Outside Opportunities

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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.

Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Director of Worship and Music

Bethany Lutheran Church, a vibrant and welcoming congregation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin is seeking an energetic and gifted Director of Worship and Music who will lead our congregation in offering faithful and inspiring worship services, as well as other events designed to grow faith and better connect with the surrounding community. This position includes strengthening and growing our current music ministry, working with a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, and recruiting and training volunteers to offer their talents in service to God and the community. The Director will manage a music budget, choose hymns for worship and work closely with the Pastoral and Office Staff. Depending on the candidates skill set, this could be a full-time position with an excellent benefit package. Please submit resumes, along with salary expectations, to Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI 54868. Inquiries may be made to Bethany@chibardun.net.

College Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salem, VA
Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Anticipated Start Date: Flexible

Responsibilities and Expectations:
College Evangelical Lutheran Church (Salem, Virginia) seeks applications for a part-time Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. The weekly working hours will average 20 hours per week with the understanding that some weeks may require more than 25 hours and some weeks fewer than 20 hours. Scheduling will be determined by the Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries in consultation with the Pastor. Salary range is $20,000-25,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes two (2) weeks of paid annual vacation. Continuing education funds are available. Under the supervision of the Pastor, the Coordinator serves alongside of congregational leaders, advocates for and facilitates Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs. Programs include Nursery; Sunday School (Pre K-High School); Confirmation; Vacation Bible School and other summer programs; Youth Group; and Family Faith Formation.

The responsibilities and expectations of the Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide support, leadership, and effective communication for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Assist in the planning, development and oversight of ministry programs.
  • Communicates with the Congregation using direct and in-print/electronic/social media platforms to promote Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Facilitate the development of a coordinated vision for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. In partnership and collaboration with the Pastor and Congregational leaders, develop annual priorities/goals which include year-round programming for the areas identified above.
  • Build strong relationships with CLC Children, Youth, and Families.
  • Works closely with the Pastor and Congregational leaders to seek and develop ways for participants to fully embrace the life of the church, including worship, fellowship, outreach, service ministries, and Virginia Synod and ELCA events.
  • Manage the recruitment, training, and support of volunteers for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Determine skills and talents; develop and deliver orientation and training; and facilitate the completion of background checks as required.

Position Qualifications:
Successful candidate should possess a degree or have significant experience in Christian Education or related field; knowledge of Lutheran teachings and principles; leadership ability; ability to work with and inspire volunteers; ability to build effective relationships; ability to work with multiple age groups. Demonstrated management experience, and administrative and leadership skills required. Enthusiastic, organized, collaborative, and excellent personal communication skills (written, verbal, and listening) are essential.

To apply, please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three (3) references to LuAnn Yates (Personnel Ministry team) at yateslax@comcast.net. Applications are currently being reviewed.

For additional information about College Lutheran Church, go to www.collegelutheran.org.

Nebraska Synod, Omaha, Nebraska
Synod Evangelist

The Synod Evangelist is responsible for the development and implementation of new and existing outreach efforts of the Nebraska Synod for congregational vitality, development and renewal, including resources and events intended to broaden and deepen the understanding and practice of evangelism and outreach among the members and congregations of the Synod. The Synod Evangelist will work closely with the Synod Outreach Table and Synod Staff, and report directly to the Bishop. As the designated ELCA Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) for the Nebraska Synod, the Evangelist will relate to and engage actively in the networking, programming and efforts of the Domestic Mission Unit of the ELCA. The Evangelist’s efforts will be focused especially on assisting congregations as they strive to grow faithful disciples, cultivate habits of witness, justice and service, and embrace an attitude of welcome in the name and after the example of Jesus. This is a position essential to the implementation of the Synod’s Strategic Vision.

View complete job description here.

Submit resume to: careers@nebraskasynod.org

The Church Council of Desert Springs, Truth or Consequences, NM
Retired/Part-time Pastor

Retired Pastor is required to serve the congregation of Desert Springs, in Truth or Consequences. If you would like to continue to serve, we can supply a furnished parsonage (utilities-free) and small stipend for one Sunday service. Truth or Consequences, NM is located 5 miles from the largest lake in NM and is ideal for fishing, swimming and camping. Truth or Consequences has several Hot Springs available for therapeutic or relaxed bathing. We are 50 miles from the Gila Wilderness ideal for hiking, hunting and camping. For more information please call Rev. Peter A. Cacoperdo interim pastor at: 575-740-4214. You may also contact the Rocky Mountain Synod at: 303-777-6700.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna, Virginia
Director of Youth Ministries

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna Virginia (https://elcvienna.org/wp/) is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries.

Director of Youth Ministries reports to the Lead Pastor and closely collaborates with the volunteer Youth Team Leaders.

The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for Emmanuels ministry to middle school and high school youth, and college-age adults by modeling Christian discipleship as well as equipping families to be disciples of Christ, directing volunteer leadership, encouraging the congregation to partner in the faith formation of young people, and leading the integration of youth into the life of the congregation.  Demonstrates a core understanding of competencies for vocational development as outlined in the Leadership Competencies for Faith Formation by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network https://www.elcaymnet.org/competencies.

