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.

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (ELCA), Burke, VA
Youth Director, Part-Time

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is seeking an energetic candidate to be our part-time Youth Director for approximately 10 hours/week. Abiding Presence is a vibrant, active, growing congregation focused on ministry to and with families and service to those in need in the immediate Burke area and beyond. We have a robust ministry to children ages birth through elementary school as well as a newly formed and quite active ministry to 20s and 30s. The next big thing we hear God calling us to do is focus on our middle school and high school age youth. We are looking for a candidate who is highly organized, excited about faith and able to collaborate well as part of a team. The job description is available at http://www.abidingpresence.net/cms/cms2/quick-connect/youth-director/. To apply, send a cover letter and resume electronically to Rev. Meredith Keseley at pastorkeseley@abidingpresence.net.
Posting closing date:  June 5, 2016

Faith Lutheran and Journey in Faith, West Fargo, ND
Director of Faith Formation-Full Time

Faith Lutheran and Journey in Faith, a two campus church, is seeking a full-time leader to join its staff as the Director of Faith Formation ministry program.  This person will provide leadership and support to its well-established and highly successful program whose focus is on families and children from birth to senior high. Successful candidate will be grounded in ELCA Lutheran faith and theology; have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; have knowledge of and experience with Faith Inkubators systems; ability to plan, organize and administer effectively and efficiently; and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  To apply please send cover letter and resume to David Hove, Parish Administrator, at dhove@growinfaith.org Applications will be taken until June 1.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Director of Admissions

As the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago lives into its Public Church curriculum, it is essential that our Director of Admissions reaches out to a new generation of visionary leaders. The Director of Admissions will lead the task of recruitment and admissions, chiefly (but not exclusively) for our first degree programs: The Master of Divinity and the two Master of Arts degrees. The Director will serve as a representative of LSTC through contacts with colleges, churches, synods, and other organizations. Because the Director will engage a broad range of prospective students, it is essential that s/he brings a high degree of intercultural competency.  Full time position with ELCA benefits, salary in the mid 50’s. For a full description please click on this link: ( http://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.php ).

LSTC is interested in strong and diverse candidates for this position. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should either hold a master’s level degree in theology or otherwise demonstrate familiarity with the patterns of graduate theological education and the candidacy process of the ELCA. Membership in the ELCA is recommended but not required. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. To learn more about LSTC at: ( http://www.lstc.edu/ ). Please submit a letter of interest expressing your reasons for applying, accompanied by a current resume of background and experience, including a list of references. E-mail your resume and letter of application to: ( employment@lstc.edu )  or Mail to: Office of Operations, Lutheran School of Theology, at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615, Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the appropriate person has been hired, desired start date is July 1, 2016.

South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Center, Leesville, SC
Resident Director, Camp Kinard

South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers is seeking a dynamic team player to fill the position of Resident Director of Camp Kinard in Leesville, SC.  This individual will be responsible for the hospitality of a diverse range of guests year-round at Camp Kinard.  Hospitality includes but is not limited to greeting guests and being available to them during their stay and making sure the facilities are kept in running order.  Qualifications:  Welcoming and inclusive personality, excellent communication skills, willingness to “get hands dirty”, knowledge of general maintenance and facilities upkeep, ability to lift and carry objects weighing over 50 pounds.  This job also requires an understanding of and appreciation for ELCA policy and doctrine.  Preferred qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and some theological training to include prior church camp experience. This is a year-round position and requires weekend and summer work. The Resident Director is expected to live on-site in company provided housing. Benefits include a competitive pay package, health and pension benefits, housing and utilities. Please forward a letter of interest that includes at least three references and salary expectations along with a resume by email to pastorjstt@yahoo.com. Resumes and letters of interest will be accepted through May 15, 2016. It is anticipated that this position will be filled by September 15, 2016. More information about the ministry of South Carolina Lutheran.
Posting closing date:  May 15, 2016.

Zion Lutheran Church
Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Director

This is a full-time, non-ordained position. This person will lead in the visioning and development of the children, youth and family ministries by recruiting, training and equipping volunteers to support the children, youth and family ministry programs. Required experience: bachelor degree in related field; 2-5 year’ s of experience working with youth in Christian setting; experience with leading teams, organizing volunteers and project planning; excellent computer skills including social media/networking and MS Office applications. Youth Ministry Certification required within 3 years of hire. Core competencies required include: demonstrated integrity and trust, excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of adolescent development, understanding of faith development, excellent organization, and excellent written & oral communication skills. Interested candidates please email a resume and cover letter to: zionluth@comcast.net.
Posting closing date:  June 5, 2016

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago seeks a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries who will oversee programming and activities for youth grades 6-12 and young adults ages 18-30. The person in this position will develop and implement a comprehensive approach to faith formation and education based on Scripture, the Lutheran doctrine of a gracious and loving God and the current mission and vision of the congregation while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.  The position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week.  For a complete job description and application information please visit http://luthermemorialchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Director-of-Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministries-AD.pdf
Posting closing date:  June 5, 2016

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Channahon, IL
Leader of Worship Music, Part-time

Looking to hire part-time Leader of Worship Music who is responsible for accompanying worship music, collaborating with pastor and worship team to plan worship services, and leading congregational musicians.  Resurrection's worship incorporates a variety of musical styles into its liturgy.

Please contact Pastor Ben Ingelson for complete job description and to get a better sense of the congregation and its worship. 10 hours per week for $650 per month.  Immediate Opening: Leader of Worship Music, Resurrection Lutheran Church Channahon, Illinois www.resurrectionchannahon.org

815-467-6875. Contact: Pastor Ben Ingelson, pastorben@resurrectionchannahon.org.
Posting closing date:  June 5, 2016

Cross of Peace Lutheran Church, Shakopee, MN
Office Administrator, Part Time

The Administrator supports pastors, staff, and lay leaders with organizing, implementing, and record keeping for the program, property, and finance tasks of the congregation. In addition to providing administrative support, the Administrator functions as the personal face of Cross of Peace in each phone call, and to each visitor. Contact Pastor Stephanie Espinoza for full job description.

Contact Person: Rev Stephanie Espinoza, stephanie.q.espinoza@gmail.com, 952-445-5479. 
Posting closing date:  June 5, 2016


INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

None at this time.