Classifieds

We are posting on the behalf of synod congregations. All inquiries must be made to the posting congregation. Postings will be online for 3 weeks, or until the application deadline.

Send posting requests to Kathye Hamm, Communications Coordinator. For employment, see the sample posting below for formatting.

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Executive Director

The Belfry campus ministry in Davis California is seeking an executive director.  The Belfry is a 40 year old campus ministry for UC Davis undergraduates and graduates.  In addition to its ministry to students, it operates the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, an intentional Christian community of young adults engaged in a year of volunteer service in the Sacramento region.  The Belfry is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church.

Working as a partner with the Belfry’s pastor, the Rev. Casey Dunsworth, the Executive Director will be responsible for all business operations of the ministry, including financial administration, budgeting, marketing and fundraising, maintaining relationships with local, regional and national church bodies, managing relationships with LEVN non-profit placement sites, and ensuring the smooth operation of the ministry.  The executive director will report directly to the Belfry board of directors, and will maintain both a “big picture” of the organization as well as manage daily operations.  The Belfry is seeking candidates with substantial education and experience in business operations and fundraising.  Salary will be in the range of $45,000 to $70,000, DOE, with performance incentives.

Detailed Job Description is available here: Belfry Executive Director Responsibilities.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and 5 references to pastor@thebelfry.org


 

Administrative Assistant

Lutheran Church of the Master, Sacramento, California, is currently looking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant. The administrative assistant is a key role in maintaining normal church office work flow. Part-time position from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm daily Monday through Friday (25 hours per week).

Responsibilities include but not limited:

  • Develop and implement all office systems, including paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Complete necessary reports and forms in accordance with church procedures.
  • Maintaining monthly and yearly master calendar events.
  • Establish work procedures and schedules and supervise the work of office
  • Answer telephones and greet office visitors; direct all inquiries as required.
  • Ability to use PC computer and basic word processing and page layout programs such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, Outlook, Excel, and others as required
  • Distribute or mail meeting notes, routine correspondence, and reports as needed.
  • Assist Financial Secretary in weekly and monthly financial recording.
  • Assist in drafting correspondence, creating newsletters, promotional materials and the weekly worship bulletin.
  • Maintain office files and event calendars.
  • Order repairs/maintenance in cooperation with the facility manager. Maintain monthly and yearly master calendar of events

Additional Work Values and Attributes

Professionalism
Confidentiality and discretion
Clear, friendly and professional communications skills
IT literacy
Organizational abilities
Efficient time management skills
A flair for championing a team ethic
Strong verbal communication and attention to detail in reporting and scheduling

If interested send a cover letter and resume with contact information to Linda Boston, Attn: Search Committee.
Deadline for applications is April 25, 2018.


Director of Teen Ministries

We are seeking YOU: a dynamic, fun-loving, team player passionate about teens and leading teen ministry who also wants to bring your other gifts and talents to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, located in Granite Bay, CA. WE are a generous mid-sized, ELCA Lutheran multi-generational family dedicated to growing disciples by sharing God’s love. 

We are looking for applicants that would like to work 30 – 40 hours per week. Approximately 30 hours will be teen ministry work or an additional 10 hours if you have other talents and skills (music, graphic design, computer expert, etc.) that you can bring to our church ministry. If you’re looking for a calling to teen ministry with a great ministry team that commits to you and your family than we hope you’ll apply. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

● 2 years experience in leading teen ministry (7th – 12th grades) 

● Experience leading teen Christian education and/or Lutheran confirmation. 

● Background in teen ministry to include planning retreats, mentoring teens in a strong Christian lifestyle, and implementing weekly teen group. 

● Knowledge of Lutheran theology and Christian education required 

We offer competitive wages, flexible schedule, comprehensive health benefits, and generous retirement benefits for you and your family. 

We would love to know more about you. To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to teen@lcrchurch.org. 


CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MINISTER

 California Lutheran University invites applications and nominations for the position of Campus Minister. Our campus has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants who advocate for justice and fairness for all people. Under the direction of the University Pastor, the Campus Minister will provide pastoral care for the whole of the University, develop faith formation programs for students, participate in interfaith engagement, assist the University in identifying student needs, especially in underrepresented students, and in bringing the resources of the institution to address those needs. Rooted in a Lutheran understanding of word and sacrament or word and service ministry, the Minister will be expected to communicate Cal Lutheran’s mission, identity, and commitments while graciously reaching across multiple faith communities. 

Learn more about the position

 

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS 

We look forward to reading applications from interested persons. Applicants may apply on-line.

 


 Music Director and/or Worship Pianist/Organist

Silverdale Lutheran Church welcomes nominations and applications for the position/s of Music Director and/or Worship Pianist/Organist. This position/s will start in July, based upon candidate’s availability. 

Background 

Silverdale Lutheran is a vibrant, multi-staff congregation serving people in Kitsap County, Washington. With an average Sunday worship attendance of 375, worship and music are at the heart of our identity and mission. People at SLC value meaningful worship and see Word and Sacrament as the primary way we connect to Christ, making music ministry one of our highest priorities. We believe our music ministry is an essential part of our proclamation of the Gospel. 

SLC has been served well by our current Music Director/Worship Pianist-Organist for over 13 years who has worked . time but is retiring at the end of July. The congregation is now moving this position to full time and is excited about how this move can bring increased vitality to our worship life as well as help our congregation grow. SLC is committed to expanding our reach to our neighborhoods and community and to connecting more people to Christ. 

SLC’s current worship style is best described as blended. The congregation enjoys many liturgies, currently using five from ELW Hymnal, as well as some we have arranged ourselves. We appreciate traditional hymns, newer hymns, global music, and some praise songs. There are two services on Sundays which use the same liturgy. With a large pool of people with musical gifts, SLC is hoping to expand our number of choirs, incorporate more musicians in worship accompaniment, increase the frequency of solos in addition to our choir offerings, and extend our music ministry’s outreach to our community. 

Candidate Profile 

The ideal Music Director candidate will have sufficient experience in the field of church music and programming. In addition, he/she should have acquired the administrative, musical, and ministry skills required to lead a successful church music program. He/she can demonstrate effective communication, organization, and collaboration skills. The candidate should be technically skilled and experienced as a choral and bell director/conductor. He/she should be knowledgeable of and respect the traditional Lutheran liturgy. Also, he/she should possess a working knowledge of the Lutheran Church year, as well as the history of Christian Church music. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. 

The ideal Worship Organist/Pianist will have high caliber abilities to lead Lutheran liturgy and congregational singing on organ and piano as well as sight-read, compose and/or arrange music, and accompany vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. He/she has a working knowledge of variety of music styles, too. He/she can demonstrate effective communication, organization, and collaboration skills. 

Compensation 

Salary will be in accordance with the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), and a benefit package is offered. 

Applications 

A full position description and application are available at www.silverdalelutheran.org/hiring. Applicants can apply for both the Music Director and Worship Organist/Pianist positions or separately for one of these positions. We are now accepting applications and hope to make a decision by the end of May with a start date of July. The deadline for receiving applications will be mid-May. 

Please submit applications to: 

Silverdale Lutheran Church
11701 Ridgepoint Dr NW
Silverdale, WA. 98383
Email: slc@silverdalelutheran.org
Phone: (360) 692-9263