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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.

Office Administrator and Communication Specialist

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul is looking for 32 hours per week Office Administrator and Communication Specialist. The ideal candidate will: Support the mission of the church; be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated team player who works well with people of all ages. The candidate will be committed to making and executing effective communication on behalf of the staff and congregation. This person will also complete the daily tasks described in the job description (PDF). This person will have regular interactions with staff as well as others associated with Gustavus Adolphus. This person would start in August of 2016. All interested candidates should submit their resume by email to Pastor John Hierlinger: johnh@gachurch.org. No phone calls please.

Director of Children's Ministries

Faith Lutheran
Coon Rapids
Part-time

Faith Lutheran Church is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Director of Children's Ministries for our congregation. This position is a 25 hour per week role and is responsible for coordinating and implementing Children’s Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church, collaborating with staff and volunteers to create a high quality experience that inspires faith and promotes engagement in the Christian Lutheran faith, tradition, and worship. Find the full job posting here (PDF). If you are interested in applying for the Director of Children's Ministries position, stop by the Church Office to fill out an application form, or click here to find the application form, print it and mail it to Shelly Swanson's attention at: Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN  55433.

Director of Traditional Music

Easter Lutheran
Eagan
Full-time

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 mbrokl@easter.org. To learn more about Easter and view the job description for this position please see our website at www.easter.org.

Worship Team Leader

Atonement Lutheran
Bloomington
Part-time

Atonement’s mission is to help people grow in their faith in Christ Jesus. We are looking for an individual that can continue to support our current ministries, create a music environment/setting that draws the congregation into worship and develop innovative ideas which we can explore. Responsibilities for this position include: leading worship primarily through music on Sunday mornings and church holidays; selecting music for services; preparing charts/lead sheets; leading worship team rehearsals (drums, elec. guitar, bass, vocals); developing the worship team and recruiting new musicians; getting to know our congregation and community; attending weekly worship staff meetings (about 1 hour); working with Pastor during weekly worship planning meeting (about 1 hour); actively grow in your faith and have a heart for Jesus. Full job description can be found here: www.worshipcurrentstaffing.com/jobsTo apply for this position. please go to: www.worshipcurrentstaffing.com/jobs fill out a job seeker profile and upload an audio sample.

Organist/Choir Director

Atonement Lutheran
Bloomington
Part-time

Atonement’s mission is to help people grow in their faith in Christ Jesus.  We are looking for an individual that can continue to support our current ministries, create a music environment/setting that draws the congregation into worship and develop innovative ideas which we can explore. Responsibilities for this position include: leading worship primary through music on Sunday mornings and church holidays; rehearsing/leading/accompanying the choir and cantors; selecting music for the service(s) and choir anthems/songs; planning and securing any additional musicians needed for worship (Easter brass); getting to know our congregation and community; attending weekly staff meetings (about 1 hour); working with Pastor during weekly worship planning meeting (about 1 hour); actively grow in your faith and have a heart for Jesus.  Full job description can be found here: www.worshipcurrentstaffing.com/jobs. To apply for this position, please go to: www.worshipcurrentstaffing.com/jobs and fill out a job seeker profile.

Interim Faith Formation Minister

University Lutheran Church of Hope
Minneapolis
Part-time

Located in Dinkytown on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus, University Lutheran Church of Hope is in a time of transformation.  We seek to revision our faith formation with children and youth to better address our changing context and the needs of families.  This is a progressive congregation focused around our worship life and a lively expression of the Lutheran tradition. Responsibilities include: Organize and coordinate faith formation for ages birth – 8th grade (leadership of youth group and confirmation are not included in this position); Explore and develop curriculum for faith formation; Recruit and equip volunteers for ministry and administer safe church policies; Tapping into the passions and gifts of members, organize regular intergenerational events that form relationships and community in creative expressions of spirituality; Support and equip families for faith development in the home and the world; Work in collaboration with the pastors and the minister for worship and music to build children’s and youth participation and leadership in worship; Offer thoughtful peer support for youth minister; Discover, name, and share ways God is working in the community beyond our church walls; Reach out to less active families and invite them to participate in the program. The ideal candidate will: Be creative, open-minded, risk taker, playful and inventive; Find joy in encouraging relationships between youth and adults; Be knowledgeable for current models in Christian faith formation; Be christ-centered, able to lead by example and to model a life of faith; Have excellent organization and communication skills; Be a team player and collaborator, good relationship building skills. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters in theology or related field or experience preferred. This position is envisioned as Interim beginning around August 1, 2016. Our current Youth Minister will complete his contract in May 2017. We envision combining this children’s faith formation position and the youth minister position at that time. In the meantime we have an opportunity to experiment with best practices and find ways to revision the role to best live into God’s future for our context. 15-20 hours/weel, including Sunday mornings and weekly staff meeting. Competitive compensation as negotiated. Contact: The Rev. Jen Nagel (jenn@ulch.org, or 612-331-5988) with questions or interest. 

