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Choral Director

Augustana Lutheran Church, a large ELCA Lutheran church with a thriving music program in Denver Colorado, is seeking a part-time choral director for their adult choir. The position is open January 1, 2020. The Augustana Chancel Choir, an adult volunteer choir with four professional section leaders, has an established reputation of excellence in the Denver community, singing for the majority of worship services throughout their 9 month season and presenting 3-4 concerts in collaboration with Stratus Chamber Orchestra, an in-residence orchestra, throughout the year.

The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent proficiency and knowledge in conducting choirs and orchestra in a range of musical styles, be familiar with liturgical worship practices, be effective in interpersonal communication, work well in a team environment, have excellent organizational skills, be creative, and enjoy working with adult singers of various skills. A Master’s degree in Music and three years experience is preferred.

Time commitment: weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning worship (August/September-May/June), special worship services and festivals, 3 retreats, 3-4 concerts per season, planning, contracting musicians, some meetings. This position is considered ⅜ time at 12-15 per week. Compensation is commensurate with experience and professional salary guidelines.

Download this employment opportunity here. For more information or to apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume by December 16 to: Dr.Cindy Lindeen-Martin, Minister of Music and Organist at lindeen-martin@augustanadenver.org.

Posted November 18, 2019

Director of Youth Ministries

We are seeking a part- time Director of Youth Ministries who will build and implement youth programs and activities for 6-12th grade youth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be a visible and consistent presence in the congregation and develop meaningful personal relationships with a wide circle of youth and families in the congregation.
  • Direct Youth events focusing on spiritual growth, learning, Christian fellowship and service
  • Plan, implement and promote synod and ELCA youth gathering, outdoor ministers, servant events and mission trips.
  • Develop programming and relationships with middle school and high school students and families.
  • Recruit, train, and support parents and other interested adults, gaining their support of congregation’s youth ministry program.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Glory of God Lutheran Church, Attn: Pastor Emily Cardin, 12200 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Posted November 11, 2019

Director of Music (part-time)

Messiah Community Church, a small, progressive faith community for people of all ages near City Park, Denver, seeks a Part-Time Music Director to coordinate the musical components of our worship service, lead musical ensembles (bell and voice choirs, with the possibility for a children’s choir).  Music is an essential component of Lutheran worship, and the Music Director is integral to that part of worship.  We believe music, both traditional and new, helps guide our spiritual life.

Start date: January 2020. Questions or letter of application and resume can be sent to Pastor Inga Oyan Longbrake at pastor@messiahdenver.org

Posted November 5, 2019

Administrative Assistant-Communications

Faith Lutheran in Golden is looking for a person who loves to interact with people, support them and empower them as well as having skills in communication tools, online social media, and Microsoft software including Microsoft 365. Questions or letter of application and resume can be sent to Pastor Jane Jebsen at jane@faithgolden.org. Full position description available here.

Posted October 25, 2019

High School Program Director

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp is hiring a full-time High School Program Director. The High School Program Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all of our high school programming including our High Wilderness backpacking program, our off-site Four Winds service learning programs, and our on-site Rendezvous program. A part of this coordination includes working with the different congregations and groups that will participate in these programs, as well as marketing and outreach for them. Full position description is available here. Resumes, References, and Letter of Application accepted until filled. Please send application materials to Rob Behrens, backpackfly@gmail.com.

Posted October 21, 2019

IT Media/Tech Coordinator (Part-time)

Bethel Lutheran Church, by hiring an Information Technology (IT) Media/Tech coordinator, will support bringing this church into the 21st century using technical and media to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ, with the goal of:

  1. Use technology to connect the people of this congregation and to reach out to the world with inviting and exciting news about Jesus, upcoming sermon messages, fellowship opportunities, etc. 
  2. Incorporate video production to Bethel's worship services, new member classes, MOPs, youth classes, ministry activities, that they are made available online to share when members who are unable to attend and can view remotely.
  3. Teach and encourage IT best practices for effectively managing Bethel Operations and Congregation needs, enhancing and simplifying where applicable, to joyfully serve God, Congregation and World.