The Annual salary is $60,000, plus retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and disability benefits and paid leave.

Required qualifications include a bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience; 3 or more years of experience in youth ministry (preferably within the Lutheran Church); and Commitment to following Christ with a record of active congregational worship participation.

A clear criminal background check is required.

Send all inquiries, resumes and cover letters to: ELCVienna.applications@gmail.com

The position is open immediately.  Resumes and cover letters will be considered until the position is filled.

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, Denver, CO
National Park Ministry Team Leader

Position Description:
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) is a grassroots ministry that began in Yellowstone National Park in 1951 with the dream of providing Christian community for the people working, living, and visiting the parks. ACMNP accomplishes this by helping students find paying jobs and housing in the parks. Upon arrival in the parks, ACMNP team members serve with ACMNP by leading interdenominational worship services, Bible studies, community building activities and park stewardship projects.

Outside of working approximately 40 hours a week in or near a park, Ministry Team Members are expected to lead approximately 1-3 interdenominational worship services on Sundays with their team. This may include leading worship, sharing a message, and greeting worship attenders. 

Position Requirements:

  • Applicants first and foremost must love Jesus, the outdoors, and ministry!
  • Must be over 18 years of age upon the job start date
  • Must agree with ACMNPs doctrinal statement found here: http://www.acmnp.com/about

Expect to walk away with $2,000-$3,000 from a 3 month season. Pay is minimum wage or higher based on the state the park is located in. All seminarians or graduate students of a ministry related field qualify for a $1,500 scholarship upon the completion of their commitment to ACMNP and their employer.

Applications can be found here: https://acmnp.com/apply-now/

First Lutheran Church, Longview, TX
Director of Youth and Family Ministries

First Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation located in East Texas, is seeking a responsible, committed Christian with a pastoral heart to coordinate and continue to develop a relational ministry of Christian education, fellowship, and community service for the children, teenagers, and families of our congregation. Candidates should have an understanding of Lutheran theology and be able to share this in leadership of the program. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Rev. Jeffrey Borgwardt, First Lutheran Church, 3901 Bill Owens Parkway, Longview, TX 75605, or electronically to pastorjeff@firstlutheran.us. Materials will be received until the position is filled.

A full position description is available at http://firstlutheran.us/open-positions

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, Minnesota
Part-time Director of Worship and Music

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bayport, MN, part-time Director of Worship and Music, 20 hours/week, including organ/piano, choir direction, handbells, worship planning. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Email pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for complete job description and to apply.

Website: www.bethlehemstar.org

Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT), Brentwood, TN
Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local church while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $1,500 for the 3-year program.

Graduate Residents will receive:
Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
Masters degree from accredited seminary
A job as a youth minister in a local church
$1,000 per month stipend
Veteran youth ministry coach

Distinct call to youth or childrens ministry Ministry experience working with children or youth Undergraduate degree

Theological Beliefs:
CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary.

Application Process:
Apply online at www.cymt.org
Complete online application
Pay $50 application fee
Provide: 3 references (professor, ministry, personal) Transcripts Photo, Proof of insurance, Complete background check

Application deadlines:
Early admission: November 15
Final: March 1
Contact: 615.823.7595

Rocky Mountain Synod, Santa Fe, NM
Director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico

The Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop seeking applicants for the position of Director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico. This office is one of two public policy offices in the Rocky Mountain Synod. The primary duties include Collaborate with other Office of the Bishop staff, the Synod Council, and synod ministries to integrate and interpret the ministry of advocacy into the life of the synod, and Advocate with New Mexico state government public policy makers in accordance with the social justice positions of the ELCA and the Rocky Mountain Synod. Resume, cover letter, and letters of reference should be submitted to Bishop Jim Gonia, rmsynod@rmselca.org, by September 23.

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Bethel Encino, Encino, CA
Interim Worship Leader

About us: Bethel Encino is a progressive Christian community, recognizing the presence of the divine dwelling in and among us. We are a house for all, welcoming everyone of all age, class, color, legal status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration and abilities. We are a house of prayer rooted in Word and Worship. We are a house for generation to generation, committed to all ages and children in particular. We are a house for justice, called to the holy work of peace and solidarity. We are a house of healing, participating in the healing power of the Holy Spirit and recognizing Jesus in the broken places of the world. We live out this calling through our four pillars of ministry: worship, fellowship, partnership, and discipleship (which includes our preschool ministry).

About the position: The interim worship leader will lead the Bethel community in our call to worship and praise God. Working closely with the pastoral staff, the minister of music will shape the Sunday worship by selecting the songs, coordinating a mix of paid and volunteer musicians, and leading a Sunday morning rehearsal and worship service.

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Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD), Carefree, Arizona
Executive Director

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD) in Carefree, Arizona, invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. In 1993 the retreat center was donated to
the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who developed the retreat center as a separate non-profit organization. The Executive Director will magnify the
mission of Spirit in the Desert to be a holy place where people experience hospitality and renew their callings in the world. The Executive Director, who will be an ordained pastor of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will oversee the life and administration of Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center.

