LSA Employment Opportunities
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Updated December 4, 2013
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12/04/2013 – President and Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Seattle, Washington – Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) seeks an experienced, energetic professional to succeed the current President and CEO, who is retiring after more than twenty years of exemplary and distinguished service. The new CEO will have the exciting opportunity to take this highly respected $28M agency to the next level of organizational and financial performance in order to increase its impact in the communities it serves. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume as soon as possible. Full consideration is assured if letters and resumes are received no later than Noon Pacific Time, December 31, 2013. For a complete Position Profile, including full application instructions, please visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/jobs.html
For further information please contact: Dave Osmer, Hagel & Company, phone: 425-643-4223, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT submit your application to this email address (use the link above).
11/18/2013 – Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society – The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a $1.7 billion long-term care, senior living, home and community based services origination with almost 250 facilities in 24 states, is seeking an active Lutheran to serve as the Society's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Located in the Society's national offices in Sioux Falls, SD, the successful candidate will work with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, other executives, and the Society's Board to lead in formulating an innovative strategic direction, executing all facets of operations, and measuring results toward approved strategic plans and desired quality outcomes. The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of the full and evolving well-being spectrum of long-term care and related services, have experience in health care integration across multiple states, possess high level leadership qualities, and have a strong understanding of the changing health care marketplace. She or he must be a strong and talented communicator who translates vision to action, inspires others, fosters an innovative and accountable culture, leads internal operations as well as represents the Society to external audiences, and live the eight values of the Good Samaritan Way. A bachelor's degree is required, with master's degree preferred, in a field consistent with the requirements for the position. In addition, at least ten years of position-related experience is required. Read full description here. All inquiries should be directed to Misty Ham-Quick at #605-362-3101 or e-mail at email@example.com. Applications should be submitted to the Good Samaritan Society website at www.good-sam.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and full contact information for three references with e-mail addresses.
11/18/2013 – Program Director – Wheat Ridge Ministries – Wheat Ridge Ministries is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Director. The Program Director is responsible to the President of Wheat Ridge for the oversight, strategic development, and leadership Wheat Ridge Ministries’ program services. These services are focused on seeding the development of new and impactful health and human care ventures initiated by churches, church agencies, and other Christ-centered non-profit organizations. Qualified candidates will have successful previous experience in one or more of the following areas: grant making, grant writing, non-profit management in the social service sector and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree or equivalent preferred). Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume by email by December 8, 2013 to Pam Tedesco, Administrative Assistant to the President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/18/2013 – Food Service Director – St. Luke Homes and Services, Inc. (IA) – St. Luke Homes and Services, a faith-based continuing care retirement community offering skilled, assisted and independent living on one contiguous 13-acre campus, located in Spencer, Iowa, is seeking the services of a certified and experienced Food Service Director. This position reports to the Administrator and works closely with an established dietician and dedicated dietary staff. Dietary services is an integral part of the services provided to over 200 residents and tenants and, as such, also works closely with all clinical and ancillary staff. The individual we seek will possess a positive attitude and a team spirit along with clinical skills, experience and knowledge. We also seek an individual with the willingness, desire and creative spirit necessary to enhance the entire dining experience. If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, please email the Human Resources Director at email@example.com or apply directly online at: www.stlukelh.com. St. Luke Homes and Services is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent salary and benefit levels.
11/11/2013 – St. Louis Social Service Outreach and Volunteerism Coordinator – Missouri District Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (MO) – The primary focus of this position is to serve congregations in metropolitan St. Louis, with an emphasis on Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod churches, and assist other non-profit or Christian faith based organizations whose values and goals are in alignment with the Missouri District’s, in the areas of Social Service Outreach and Volunteerism. In the Social Service Outreach role the person in this position will focus on supporting congregations in developing new or strengthening existing social ministry efforts. In the Volunteerism role the person in this position will focus on supporting congregations and faith-based organizations in developing new or strengthening existing volunteer management efforts. Services to be provided include one-on-one coaching, development/execution of group trainings, researching/developing/maintaining library of resources, providing connections between like-minded groups, and assisting with the development/execution of group volunteer experiences. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Christian Outreach, Deaconess, management, social work, or related field; be knowledgeable about effective social service outreach and volunteerism practices; have experience in developing positive coaching relationships with congregational leaders, preferably in the St. Louis region and be able to work with congregational leadership from a range of Christian faith backgrounds. It is preferred if the candidate is a dedicated Christian supportive of the doctrinal position and stated objectives of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and the Missouri District. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume no later than November 27, 2013 to: Karen Siegel, Office and HR Manager, Missouri District – LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read full description here.
