt.  Send resume, cover letter, and four work-related references to Lead Pastor John Holt at 301 W. Clark St. Albert Lea, MN, 56007, or johnh@flcal.org.  The position is open until filled with review of resumes beginning on March 9, 2015.

Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
Music Ministry Coordinator

Peace Lutheran Church in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, is searching for a part-time Music Ministry Coordinator to coordinate music ministry, plan and lead music for worship services, direct the Gospel Choir, and nurture musicians with an emphasis on Gospel music as we seek to create Spirit-led, grace-filled worship experiences that connect with the diversity of people in the Hilltop neighborhood.  Our desire is for this leader to be active in the life of the congregation.  10 hours/week.  See job description at peacelutherantacoma.org under “Announcements.”  Send cover letter, resume, and one-page statement of faith to peacechurch2015@yahoo.com or Peace Lutheran Church, 2106 S. Cushman Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405.  Priority deadline is March 1.

Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA
Professor and Chair of Early Childhood Education

Trinity Lutheran College, located in Everett, Wash., is seeking a full-time Professor and Chair of Early Childhood Education. The position requires an innovative, creative, and collaborative education professional who will provide primary teaching and administrative oversight of the undergraduate major, advise and mentor students, coordinate internship placements, and supervise adjunct faculty.  A master’s degree and commitment to Christian higher education is required.  For complete position description, visit www.tlc.edu/jobs
Closing Date: March 20, 2015

Luther College, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Chaplain/Campus Pastor

Saskatchewan Canada is seeking a Chaplain/Campus Pastor, duties ideally commencing August 2015.

For a full ad and description regarding this position, please see: www.luthercollege.edu/university/employment.  Further inquiries may be addressed to:

Jodi Cookson Kydd, Executive Assistant to the President, Luther College, University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan, humanresources@luthercollege.edu .
Closing Date: April 30, 2015

Bethany College, Lindsborg KS
Dean for Spiritual & Congregational Development

Bethany College seeks candidates for the position of Dean for Spiritual Development & Congregational Development who also serves as Campus Pastor at Bethany College. The vacancy was created by the departure of Pastor Noni Strand, Bethany College alum and campus pastor for 23 years. The position is expected to start no later than July 1, 2015.   See job description.

First English Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, WI
Education Coordinator

First English Lutheran Church is seeking a person to become a member of its ministry team as Education Coordinator.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  The ideal candidate should have a college degree in Education or related field and/or proven oneself as a qualified Christian leader.  The Coordinator administrates a total congregational educational program from baptism through adulthood. Please submit resume with salary requirements and references to J. Schmidt@1013 Minnesota St, Oshkosh, WI 54902.
Closing Date: March 30, 2015

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN  55901
Director of XYZ Ministries, Full Time

Gloria Dei is a creative and innovative community seeking to be church differently. This congregation has a nimble, multi-divisional, generational approach to ministry. The Director of XYZ Ministries works collaboratively to design, develop and deliver ministry opportunities for these generations and serve as chief council and advisor for the Senior Pastor of Generation XYZ. This person assists the pastor in fostering and implementing the vision for this ministry. We are looking for a team player who feels called to develop ministry opportunities among these generations, thrives in an environment of constant change, and has the capacity to advise and help implement creative ministry opportunities.
Closing date: March 30, 2015

Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Novato, CA
Executive Director

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is seeking a full time Executive Director - 40 hours per week year round.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Qualifications:  A believing, professing Christian, and an active member of a Christian church.  BS/BA degree required; Administrative Services credential or MA/MS desired.  Minimum two year educational experience.  Strong organizational and management skills.  Plan, create strategies, and carry out responsibilities.  Works well with others and cooperates with School and Church leadership.  Must work well with Middle School, Elementary School, and Preschool Directors, Director of Admissions, and all staff to promote growth and school program.   Requirements for applying:  resume and professional references.  Job Description (https://app.box.com/s/dq8ue92f7re8fw2qy7p39mucpo25navi)
Contact:  Karen Kane (Karen.Kane@goodshepherdlutheran.org)
Closing Date:  Until position filled (posted 2/17/2015)

Cross of Life Lutheran Church, Brookfield WI
Director of Adult Vocal Ensembles

Cross of Life is seeking a Director of Adult Vocal Ensembles.  This position is responsible for all elements of group development, music selection, rehearsal and performance of our Adult Choir, as well as seasonal/occasional ensembles of that larger group.  For more details, please visit our website at www.crossoflife.org.  Cross of Life has a long history of excellence in its music ministry. And, more importantly, Cross of Life has an equally strong history of member participation in its music ministry. We are blessed with a broad array of individuals, from preschoolers through adults, who regularly share their time and musical talents in worship. Multi-generational musical leadership of our services is the norm.  Our musicians provide music at three services per weekend - one on Saturday, two on Sunday morning.  We strive to provide some flexibility in weekend scheduling for our music staff. To inquire about or apply for this position, please contact: Christine Standley, Director of Music Ministries, Email: chris@crossoflife.org, Phone: 262-785-9420.
Closing Date: March 30, 2015

St. Mark Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, PA
Christian Education and Youth Director

Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time Christian Education and Youth Director. This is a part-time position with an average of 15 hours per week. This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting the ministry for the children, youth, and families at Saint Mark through Christian education programs, activities, and events. Some travel required. College graduate with certificate in education, early childhood education, or Christian education preferred. Prior teaching and/or practical experience is desired. Background check and clearances required. A complete job description is available by contacting the church office at 717-766-4482. Interested applicants should submit a resume via email to stmark117@gmail.com or by mail to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 117 West Keller Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, Attn:  Michele Connor.  
Closing Date: March 30, 2015

First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN
Cantor (Director of Music) position

