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Lutheran Services in America is one of the nation’s largest health and human services networks. Join our community of faith and help grow the future of Lutheran social ministry in the United States. Tap into our powerful, national network to amplify the voice of your organization, advocate and tell your story on a national stage and get connected to a strong, trusted community of faith-based social ministry leaders.



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Lutheran Services in America employees are a diverse group committed to empowering people in America to lead their best lives—so all communities can thrive. We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits to meet the needs of our staff and their families. Employee health, wellness and career development are top priorities.

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Director for Generosity

Northwestern Ohio Synod, ELCA

December 11, 2023

Tiffin, OH

The Director for Generosity will provide direction and oversight of Synod fundraising endeavors, build personal relationships that create compelling opportunities to inspire individuals to grow in generosity, and teach congregational leaders to strengthen and expand their fundraising capacity. A full job description may be found via https://nwos-elca.church/job-postings/. To Apply: Send resume and supporting documentation for consideration to Jennie Smith at gsbsearchservices@gmail.com with the subject line “Director for Generosity position.”

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Payroll Specialist

Compass Housing Alliance

December 11, 2023

Seattle, WA

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing accurate and timely payroll information, reviewing and performing payroll audits, and serving as a point of contact for questions about payment policies and procedures. The Specialist liaises with Human Resources, IT, managers, union representatives, and other departments to ensure quality, timely, and accurate reporting, and documentation. Full description and application at https://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/.

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Director for Generosity

Northwestern Ohio Synod, ELCA

December 11, 2023

Tiffin, OH

The Director for Generosity will provide direction and oversight of Synod fundraising endeavors, build personal relationships that create compelling opportunities to inspire individuals to grow in generosity, and teach congregational leaders to strengthen and expand their fundraising capacity. A full job description may be found via https://nwos-elca.church/job-postings/. To Apply: Send resume and supporting documentation for consideration to Jennie Smith at gsbsearchservices@gmail.com with the subject line “Director for Generosity position.”

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Payroll Specialist

Compass Housing Alliance

December 11, 2023

Seattle, WA

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing accurate and timely payroll information, reviewing and performing payroll audits, and serving as a point of contact for questions about payment policies and procedures. The Specialist liaises with Human Resources, IT, managers, union representatives, and other departments to ensure quality, timely, and accurate reporting, and documentation. Full description and application at https://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/.

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Director of Marketing, Communications and Advocacy

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Des Moines, IA
The Director position oversees all marketing, internal and external communications, and advocacy communications for Lutheran Services in Iowa.
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Development Coordinator

Compass Housing Alliance
Seattle, WA
As a member of the Advancement team, the Development Coordinator at Compass Housing Alliance plays a key role maintaining and managing the Raiser’s Edge database, managing the annual fund fundraising activities, and supporting the fund development functions of the department.
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Vice President of Faith Integration

Able Light
Colorado  |  Wisconsin
The VP of Faith Integration makes evident our Christian Mercy Mission identity through the integration of faith into the working and serving environment at AbleLight.
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Director of Development

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Cleveland, OH
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry seeks a Director of Development with donor relations experience, an engaging personality and the ability to articulate a compelling case for support.
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Human Resources Coordinator

Compass Housing Alliance
Seattle, WA
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry seeks a Director of Development with donor relations experience, an engaging personality and the ability to articulate a compelling case for support.
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Program Manager, Lutheran Disaster Response-US

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Remote
The Program Manager, Lutheran Disaster Response-US at ELCA manages the active WH-domestic grants for quality and accountability.
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Director, World Hunger

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Remote
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is seeking a Director for World Hunger to provide strategic planning, budget development, direction setting and supervision of the ELCA World Hunger grants team.
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Program Manager, World Hunger-International

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Remote
The Program Manager, World Hunger-International at the ELCA manages the active WH-international grants for quality and accountability.
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Program Manager, World Hunger-Domestic

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Remote
The Program Manager, World Hunger-Domestic at ELCA manages the active WH-domestic grants for quality and accountability.
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Program Manager - Lutheran Disaster Response-International

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Remote
The Program Manager – Lutheran Disaster Response-International at ELCA manages the active LDR-I grants for quality and accountability.
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Chief People Officer

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Phoenix, AZ

As a member of the Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Executive Team, this newly created role is responsible for all Human Resources efforts in support of LSS-SW’s Strategic Plan and organizational health goals.

Working closely with the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Program Officer, you and your team would design and implement the organization’s People Strategy which includes diversity, equity and inclusion, recruitment and selection, onboarding and orientation, rewards approaches (including compensation, benefits programs, employee recognition and rewards), staff learning and development, employee relations, and regulatory compliance at the national, state and local levels.

This role requires:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organization Development or similar AND greater than ten (10) years’ experience in Human Resources roles, including at least 3 years leading a Human Resources team
  • current certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Salary Range $90 -110k.

Please forward your resume to HR@LSS-SW.org with subject line “Chief People Officer.”

Community Engagement Manager

Compass Housing Alliance
Seattle, WA
The Community Engagement Manager at Compass Housing Alliance is responsible for managing and operating the volunteer and in-kind resources programs.
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Program Manager

Compass Housing Alliance
Seattle, WA
The primary role of the Program Manager at Compass Housing Alliance is to ensure service delivery consistent with the Compass mission, values, and vision through appropriate planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of assigned programs.
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Program Coordinator, PSMP

Compass Housing Alliance
Seattle, WA
The Program Coordinator at Compass Housing Alliance provides oversight and coordinates programming that will directly address a guest’s barriers and enable a smooth transition from homelessness into next step housing.
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