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: May 23, 2019
Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills - Music Leadership Positions

Christ Lutheran Church, 60 55th St., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514, is seeking to fill three music positions.

  1. The Traditional Music Director (part-time) will provide leadership to the traditional music program at Christ Lutheran and thereby facilitate a high-quality music ministry. We seek a person who will play an important role in the spiritual climate of the church as a leader and example.

    Primary Responsibilities include: In coordination with the Pastor, plan for traditional worship services including choosing music for congregational singing as well as pieces performed by the vocal choir. Additionally, plan worship for mid-week Lenten and Advent services as well as Christmas and Easter services in coordination with the Worship Team.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music and a minimum of three years experience in the area of vocal and/or instrumental ensemble leadership or the equivalent.

  2. The Handbell Choir Director (part-time) will provide leadership and direction to the handbell choir program at Christ Lutheran Church and thereby facilitate a high-quality music ministry. We seek a person who will play an important role in the spiritual climate of the church as a leader and example.

    Primary Responsibilities include: Recruit, train and develop handbell choir members. Rehearse with the bell choir weekly, perform in worship monthly from September through May. Rehearse and perform with bell choir for other special services as directed by the Traditional Music Director.

    Qualifications: Strong handbell skills, proficiency in musical direction, the ability to understand the importance of music in liturgy and worship and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and with volunteers.

  3. The Organist (part-time, contract) provides support to the traditional worship service by using the organ and piano to uplift the congregation in music for the praise of God. The organist will support and enhance the music ministry at Christ Lutheran Church.

    Primary Responsibilities: Select and play prelude and postlude. In coordination with the Traditional Music Director, play all hymns and liturgy from week to week in the Traditional service. Accompany vocalists and instrumentalists as scheduled by the Traditional Music Director.

    Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree and sufficient keyboard ability to sight read hymn, liturgy and anthem accompaniments. Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and with volunteers.

To apply:

For any of the above positions, to set up an interview, call 630-325-2220. E-mail resume to office@yourchrist.org.

Posted: May 13, 2019
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Lincolnshire - Youth Director (part-time)

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069, is seeking a part-time youth director. The youth director position is responsible for overseeing the teens of Holy Spirit. This Youth Director will serve as a spiritual leader and role model for the teens, encouraging them to be faithful followers of Christ. He or she will create a welcoming environment and encourage discussion about issues that concern teens, while guiding them in their respective faith journeys through prayer, social events, retreats, service projects, mission trips, etc.

Please see this job description for more information. Interested parties should email their resume to Office Manager, Laurie Papini, at lutheranholyspirit@gmail.com.

Posted: May 06, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn - Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry

Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, is a healthy congregation located in a family-friendly suburb of Chicago with top ranked schools. Faith is a multi-staff church that practices collaborative team ministry. We are seeking a leader who is creative, relational, and passionate about ministry to children, youth and their families. Working with and building a team of volunteers is an important part of this role. Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Pastor Joe Yucha at pastoryucha@faithonline.org.

Posted: May 01, 2019
Bethany Lutheran Church, Batavia - Director of Music (part-time)

Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 South Lincoln Street, Batavia, IL 60510, is seeking a part-time director of music.

The Director of Music will organize and lead vocal music groups and plan music for all worship services. This is accomplished through a passion for the worship experience, a strong Christian faith, and a high standard (demonstrated proficiency) in music. The Director of Music will report to the Senior Pastor and will support the mission of the congregation.

Primary Responsibilities include: Attend and lead all rehearsals of musical groups, identify appropriate hymns and choir music for worship services, and utilize the talents of the congregation to arrange special music year-round to enhance worship

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree in music (or comparable); familiarity with ELCA worship and music; experience leading musical groups (including instrumental); ability to relate to children, youth, and adults; and keyboard and piano proficiency

To request a full position description and/or apply by sending a resume, please contact office@bethanybatavia.org.

Posted: April 10, 2019
Hope Lutheran Church, Long Grove - Youth Leader (part-time)

Hope Lutheran Church, 1660 Checker Rd., Long Grove, IL 60047, is seeking qualified candidates to apply for a part-time Youth Leader position. Please see full job description and application instructions at hopelutheran-elca.org or contact the church office at 847-634-2070.

Posted: April 08, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church, Tinley Park - Kindergarten Teacher

The Early Childhood Center of Zion Lutheran Church in Tinley Park (ziontinelypark.org) is currently searching for a Kindergarten teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Please send your cover letter and resume to zionecc@ziontinleypark.org, or call 708-532-1656 for more information.

Posted: April 01, 2019
Northwestern Hospitals - Paid On-Call Chaplain

Northwestern Hospitals in McHenry County (Huntley, McHenry, and Woodstock) seek paid on-call chaplain for overnight and weekend hours. Mdiv. and one unit of CPE preferred. Casual visits plus trauma, deaths, miscarriage and stillbirth, and completing Power of Attorney and DNR/POLST documents. Must live within 45 minutes of hospitals. For more information, contact Pastor Rich Grudt at 224-610-9702 or pastorgrudt@gmail.com.

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.

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