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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 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.

Office Coordinator

St. Mark's
North Saint Paul

St. Mark’s, North St. Paul, seeks candidate for a 30-hour/4-day a week (M-Th) position as Office Coordinator. St. Mark’s is an active congregation in North St. Paul with a variety of ministries reaching out into the community with the love of God. This position is the first face people see and first voice they hear when they contact St. Mark’s. Candidates must offer a welcoming presence, have the ability to work with diverse personalities, be able to respond to crisis and complaints with grace, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This position coordinates building use, maintains the church calendar and our membership database, and schedules baptisms, weddings and funerals. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, database software, and proficiency in learning new software and applications is expected. We are seeking candidates who are self-starters, adaptable and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit a resume to

Marketing Manager

Augsburg Fortress

Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God's liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. We are currently seeking a Marketing Manager whose focus will be to enhance customer loyalty with trusted brands in the areas of worship, music, and faith formation; drive awareness of new brands; and achieve sustained topline performance through brand management, channel development and optimization, direct and trade marketing, as well as publicity and social media. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience managing the strategic marketing of a brand and related products, plus a B.A. or advanced degree in Marketing or other closely related field. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at:

Youth Director

Prince of Peace

Direct and lead programming for high-school-aged youth. The Youth Director shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus. Primary programming occurs on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Events and trips at other times as planned. Immediate availability with 1 year defined term/commitment to be renewed upon review. This is a part-time, 5-10 hours/week position. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume please email Pastor Peter Christ at

Director of Human Resources

St. Andrew's Lutheran

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church , 900 Stillwater  Rd., Mahtomedi, MN is seeking a full time Directer of Human Resources. A full job description can be found at

Finance Administrator

St. Paul Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church is looking for a talented finance administrator to facilitate financial operations for the church in cooperation with the Pastor, Treasurer, staff members and other lay leaders. Primary responsibilities will include general bookkeeping duties, maintaining preschool accounting records for tuition payments, collaborating with the Office Administrator to review/manage service contracts and other tasks as assigned. An Associate’s degree in accounting or business or equivalent experience is required. Candidate should also have strong communication skills, ability to work independently, proficiency in Microsoft Office, database management and accounting software is required. This is a part-time, 8-10 hours/week position. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume please email Ben Storlie at

Worship and Rehearsal Accompanist

St. Luke
Cottage Grove

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, is looking for a pianist to accompany the 9:00 Sunday Traditional Worship Service and Wednesday Evening vocal music rehearsal. Average of 8 hours of compensated time each week. High quality musicianship and the ability to work well with persons of all musical ability levels required. Previous experience in a Christian congregation or denomination, either as member or musician, strongly preferred. Excellent compensation. Contact Dr. Douglas Thompson at (651) 320-5432 or for complete description and to learn more about the position.

Church Musician

Lutheran Church of Peace

Lutheran Church of Peace (“LCP”) in Maplewood, is seeking a Church Musician to lead us in worship. LCP incorporates both traditional and contemporary music in worship, and is looking for someone to help plan worship, play piano/organ, and direct and lead the adult choir. The musician filling this position will be responsible for weekly choir practices during the programming year, one Sunday morning service year round, and Wednesday evening services during Advent and Lent. Qualifications: Candidates need proficiency in piano and organ; solid interpersonal skills; a team member mentality; and an enthusiasm for worshipping our Christ. Estimated 10-15 hours/week, with pay roughly following the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists guidelines. To apply, contact Pastor Mark at

Application Deadline:
Monday, October 24, 2016

Director of Congregational Life & Faith Formation

Shepherd of the Hills

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran is seeking a Director of Congregational Life & Faith Formation. The Director will be responsible for coordinating relational ministry that enhances the spiritual and personal growth of Shepherd and the individual lives that make up our community. The Director will focus on, but not be exclusive to, building, sustaining and providing leadership for ministries to and with children, youth and families as well as our more mature population. Recognizing the importance of faith formation regardless of age, the Director, together with the Senior Pastor, will help create models of opportunity that are crossgenerational and allow for the growth of faith throughout the congregation. General ministry duties in the area of faith formation will be shared with the Senior Pastor. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants please send resume to: Miranda Oliver, with attention to Director of Congregational Life.

