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.

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Product Marketer, Children

The Product Marketer is responsible for building strong brands by achieving the qualitative and quantitative objectives of assigned markets and product lines.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/.
Closing Date: December 15, 2014.  

Minneapolis Area Synod, Minneapolis, MN
Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Vitality

This person assists the bishop in promoting congregational vitality, working with call processes, transitions, and pastoral care. This assistant provides leadership in conflict situations, and coordinates work with the Global Companion and UNITE program committees.

The Assistant to the Bishop must be on the ordained clergy roster of the ELCA. The synod is looking for someone who is innovative, collegial, experienced in systems theory and congregational redevelopment, adept at guiding congregations at critical junctures and during times of transitions, and focused centrally on the mission of the gospel. For additional information about this position, its requirements, and how to apply, go to: http://www.mpls-synod.org/synod-staff-opening/
Closing Date: November 30, 2014.

Elim Lutheran Church, Petaluma, CA
Youth Ministry Leader for Senior High
Elim Lutheran Church, a 450-member ELCA congregation in Northern California, seeks an energetic, responsible, Christ-centered individual to serve as our Youth Ministry Leader for senior high youth. This is a part time position (10-15 hours a week), available immediately. The initial term of this position is through July 2015. Responsibilities include planning and implementing faith formation activities for senior high youth, planning youth trips and retreats and creating fellowship and service experiences for high school youth. Preferred applicants will have previous leadership experience with youth. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send CV’s or resumes and contact information to jobs@elimpetaluma.org, or mail to Elim Lutheran Church, Attn: Personnel Committee, 504 Baker St, Petaluma, CA 94952. Additional information about our congregation and a full job description is available at: elimpetaluma.org.
Deadline: November 30, 2014.

Oaks Indian Mission, Oaks, OK
Director of Child Care

The Oaks Indian Mission, a residential child care ministry for American Indian children, is seeking a Director of Child Care. The Oaks Indian Mission is a ministry that has existed for over two-hundred years, and continues to provide a caring home for children while promoting growth in the areas of culture, education, emotional health, spiritual renewal, and faith formation. The Director of Child Care will be responsible for all aspects of our children's well-being and care management, while managing house parents and working with contracted counselors, social workers and case managers. This position requires effectively working with Department of Human Services of Oklahoma and multiple Tribal Nations.  If you would like to see the job description in full, please visit our website at  http://oaksindianmission.org. To apply for this position, or if you have further inquiries regarding this position, please send your resume and/or questions to Vance Blackfox, executive director, at vance.blackfox@oaksindianmission.org
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Project Manager

The Project Manager manages budgets, schedules, and processes for sparkhouse product development projects, driving greater efficiency as project teams create print, video, and interactive products that deliver on-time and on-budget.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information. 
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Product Marketer
The Product Marketer is responsible for building strong brands by achieving qualitative and quantitative objectives of assigned markets and product lines.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information.
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Director of Stewardship Leadership

(Combined Administrative & Faculty Responsibilities)
Luther Seminary is seeking a leader passionate about stewardship theology and practice to serve as full-time Director of Stewardship Leadership, an endowed position.  In this unique role, the Director of Stewardship Leadership will combine administrative work with teaching and research to advance the goal of shaping a multidimensional culture of stewardship theology and practice in households, congregations, and society. Direct applications or nominations to: Office of Human Resources, Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, employment@luthersem.edu
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA

The Admissions Specialist serves full-time and is actively engaged in student recruitment through admissions travel and nurturing prospective student relationships. The Admissions Specialist works closely with the Director for Admissions and other Department for Vocation staff to support the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary.  For more detailed information on this position, please go to www.wartburgseminary.edu . Then go to the "about us" tab to find the employment opportunity.
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Organist and Choir Accompanist

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Oro Valley, Arizona 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.comThe deadline for applying is December 5, 2014 or until the position is filled.  Requisite qualifications for the position will be:
Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.  Master’s degree in music preferred.  Minimum  experience of three to five years 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.
Closing Date: December 7, 2014

Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, MD OR Minneapolis, MN Engagement Manager
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) seeks an Engagement Manager. The Engagement Manager is responsible for project management and relationship development for several key constituent engagement areas, including LWR Fair Trade, Thrivent Financial engagement strategy, donor acknowledgement and both existing and new large-scale projects related to increasing congregational/constituent engagement. Project management responsibilities include managing project timelines, overseeing deliverables, marketing communications planning and development and collaborating with and supporting colleagues in executing their portions of plans. In addition to project management, the Engagement Manager is responsible for institutional expertise in Fair Trade and Thrivent, conceptualizing and implementing strategies, managing relationships, identifying and attending events, and building awareness/raising education. This position may be based at LWR's HQ in Baltimore, MD or at LWR's office in Minneapolis, MN.
The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.