Stewardship Coordinator

Saint Paul Area Synod
Saint Paul
Part-time

The Saint Paul Area Synod is hiring a part-time Stewardship Coordinator. The Stewardship Coordinator is a part-time, deployed position, which focuses on equipping leaders and congregations to more vigorously embrace faith practices in the sharing of resources, wealth and time in response to God’s grace. The Stewardship Coordinator reports to the Bishop and works on average five hours a week. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply for this position please submit a cover letter describing your interest in this work and a resume with contact information for two professional references. Materials can be submitted to Ms. Anna Grunner at anna.grunner@spas-elca.org.

Application Deadline:
Monday, June 27, 2016

Children's Minister for Education, Music and Worship Arts

Lord of Life
Ramsey
Part-time

Lord of Life in Ramsey is searching for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Children's Minister for Education, Music and Worship Arts. The Children’s Minister will lead and support the faith formation journey of Lord of Life worshippers from birth to 6th grade, and their parent(s). This person will work in partnership with and under the direct supervision of the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation. This person will work in partnership with the Children’s Minister for Engagement and Education. This means that this person will work collaboratively to plan, coordinate, promote, implement and administer programs and ministries in the areas of faith formation for children ages birth to 6th grade, and occasionally between generations, and will participate in the total life of the church. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org or at 14501 Nowthen Blvd, Ramsey, MN 55303. Call 763.427.1100 x128 with questions.

Children's Minister for Engagement and Education

Lord of Life
Ramsey
Part-time

Lord of Life in Ramsey is searching for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Children's Minister for Engagement & Education. The Children’s Minister will lead and support the faith formation journey of Lord of Life worshippers, from birth to 6th grade and their parent(s). This person will work in partnership with and under the direct supervision of the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation. This person will work in partnership with the Children’s Minister for Education, Music, and Worship Arts. This means that this person will work collaboratively to plan, coordinate, promote, implement and administer programs and ministries in the areas of faith formation for children ages birth to 6th grade, and occasionally between generations, and will participate in the total life of the church. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org or at 14501 Nowthen Blvd, Ramsey, MN 55303. Call 763.427.1100 x128 with questions.

Director of Children’s Ministry

All Saints Lutheran
Minnetonka
Part-time

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

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.

Office Administrator

Lutheran Church of Peace
Maplewood
Part-time

Lutheran Church of Peace is looking for an Office Administrator to provide church office support. 25 hours per week. For a detailed job description and to express interest, email Pastor Mark at lcp.pastormark@gmail.com.

Youth Ministry Leader

Lutheran Church of Peace
Maplewood
Part-time

Lutheran Church of Peace is looking for a Youth Ministry Leader to provide engaging and meaningful youth opportunities which promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in an authentic, real and relational way. This includes leading high school Wednesday evening programming during the academic year, planning social events, and mentoring and engaging with our high school youth. This is a part-time position, estimated at approximately 20 hours per week. For a detailed job description and to express interest, email Pastor Mark at lcp.pastormark@gmail.com.

Sunday Morning Nursery Coordinator

St. Paul-Reformation
Saint Paul
Part-time

St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (www.stpaulref.org) seeks a Sunday Morning Nursery Coordinator/Attendant to staff the Parish Nursery Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon, running September through May. We seek a compassionate, fun, and gregarious individual who is gifted in working with children and parents. The Nursery Attendant will work each week with one parent volunteer in accordance with the Parish’s policies regarding safe spaces for children; a background check and references will be required. To apply, please send a resume and any questions to pastorpatrick@stpaulref.org.

Adult Choir Director

Cross Lutheran
Maplewood
Part-time

Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood, MN a 325 member congregation of the ELCA, seeks a qualified individual to direct our Adult Choir (10-12 members) at weekly rehearsals and for 2-3 anthems in worship each month from September to May. Compensation is $500/month. Interested persons are encouraged to send their resume to cross@pro-ns.net.