The successful candidate will:

  • Represent and advance SITD’ mission, values, priorities and goals with the highest of ethical and professional standards
  • Establish the business plan and lead strategic efforts to meet stated goals that ensure financial viability
  • Foster a culture of learning and innovation and provide leadership with our key institutional networks
  • Build relationships with varied faith communities leveraging the Lutheran commitment to interfaith collaboration and welcome.
  • Have strong experience in developing relationships among new prospects converting them to donors while fostering current donor relationships

The eight-acre, Sonoran Desert environment that includes open spaces for meditation, prayer, and reflection is a place where people of all racial and cultural backgrounds, religious or non-religious traditions, can experience renewal, reconciliation, healing, and transformation. Lutheran Churches and stakeholders are actively involved with Spirit in the Desert which can provide daily accommodations and meals a day 75-80 guests. Fe es for hosted programs, private retreats, charitable gifts, and grants support the non-profit retreat center.

Retreats held at the center have included “Healing of Memories” for veterans and first responders, “Boundless Compassion” for all those seeking to live and share mercy and justice, “Leading Well” for clergy and ministry leaders, and “Spiritual Director Training.” Spirit in the Desert has been the site for churches, multifaith houses of worship, and international guests to host personal and group retreats which has attracted 4,186 participan ts during 2018. The retreat center hosts a mid-week worship oasis of meditation and Holy Communion, provides online Daily Devotions, and offers three desert walking paths on the grounds suitable for quiet meditation and contemplation.

A complete search profile with information about Spirit In The Desert Retreat Center and the desired attributes for the Executive Director will be available July 26 at www.spiritinthedesert.org on the home page.


Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is anticipated to take office in January of 2020.

Applications received by September 11, 2019 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest that specifically addresses how one meets the qualifications of the position and is prepared to support the mission of SITD , a curriculum vitae or resume, and names of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically in PDF format to Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at revmmmd@callutheran.edu.

A profile of SITD and the search process is attached to this email. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at revmmmd@callutheran.edu or by phone at 805-493-3330 with the candidate name and contact information.

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas
Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, has an opening for a Young Adult Ministry Coordinator.  This position is for an out of the box thinker, and this person is encouraged to lead, and develop a new ministry to young adults (18-35-year-olds in formal and informal studies, gatherings, experiences, etc.).  This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of creating a place for young adults to connect with their Christian beliefs and one another.

Full Job Description can be reviewed at  https://www.kingofglory.com/resources/articles/employment-opportunities/ and forward your resume to the email address listed below. 

King of Glory Lutheran Church
6411 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas  75240

We look forward to receiving your information for this ground floor opportunity at a loving congregation waiting for you.

Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City, MN
Director of Music Ministry

Chisago Lake Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Center City, MN is seeking a Director of Music Ministry for 10-15 hours per week. Primary responsibilities include: serving as the primary musician (organ and piano) for worship services, conducting the choir and other ensembles as needed, and assist with worship planning. This also includes being available for weddings and funerals, with additional compensation. For a full job description, see here.

Compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Deadline for submitting a resume is August 10, 2019.

For more information or to send a resume, please contact Pastor Taryn Montgomery at pastortaryn@chisagolakelutheran.org.

Agapé ✞ Kure Beach Ministries, Camp Agapé in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Director of Development

This full-time, year-round Director of Development is responsible for guiding Agapé  Kure Beach Ministries in all areas related to fund development. That includes building upon a strong donor foundation through increased giving in annual fund, planned giving, and friend raising activities. This leader will oversee the administration of the development program including accurate record keeping through Donor Perfect, serve as an active part of a team ministry with the Executive Director and all staff, and seek to provide excellence and guest satisfaction while using the Agapé  Kure Beach Ministries mission statement as our guide.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Manchester, MO
Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a vibrant, youth-focused church in Manchester, Missouri, seeks a full-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. A suburban church that attracts congregants from the greater St. Louis region with a heart for mission and service, Good Shepherd seeks a candidate called to share their love of Christ with youth and their families. The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm and creativity to build on our established youth programs. A complete job description can be found here.

This position is Full-Time, includes benefits.

We hope to expand this position in the near future, adding another ½ time staff person to either focus on 6th-8th Grade ministry, or partner with the CYF Director and assist across all children, youth and family ministries. We also hope to create a Technology/Audio-Visual position and would be open to various configurations of staffing if candidates interested and gifted in a combination of these ministry areas.

Resumes and Cover letters can be submitted to Pastor Josh Brecht via mail or email.
jbrecht@gslcelca.org or
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Pastor Josh Brecht
327 Woods Mill Road
Manchester, MO 63021

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Combined Locks, WI
Executive Administrator

Christ the King Lutheran Church is searching for a part-time, salaried, Choir Director. CtK is a growing congregation with a vibrant intergenerational ministry, with an outward to serve God, community, and world.

