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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.

Youth Minister

Nokomis Heights Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Nokomis Heights is a vibrant, ELCA/RIC congregation in South Minneapolis seeking a half-time youth minister. We value faith and authenticity in relationships, communication skills, and organizational prowess. Primary focus is ministry with youth and families, grades 7-12. Full job description available at www.nokomisheights.org. Please submit resumes to Pastor Susan Debner by June 28, at sdebner@nokomisheights.orgThe church's phone number is 612-825-6846.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Office Administrator

St. Timothy
Saint Paul
Full-time

St. Timothy Lutheran is seeking an experienced full-time office administrator. Applicants should possess strong computer skills and working knowledge with social media. Candidate should be an organized, responsible self-starter and have the ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Applicants that have experience dealing with a variety of personalities in a busy work environment a plus.

To learn more about this opportunity working with an active multi-aged congregation, send cover letter and resume to Pastor Hans Jorgensen at hansj@usfamily.net. Additional information, including a job description, can be found at www.sttimothylutheran.org.

Director of Music

St. Luke
Saint Paul
Part-time

St. Luke seeks a Director of Music for a part-time, salaried position to plan and lead congregational singing from the organ and piano, and conducts the choir and bell choir, on Sundays and special services (e.g. Lenten midweek, Holy Week, Christmas Eve), and supervises worship services, in collaboration with the pastoral staff, for this  ELCA congregation. See full position description (PDF). To apply, submit a cover letter and resume before June 26, 2015 to Rev. David Person at person_tokyo@yahoo.com.

Application Deadline:
Friday, June 26, 2015

Director of Faith Formation

Ezekiel Lutheran Church
River Falls, WI
Full-time

The Director of Youth and Adult Faith Formation will be responsible for leading ministries to middle and senior high youth and their families, as well as college students, young adults and other adults, equipping the congregation in developing an intergenerational, networked faith model, so that together young and old might grow in “Following Jesus, Living Faith Overflowing with Love.” The Director will be personally and enthusiastically committed to this purpose. A position description and job application for this full-time, salaried position can be found at www.ezekiellutheran.org/about/careers or e-mail pmoe@ezekiellutheran.org. Accepting applications through June 14.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Custodian

Shepherd of the Lake
Prior Lake
Part-time

Shepherd of the Lake is looking for a Sunday custodian. This person is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment throughout the building and grounds by performing duties to contribute to the overall safety, security, maintenance and cleanliness of the premises. A full job description & details on how to apply can be found here (PDF).

Communications Intern

Shepherd of the Lake
Prior Lake
Part-time

Shepherd of the Lake is seeking a communications intern to collaborate with the Communications Director to play a major role in the evolution and upgrade of the church’s marketing communication efforts including electronic and print communications, social media, video communication, public relations, and more. A full job description & details on how to apply can be found here (PDF).

Application Deadline:
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Confirmation Instructor

Nativity Lutheran
Saint Anthony Village
Part-time

Provide Christian formation experiences and instruction to junior and senior high students (approximately 65 to 80 enrolled in our program) within a Lutheran perspective. Working with a team of leaders to engage young people primarily on Wednesday nights from August to May and requires some availability on weekends. Nativity Church is a congregation of the ELCA. Our church is located near Northeast Minneapolis in a first tier suburb. For a full position description visit the Nativity websiteTo apply for this position contact Pastor Dan Doerrer at ddoerrer@nativitychurch.org or 612-695-8453.

Director of Worship & Music

Christ the King
New Brighton
Full-time

The Director of Worship and Music will work closely with pastors and other congregational leaders to provide the richest possible worship life within the congregation. The Director will focus on enriching Christ the King’s spiritual life by developing corporate worship, leading the community in worshipful song and special musical offerings, and by identifying, recruiting, and involving people from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of ability. Depending on interest, skills, and experience, the Director may also lead one or more of the following: Sanctuary Choir, youth/children’s choir, as well as various vocal or instrumental ensembles. Preferred start date is July 1, 2015. Download complete position description (PDF).

