Positions (July)

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has a current opening for a communications specialist.  This staff member will assist the director of Communications in the production of print and Web resources that communicate the mission and vision of Concordia Seminary to the church and world.  Duties include writing copy for news releases and the seminary; copy editing and proofreading copy for seminary publications; assisting in the distribution of all news and information to the various media, including church and secular news editors; and compiling reports and analyses on published news releases monthly.
 
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or related discipline, and a minimum of three years of experience writing and editing copy for publication in various print and electronic mediums.  Additionally, this candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals of reporting and writing news release or feature story copy, outstanding written and electronic communications skills, excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills. This position requires a strong attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines.  The candidate must be an active member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and also have a strong understanding of the mission and vision of Concordia Seminary.

Concordia Seminary offers comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, 403(b), and pension. For consideration, mail, e-mail, or fax a resume along with salary requirements to Human Resources, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; humanresources@csl.edu; fax: (314) 505-7001.

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Lutherans For Life (LFL), Nevada, Iowa, a pan-Lutheran, pro-life educational ministry, seeks a director of operations.  Duties include supervising staff, developing programs to enhance LFL’s efficiency, working with LFL’s director of development to implement fundraising activities, and, in collaboration with the executive director, developing action plans to implement LFL’s strategic plan.

Requirements:  a member in good standing of a Lutheran congregation, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or business or project management experience, solid experience in administration, personnel management, marketing, and development.  We are seeking someone who has the skills necessary to keep LFL growing as an effective organization and at the same time desires to serve the Lord of Life in a vitally important pro-life ministry that equips Lutheran pastors and congregations to share a Gospel-centered, “For Life” message.
 
Send resume by Aug. 31 to Lutherans For Life, 1120 S. G Ave., Nevada, IA 50201-2774; (888) 364-5433; fax: 515-382-3020; info@lutheransforlife.org.

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The Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S. (L-US) invites applications for the position of missionary/pilot at its base of operation in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume along with a letter of application explaining their sense of call for Christian missions and highlighting their qualifications.

In addition to a positive faith witness, a commitment to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, a passion for Native Alaskan ministries, and a background in biblical studies and ministry training, the qualified candidate for this position will also have more than 500 hours of experience as a pilot, with at least 50 hours of that time flying in Alaska, and a demonstrated proficiency in flight safety.  L-US maintains a Navajo Chieftain twin-engine eight-passenger aircraft in Fairbanks for the purpose of reaching people in more than 40 remote villages in the interior of Alaska.
 
The missionary/pilot focuses primarily on developing indigenous leadership for ministry by equipping and training people to carry on the ministry locally.  To accomplish this, the missionary/pilot partners with local leadership to provide Bible study, plan and implement ministry programs appropriate to each village and coordinate volunteer participation to assist in ministry programs or special projects working with the people of the community.

A copy of the position description for this Fairbanks, Alaska, missionary/pilot opportunity is available online at Missionary Pilot Position Description.  Qualified candidates may submit their resume and letter of application by e-mail to missionarypilot@tds.net, or by postal mail to Missionary Pilot, Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots, U.S., 3525 N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005-2498.

The Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S. is an independent Christian mission organization sharing Christ’s Kingdom with Native North American peoples for ministry to their own and to others.  Established in 1985, L-US is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is also listed as an Independent Lutheran Organization (ILO) with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Posted June 26, 2008

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