Duties & Responsibilities for the Choir Director:

  • Direct the adult choir of CtK (Sept-May)
  • Conduct rehearsals
  • Provide a yearly schedule of rehearsals and worship services
  • Work with choir pianist
  • Develop special music for a cantata and other special services

Qualifications & Experience of the Choir Director:

  • Experience directing a choir
  • Experience conducting an ensemble
  • Experience playing piano
  • Formal vocal training
  • Work well with and organize groups of people
  • Communicate with staff, council, and congregation
  • Be resourceful, organized, efficient

Send resumes and cover letters for the Choir Director position or for additional information please contact Molly Mueller hcqhmolly@tds.net by July 7. CtK website: www.Christ-the-King.org

Fellowship Lutheran Church, Tulsa, OK
Student and Community Minister

Position Type:
Exempt/Full Time

Primary Function:
The Student & Community Minister will provide overall direction for ministry to students 7th grade through post high school (age 22) and their families. They will work to integrate education, worship, service, stewardship, and fellowship into an overall comprehensive ministry. The Student & Community Minister will work in close collaboration with the Discipleship team to foster a unified vision, a strong support system and a smooth transition in Christian growth from childhood to adulthood. This person must have strong organizational, relational and communication skills.

Reply to: kara@flctulsa.org

Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO
Executive Administrator

The Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop seeking applicants for the position of Executive Administrator. The Executive Administrator would serve alongside ten other members of synod staff. The primary duties include offering support for synod Bishop as well as supporting staff in the areas of Congregation Transition, Candidacy, Event Support, Roster Maintenance. Additional duties include general office management and hospitality. This is a full-time position with benefits. Resume’s and a cover letter should be submitted to Rev. Kent Mueller, kmueller@rmselca.org, by July 20. The approximate start date is October 1.

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Mountain View Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Hospitality Manager

Position Type:
Non-exempt/20 hours per week

Primary Function:
Oversees all aspects of hospitality for Mountain View Lutheran Church functions including Café Soul. Must work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. Shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with pastors, staff and members of the congregation and community.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, AR
Director of Youth & Family Ministry

Primary Function:
Aligned with our values as an inclusive, Reconciling in Christ congregation, this person will be responsible for ministering to our young people and their families (preschool through high school) through worship, education, service, and fellowship. They will plan and execute all events with the help and support of parents and the pastoral staff. This person will be a consistent and visible presence in our church and community to build a healthy, faith-based relationship with our youth and their families. They must adhere to the latest version of our Child Protection Policy.

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Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN
Director of Music

This is a part time position, averaging 15 hours per week.

The Director of Music is responsible for upholding and growing the strong tradition of music programming at Valley of Peace, to enhance and serve as an integral part of our worship.

Application deadline: July 8, 2019

Please go to www.valleyofpeace.org to see a full job description and application process. If you have questions please contact Pastor Ashley Osborn at aosborn@valleyofpeace.org or 763-588-4611. 

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Childrens Ministry Coordinator

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School (http://www.pilgrimchurchandschool.org)

Purpose: To assist the community of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in “empowering homes for faith formation” (Core Practice #7)  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate Sunday morning childrens’ programming focused on faith formation
  2. Equip parents, caregivers, youth, and adults to take an active role in faith formation among children
  3. Assist in coordinating intergenerational opportunities in worship and service projects

Hours: 12 hours per week 

Required Qualifications:

Please send resumes to Pastor Kristian at pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org

Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Lower Grade Music Teacher

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the principal, plans and provides for appropriate musical experiences and performance opportunities for students in our preschool through the 3rd grade.
4 hours of instruction per week during school hours, schedule flexible

Experience teaching young children music;  College degree with a major in music or music related area strongly preferred, preferably valid Illinois Professional Educator licensure. Models strong commitment to Christian values and faith-based education.  Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, and classroom management. 


Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Director of Faith Formation

Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation to join our Ministry team.  The Director of Faith Formation reaches out to the youth and families of Christiania through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  This position will support youth and families through the vision, and mission of Christiania.  Primary focus will be on youth from birth through high school and their families through planning and implementation of age appropriate activities that promote faith development.  This includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation Ministry, Middle School and High School Youth Programming and Family Programming.  Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.

Candidates should have a degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries or comparable ministry, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents.  A link to full job description can be found at: www.christianialutheranchurch.org or https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b377ae_6df0756fd96545959a47be1f625fb0c6.pdf

Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Jon Rhodes at pastor@christianialutheranchurch.org

Christ Community Reformed Church, Clifton Park, New York
Associate Minister

Christ Community Reformed Church in Clifton Park, New York, is looking for a second full-time, ordained and installed minister. We seek an energetic, committed and creative person with deep faith, who embraces practices and values by which CCRC lives. These include: liturgical, structured worship service, and a welcoming congregation which celebrates diversity.

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Advent Lutheran Church, Melbourne, FL
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Advent Lutheran Church in Melbourne, FL is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. The Director of Youth and Family Ministry will develop, direct, and lead an overall life-long faith formation strategy for youth and families at Advent. The primary focus of this ministry will be at our Suntree Campus and engaging the youth and families at our two pre-schools. Please see click on link for me information. http://www.adventbrevard.org/jobs-available.html

Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Director of Music and Congregational Ministries

Bethany Lutheran Church, a vibrant and welcoming congregation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is seeking an energetic and gifted Director of Music and Congregational Ministries who will join in our mission to “Invite All; Grow Faith and Share God’s Love”—leading our congregation in vibrant and faithful worship; creating, and coordinating a strong and sustainable music ministry; and recruiting, nurturing and inspiring a wide variety of volunteers to offer their talents in service to God and the community. Depending on the candidate’s skill set, this could be a full-time position with an excellent benefit package.

