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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.

Financial Administrator

Lake Nokomis Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

The responsibilities of this position include being responsible for payment of all bills, invoices and charges and performing all the bookkeeping functions to support the mission of Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. Proficiency with database management and spreadsheet and accounting software desired. To request position description contact office@lakenokomis.org. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Susan Hamre at office@lakenokomis.org.

Application Deadline:
Monday, September 14, 2015

Alternative Worship Leader

House of Prayer
Richfield
Part-time

House of Prayer is looking for their next Alternative Worship Leader for the 11am Sunday worship service called “ReFuel.” This service started a year ago and has a strong core of support from the congregation. The Alternative Worship Leader is responsible for planning all aspects of the service with the Senior Pastor, leading music during worship, developing and coaching musicians, and coordinating volunteers. 25 hours/week. A full job description can be found here (PDF). For more information or to apply, contact Pastor Ben Sandin at 612-866-8471 or bensandin@hotmail.com.

Director for All God’s Children Learning Center

Valley of Peace Lutheran Church
Golden Valley
Full-time

All God’s Children Learning Center, a ministry of Valley of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA), has been serving the families of our community for 18 years. We enroll around 60 students age 6 weeks to 5 years old. We are seeking a new Center Director. This position is full time with comprehensive benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: manage and develop staff; program development; program management: setting and maintaining budget, facility compliance and safety, work with staff to select and implement curriculum; professional relationships with church staff, board of directors and broader preschool community; foster the faith development of children and staff. A qualified candidate will have: Bachelor’s Degree and early childhood education experience as required by Minnesota Rule 3 qualifications. Preferred 3-5 years experience as a center director. To apply and/or for a copy of the complete job description, please contact Pastor Chris Bellefeuille at 763-588-4611 or cbellefeuille@valleyofpeace.org.

Contemporary Music and Worship Director

Christus Victor
Apple Valley
Part-time

Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Apple Valley is a congregation with 750 members. We are currently seeking a part-time (10 – 12 hours/week ) Contemporary Music and Worship Director. This position will partner with the pastors, staff and volunteers to grow the contemporary worship for Sunday morning services and other special contemporary services during the church year, both spiritually and musically. This individual will plan songs and instrumental music appropriate for the church year/season for contemporary services  and direct vocal/instrumental ensembles participating in the contemporary worship service. The full job description can be found here (PDF). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to pastor.steve@christusvictor.org by Sept 1st.

Application Deadline:
Friday, September 11, 2015

Interim Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Zion Lutheran
Anoka, MN
Part-time

The Interim Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator is responsible for partnering home and congregation to nurture children and youth into lifelong relationships with Jesus Christ and His church by developing relationships with and programs for youth and young adults. Qualifications and Experience: This person must be able to work effectively with youth and young adults. This person must possess skills in program development. The person must possess a broad understanding of the Christian faith and Lutheran heritage. Previous experience in a multi-staff ministry is strongly preferred. To read more about this position, visit the Zion Lutheran website. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Pastor Connie Tiede, Executive Pastor at: Ctiede@zionanoka.org.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Choral Scholar

Pilgrim Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Looking for current college students or recent graduates to sing in the Chancel Choir and generally support the music ministry at Pilgrim. Please send a resume with applicable choral and music experience to the Music Director, Paul Stever, at SteverPaul55@aol.com. The soprano position for this year is filled. Basses, Altos, and Tenors are encouraged to apply. More information can be found here (PDF).

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Faith Lutheran
Forest Lake
Part-time

Seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. The candidate will lead all youth ministry programing and assist in family and children’s ministry programing from birth through confirmation. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, task orientated and able to seek the assistance of volunteers for running programs. To apply, send cover letter and resume to kyrstins@faithfl.org.

Director of Music Ministry

Lord of Life
Lakeville
Part-time

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, serving Farmington/Lakeville/Apple Valley/Rosemount, is seeking a 15-20 hour/week church musician to provide musical leadership and enhance our worship experience. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Pastor on the selection of music for worship; recruiting, organizing and supervising worship leaders and instrumentalists; overseeing and enhancing adult and children’s music programs and playing for worship services. Schedule of church services includes Sunday morning, midweek Lenten services and other festival services throughout the year. We offer a competitive compensation and right of first refusal for weddings and funerals. This position is targeted to begin late October. A full job description and application can be found at www.lordoflifemn.org/music.html. Salary range $20,000-25,000/year commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted until September 4, 2015 and should be forwarded to Jamie.Thompson@lordoflifemn.org or via regular mail to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Pastor Jamie Thompson, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville, MN 55044.  Please call the church office at 952.953.4484 with any questions.

