NovusWay, Inc. Tallapoosa, GA
NovusWay, Inc. has a 70-year history of operating camp, retreat and conference centers in the southeastern United States. Lutheran 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: email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Program Manager for Family Reunification
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 Program Manager for Family Reunification who will provide oversight, technical assistance and support to partners within the Safe Release Support network. S/he will provide guidance, training, and support to various LIRS stakeholders both internally and externally. S/He will provide program implementation and management of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Safe Release Support Program in order to facilitate meeting LIRS strategic goals and standards in accordance with federal and non-federal funder reporting requirements. S/He will support a culture of welcome to the LIRS network of affiliates and at the national level in the promotion of growth and innovation in seeking stronger understanding of ways to better serve and protect vulnerable immigrant and refugee minors.
To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by close of business on Friday, October 21, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-744295.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.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Refugee Advocacy Officer
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 Refugee Advocacy Officer who will carry out LIRS’s advocacy efforts in collaboration with the Director for Advocacy and other LIRS staff to ensure the organization achieves its overall objectives in key priority areas with an emphasis on our work around refugee resettlement. S/He will shape and execute advocacy priorities and policy recommendations and will support LIRS partners and networks in advocacy through direct working relationships, participation in advocacy planning and events, and coordination.
To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by close of business on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-743957.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.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Director for Grants Finance
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 Director for Grants Finance who will provide financial oversight of all federal award lifecycles beginning with the pre-award cost proposal preparation, through the administration of the award while the award is active, to post-award financial reporting and close-out. S/He will be responsible for ensuring the financial integrity and financial compliance with Federal and award-specific guidelines, including all reporting and other required processes. S/He will work closely with program managers to proactively manage the finances of the awards and sub awards, develop forecasts, identify and resolve potential issues. With the goal of optimizing LIRS’s opportunity to provide value to migrants, and develop and maintain a strong network of local service providers, the Director will contribute to the risk assessment of sub-recipients, work to strengthen their financial acumen and results, and monitors their compliance to award guidelines.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Tuesday, October 18, 2016 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-743989.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, IL
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 email@example.com. Information about Grace is at www.checkgrace.org.
Closing date is November 30, 2016
Luther Memorial Church of Chicago, IL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to the Pastor via email@example.com or (773) 5389-3018.
St Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Waverly, Iowa
Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Our growing congregation is seeking an energetic and creative faith leader for our youth and family ministries. This candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing programs for youth and families, including faith-building and service opportunities. Be active in confirmation and special worship services for youth and family. Coordinate and equip volunteers as well as work cooperatively with church and school staff, to develop and support youth and family ministry activities. This is a full-time position. Please email your resume and cover letter with a request for a full job description to the interview committee c/o Pastor Joyce Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by October 8, 2016
Grace Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, IL
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.
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 email@example.com to apply.
The Saint Paul Area Synod
Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation
The Saint Paul Area Synod seeks to call an Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation. The Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation reports to the bishop and works in partnership with synod staff to identify, equip, and strengthen leaders in this church, particularly in matters related to candidacy, mobility, spiritual formation and call process. A full job description can be found here: http://www.spas-elca.org/sites/default/files/Position%20Description%20AB%20for%20Vocational%20Formation.pdf Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and either an annotated resume or an ELCA Rostered Leader’s Profile to Anna Grunner, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 3 with a start date anticipated yet this fall.
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