LSA Employment Opportunities
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Updated August 19, 2014
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08/19/2014 – 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 to LSAJobs@lutheranservices.org.
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: email@example.com.
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: http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-605963.html.
07/30/14 – Executive Director – Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc., Amery, Wisconsin – 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 http://campwapo.org/files/uploads/resource/ED_Position_Description.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com) 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.
07/08/2014 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.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. Apply via resume at email@example.com.
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.
06/16/2014 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com). 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. View complete position description at www.wheatridge.org/employment
**Next issue update: September 2, 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 to LSAJobs@lutheranservices.org.