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.

Lutheran Home, Arlington Heights, IL

The Chapel of St. John the Beloved at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights (IL) is seeking an organist to play at Sunday morning Chapel services (10 am); scheduled occasional services, as well as funerals/memorials. Historically, conducts chapel choir (rehearsal on Sunday prior to worship). The chapel organ was built by Reuter in 1981, with 29 ranks. 

Per service rate is $175.

To apply, contact Pastor Matt Smucker, 847-368-7326 or msmucker@lulife.org
Also, seeking guest musicians – organist or pianist until position is filled.  

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Chicago, IL
Business Manager
The Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, 1420 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, is seeking a full-time business manager. Visit https://bit.ly/2FBCfHi for a complete job description. Position closes May 31, 2018.

Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy

PCUSA and ELCA along with the RCA, UMC and ABC are members of the New York Committee. As such we form a board that has authority over the hiring of the pastor at the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy. The chaplain also serves as the Executive Director of MPC Social Services. MPCSS has several projects, but a major project supported by the ELCA World Hunger grants is its Medical Advice Center. The MAC is looking for an additional staff member, a social worker, and has funding for this position. They are actively recruiting and have invited all the churches that are part of the New York Committee to join this recruiting effort.

View the job description.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
Church Administrator - Full Time
The Administrator is a key ministry position for the mission and ministries of the Congregation. The position is responsible for handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks including, but not limited to, facilities management, personnel, financial and legal issues, communications, membership Ministry partners, council and schools. It is essential for the Administrator to be a strong coordinator, manager and supervisor who provides oversight, leadership, guidance, and succeeds in building relationships and teams. This position works directly with the staff, the council, the congregation and the ministry leaders, serving as a liaison with legal and financial counselors and advisors, school directors, the facilities board, the Lynnwood Neighborhood Community Center and other committees as necessary. This position works closely with and is under the direct supervision of the Pastor.
Full job description can be found at trinitylutheranchurch.com/jobs
Salary is DOE. 
Send letter of interest and resume to personnel@trinitylutheranchurch.com no later than May 18, 2018. 

The Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), Beijing, China



Pastor for The Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), an active spiritual

community for expatriate Christians in Beijing, China.


We welcome applications from experienced candidates who could lead COGS

as a long-term calling. Our pastor should be comfortable with a diverse

congregation of all ages, and with frequent arrivals and departures due to the

inherently temporary nature of expatriate life. While the Board can help

identify options for securing a work permit/visa and will need to approve any

final arrangement, it is not in a position to directly provide or obtain a work

permit/visa for the pastor. Possible options include having a visa derived

from a spouse's employment in China, part-time enrollment in a language

program or part-time employment with another organization.


Interested candidates should send a CV and a concise statement of interest to



Once those documents are received and mutual interest is established, the

COGS transition committee will provide additional details about the

congregation, the position, and compensation. Candidates will be interviewed

on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

1st Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

Our website: www.cogs-bj.org

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Libertyville, Illinois
Staff Position: Christian Education Coordinator
The Christian Education Coordinator will serve as a member of the church staff team. This position is primarily responsible for planning and implementing opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation for children (preschool  8th grade). This position would play a critical role in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation and Milestone ministries of Holy Cross. This person would collaborate with the pastoral staff in articulating the vision and direction of these ministries. The Christian Education Coordinator will assist with developing a communication strategy to effectively promote these ministries to the members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  
Recruit and support volunteer ministry teams for the operation of the following ministries:
  • Sunday School
  • Confirmation
  • Milestone Ministries
  • Vacation Bible School


  • Passion for Christian faith formation and spiritual growth for children
  • Willingness to share their personal faith experiences and an understanding of the Lutheran traditions and expressions of the Christian faith
  • The ability to think strategically and cope effectively with fluid contexts/change Maintain a spirit of confidentiality
  • Organized and an ability to collaborate with volunteers and other colleagues of the church staff
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Training in best practices, boundary and safety related issues with children/youth
  • Provide references and a background check
  • College degree (or working towards)
15-20 average per week (renewable annually) Flexible hours and the ability to work remote. Negotiated physical presence on Sunday mornings and evenings per Sunday School & Confirmation schedules.
Reports to:
Pastoral Staff
To be determined based upon experience
Please send inquiries, resumes and any questions to: office@holycrosschurch.org
Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, NY
Rector: Full-time

Trinity Episcopal Church is a parish of the Diocese of Central New York (CNY) located in Jefferson County at the eastern end of Lake Ontario in the city of Watertown, NY.  