11/06/2013 - President and CEO - Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey: Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, LSM/NJ has annual revenues of over $70 million and over 700 employees serving more than 5000 people throughout the state. Programs and services provided by LSM/NJ include affordable housing, community outreach services, community residential services, project development and management services, and senior healthcare and retirement living. The agency’s three anchor programs include a financially and operationally healthy CCRC; a well-established continuum of care that includes skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living; and a PACE program that serves over 160 clients. The Board of LSM/NJ is seeking an innovative and entrepreneurial President and CEO with the vision, ability, and energy to lead the strategic diversification and growth of a human services agency in a challenging reimbursement environment. Potential candidates should possess ten years of progressive senior leadership experience (for-profit or non-profit) accompanied by an understanding of the issues and challenges faced by a multi-site human services organization with a significant senior care component. Candidates for the position of President and CEO of this social ministry of the Lutheran church should be or be willing to become a member of a Lutheran congregation. Nominations, inquiries, and applications should be directed electronically in confidence to Cynthia P. Barth, Managing Director, Diversified Search at LSMNJPres@divsearch.com.
10/16/2013 – Interim Vice President for Mission Advancement (VP for MA) – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (MD) is seeking an interim Vice President to provide strong and experienced transitional leadership. The interim VP for MA should be highly experienced, with a strong track record of achievement in fundraising, particularly foundation and cause-related fundraising. S/he will have demonstrated experience in leading the overall development and implementation of fundraising strategy. Ideally, the interim will also have experience with and a knowledge of integrated marketing, constituency engagement and at least an understanding of how advocacy works vis-a-vis the Hill and within the Administration.Other qualifications include, bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience of progressively increasing professional responsibilities with Resource Development and Grant Development; proven record of success with the dynamics of fundraising for the voluntary sector; knowledge of philanthropic grant making, government, private sector, venture, and other funding sources; knowledge and experience with cause-related fundraising; proven experience as a strategic partner of a management team responsible for operational planning and execution; knowledge of and experience with identifying new business trends and of change management; experience in planning marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and successful public relations efforts; appreciation and respect for Lutheran beliefs and values, church member motivations and sensitivities. To be considered, submit a resume or CV, a cover letter addressing your qualifications, and background documentation describing past achievements related to the function of the VP for MA to the attention of Wendy Rothenberger, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and a decision will be made as soon as the organization has identified a strong candidate. No proposals will be considered after October 21st. For a complete job description go to lirs.org.
10/16/2013 – Organizational Design RFP – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (MD) is seeking a consultant (or temporary staff person) to lead the organization through an organizational design process. The consultant should be highly experienced, with a strong track record of achievement in relevant organizational design and development work in the non-profit sector. Ideally, the consultant will have experience in addressing organizational design with organizations that receive a large percentage of their funding from government or other restricted sources, and will have assisted them in overcoming some of the challenges such a financial structure poses. In addition, experience in the corporate sector could be a plus, although it is not required. The consultant should have excellent cultural competency and a track record of helping organizations to take full advantage of the value inherent in diversity. Consultants associated with experienced companies or firms will be considered although the qualifications of the particular individual will be of primary importance.The consultant must work out of the Baltimore office of the organization. A full-time commitment would be ideal, and less than an 80% commitment will not be considered. The consultant will need to commit to a minimum of six months; the work may be extended past that time and if so, a contract extension will be negotiated. It is likely that LIRS will be hiring a permanent high-level position to focus on organizational development in 2014; it is expected that the consultant will not be eligible for that position. To be considered, submit a resume or CV, a cover letter addressing your qualifications to the attention of Wendy Rothenberger, director of human resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consulting proposals will be considered on a rolling basis and a decision will be made as soon as the organization has identified a strong candidate. No proposals will be considered after October 31st and it is our intent that a decision will have been made before that date. For more information go to lirs.org.
