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.

Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL
Assistant Director of Programs

Wheat Ridge Ministries (WRM) provides start-up funding and resources for inspired leaders in the Lutheran community and is known for strong relationships with its partners. WRM’s program department is building capacity and expertise in knowledge management and impact assessment. The Assistant Director of Programs is a key member of the WRM team, working closely with other members of the WRM staff to ensure that communications, development and program activities are integrated. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The Assistant Director of Programs reports to the Director of Programs, and ultimately is responsible to the president of WRM. Benefits will be provided consistent with WRM personnel policies. The individual needs to possess a passion for health and human care ministries and WRM’s mission. The Assistant Director of Programs’ primary responsibility is to advance the mission of WRM in coordination with the Director of Programs through grant making and other programmatic offerings such as convenings, webinars, workshops and capacity building support. This person also interacts with the WRM staff to assist and support communications and development efforts. The Assistant Director of Programs will have a particular focus on analysis and evaluation of program impact. See the full job description and information about applying here: http://www.wheatridge.org/employment .
Deadline: September 15, 2015

Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo, ND
Director of Music & Arts Ministry (Full-time)

Lutheran Church of the Cross is a growing, exciting, and amazing place to serve the Gospel! We are searching for a partner to serve as Director of Music & Arts Ministry. The ideal candidate: is passionate about worship, is creative musically and artistically, is Lutheran theologically, takes work seriously, is fun-loving, wants to serve a growing and fast-paced church. We are young (average worship under 40, average weekly worship 850) and open to a wide variety of music and worship styles. We enjoy the rich traditions of Christian music infused with new life. We use “sacred” and “secular” music alike. Our vision for worship is the merging of tradition and the culture we live in today. For more information about LCC, visit us at www.facebook.com/lutheranchurchofthecross or www.lcc-wf.com. For a full position description and more info e-mail Pastor Joel Baranko at jbaranko@lcc-wf.com
Posting Deadline: September 31, 2015.

Hope Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Hope Lutheran is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. Emphasis is on Middle and High School young people and their families. Camp ministry experience and musical gifts are a big plus. Preference given to ELCA congregational members.  Salary and benefits depend on experience, but will be based on Northwest Wisconsin Synod Guidelines. Position description and details are at www.hopechurchec.com.
Posting Deadline: September 31, 2015.

Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Washington
Music Minister Position

Peace Lutheran Church in Tacoma’s Hilltop is searching for a part-time Music Minister 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.  See job description at peacelutherantacoma.org under “Announcements.”  Send cover letter and resume to peacechurch2015@yahoo.com or Peace Lutheran Church, 2106 S. Cushman Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405. 
Priority deadline is September 31, 2015.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN
Director of Music and Worship, Part-time

The Director of Music and Worship at Shepherd is called to lead assigned aspects of worship through music and the arts.  In addition to planning and coordinating the overall music program in partnership with the Senior Pastor, this person will maintain instruments, oversee the sound system, supervise other hired musicians, manage the music budget, and other duties as necessary to strengthen the music program at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The Director will demonstrate a belief in Jesus Christ by sharing their faith with others, worshipping regularly, having an open heart, growing mind, faithful spirit and enthusiasm for music ministry.  The position is 35 hrs/week part-time salaried from Sep-May, 20 hrs/week from Jun-Aug.  Please send resume and cover letter to:  operations@shepherdshoreview.org  with attention to: Music Director Search Committee.  A full job description can be found here (PDF): http://shepherdhills.bizland.com/main/sohcurrent/Director%20of%20Music%20and%20Worship%20Job%20Description.pdf
Posting Deadline: September 15, 2015

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Baltimore, MD.
Manager for Congregational Outreach (Full time)

The Manager for Congregational Outreach (MCO) will manage LIRS external relationships with Lutheran individuals and congregations. The MCO will inspire and grow the base of Lutheran allies and congregations by cultivating strategic partnerships that further the LIRS mission. S/he will promote Refugee Sunday and other key organizational initiatives with Lutheran congregations and will ensure maximum organizational participation in synod assemblies, district conventions and other major church-wide events. The MCO will conduct needs assessment; develop and promote faith-based educational resources to engage congregations around priority LIRS issues and organizational initiatives; and provide support through ongoing communications. The MCO will represent LIRS at selected events and connect congregations and individuals to deeper engagement as volunteers, advocates, donors, and communicators. S/he will also contribute to the promotion of local and national events. To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-690243.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  Application deadline: Ongoing until filled. LIRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMPLIES WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS.
Posting Deadline: September 15, 2015