Application Deadline:
Friday, September 4, 2015

Children's Ministry Intern

Pilgrim Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Pilgrim is a progressive and inclusive Lutheran-Christian community of faith that seeks to be a home for hungry minds and souls. 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. 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 a Leadership & Creativity Fellow, and a monthly stipend for their service. More information about the Fellowships can also be found on Pilgrim's website. Send resumes to Peter Spuit, Director of Shared Ministries and Faith Formation at peterspuit@gmail.com.

Leadership & Creativity Fellowships

Pilgrim Lutheran
Saint Paul
Part-time

Pilgrim is a progressive and inclusive Lutheran-Christian community of faith that seeks to be a home for hungry minds and souls. Leadership and Creativity Fellowships are meaningful four-month (renewable), stipended experiences that support vocational discernment and leadership development in Fellows and deeper commitment to Pilgrim’s mission, core values, and ministries. Fellowships are flexible, in terms of the number of hours needed to fulfill the role, and are intended to be compatible with concurrent work/study. More information about the Fellowships can also be found here at http://tinyurl.com/ok37q3e. To learn more, contact Peter Spuit, Director of Shared Ministries and Faith Formation at peterspuit@gmail.com.

Director of Music and Worship

Shepherd of the Hills
Shoreview
Part-time

The Director of Music and Worship at Shepherd is called to lead assigned aspects of worship through music and the arts. In addition to planning and coordinating the overall music program in partnership with the Senior Pastor, this person will maintain instruments, oversee the sound system, supervise other hired musicians, manage the music budget, and other duties as necessary to strengthen the music program at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The Director will demonstrate a belief in Jesus Christ by sharing their faith with others, worshipping regularly, having an open heart, growing mind, faithful spirit and enthusiasm for music ministry. The position is 35 hrs/week part-time salaried from Sep-May, 20 hrs/week from Jun-Aug. Please send resume and cover letter to: operations@shepherdshoreview.org with attention to: Music Director Search Committee. A full job description can be found here (PDF).

Church Business Administrator

Lake Harriet United Methodist
Minneapolis
Full-time

The Church Business Administrator is a new position and responsible for ensuring thoughtful, hospitable, and efficient stewardship of physical, financial, information, and human resources to carry out the mission of Lake Harriet UMC. A full job description can be found on their website. Contact Rev. Melanie Homan at melanie.homan@lakeharrietumc.org with cover letter, resume, and references.

Choir Director

Christ on Capitol Hill
Saint Paul
Part-time

Christ on Capitol Hill seeks a part-time Choir Director to work with the Soli Deo Gloria choir, a small but vibrant choir that sings from 2-5 Sundays per month. In addition, our vision for growth is that the Choir Director will develop opportunities for our children and/or intergenerational groups to share music, and begin to develop opportunities for using the congregation’s handbells. Piano/organ skills are welcome, although we have an Organist. The Choir Director is a one-fifth-time (8 hours per week) position. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet, pastorjoy@christoncapitolhill.com.

Children's Music Coordinator

Christ Church Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Christ Church Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity for a Children’s Music Coordinator for two hours each week to begin in fall 2015. This individual will lead Pre-K through 8th grade students in music and movement instruction for 30 minutes after worship on Sunday mornings. The remainder of the time will be spent in preparation, coordinating with pastors and/or cantors in musical selections for the children. Responsibilities may include preparing the children for short performances during worship or holiday events. An individual with a love of children, a passion for music, and lots of energy is essential! A degree, or working toward a degree, in music education and experience working with children, preferably in a classroom setting, is required. Starting pay for this position is $2500 for the school year (September – May), depending on qualifications. We anticipate the position developing along with the ministry. Christ Church Lutheran’s children’s ministry is growing and we want you to be a part of the excitement! Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of interest and resume to mail@christchurchluth.org or mail to Christ Church Lutheran, Attn: Children's Music, 3244 34th Ave S. Minneapolis MN 55406

Youth Choir Director

Diamond Lake Lutheran
Minneapolis
Part-time

Diamond Lake Lutheran Church is looking for a youth choir director for grades 6-12. Choral background and experience leading/teaching youth preferred. Time commitment includes half-hour rehearsals on most Wednesday evenings September-May; Sunday morning performance one Sunday per month, and added rehearsals during January/February for our annual youth musical. Please contact Cynthia Dickison at cynthiaj56@earthlink.net for more detailed job description and information.

Executive Director

ARC Retreat Community
Stanchfield, MN
Full-time

ARC is currently seeking an Executive Director to be one of five stipended volunteers who live on-site and to offer as their ministry the gift of hospitality to guests. The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of its vision and mission; leads marketing, fundraising and public relations; has oversight of all aspects of the administration of ARC; partners with the Operations Manager to ensure the smooth running of the retreat center and is a member of the residential community at ARC. Find more information about ARC at www.arcretreat.org. Send Resumes to ARC Board Member Rebecca Blakey at rebeccablakeyarc@gmail.com.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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:
Monday, September 14, 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:
Monday, September 14, 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:
Monday, September 14, 2015