Please view http://lwr.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-637149.html for a full position description and application instructions.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago City, MN
Director of Youth Ministry

Seeking a Christian individual to direct and support youth ministry in grades 6-12.  Responsibilities include building relationships with middle and high school age youth, coordinating opportunities for fellowship, education, mission and worship.  This is a part-time position (16 hour/week).  Job description can be viewed on our website:  http://www.zionlcc.org/job-opening.html. Send resume to office@zionlcc.org
Deadline November 30, 2014

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watertown, WI
Director of Music Ministries

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown, WI is looking for a full-time Director of Music Ministries. This position is responsible for planning and overseeing our musical groups including: Senior Choir, Bell Choirs, Men’s Choir and Praise Band. Our Director provides leadership for the traditional and blended services both vocally and instrumentally as the worship leader. Skills required: Experience conducting both traditional and contemporary Lutheran worship services. Ability to recruit and lift up musical gifts of others within the congregation.  Proficiency must be demonstrated in organ, piano, and keyboard.  Associate or Bachelor’s Degree. Salary is commensurate with experience.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume, a copy of your college transcripts, and a video or audio of past leading/directing, if possible, to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, c/o Personnel Committee, 204 N 10th Street, Watertown, WI  53094 or email to eskesarah@hotmail.com.  Check us out at http://www.watertownimmanuel.org.  Resumes must be received by November 17, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Congregational and Community Care Leadership

Luther Seminary, the largest of the eight ELCA seminaries, located in St. Paul, MN, is seeking a theologically reflective and imaginative person for a tenure-eligible position in Congregational and Community Care Leadership. Candidates should have ministry experience and be committed to communal-contextual and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care and demonstrate the capacity to relate theology with psychology and other social sciences in caring for persons, congregations, and communities. Responsibilities include teaching foundational and elective courses in Congregational and Community Care leadership in a variety of academic programs, the ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching and learning is required. A Ph.D. in pastoral care, congregational ministry, practical theology or the equivalent is required.Review of applications will begin after November 14th 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. For full job description and application information please see: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx
Closing date:  November 30, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) Stevens Point, WI
Senior Choir Director

Trinity Lutheran Church is looking for a Senior Choir Director. If you are interested learning more or in applying for this position, we hope you will contact us.  The Senior Choir Director would lead the Choir during worship two (occasionally more) Sundays a month (September through May).  Included would be worship services on Thanksgiving, Christmas and some Wednesdays during Lent.  The Senior Choir rehearses on Wednesdays evenings (60 to 90 minutes). Candidates should be comfortable with a blend of traditional and modern worship styles/music. Preferred qualifications include Choral music education, training or experience, choral ensemble conducting experience, keyboard and accompaniment skills, and familiarity with worship planning. Our goal is to have the new Senior Choir Director begin in January of 2015.  Those wishing more detailed description of the position can contact Pastor Steve Olson at Trinity Lutheran (715-344-2869 or stevenolson@trinitysp.com).  To apply a resume should be sent to Trinity Lutheran 1410 Rogers Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481. We would like to receive all interested resumes by November 28, 2014.

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Faculty Position in Homiletics

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago welcomes applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position with primary teaching responsibilities in the area of preaching, with an appointment beginning in the fall semester of 2015. The person appointed to this position will be installed in the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics and will join a faculty committed to a lively engagement between the church and the life of the world.  Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart, chair of the search committee, at homiletics.search@lstc.edu  by 14 November 2014. All materials should be submitted electronically.
Closing Date: November 15, 2014.  See detail information.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, IL
Deaconess Community, Director of Operations

The Deaconess Community supports and develops skilled and committed Lutheran women to offer servant leadership to all of God’s people through service in church and society. Members of the Deaconess Community are rostered leaders in the churches and organizations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and serve in a wide variety of roles and contexts. A complete job description can be downloaded at: http://deaconesscommunity.org/employment-opportunity/. Men and women who are not rostered with the ELCA or ELCIC are encouraged to apply as are persons from ecumenical partner traditions. Send resume and cover letter to Kirk Stiffney: kirk@stiffneygroup.com Rostered leaders of the ELCA or ELCIC should also activate their RLP and have their synod office send it to Kirk Stiffney.  
Closing Date:  Until position is filled.

Global Health Ministries, Minneapolis Minnesota
Full-Time with Benefits
Global Health Ministries (GHM) is now accepting applications for Executive Director. We are a highly volunteer 501(c)(3) organization supporting Lutheran-based health care in over 30 countries. Twenty five years ago GHM started shipping medical equipment and supplies to international partners as well as granting funds to projects for Lutheran health programs. Increasingly, we are expanding our focus to help our partners build their capacity to sustain their health programs and deliver lasting, measurable improvements to community health.The Executive Director’s primary functions are to lead GHM, its volunteers, and board into effective relationships with our Lutheran partners around the world to bring about measurable improvements in the health of the populations they minister to in Christ’s name. This role includes overall administrative and financial oversight, outreach and communication with partners and donors, fundraising, and advocacy and development of collaborative efforts with national and international partners to advance Lutheran health care ministries around the world. International travel is required. Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits. Start date second quarter of 2015. Application deadline is November 14, 2014. For further information, contact Gary Gronert at garyg@usfamily.net or 1-952-831-1287. For more information about GHM go to www.ghm.org
Closing Date: October 30, 2014

Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN
Adult Choir Director

Seeking Adult Choir Director (approx. 6 hrs/week) to provide choral music leadership for adult choir which sings in worship September through May and periodically for other festival worship.  The ideal candidate is a faith-centered musician dedicated to spreading the Gospel through music and continually striving to expand the variety of music used in worship. Demonstration of vocal leadership, conducting and proficient keyboard skills are required.   A complete job description is available on our website at www.atonementlutheran.org.  To apply send resume and cover letter to Marcia Handahl, Director of Music Ministry, at office@atonementlutheran.org
Closing Date: October 30, 2014