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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.

Music Ministry Director

Community of the Cross Lutheran
Bloomington
Part-time

Community of the Cross is seeking a part time (15 hours per week) music director to lead the senior choir, adult handbell choir, and assist with worship planning for the traditional worship service.  A current job description and application form are posted on the church website: www.cclcmn.org. If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and completed application form to pastor.erik@cclcmn.org by September 15.

Bell Choir Director

Our Savior's
Circle Pines
Part-time

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Circle Pines, MN has an amazing opportunity to join a wonderful team in creating meaningful worship experience! We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced candidate to direct our youth and adult bell choirs within the music department. This part-time position averaging between 10 and 15 hours per week, based on music plan and church calendar. A detailed job description is available upon request. Contact Kyung, Director of Music (kko@oursaviorsonline.org, 763-784-1971) for more information.

Office Administrator

Maple Grove Lutheran
Maple Grove
Part-time

Seeking a gracious and friendly presence for our church office to greet, assist and direct calls and inquiries; support the pastor, staff and congregation in the ministries of the church, prepare worship materials and communications; fulfill administrative duties in an organized and professional manner; oversee several part-time support staff; 35 hours weekly. Requires previous experience working within a church office or ministry. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook) required. Experience with Church Management Systems (CMS-Membership Database) and with web based programs such as Google Calendar, Constant Contact Email Marketing and Sundays and Seasons Worship Planner are preferred but not required. Visit our website at www.mglc.org/pages/EmploymentOpportunities for full job description. To apply, send resume to employment@mglc.org. Contact Person: Contact Pastor Christine Chiles at revchiles@gmail.com with any questions.

Executive Assistant

Hosanna Lutheran
Forest Lake
Full-time

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate would be energetic and experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, a team player, flexible and enjoy the administrative opportunities of supporting a church office. This position will work closely with and report directly to the Lead Pastor. See the full job description at www.hosannaforestlake.net/employmentSend resume and qualifications to: communication@hosannaforestlake.net.

High School and Young Adult Minister

St. Andrew's Lutheran
Mahtomedi
Full-time

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (Mahtomedi, MN, a suburb northeast of St. Paul) seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as High School and Young Adult Minister. The position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive ministry program for 9th-12th grades and young adults as part of a 10-person children, youth, and family ministry staff team. Candidates should have experience in congregational youth ministry, possess a solid Lutheran theology, and display excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills. For more information or to request a job description, contact Mark Jackson at mjackson@saintandrews.org or (651) 762-9146. Confidential inquiries are also welcomed.

Director of Youth Faith and Formation

Bethesda Lutheran
Inver Grove Heights

To serve God and the church by providing spiritual leadership and vision to the youth in grades 6-12 of Bethesda. This person will work with the Youth Ministry Team to create, plan and implement the ministry experience at Bethesda. A full job description can be found at www.bethesdalutheranchurch.org. To apply, contact Sally Muraski at smuraski@comcast.net.

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Our Saviour's
Hastings
Full-time

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (ELCA), a worshipping community of 500 per weekend located in Hastings, MN has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. We are looking for leadership in planning, lead and attending youth programming and provide oversight to Coordinator of Christian Education for Church School and Confirmation Ministry programming. Education: Required Bachelor’s Degree in Children, Youth and Family (3-5 years of experience) and preferred Master’s Degree in Children, Youth and Family or the willingness to pursue this degree while working (0-3 years of experience). A typical weekly work schedule would be: Sunday through Thursday 40 hours. Full Position Description is available on our website www.osel.org. To apply, email resume to Pastor Lloyd Menke, Senior Pastor, lloyd.menke@osel.org.

Interim Director of Children’s Music

Shepherd of the Lake
Prior Lake
Part-time

The Director of Children’s Music is responsible for fostering the celebration of faith through music by performing the following duties. Primary responsibilitiesinclude: Leads and develops the Children’s Music Ministry (including choral and instrumental, ages pre-K through 5th Grade), establishing a strong collaboration with the Children’s Music volunteers; Selects, procures and prepares music appropriate to the skill level of the respective groups and the services assigned, including collaborating with Children’s Music volunteers in the selection of appropriate music; Coordinates the performance schedules of groups and individuals within the context of assigned service, event, or program; Purchases and prepares adequate copies of music for choral, ensemble group and worship participants maintaining strict adherence to copyright laws and licensing requirements; Coordinates the collection and purchase of Children’s music and maintains the appropriate music libraries; Collaborates with the Minister of Worship and Music in teaching new liturgy, music and/or cultural diversity as identified; Provides worship service information to and collaborates with support staff in a timely manner on worship folders and event publicity; Maintains positive ongoing collaborative working relationship with Minister of Worship and Music surrounding worship planning; Seizes education opportunities to develop and maintain skills, knowledge and trends in related worship and music topics and personal growth in leadership and
faith development; Serves as a role model for carrying out the mission, vision and ministries of SOLLC. Primary Qualifications include: Appreciation and acceptance of diverse music and worship styles and needs as defined within the SOLLC congregation; Knowledge and understanding of and experience in worship planning, Lutheran theology and vocal leadership and performance; Organizational skills especially in planning; Relational skills; Competency as vocal artist and musician; Minimal keyboard skills. Bachelor's degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university in Liturgical or Worship Music; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. All interested applicants please send your resume and required salary to Sandy Bartenhagen at sandybartenhagen@sollc.org.

