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Personnel Bulletin

Updated July 16, 2014

The Personnel Information and Referral Bulletin is a service of Lutheran Services in America. Information for publication may be submitted to LSA, Personnel Bulletin, 100 Maryland Ave NE, Ste 500, Washington DC 20002; 202-499-5836 (phone); 202-544-0890 (fax); lsa@lutheranservices.org (e-mail). Please review the Personnel Bulletin Guidelines before submitting an ad for posting.

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NOTE: "Date" refers to posting date. All positions remain posted in the Personnel Bulletin for a period of three months (unless we are notified that a vacancy has been filled).

07/16/2014 – Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Lutheran Services in America, Washington, DC – The Director of Public Policy and Advocacy is the lead for developing and implementing Federal advocacy strategies for LSA. The Director will develop a focused public policy agenda, create deep partnerships with members of the Administration and Congress, and leverage the size and expertise of our members to identify and influence public policy issues and funding on the national level. The Director will work closely with LSA members throughout the country and serve as the "DC Office" for members, helping support them with the Federal Government and advocating on behalf of the nationwide network. The Director will be a key member of LSA's senior leadership team, helping to craft organizational strategy and priorities. The Director will work closely with LSA's Member Engagement and Marketing and Communications and will coordinate with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the LSA Disability Network, a network within LSA that solely focuses on Federal policy and legislation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Director will also participate in key coalition groups such as the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), the Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition, and the Coalition for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF). The position requires limited, occasional travel (5% travel). The full job description can be viewed here. Please send a resume and cover letter toLSAJobs@lutheranservices.org.

07/16/2014 – Vice President of Development, Lutheran Services in America, Washington, DC – Lutheran Services in America is seeking a Vice President of Development to oversee the organization’s fundraising program and serve as a strategic leader. The VP, Development will work closely with the CEO, peers on the leadership team and a range of stakeholders across the Board of Directors and membership to develop and execute successful strategies for increasing fundraising capacity to support the initiatives of a new strategic plan that will provide an unprecedented level of connection and value to the members. This position is full-time and located in LSA’s national office in Washington, DC, directly across from the U.S. Capitol Building, and will report to the President & CEO of Lutheran Services in America. This is an exciting opportunity for a development professional who is motivated to build a strategic development framework with a successful fundraising program at an elating period of growth under its new President and CEO. For more information about the position and its requirements,  please click here. Lutheran Services in America has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. To apply for this position, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard at https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/750.

07/08/2014 – Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo, ND – Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota strives to strengthen lives and communities through our spirit of service by offering programs across our state from counseling to youth to widespread social services in disaster recovery, affordable housing, and hunger relief.  We are currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our organization through innovation and partnerships as we provide healing, help and hope to our North Dakota residents.   The CEO will collaborate with the Board of Directors to lead the transformation of our organization to one that is capable of delivering on its long-term vision through strategic planning, leadership continuity, public relations, and continuous fund development.  Our ideal candidate will: Drive the direction of the organization through the delivery of program services; develop and implement short- and long-term strategies; deliver results through people, fund development, and internal operations; cultivate relationships through providing social ministry to individuals and communities; and engage and mobilize people, organizations and our partners. Our ideal candidate will also have a Master’s Degree and 10-15 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of progressively responsible management or the equivalent of education and experience; prior non-profit experience; management of a multi-site organization; and significant development and fiscal management experience. If this describes you, then send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references by September 1, 2014 to: Wold Johnson, P.C., ATTN:  CEO Search - LSSND, P.O. Box 1680, Fargo, ND  58107 or email to: dgreuel@lssnd.org

07/02/2014 – VP of Program Training and Development, MOSAIC, Omaha, NE – Mosaic provides a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities and is seeking a strong leader for VP of Training and Development, working in Omaha, NE. Directs the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic curricula, learning activities and methodologies to support services while supporting the proper use of personal outcome measures. BS/BA in education, human services or a related field. 5yrs. experience in training or instructional design, with background in intellectual disabilities. Supervisory experience required.  Ability to travel. Appyl via resume at amy.trumm@mosaicinfo.org.

07/02/2014 – Electrical Engineer or Medical Librarian, Lutheran Global Health Volunteers, Liberia – Lutheran Global Health Volunteers (ELCA) is recruiting for two specialized opportunities for Lutheran hospitals in Liberia. 1) Electrical Engineer and 2) Medical Librarian.  For details visit http://www.elca.org/careers then link to ELCA Job Board or contact Ruth Reko at Lutheran.Health@elca.org Other opportunities are posted for short term health care volunteers for India and Tanzania.