We are searching for an ordained Episcopal Priest willing to become a visible presence in the greater community, give priority to re-establishing Christian education for all ages and who will help deepen our spiritual understanding through study and prayer.  Our new rector has a great opportunity to help form and lead the parish in connecting to the Fort Drum military community.  Trinity has a strong history in the community, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and especially values music and pastoral care.
For a closer look at Trinity, please visit our website to view our parish profile: www.trinitywatertown.org Click on Rector Profile at the top right.
If you sense an interest, please email your resume, OTM Profile, and a letter of interest to:
     The Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-Broadbent
     Canon for Transition and Church Development
     Office: (315) 474-6596 x129
Priority will be given to applications received on or before June 1, 2018.

Holy Family Lutheran ChurchChicago, Illinois
Parish Secretary

Mission Statement - We are empowered by God’s love; energized to welcome and serve all creation!

Personal and Professional Qualities

The Parish Secretary will be a person who demonstrates:

  • Support of the mission of Holy Family Lutheran Church
  • Friendliness and hospitality
  • Organizational ability
  • Confidentiality
  • An orientation toward detail
  • Sound judgement
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Record keeping
  • Works well with others
  • Computer competency
  • Trustworthiness
  • Physically able to perform duties assigned
  • Some college preferred or equivalent professional experience


  • Front door reception
  • Answer phones and take messages
  • Worship bulletins (Sundays and special bulletins)
  • Take in and distribute mail
  • Keep up a current directory of active members
  • Keep hourly workchart for self and janitor
  • Assist the pastor with monthly newsletter (future item)
  • Send visitor letters
  • Correspondence
  • Provide office support for pastor and other staff
  • Office inventory and purchasing
  • Website management (future item)
  • Oversee office equipment
  • Archiving, filing, record-keeping
  • Co-ordinate office volunteers
  • Other duties assigned by the pastor

Hours and compensation

Currently, 20 hours per week (10:00am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday)
Compensation – commensurate with experience.
Paid holidays – Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day and Labor Day.


The Parish Secretary reports to the pastor and is accountable to the pastor and the Church Council.

If interested, kindly send resume to:  office@holyfamilylutheran.com
Closing May 25, 2018


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Migrant Children & Families Advocacy Officer

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 Migrant Children & Families Advocacy Officer who will work as part of a fast-paced advocacy team by helping LIRS to advance its public policy and regulatory efforts in support of migrant children and asylum-seekers impacted by US Government immigration policy.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Friday, May 4, 2018 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-767799.html.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Living Waters Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL
Music Director

Living Waters is seeking a music director to lead our praise team in leading the congregation in worship.  The ideal candidate will also accompany the traditional worship service (however this position will be divided if need be to accommodate the skillsets found).

The full Job description and requirements can be found at: http://www.livingwaterschurch.com/music-director-position.html

If you are interested please submit an resume by May 9th to pastorlivingwaterslc@gmail.com

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, IL
Worship and Music Leader

Gloria Dei in Northbrook, IL is seeking a Worship and Music Leader, 20 hours per week beginning August 1, 2018. The Worship and Music Leader will guide the overall planning, growth and implementation of a diverse and dynamic worship and music ministry. In collaboration with the pastor and worship team, this leader will develop a cohesive vision for all aspects of worship. This position will recruit and cultivate the musical gifts of people of all ages within the congregation.

Requirements:  Minimum of 3 years of experience in leading musical ensemble and/or worship music. Proficiency in instruments suitable for congregational music, preferably piano and organ. Experience in planning and directing vocal/choral and instrumental music. Appreciation for making worship a meaningful experience for the congregation. Creativity in the use of worship and music opportunities to promote a broad experience for all who worship. The ability and experience in composition/arrangement preferred. Full position description available upon request.

Contact: Jan Kirby 847.272.0400. Send resume with cover letter Email: office@gloriadeinorthbrook.org    

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Manager for Institutional Giving

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Manager for Institutional Giving who will manage the proposal development process for federal, corporate, and foundation proposals. The Manager will ensure that proposals comply with funder guidelines and align with organizational strategy and collaborate with leadership and subject matter experts across the organization.

