Positions (January)

LCMS Rocky Mountain District, Denver, Colo., seeks to fill the position of director of development.  The director of development will take the lead in developing and implementing an initiative in two areas.  First, he or she will cultivate both present and deferred gifts from members and friends of the Rocky Mountain District.  Second, he or she will build relationships with leaders of the congregations and promote financial stewardship education for the purpose of congregations annually increasing their financial commitment to district and Synod.

Qualifications essential to the position include a willingness to live in the metropolitan Denver area; an active member of a congregation in the Rocky Mountain District of the LCMS; understand biblically sound, grace-based financial stewardship; model Christian life and leadership; earned bachelor’s degree, preferred in finance or marketing; certification by Association of Fundraising Professionals/Society of Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) or in the process of obtaining it; five years of experience in the field; proven track record in performance of gifts received; computer literate; and familiar with MS Office products.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • identifying and cultivating relationships to solicit individuals, organizations and groups to make immediate and deferred gifts through various instruments in support of their congregations and the RMD.

  • working toward the goal of RMD congregations systematically increasing unrestricted mission giving to district/Synod on an annual basis.

  • annually developing and gaining approval of development plans from the Board of Directors through the district president.

For a complete job description, e-mail Amy Hamlin at amy.hamlin@lcef.org.

Send resume and cover letter to LCEF Ministry Services, Attention: Dave Kuerschner, P.O. Box 229009, St. Louis, MO 63122-9009.

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LCMS Southern Illinois District seeks qualified candidates for the full-time position of district schools and general executive. The schools and general executive promotes and provides professional guidance for early childhood, childcare centers, and elementary and secondary Lutheran schools. This position serves these schools in all aspects of their operation, including accreditation, certification, funding, administration, supervision, continuing education, and personnel and all other issues affecting Lutheran schools and preschools. 

Position duties include providing personnel services — including both the provision of call lists to congregations and schools as requested and assisting personnel in finding position changes; providing guidance and resources for new school starts; educational networking for schools and their staffs; evaluation services to schools and preschools to assist them in developing and improving their ministries; regular visitation of all the schools; preschools and child care centers of the district.  This person serves as a consultant and facilitator to Lutheran schools in developing funding and marketing initiatives for their ministries, and serves as a liaison between LCMS schools, other private schools and the State of Illinois.  The person in this position also consults with schools and preschools in resolving staff and/or other issues related to schools or preschools, and serves as liaison between the district’s Youth Advisory Committee, the Board for Congregational Support and the district at-large to promote the district’s youth program.  Finally, this person serves as business manager (ca 15 percent of time) of the Southern Illinois District in accordance with the duties outlined in the district bylaws. 

Position requirements include full commitment to the doctrinal position of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the objectives the Southern Illinois District; listing on the official roster of the Synod as a minister of religion, either ordained or commissioned; at least 10 years of successful experience in Lutheran ministry as a teacher and administrator (service in a congregation also preferred but not required); holding a minimum of a master’s degree in education.  A master’s degree in educational administration is preferred. 

Conditions of employment include compensation according to the SID Salary Guidelines, benefits and transportation supplied according to Board of Directors policy.  The emphasis of this position is approximately 80 percent education and 20 percent other duties (e.g., business manager and youth). 

For a full listing of the job description and district bylaws concerning this position, contact President Herbert Mueller, 2408 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, IL 62221; (618) 234-4767; SIDPresHCM@aol.com.  Send applications or nominations with resume and permission to request LEIF or PIF and SET forms to President Mueller at the same address by Feb. 28.

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The following institutions of the Concordia University System (CUS) are seeking candidates for positions described below:

  • Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., seeks to fill the following faculty positions:  associate dean, School of Business and Professional Studies; nursing.

  • Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Neb., seeks to fill the following faculty positions:  music education; education (special education).

  • Concordia University Texas, Austin, seeks to fill the following faculty positions:  history; part-time biology; director of nursing; accounting; management; education (deployed to Houston).

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, seeks to fill the following faculty positions:  associate dean, graduate education; social sciences; clinical psychology.

For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit http://www.lcms.org/cusjobs and click on “Positions Available at Our Campuses.”

Posted Dec. 28, 2007

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