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: August 15, 2018
St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, Kenosha, Wisconsin - Youth Director

The Youth Minister will partner with our youth committee and adult leaders to lead our vibrant Middle School (FISH) and High School (Fusion) youth ministries so that all youth they encounter will learn about, grow in a relationship with, and share their love of Jesus Christ our Savior. To apply and receive a full job description, please contact Pastor Sheila Rawn at srawn@stmaryslutheran.org.


Posted: August 13, 2018
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Woodridge - Musician (part-time)

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

View complete job description here.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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 2 years’ experience in a church-related setting is preferred

Contact

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


Posted: August 08, 2018
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights - Youth Ministry Coordinator (part-time)

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church,1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004, is seeking a part-time (salaried, 30-34 hours per week) Youth Ministry Coordinator for middle school through high school age youth (grades 6-12). The Youth Ministry Coordinator plans and executes opportunities for faith development, fellowship, and service for youth and their families. This person will be responsible for coordinating, administering, recruiting and training for confirmation and youth ministries. They will report to the Youth and Family Pastor. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Must possess a desire to teach and mentor youth with patience, passion, and fun. Must have a working knowledge of Christian church tradition, basic Lutheran theology or a background in family, and/or youth ministries.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by September 1, 2018, to hiring@oursaviours.org

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION IN PDF format.)


Posted: August 03, 2018
Luther Memorial Church, Chicago - Organist/Accompanist (part-time)

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago (2500 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60625; www.lmcchicago.org) is accepting applications for a part-time organist/accompanist. LMC values traditional worship and liturgy with a deep appreciation for beautiful and inspiring organ music. The Organist/Accompanist will be responsible for playing traditional organ/piano music and will work closely with the Director of Music and Pastor to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to using music for enhancing and reinforcing the congregation’s worship experience based on Scripture, the Lutheran doctrine of a gracious and loving God, and the current mission and vision of the congregation while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. View the complete job description.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to hiring@lmcchicago.org with the subject “organist/accompanist.”


Posted: August 03, 2018
Luther Memorial Church, Chicago - Contemporary Worship Leader (part-time)

 Luther Memorial Church of Chicago (2500 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60625; www.lmcchicago.org) is accepting applications for a part-time Contemporary Worship Leader. LMC values a variety of worship styles and has a deep appreciation for contemporary and non-traditional music. The Contemporary Worship Leader will be responsible for the music in our contemporary worship service (currently the 11:00 a.m. service) including music selection, musical arrangements for the band, and service music while working closely with the Pastor and Director of Music to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to using music for enhancing and reinforcing the congregation’s worship experience based on Scripture, the Lutheran doctrine of a gracious and loving God, and the current mission and vision of the congregation while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. View the complete job description

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to hiring@lmcchicago.org with the subject “contemporary worship leader.”


Posted: August 03, 2018
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Schaumburg - Organist/Accompanist (part-time)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 930 W. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg IL 60195, seeks an organist and piano accompanist for its music ministry. The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in music with strong keyboard skills in organ and piano. Knowledge of Lutheran hymnody and liturgies is a plus. Regular duties include two Sunday morning liturgical services and accompanying the weekly Adult Choir rehearsal. Additional duties include playing for services such as Ash Wednesday, Christmas, and Holy Week, as well as weddings and funerals. Compensation commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. For further information, please send a resume and cover letter to Scott Uddenberg, Director of Music (udddenberg@princeofpeace.net).


Posted: August 02, 2018
St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Kenosha - Worship Leader (part-time)

St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, 2001 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143, is seeking a Contemporary Worship Leader (Part-time – 10 hours per week) The Contemporary Worship Leader will provide leadership for the planning, development, administration, and implementation of the contemporary worship services at St. Mary’s. The worship leader must be a skilled instrumentalist (guitar or piano preferred) who has the ability to work with and develop band members to reach their unique capabilities. Will work with the Contemporary Worship Planning team and the senior Pastor. Experience in sound, and visual technology is also required. To apply, contact Pastor John Holm at jholm@stmaryslutheran.org.


Posted: July 31, 2018
Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago - Director of Music (part-time)

Edgebrook Lutheran Church (ELC), 5252 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60646, seeks part-time Director of Music to lead and continue the dynamic growth our music program. Responsibilities include working with pastors and lay worship teams; selecting and providing music at traditional and contemporary Sunday worship services and special holiday services; rehearsing and directing the traditional chancel choir, contemporary choir, children’s choir, women’s ensemble and contemporary service rock band. Qualified candidates will have formal vocal and instrumental musical training at the college level; proficiency with the organ, piano and other instruments; knowledge of Lutheran worship traditions and liturgy; and previous church music leadership and choral direction experience. Bachelor’s degree in music preferred. ELC offers competitive salary and benefit package. Please submit resumes via email to office@edgebrooklutheran.org. No calls.