The Manager will secure grants to support LIRSs core work, including refugee services, childrens services, outreach, and advocacy.

Temporary position not to exceed 1 year.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB on Friday, April 27, 2018 via https://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-767555.html.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Grants Finance Manager

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Grants Finance Manager who will support and manage the financial and accounting aspects of federal and private grants. S/he will be the primary finance department contact among internal staff and external affiliates, partners and funders for various federal and corporate grants and related programs.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB on Friday, April 27, 2018 via https://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-767551.html.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
Executive Director

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries is seeking applications for its next visionary leader. The successful candidate will succeed Dave Coker, who is retiring after 27 years of outstanding leadership.

View Job Description

Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland
Program Executive for Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment in the Department for Theology and Public Witness

To take lead in and provide support for the gender justice and women’s empowerment within the Lutheran World Federation, a communion of churches.

Download the job description. The closing date for this position is April 30, 2018.

Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown, TX
Church Administrator

The Church Administrator will be responsible for the administration and business affairs of Christ Lutheran Church.  He/she shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Congregational Council.
Download the job description. Contact us at info@clcgtn.org.

Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfields, MN
Director of Childrens Ministry

Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield, MN is looking for a Director of Childrens Ministry to work with our children ages 3 Grade 5. The primary responsibility of the Director of Childrens Ministries is to establish a vision for Christian ministry to, with, and for the youth of the congregation and those families seeking a new church home. The Director is responsible for communicating that vision to congregational leaders and parents. Recruit leadership sufficient to implement this vision in all childrens ministry programs. This position plays a key role in the spiritual formation of our children. The position is a .8 FTE and is benefit eligible. For a detailed job description or to submit a resume please send to bethel@bethelnorthfield.org or you can call 507-786-8876 by April 30.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Advanced Studies Program Coordinator

LSTC is seeking a full-time professional to serve as the Advanced Studies Program Coordinator who will provide assistance to the Director of Advanced Studies in the oversight and administration of the Th.M. and Ph.D. programs at LSTC and provides administrative support for the Doctor of Ministry program. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and familiarity with higher education processes, especially with F and J visas and SEVIS reporting. We are proud that over half of our Advanced Studies students come from outside of the United States, and therefore, our ideal candidate will have experience working with international students and coordinating international travel.

Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience in higher education, and c) a description of how you connect to LSTC’s mission. Please also send your current résumé that includes the contract information for three professional references. Applications should be emailed to employment@lstc.edu. A more detailed position description can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village, IL
Children’s Ministry Coordinator (part-time)

Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village, IL is looking for a part-time Children’s Ministries Coordinator to oversee all of our children’s ministry programs, including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and other special events. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will work to strengthen and grow the children’s ministry programs by creating new opportunities for Christian education for children and families; nurturing relationships with visitors, new members and congregational families with Sunday school age children; and inviting and encouraging their participation.

Candidates should have background and experience in education and children’s ministry, as well as strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, and organizational skills. For more information about Christus Victor and our ministries visit our website at CVLutheran.org. For further information about the position or to send a resume, please contact Stefany Currier at currierstefany@gmail.com or 224-213-0793.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Manager for Institutional Giving

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Manager for Institutional Giving who will manage the proposal development process for federal, corporate, and foundation proposals. The Manager will ensure that proposals comply with funder guidelines and align with organizational strategy and collaborate with leadership and subject matter experts across the organization. The Manager will secure grants to support LIRSs core work, including refugee services, childrens services, outreach, and advocacy. Temporary position not to exceed 6 months. 

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB on Monday, April 2, 2018 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-766643.html.
For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Vice President for External Affairs


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), seeks a dynamic Vice President for External Affairs to lead a department consisting of LIRSs Development, Communication, Outreach and Advocacy units and to take primary responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative mission advancement strategy, appropriate to the dynamic times we find ourselves in.  The VP of External Affairs will build effectively on the efforts of the last few years to strengthen LIRSs relationships with those who support our work: donors, local and national advocates, Lutheran church bodies, churches and congregations, peer organizations and others. S/he promotes LIRSs visibility, impact, growth, and diversity in financial resources; and also designs and implements a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances.  This role requires significant travel within the United States, much of it clustered around particular times of the year.


Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Monday, April 2, 2018 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-766641.html.
For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences is looking for staff for Summer 2018!


Summer Counselors are the face of LRCCs summer program. They spend each week directly interacting with campers, whether it be at El Camino Pines or Luther Glen in a cabin of 5-11 campers, at Day Camps, or on the beach. Counselors spend almost two weeks in training, learning how to be compassionate, patient, Christ-centered leaders. If you love working directly with kids, and want to be fed by their energy and faith, then being a counselor could be right for you! Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be on the Counseling Staff. Deadline is April 30.


Please send applications and/or inquiries to anthony@lrcchome.com


Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN

Handbell Choir Director


OVERVIEW:  This is a part-time, salaried position (approximately 5-7 hours a week for 10 months, August is preparation time, the end of May is clean-up time) that involves directing the Chapel Bells (Grade 3  High School) & Evening Chimes (Adult). This person will possess strong musical and leadership skills in developing handbells as a ministry tool for the congregation and in the spiritual development of the choir members.  This person will also demonstrate a strong Christian faith through his or her leadership and will share that faith as appropriate and applicable.  This person will support the Vision, Mission and Values of Incarnation Lutheran Church. A complete job description is posted on the Incarnation webpage, www.incarnationmn.org.  Application deadline is April 30.


To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to Dave Ellison at dellison@incarnationmn.org.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Affiliate Finance Manager


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 an Affiliate Finance Manager who will support and manage the financial aspects of the Reception and Placement (R&P) and Matching Grant (MG) programs. S/he will be the primary finance department contact for LIRS and its affiliates participating in these programs, LIRS program managers, and government agencies.


Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Tuesday, April 3, 2018 via  http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-766697.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

Reply to : pballenger@lirs.org


Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN


OVERVIEW:  This is a part-time, salaried position (approximately 10  12 hours per week) which includes accompanying the Senior Choir.  The organist will be responsible for playing 8:45 & 10:05 Sunday morning worship services, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day worship, and midweek worship during Advent and Lent. This person will possess strong musical and leadership skills on piano and organ.  This person will also demonstrate a strong Christian faith through his or her leadership and will share that faith as appropriate and applicable. This person will support the Vision, Mission and Values of Incarnation Lutheran Church.  A complete job description is posted on the Incarnation webpage, www.incarnationmn.org. Application deadline is April 30.


To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to Dave Ellison at dellison@incarnationmn.org.


Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages, FL
Director of Contemporary Ensembles

Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages, FL is seeking a part-time individual (20 hrs. p/w) to take the newly-created position of Director of Contemporary Ensembles. The qualified individual will coordinate, oversee and lead Hope’s growing contemporary music ensemble(s) for weekly services. Interested applicants must have at least 2 years pertinent worship leadership experience and a bachelor’s degree. To apply, please visit https://www.hope2all.org/category/careers and follow instructions. Please, no calls to the church directly.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2018. 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Program Manager for Integration
If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! 
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Program Manager for Integration who will support the development of new programming around LIRS growing integration work. S/He will support pilot projects and will be responsible for the day-to-day management, including the monitoring and evaluation of programs. S/he will cultivate relationships with national networks that may provide resources and community connections for LIRS implementing partners. The Program Manager must be a creative thinker and thought leader around the integration of refugees and immigrants. The projects will involve various spheres including economic empowerment, civic and community engagement, education, including adult basic education and ESL, and specific initiatives focused on vulnerable populations including women, children and the elderly.
To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by close of business Tuesday, March 20, 2018 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-766251.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.   
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Washington, D.C.
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative executive who can lead the organization and build its national profile and impact. 
LVC is a national volunteer service program that places volunteers in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations throughout the U.S. for one to two years. All LVC volunteers are encouraged to live into LVCs core spiritual practices of living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC places a particular emphasis on understanding how racism, oppression, and privilege contribute to ongoing injustice in our society. It also explores the role that spirituality plays in inspiring and sustaining work in the quest for peace with justice.
For more information, a full position description and application instructions, please see: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/careers/
Closing date: March 16, 2018

Luther Memorial Church, University of Wisconsin Campus
Full-time Director of Music

Luther Memorial Church located amid the University of Wisconsin campus seeks a full-time Director of Music. Luther Memorial is known throughout the ELCA for its classic liturgical music and outstanding music program. A position description and application information can be found at the church website: www.luthermem.org. Applications will be accepted until May 1. 