10/14/2013 - Campus Administrator- Luther Oaks Continuing Care Retirement Community (IL): Luther Oaks Continuing Care Retirement Community (a part of Lutheran Life Communities) seeks a dynamic leader to serve in the role as Campus Administrator in the Bloomington, IL community. As a member of the senior leadership team, the campus administrator is instrumental in carrying out our mission contributing to the vision and strategic plan of Luther Oaks as well as Lutheran Life Communities by empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations. This position is responsible for the overall administrative, management and operation of Luther Oaks, which includes; memory support, assisted living, independent living and the future skilled care community. This person will also plan, organize, budget and control the services provided to ensure the highest level of care commensurate with fiscal responsibility. Candidate will need a valid Illinois Administrator’s license as well as a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; or seven to ten years related experience in Senior Living Administration. At least 3 years of supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Effective team building skills, organizational and staff development. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or visit our website at www.lutheroaks.org and submit an online application.
09/19/2013 – Ministry Consultant – Bethesda Lutheran Communities (TX): The Religious Life and Church Relations Department of Bethesda has a part-time Ministry Consultant position available in Texas. “Empowered by the love of Christ, a Ministry Consultant advocates for and ministers with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families, and their support staff.” The Ministry Consultant assists in the delivery of a complete program of pastoral care to people of all Christian faith traditions supported in the assigned region including serving as a part of the Camp Bethesda team. Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in religious education, social work, special education, etc.) Must be a member in good standing of a Christian congregation. Leadership experience in a church-work profession and experience in intellectual and developmental disabilities, or in special education are helpful but not required. Send your résumé to Sarah Luedke, Corporate Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Ministry Consultant – TX in the subject line.
09/18/2013 – Vice President for Advancement – Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida: This position is a Senior Staff level position. As a member of the senior leadership team, the vice president for advancement reports directly to the president/CEO, and will provide innovative leadership for the Advancement Department. The vice president oversees the development and stewardship of public and private resources, public relations and the design, development and implementation of programs that market the mission and goal activities of the agency to external and internal audiences. In addition, the vice president for advancement serves as the agency’s primary major gifts officer. This position requires Bachelor’s degree in fund-raising, marketing, communications, public relations, business, or related field plus a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising that includes increasing responsibilities and productivity in securing and closing major gifts in the five-figure range (CFRE and APR certification preferred; master’s degree an added benefit). Must be willing to travel and have the flexibility and energy to work evenings and weekends, as necessary. Closing date: Sept. 20, 2013. To apply email a cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources, Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, HR@lssjax.org.
08/16/13 – Major Gifts Officer: Wheat Ridge Ministries is seeking a successful Major Gifts Officer to become an integral part of the development team, reporting to the Vice President. Wheat Ridge Ministries, located in Itasca, Illinois, provides start‐up funding and resources to inspired leaders in congregations and nonprofit organizations beginning new and innovative Christ‐centered human care initiatives. Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of demonstrated successful experience in securing major gifts $5,000 and higher from individuals and/or foundations, work effectively in a team environment with staff and skillful in building solid relationships with donors, as well as the ability to travel from 40 to 60% of the time, including occasional weekend responsibilities. The candidate must have a personal automobile in the Chicago metro area, working knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel and Moves Management processes. Experience in foundation grant writing and familiarity with Lutheran congregations, church bodies and agencies highly desirable. For a full job description, go to www.wheatridge.org. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Holly Harrison Fiala, Vice President of Advancement, at email@example.com
**Next issue update: December 16, 2013
LSA Employment Opportunities
VP, Development – Lutheran Services in America – This is an exciting opportunity for a development professional who is motivated by the chance to build a strategic development framework and expand a fundraising program at a time of organizational transformation. The successful Vice President of Development will work closely with the CEO and the senior staff to identify key funders, create outreach strategies, and design and execute fundraising activities. Click here for full position description . For information or to apply, contact Vetted Solutions.
Marketing Manager – Lutheran Services in America – The Marketing Manager helps develop and implement a dynamic and creative marketing and communication strategy to ensure increased visibility, brand recognition and member relevance for all LSA programs and events – in other words, to help us tell the story of Lutheran social ministry and enhance the LSA brand. This position works closely with communications and marketing, member engagement, and advocacy staff to ensure execution of tactical plans and communication of the LSA’s distinctive position, key value propositions and member benefits, as well as to manifest the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing and overseeing critical marketing and communications planning and materials that will help drive LSA forward, including newsletters, website oversight, annual report, email campaigns, media/PR support and contributing to LSA’s Annual Conference and other key events. The position requires overnight and occasional weekend travel (5-10% travel). Click here for a full description. To apply send a letter of interest and resume to Tania Hernandez-Andersen, VP of Marketing & Communications, at THernandez-Andersen@lutheranservices.org.