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The ELCA Foundation is searching for a Director of Gift Planning.  Click here for the Position Profile.
There are two key responsibilities for this leadership position:

  • Through the direct supervision of a national staff of about 20 regional gift planners (coaching and managing), lead and manage a robust fund-raising program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors of current and planned gifts;
  • Manage the business relationships with ministry partner organizations through on-site visits.

This position is located in Chicago and reports to the Executive Vice President of the Foundation. It requires about 30% travel, visiting regional gift planners, donors, and ministry partnerships.

Application, resume and cover letter should be submitted through the ELCA job board. Inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search.


The ELCA is searching for an Executive Director for Domestic Mission. Click here for the Position Profile.

This senior leadership position brings decisive and visionary leadership to this unit charged with wide-ranging work and relationships with churchwide units, synods, congregations, and other partners. The work involves equipping synods and congregations; developing new ministries, seeking to renew strategic ministries; and working with synods and congregations in programs and strategies for evangelical outreach.

Reporting to the presiding bishop, this position requires about 25% travel. It is located in Chicago.
Application, resume and cover letter should be submitted through the ELCA job board. Inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search.

Director of Youth and Service

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Saratoga, California

Prince of Peace is a joyful and inclusive ELCA Lutheran Church located in beautiful Silicon Valley, California.  We are seeking an energetic and organized team player who will bring excitement and enthusiasm for youth and intergenerational programming – implementing faith formation learning, service and fellowship for all ages.   The ideal candidate will have the ability to engage with, relate to, and build relationships with youth and the adults in their lives and will have a heart for social justice.


The Director of Youth and Service will function as a member of the ministry team. The individual will work closely with the pastors and staff to organize and help implement a faith formation program of learning, service and fellowship for the children, youth, and families of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Essential Functions

  • Work to develop relationships with children, youth, and families, to better respond to the changing needs and ministry opportunities within this community.
  • Work with the Social Justice Committee to increase our local and global social justice ministry
  • Provide hands-on opportunities for service projects and mission trips for a variety of ages to learn how to live out their faith in helping meet the needs of others
  • Work collaboratively with pastoral staff to plan weekly and monthly youth events, including high school, Confirmation and our activities for younger children
  • Plan, organize and attend youth camps, conferences, and summer trips
  • Create, manage and operate within defined budget, lead fundraising activities to support higher cost events and activities
  • Provide organization and maintenance of the Youth Room and Youth Supply Closet to keep them inviting and functional
  • Recruit and develop adults within the congregation to serve as committed volunteers and mentors; specifically covering Sunday School teaching staff (3 years through 5thgrade) and youth programming.


  • College degree or equivalent experience – youth leadership or camp experience a plus
  • Knowledge of and comfort with ELCA Lutheran theology; must be LGBTQIA+ friendly
  • Excellent project management, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member of the Prince of Peace staff and with volunteers
  • Clear sense of ethical limits, confidentiality and age appropriate youth behaviors
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a youth director is strongly preferred

Position Details

  • Full-time position with compensation based on education and experience
  • Includes medical and dental insurance, pension contribution and 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Professional development stipend
  • Flexible office hours permitted to allow for nights and weekends commitments
  • Regular attendance at Sunday worship is required

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter describing your background and passions for both youth ministry, intergenerational ministry and social justice ministry, along with your resume to by September 1, 2018.