Luther Oaks, Bloomington, IL
Half-time position - Ordained Pastor

Promotes the Ministry, Mission and Core Values of Luther Oaks and Lutheran Life Communities by demonstrating professional and ethical work practices while fostering excellence in hospitality and customer service. Responsible for the oversight of ministering the spiritual needs of Luther Oaks residents, families and staff.
Job requirements include: Ordained Pastor. Training and experience in geriatric institutional chaplaincy helpful, but not required. A sense of calling to ministry with the senior adults as a priority.  Experienced and skilled in working within a team ministry. Open to ministering to people of various backgrounds and faiths. Comfortable with and supportive of a worship style that is welcoming to all who wish to worship and commune, regardless of denominational background. Possesses a true shepherd’s heart; loving, patience, humble, compassionate, especially towards the elderly and those who suffer from dementia. Preaching style appropriate to the elderly and their stage of life. Must be able to read and write legibly in English. Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures. Basic computer skills and ability to use various software programs. Experience in administrative duties and budget management.
Closing date: 6/30/2018
Location:  Bloomington, IL
Continuing Care Retirement Community (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Care)

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL
Director of Music

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL is seeking a full-time Director of Music, beginning July 1. A complete job description can be found on the church website, www.oursaviours.org. Interested applicants can submit materials at hiring@oursaviours.org.  Closing date for applications is April 15. 

West End Collegiate Church, New York City
Senior Minister

West End Collegiate Church in New York City is seeking a new Senior Minister to lead a diverse, open and welcoming congregation in a close and supportive neighborhood. WECC is one of the congregations of the Collegiate Church of New York, the oldest Protestant church with a continuing organization in America.