Application Deadline:
Monday, June 1, 2015

Director/Minister of Music

St. Luke's Lutheran
Waukesha, WI
Full-time

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI, a large downtown congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is seeking a full time Director/Minister of Music. This person will work closely with the pastoral staff in assisting people in worshiping, thanking and praising God. This person will serve as the primary organist for three traditional services per week and have oversight over the contemporary service in addition to special services including weddings and funerals. This person will direct and/or supervise the directors of 9 choirs (children, youth, adults, vocal, bell and instrumental). Solid organ and piano skills, choral directing experience and the ability to work collaboratively with others in a mutual ministry setting are essential. St. Luke's is blessed with a 30 rank Moeller organ in the sanctuary, a Tracker-action J. W. Walker and Sons organ in the chapel and a Steinway grand piano. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Interested persons are asked to send a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information by June 1, 2015 to:  Pastor Kathy Boadwine, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI  53186 or e-mail requested information to kboadwine@stlukeslutheran.org

Application Deadline:
Monday, June 1, 2015

Office Manager

Saint Paul Area Synod
Saint Paul
Full-time

The Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA is hiring a full-time office manager. The Office Manager oversees office operations; provides administrative support to two Assistants to the Bishop; provides oversight for the planning team for Tool Kit for Congregational Leaders, supervises the Office Program Assistant and serves as a key participant in planning the synod assembly. The Office Manager serves on the Administration Team and reports to the Bishop. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Review of applications will begin Monday, May 18 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Anna Grunner at anna.grunner@spas-elca.org.

Contemporary Worship Team Director

Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Select music for contemporary Sunday service. Lead worship teams on Sundays. Rehearse weekly. Determine personnel through conversation, audition or both. Recruit new members. This is a 10 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to rlrygh@gmail.com.

Organist/Accompanist

Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Provide prelude and postlude music each Sunday either on the organ or piano. Serve as rehearsal accompanist for the choir for weekly sessions. Be available for funerals, weddings or other special occasions as needed. This is a 5 - 10 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to rlrygh@gmail.com.

Youth Choir Director

Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Develop and rehearse a youth choir. Rehearse weekly. Provide special music on some Sundays at the traditional service through use of youth choir. Recruit new members. This is a 5 hr/week position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to rlrygh@gmail.com.

Director of Worship & Music

Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Forest Lake
Full-time

Faith in Forest Lake is seeking a professional individual to design and layout worship services. In this position, the successful candidate will:

  • Oversee and provide vision for the music and worship ministries.
  • Work with the pastor on designing worship services consistent with the lectionary or specific topics.
  • Develop strategies for future growth in worship and music ministry. 
  • Develop leaders.
  • Manage a budget.
  • Serve as member of worship and music committee.
  • Attend staff meetings.

Note that we maintain flexibility in the final scope of responsibilities of this position. Hours will vary depending on responsibilities assumed by the applicant. Position supervises: choir director(s) and bell choir director.

Other responsibilities

  • Direct a youth choir.  Develop and rehearse a youth choir. Rehearse weekly. Provide special music on some Sundays at the traditional service through use of youth choir. Recruit new members.
  • Act as organist / accompanist. Provide prelude and postlude music each Sunday either on the organ or piano. Serve as rehearsal accompanist for the choir for weekly sessions. Be available for funerals, weddings or other special occasions as needed.
  • Act as contemporary worship director. Select music for contemporary Sunday service. Lead worship teams on Sundays. Rehearse weekly. Determine personnel through conversation, audition or both. Recruit new members.

This position is flexible and can be part-time (20 hours) with fewer responsibilities, or full time (32 - 40 hours) with complete responsibilites listed above, if the best candidate needs this option. To apply, send cover letter and resume to rlrygh@gmail.com.