Posted: July 24, 2018
Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills - Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator (part-time)

Christ Lutheran Church of Clarendon Hills (60 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514) is accepting applications for a Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator (part-time) to begin serving in September 2018. If you are interested in working with children and families to support faith formation and Christian education, please take a moment to review the attached job description or visit the CLC website at http://www.yourchrist.org/ to view the job description and other details about this position.

To apply, send a current resume and letter of interest via email to Mary Satchwell marysatchwell@gmail.com by August 10, 2018.

Complete job description


Posted: June 22, 2018
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Student Services Assistant

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), 1100 E.55th St., Chicago, IL 60615, is seeking a student services assistant.The position provides vital support to the entire Student Services team, in particular, the Dean of Student Services, Director of Admissions, and Director of Financial Aid. This person will conduct data entry within admission, recruitment, housing, and financial aid databases; as well as support orientation preparations The Student Services Assistant will work closely with the Director of Admissions in organizing prospective student visits and preparing for seminary discernment events.
Interested applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, and familiarity with higher education processes.

This position requires excellent computer skills in database management and in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel. Exceptional communication, record keeping, and time management skills are essential. Applicants should have experience leveraging social media for marketing purposes and must exhibit a high degree of intercultural competency. LSTC is committed to diversity. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience in higher education, and c) a description of how you connect to LSTC’s mission. Email your resume and letter of application to: employment@lstc.edu. A full position description can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.


Posted: June 22, 2018
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Interim Director of Contextual Education

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615, invites applications and nominations for a part-time, one-year term, administrative position as Interim Director of Contextual Education while the seminary conducts a yearlong evaluation of the contextual education program. Primary responsibilities include focused attention to the contextual education and formation of MDiv and MAM students in collaboration with congregations, agencies, and synods. The Interim Director of Contextual Education will consult with the Contextual Education Advisory Committee and will work collaboratively with the faculty and staff to recruit, develop, support and monitor sites, supervisors and mentors to provide contextual education that aligns with LSTC’s values/goals and addresses the changing nature of the “public church.”

LSTC is committed to producing culturally competent leaders for the public church. We affirm that diversity is necessary in all components of the school, including its theological curriculum and faculty. Successful candidates will therefore be rostered in the ELCA, demonstrate cultural competency and creativity in their teaching, and careful administration of the lively engagement between the church and society.

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of up to 1,000 words describing how you are prepared to address the commitments and responsibilities described in paragraphs two and three above. All materials should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Contextual Education Advisory Committee at ContextEd.search@lstc.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting June 13, 2018 and continuing until the position is filled. A full position description can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.


Posted: May 23, 2018
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lombard - Youth Ministries Coordinator (part-time)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148, is seeking a part-time Youth Ministries Coordinator for Middle school age, Confirmation, and Youth, beginning in July 2018. This person will be responsible for coordinating, administering, recruiting and training for confirmation and youth ministries.

Purpose of Position: To cultivate a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and facilitate ongoing faith formation for middle school aged children and youth. Encourage and equip youth and families for faithful living as Christian disciples by promoting service, devotion, imagination and fellowship among youth and their families.

Responsible To: Responsible to the Pastor as direct supervisor and the congregation council. Position will be evaluated yearly by Pastor in conjunction with personnel committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have a vital, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Be affiliated with an ELCA congregation
  • Possess a desire to teach and mentor middle school children and youth with patience and an accepting heart.
  • Preferably have an educational background in family, children’s and/or youth ministries (or related field), or experience working with children and/or youth.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs, and Facebook.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, train, pray for and support volunteers for middle school and youth ministries.
  • Coordinate and lead weekly youth group meetings and all youth programs and events, including retreats and the youth Mission Trip (or ELCA Youth Gathering)
  • Coordinate with Pastor and co-lead weekly confirmation meetings and all other confirmation/middle school events, including Confirmation camp and retreats
  • Coordinate with ministry leaders in fundraising, service, and fellowship activities for all programs related to middle school/confirmation and youth.
  • Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget.
  • Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership.

Expectations:

  • Attend staff meetings
  • Meet regularly with Pastor, Christian Education Staff Team and Children and Families Ministry Team

To find out more about Holy Trinity Lutheran Church visit http://www.htlclombard.org.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to htlcemployment@gmail.com.


 
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