To view the full recruitment profile, click here: http://kevinchasesearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RecruitmentProfile.WECC_SR_MINISTER.pdf
Applicants: Please send your resume and cover letter to Kevin@kevinchasesearch.com
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, FL
Parish Musician
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) is an active and energetic congregation located in the Tampa Bay region of Floridas West Coast in Largo, FL. We seek a full-time Parish Musician to lead the entire music ministry of the congregation, with duties which include supporting the congregations song instrumentally  for 2 services each Sunday; direct choirs at each service; and have responsibility for childrens music and development. The ministry includes a 58 rank Austin pipe organ, Steinway grand piano, harpsichord, 3 octaves of handbells; chimes, and percussion instruments. The candidate should be familiar with Lutheran order of worship.
Applicants should submit a resume and a recording that includes a prelude or postlude(organ), the hymn A Mighty Fortress(organ), and a hymn of the candidates choice played on the piano. Please send to parishmusician@poplargo.org.  
Background check will be required.
Salary Range: $40,000-$55,000. Benefits included. Resumes accepted through April 20.
Reply to: parishmusician@poplargo.org
Wartburg College
Faculty Position Vacancy
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelors degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups. 
DATE ANNOUNCED: February 2018
POSITION: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Religion and the Michael and Marge McCoy Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission
DEPARTMENT: Religion and Philosophy
STARTING DATE: Fall Term 2018
TIMELINE: Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
Wartburg College invites nominations and applications for the Michael and Marge McCoy Chair in Lutheran Heritage with a preferred starting date of August 2018. The successful nominee will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with a focus on Lutheran theology or history as described below. The successful nominee will contribute to teaching in the department and in general education, and the holder of the McCoy chair will be an articulate voice promoting the mission of the college on our campus and in the world. 
Our mission:  Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.
  • A Ph.D. or Th.D. in Lutheran theology or history, or equivalent preparation.
  • Scholarly focus on Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Wilhelm Lhe, or equally relevant figure or topic.
  • An active member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) or one of the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).
  • An ability to communicate Lutheran theology, particularly the Lutheran understanding of vocation, persuasively to Lutheran and non-Lutheran audiences.
  • A commitment to the mission of Wartburg College, and the ability to further the mission on campus and in the world.
  • Relevant teaching experience and evidence of an established record of academic publications.
  • Promise of continued scholarly prominence.
  • Desire and ability to contribute to general education including involvement in the IS 101 freshman seminar and / or a leadership role in other parts of the general education program.
  • A record of engagement with all levels of Lutheran education:  secondary, post-secondary, seminary.
  • Teach the equivalent of seven undergraduate courses across the fall, winter, and four-week May term.  Reassigned time may be available depending on the characteristics, interests and other responsibilities of the successful candidate.
  • Advise departmental majors and minors.
  • Collaboratively develop and execute initiatives that further the Wartburg mission on our campus.
  • In consultation with President and VPAA, develop liaison relationships with external organizations.
  • Carry out meaningful scholarship related to the required qualifications above.
  • Provide an annual report summarizing the work and its impact on students, and describe how funding from the McCoy Endowment has supported the mission of Wartburg College, enhancing student learning and engagement.
SALARY: Competitive 
CONTRACT: Nine-month, tenured or tenure-track contract.
APPLICATION:  Nominations or application package (Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy,  and contact information for three current references) should be sent electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu  For specific questions contact Ramona Bouzard, Chair of Search Committee at (319) 352-8234 or ramona.bouzard@wartburg.edu. Department webpage: http://www.wartburg.edu/. Further information about the College and the city of Waverly may be found at http://www.wartburg.edu.
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
California Lutheran University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. The Vice President is the chief advancement officer of the University, reports to the President, and is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. The University seeks a creative and accomplished executive who has gained distinction as an advancement leader, development officer, and fundraiser, preferably with extensive experience in a setting similar to Cal Lutherans. The new Vice President will provide vision, leadership, and direction for all advancement and alumni relations activities and is expected to be selected by June 1, 2018 and to take office shortly thereafter.
Founded in 1959 and located in the community of Thousand Oaks, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and fifteen miles from the Southern California coast, California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) is a growing liberal arts university serving more than 2,950 undergraduate students and 1,270 graduate students coming from over 45 countries. Cal Lutheran was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with 49% of undergraduates from underrepresented groups, and over 37% of first time freshmen are the first in their family to attend college. Cal Lutheran provides a challenging academic environment with emphasis on high achievement and helping students discover and live their purpose. All aspects of the University - a distinguished faculty, a talented and diverse student body, value-centered education, personalized learning, and a beautiful campus - contribute to a vibrant learning community. Cal Lutheran is one of 26 universities and colleges affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Cal Lutheran offers undergraduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management, and graduate and professional programs through the School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Thirty-six undergraduate majors and 41 minors are offered, along with three doctoral degrees and eight masters programs.
Cal Lutherans many assets include: a dedicated alumni body of 27,000, an annual giving program that contributes $3.6 million to annual operations, an endowment of $109 million, and recent HSI STEM grants totaling $6.1 million providing academic support for underrepresented students in the sciences. The University is in the public phase on a $30 million science center to contain modern teaching and laboratory facilities for Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Exercise Science.
Additional information about California Lutheran University may be found at: http://www.callutheran.edu. A complete search profile with information about California Lutheran University and the desired attributes for the Vice President for University Advancement may be found at http://apptrkr.com/1164405 in the Current Searches Section.
Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office in Summer 2018. Applications received by March 21, 2018 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only after approval by candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:
The Search Committee is assisted by:
Dr. L. Jay Lemons, President
Academic Search, Inc.
Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
rsh@academic-search.com  707-693-3106
California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer.
The University encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of Cal Lutheran and who value cultural, ethnic and racial differences to apply.
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Wittenberg University has announced the search for a new Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The new VPFA will be asked to articulate fresh business models for Wittenberg in support of an emerging strategic plan, to build financial stability and sustainability, and to strengthen the Universitys sense of community. A keen strategic thinker and financial analyst, the VPFA should be comfortable with openly engaging multiple constituencies in the sharing of fiscal information and plans.