Music Director

Calvary Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Calvary Lutheran Church seeks a person to serve as part-time (.3 FTE) music director/choir director/accompanist, who is passionate about leading music in a musically gifted community with a strong commitment to an eclectic blend of classical, gospel, global, Taizé/Iona, traditional, and recently composed music. This person will work with a committed choir of approximately 10-20 members, foster the possibilities of a bell choir, children’s choir, coordinate special music, and assist in leading the congregation in a variety of liturgical settings (from traditional Lutheran to modern variations), which speak to long-time people of faith as well as newcomers and seekers. Instruments include: baby grand piano, wonderful recently refurbished pipe organ, set of hand bells, electric piano, and variety of percussion instruments. There is one weekly worship service on Sundays at 10:15 am, which includes Eucharist. The congregation holds Wednesday evening services during Advent and Lent (utilizing Holden Prayer Around the Cross, Holden Evening Prayer). Choir rehearsals historically are on Wednesday evenings, but flexible. The Music Director attends the Worship Committee meetings and assists with worship planning. Having had two previous music directors, who each served the congregation for over eight years, we are approaching this position as a renewable annual contract position as we further determine scope, responsibilities, and long-range vision within the congregation and community.

Calvary welcomes the applications of persons of any ethnic origin, race, gender, or sexual orientation. The position is open until filled. The congregation is willing to consider a candidate who is interested in serving both as choir director and pianist/organist, or separating the position into two, with one of the two persons serving as Director of Music. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities.

Contact:  Send resume with letters of reference to: Laura Huff, Chair of the Musician Search Committee, Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN  55407, or email to office@clchurch.org. For more information, e-mail Pastor Brad Froslee at pastorbrad@clchurch.org or call at 612.827.2504.

Custodian

Galilee Lutheran
Roseville
Part-time

The custodian is responsible for the maintenance of the church building and grounds that will provide a welcoming environment and enable Galilee Lutheran Church to effectively carry out its ministry. Responsibilities include basic weekly cleaning tasks, repairs & maintenance, boiler and furnace maintenance & attention, communication with property committee & pastor/staff. 8 hours/week, $11/hr. 16 hours of vacation per year. For a complete job description or to apply, contact Pastor Dana Nelson 651-434-9485, or email:  dnelson.galilee@gmail.com.

Finance Associate - Accounts Payable

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran
Prior Lake
Part-time

This position is primarily responsible for compiling and maintaining accounts payable. Responsibilities include audits and obtaining appropriate approvals for all vouchers for payment, answering vendor inquiries, printing reports and more. For a full list of duties, qualifications and education requirements click here (PDF). All interested applicants please send your resume and required salary to: Sandy Bartenhagen at sandybartenhagen@sollc.org.

Director of Children's Music

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran
Prior Lake
Part-time

The Director of Children's Music is responsible for fostering the celebration and faith through music. For a full list of duties, qualifications and education requirements click here (PDF). All interested applicants please send your resume and required salary to: Sandy Bartenhagen at sandybartenhagen@sollc.org.

Director of Finance

Easter Lutheran
Eagan
Part-time

Easter Lutheran Church has an opening for a Director of Finance. Responsibilities include: Create the vision for Financial oversight working with the Executive Pastor and Finance team; Assist and direct all accounting for ministry teams in areas such as member giving and generosity, capital, and foundation appeals; Collaborate with staff and Finance Board to determine both short-term and long-term financial compliance and strategies; Provide overall direction for financial management, accounting, budgeting, and related procedures. The position is budget for 30 hours per week. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant, sophisticated financial experience. Submit a cover letter and references list to Matt Brokl, Director of Operations at mbrokl@easter.org. To learn more about Easter and view the job description for this position please see our website at www.easter.org or directly at www.easter.org/wordpress/?page_id=13065.

High School Youth Director

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Monticello
Part-time

Resurrection Lutheran Church (lcmc) is looking to hire a part time 20 hr a week High School Youth Director. This person will be joining our Children, Youth & Family team and concentrating on ages 9th – 12th grade. This person will be able to serve an already active Youth Leadership Team and give guidance as they seek to minister to their peers. You will be joining a group of youth excited about taking the ministry to the next level. This position is part time 20 hours per week. A complete job description can be found on our church website at www.resurrection-mn.com. You may also send a cover letter and resume or questions to mmetz@resurrection-mn.com.

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Faith
Forest Lake
Part-time

Seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries with programming with a focus on youth ministry. The Coordinator will help with communications, organizing and leading activities, and recruiting and working with volunteers. 20-25 hours/week. To apply, send cover letter and resume to kyrstins@faithfl.org.