Please submit resumes by June 15 to Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI 54868. Inquiries may be made to Bethany@chibardun.net.

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA
Director of Children and Youth Ministry

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church of Bellingham Washington seeks a new partner in our shared ministry. The position of Director of Children and Youth Ministry is a full-time position with salary beginning at $44K as well as medical and retirement benefits. An extensive Job Description can be found on our Web site’s Home Page at ctslutheran.org.

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St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Summerville, SC
Director of Faith Formation


St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Summerville, SC, seeks to hire a director of children and youth ministry, who will intentionally build a partnership and develop ministry that involves children, youth, and adults in a safe, fun, loving, and faith-nurturing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive faith formation program for children through high school that facilitates the building of faith through relationships formed for all ages.
  2. Identify relationship voids for young peoples lives and fill those voids with church members who can influence the development of faith.
  3. Create and lead monthly events designed to connect children, youth, and adults. 
  4. Regularly cast vision, recruit, train, mentor, appreciate, celebrate and oversee a team of adult volunteer leaders who will lead and encourage students to explore, connect, serve, and grow in their faith. 
  5. Equip and Inspire parents to nurture their childrens spiritual growth.
  6. Nurture programs of faith formation for the wider congregation. 
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Pastors

Accountabilities — % of Time

Develop and implement faith formation programming that includes weekly meetings with middle and high school youth and children. — 40%

Facilitate and support faith-formation programming for adults, and seniors. — 20%

Develop meaningful faith-based relationships with those involved in these faith formation programs — 10%

Attend weekly worship services — 5%

Monthly meetings with faith formation ministry team and others — 5%

Weekly meetings with Pastors — 5%

Develop and facilitate weekly programming for the calendar year to include regular meetings and special programming — 5%

Use social media as part of an effective communication plan — 5%

Coordinate worship participants — 5%

Job Requirements:

  1. Strong foundation in the Christian faith, grounded in the ELCA or liturgical tradition is preferred.
  2. Experience with and passion for working with children, youth, and their families in the grace of Jesus. 
  3. Experience recruiting, creating, developing and deploying volunteer teams.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for use in a variety of situations from large community gatherings, to informational meetings, to discipleship opportunities, to social media platforms. 
  5. Excellent relationship-building skills.
  6. Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task. 
  7. Ability to work with a team. 
  8. Proficient with social media platforms.
  9. Two references from a supervisor, Pastor, or other person who can address the applicants fit with the duties and responsibilities.

Must have at least a Bachelors degree, have a clear background check, and a drivers license.

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to:

Dr. George Metz


Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte, NC
Associate Director of Contemporary & Family Worship Services

Provides leadership, creative direction, and coordination of instrumental and vocal music at all Sunday services in All Saints’ Hall – including the Contemporary and family liturgies (Discovery).

Our ideal Director will provide leadership, creative direction, and coordination of instrumental and vocal music at all Contemporary and family liturgies (Discovery). This person will have experience with and an appreciation for liturgical worship and will be able to partner with the Director, Associate Rector for Worship & Liturgy, and Rector to creatively engage these congregations in worship that is participatory, inspirational, and enlivening of their journey with God.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Margaret Haigh at: haighm@christchurchcharlotte.org

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Central Lutheran, Winona, MN
Director of Youth Ministries

Central Lutheran Church in beautiful Winona, Minnesota seeks a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to accompany, encourage, and engage youth on their faith journey through a wide range of education & youth programs.


  1. Develop Middle School & High School ministries which encourage a life of Discipleship.
  2. Forge meaningful relationships with youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.
  3. Provide a positive role model for the spiritual, moral, and social development of youth.


  1. Be present in the congregation, leveraging Sunday worship as a primary source of engagement leading to and emphasizing intergenerational relationships.
  2. Collaborate with youth committee, pastors, staff, and volunteers to seek creative means to encourage lives of discipleship in youth and their families, including:
    1. Be visible at community youth events
    2. Initiate, develop, and implement venues for fostering faith formation.
    3. Plan youth & family activities, outings, service opportunities, and confirmation.
  3. Stay current with and encourage participation with relevant activities, events, and workshops in the SE MN Synod, the ELCA, Lutheran colleges and Bible camps, and related organizations.
  4. Attend Staff and Youth Committee meetings.  Provide monthly reports for the Council and write an article for the monthly newsletter.
  5. Create a plan for professional development, continuing education, and personal renewal.
  6. May be assigned additional responsibilities from time to time.


  1. Demonstrate a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, a shepherds heart for the team and for building well-rounded and healthy relationships with young people in and outside of worship experiences.
  2. Bachelors Degree, Professional Certificate, or equivalent experience in Youth Ministry.
  3. Able to lead and teach prayer and bible study as well as discuss moral dilemmas.
  4. Be savvy with social media, but biased towards face to face communication. Know when to listen and when to cheerlead.
  5. Hold strong interpersonal, organizational, technical, verbal and written communication skills.  Be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  Work a flexible schedule and be organized in the management of time, tasks, resources, and money.  Successful completion of a background check is required prior to employment.