06/16/2014 – SVP Operations & Business Development, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Allentown, PA – Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries is recruiting a SVP – Operations & Business Development, Child, Family, and Community Ministries. Based in Allentown, PA, DLSM is a diversified nonprofit with revenues of $200M+. In July, Diakon is creating a nonprofit corporation to house all of the programs that DLSM currently operates for child/family services. The Senior Vice President will lead strategy and growth, with a separate Board. Candidates should be operationally strong. Ideally, the candidate should bring experience with health care or social service organizations. Apply to: Diakon@LochlinPartners.com.

06/02/2014 – CEO, Lutheran Homes of SC, Irmo, SC – Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. (LHSC), a church affiliated non-profit organization is seeking a CEO to succeed its current chief executive, who is retiring after a successful tenure.   The CEO leads a multi-facility organization that provides long term services and supports to aging populations in a variety of settings and modalities in a caring way. This leadership includes responsibility for managing a complex, multi-facility organization effectively and strategically in a competitive and changing health care system, monitoring operational metrics, building and maintaining relationships with the senior management team, external partners and developing collaborations with other providers and stakeholders. The leadership includes responsibility for managing a complex, multi-facility organization effectively and strategically in a changing health care environment, monitoring a strategic planning process and operational metrics, coordinating the work of the Board and its appointed committees in a trusting and cooperative manner, building and maintaining relationships with the senior management team, external partners and developing collaborations with other providers and stakeholders. LHSC is seeking an individual with significant experience in the health care sector, preferably with a multi-facility organization. Desired competencies include:  financial management and oversight, strategic planning, communication skills, knowledge of the health care industry, administrative and leadership skills, ability to build partnerships with other health care organizations and a dedication to the mission of the LHSC. More complete information may be found at the LHSC web site:  https://www.lutheranhomessc.org/ceo-search/. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Barry Nocks, FAICP electronically (at barry.nocks@att.net). Screening of applications will begin August 1, 2014 although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

05/06/2014 – Major Gifts Officer, Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL Wheat Ridge Ministries is a pan Lutheran organization with a mission to seed new ministries of health and hope in the name of the healing Christ. With a newly adopted strategic plan, the organization is looking to expand its grant-making capabilities with the help of a major gift officer. The Major Gifts Officer is a full-time, exempt, salaried position that is an integral part of the development team. This individual manages a portfolio of 125 donors and prospects, identifies planned giving opportunities, and secures major gifts at the level of $5,000+. Travel may range from 40-60%. Salary is commensurate with candidate’s experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits offered. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by mail or email by May 15, 2014 to Holly Harrison Fiala, Vice President of Advancement, holly@wheatridge.org. View complete position description at www.wheatridge.org/employment

04/15/2014 – Consulting Opportunity: 21st Century Lutheran Education Consultant, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO – Lutheran Foundation is hiring a professional consultant to conduct the in-depth research needed to help this task force develop a vision and concrete plan for a healthy, thriving Lutheran Christian education network/system in the St. Louis region.  This person will work collaboratively with various stakeholders throughout the Lutheran and broader Christian community to secure input, explore ideas, and critically examine opportunities.  The research conducted will not only look at the present, but also anticipate future trends and needs of Lutheran Christian schools.  All ideas will be explored and creative, “out of the box” thinking, will be encouraged throughout the process. It is anticipated that the consultant will complete the work and present recommendations and possible models (including financials, action areas and feasibility) to the Lutheran Christian education community by June 2015. For a full job description please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, May 9, 2014 to the following address: Ann L. Vazquez, President/CEO, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, 8860 Ladue Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63124, No faxes or emails please; no phone inquiries. The cover letter should highlight your specific experience in strategically working with Lutheran schools or other similar projects and should highlight your qualifications that address the project as outlined above.

04/15/2014 – Evaluation & Learning Associate, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO – Lutheran Foundation is committed to meeting the needs of our community by investing in effective organizations and programs that show measurable impact on the lives of hurting people.  The Evaluation and Learning Associate is responsible for promoting an organizational learning culture, improving Foundation effectiveness, and helping organizations obtain better outcomes.  The Associate provides in-depth analytical support in evaluating the effectiveness of the Foundation’s program/grant-making activities and makes recommendations to improve grantmaking performance, while teaming with other Foundation staff to facilitate organizational learning through this process.  The Associate serves as a trainer, facilitator, and technical assistant to grant applicants and grantees to increase their understanding and support their active use of evaluation and effective program models. For a full job description please click here. Please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, April 18, 2014 to the following address: Ann L. Vazquez, President/CEO, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, 8860 Ladue Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63124, No faxes or emails please; no phone inquiries.  The cover letter should highlight your experience in working with congregations and/or faith-based organizations, either in a professional or volunteer capacity.