Hope Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH

Hope Lutheran Church in Toledo, OH is seeking to fill its part time organist/accompanist position.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead liturgical and congregational song at our traditional worship services on our Zimmer Pipe Organ (29 rank, 3 manuals, 4 divisions) as well as serve as the keyboardist for our praise worship and accompany the Senior Choir.  Hope has 2 weekly worship services on Sunday Morning, weekly choir rehearsal during the program year and weekly praise team rehearsal.  We are looking for a person of deep Christian faith who can work in a team setting.   We will also consider splitting the position into two positions with one providing music for our traditional worship service and one accompanying the praise team.   A full job description can be found at www.HopeToledo.net and resumes can be sent to office@hopetoledo.net.  Please indicate whether you are interested in the full position or playing for our praise worship or traditional.
Posting Deadline: September 15, 2015

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Austin, MN
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, MN is seeking to add a partner in ministry to serve as our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, an important part of our Children, Youth, and Family Ministries team.  This position is a half-time salaried growth position, with the opportunity to serve in an eager and diverse community.  Information about this position and the OSLC congregation can be found at www.oursaviorsaustin.org/jobpostings.htm or by going to www.oursaviorsaustin.org and clicking on Job Postings on the “About Us” drop-down tab. Applications should include an appropriate resume and a completed job application found at the above web locations, and should be submitted attention to Marcia Pedersen via email at mpedersen@oursaviorsaustin.org or by mail at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 West Oakland Avenue, Austin, MN  55912, Attention – Marcia Pedersen.  Initial application deadline will be Friday, September 18th at 5 p.m.  Questions can be directed to Marcia Pedersen at mpedersen@oursaviorsaustin.org.
Posting Deadline: September 15, 2015

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI
Director of Family & Youth Ministry

St. Luke's Lutheran Church is seeking a passionate Director of Family & Youth ministry for a full-time position. This individual will join us in encouraging, supporting, and nurturing the faith formation of our children, youth, and families, which is grounded in the gift of God’s grace, and empowering a life changing connection with Jesus Christ. Also look for this individual to support our baptismal promises by inviting, fostering, and planning cross+generational gatherings. Please submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to: Pastor Karen Pahl at kpahl@stlukeslutheran.org. You may also find out more details at: http://www.stlukeslutheran.org
Posting Deadline: September 15, 2015

Crossways Camping Ministries--Waupaca, WI
Servant-Leadership Internship Program

This year-long ministry training offers young adults an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, grow in faith, gain valuable learning experiences and explore a career in ELCA Lutheran Outdoor Ministry.  The program offers an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community at Pine Lake Camp (Waupaca, WI) while actually serving in a variety of opportunities at the three sites of Crossways Camping Ministries.  For more information: Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer, Executive Director, jake@crosswayscamps.org or 920-882-6830 or  www.crosswayscamps.org
Closing posting date: August 31, 2015.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marion, WI
Collaborative Ministry Position

Director of Faith Formation & Crossways Camping Ministries
St. John’s Lutheran Church and Crossways Camping Ministries have developed a partnership to provide a year-round, full-time ministry opportunity in congregation and outdoor ministry.  The Director of Faith Formation will serve the education and family ministry programs at St John’s Church in Marion, WI. In addition, the candidate will serve the pastoral needs of staff and campers at the three sites of Crossways Camping Ministries during the summer.  This  engaged in programming throughout the year.  For more information or to apply, contact:  Rev. Brad Dokken, Pastor, 715-754-5201, pastorbraddokken@gmail.com        or www.stjohnsmarion.org. 
Closing posting date: August 31, 2015.

Lutheran Care Charitable, New York

Lutheran Care Charitable Network (LCCN) seeks a chaplain to provide and direct services and activities for the spiritual needs of residents in our 280 bed nursing home and 68 bed adult home on the same campus.  Work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm.  On campus housing is available at modest rent.  Clinton is between Utica and Syracuse in Central Upstate NY in an area with both many cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Qualifications: Ordained Lutheran Pastor, Minimum 5 years combined experience in parish ministry and chaplaincy in a health care setting. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Apply on line at: http://www.lutherancare.org/employment/employment-application-form
Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.