This position is being re-established thanks to the generosity of members who increased their donations to support stronger ministry with young people and their families.  This is a full-time, non-ordained position providing a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

The start date is flexible.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2019.

To apply, please send a current resume and statement of interest to:

Directing Pastor
Central Lutheran Church
259 W Wabasha St
Winona MN 55987

Ph: 507.452.5156
Email: CLC3.pastor@gmail.com

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA
Office Administrator

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA is looking for an office administrator.

Full-time positition

$17 to $20 an hour depending on experience Receiving people during office hours (visitors and telephone) Computer skills: e-mail, word processing, excel, powerpoint, etc.  

Provide assistance to ministry staff.


Route incoming mail and email to appropriate staff Liaison with payroll, employee benefits, funerals, weddings and ELCA Synod.

Please forward your resume and 2 letters of recommendation to: jkadair@yahoo.com / subject, TLC admin  

Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minnesota
Choir Director

Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant and relationship-based community. We are seeking a 12-16 hour per week Choir Director who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of members.
  • Equipping members for participation in the congregations worship life.
  • Building positive relationships within the Elim community
  • Directing choirs (adult, youth, and children) and instrumentalists for rehearsals and worship.
  • With ministry staff, planning and creating all regular and special worship services throughout the year.
  • Managing and maintaining the music library and sound systems
  • Preparing an annual music budget proposal in cooperation with the organist/accompanist and pastoral staff.
  • Striving to maintain professional competency

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of Lutheran (ELCA) liturgical practices.
  • Ability and passion to work with all ages within the Elim community.
  • Available for Wednesday evening rehearsals.
  • Willingness to strive for a life that is consistent with Christs teachings.
  • Proficient in playing piano.
  • Experience in leading, supervising and supporting various music groups.
  • Bachelors degree in music.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in music.
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Comfortable with a variety of musical genres.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists.
  • Experience directing a bell choir.


  • This position reports to the Senior Pastor as outlined by the congregational constitution and bylaws and is accountable to the congregation council.
  • For the right candidate, the positions of Organist/Accompanist and Choir Director could be combined as Director of Music Ministry for 24-30 per week.
  • Please send a resume and three references to Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia MN via kyle.dahlheimer@elimscandia.org
  • Final Candidates must pass a background check and complete safe environment training.

Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minnesota

Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant and relationship-based community. We are seeking a 12-14 hour per week Organist/Accompanist who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of members.
  • Equipping members for participation in the congregations worship life.
  • Building positive relationships within the Elim community.
  • Providing accompaniment for Sunday Morning services as well as other special worship services throughout the year.
  • Accompanying choirs (adult, youth, and children) at rehearsals.
  • With ministry staff, planning and creating all regular and special worship services throughout the year.
  • Managing and maintaining the instrument inventory.
  • Preparing an annual music budget proposal in cooperation with the choir director and pastoral staff.
  • Striving to maintain professional competency
  • Given first right to funerals, weddings, and other special events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of Lutheran (ELCA) liturgical practices.
  • High degree of proficiency in playing pipe organ and piano.
  • Willingness to strive for a life that is consistent with Christs teachings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in music.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience providing accompaniment and playing pipe organ.
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Comfortable with a variety of musical genres.
  • Experience directing a bell choir.
  • Available for Wednesday evening rehearsals.


  • This position reports to the Senior Pastor as outlined by the congregational constitution and bylaws and is accountable to the congregation council.
  • For the right candidate, the positions of Organist/Accompanist and Choir Director could be combined as Director of Music Ministry for 24-30 per week.
  • Please send a resume and three references to Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia MN via kyle.dahlheimer@elimscandia.org
  • Final Candidates must pass a background check and complete safe environment training.

Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Kissimmee, Florida
Assistant Principal

Trinity Lutheran School ls adding an Assistant Principal to our school faculty for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful candidate will begin work not later than July 1, 2019 in preparation for the opening of school in August.

Our school is a mission project of Trinity Lutheran Church and serves children from the local community in Pre-K through grade 12. A daycare program will be added beginning in August to serve newborns (12 weeks) through age 3. The Assistant Principal will report directly to the Principal and assist every aspect of our program.

We believe the position we are offering is a wonderful opportunity for a motivated, organized and aspiring candidate with a minimum of a BA or BS degree. Trinity values, standards and relationships are formed by our Christ centered focus. For this reason, the successful candidate must be a Christian who strives to live his/her faith.

Presently, our school enrollment is 174 with a full and part-time faculty and staff of twenty-five. The atmosphere at Trinity is welcoming and caring while striving to provide a quality educational experience for each child. Parents are welcome on campus and frequently visit to attend events or assist with field trips.

We are not necessarily seeking the most experienced candidate; rather we are seeking a candidate with the potential to grow into a strong, responsible, innovative and team building Principal. Our private Christian school has normal curricular and instructional needs, and in addition, many organizational, grant, accounting, licensing, and certification responsibilities. There is much to learn so only highly motivated individuals should apply. However, the opportunity to grow professionally under the tutorage of an experienced Principal makes this position highly desirable.

