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.

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA), Brookings
SD Director of Music Ministry
Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Director of Music Ministry who will work to enhance existing music programs and develop additional music ministries at Ascension. This person will encourage, inspire and nurture on-going faith formation through vocal, instrumental and liturgical music. He or she will partner with pastors, worship planning team, and other volunteers to plan and coordinate music and other fine arts for use in worship. Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as skill and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel. A link to a full job description can be found at www.ascensionbrookings.org. A letter of application and resume may be emailed to Carl Fahrenwald, Congregational President, at ascension@brookings.net.

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA), Brookings, SD Director of Cross-Generational Ministries Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Cross-Generational Ministries who will work to encourage, inspire and nurture on-going faith formation across and between the generations. He or she will equip Ascension’s members to be involved in life-long faith formation through Sunday School, Bible studies, Peer Ministry, milestone events, and other programs. This person will partner with church boards, pastors, support staff and volunteers to plan and implement faith formation programs. Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as skill and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Work and Excel. A link to a full job description can be found at www.ascensionbrookings.org. A letter of application and resume may be emailed to Carl Fahrenwald, Congregational President, at ascension@brookings.net. Posting Close Date: July 18th,2016

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
International Student Services Coordinator
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has recently reinstated a much needed Dean of Student Services position, and the International Student Services Coordinator will play a key role in this new restructuring. LSTC is blessed by the presence of our international students, and to support these students both academically and in matters of community life it is essential that there is one central staff member to advocate and support them. This position is part-time/20 hours a week and reports to the Dean of Student Services.

Bachelor’s degree required, familiarity with higher education preferred. Experience working with international students is essential. Familiarity with ELCA structures is a plus. Exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills are essential. This position requires an individual with intercultural competency and a strong sense of hospitality. A complete job description can be found on our website at http://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.php. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to employment@lstc.edu.
Post Close Date: July 18th, 2016

All Saints Lutheran Church
Director of Children’s Ministry
All Saints Lutheran Church is a friendly, growing church located in the beautiful western metro suburb of Minnetonka.  This vibrant faith community is seeking someone to reach out to children and their families through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  Primary focus for this position will be on children from birth through 6th grade and their families.  The qualified candidate will plan and implement age-appropriate activities that promote faith development through Sunday school, service, worship and fellowship activities.  This person will walk alongside a core group of dedicated and highly competent staff and volunteers.  Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references to Martha Herbert, at mherbert@allsaintsmtka.org.  A full job description is available by contacting Martha or Laurel Gaard at 952.934.3550. 
Application deadline Wed, June 29.

Zion Lutheran Church, ELCA
Full time Director of Youth and Family Ministry
is located just 30 minutes west of metro Minneapolis and is a growing, energetic congregation of over 4000 members. We are looking for the right fit to take on leadership as we engage the great people of our congregation in ministering to our middle and high schoolers. We are looking for a good team player to fit in with our amazing staff, someone driven to empower others to use their gifts in connecting with our kids, and some solid theology to share with parents and youth alike. The community of Buffalo is one of Minnesota's best kept secrets and whether you are single or have a family, this is the place to be. Check us out at our stellar website - http://zionbuffalo.org/pastor-director-youth-family-ministry/

For more information or to submit a resume, contact Pastor Luke Schmidt at pastorluke@zionbuffalo.org or 763-682-1245

Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mandeville, Louisiana
Youth Ministry Position Open in Mandeville, LA
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mandeville, Louisiana, is an ELCA congregation looking for an awesome youth ministry director. Even God managed to keep it to just ten bullet points.  We, on the other hand, made it incredibly long and totally impossible for any one human being to fulfill. But think of it as our vision for an exciting, glorious and gracious, and very fun way to bring the awesome love and radical grace of God to every young person and their family that we can reach. And know that, following God’s lead, all the spaces between are filled with grace, and underlined with our support and love.Think you want to be the awesome youth minister our awesome youth are looking for? Check out the job description at https://hosannalutheran.com/2016/06/06/youth-ministry-director-job/ . Hosanna is a congregation of the ELCA, with a worship attendance around 220, and a membership of about 600, located in a growing suburban area of New Orleans, just across Lake Pontchartrain.
Closing posting date: July 8,2016

