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Job Openings

ELCA congregations and other ministry partners are welcome to submit brief job postings to the synod website. Please help us to be a useful resource for congregations and job seekers by notifying us promptly when a position has been filled. If no deadline is given, job listings will be removed after one month. To post a job opening, email chloe.ahlf@spas-elca.org and include the following information: congregation, address of congregation, job title & description, contact information for application, and specification of full- or part-time work. Please use the format listed below as best as possible.

Director of Children’s Ministry

All Saints Lutheran
Minnetonka
Part-time

Director of Children’s Ministry (PT-25 hrs/week). All Saints Lutheran Church is a friendly, growing church located in the beautiful western metro suburb of Minnetonka. This vibrant faith community is seeking someone to reach out to children and their families through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church. Primary focus for this position will be on children from birth through 6th grade and their families. The qualified candidate will plan and implement age-appropriate activities that promote faith development through Sunday school, service, worship and fellowship activities. This person will walk alongside a core group of dedicated and highly competent staff and volunteers.  Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Jon Pederson at jpederson@allsaintsmtka.org. A full job description is available by contacting Pastor Jon or Laurel Gaard at 952.934.3550. More information about All Saints can be found at www.allsaintsmtka.org.

Staff Chaplain

Walker Methodist
Twin Cities
Full-time

Walker Methodist is seeking an experienced Staff Chaplain to join our vibrant and dedicated spiritual care team. The Chaplain will provide pastoral care to residents, families and staff through worship, counseling, visitation, education, special programs and end of life care at various Walker Methodist communities. The Chaplain will preach Sunday mornings in a large chapel setting on a rotation schedule. Minimum qualifications include: Master of Divinity degree; Comfort in leading worship services, funerals, memorial services and small groups in a long-term care setting; Experience in a health care setting, preferably with older adults; Ordination with a denomination; Pastoral experience in a parish is ideal with functional experience of liturgy and the liturgical year. For a complete job description or to apply, visit www.walkermethodist.org/careers/openings.

Interim Minister for Faith Formation of Youth & Families

Linden Hills United Church of Christ
Minneapolis
Part-time

Linden Hills United Church of Christ is seeking an energetic, grounded, friendly and engaging individual to facilitate opportunities that strengthen and enhance the faith formation of the youth and families in the community. The congregation is currently in a time of discernment; we are looking for someone who can act an interim for a period of 12 months: August 2016 – August 2017. The position is 20 hours per week. The person hired into the interim position would be eligible to apply for the permanent position once the permanent position is posted. For more information & a complete job description, visit our website at www.lhucc.orgIf you or someone you know is interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to office@lhucc.org by Friday, September 9, 2016.

Children & Youth Coordinator

Amazing Grace Lutheran
Inver Grove Heights
Full-time

Amazing Grace is seeking a full-time Children & Youth Coordinator. Responsibilities include: Develop and implement monthly activities/events to engage children and youth from age 4 to 12th grade in development of their social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being; Recruit, train and support adult leaders who will assist with children and youth events; Develop and lead an annual mission trip for youth from 9th grade to 12th grade. Include a process for youth to share their experiences with the congregation; Maintain a working relationship with WAPO and promote camp’s activities within AGLC; Recruit, train and support adult leaders to teach 6th grade through 12th grade Sunday School sessions. Research, implement and evaluate curriculum; Recruit, train, and supervise youth leaders for Vacation Bible School; Implement a High School graduate recognition Sunday; Communicate with parents, children and youth through monthly newsletter article, email, phone or social media regarding events and programming. A more detailed job description can be found here (PDF). To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Pastor Chris Becker at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church 7160 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.

Youth and Families Ministry Director

First Lutheran
New Richmond, WI
Part-time

First Lutheran Church, New Richmond WI, has an immediate opening for Youth and Families Ministry Director (Part-time 20 hours/week).  We are a large vibrant and growing congregation located close to the Twin Cities committed to gathering in grace, growing in faith, and going out to serve the world. We are a church that strives to connect our Lutheran Christian Faith with our daily lives that we would experience and share God’s transforming love with others. First Lutheran Church has an immediate opening for Youth and Families Ministry Director (Part-time 20 hours/week.) This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing faith formation programming and practices for youth 6th grade-12th grade and their families, including High School Youth Group, confirmation, service opportunities, and cross generational relationships. This position requires someone who is highly relational, energetic, innovative, and committed to youth. This person will demonstrate an active and vibrant Christian Faith and worship life, a Lutheran understanding of faith, an ability to equip leaders and ministry partners, to work well in team. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth ministry and have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development. Contact Pastor Amelia Houdek at pastoramelia@firstdaynr.org for inquiries, a detailed job description or to submit a resume.