Key knowledge,skills, and traits include:

  • Ability to be consistent, fair, objective and firm in professional relationships
  • Capable of being a "bridge builder" among stakeholders in the school community
  • Enthusiastic demeanor
  • Ability to coach and manage the performance of others
  • Strong computer skills and an interest in using data to inform instruction
  • Ability to create and maintain schedules and plans to achieve goals
  • Skills to prioritize work, complete assignments on time, maintain documents, records and reports

Preference will be given to candidates with these skills:

  • Successful experience as a teacher at one or more grade level in a K-12 setting
  • Fluent English language skills and a high-level skill communicating in Spanish
  • Professional Certification in Educational Leadership
  • Knowledge of instructional design and methods based on educational theory and research
  • Christian ministry knowledge and/or experience with youth programming

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Valerie Keipper, Principal at valerie.keipper@trinsch.org. Questionl regarding the position may also be directed to Valerie Keipper at 407-847-5377.

Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Campus Pastor

Thiel College is pleased to invite nominations and applications for an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to serve as its full-time Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Campus Pastor will provide pastoral leadership and care to the Thiel College community of students and employees. The Pastor’s primary areas of responsibility include efforts to support the spiritual development of all community members regardless of faith background, facilitating Interfaith dialogue, creating opportunities to explore the relationship of spiritual development and service, and offering a variety of worship experiences to support students from diverse religious traditions. The Pastor will also work with the President and President’s Cabinet to advance the College’s mission and identity as a Lutheran institution of higher education.

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Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Lockport, Illinois
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Shepherd of the Hill is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic individual for a full-time position leading our Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The Youth Ministry Coordinator will be responsible for designing programs that engage, guide, and mobilize the gifts of others to develop a multi-faceted program that includes spiritual formation, education, mission, service, fun, and outreach.

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St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Organist/Choir Director(part time)

St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.

General Information:
Sundays 8:45am - 11:00am availability (Service time is 9:30am - 10:30am

Organist/ Choir Director Position Description:

  • Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy
  • Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy

Compensation and Terms:

  • compensation negotiable


Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Door County, Wisconsin
Director of Children and Youth Ministry

Purpose for Director:
  • Equip and support children, youth, and families within the larger congregational context, and congregation to nurture faith, pass on faith, and live out the Christian faith.
Outcomes of Mission - As the results of this ministry, youth and their families will:
  • know Gods grace and love and live with hope as Gods children.
  • be guided by their faith in decisions and choices.
  • are supported along the various milestones of their faith journey by a network of people of all ages, including peers, family members, congregation members, and others.
  • discover and strengthen their gifts as followers of Jesus be provided purposeful opportunities to use their gifts.
  • understand ministry as always welcoming and caring for people, regardless of congregational membership, race, economic status, age, or beliefs.
  • value and participate in a worshiping community.
Review for Outcomes:
  • First two years semi-annual reviews with supervisor and council representative for Faith Formation, then annually.
Relationship-building Ministry:
  • Help form, equip, and support networks of people of all ages who participate in each young persons faith journey and who share the love of Christ by being authentic, available and affirming.
  • Recognize Christs presence and honor the young person at significant milestones.
Equipping Home Ministry:
  • Hands on opportunities and resources that equip the home as the primary place for faith formation.
Program Ministry - A balance of relational opportunities for youth, youth and their families, and cross+generational groups such as:
  • Training and learning opportunities
  • Utilizing gifts, interests, and talents
  • Faith mentoring
  • Experiencing and practicing with faith resources
  • Group building activities and gatherings
  • Small group discussions about faith and life
  • Camps and retreats
  • Service learning experiences
  • Visits in homes, school, and community events
  • Ideas and assistance that enhance worship experience
  • Ways for youth and families to participate throughout the congregation
  • Facilitate connections with other faith partners after leaving community. (e.g. campus pastors, other congregations.)
  • oversight and coordination of Sunday Faith Formation for children
Support Relationships:
  • Supervised by Senior Pastor.
Qualities and Requirements:
  • Committed to Jesus Christ and his Church
  • Theology and values are in harmony with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. Bachelors Degree, ideally in humanities or social sciences.
  • Understands this job description as being in alignment with personal vocational calling, skills, and ability to learn.
  • Professional work ethic and positive attitude
  • Relational skills with youth, parents, staff, and community
  • Can speak and lead from a genuine language and experience of faith
  • Program planning and implementation skills
  • Experience with camp and retreat programming
  • Motivational abilities
  • Knowledge of resource people, curriculums, and materials
  • Understands adolescent development, culture, and trends
  • Understands faith development and various educational methods
  • Experience with a variety of educational methodologies
  • Basic counseling, decision making, referral skills, and support services
  • Advocates for youth, families, and their needs in the congregation and community
Congregational Context:
  • Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is a 650 member congregation in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Located near the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin, the community is a mix of families who have been in the community for generations, families who have moved here for the rural life, natural beauty, and excellent schools, and retirees who have chosen this location for their retirement home. A large seasonal population as well as a steady stream of tourists swell the participation in the life of the congregation during the summer months. Outdoor activities are a strong draw for both residents and tourists hiking, biking, kayaking and a variety of other outdoor activities provide opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Door County.
  • Salary according to the guidelines of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin - ELCA Full-time ELCA benefits provided
  • Time off, vacation, and sick leave in accordance with the Personnel Policy Manual of Shepherd of the Bay

Please submit resume or vitae to Pastor Jim Honig at sotbpastor@gmail.com.