Lutheran Services, DesMoines, Iowa
President and CEO

Headquartered in Des Moines, Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) is one of Iowa’s largest human service agencies with 1,100 employees and 17 office locations across the state.  The agency’s programs include refugee community services; early childhood programs; residential treatment for children and youth; Pediatric Integrated Health Home; disability services; behavioral health services; mental health services; foster home recruitment/retention; and Family Safety, Risk, and Permanency.   The agency’s new leader will be a person of faith, committed to the Christian mission of LSI.  S/he will nurture relationships with key stakeholders; advocate for LSI with policy makers and legislators; work with a strong management team to position LSI for the transition to Medicaid managed care; and ensure the continuation of a collaborative culture in which innovation is fostered. Inquiries, nominations and resumes should be directed electronically to Cynthia Barth, Managing Director, Diversified Search, at LSIowaPres@divsearch.com.
Closing posting date: August 31, 2015

Lutheran Social Services, Washington, DC
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, LSS/NCA: Headquartered in Washington, DC, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) provides a broad array of intensive, community-based services to 2000 families in need each year in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. With a budget of $8M, 7 office locations across the region, and a diverse staff of 80, LSS/NCA reaches out to the most vulnerable providing adoption services, caregiver support, disaster response, foster care and unaccompanied refugee minor programs, refugee and immigrant services and camps for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The agency’s new leader will be a person of faith, committed to the Christian mission of LSS/NCA.  S/he will nurture relationships with key stakeholders and partners; actively participate in the agency’s fundraising efforts; maintain and enhance critical governmental relationships; lead the agency’s planning process; drive continued improvement of internal operations and ensure the continuation of a collaborative culture in which innovation is fostered. Inquiries, nominations and resumes should be directed electronically to Sara Connolly, Managing Director, Diversified Search, at LSSNCA@divsearch.com.,
Closing posting date: August 31, 2015

University of Texas, Austin TX
Lutheran Campus Pastor

Inquiries related to the full time position of Lutheran Campus Pastor at The University of Texas at Austin should be directed to Herb.Palmer@elca.org . Please include email and phone contact information, current Call and location, and your name. To be considered, all interested persons must be on the active clergy roster of the ELCA, have a current RLP filed, and willing to participate in an Initial Interview related to their interests, experience, gifts, and background. Inquiries will be received until August 31, 2015.

Zion Lutheran Church, Huron, OH
Music Director

Zion Lutheran Church is searching for a Music Director to lead its music ministry. Zion is a vibrant faith community located in Huron, OH, which was recently named one of the best small towns in America (CNN, 2015). We gather to worship, to grow in faith, to serve the world God made and loves, and to connect with each other. The music director provides organ and piano accompaniment for worship services and directs the choir and hand bells. Contact the church office (419-433-4711, zionhuron@gmail.com) or visit our website (zionhuron.org) for a detailed job description. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume, including three references, to Zion Lutheran Church, 930 S. Main St., Huron, OH 44839 by August 31, 2015.

Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Clermont, Florida
Part Time Administrative Coordinator

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is seeking a Part Time Administrative Coordinator; complete job description available by contacting the church at 352-394-3382; send resume to churchoffice@shephillsclermont.com., August 31, 2015.

Augsburg Fortress, Human Resources Assistant
Part Time (20-25 Hours / week)

The human resources assistant is the first point of contact for the human resources department.  This position encompasses staffing, HR administration, employee training and development, benefits administration, and facilities management. Augsburg Fortress offers the following benefits package to regular part time employees including monthly vacation accrual, pre-tax transportation program, 403(b) retirement and savings plan, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center! The beautiful, corporate headquarters is located in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.  To learn more about us, please visit: www.augsburgfortress.org.
Closing posting date: August 31, 2015.

Galilee Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, WI
Director of Christian Life (Full Time)

We are seeking a full partner in ministry, with an active faith centered in Jesus Christ, to create and nurture a culture of active congregational members.  This organized, professional leader will build, develop and facilitate programs that enable growth and renewal in each Galilean’s Baptismal life.  This people-person should be exited to share their theological depth and Lutheran understanding of Christianity within a growing, dynamic community.  The key to success for this leader will be their ability to engage and equip Lay Leaders to build excitement for all ministry areas and activities, with a focus on program coordination from birth through High School.  Galilee Lutheran Church is a congregation of nearly 700 members that sees itself as “a center for ministry and spiritual formation.”  We are located in a growing area in the beautiful Lake Country community of southeastern Wisconsin, and our campus is about a 25 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.  Galilee is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and strongly supports the work and ministry of Christ through the Greater Milwaukee Synod.  Galilee also has active partnership ministries with congregations in Tanzania, El Salvador and Milwaukee. See Job Description at: http://galileelc.org/directorofchristianlife/ , Send Cover Letter and Resume to:  Pastor Jay A. Ford, Galilee Lutheran Church, N24 W26430 Crestview Drive, Pewaukee, Wisconsin  53072, Phone: 262.691-2380, E-mail: PastorJay@GalileeLC.org,  
Posting closing date on August 15, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lafayette, IN
Minister of Liturgy and Music