Children and Families Ministry Director

First Lutheran
New Richmond, WI
Part-time

First Lutheran Church, New Richmond WI, has an immediate opening for Children and Families Ministry Director (Part-time 20 hours/week). We are a large vibrant and growing congregation located close to the Twin Cities committed to gathering in grace, growing in faith, and going out to serve the world. We are a church that strives to connect our Lutheran Christian Faith with our daily lives that we would experience and share God’s transforming love with others. Our Children’s Ministry includes children newborn 5th grade and their families. Our programming is multi-dimensional providing 4 distinct education curricula each week while also equipping families to grow in faith together. Along with education we also utilize Vibrant Faith Milestones, service opportunities, musical programs, special cross-generational events, and VBS to grow our youngest in their faith. This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing relational and vibrant faith formation programs and opportunities for children ages newborn-5th grades and their families, including Sunday School, Wednesday Adventures, VBS, and service projects. This person will have a strong Christian faith, a love for children, strong leadership, administration and communication skills, and, a willingness to work in team. This person will also have a commitment to professional development, an innovative and creative approach to ministry, and the ability to manage multiple programs concurrently. Contact Pastor Amelia Houdek for inquiries, a detailed job description, or to submit a resume at pastoramelia@firstdaynr.org.

Preschool Teacher

Shepherd of the Hills
Shoreview
Part-time

Shepherd of the Hills is hiring a preschool teacher. This person would instruct children (33 months to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in a Christian preschool environment. As the preschool teacher you will be responsible for the overall supervision, planning, and management of the preschool class in partnership with the preschool director and classroom aide. Candidates must have experience working in child care, leadership skills, great verbal and social skills as well as knowledge of MN Rule 3. Candidates must be Teacher Qualified by MN Rule 3. Creative Curriculum and NAEYC Accreditation knowledge helpful, but not required. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Jilene Ylonen, preschool@shepherdshoreview.org with attention to: Preschool Teacher Opening.

Youth Band Director

Faith Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Seeking an enthusiastic musician to lead Faith’s youth band. This person will direct and lead rehearsals / performances for youth band on Wednesday nights and recruit new members. This is a 2 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to kyrstins@faithfl.org.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Faith Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead Wednesday night Children’s Ministry programming for grades 3-6, in collaboration with the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. This person will also assist in family and children’s ministry programming from birth through 6th grade on Sunday mornings and special events, communicate program news, and work with volunteers. This is a 10 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to kyrstins@faithfl.org.

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Faith Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead youth ministry programming for grades 10-12, in collaboration with the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. The Coordinator will lead Wednesday night programming, Youth Council, youth activities, communicate program news, organize fundraising opportunities and work with volunteers. This is a 15 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to kyrstins@faithfl.org.

Christian Education Director

First English Lutheran
Faribault
Part-time

First English Lutheran Church is seeking a creative and vital Christian Education Director with a heart for welcoming children and families of all kinds into the community of faith. Responsibilities would include working with the pastoral leadership to plan and facilitate an education ministry, including Sunday School, Confirmation, and other learning and service-related opportunities for children Baptism through 9th grade. The candidate we seek would be spiritually grounded, bringing a love for God’s children and a passion for creating an environment where children and youth can grow in faith, love, and service, and where parents and families can feel supported and equipped to pass on faith in the home. B.A. in education or a related field is preferred. Compensation commensurate with experience. This is a 32 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume by August 5th to: joykbussert@q.com or Pastor Joy K Bussert, First English Lutheran Church, 204 Second Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021. 507.334.4389, ext. 203.

Program Assistant

Saint Paul Area Synod
St. Paul
Part-time

The Saint Paul Area Synod is hiring a part-time Program Assistant. The program assistant coordinates hospitality, registration for synod-wide events, and provides clerical and administrative support to members of the program staff. The program assistant serves on the administrative team. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, submit cover letter and resume with two professional references to Anna Grunner at anna.grunner@spas-elca.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 1.