Production Technology Specialist

Prince of Peace Lutheran
Burnsville
Part-time

Prince of Peace is a connecting church working collaboratively to provide hope and wholeness to all people. Prince of Peace offers a creative and collaborative work environment. The Production Technology Specialist is responsible for supporting the Media and Worship Arts departments through lighting, sound and video systems. The ideal candidate will have 2 years experience in a variety of settings and have knowledge of ETC lighting consoles, specifically the ETC Congo; experience with live performance lighting design and with moving lights. Some experience with live sound mixing. This person will also have the ability to supervise volunteers. Two years of experience in lighting operation in a variety of settings (worship, theater or concerts) required. Associates or equivalent education in a related field preferred. Please visit our website at www.popmn.org/employment for a full job description and application. Send a cover letter and resume to jvictorey@popmn.org or to: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Attn: Jane Victorey 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville MN 55337; Fax 952-898-9397.

Preschool Teachers

Prince of Peace Lutheran
Burnsville
Part-time

The Child Development and Learning Center (CDLC) is a licensed and NAEYC accredited preschool and is a ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville. CDLC has a rich history of more than 40 years of high quality preschool education, and we provide classes for over 150 children in half day or full day sessions. Prince of Peace is a connecting church, working collaboratively to provide hope and wholeness to all people. Current openings include MWF all day class, MWF half day class (mornings) and TTh half day class (mornings). Teachers must be 18 years of age. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience as a teacher in a licensed preschool and a Bachelors Degree in early childhood development. Visit our website at www.popmn.org/employment for the position description and an application. Send a resume and cover letter to: jvictorey@popmn.org or to: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Attn: Jane Victorey 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville MN 55337; Fax 952-898-9397.

Development and Campaign Administrator

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Minneapolis

Westminster is looking for a dynamic person who wants to grow professionally and contribute their skills to a vibrant, open-minded congregation engaged in sharing God’s peace, love and justice. The development and campaign administrator provides primary database and administrative support for Westminster's stewardship and finance programs and committees. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a new donor database, managing gift receipts and acknowledgements, running reports, meeting planning and related duties. This position will play a critical role in attaining the vision of the Open Doors Open Futures campaign. Click to learn more. Resume and cover letter may be emailed or mailed to: Kienan Mick, Accounting Manager; Email: kmick@wpc-mpls.orgMail: 1200 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Church Accompanist

All Saints Lutheran
Eagan

All Saints Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Eagan (www.allsaintseagan.com) is seeking a piano accompanist to lead us in worship and song. All Saints incorporates both traditional and contemporary music in worship. The musician filling this position will be responsible for piano accompaniment for two Sunday morning services (September-May), one Sunday morning service (June-August), year round Wednesday evening services, and special religious holidays. You will also be accompanying the adult choir (rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings following worship), ensembles and soloists. Qualifications: Candidates need proficiency in piano; good interpersonal skills; and, an open mind and heart to assist and encourage volunteer singers and musicians. Please send your resume/CV and a letter of introduction to: Accompanist Search, All Saints Lutheran Church, 3810 Lexington Avenue South, Eagan, MN  55123 or by email to nancy@allsaintseagan.com by September 2.

Preschool Teacher

Roseville Lutheran
Roseville
Part-time

Roseville Lutheran Church Preschool is looking for a qualified Preschool Teacher to work Monday - Friday in the 3 year old classroom. Hours are approximately 8:30 am to 12:30pm. Salary contract August 2016-June 2017.  Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Education or related fields or the willingness to supplement current credentials as needed to satisfy DHS and NAEYC requirements. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to: David Booms, dbooms@rosevilllutheranchurch.org with attention to: Preschool Teacher Opening.

Choir Director

Faith Lutheran
Rosemount
Part-time

Faith Lutheran is a small congregation in the Lakeville/Apple Valley, MN area. We seek a musician who will direct our adult choir, intergenerational bell choir, and coordinate special music opportunities. 5 hours per week, September - May. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please contact Pastor Diane Sponheim, Faith Lutheran Church, 16880 Cedar Ave. S., Rosemount, MN 55068 952-432-1110 or pastordiane@frontier.com.

Food Service Coordinator

Hosanna Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

We have an immediate opening for a Food Service Coordinator to join our team. If you enjoy a dynamic work environment, working with volunteers all while being creative in providing nutritious meals to our families- then this position is for you. See more here: www.hosannaforestlake.net/employment. Send resume and qualifications to: communication@hosannaforestlake.net.

Bookkeeper/ Accountant

Hosanna Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Bookkeeper/ Accountant.  If you enjoy serving behind the scenes, you are extremely detail oriented, and enjoy providing support in a professional and friendly manner, then please take a closer look at this opportunity: www.hosannaforestlake.net/employment. Send resume and qualifications to: communication@hosannaforestlake.net.

Social Media Specialist

Sparkhouse
Minneapolis
Part-time

We are Sparkhouse, the ecumenical division of 1517 Media. The mission of Sparkhouse is to spark new life in Christian communities. The Sparkhouse team develops innovative faith formation resources for kids, youth, and adults through design thinking, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. We are seeking a Social Media Specialist to actively monitor and engage with our congregational communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. We’re seeking an individual who is actively engaged within their own social media presence and can bring a level of expertise in this subject matter as it relates to content development and community engagement. The successful candidate will have 1-3 years of experience working within the social/digital space, plus a Bachelor’s Degree in PR, journalism, social engagement, digital communications, strategic communications or closely related field. Please include all social media handles in your application submission along with your resume, cover letter, and references list. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2aDGfdv

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.

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.

Contemporary Music Director

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
White Bear Lake
Part-time

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, needs a dynamic, energetic Contemporary Worship Leader to develop and implement our new Contemporary Worship on Sunday mornings, beginning this fall.  Candidates should be highly skilled in guitar or keyboard and be able to lead worship from that instrument. Qualified candidates should be able to recruit musicians. Great supplemental income, at 10 hours per week, for a creative musician. Send resume to Office@StStephenWBL.org or St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1965 East County Rd E, WBL, MN 55110.