Peace Community Center which is affiliated with Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
Center Leader

Peace Community Center has embarked on a search for an innovative and skilled leader and role model for the staff and scholars who benefit from its programs. Peace Community Center, located in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood, believes education is an integral part of a strong community. It supports and encourages youth historically underrepresented in post-secondary education to cultivate their academic and leadership talents so that they can gain full access to educational opportunities and reach their full potential. PCC envisions a vibrant community of hope, where youth become life-long learners who act with compassion and confidence, using their diverse gifts for positive change. The Center works to ensure that all students: 1) graduate from high school post-secondary ready, 2) graduate from a post-secondary degree program, and 3) demonstrate a commitment to serve and invest in their community.

The Center is a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization with an active thirteen member board of directors, thirteen full-time staff, and three part-time staff. Its annual budget is approximately $1.3 million. The Center recently completed a highly successful capital campaign to expand its program facilities.

BA required. Five to seven years of progressive management and leadership success in a nonprofit organization. Experience taking an organization through change and growth. Strong business acumen in internal systems. Measurable success in addressing racial equity and anti-racism.

For more information visit http://www.peacecommunitycenter.org.

For a complete position profile or to apply visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/pcc.

First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT
Lead Pastor

About First Congregational Church and the Lead Pastor Position:
First Congregational Church is located in Stamford, Connecticut between New York City and New Haven, CT. Since its beginnings, FCC has worked to expand the reach of social justice and lift up the marginalized. FCC now stands at a crossroads. After studying the financial viability of maintaining their 100-plus year old building, FCC made the decision to sell its property and re-launch as an outwardly-focused, grassroots ministry.

Moving forward, FCC will need the steady, expert help of a trained restart pastor. This leader’s primary task will be to lead FCC through restart into a relational, 21st century ministry within urban Stamford and the surrounding area. Related tasks include development of an organic leadership structure, establishing tiers of lay pastoral care providers, leveraging partnerships with care-giving organizations in Stamford, re-branding and expanding FCC’s internet presence, supervising staff, preaching, pastoral care, and supervising an experienced financial management team. This is a permanent position, not an interim.

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, North Dakota
Worship and Music Director

Full-time position at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with a starting date of July 2019. Compensation according to ALCM guidelines. Includes Silver+ benefits package through Portico. Download job description.

Application deadline April 1, 2019. Contact Pastor Lisa Lewton at lewton@stjohnelc.org or (701)225-6747, ext. 15.

The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia
Director of Music Ministry

The Lutheran Church of the Ascension is seeking a music leader to develop and grow the multi-faceted music ministry for a premier historic downtown Christian faith community in Savannah, Georgia. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in organ and piano, and leadership and direction of adult, children and bell choirs. A music degree, familiarity with Lutheran hymnody and liturgy is also required. Candidates need to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able to work in a collaborative environment with the church’s professional staff, lay leaders, volunteer musicians and the congregation as a whole. Past church experience is a strong plus.

Please direct all inquires to: Mark Berry, Music Director Search Committee Chair at markberry303@gmail.com.

First St. John Lutheran Day School, Toledo, OH
Day School Administrator

Position Summary:
First St. John Lutheran Day School, 2471 Seaman St., Toledo, Ohio is accepting applications for the full-time position of School Administrator. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of this quality faith based Christian Day School in partnership with the Board, Staff and Congregation. Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education required, with administrative experience in a church based early childhood center and in the Step Up To Quality program of the State of Ohio. Competitive compensation offered.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume or may request a copy of the full job description, to Pastor Jerald Rayl, (pastor1@firststjohn.com). Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019. Position is open until filled.

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA
Youth Director

Are you an enthusiastic Christian who can articulate your faith in creative and joyful ways? Do you see children and youth as being more than just the future of the church? Have you had experience creating opportunities for people to make connections and develop relationships? Can you create a plan and follow it through to the end? Can you be flexible and roll with the punches when the plan doesnt work? Do you play well with others?

Most importantly, are you convinced that God loves us even though we dont deserve it and cant do a thing to earn Gods love? If these questions intrigue you, please send your letter and resume to office@kellerschurch.org for more information about how you might become a part time member of our staff at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.     

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Multiple Positions in our Advancement Department

At the convergence of the launching of our new Strategic Plan and the public phase of our multi-million dollar campaign, LSTC is adding new staff members and refining current roles to better encourage specialization, focus, and accountability. We are currently seeking four full-time professionals to enhance our fundraising team and are accepting applications for a Director of Philanthropic Engagement, a Major Gifts Officer, an Annual Fund and Campaign Manager, and an Executive Administrative Assistant. Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment. We look forward to seeing your application!



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