First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN, invites applications for a FT position as Cantor (Director of Music).  This person will lead the people’s song as organist, conductor, and supervisor of the total music program of the parish.  Candidates should be deeply rooted in Lutheran theology and practice, open to the incorporation of varied musical styles into a strongly liturgical worship tradition, and attentive to the involvement of youth in the musical life of the church.  Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in music and ideally some experience as a church musician.  The position is available early summer.  Salary and benefits commensurate with ALCM recommendations.  For more information about the church, the position, and how to apply, consult http://www.flcstp.org/
Closing Date: March 30, 2015

Global Finance Coordinator
Department for World Service
Place of Assignment:
Geneva, Switzerland
Starting Date: 1 July 2015
Duration of Contract:
Initial contract of 5 years
The Global Finance Coordinator is responsible for all financial matters for LWF/DWS Country Programs. He/she is a member of the DWS management team.
See job description for further information.

St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Music Director

Part-Time Music Director to accompany/lead the ELW worship and direct an Adult Choir.
Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy, participate in team in planning worship, direct adult choir. Detailed Position Description available upon request.
Salary range $20,000 to $25,000 annual, determined by experience and education.
Please call or email Dr. Johan Bergh 352-383-5402, pastor@stphiliplc.com
Closing Date: March 15, 2015

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Goodyear, Arizona
Music and Worship Director

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Music and Worship Director. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Pastor with the development and facilitation of our music and worship programs. The position also includes serving as the keyboard musician for two (2) regular Sunday services and other special services throughout the year as well as directing the adult choir. A detailed job description is available by e-mailing the Church at the following address: sandy@celc.phxcoxmail.com. To apply for the position e-mail a resume' with references to the Church.  Hours and salary are negotiable. We will also accept applications that show interest in just the keyboard musician and/or choir director portion of the description. 
Posting close date:  March 6, 2015

Crossways Camping Ministries
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Responsibilities: The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for implementing the marketing and communication strategies of Crossways Camping Ministries (CCM).  The Marketing & Communications Coordinator assists in the general operations of CCM by representing CCM in the community and assisting the Communications and Registration Manager and Executive Director in duties including community event planning, and the development of communications tools (web, e-mail & print). The Marketing & Communications Coordinator reports directly to the Communications and Registration Manager and also works closely with the Executive Director. This position is a part-time position with expected hours of work between 20 – 25 hours per week.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor's degree Marketing, PR or Communications is preferred,  Ability to think strategically, Ability to multi-task and prioritize, Excellent organizational skills, Good listener, with the ability to ask tough questions and gather information, Excellent writing skills, Collaborative team player with the ability to affect change, Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to conduct Internet research, Knowledge of digital marketing, to include social media, Familiarity with websites and content management systems. Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Part-time, hourly position without benefits.  Send letter of interest and resume to: Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer, Executive Director Crossways Camping Ministries, 16 Tri-Park Way, Suite 104, Appleton, WI 54914, 920-882-002 jake@crosswayscamps.org.
Posting close date:  March 6, 2015

Various Locations in Western Washington (Northwest Washington Synod)
Lutheran Counseling Network (LCN), Pastoral Counselor - Licensed Therapist
LCN is seeking licensed or certified pastoral counselors, mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, or psychologists. Must have three years post-graduate clinical experience with appropriate supervision, ability to work within a church setting, to network with pastors and other referral sources / ministry partners. An understanding of the structure and organization of a Protestant congregation is helpful. Active involvement in a Christian congregation is required. Salary is based on fees collected. LCN provides professional liability insurance and state disability insurance. Benefits such as health insurance, pension plans or 401k’s, are at the discretion of the therapist. For more information or to complete an application, visit http://www.lutherancounseling.net/resources.php and under Miscellaneous Resources click on Employment Application.  Mail application to Personnel Committee, Lutheran Counseling Network, 2702 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 or FAX to 253-839-0345. 
Posting close date:  March 6, 2015

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna, VI
Office Manager, FT

Emmanuel Lutheran Church seeks a full-time Office Manager.  Responsibilities include (1) providing administrative and programmatic support to the pastors, church staff, Congregation Council, and lay ministry leaders; (2) assisting congregation members and visitors; (3) preparing the church’s print media and church reports; (4) directing, coordinating, and overseeing office volunteers; (5) maintaining the church calendar and scheduling building usage; (6) maintaining church records and files; and (7) overseeing office databases. The Job Description, which specifies responsibilities, required qualifications and core competencies, and provides salary and benefits information, is posted on elcvienna.org.  Resumes and inquiries must be submitted to elcvienna.applications@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2015.  The expected start date is early May 2015.

Global-International positions

UNITED MISSION TO, NEPAL
Executive Director

UNITED MISSION TO, NEPAL,  – is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Scenically beautiful, culturally diverse, geographically challenging – in spite of strong progress in recent years, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in Asia. The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) is a Christian development agency which, over the last 60 years, has made significant contributions in education, health, industry, rural and community development and peace-building. Currently, UMN works with grassroots organizations in 10 of Nepal’s districts, building their capacity to address the root causes of poverty and bring about sustainable change in their own communities, leading people towards the fullness of life that Jesus spoke about. UMN also continues to operate two hospitals that provide high quality holistic care, particularly to those who cannot afford it elsewhere. We are looking for a new Executive Director to lead UMN into the next stage of its development within the exciting context of Nepal.  NOTE: This is not a salaried position, the postholder will be need to seek support through one of UMN’s partner organizations. Further information available on  www.umn.org.np/ed_docs/EDRP2015.pdf.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to Ann McConkey. Resumes must be received electronically by March 31, 2015. For more information about UMN, view http://www.umn.org.np/.