This person will help the church use technology in the website, online Bible studies, online classes, advertising and outreach through multimedia. And will help...

  • the church use technology in the website, online Bible studies, online classes, advertising, and outreach through multimedia.  
  • the internal church personnel adapt to and utilize IT modernization best-in class methodologies to streamline communication, improve collaboration, automate and simplify wherever possible, access documents and data from any mobile device, interactively edit documents together, use video conferencing if unable to be onsite, directly access documents from the Cloud versus downloading attachments and having outdated documents. 

Qualifications: This person would need heart for worshipping God, be able to work as a team and take direction, have experience in audio equipment, video equipment, the internet, YouTube, multimedia, new technologies and new strategies on how to use tech to the church's advantage.
 
A full job description, experience, and skills requirements are available here.  Contact Bethel at 970-686-2863 or email Steve Camp to apply or for more information.

Posted October 10, 2019

Director for Evangelical Mission

Rocky Mountain Synod

This position represents the Domestic Mission (DM) unit in the territory of the Rocky Mountain Synod, and is responsible for engaging synodical leaders, structures and strategies in the formation and development of Congregational Vitality: "Communities of Jesus that nurture life-changing relationships with God, one another and the world," and reflects the purposes, principles and commitments of the synod, DM and the ELCA as a whole. This position will coordinate and staff the education of evangelical mission efforts in the synod through the formation and coordination of synodical initiatives that include but are not limited to:

  1. congregational vitality; and
  2. alignment with Future Directions 2025 (www.elca.org/future)
  3. support and coordinate mission support and/or stewardship initiatives as directed by the bishop.

A full job description, experience and skills requirements, and application link are available here.  

Posted October 2, 2019

Director of Economic Justice

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
1373 Grant St. Denver, CO

The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is seeking passionate, qualified candidates for Director of Economic Justice. The right candidate will bring an entrepreneurial, asset-based, grassroots spirit to building economic, housing, and racial justice; a strong appreciation for faith communities and the gifts they bring to community transformation; a spirit of collaborative creativity and openness to emergence in a dynamic work environment; and a particular set of skills and passion for developing affordable housing. Primary responsibilities will include the Congregation Land Campaign and managing our Catalyzing Social Change initiatives. Job description, compensation, qualifications, and application process are available here

Posted September 30, 2019

Director for Leadership and Candidacy - Domestic Mission Unit

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Director for Leadership and Candidacy has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, credentialing and assigning leaders for the ELCA.  The director has the primary responsibility for overseeing the candidacy process and interpreting policies for the church, especially for synod candidacy committees. 

The director supervises and supports a team of program directors, (including the Consultant for Sexual Misconduct and administrative staff) that have various responsibilities including:

  • Candidacy and of the churchwide assignment process;
  • TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries);
  • Horizon programs;
  • Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities;
  • Disability ministry; and
  • Chaplaincy endorsement process.  

A full position profile is available here

Application, resume and cover letter should be submitted through the ELCA job board.
Inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (Gaye@SignificantSolutionsInc.com; 651-490-9550). 

Posted September 10, 2019

Director of Lutheran Advocacy-New Mexico

Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA
Santa Fe, NM

The Rocky Mountain Synod is hiring a Director of Lutheran Advocacy-New Mexico. This position is based in Santa Fe and is one of two advocacy offices in the Rocky Mountain Synod. The role of the director includes:

  • Collaborate with other Office of the Bishop staff, the Synod Council, and synod ministries to integrate and interpret the ministry of advocacy into the life of the synod 
  • Advocate with New Mexico state government public policy makers in accordance with the social justice positions of the ELCA and the Rocky Mountain Synod
  • Maintain connections with related ministries of the ELCA

A summary of qualifications is here, and a full job description can be found here.

Applications will be received by email, with a deadline of September 23. Applications should be addressed to Bishop Jim Gonia at rmsynod@rmselca.org, and include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference, including the pastor of your current congregation

Posted August 16, 2019

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