Employment Opportunities

Job listings within the Metropolitan Chicago Synod

How to Post a Job

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

E-mail: tgaulke@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 Tom Gaulke at 773-248-0021.

Positions are listed for three months on the synod webpage. After three months, the listing may 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 May 6, 200
Church Tech and Media
Christ Lutheran Church of Clarendon Hills is seeking an enthusiastic applicant to promote the mission of Christ Lutheran Church, primarily through the use of technology, including social media and CLC’s website. This person will play an important role in the spiritual climate of the congregation and will be a primary introduction to the congregation for guests engaging CLC’s technological platforms. Please view the complete job description at here, and contact office@yourchrist.org with interest.

Posted April 20, 2020

Director of Praise Music
Paid, part-time position

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
1213 W. Army Trail Blvd
Addison, Illinois 60101

Ability to play guitar or keyboard, and sing.
Prepare monthly praise service
Play for discipleship service
Direct volunteer group of musicians and vocalists

Respond to:

Carol Bloemke, Council President



Posted April 1, 2020

Director of Youth Ministries - Joy! Lutheran, Gurnee

Do you have an active faith, centered in Jesus Christ and want a position where you:

  • Are a full-time Director of Youth Ministries, where you have full responsibility for the Junior High and High School youth in a growing congregation?
  • Have the chance to spread God’s grace to all of our children, no matter if they’re members of our congregation, respecting them for however God made them?
  • Provide a ministry where all youth feel accepted, cherished, and safe, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, and physical or mental abilities?
  • Have a strong group of volunteer leaders available to rely on?
  • Have a supportive staff that provides the resources needed to have a successful Youth Ministry?
  • AND, are encouraged to have fun with the volunteer leaders and children under your stewardship?

Joy! Lutheran Church, an ELCA church in Gurnee, IL is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries, to fill a role that has become available because our present Youth Director has accepted a Senior Pastor position at another local church. The ideal candidate will be leading an established ministry and community of 60+ youth.

Full description at the Joy! website.

Posted February 6, 2020

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Geneva— Youth and Family Minister (full-time) $45,000+benifits

Rejoice is looking for a committed Christian leader with a passion for discipling young people. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience working with and equipping youth, parents, and volunteers.


• Lead efforts to disciple youth grades 6 thru 12.

• Reach out to unchurched youth.

• Recruit/disciple leaders for Oasis.

• Work collaboratively to develop/execute curriculum.

• General pastoral duties.

• Available to teach a multi-generational audience.

• Oversee Mission trip(s) and other youth activities.

• Work collaboratively with DOMO and other staff, especially children's ministry

• Participate in all staff/ministry related meetings.

• Effective communication.


• Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry, or related field.

• Willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the ELCA.

• Experience leading youth and people of multiple generations.

• Background check.

• Excellent communication skills.

• A commitment to the church’s mission of Loving God, Loving people, and Living changed.

TO APPLY: Please send resume to info@rejoicegeneva.org

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