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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

If you have an employment opportunity you’d like to add to this page, please email michellec@fbsynod.org

For other positions available throughout the ELCA, go to the ELCA career site.

Preschool Director

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg

Status:  Full Time

St. Andrew St Pete-Preschool director job description

Summary:

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, is hiring a full-time Preschool Director for the McMannis Preschool.  This position reports to the Pastor and is accountable to the School Commission.

To apply, please contact:  standrewluth@tampabay.rr.com

Parish Secretary

St. Paul, Sarasota

Status:  Part-Time

Job Description Parish Secretary

Summary:

The Parish Secretary is the administrative face of the church. The Parish Secretary reports to and works with the Pastor to manage the affairs of the church office. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, respect for the confidentiality of many conversations and actions, and the ability to multi-task.

To apply, please contact: St. Paul Lutheran Church at 941-955-6479; stpaul-admin@verizon.net

Director of Contemporary Ensembles

Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages

Status:  Full-Time

Dir. of Contemporary Ens.–May 2018 (w cover letter)

Summary:

Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages, FL is seeking an individual to be our new Director of Contemporary Ensembles. This position is full-time (40 hrs. p/w) with benefits. The qualified individual will coordinate, oversee and lead Hope’s growing contemporary music ensemble(s) for weekly services at multiple campus locations. Interested applicants must have at least 2 years pertinent worship leadership experience and a bachelor’s degree.

To apply, please visit https://www.hope2all.org/category/careers and follow instructions.

Please, no calls to the church directly.

Youth Ministry Director

Faith Lutheran Church, Sarasota

Status:  Part-Time

Availability:  Immediate

Faith Sarasota-Job Description

Summary:

This position requires solid character and good judgment as the position is responsible for leading, developing and supporting our youth in the values of Christian faith as taught by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA). A hands-on position requiring excellent planning, managerial and people skills to lead adult volunteers in all aspects of Faith youth programs. The position will interact with all functions of the church to integrate our youth and families into the broader church family.

General Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the whole youth as your flock to shepherd and aid.
  • Provide leadership for and function as the primary staff person related to youth ministry.
  • Coordinate fund-raising activities that support special youth activities and trips.
  • Regularly participate in weekly worship and fellowship. Encourage youth to do the same.
  • Provide leadership into the integration of the youth, into worship and other ministry areas at Faith Lutheran Church with other churches and ELCA events.
  • Ensure the teaching of sound theology as understood in the ELCA tradition.
  • Provide work and service projects inside and outside of the congregation, including social responsibility of our youth.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain a personal relationship with youth and families, church staff including the Pastor through a variety of activities.
  • Knowledge and comfort with use of personal computers and audio visual materials and equipment. Self motivated organization time management skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Assist with Children’s talks during worship.
  • Develop and administer the Youth Ministry Budget.

Working Conditions

The position of Director of Youth Ministry requires great flexibility in hours available for work including daytime, evening, weekend and holidays. Furthermore it is recognized that the schedule may vary at different times of year.

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a deep love for Jesus, a firm commitment to the church, as Christ’s body on earth, and a passion for helping youth and adults grow in their faith. Specific training in youth ministry and outreach, and/ora certification in youth ministry or teaching is preferred. The applicant should have at least 2 years of experience in Christian youth programs, preferably for ages 10 through 18. The applicant needs patience, an inquisitive mind, a love of kids, high energy, the ability to energize others, good organizational skills, and a desire to grow and learn in their own faith. The applicant must be a “team player” as she/he will be working with a staff team that considers all ministries of Faith Lutheran Church to be part of one common mission. A thorough background check will be part of the application and interview process.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $23,000.00 to $27,500.00 /year

Resumes should be submitted to: Shawna Turner (smturner2012@gmail.com)

Director of Community Engagement

Status:  Full-time

Availability:  Immediate

Summary:

Advent Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Orange Park, FL, is looking to immediately hire a full-time, professional, energetic, articulate and charismatic person to nurture a growing and thriving Christian community.