Position Type: Part Time, Hours: 25
Description: Plan, Coordinate and play for Modern Liturgy Worship, 8:15 AM Sunday with praise team and music ensemble. Plan, Coordinate and play for Traditional Worship, 10:45 AM Sunday.  Direct and play for chancel choir at 10:45 AM Sundays Plan, coordinate and play for seasonal worship services such as Christmas Eve (3 services), Mid-Week Advent, Mid-Week Lent and Holy Week services. Work with Pastor and worship committee to plan liturgy and worship. Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly worship committee meetings.

Oversee maintenance and care of Martin Ott Tracker Organ and Yamaha C7 Conservatory Class Piano. Maintain orderly storage of music library. Administer and monitor budget for music ministries. Skills needed: 3-5 Years as a Church Musician preferred.  Organ and piano skills
Choral Direction, Experience leading contemporary worship, blended worship and traditional worship. Compensation: 20,000 – 25,000 compensation commiserates with experience and skill set.  Also includes a benefit package.  Contact Name: Rev. Dr. David M. Doane, Date Needed: Earliest availability. Location: 1005 N 21st Street, Lafayette, IN  47905, Phone:  765-447-4205, E-Mail: office@htlcweb.org, Website: www.htlcweb.org.
Posting closes on August 15, 2015

Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Sales & Service Specialist
Immediate Opening for 2 full-time employees and 4 part-time Home Agents

PURPOSE: This position is the first point of contact for our valued customers.  They help our customers with any and all inquiries regarding sales and service.  Most importantly they are responsible for building and maintaining strong customer relationships. It is the responsibility of the specialist to provide the ultimate customer experience, insuring sales and service levels are consistently exceeded.  TO APPLY:  Please send Cover Letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/.

A competitive benefits package is provided for all regular employees. The beautiful, corporate headquarters located in downtown Minneapolis employs approximately 140 employees while an additional 13 employees work out of our office in Canada.

Production Assistant - Sparkhouse Video
Immediate Opening

Team: Sparkhouse Video, Status: Flexible Part Time, Location: Minneapolis
PURPOSE: To provide assistance to the Video Production Manager in Sparkhouse, as well as other Sparkhouse managers as needed. Relationships Reports to: Video Production Manager, Sparkhouse Internal relationships with: Video team, marketing team, design team External relationships with: Film crews, copy editors, script authors.

Job Specifications: Commitment to Augsburg Fortress Publishers Mission, Vision, and Values. Bachelor’s degree, experience in video production preferred Strong technology skills being proficient in MS Office and Outlook Ability to proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation Exemplary administrative and organizational skills, being able to multitask and prioritize various projects to meet strict deadlines Flexibility and ability to problem solve in numerous situations Excellent oral and written communication skills, being highly professional in all communications Demonstrated sound decision making and using good judgment with minimal supervision.

Augsburg Fortress was recently recognized by Star Tribune with the Top Workplaces award for 2015. The beautiful, corporate headquarters located in downtown Minneapolis employs approximately 140 employees while an additional 30 are employed at our Distribution Center in Grove City, OH and Canada.

TO APPLY:  Please send Cover Letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/,
Posting closes on August 15, 2015

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. A complete position description can be found at http://beth-luth.org. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to blckal@montanasky.us.
Posting closes on August 15, 2015

Director/Minister of Music
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI

Minister of Music
Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor, PA

Director of Operations
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church in Austin, TX

TX Office Administrator
Atascocita Lutheran Church, Humble, TX

Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship
Northwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA 

Director of Children’s Ministry
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Austin, TX


Associate Pastor for Congregational Ministries, Paris, France
Start date: January 1, 2016

Interested candidates should submit their application via email to  acpsearchcommittee@gmail.com no later than September 15, 2015.  Do NOT use the ELCA’s online application form to apply—we will not receive it. To be considered for the call, candidates must submit the APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS required directly to acpsearchcommittee@gmail.com. Download the Job description.
Application deadline: September 15, 2015