Administrative and Miscellaneous Lay Job Opportunities

Administrative and Miscellaneous Lay Job Opportunities2019-01-22T13:34:00+00:00

Position Title: Director of Contextual Education

Organization Name and City: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is seeking applicants for a new full-time Director of Contextual Education for a five-year renewable term.

In recent years, the position was part-time. A contextual education advisory committee was formed to update the job description, and responsibility for supervising Public Church Fellows was added.

Asked about the new position, Erik Christensen, chair of the Contextual Education Advisory Committee, said, “The move from part-time to full-time, with renewed attention to our wide range of degree emphases and deeper integration with the public church fellows program, positons LSTC to take full advantage of the city of Chicago as a crucial partner in the preparation of ministerial leaders who are being called to serve in diverse and challenging contexts.”

Primary responsibilities include focused attention to the contextual education and formation of master degree students in collaboration with congregations, synods and other faith-based organizations.

The Director of Contextual Education is considered an appointed member of the regular faculty and will work collaboratively with the faculty and staff to administer and integrate with LSTC’s public church curriculum and be responsive to the rapidly changing nature of ministerial leadership in the local church. Full job description >

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Part-time or Full-time: Full-time

Contact Person: Erik Christensen, Chair of the Contextual Education Advisory Search Committee, ConEd.searach@lstc.edu

Posted on 12/20

Position Title: Buisness Manager

Organization Name and City: Richfield Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The Business Manager oversees and manages the business and administrative activities of the church
in order to support the church’s ministries. Areas for which this position is responsible include office
and facility management, finance, human resources, risk management, equipment and information
technology. This position is accountable to the Lead Pastor and serves a point contact for Child Care
administration located at church.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

§ Understanding and support of values consistent with the Christian tradition
§ Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field
§ Experience in a church or non-profit setting
§ Maintain confidentiality at all times
§ Demonstrated administrative and leadership skills
§ Ability to communicate effectively in one-on-one, small group and large group
settings
§ Proficiency with computer software including windows, MS Office, web update, and
database management
§ Knowledge of payroll, benefits administration, current employment laws
§ High degree of organizational skills, accuracy, ability to work independently, and
proven problem resolution skills

Please apply using this Indeed link >

Application Deadline: February 15

Part-time or Full-time: Full-time negotiable

Contact Person: Robbi Moore, nitengalegs@gmail.com

Posted on 1/15/19

Position Title: Director of Pre-Kindergarten

Organization Name and City: Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: We are seeking an experienced Pre-Kindergarten Director who has three plus years experience in a leadership role with an early childhood program. This role requires someone to have experience in direct management of staff, program and daily operation in an atmosphere of Christian development. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in an education related field and the Minnesota State Licensing requirements for a Pre-School Director. Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to Dee Ann Cameron at dcameron@zionanoka.org.

Application Deadline: January 31

Part-time or Full-time: Full-time

Contact Person: Dee Ann Cameron, dcameron@zionanoka.org, (763) 506-8122

Posted on 1/15/19

Position Title: Office Coordinator

Organization Name and City: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Pilgrim Lutheran is seeking an Office Coordinator who shares our welcoming spirit and commitment to inclusivity to join an experienced, creative office and staff team that supports a vital, cross-generational, and growing ELCA congregation in St. Paul.

This part-time, non-exempt position will contribute by conducting administrative support for Pilgrim Lutheran’s worship services, programs, and various ministries; coordinating shared ministry activities; and serving as the church receptionist.
28 hours/week. Estimated breakdown of principal duties: Administrative (85%) Shared Ministry (15%)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare, edit, and produce weekly worship bulletins for morning and evening worship services
• Administrative assistant to 2 Pastors and other Pilgrim staff
• Act as the church office receptionist front desk reception, answer and direct phone calls, manage a large volume of emails, greet visitors, etc.
• Recruit, equip, schedule, and support congregational members to be involved in the ministry of Pilgrim (shared ministry) e.g., worship assistants, communion servers, lay readers, sacristan, altar guild, etc. and in specific or general volunteer for office assistance
• Copying, mailing, and filing
• Manage interior meeting rooms/times and schedules; manage exterior signboard
• Prepare new member information packets and files
• Assist with funeral planning e.g., prepare, proof, and print relevant items as needed, recruit and coordinate members for funeral support
• Organize and maintain church calendar