The VPFA will report directly to and partner with Wittenbergs new President, Dr. Michael Frandsen, a task made easier by the Presidents own professional experience in finance and administration. Serving as a member of the Universitys senior leadership team, the VPFA will be invited to begin work in the summer of 2018.
The new VPFAs role includes elements of both leadership and management, where an experienced and creative financial professional can make a significant difference in the life of the University. Assuming a contemporary role as the Universitys chief fiscal officer, the VPFA will be responsible for the integration of a broad range of financial and business functions while communicating positively, candidly, and widely with all members of the University community. In doing so, she/he will accept an agenda that includes strategic planning around best business practices, budget building and execution, management of eight direct reports, support for the Board of Directors exercise of its fiduciary responsibilities, and the nurturing of genuine relationships on and off the campus.
The successful candidate should be authentic, energetic, creative, collaborative, and proactive. The successful VPFA will possess deep integrity, an outstanding work ethic, and an appreciation of diversity. Preference will be given to those with a masters degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting. A background in higher education and a CPA are also desired.
Prior to making an application, prospective candidates are encouraged to review the VPFA Search Profile at https://www.wittenberg.edu/VPFA-search. Candidates are requested to submit materials by 5 PM on Friday, March 23, for most favorable consideration. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by Dr. Thomas B. Courtice, Search Consultant, tom.courtice@gmail.com.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.
Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on the Universitys website at https://www.wittenberg.edu/nondiscrimination-notice
Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center
Development and Marketing Coordinator
This position will work closely with the Executive Director to manage development and marketing initiatives for Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center.  Development activities include annual fundraising solicitations, donor stewardship and relationship management. Marketing tasks will include designing campaigns to promote camp programs and facilities to Ewalus core audiences utilizing web, print, email, and social media. This position will play a significant dual role with an overall goal of inviting greater engagement and participation in the mission and ministry of Ewalu.
The position offers a flexible work arrangement by working from camp 3 to 5 days per month and remotely.
Bachelors degree preferred in marketing, business, communication or related field.
2+ years of demonstrated experience in the areas of fundraising, communication, or marketing for a non-profit organization.
Working knowledge in areas of graphic design, website design, social media marketing and direct mail fundraising.
Excellent writing skills and ability to effectively communicate the mission of Ewalu.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, working knowledge of web based applications, email marketing, and familiarity with databases for tracking fundraising results.
Willingness to work flexible hours as job duties require.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Clark Baldwin
Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center
37776 Alpha Avenue
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Or email application documents to clark@ewalu.org Application deadline is March 1, 2018 Please go to our website at www.ewalu.org for more information about our camp! 
Job offer is contingent on completion of successful background check. Salary is commensurate with experience between $35K to $45K; health and retirement benefits available.  For more information, contact Clark Baldwin (clark@ewalu.org or 563-933-4700)
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Chief Executive Officer
Glade Run Lutheran Services, a faith based not-for-profit agency serving the needs of individuals and families through a variety of treatment and learning opportunities, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. The agency offers outpatient counseling for individual, family or group therapy, a full continuum of autism spectrum disorder services from diagnosis through adulthood, mental health services, and a variety of educational opportunities, including St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy, a licensed, private K-12 school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community, with three Western PA locations. The Agency services more than 3,000 individuals each year with its dedicated staff.
The Agency Board of Directors is seeking an innovative, collaborative and visionary leader with the gifts and energy to shepherd an exceptionally committed leadership team. The new CEO will preserve and enhance the unique vision, mission, culture and values of Glade Run and will expand its reach to assure continued success by serving an even wider audience. It will be important for the CEO to be actively engaged at all levels of the Agency and serve as a highly participative agent in the broader community. 
The finalist will be a mission and values driven individual who clearly demonstrates a passion for excellence within the mental health and education fields. Reporting to the Agency Board of Directors, the CEO will be a thought leader responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Glade Run, providing visionary leadership to advance Glade Run’s mission and objectives as well as promote growth of the Agency and strengthen annual giving to the Foundation. In addition, (s)he will provide operational leadership to ensure service, efficiency, and financial integrity, and have a deep understanding of and sincere approach to a servant leadership model. The incumbent will be adept at change with the ability to articulate a vision and develop a strategic agenda and will maintain the high level of client satisfaction, donor relationships, employee engagement, commitment to quality, and dedication to the Christian mission upon which the Agency was founded.
A minimum of five years experience in upper level management position related to mental health and/or education, or related fields is required. Master’s Degree, doctorate degree preferred, in Business Management, Social Services, Education or related field. With a keen appreciation for Glade Run’s Lutheran heritage, the CEO will embody commitment to the Christian calling to ministry on which Glade Run was originally founded.
Expressions of personal interest, and recommendations, held in strict confidence, may be directed to: Dan Deffet, Deffet Group, Inc., email: info@deffetgroup.com.  Closing date: 3/8/2018
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro, CA
Minister of Music (Church Musician)
Seeking a Minister of Music who is an organist and pianist and can direct an adult choir for a small Episcopal congregation (attendance approx. 50-60 people at our main service). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. Work collaboratively with the Priest, Associate for Liturgy & Music (volunteer), and other staff to create and lead an ongoing and cohesive music program
  2. Accurately accompany congregational singing with equal adeptness on piano and organ at the Sunday 10:15am service and other special services, arriving early to rehearse with the assigned cantor and other musicians. 
  3. Proficiently conduct and accompany an all-volunteer small parish choir, holding a rehearsal no more than once a week (currently Sunday morning)
  4. Provide pastorally sensitive leadership for parish cantors and other musicians and support their ministerial role in the congregation. 
The church is fortunate to worship in a beautiful redwood chapel in a residential area of San Leandro. Our service music is taken primary from The Hymnal 1982, but we also draw some music from Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, The Faith We Sing, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, and we are open to other to sources. We have a 2-manual digital Allen organ and a Yamaha baby grand piano (both recently serviced). 
The Minister of Music is a part-time employee position. Compensation will be based on actual number of services and rehearsals accompanied and will be paid twice per month with regular payroll. Paid vacation accrues after 6 months.  
In the Episcopal Church, the parish Rector shall have final authority in the administration of all matters pertaining to worship and music. Further, All Saints is a welcoming and inclusive parish to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy, marital status, and citizenship status. Candidates must be comfortable working in a diverse and inclusive environment. 
To apply: Please email your rsum, along with a letter summarizing your experience and approach to church/sacred music and its role in the life of a church, to rector@saintsalive.net. Please state "Minster of Music" in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed. 
Compensation: Sunday Service with rehearsal: $200/week; Additional weekday services (e.g. Holy Saturday, Ash Wednesday, etc.): $150/service.
Search Schedule: The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Interviews in April and May (these will be a substitute Sunday for which you will be compensated). Offer will be made in May, and the new Minister of Music's first Sunday will be June 3, 2018. 
Reply to : rector@saintsalive.net
Children & Family Ministry Director
Hope Lutheran Church
Toledo, OH 
Hope Lutheran Church has a vibrant childrens ministry that includes Sunday morning faith formation, a Vacation Bible School provided free of charge and open to the community, and activities throughout the year such as an annual Harvest Festival.  A strong component of Hopes childrens ministry is that of servant love, one of Hopes core values.  In order to continue the growth of Hopes childrens ministry we are accepting resumes for a half time Children & Family Ministry Director.  This person will be primarily responsible for coordinating a team of volunteers to continue our existing opportunities for children from birth through 6th grade.  Additionally, this person will have excitement in developing new opportunities for both the families and other members of Hope to grow in faith through intergenerational experiences. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years successful experience developing programming for children in a religious educational setting or a Degree in Christian Education/Formation.  Preference would be shown for a person who is on the ELCA Roster of Word and Service (Deacon).  Resumes should be submitted to Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH 43606 or office@hopetoledo.net

