Employment Opportunities

Job listings within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod

How to Post a Job

To post a job opportunity, please send the information to Jeff Drake at the synod office by:

E-mail: jdrake@mcselca.org

Fax: 773-248-8455

U.S. Mail:

Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA
1420 W. Dickens Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Job listings should be 150 words or fewer.  

When the position has been filled, please send an e-mail so that the page may be updated, or call Jeff Drake at 773-248-0021. 

Positions are listed for three months on the synod webpage. After three months, the listing will be removed unless requested otherwise.  A notice in MetroWord, the synod's monthly newsletter, will direct readers to the synod's webpage for the most up-to-date employment listings.

Posted: March 15, 2019
Various Positions at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) has a variety of employment opportunities within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, particularly for child welfare and mental health professions. Working at LSSI provides opportunities for professional growth and the ability to make a difference in the lives of children, adults, and seniors served by its programs. Visit LSSI’s Career page, where you can search positions by location: https://www.jobs.net/jobs/lssi/en-us/all-jobs/United-States.

Posted: February 26, 2019
AdvocateAurora Health - Wellness Nurse

AdvocateAurora Health is seeking two part-time (.5) Wellness Nurses (or the 2 positions could be combined into 1 full-time position) to provide health assessments and health improvement strategies for older adults living in low-income senior apartment buildings.

The Wellness Nurse role includes:

  • Conducting wellness assessements with participating residents;
  • Coordinating health promotion education and activities;
  • Developing personal wellness plans for participating residents;
  • Working collaboratively with a social services coordinator to ensure needs are being met proactively
  • Assisting care coordination and health services access to help optimize resident health and well-being.

This position is supported by a federal grant in partnership with Embrace Living Communities, a faith-based organization that provides homes for low-income older adults.

Learn more here or contact Kirsten Peachey at 630-929-6107 or kirsten.peachey@advocatehealth.com.

Posted: February 26, 2019
AdvocateAurora Health - Faith Community Nurse Manager (part-time)

AdvocateAurora Health is seeking a part-time manager for an innovative Faith Community Nurse (FCN) program that works to improve the health status of the neighborhood as a whole. The focus of the Faith Community Nurse program is on faith-rooted, whole-person, community-engaged health across a community, in partnership with AdvocateAurora sites of care, congregations, faith and community-based organizations, public health, and other health care providers.

The FCN Manager:

  • Builds and maintains partnership relationships;
  • Supports and expands the community-based FCN model;
  • Supervises nurses in Chicago and southeast Wisconsin;
  • Provides administrative leadership for the Faith Community Nurse Support Network, a community of nurses that meet regularly for continuing education, networking and spiritual renewal. 
  • Supervises Wellness Nurses serving low-income older adults in Chicago under a federal grant.

Learn More here or contact Kirsten Peachey at 630-929-6107 or kirsten.peachey@advocatehealth.com.

Posted: February 21, 2019
Lutherdale, Elkhorn, WI - Operation/Facilities Assistant (part time

Lutherdale, N7891 US Highway 12, Elkhorn, WI 53121, has a part-time opening for an operations/facilities assistant. This a year-round position working with the operation/facilities manager.

Work will include maintenance and repair work of all buildings and landscaping of the 52-acre campus.

To apply or for more information contact Paul Degner at 262-949-2285 or paul@lutherdale.org

Posted: February 20, 2019
Gloria Dei, Northbrook - Worship and Music Leader (part-time)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1133 Pfingsten Road Northbrook, IL 60062, is seeking a Worship and Music Leader, 20 hours per week, with an immediate start date.

The Worship and Music Leader will guide the overall planning, growth and implementation of a diverse and dynamic worship and music ministry. In collaboration with the pastor and worship team, this leader will develop a cohesive vision for all aspects of worship. This position will recruit and cultivate the musical gifts of people of all ages within the congregation.

Requirements: 3 years experience in leading musical ensembles and/or leading congregations in worship preferred. Proficiency in instruments suitable for congregational music, preferably piano and organ. Experience in planning and directing vocal/choral and instrumental music. Appreciation for making worship a meaningful experience for the congregation. Creativity in the use of worship and music opportunities to promote a broad experience for all who worship. The ability and experience in composition/arrangement preferred.