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Program Manager for Foster Care
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees 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 Manager for Foster Care who will provide a bridge between service providers and federal staff in order to ensure coordinated service delivery and best practices in serving vulnerable unaccompanied migrant and refugee minors from overseas. S/he will provide oversight and coordination of a continuum of Foster Care programs to ensure holistic, culturally competent services for unaccompanied refugee and migrant children and their families. The Program Manager will ensure the effectiveness and quality of services through supportive program management, monitoring, data management, case file review, trend analysis and evaluation, training and technical assistance and the development and enhancement of Foster Care program efficiencies. S/he will provide technical assistance and training to LIRS affiliates regarding compliance with federal and state foster care policies and procedures and server as a conduit of information for all stakeholders, sharing information across the LIRS network. Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Friday, June 17, 2016 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-735079.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. 

Children’s Services Placement Coordinator
Who will engage collaboratively with the Children’s Services Unit in order to provide essential support services to LIRS local partner agencies, while also providing technical assistance to foster care and reunification affiliate staff and stakeholders. S/He will coordinate referral assurance and placement of unaccompanied refugee minors and unaccompanied children in federal custody to affiliates, as well as, continue support of migrant and refugee care through technical assistance, integration of child welfare best practices and standards, and ongoing communication. Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Friday, June 17, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-735049.html . For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. 

Program Coordinator for Stabilization
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees 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 Stabilization who will successfully plan, coordinate and conduct affiliate site monitoring visits.  S/He will coordinate schedules, review and analyze program policies and inquiries, and monitor affiliate programs and progress in compliance with the Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees (PRM), the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and LIRS’ standards to ensure provision of timely and quality services to refugees and migrants. S/he will provide and coordinate programmatic support that promote self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on program 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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-734863.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Program Coordinator for Pre-Arrival Services
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees 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 Pre-Arrival Services who will successfully represent LIRS at the weekly Allocations Meetings of Government and Resettlement agencies to prepare for case placement within LIRS’ network. S/he will review family reunification applications for final submission to the appropriate vetting partners and work closely with the Stabilization Unit in order to manage placements and improve the quality of services provided by the LIRS’ affiliate network. Application Instructions: To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Wednesday, June 15, 2016, via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-734873.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. 

Director of Music Ministry
Calvary Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church, a 2,000-member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is seeking a full time Director of Music Ministry to coordinate all music ministry within the congregation which includes choral conducting, piano, instrumental, and organ accompaniment. Responsibilities will be supported by a ministry team that includes the Board of Worship, Faith Formation Coordinators, Associate and Administrative Pastors, office support staff and congregational volunteers. The ministry team will work cooperatively in areas of creative visioning and goal setting, program implementation, volunteer recruitment and participation in all areas of music ministry. Compensation: full time salary commensurate with experience plus benefits Send resume information to: Calvary Lutheran Church, ATTN: Search Committee, 302 Olena Ave SE, Willmar, MN  56201 or or visit website for full ministry description (www.calvarylutheranchurch.com). Applications will be accepted through July 8, 2016.

Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Teacher Openings
Pilgrim Lutheran School is currently looking for candidates to fulfill 2 Elementary Teaching Positions: Grade 1/2 Class and a Grade 2/3 Class.   Under the direction of the building principal, the subject/grade level teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students.  Pilgrim Lutheran is a faith-based PreK-8 school with rigorous academics and a strong commitment to service learning.  Qualifications include: Valid Illinois Professional Educator License, Elementary Self-Contained Endorsement.  A more detailed job description can be found at:  http://tinyurl.com/pilgrimteacherpositions. Please send resumes to: Principal Chris Comella at ccomella@pilgrimchicago.org, Pilgrim Lutheran School, 4300 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.
Posting Close Date:  June 15, 2016. 

Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN. 
Music and Worship Coordinator and Organist/Pianist
Christiania Lutheran Church, a multi-generational rural ELCA congregation, is seeking a part time Music and Worship Coordinator and a part time Organist/Pianist.  The Music and Worship Coordinator and Organist/Pianist foster the congregation’s faith formation and spiritual growth through music and worship while also supporting the vision, mission, initiative and strategic plan of Christiania. A candidate who can fill both positions is preferred but other qualified applicants will be considered.   

