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. 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

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL
Director of Operations

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, is seeking a Director of Operations.  This position oversees the financial, administrative and property management functions of the congregation and supervises the administrative support staff.  Compensation:  Annual salary will be determined on the basis of qualifications, experience, and background.  A minimum salary of $50,000 has been established.  This is a 12-month position and benefits include a pension plan, vacation days, sick days, medical/dental insurance, and life insurance. Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application and resume, by email or US mail, to: Suzanne Warner (HR@bethlehemluth.org), Director of Church Operations Job Search Bethlehem Lutheran Church P.O. Box 3950, 1145 N 5th Ave, St Charles, IL 60174.
Closing Date:  Feb. 20, 2015

Hope Lutheran Church, Boise, ID
Director for Young Disciples Ministry, FT

Hope Lutheran Church (ELCA), a Christ-centered, Spirit-fed, 400 member congregation in the Boise, Idaho area, just minutes away from a great variety of outdoor recreation, is seeking a full time Director for our Young Disciples Ministry.  This person will build relationships with and spiritually guide the children and youth, while equipping their families to lead them in faith.   He or she will also develop and nurture volunteers to expand the possibilities for young and old to grow in faith together.  The Director will infuse energy and creativity into all programs driving this ministry. Qualifications for this position include a growing personal faith consistent with Lutheran theology as well as strong teaching, relational and organizational skills.  Interested candidates should have a college degree, experience in children and youth ministries is preferred, an ability to work with a team, and a passion for leading young people from preschool through high school age. For more information go to www.hopeeagle.org and click on the “News” tab.  Submit resume with a cover letter and inquiries by email to jobs@hopeeagle.org.
Closing Date:  Feb. 20, 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.

Nativity Lutheran Church, Bend, OR
Youth & Family Ministry

Nativity Lutheran and First United Methodist churches in Bend, Oregon seek a creative and dynamic individual to serve in a full-time shared youth ministry position for a vibrant, progressive, ecumenical community youth group. Full benefits, Salary D.O.E.. Inquiries: Contact Pastor Chris Kramer 541-388-0765, Please send cover letter, references and resume to:  Youth Ministry Position, Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850,  Brosterhous Rd, Bend, Or 97702. Position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Bend Youth Collective, please view: https://www.facebook.com/BendYouthCollective

Job Description is posted at:
Closing Date: Feb 20, 2015

St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Waverly, IA
Administration/Principal (Preschool – Sixth Grade)

DATE POSTED:   January 14, 2015, DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015
MISSION STATEMENT: St. Paul’s Lutheran School is dedicated to providing quality education where Christian faith is taught, learned, and lived. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in elementary education or in a related field, Iowa State certification, previous elementary classroom experience preferred, previous experience as a school administrator preferred, an active and contributing member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or willingness to become an active and contributing associate member.

RESPONSIBILTIES & SKILLS: Academic and curriculum development, personnel management and development, budget management and development, scheduling, Safety/Emergency, General duties

Interested candidates may inquire or apply by submitting their cover letter, resume, credentials, and three letters of reference to Lisa Alexander, School Board Chair, hr@stpaulswaverly.org, or to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Attn: Lisa Alexander, School Board Chair, 212 Second St. NW, Waverly, IA 50677.
CLOSING DATE:  March 2, 2015 or until position filled

Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Conroe, TX
Summer Youth Intern

Do you know of someone looking for a summer internship opportunity? Do you have any college youth looking for a way to grow in their faith and as a leader? Tree of Life Lutheran in Conroe, Texas is looking for a summer youth intern. The objective is to serve, lead, teach, mentor, and motivate the youth of Tree of Life in their walk with God. Full job description.

Youth interns at Tree of Life see themselves as spiritual mentors for youth, and most importantly, as living examples for what a Christian life should be.

The intern will always be expected to demonstrate the highest level of integrity at all times, even during non-work hours. All applicants should have completed their freshman year in college and be at least 21 years old. The intern should be seeking a career in ministry or in the process of discerning God’s calling for his or her life.  Please email your resume to youth@treechurch.net for consideration.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

Global-International positions

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/.