Community Engagement Coordinator

University Lutheran Church of Hope
Minneapolis
Part-time

The University Lutheran Church of Hope continues to examine ways in which it can participate in God’s ministry particularly within the Marcy-Holmes and Dinkytown neighborhoods. This 20 hr/week position begins in early September 2016 and will seek to find ways the ULCH can participate in God’s ministry to the local community. This Community Engagement Coordinator will cultivate relationships with other local organizations, including Lutheran Campus Ministry, the Dinkytown Business Alliance, and the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, and partner with these organizations to serve the community. The Community Engagement Coordinator will also invite and support the congregation in understanding and articulating ULCH’s role in God’s work living, serving and being served in the wider community. Education/Experience: Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree; theological training is strongly encouraged, but not required. Commitment and Compensation: Twenty (20) hours per week, including three hours on Sunday mornings and a weekly one-hour staff meeting, beginning in early September 2016. We seek someone with the will and ability to stay in this position for at least three years, thus establishing relationships and providing consistent leadership. Compensation to be negotiated based on experience; range is $19 to $23/hour. Supervision: Work in collaboration with staff and volunteers, particularly the Campus andNeighborhood Team, under the direction of the lead pastor. A full job description can be found at www.ulch.org. Direct questions or a send a letter of interest and resumé to both Beth Kautz (bethuli@iphouse.com) and the Rev. Jen Nagel (jenn@ulch.org or 612-331-5988).

Nursery Attendant

Shepherd of the Hills
Shoreview
Part-time

The nursery attendant ensures that the nursery offers care to all nursery-aged children and families, while upholding all nursery safety policies and representing a Christian attitude at all times. This is a part-time, non-exempt position, $12.00/hour, Sundays from 10:00am-1:00pm. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants please send resume to: Jilene Ylonen, preschool@shepherdshoreview.org with attention to: Nursery Attendant Opening.

Building Ambassador - Weekends

Shepherd of the Hills
Shoreview
Part-time

The Building Ambassador serves as the custodian and seeks to assist the congregation in fulfilling its mission by maintaining the church’s appearance, maintenance and security of the building and grounds. This is a part time, salaried position, up to 9 hrs/week, Saturday (time to be arranged), Sunday (time to be arranged), Wednesday 6 – 9 pm. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to: Miranda Oliver, operations@shepherdshoreview.org with attention to: Building Ambassador.

Building Ambassador - Weekdays

Shepherd of the Hills
Shoreview
Part-time

The Building Ambassador serves as the custodian and seeks to assist the congregation in fulfilling its mission by maintaining the church’s appearance, maintenance and security of the building and grounds. This is a part time, salaried position, (Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 pm). A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to: Miranda Oliver, operations@shepherdshoreview.org with attention to: Building Ambassador.

Assistant Sunday School Coordinator

Amazing Grace Lutheran
Inver Grove Heights
Part-time

AGLC is seeking to fill a critical position within our Christian Education Ministry team. Our selected candidate will serve as the Assistant Sunday School Coordinator for the 2016-2017 program year and then, if successful, move into the Coordinator role in June 2017. Responsibilities include implementing the Sparks Sunday School curriculum, engaging volunteers for teaching/shepherding, planning rally day events, and directing the children’s Christmas program. For more information, a complete job description, or to apply (by sending a letter of introduction/interest), please contact Kent at kerhein@comcast.net. Deadline is August 12, 2016, with interviews to be scheduled the following week. Stipend is $60/month for the assistant position and $150/month for the coordinator.

Mission Outpost Leader

Prince of Peace Lutheran
Burnsville
Full-time

The Mission Outpost at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville supports thousands of people in the south metro area by providing for basic food, clothing and other needs. We are seeking a full-time Mission Outpost Leader to create a welcoming, supportive environment for volunteers and to extend assistance to those in the community in need of food, clothing, furniture and services.  The Mission Outpost Leader will develop distribution schedules for clients and distributors, and oversee day to day operations. The Leader will be the face of Mission Outpost, developing partnerships and training and equipping volunteers. Required competencies include excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to lead teams of volunteers. The ideal candidate will be able to manage several projects simultaneously and to connect with people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Must have 5+ years managing volunteers, gifts of leadership, helps and mercy, experience in ministry (paid or unpaid), and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Please visit our website at www.popmn.org/employment for full job description and application. Send a cover letter and resume to: jvictorey@popmn.org.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 29, 2016

Administration Assistant & Communications Assistant

Como Park Lutheran
Saint Paul

The Administrative Assistant (non-financial) and Communications Assistant (including web support and social media) cand be a split or full position (20 hours per week split or 36 hours for full position). A full job description of these positions can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants should please send resumes to Pastor Martin Ericson at ericson@comoparklutheran.org.

