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.

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.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Canfield, OH
Administrative Assistant
Lord of Life Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant whose duties will include working closing with the Pastor, Treasurer, and financial secretary, preparing weekly church bulletins, the monthly newsletter, the annual report, and day-to-day communications with members and vendors. Proficiency in MS Word and MS Publisher are a must and knowledge of MS Excel is helpful. Must be a good communicator, organized, and a self-starter. Please send resume with cover letter to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Attn: Pastor Rebecca R. Zielke, 550 North Broad Street, Canfield, Oh 44406.

Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Part-time Church Musician

Wicker Park Lutheran Church is a vibrant, diverse, and growing congregation with approximately 100 members that has experienced 29% growth in the past 9 months. Worship is described as traditional with expansive Lutheran theology. We seek an approximately 10 hour per week church musician to foster spiritual and religious experiences through a communal ministry of music by providing music during worship services and accompanying the choir. Our Moller organ is a historical landmark instrument from 1906 with 2-manuals, 25-ranks and has been described as a prototype for pneumatic organs. Proficiency in organ and piano and willingness to work in a team-based music ministry with both clergy and laity are essential. The full job description may be obtained at www.wickerparklutheran.org. Resumes with cover letters, may be sent to music@wickerparklutheran.org. Closing Date for applications is October 31, 2014.

Chicago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City, MN
Youth Ministry Coordinator- Part-time

Chicago Lake Lutheran Church is seeking applications for a half-time youth ministry coordinator for 6th through 12 grade youth and their families. A position description and application can be found at www.chisagolakelutheranchurch.org. Inquiries can also be made by calling 651-257-6300. Compensation will be based upon experience and education.
Closing Date: October 30, 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.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, DesPlaines, IL
Director of Development

A Full-time position is available to work as part of the Advancement Dept. team in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from prospective and current donors to advance philanthropy. To manage a portfolio of 150-200 prospective donors, prospects and suspects located throughout the state.  Candidate must have the ability to travel with overnight stays as needed.  Must prepare and conduct major and planned gift solicitations which include an average of 2 solicitations of $5,000+ per month.  Must conduct an average of 12 face-to-face visits per month with constituents in assigned portfolio, and perform other duties as assigned. Requirements. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree.  Candidate must have 3 to 5 years of experience closing major gifts in excess of $10,000 and the ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.  The candidate must also have exceptional communications skills, as well as verbal and written skills, and a working knowledge of Raiser's Edge, and working knowledge of Moves Management Model. Candidate must have a valid Driver's License and access to an insured vehicle is required. EOE. Please fax or email resumes to: Attn: Kathy Hall (815)284-0008, Kathy.hall@lssi.org
Closing Date: October 17, 2014.


Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN
Director of Contextual Learning

Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN is looking for a Director of Contextual Learning. This is an Administrative Faculty Position. Candidates should be committed to the missionary character of the Christian faith and to educating evangelical public leaders to minister within a variety of contexts, congregations, and theological traditions.The director will provide theological leadership in assisting students, faculty, and support staff in effective development and integration of contextual learning throughout the curriculum. For a full job description please see here: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx. Leadership experience in congregational contexts is essential. The Director of Contextual Learning is an administrator with faculty status. An M.Div or M.A. in a theological discipline is required. A Ph.D., D. Min., or Ed.D. is desirable.  As an administrator, the Director serves at the will of the President and reports to the Academic Dean. Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit to employment@luthersem.edu , letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of references. 
Closing Date:  October 30, 2014.

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
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-
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

Hope Lutheran Church, Eagle, ID
Young Disciples Director

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: October 30, 2014

Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc., Amery, WI
Executive Director

Seeking innovative leader with administrative skills to manage and further the mission of a four site organization with a $3 million budget. Through vision and strategic management and in cooperation with the Board of Directors develop visionary objectives and goals, lead and empower others, guide fundraising efforts, and uplift staff and campers through faith, speaking, camp life, and personal example. Provide organization, leadership, and management skills that will empower senior staff to meet the needs and changing conditions of daily operation. Participate in fundraising, financial and resource development, including relationships with donors, congregations, foundations, and government agencies. Promote the camp and its programs in the community and with member congregations. Ensure sound fiscal management, including developing a realistic annual budget, providing internal financial statements, and overseeing accounting, risk, safety, and financial review policies. Recruit, hire, and supervise necessary staff. Empower, guide and coach staff as they assume responsibility for supervising people, programs and operations. Develop good working relations with the Board, the Executive Committee, and various sub-committees. Full position description can be found at http://campwapo.org/files/uploads/resource/ED_Position_Description.pdf

Applications/Resumes for this unique opportunity are being accepted until the position is filled. For more information or to submit resume contact: George Beebe, Board President geobeebe@icloud.com or 651-303-7974.
Closing Date: October 30, 2014

First Lutheran Church, Algona, IA
Director for Youth and Family Ministry

First Lutheran Church is seeking a Director for Youth and Family Ministry. He/she needs to be a self-starter and enjoys working with youth and families; works well with staff and volunteers; has the ability to initiate, organize and coordinate programming and events; is knowledgeable of and confident in working with the most recent media communication tools and other publicizing outlets to promote programs.  Qualifications:  B.A. degree in a related field and/or at least two or three years of relevant experience.  Send resume to Pastor Marsha Smith at flcpastor@netamumail.com or by phone 515-295-3758.
Closing Date: October 30, 2014

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
Position Title: Director of Resource Ministry

Position Type: Full time exempt
Supervisor: GSLC Senior Pastor
The Director of Resource Ministry manages all the operational support functions of GSLC including the paid and volunteer staffs that work within those functions. This position is instrumental in leading and facilitating the transformation and modernization of all operational processes and functions necessary to support the changing needs of our dynamic and thriving church community.  Please go to http://gslchurchnew.org/jobs/ to apply.
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

Immanuel Lutheran in Forest City Iowa
Minister of Faith Formation

This position will have an emphasis on youth minustry. It is a full time position. Resume and cover letter can be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church C/O Pastor Hopp, 246 S Clark St, Forest City, IA. 50436 For a complete job description log onto immanuelfamily.com and click on Minister of Faith Formation job description or call 641-585-3152.

Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, 5300 10th A.S. Minneapolis
Custodian (PT)
Provide for basic cleaning, maintenance, care and safety of the building, all relevant systems, property and grounds. Flexible schedule with some nights and weekends, not to exceed 20 hours/week. Full job description available at www.nokomisheights.org. Please submit resume to Pr. Susan Debner at sdebner@nokomisheights.org   
Closing Date: October 30, 2014