The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Extension Fund (LCEF) seeks a vice president of agency services for Capital Funding Services (CFS).
Capital Funding Services, a Cooperative Stewardship Approach to Growth, provides consultation to help individual LCMS congregations and agencies identify and fund their capital needs and/or expand their local and global mission. This includes raising capital for building improvements and/or debt retirement. The person in this position will report to the vice president of Capital Funding Services; assist the vice president in conducting promotional events to introduce the ministry of CFS to congregations, schools, organizations, RSOs, and districts of the LCMS; and supervise the work of Capital Funding Services’ contractual workers who serve RSOs, districts, or other agencies of the LCMS.
Qualifications: Must be an active member of an LCMS congregation with a minimum of five years experience selling and working capital campaigns, development or stewardship programs and processes in congregations, schools, organizations and institutions, including supervision and training. The candidate must also be supportive of the Synod’s constitution, bylaws, and policies, and have professional certification through NSFRE or any other recognized development, gift planning, or similar certification process. The candidate must possess the ability to formulate and execute facilitation processes with groups and among individuals, work in a pro-active manner, and be a visionary and self-starter with a willingness to travel extensively.
Send resume and cover letter by July 31 to Human Resources Department–Attn: VB, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295; fax (314) 996-1121; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia University at Austin, Austin, Texas, seeks an applicant to fill the position of vice president for advancement services. The vice president of advancement services is a member of the administrative council who, along with the other vice presidents under the leadership of the president, shares responsibilities for the direction of the institution. Specifically, the vice president of advancement services supervises the development, marketing, and alumni-relations functions of the university.
In the development role, the vice president for advancement services will be the chief fund-raising manager for the university. He or she will develop and pursue strategies to raise funds from individuals, groups, corporations, and foundations. This will include identifying, cultivating, and soliciting funds from major donors for operating, capital, and endowment purposes. In the marketing role, the vice president will ensure that policies, plans, and procedures are in place for the marketing of Concordia University. This will include the development of an integrated marketing plan consistent with the university’s strategic plan. In the alumni-relations role, the vice president will initiate, support, and maintain relationships with the university’s alumni. This will include involving them in the life of the university, enlisting their support for the recruitment of students, and developing them as a significant source of gifts.
Each candidate should possess the following minimum qualifications: hold a master’s degree — a CFRE is preferred; be an active member of an LCMS congregation; have 10 years of experience in development and/or marketing; have experience managing people and processes; possess superior communication skills; be willing to travel daily and on weekends; be able to work with diverse constituencies; and have a commitment to Lutheran higher education, including the mission and vision of Concordia University at Austin.
Concordia University is an equal opportunity employer. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a complete resume, academic transcripts and three recent recommendations (including names, addresses, and phone numbers of references) to Dr. Thomas E. Cedel, President, Concordia University at Austin, 3400 IH 35N, Austin, TX 78705. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue through Aug. 30.
Concordia University is an institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and, to the extent allowed by law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.
Concordia University, Seward, Neb., seeks to fill the position of director of elementary education. This position includes promoting and coordinating the elementary student teaching program, supervising student teachers, and teaching general education courses. Applicants should have teaching experiences in grades K-8, administrative experience, and the Lutheran teachers diploma. Preferred applicants should hold an earned doctorate in a relevant academic area. However, applicants who are A.B.D. or hold a master’s degree and are willing to pursue a doctorate may be acceptable. In addition, applicants must have a commitment to the mission of the university and its strategic initiatives.
Application procedure: Candidates must submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a statement of educational philosophy, official copies of all academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation with contact information. Send application materials to E. David Dolak, Ed.D. Provost, Concordia University, 800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434. Position will remain open until filled.
Concordia University does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
The South Wisconsin District of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks applicants for the position of direct gift counselor. This position works directly with the South Wisconsin District president, district staff, and LCMS Foundation gift-planning counselor to communicate the mission and ministry of the South Wisconsin District and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Duties of the direct gift counselor include, but are not limited to, identifying potential donors; meeting with current and new donors to match their desires to serve with the appropriate mission of the district and/or synod; donor recognition; cr