Successful candidates will have a willingness to share their faith with the congregation through music and personal relationships combined with a solid knowledge of the Lutheran faith and tradition as expressed by the ELCA.  To direct the adult and youth choirs, contemporary band, liturgical wind ensemble, and special music, an effective candidate will have a degree in music, church music or a related field, experience directing choirs and bands with exceptional ability to read music and sight read.  Inspirational piano skills are a critical element of the position.  Strong organizational and communication skills including expert level skills in Microsoft Word, experience with Finale Music and CD creation software are a must. A link to full job description can be found at: http://www.christianialutheranchurch.org/#!worship-coordinator-and-organist-/cf0t, Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Dave Mesaros at dmesaros@christianialutheranchurch.org
Closing Date: July 9, 2016.
 

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Renton, WA
Full-time Worship and Faith Formation Curator
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is seeking a worship and faith curator who longs to fuse music and faith formation into a dynamic call. This new position will be flexible, creative and responsive to the passions of the qualified candidate.  St. Matthew’s is a progressive, compassionate, and vibrant community of faith longing to experiment and boldly live into God's future.   St. Matthew’s enjoys a legacy of creativity, innovation, and deep partnerships in the Renton community. Interested please send your resume to stmatthewschurch@comcast.net or if you would like to see a complete job description.  
Closing posting date June 30, 2016.

Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis MN
Minister of Children’s and Youth Programs (Lay or Ordained) Part-time (.5 FTE)
Develop and facilitate relationships, programs, activities, and learning opportunities to support, and strengthen children, youth, and their families in faith development.  Simultaneously, equip volunteers in work as teachers, mentors, and coordinators.  Through this work, in conjunction with congregational volunteers, children and youth will grow in relationships with God and one another; share stories of faith; live out love, justice, and peace (allowing for wonderings, doubt, and exploration).

Full Position Description: http://clchurch.org/uploads/other_pdfs/ChildrensYouthMinistry05-09-2016.pdf . Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and a resume or Rostered Leader Profile (RLP) to:  Minister of Children & Youth Programs Search Committee c/o Kurt Posz, Church Administrator Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue S. , Minneapolis, MN  55407 or e-mail office@clchurch.org.
Closing posting date June 30, 2016.

Our Saviour's Lutheran (ELCA) Appleton, WI
Full Time Youth and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
Primary Responsibilities: Nurture, mentor, and encourage faith development. Provide experiences for youth and young adults that deepen their relationship with God and one another in order to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Qualifications: Experience working with youth/young adults in a leadership role, Bachelor's degree preferred, Exceptional communication, organization, and public speaking skills, Experience recruiting, motivating, and managing volunteers desired, Must have a solid grasp of technology and social media and be able to utilize these resources within the context of the job.Reports to the Lead pastor. The job description is available via email: office@oslc-appleton.org and it will be sent to you. To apply,send a cover letter and resume electronically to Pastor Kurt Hoffman at kurt@oslc-appleton.org.
Post Closing Date: June 26, 2016.

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Monticello, MN
High School Youth Director – Part Time, 20hr a week.
Resurrection Lutheran Church (LCMC) is looking to hire a part time 20 hr a week High School Youth Director. This person will be joining our Children, Youth & Family team and concentrating on ages 9th – 12th grade. This person will be able to serve an already active Youth Leadership Team and give guidance as they seek to minister to their peers. You will be joining a group of youth excited about taking the ministry to the next level. This position is part time 20 hours per week. A complete job description can be found on our church website at http://resurrection-mn.com/resources/job-postings/

You may also send a cover letter and resume or questions to mmetz@resurrection-mn.com. 

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Channahon, IL
Leader of Discipleship Growth
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Channahon, Illinois is seeking to hire a part-time person (15 hours/week) who will help people deepen their faith lives and will encourage people in their walk with Christ.  The position includes equipping leaders, creating programs, working with all ages, and being on staff of a growing congregation.  If interested, please contact Pastor Ben Ingelson, 815-467-6875, pastorben@resurrectionchannahon.org.
Posting deadline: June 30, 2016.

Holy Family Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Parish Secretary
The Parish secretary will be a person to demonstrate support for the mission, friendliness, hospitality, confidentiality and computer competency.  See attached job description.
To apply:  Email Pastor John Roberts with resume and cover letter at jardad49@yahoo.com.  
Posting deadline: June 30, 2016.

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.

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

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