High-level Responsibilities:

  • Helping to establish, implement and foster Christian community within Advent Lutheran Church, with an emphasis toward expanding that community in the Jacksonville/Orange Park area
  • Working with and across all ministries at Advent, helping to ensure that teams are well-coordinated, that communications are consistent, and that needed adjustments are handled

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the Pastor, members of the church, and with members of the outside community to assess needs, and to formulate/implement strategies to meet those needs
  • Facilitate/coordinate communications across all areas of ministry
  • Manage the quality and content of the church’s marketing and social media presence
  • Manage large projects/campaigns that require cross-team involvement
  • Provide oversight on internal and external communications and publications to ensure consistency, quality and professionalism
  • Lead and assist with various activities, with an emphasis on growing and strengthening relationships inside and outside the church community; especially focusing on young families, young adults and youth
  • Encourage, inspire and facilitate active participation in worship, church ministries, and community outreach activities
  • Have excellent spoken and written skills in the English language
  • Have a warm, engaging and outgoing personality
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Be adept in the usage of modern technology (social media, computers/software, phone systems, etc.)
  • Be willing to grow in the position; to educate and to learn from others

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant, related area of study (area of study requirement may be offset by relevant work experience)
  • Professional work in marketing, advertising, public relations, social work not-for-profit and/or faith-based organizations

Salary range will be based upon education and relevant professional experience.  Benefits are available for this position.

 

Why Advent?

Advent is a well-established congregation, serving the Orange Park, FL area for over 50 years.  Our membership is ready and eager to grow in our mission and ministry. This is a new position, and we feel that the person who fills it will be able to help shape our congregation and the role itself, growing together.  Advent is a wonderful place to work, with a warm and welcoming staff.

To Apply:

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@adventop.org, and one our council members will be in touch as quickly as possible.

DIRECTOR FOR MUSIC (PART-TIME)

Grace Lutheran Church, Ormond Beach

Position Summary 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Acquainted with liturgical worship
  • Proficient in organ and piano
  • Able to play in a variety of musical styles
  • Comfortable with choir direction
  • Good working with people
  • A good team player

Competitive salary dependent on experience based on published guidelines for church musicians

See the full job description here: Ad Grace lutheran Church-updated

MULTIPLE POSITIONS OPEN

Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages

There are several job openings at Hope, The Villages. The positions open are:

  • Administrative Assistant – Full-time w/ benefits (2 openings)
  • Information Coordinator – Part-time
  • Chef – Part-time
  • Director of Contemporary Ensembles

The following link will take you to the“Careers” page for details.

https://www.hope2all.org/category/careers

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Living Lord Lutheran Church, Bradenton, FL

 Living Lord Lutheran Church has established the position of Director of Youth and Family Ministries (DYFM) to lead and coordinate a comprehensive and growing ministry which serves children, youth and families in an environment that fosters discipleship.  This is a full time position.

Living Lord Youth Family Job description

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR a part-time Youth Director

Ascension Lutheran Church, Indian Harbour Beach

Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 is looking for a passionate, energetic Christian to serve as our Director of Youth Ministry.  This is a part-time position with a starting salary of $10,000-12,000/year.  The Youth Director will be in charge of all youth programs (Grades 1-12).  We are seeking an individual who has experience in Youth and Family Ministry or Youth Education.  A musical background is also highly desirable. If you would like to help us continue to grow our Christian community through building relationships with young people and helping them mature in their faith journey, please send your resume to the above address or email to ourchurch@cfl.rr.com. A copy of the position job description is available upon request.  For additional information, you may contact the church office at (321) 773-1815.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Supply Organist/Pianist or Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director

St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida

Setting
St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.

General Information
While involved in preparing for and undergoing a search for a person for a permanent position still to be defined (Music Director/Organist/Choir Director/Pianist or some combination thereof) we seek to employ an Organist or Pianist to accompany/lead the ELW worship and possibly, if  skills/abilities allow, Choir Direction as well.

Supply Organist/Pianist Position Description
Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director Position Description

– Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

-Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy

Compensation and Terms
-$150 per Service Organist/Pianist. If Choir Direction, negotiate compensation and terms.
-Sundays 8:45am – 11am availability (Service time is 9:30am-10:30am)
-Supply Organist needed starting Nov. 1, 2017 (first Sunday Nov. 5, 2017). Extent of weeks available and needed are negotiable.

Contacts
-Please call Dr. Johan Bergh 352-383-5402

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757
352-383-5402
pastor@st.philiplc.com