Director of Worship and Music

Faith
Forest Lake
Full-time

Seeking an individual to oversee and provide vision for our worship and music ministries. Work with the Senior Pastor, Worship and Music Committee and other music team members to recommend, plan and provide music for traditional, contemporary and special services. Oversee all aspects of the worship experience. Serve as organist/pianist for services, including prelude, postlude, offertory, communion and special music. Manage the worship and music budget. Supervise the Faith Choir director, adult handbell director and volunteers. Complete position description available at www.faithfl.org. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Joyce Getchell, Business Administrator, at joyceg@faithfl.org.

Office Support Person

Amazing Grace
Inver Grove Heights
Part-time

Office Support Person (Part Time/ 9 hours a week) for 48 weeks during the year at $15 an hour. Typical days: 3 hours a day:  Monday – Wednesday - Thursday or Monday - Tuesday - Thursday. Responsibilities include: Record and keep all financial records – report to Church Treasurer; Prepare yearly W-2 forms and all other staff Tax forms; Pay all bills; Responsible for sorting/final preparation of monthly newsletter and deliver to post office; Receptionist duties – phones/visitors/mail distribution; Record/update all membership information/visitor information; Sunday School lists received from Sunday school Superintendent; Contact directory yearly. Active/Inactive:Background checks – obtain authorization/run/review/file/update master list/stay current with provider on a monthly basis; Notary for items related to AGLC; Order/purchase all supplies:  office/paper/janitorial/baptism/confirmation/etc; Manage/supervise member use of church property off site (tables/chairs/tents); Contact person for all vendors; Keep current documentation; Maintain office equipment/schedule service/problem solve issues; Upgrade office equipment:  research/purchase new with assistance from Business Management; Organize and file church documents; Manage security codes and key distribution; Manage volunteer lists by working with coordinators. Send out every 4 months; Send out weekly volunteer reminders; Update volunteer guidelines book; Prepare new member folders with current information twice a year. Please contact Amazing Grace Lutheran church, 651-455-0093 or Pastor Chris Becker at cbecker@aglcigh.org.

Director of Youth Ministries

Good Samaritan United Methodist
Edina
Part-time

This position’s purpose is to direct and oversee the spiritual growth of youth (grades 7 through 12), and their parents, helping them to connect in faith to God as experienced in the life and teachings of Jesus through education, fellowship and missional service. A full job desciption can be found here (PDF). To apply, email Resume@good.org.

High School Ministry Leader

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
North St. Paul
Part-time

This position involves leading a ministry of accompaniment, compassionate action and faith formation with our high school youth and their families. Plan, implement and coordinate year round ministry to foster an atmosphere of faith, love and learning with a diverse group of young people and dedicated adult leaders. Collaborate with other CYF staff on inter-generational, family-friendly events. Strong communication and organizational skills along with enthusiasm and faith required. Part Time, 25 hours per week. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply send resume and cover letter to Pastor Ivy Huston at privyh@stmarks-nsp.org.

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.

Contemporary Music Director

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
White Bear Lake
Part-time

Exciting part-time opportunity to work with a team to shape a new Contemporary Worship Service at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake. Seeking a candidate with demonstrated experience in contemporary worship settings working with a variety of musicians. Excellent musical, arrangement, and transposing skills required. Demonstrated skills in building, directing, and coaching musical groups. Send resume with salary requirements to Office@StStephenWBL.org or St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1965 East County Rd E, WBL, MN 55110 by May 16, 2016.

 

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.

Communications Specialist & Office Administrator

Lord of Life Lutheran
Ramsey
Part-time

Lord of Life (ELCA) in Ramsey is looking for a part-time (36 hrs/week) Communications Specialist & Office Administrator. Responsibilities include: Perform an annual communication audit to evaluate the communication needs of Lord of Life Church, its members, the population it serves, and the community in which it resides. Make and execute recommendations for effectively reaching all of our demographics through various media channels; Manage web communication (website and weekly electronic newsletter), social media (Facebook, Twitter and others as deemed necessary), scrolling announcements (TV monitors inside the building), reproduce and distribute sermon messages and assist with printed communication, including flyers and posters; Work in partnership with leadership and members to find creative ways to reach out to new audiences through new and existing channels, such as online communities, blogs, and new web applications; Work with technology providers to understand new applications that will help enhance and expand communications for our members and our community; Promote Lord of Life, its events and ministries, through various media channels; Photograph events as available; Prepare press releases and ads for local newspaper; Perform general office work and support as needed, including front-line reception, answering phones and assisting members who stop in the office; Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. A full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.orgCall Michelle at 763.427.1100 x128 with questions or for additional information.