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Personnel Bulletin

Updated September 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); (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).

09/10/2014 – Nursing Home Administrator, Tuff Memorial Home, Hills, MN The Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, MN is seeking a full-time dedicated Nursing Home Administrator that is licensed in the State of Minnesota.  The Tuff Memorial Home offers a Christian based continuum of care that includes 50 skilled care beds, 25 assisted living units and 9 independent apartments.  This position requires a strong commitment to serving older adults, excellent people and financial management skills.  This position will be available due to retirement of current administrator with a potential start date around April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  Please send resume to Greg Spath, President Tuff Memorial Home at the following: 602 Britz Dr, Luverne, MN 56156 or email at or contact Dana Dahlquist at  For more information visit our web site at

09/03/2014 – President/CEO, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix, AZ Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) is seeking an experienced, energetic professional to succeed the retired President/CEO. The new President/CEO will have the exciting opportunity to take this respected agency to the next level of organizational and financial performance in order to increase its impact in the communities it serves. With dynamic and visionary leadership, the ideal candidate will significantly broaden the reach of the Lutheran church in Arizona to vulnerable families and community. Qualifications include an advanced degree in a related field and significant experience (5+ years) in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and demonstrated leadership from a strong spiritual base and a strong work ethic, while retaining optimism and a sense of humor. Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2014. Complete information can be found at Letters of interest and resume should be directed to Robert Duea, Interim President/CEO at  

08/25/2014 – Executive Director, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Irmo, SC – Lutheran Homes of South Carolina is seeking an Executive Director for RoseCrest Rehabilitation and Healthcare, a continuing care retirement community located in the foothills of South Carolina.  The RoseCrest campus has 75 Medicare-Certified skilled nursing beds including 14 Medicare-Certified memory support beds, 59 assisted living beds including 11 memory support beds, and 15 independent living houses. Seven independent apartments will be available soon.  Qualifications include:  current S.C. NHA and CRCFA license or ability to obtain licensure, strong financial acumen, a minimum of 5 years experience as an administrator in a CCRC setting. Incumbent must have proven experience in the area of marketing.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Interested candidates may send resume to:  Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Department of Human Resources, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, S.C.  29063 or email to

08/25/2014 – Executive Director/NHA, Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant, Ellicott City, MD The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant is under construction in Ellicott City, MD and will be the area's newest and most impressive CCRC and you could be its first Executive Director. They know it will take a special person to successfully lead Miller’s Grant through construction, opening and beyond. You’ll use your experience in long term care, MD NHA license and strong interpersonal and leadership skills to build a dedicated team that will deliver extraordinary service and care. Please send your resume and salary requirements to Suzy Dyer-Gear, VP, HR with LVMG’s parent organization Carroll Lutheran Village at

08/25/2014 – Physician, Lutheran Global Health Volunteers, Tanzania/India – Lutheran Global Health Volunteers (ELCA) is recruiting for specialized opportunities with Lutheran hospitals. Physicians needed to volunteer: 1) Internist or family practitioner to serve for 1-3 months in a Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania 2) Surgeon to serve for 1-3 months in a Lutheran Hospital in India. For details visit then link to ELCA Job Board or contact Ruth Reko at

08/25/2014 President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, Detroit, MI – Headquartered in Detroit, LSSM is one of the largest faith-based non-profit human services organizations in the state with more than 70 programs in 44 cities across the Lower Peninsula. LSSM has an annual expense budget of $98 million that supports services for children and families, encompassing both adoption and foster care services; services for the aging; outreach services encompassing refugee-related services, child care, community centers, a transition center for women leaving prison, and a shelter for homeless families; and services for the disabled.   Affordable housing, including both owned and managed facilities, adds additional expense of approximately $12 million.  LSSM’s vision is to create communities of service that meet the needs of the people, uphold human dignity and advocate for equality and justice. LSSM is viewed as a thought leader among non-profits in Michigan, looked to by the state to pilot models of care that will result in greater efficiency and greater impact.  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 healthcare component.  Nominations, inquiries, and applications should be directed electronically in confidence to Cynthia P. Barth, Managing Director, Diversified Search, at

08/15/2014 – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, SD – The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has an employment opportunity available for an Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (EVP/CFO).  The EVP/CFO oversees financial strategy and national financial support systems for 200+ locations in 24 states with 20,000+ employees serving 28,000+ residents.  A successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience of organization-wide support systems, with financial acumen and experience and knowledge of the continuum of the long-term care environment, including rehab/skilled nursing, senior living, affordable housing and home and community-based services. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, with master’s degree and CPA certification preferred. Minimum of 15 years’ experience in financing, investing, accounting, auditing and/or compliance is preferred. APPLICATION:  Review of applications will begin September 5, 2014 with closure of receipt of applications on September 15, 2014. Send Electronic Resume to: Lynn Serbus, Director, Talent Acquisition at e-mail:

08/15/2014 – Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore, MD LIRS seeks a mission-focused, strategic, process-minded leader with the experience to transform an organization and develop a culture that values partners, embraces learning and is performance driven. Reporting to the President/CEO, the COO will have strategic and internal operational responsibility and will lead a group of executives.The COO will provide leadership to the strategic planning process and new business development process. The COO will drive the operational aspects of the annual planning and budgetary processes. For a full job description and to apply click here:

07/30/14 Executive Director Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc., Amery, WI  Seeking innovative leader with administrative skills to manage and further the mission of a four site organization with a $3 million budget. Through vision and strategic management develop visionary objectives and goals, lead and empower others, guide fundraising efforts, and uplift staff and campers through faith, speaking, camp life, and personal example. Provide organization, leadership, and management skills that will empower senior staff. Participate in fundraising, financial and resource development, including donors, congregations, foundations, and government agencies. Promote the camp and its programs in the community and with member congregations. Ensure sound fiscal management, including developing a realistic annual budget, providing internal financial statements, and overseeing accounting, risk, safety, and financial review policies. Recruit, hire, and supervise necessary staff. Empower, guide and coach staff as they assume responsibility for supervising people, programs and operations. Develop good working relations with the Board and various sub-committees. Candidate should be deeply committed Christian, grounded in Lutheran theology with experience in the overall mission of outdoor camping ministry. A visionary leader with effective interpersonal skills. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with, ideally, 15 years of experience in a faith formation setting and 8 years in camping ministry. Fewer years experience might be acceptable with the right combination of experience, vision, and leadership background. A people person with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills who can relate to and empower staff and young people to know, follow, and emulate Jesus Christ. Full position description can be found at
Applications/Resumes for this unique opportunity are being accepted until the position is filled. For more information or to submit resume contact: George Beebe, Board President or 651-303-7974.

07/23/2014 – Director of Spiritual Life, Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve, Westlake, OH – Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve (LHCR) in Westlake, Ohio a campus serving 200-plus patients/residents with approximately 350 employees on a 24-acre campus, is seeking a campus chaplain to provide for the emotional and spiritual support of its residents, families and employees through listening, counseling, prayer and conducting religious faith-based and sacramental services. The chaplain is committed to and capable of ministering to people of all faith traditions and upholds the standards of the LHCR’s Mission and Vision. Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits for a seasoned, compassionate professional. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Janice Snyder, Mission Outreach Liaison (at Screening of applications has begun. Submit by August 15, 2014 for best consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Required qualifications: ordained and ecclesiastical endorsement by either the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) or by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA); Master’s Degree (e.g. M.Div., M.Th., etc.) from an accredited theological seminary or  university in theology or divinity. Desired qualifications: successfully completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education from an approved ACPE training site; Board Certified (or eligible) by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or other cognate group; preference given to experience as a chaplain in a health care pastoral /spiritual care program; an ecumenical attitude and an ability to relate to people of all faiths as well as those with no religious affiliation, and a sensitivity and understanding of various cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds; ability to minister to people of all ages with a deep understanding of and appreciation for elder care issues; demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills. LHCR is a tobacco-free campus.  All applicants must be tobacco free.

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. Apply via resume at

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:

06/16/2014 – Corporate Director of Marketing, Sales, and Communication, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc., Ohio – Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced individual to lead our corporate marketing, sales and communications functions. This is a full time salaried position. A minimum of five (5) years in a similar corporate position within the senior living/health care industry is required. A degree in marketing preferred. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc. has been in existence since 1972. Since our formation our not-for-profit organization has grown with the development/acquisition of additional campuses as well as expanding into home health care services providing a full continuum of care. Collectively, we serve more than 600 residents in our campus-based settings and in the broader community in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in Ohio. This position/individual supports the mission, vision and business Strategic Plan, and develops/implements a Corporate Marketing Plan with the Shepherd of the Valley team. In conjunction with the corporate and management team, works to focus the “message” of the organization through creative approaches to tell the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc. story using multiple avenues, including corporate and home health websites, social media, publications, lead tracking, community events and promotional activities for the organization. Trains, supervises and evaluates staff on marketing and sales and takes overall responsibility for the marketing/sales program. Submit resume/salary requirements to

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: Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Barry Nocks, FAICP electronically (at Screening of applications will begin August 1, 2014 although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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