04/15/2014 – President & Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Homes Society, Toledo, Ohio – Lutheran Homes Society, a $67 million multi-service, multi-site social ministry organization in Toledo, OH, seeks an innovative, collaborative and visionary President & CEO to lead its community.  Reporting to the Board, responsibilities include providing strategic leadership with an eye toward growth opportunities and expansion of services to the communities it serves, and maintaining the high level of client satisfaction, employee engagement, commitment to quality, and dedication to the Christian mission upon which the organization was founded. Minimum ten years of senior leadership experience within a high quality, service oriented multi-site aging/health and human services setting, accompanied by an understanding of the challenges faced by a ministry of the Church.  A master’s degree is preferred.  Expressions of interest/recommendations may be directed to: Elizabeth Feltner, Deffet Group, Inc., email: admin@deffetgroup.com.

04/15/2014 – Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator/Donor Database Specialist, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, River Forest, IL – Responsible for daily gift processing and timely donor gift acknowledgement in addition to the full oversight vision, strategy and integrity of the Raiser’s Edge donor database, ensuring that the organization is effectively soliciting its entire prospect and donor populations. S/he ensures that all gift and constituent data is collected, stored and properly used by members of the organization and determines how to best translate stored data into usable, actionable information for the formation and execution of fundraising strategies and metrics. Requirements: BA/BS with at least 5 years of related experience. Min. 2 years experience as a high-level user or database manager of the Raiser’s Edge w/ Crystal Reports experience. Strong knowledge of the overall fundraising process. You must be able to effectively communicate with staff in all departments using strong written and oral communication skills. Available until filled. E-mail resume/cover letter to: Marylyn_Rodgers@lcfs.org.

04/01/2014 – Vice President, Finance and Administration, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN The Luther Seminary Board of Directors invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (Vice President). The Vice President is the chief financial officer of the seminary and reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the president. The Vice President provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of the seminary’s financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal and human resource matters. The Vice President oversees Finance, Information Technology, and Facilities, including physical plant and public safety, bookstore, and dining service. Please submit nominations, applications, and expressions of interest to Cynthia Barth, Managing Director, Diversified Search, at LutherSem-VPFA@divsearch.com. Submit by April 14, 2014 for best consideration.

**Next issue update: August 1, 2014


LSA Employment Opportunities
 

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Lutheran Services in America, Washington, DC – The Director of Public Policy and Advocacy is the lead for developing and implementing Federal advocacy strategies for LSA. The Director will develop a focused public policy agenda, create deep partnerships with members of the Administration and Congress, and leverage the size and expertise of our members to identify and influence public policy issues and funding on the national level. The Director will work closely with LSA members throughout the country and serve as the "DC Office" for members, helping support them with the Federal Government and advocating on behalf of the nationwide network. The Director will be a key member of LSA's senior leadership team, helping to craft organizational strategy and priorities. The Director will work closely with LSA's Member Engagement and Marketing and Communications and will coordinate with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the LSA Disability Network, a network within LSA that solely focuses on Federal policy and legislation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Director will also participate in key coalition groups such as the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), the Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition, and the Coalition for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF). The position requires limited, occasional travel (5% travel). The full job description can be viewed here. Please send a resume and cover letter toLSAJobs@lutheranservices.org.

Vice President of Development, Lutheran Services in America, Washington, DC – Lutheran Services in America is seeking a Vice President of Development to oversee the organization’s fundraising program and serve as a strategic leader. The VP, Development will work closely with the CEO, peers on the leadership team and a range of stakeholders across the Board of Directors and membership to develop and execute successful strategies for increasing fundraising capacity to support the initiatives of a new strategic plan that will provide an unprecedented level of connection and value to the members. This position is full-time and located in LSA’s national office in Washington, DC, directly across from the U.S. Capitol Building, and will report to the President & CEO of Lutheran Services in America. This is an exciting opportunity for a development professional who is motivated to build a strategic development framework with a successful fundraising program at an elating period of growth under its new President and CEO. For more information about the position and its requirements please click here. Lutheran Services in America has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. To apply for this position, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard at https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/750.

 
 
 
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