Wind Ensemble & Flute Ensemble Director

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

Seeking qualified candidate(s) to direct & lead volunteers in each of the two ensembles to provide inspiring and meaningful music praising God as part of the worship experience. For a full job description and application, visit www.sotv.orgIndividuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at Jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Director of Children and Family Ministry

Holy Trinity
Minneapolis
Part-time

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a vibrant, growing, urban faith community in South Minneapolis. We are seeking a new Director of Children and Family Ministry who will work with the staff and members of Holy Trinity to provide meaningful experiences for families and children (birth-Grade 6) in worship, community, learning, service, justice, and care. This is a 1/2-time (20 hours per week) position. Deadline for application is May 31. To apply or to request a detailed job description, please contact Pastor Jay Carlson at jaymcarlson@htlcmpls.org.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nursery Manager

Nativity Lutheran
St. Anthony
Part-time

Nativity Lutheran Church is looking for a caring, ministry-minded person with strong leadership skills to join our team! The Nursery Manager will welcome families with young children to the church community by providing safe and loving care for children ages birth-3 so adults can worship during services. The manager will also provide family-friendly care during the weeknight programming, when needed, for children birth-grade 5. In addition, the Manager will plan and lead the Toddler Age 2 Faith Formation Class. This position is a part-time , 10-15 hours a week with a competitive hourly salary. Salary is between $12-14 an hour depending on experience. A full job description can be found on Nativity's website. For more information and for a detailed job description contact Kelly Sherman-Conroy; Faith Formation Director for Prebirth-Kindergarten at Nativity Lutheran Church at kelly@nativitychurch.org or 612.781.2766.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Ministry Leader

Lutheran Church of Peace
Maplewood
Part-time

Lutheran Church of Peace is a Christian community gathered around the gospel of Jesus Christ and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are located in south Maplewood near the borders of Saint Paul and Woodbury. We are currently searching for a CYF Ministry Leader who will provide engaging and meaningful children, youth and family opportunities in education, activities to promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and involvement with the faith community. This is a part time position, 20-25 hours per week to start. For more information, please refer to the job description (PDF).

Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Christ Lutheran
Blaine
Part-time

The vision of Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) is to live the love of Christ. Saved by grace, we value relationships, service to others, Word and sacrament. CLC is seeking a part-time (approx. 60%) youth minister to work with middle and high school youth. This energetic person will be able to develop ministries, lead activities, and build relationships for the purpose of faith formation. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested individuals should send a resume to pastorsarah@clcblaine.org by May 31, 2015.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Contemporary Music Ministry Director

Servant of Christ Lutheran
Champlin
Part-time

Servant of Christ Lutheran Church in Champlin is seeking a Contemporary Music Ministry Director. This is a half-time position up to 20 hours per week. Servant of Christ has a long history of excellent contemporary worship. The preferred candidate would have previous experience along with excellent piano/keyboard or guitar skills. The position involves planning worship sets and rehearsing the worship team and leading worship at our second service each Sunday. For more information please contact Pastor Eric Walbolt at Pastorhook@servantofchrist.com or (763) 427-5070  For a full job description please see the music link on the church website www.servantofchrist.comApplications will be received through July 31 or until position is filled.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 31, 2015

Parish Nurse

St. Anthony Park Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church will be seeking applicants for a Registered Nurse/Parish Nurse in early summer after our present Parish Nurse retires. Our church has had an active Parish Nurse Program since 1999. We are a congregation of about 500  members with a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. We have a fine music program for all ages from birth to 95! A former Parish nurse would be available for orientation of a new Parish Nurse. This would be a 10 hour/week position at $21/hour. Applications accepted through June 1, or until position fills. Questions, please call Ann Rabie (member of the Health Advisory Committee and former parish nurse here) at 651-644-5660 or email at arabie@q.com.

Application Deadline:
Monday, June 1, 2015

Parish Nurse

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

This role seeks to provide excellence in hospitality by engaging and enriching care ministry, education, relationships, support, and nurturing the spiritual health and wellness of the congregation. Find more information & the full job listing here. Applications accepted through April 30, or until position is filled.

Individuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kitchen & Hospitality Assistant

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley
Part-time

Seeking qualified candidate(s) to support the kitchen and hospitality ministries of SOTV. Up to 25 hours per week as scheduled on a rotation to support programs and events with food preparation, service, and ministry support. Team members will be expected to be available for shifts including afternoons and/or evenings, as well as Saturday and Sunday. Find more information & a full job description here. Applications accepted through April 30th, or until position is filled.

Individuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at jennifer.maxwell@sotv.org.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, May 28, 2015