Essential Skills & Abilities:
• Highly proficient in MS Office and the use of standard office tools (copy machine, etc.)
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and digital)
• Excellent time management skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage the day-to-day workstream and meet deadlines
• Self-starter who can work independently and also work productively in a team environment to achieve shared goals
• Ability to set up and manage projects, details and deadlines
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage frequent workflow interruptions
• Strong communication skills, both in-person and digitally; able to adapt style appropriate for diverse groups and age ranges
• Flexibility to balance projects that span a broad range of responsibilities
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Resourcefulness
• Exceptional attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities:
• Degree in a relevant field
• Experience working in a faith community, knowledge of liturgical worship and church life
• Commitment to continuous improvement
• Creative leveraging of virtual and in-person avenues of outreach / communication

About Pilgrim Lutheran — Pilgrim is a home for hungry minds and souls, an ELCA congregation, a Reconciling in Christ congregation, and a Caring for Creation Congregation. Mission statement:
“Pilgrim is an inclusive Christian worshipping community that seeks, nurtures, and empowers hungry minds and souls to live generously in response to God’s love.” One of our signatures in the community has been the Celtic and Nordic contemplative worship services offered on Sunday nights. Our morning liturgies include ELW liturgies, global morning prayer, and Nordic morning prayer. We have a deep commitment to shared ministry, involving members of the community in sharing their time and talents in Pilgrim’s ministry and mission, and our staff team supports and equips these ministers for their roles in the congregation.

Send resume and cover letter expressing interest and availability to communicationsatpilgrim@gmail.com. For best consideration, submit application materials by February 12, or until position is filled.

Application Deadline: February 12

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Catherine Salin, communicationsatpilgrim@gmail.com

Posted on 1/22/19

Position Title: Communications Specialist

Organization Name and City: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Pilgrim Lutheran is seeking a Communication Specialist who shares our welcoming spirit and commitment to inclusivity to join an experienced, creative office and staff team that supports a vital, cross-generational, and growing ELCA congregation in St. Paul.

This part-time, non-exempt position will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing Pilgrim Lutheran’s communications that support worship services, programs, and various ministries. Core responsibilities include managing, writing, and editing internal and external communication, including advertising, digital and social media content. Generate innovative ideas to promote Pilgrim Lutheran’s mission and ministries while ensuring messaging consistency through all channels. 15 hours/week.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Understand Pilgrim’s vision and mission
• Unify and align communications
• Coordinate, design, write, and edit congregational communications e.g., weekly email blasts, calendars, annual reports, and social media posts. Bi-monthly newsletter production support
• Write and edit content for marketing and advertising collateral for various media and news releases
• Manage advertising budget
• Website content management: maintain and enhance Pilgrim’s website and social media sites
• Assist Lead Pastor, staff members and committee participants in crafting diverse internal and external communication content, including flyers, brochures, signs, posters and banners, and event promotions, etc.
• Develop media relations; curate and maintain photo library
• Improve visibility of Pilgrim’s programs and activities through social media and online events calendars; increase web traffic
• Be aware of comparable organizations for best practices in media outreach, communication techniques and methods
• Administrative duties
• Support and attend appropriate meetings of staff and ministry teams
• Perform other related communication duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor
Capabilities/Skillsets Required
• Exceptional writing and editing skills, strong communication and listening skills
• Ability to craft different communications to diverse and cross-generational audiences/ demographics
• Ability to present ideas, strategies and plans to Pilgrim Staff, Vestry, and committee members
• Self-starter who can work independently and as a collaborative partner who solicits information from staff, church and ministry leaders to organize and plan communications messages
• Effectively builds relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent time management skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage and meet deadlines
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage frequent workflow interruptions
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Fluency with social media/technological tools along with willingness to learn new tools and adapt
• Excellent MS Office skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
Preferred Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities:
• Degree in a relevant field
• Proven experience as communications specialist
• Experience with social media web platforms and email services
• Creative leveraging of virtual and in-person avenues of outreach / communication
• Experience with media relations, experience nurturing virtual connections via social media
• Commitment to continuous improvement
• Familiarity with basic graphic design principles
• Experience working in a faith community, knowledge of liturgical worship and church life
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design software
• Experience with Wix website manager
Full job description available at www.pilgrimstpaul.org. Please submit application materials to communicationsatpilgrim@gmail.com.

Application Deadline: February 15

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Catherine Salin, communicationsatpilgrim@gmail.com

Posted on 1/22/19