Full position description available upon request. Contact: Jan Kirby at 847-272-0400.

To apply: send resume with cover letter to office@gloriadeinorthbrook.org

Posted: January 23, 2019
Vice President Mission and Spiritual Care with Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health is seeking a Vice President Mission and Spiritual Care.

This position will lead the work of Mission and Spiritual Care at the Patient Service Area (PSA) Level in its Consumer First Operating Model, supervising other team members of Mission and Spiritual Care, executing on the outcomes of strategy set by the Chief Spiritual Officer.

Click here for complete information.

Posted: January 14, 2019
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Multiple Positions, Advancement Department

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) - Multiple Positions, Advancement Department
1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615

At the convergence of the launching of our new Strategic Plan and the public phase of our multi-million dollar campaign, LSTC is adding new staff members and refining current roles to better encourage specialization, focus, and accountability. We are currently seeking four full-time professionals to enhance our fundraising team and are accepting applications for a Director of Philanthropic Engagement, a Major Gifts Officer, an Annual Fund and Campaign Manager, and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment. We look forward to seeing your application!

Posted: January 04, 2019
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Woodridge - Musician (part-time)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 – 75th Street, Woodridge, IL 60517, is seeking a year-round, part-time musician (organ preferred, piano required) to support our Sunday Service and Adult Choir.


  • Lead congregation with weekly hymns and service music for one (1) Sunday morning service.
  • Rehearsal accompanist for Adult Choir (Sunday morning practice 9:00-9:45 a.m.; September to May)
  • Provide music for special services—mid-week festival worship occasions, Christmas Eve, Community Thanksgiving Service (Sunday evening preceding Thanksgiving Day), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and an annual Healing Service
  • Opportunities for income by playing funerals and weddings


  • Exceptional skills on organ (preferred) and piano (must-have).
  • Ability to work well with Choir Director, Pastor and Church Council
  • A degree in organ or piano performance and a minimum of two years of experience in a church-related setting is preferred


Submit interest letter, resume and supporting recordings/videos ASAP to Kate Loeffler (misskatesings@gmail.com). Immediate opening.

Click here for full psition listing information.

Posted: January 03, 2019
Holy Family Lutheran Church, Chicago - Parish Manager (part-time)

Holy Family Lutheran Church, 542 W. Hobbie St., Chicago, IL 60610, is seeking a parish manager.

Mission Statement: We are empowered by God’s love; energized to welcome and serve all creation!

Personal and Professional Qualities

The Parish Manager will be a person who demonstrates:

  • Support of the mission of Holy Family Lutheran Church
  • Friendliness and hospitality
  • Organizational ability
  • Confidentiality
  • An orientation toward detail
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Record keeping
  • Works well with others
  • Trustworthiness
  • Physically able to perform duties assigned
  • Some college preferred or equivalent professional experience


  • Front door reception
  • Website management
  • Social Media management
  • Answer phones and take messages
  • Worship bulletins (Sundays and special bulletins)
  • Take in and distribute mail
  • Keep up a current directory of active members
  • Keep hourly workchart for self and janitor
  • Assist the pastor with monthly newsletter
  • Writing checks/tracking bills to be signed by treasurer
  • Correspondence
  • Provide office support for pastor and other staff
  • Office inventory and purchasing
  • Oversee office equipment
  • Archiving, filing, record-keeping
  • Co-ordinate office volunteers
  • Other duties assigned by the pastor


Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media, Mail Chimp. Ability to learn QuickBooks and Church Management Software.

Hours and compensation

Currently, 20 hours per week (10:00am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday, but hours can be negotiated)
Compensation – $20-$25/hr, commensurate with experience.
Paid holidays – Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day and Labor Day.


The Parish Manager reports to the pastor and is accountable to the pastor and the Church Council.

To Apply

If interested, kindly send resume to office@holyfamilylutheran.com.

Posted: December 26, 2018
Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago - Office Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Wicker Park Lutheran Church; 1500 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, is looking for a full-time "office assistant and volunteer coordinator" to work 35 hours a week with benefits starting in late-January 2019. This is an opportunity to work with a vibrant and significantly-growing congregation to help bring transformation in Chicago and beyond. To apply and learn more, visit www.is.gd/wplcoffice.

Page URL: http://www.mcselca.org/congregation/admin/employment/