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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.

Manager for Donor Relations for the ELCA Campaign

Chicago, IL

This position secures gift revenue in support of the priority fundraising objectives of the ELCA as outlined in its case statement for Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. It is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals with capacity for leadership gifts to the ministries of the ELCA, and will maintain a portfolio of major donor prospects. This position could be a deployed position with the professional working from his/her home office, and may not require relocation to Chicago. The position requires up to 60-70% travel. Download the Position Profile: and inquiries may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors: 651-490-9550;

Associate Director for Philanthropy for the Fund for Leaders

Chicago, IL

This position increases the financial support for Fund for Leaders through major and transformational gifts. Working in a team effort and consulting with key leaders, its focus is on strengthening giving to the work of building ELCA Seminary Scholarships and the Endowment for that purpose through the ELCA. This position could be a deployed position with the professional working from his/her home office, and may not require relocation to Chicago. The position requires up to 60-70% travel. Download the Position Profile: Applications and inquiries may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors: 651-490-9550;


Office Support Person

Amazing Grace
Inver Grove Heights

We are looking for a person to handle financial items, and other office support tasks under supervision of Church administrator. Time in office can be negotiated. Office is typically open 5 days a week from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Position is for 48 weeks of the year at $15 an hour. For a full job description or to apply, contact Angy Thelemann, church administrator, at 651.455.0093 or The Rev. Chris Becker at

Theological Director

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association seeks a Theological Director to team with our newly called Executive Director to lead the transition, continuation, and growth of this 63-year-old ministry for blind and sight impaired individuals. Responsibilities include producing a monthly devotional magazine and other communications, developing and distributing biblical and catechetical resources, maintaining financial records, encouraging donations, and providing new direction in which the ministry might grow. This is a part-time position. A theological degree is preferred but not required. We encourage interested parties to explore our website,, and respond via email to

Sales Manager, Educational Resources

Fortress Press

Fortress Press has been a pioneer in religious scholarship; publishing timely, relevant, and transformative books in biblical studies, theology, and Christian history. Fortress Press is a dynamic sub-division of Augsburg Fortress Publishers and publishes in three main areas; education, academic, and reference. We are currently seeking a Sales Manager. This position will focus on achieving annual sales targets by driving growth in the higher education market for Fortress Press education resources. This will be accomplished by growing existing relationships, and building new relationships, with faculty and decision makers at seminaries, colleges, and universities in order to secure classroom use of textbooks, reference works, and other educational materials. The position will also attend to libraries within targeted institutions as well as bulk sales/account opportunities. The successful candidate will have 3–5 years of sales and marketing experience. An advanced degree in religious academic studies or equivalent work experience preferred. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at:


Nursery Attendant

Living Spirit United Methodist

Living Spirit is seeking a Nursery Attendant to care for children age 3 and under while their responsible adults attend worship. This is a part time, 2 hour/week position at $15/hour. Core responsibilities: maintain loving and safe environment for young children, facilitate sign-in/sign-out process, follow all policies and procedures, and communicate regularly with parents and Director of Ministry. Final hiring decision will be contingent upon successful completion of Safe Gatherings training and an acceptable criminal background check. To apply, download and fill out application: click here for PDF or click here for Word DocReturn to Dana Neuhauser by e-mail:

Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Light of Christ

Light of Christ, a congregation of 400 families including an active youth and family ministry, is located in Delano, MN, an 1/2 hour drive west of the twin cities on Hwy 12. We are seeking a full-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Ministries to begin work sometime in March or April. The Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry will provide dynamic leadership, visioning, and organization for the CYF Ministry. The director will equip children, youth, and their families to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Additionally, the director will encourage active participation of families; and strengthen relationships, faith, and grace within the family. A complete job description & application can be found at

Assistant Children’s Product Marketer

Sparkhouse, Augsburg Fortress

We are sparkhouse, the ecumenical division of Augsburg Fortress Publishers. 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 an Assistant Children’s Product Marketer to coordinate and execute digital, event, social, and print marketing tactics. The Assistant Children’s Product Marketer will assist with marketing campaigns and projects, such as: Implementing email marketing plans and ad hoc emails as directed; Maintaining and updating the SHC website including copy changes, pricing changes, and product set-up; Creating and managing social media posts for assigned brands to build an engaged community; Writing creative briefs for emails, catalogs, and ads. Managing routes of all briefs and projects to make sure that all materials are delivered on time; Securing advertising placements in magazines and digital media; Assisting with event preparation and attending SHC events; Developing marketing plans and campaigns to achieve annual sales and customer goals. The successful candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in marketing communications, including social media marketing. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at:

Director of Development and Finance

Easter Lutheran

Easter is calling us to be a leader in collaboration! Easter Lutheran Church has an opening for a Part-time Director of Development and Finance (30 hours per week). Responsibilities include: Along with the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor and Financial Board, Create the vision for Development at Easter; Lead all teams related to Generosity and Development in creating and maintaining a culture of Generosity at Easter Lutheran Church; Ensure Generosity projects are executed in a timely fashion; Serve as the liaison to any consultants; Working with Easter’s Bookkeeper, provide overall direction for financial management, accounting, budgeting functions and related procedures; Perform financial planning as part of the management team. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Equivalent experience and training. Please submit a cover letter, resume and references list to Matt Brokl, Director of Operations at To learn more about Easter and this position please see our website at

Director of Children's Music

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran
Prior Lake

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, see the complete job description (PDF). Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Attn: Sandy Bartenhagen, 3611 North Berens Road NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379 or

Director of Youth Ministry

Elim Lutheran

This full time position is instrumental to Elim’s mission and ministry. We seek someone with a love for Christ and his Church and who will help our young people, parents and volunteers integrate their faith into all aspects of life within and outside of the Church. Camp ministry, service projects, educational programs, fellowship time and congregational integration make this a year-round full time position. The Director of Youth Ministry works in close coordination with our pastors, Children’s Ministry Director and support staff. A college degree in Youth and Family Ministry or a related field or at least 2 years of related experience are a must. For more information please contact The Rev. Scott T. Westphal at