Director of Youth and Family Ministries - High School

Trinity Lutheran
Long Lake

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 County Road 6, Long Lake MN is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministries - High School. A full job description found at (PDF). This is a full-time position for an enthusiastic youth director who is eager and willing to partner home, congregation and community in relational ministry that will equip Trinity's youth and families to become disciples of Jesus Christ. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Pastor Carrie Scheller,

Director of Global Health Administration Partners

Global Health Ministries

Global Health Ministries (7831 Hickory Street NE Minneapolis, MN) is seeking a Director of Global Health Administration Partners. This person will: Create a consulting capacity, carefully recruiting, screening and orienting volunteer health care administrators in their duties as representatives of GHM and GHAP; Respond to requests for consulting from GHM’s partner Lutheran health care programs, from GHM itself, and other mission health care organizations.; Define consultation time frame, skill sets needed, and outcomes envisioned. Ensure logistics are secured (travel, visa, insurance, food and housing); Create budgets for each project. Document in a covenant/memorandum of understanding signed by the partner and GHAP; Monitor and evaluate progress and outcomes of all consultations; Monitor and evaluate the performance of GHAP consultants to assure cultural relevance and high quality work products; Work with GHM’s Director of Mission Development to generate income from multiple sources, including but not limited to, grant applications, individual donors cultivated specifically for GHAP projects and operations, and special events; Communicate with GHM leadership and Board of Directors on a regular basis; Develop work plans and budget for GHAP’s operation and consultation projects, including monitoring and evolving outcome metrics over the life of the consultation; Increase the visibility of GHAP within the faith-based, health care, volunteer and donor communities, including integrating with GHM’s communications plan; Develop and manage GHAP’s budget; Work with the GHM Director for Mission Development to integrate any and all fund raising efforts with GHM’s fund development plan. Qualifications include: Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferred in health administration or similar, plus 5+ years of health care executive experience working with health care executives and Boards in a variety of health care settings; Health care consulting experience of 5+ years in one or more of the following areas: governance, leadership and leadership development, finance, human resources, materials management, strategic planning, and information systems; Experience managing volunteers/employees; Demonstrated strengths in organizational, financial and cultural analysis and developing and implementing recommendations; Experience in process improvement (Quality, LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.); Confident, persuasive communicator with excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills; Experience in creating successful funding proposals/grant requests in multiple settings (Business, Foundation, and Church); Experience living and/or working in a developing country preferred. To apply visit

Parish Administrator

House of Prayer

House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 6039 40th Street N, Oakdale, MN 55128 is seeking a Parish Administrator. This position is responsible for the administrative support and communications for all aspects of congregational life and in supporting the Pastor in his duties, to keep the office organized and efficient and to maintain the spirit of the ministry. This is a 32 hour/week position. A job description and application instructions are available on our congregation website at

Organist/Pianist/Choir Director

Faith (ELCA)
St. Paul

FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 499 Charles Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103 is seeking to fill the opening for a combination Organist/pianist – Choir Director. Knowledge of traditional and contemporary music styles and Lutheran Liturgy and Liturgical calendar is desired. A downloadable job description is available on our congregation website at To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Salary is negotiable. For further information, please call Dave Olson at 651-260-6014.

Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation

Saint Paul Area Synod, ELCA
St. Paul

The Saint Paul Area Synod seeks to call an Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation. The Assistant to the Bishop for Vocational Formation reports to the bishop and works in partnership with synod staff to identify, equip, and strengthen leaders in this church, particularly in matters related to candidacy, mobility, spiritual formation and call process. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and either an annotated resume or an ELCA Rostered Leader’s Profile to Anna Grunner, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, at Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 3 with a start date anticipated yet this fall.

Office Administrator

St. Paul Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic office administrator to support the office staff and members of the congregation, produce regular publications, serve as a calendar keeper and a hub of communications, and be a positive presence interacting with parishioners and members of the public who come through our doors. Excellent verbal and written skills, ability to work independently, ability to multitask and operate with interruptions will be keys to success. This is a part-time, 24 hours/week position. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume email Pastor Grant Applehans at

Director of Traditional Music

Easter Lutheran

Easter Lutheran Church has an opening for a full time Director of Traditional Music. Responsibilities include: Generate a positive, spiritual, and musical atmosphere during worship, rehearsal, and church activities; Coordinate all traditional musicians of all ages and events in accordance with the goals and plans of worship; Work with the Director of Worship to plan the overall themes and goals of worship; Select appropriate hymnody and music, and play piano and organ for Sunday services and special services throughout the year; Secure substitute musicians when necessary; Plan, direct and inspire the senior choir, bell choirs, and other music ensembles and to contribute to traditional worship services; Recruit and retain members of all traditional music ensembles; Plan, purchase, organize and maintain the music library; Assure all musical instruments are appropriately maintained.

Education and experience: MSM strongly preferred. 10+ years experience leading traditional music in another church setting a must.

Submit a cover letter and references list to Matt Brokl, Director of Operations at To learn more about Easter and view the job description for this position please see our website at

Director of Children & Family Ministries

St. Philip's Lutheran

St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN, is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Director of Children & Family Ministries. Primary responsibilities include coordinating Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and family faith formation opportunities for a young and growing children and family ministry. A complete job description can be found at Interested individuals should email a resume with cover letter to