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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

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Construction Manager

Panama City, Florida


About our Organization: The Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA is a non-profit, faith-based organization consisting of 177 congregations throughout Florida and the Bahamas.  As people of God, we seek to boldly share Christ, passionately make disciples, and faithfully do justice in our communities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Disaster Response Director and volunteers to assist a community recover from disasters
  • Oversee the repair or rebuild of client homes to a safe, sanitary, secure, and functional condition within the guidelines and expectations of the LTRG
  • Conduct project inspections and procure estimates for labor and materials
  • Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment, and tools
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of all volunteers and contractors to ensure safety, quality workmanship and high moral to complete the project in a timely manner
  • Assist disaster survivors in home repair, providing guidance, supervision, technical advice, and expertise
  • Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors, and inspectors to complete the projects in a timely manner
  • Orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities
  • Maintain accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project
  • Complete all essential documentation and reports, including home repair agreements
  • Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in general construction
  • Basic knowledge in plumbing, electrical and HVAC
  • Working knowledge of local and International Building Code
  • Modest computer skills including the MS Office suite
  • Experience supervising construction projects
  • Problem solving experience
  • Experience estimating construction projects
  • Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnic and religious background
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Grace Lutheran Church, Tampa


Grace Lutheran Church Tampa, FL is seeking to hire a full time (40 hours) Director of Youth and Family Ministries for planning, implementing, directing, coordinating and managing Christian Education ministry for the entire Grace Lutheran Faith Formation from nursery to adults. The Director is also responsible for selecting and supervising the volunteer teachers, leaders, facilitators and assistants.

This position requires the equivalent minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus at least two years’ experience with youth and/or cross-generational ministry and faith formation. Must have a driver’s license and pass driving history and background checks. The applicant must set a personal example of Christian faith and leadership in action, helping the church achieve its goals as set forth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The position requires excellent relationship building, communication and organizational skills.

The job would begin in January of 2021.

If you are interested in this position please contact Ruth Anderson, Chair of Personnel Committee at

Preschool Director

St. Mark’s Ark – Early Childhood Center, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Jacksonville


PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for effective overall operation & mission of St. Mark’s Ark –maintaining a high quality, developmentally appropriate child-centered program where children and families are taught the love of God in a warm, caring supportive environment in which children, families and staff thrive.

More info:

For inquiries, please contact

Music Director

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Miami


  • Lead congregational singing for our Sunday 10AM service on organ.
  • Select repertoire for, rehearse, and accompany the choir. Current rehearsals are at 9:30AM.
  • Select hymns for the service basing them of the readings for that Sunday.
  • Accompany the Sunday Spanish Language service at Noon. This is on the piano.
  • Select hymns and special music for each week.
  • Additional services are: Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday


Negotiable based on education and experience beginning at $13,000/yr. Two Sundays vacation per year.

Send resume to or to schedule an audition.

Marketing Communications Specialist

Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages


We have an opportunity for an individual who will be responsible for internal and external communications as well as promotion of church activities and ministries on social media. This is a full time position. College degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field preferred. Visit our website at for full job description.


This is a full time position with benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Send resumes to Bob Franceski at

Preschool Director

St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church and Pre- School  


Position is full-time salaried: Candidate will possess strong organizational skill; cooperative management and classroom experience; team building skills, as well as strong leadership and communications skills.

Minimum Requirements: 3-5 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education or a related field; possess all classroom and director certifications (including VPK); have working knowledge of ELC / DCF licensing agencies and regulations, school financials and budgets.

Salary based on experience

Please forward your resume and cover letter to: or mail to: 

St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church

303 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast Florida, 32137

Attention: Rev. Vince Iocona

Choir Director
Joy Lutheran Church, Ocala

IMMEDIATE opening for experienced Choir Director of Adult and Handbell Choirs. Please contact Pastor Art Wuertz at (386) 453-9432 or the church office at (352) 854-4509.

Director of Music
Grace Lutheran Church, Ormond Beach

Grace is looking for a Director of Music who would be responsible for all aspects of the music program. We are a congregation with a long-standing appreciation of contemporary and traditional liturgical music. We have a modest music program that currently consists of a  senior choir and a handbell choir. The successful candidate would have knowledge of music in a Christian and/or secular setting, and an understanding of Lutheran liturgy and choral directing. We currently have one service at 10:00am on Sundays, as well as special services during the various liturgical seasons of the year. Responsibility to play for funerals and weddings, if available, for additional compensation.

Instruments: Zimmer Opus 20 Digital 3 manual organ, Baby Grand Kawaii Piano, Upright Yamaha Piano, Handbells and Chimes(3 octaves) Bongo & Conga Drums.

Salary: The position is part time, approximately $20,000-$24,000 annually(commensurate with degree and experience), some benefits, free use of church facilities and instruments for teaching private lessons.

All applicants should send a cover letter with contact information and resume to Ms. Sue Underwood, Grace Lutheran Church, 338 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fl. 32176 or E-Mail at