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Joy Lutheran Church
Parker, Colorado
Full-time

Joy Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) located in Parker, Colorado. Joy is seeking a full time Director of Youth and Family Ministry (DYFM) to lead this ministry. Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) at Joy Lutheran Church (JLC) is a ministry that seeks to create an interdependent partnership between the ministry of the congregation and the ministry of the family in order to nurture and cultivate a living and dynamic faith in Jesus Christ within our youth. Primary responsibilities include: Facilitates and supports an on-going high school youth group with the input and leadership of the youth; Works cooperatively with the Pastor to support the implementation of all aspects of JLC’s middle school Confirmation program; Supports the efforts of the Christian Education Committee for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and programming for elementary age children and younger; Provides consistency throughout the various YFM programs while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the program. Qualifications include: BA/BS degree from a four-year college or university in related field and prior experience in youth ministry or equivalent work experience; highly motivated, enthusiastic, and inspiring leader who can nurture young people and their families in the Christian faith through relationships and programming; Exceptional ability to communicate ministry information using a variety of communication tools using the latest technologies and social media; Embrace contemporary and traditional music as a vital part of ministry. A full job description can be found at www.joylc.org. To apply, contact resumes@joylc.org.

Children’s Choir Director

First English Lutheran
Faibault
Part-time

First English Lutheran Church is seeking a creative and vital Children’s Choir Director with a heart for making music with young people along with a passion for cultivating both a love of music and an interest in worship leadership participation among children 1st through 5th grade. Responsibilities would include oversight of Sunday morning music and Wednesday evening choir rehearsals. The candidate we seek would be liturgically sensitive, musically versatile, and spiritually grounded with a diverse repertoire including classical, traditional sacred, modern, folk, gospel, multi-cultural and global genres and styles. +B.A. in Music or equivalent. +AGO salary guidelines for part-time musicians, ¼-time, $9000 annual compensation for 10 months. +To apply, send cover letter and resume to: joykbussert@q.com or Pastor Joy K Bussert, First English Lutheran Church, 204 Second Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021 by July 29.  507.334.4389, xt 203.

Organist/Pianist

Faith Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Faith Lutheran, Forest Lake, is seeking an organist/pianist for Faith’s traditional worship and music ministries. This position will: Serve as organist/pianist for Sunday 9:00 AM traditional worship service, including prelude, postlude, offertory, communion, and special music; Serve as organist/pianist for other traditional worship services as scheduled, including Lent, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, etc; Attend and serve as accompanist for Wednesday evening weekly rehearsals of the Faith Choir (adults); Be available for funerals, weddings and other special occasions, as needed. To apply, send cover letter and résumé to Joyce Getchell, Business Administrator, at joyceg@faithfl.org.

Organist/Pianist

Bethel Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in S. Minneapolis is in search of a part time (8-12 hrs/wk) Organist/Pianist. A job description can be found here (PDF). To apply submit a letter of interest and resume to: bethel@bethel-mpls.org. Indicate Organist/Pianist in the subject line.

Children's Ministry Intern

Pilgrim Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Join a vibrant community of families, staff, and volunteers as together we care for the children of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The Intern would develop, plan, and lead activities for Pre-K to 5th graders during our weekly midweek gathering – "M@P," from 5:15 to 7:15pm, September 2016-December 2016 (with a possibility to extend the position through to May 2017). This work would be supported by of our Children’s and Youth Ministry Coordinator, and by SPARK!, our curriculum resource for children. The Children’s Ministry Intern would also receive the title of Leadership & Creativity Fellow, and a monetary stipend for their service. Send resume to Micki Nyland, Coordinator of Children's and Youth Ministries at: pilgrimcycoordinator@gmail.com.

Director of Youth & Family Ministry

Augustana Lutheran
West Saint Paul
Full-time

Augustana is a vibrant congregation with strong emphases on music, service, global partnerships, and ministry with and for young people and their families. The successful leader of Youth & Family Ministry would foster relationships with youth, lead by example in expressing faith, teach effectively to both young people and their families, and work creatively and collaboratively in a staff setting. Must have dynamic personal faith and embrace Lutheran (ELCA) doctrine and theology. Experience in youth ministry preferred; previous experience in similar role could apply. Minimum bachelor's degree required. Intended start date 22 August 2016, or as soon as possible. Click here for a more detailed job description (PDF). For more information or to apply, contact the Rev. Megan Torgerson, mtorgerson@augustana.com.