West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY
Senior Minister

The Senior Minister for West End Collegiate Church will lead a diverse congregation in a close and supportive neighborhood. Reflective of the surrounding community there, the congregation consists of young families, single adults, and seniors. Many in the congregation have been members for decades; however, new members are joining frequently, bringing new life and energy. The Sunday service draws between 140 and 160 worshipers.

The current staff of 12 includes an Associate Minister, a Director of Music Ministry, a part-time Assistant Minster, a part-time Children’s Program Director, as well as an administrative and operations group. The lay leadership, known as the local Consistory, is made up of 10 deacons and elders from the WECC congregation. 

The Senior Minister will be expected to engage with and inspire the staff, consistory, and congregation toward advancing the mission and vision of the church with a particular focus on the following priorities:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Intellectually and Spiritually Stimulating Preaching
  • Dedication to Expanded Programming (in particular, Children/ Youth Programs and Adult Education)
  • Build and Strengthen Lay Leadership
  • Managerial and Administrative Competence
  • Commitment to Inclusivity

The Senior Minister will represent WECC, serving on the Executive Committee of Collegiate Church and will interact with and be supported by the Senior Ministers of Fort Washington, Middle, Marble Collegiate Churches, and Intersections International. Additional financial, operational, and administrative assistance is provided by the Church’s corporate office which is responsible for managing the endowment and physical assets of Collegiate Church. 

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