Current Job Openings

Student & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Reports to: Pastor of Family Ministry

Collaborates with: Family Ministry team, Communications Team

Hours: Full-time including Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and occasional weekend/evening hours as needed

FLSA Classification: Exempt; Eligible for Portico Benefits

Objectives/Accountability

  • Provide training, support, and mentoring for those supporting our students and young adults
  • Create regular opportunities for students to be involved in the community and/ or service
  • Be involved in Wednesday Night programming and Sunday morning
Responsibilities and Tasks

Students  (6th – 12th grade)

  • Programming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights (in person, virtual, hybrid)
  • Develop summer opportunities (camp, gathering, immersion experiences)
  • Collaborate with staff in a wide range of communications
  • Create and manage the student budget
  • Connect students to the wider community (cross+generational opportunities, fundraisers, service)
  • Provide service opportunities for students (in-reach and outreach)
  • Ability to work at a variety of campuses (Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Spirit Garage)

Young Adult

  • Educational opportunities (ie: Book Club)
  • Social engagement opportunities
  • Communications as needed
Qualifications
  • Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the ministry at Bethlehem.
  • Desire to build relationships to help people grow in their faith through deeper engagement with the community
  • 3-5 years of experience working with students
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Energetic and fun
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Willingness to work weekends, evenings, and trips

Associate Director of Music

The Associate Director of Music will collaborate in the development and share in the leadership of the worship life and music ministry for Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities.  This is done in partnership with the Director of Music, the pastoral staff, and other team members so that those who participate in this community are fed in worship and experience delight and meaning in encountering God’s gift of music.

Reports to: Director of Music and Pastoral Staff

Collaborates with: Director of Music, Pastoral Staff, Music Ministry Staff Members

Hours: 30 hours to 40 hours (depending on whether the successful applicant adds the service playing and accompanying portion to the duties outlined below)

FLSA: Exempt

Qualifications: Minimum of master’s degree in Music/Church Music or commensurate level of prior music ministry experience.

Compensation: Commensurate with hours and qualification level

All interested candidates should submit a résumé, cover letter, conducting video, and/or a video of your organ playing to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities at [email protected].  Position will remain open until a candidate is selected.  Anticipated Starting date at or around: August 1, 2022

Responsibilities
  • Conducting the Chancel Choir
    • This includes the proper selection of anthems for the ensemble
    • Care and upkeep of the choral library at the Minnetonka campus (including an online database of anthems)
    • Actively seek out prospective new members to join the choir
    • Lead weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the program year (Sept-May)
  • Conducting the Minnetonka Handbell Ensemble
    • This includes the proper selection of anthems for the ensemble
    • In coordination with the Director of Music, update and upkeep of the handbell music library located at the Minneapolis campus.
    • Actively seek out perspective new members to join and grow the ensemble
    • Lead weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings during the program year (Sept-May)
    • Provide proper care and maintenance for the handbells through our account with Malmark
  • Brass Ensemble for Liturgical Holidays
    • Seek out musicians for a brass ensemble for major liturgical feasts like Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve as the budget allows – primary focus given to Easter Sunday
    • Acquire brass and organ arrangements from published sources that match the selected hymns for the festival.
    • Arrange selections when published sources are not available
    • Rehearse the ensemble
  • Coordination of Guest Musicians
    • Reach out to and communicate with guest musicians when the need arises. This includes the following:
      • Guest instrumentalists or soloists for choral anthems
      • Guest musicians for offering on Sundays when the choir or bells are not playing
      • Guest musicians for Sundays following major festivals when the choir and bells typically have time off from performing.
      • Guest musicians throughout the summer months (June through August)
    • Reach out and cultivate new relationships with area musicians and congregational members to develop a music ministry where both outside musicians, as well as congregational members, are involved.
  • Guest Ensembles
    • Invite and coordinate the scheduling of guest ensembles for the Wednesday evening Lenten worship services
  • Instrument Maintenance
    • Oversee the maintenance of the pianos and organ at the Minnetonka campus.
    • Ensure that they are kept in good working condition and tuned when needed
  • Budget
    • Oversee and properly budget the needs of the music ministry including but not limited to – ensembles, guest musicians, supplies, instrument maintenance, and anthem purchases for the Minnetonka campus.
    • Coordinate budget needs and requests with the Director of Music.
  • Other Duties
    • Participate in weekly plan sessions for worship with pastors and music staff
    • Participate in a monthly planning session with fellow staff members
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings

***Interested candidates who possess organ playing and accompanying experience can add the below duties to create a more extensive position.  Compensation will be commensurate with hours and qualification level. 

  • Service Playing
    • Playing the organ and/or piano for Sunday morning worship, liturgical holidays like Christmas and Easter, Wednesday evening services during seasons like Lent, and special occasion services as the need arises.
    • This includes the proper preparation of preludes, postludes, hymns, and other service music.
    • Coordinate a playing schedule at the Minnetonka campus with the current organist that allows for proper preparation of each service.
    • Coordinate times to play at the Minneapolis campus under the supervision and direction of the Director of Music.

Communications & Design Coordinator

The Communications & Design Coordinator manages the execution of Bethlehem’s marketing, communications and media that support staff and the congregation. This involves working effectively cross-functionally (supporting Care, Adult, Outreach, and Family ministries) as well as cross-media (print and digital channels) to ensure Bethlehem members, visitors, and the public at large are aware of news and events.

Collaborates with:    Pastors, Ministry Leaders
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager

Objectives/Accountability
  • Communications are accurate, timely and communicate news and events appropriately to various audiences.
  • Drives awareness, participation, and growth in the life of the community, helping to encourage engagement with both new visitors and ongoing member engagement
  • Explores and implements creative, effective communications processes and methods to regularly interact with members and new visitors (Newsletter, Website, Email, and Social Media)
Responsibilities & Tasks
  • Responsible for the creation of printed and digital communications to support assigned ministry areas (i.e., posters, postcards, pamphlets, website, social media, etc)
  • Create documentation for brand standards related to specific print & deliverables
  • Respond to phone and email communications in a prompt and professional manner
  • Work with internal partners to prioritize and share upcoming events, programs and needs/opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Associate degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or other business-related fields
  • 1-3 years of communications or marketing experience
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and tight deadlines
  • Proficient or prior experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • A heart for service

Stewardship Ministry Coordinator

Collaborates with: Pastors, Director of Business Administration, Communications Team, Accountant, Stewardship Volunteers
Supervises: Stewardship Ministry and Finance Assistant
Hours: Part-Time 30 hours per week program year, can be less in summer.  Tuesdays and other weekdays
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Director of Business Administration

Responsibilities & Tasks

A/R all ministries including Music Series: Review reports, cash deposits and checks in initial A/R packet prepared by Stewardship Ministry and Finance Assistant.  Scan checks to deposit in bank remote portal.  Travel to bank to deposit cash and receive receipts from deposits.  Prepare reports for Accountant on EFT and CC deposits from Vanco to REALM.  Process reports and entry on Realm for gifts from online organizations such as Benevity and United Way.  Work with UBS to accept and record stock gifts.  Work with all forms of electronic giving to assure accuracy, timeliness and engaged givers.

Pledge Campaigns: Set up and review pledge campaigns in Realm including goals.  Review and notate pledge cards and enter pledges into REALM Pledge Campaign portal and Pathways for Sunday Offering and capital campaign.

Oversee, supervise and provide guidance to Stewardship Ministry/Finance Assistant.

Reporting and Forecasting: Prepare preliminary monthly reports on Sunday Offering, Starfish, Mental Health Connect and Spirit Garage as soon as possible after month-end and provide to appropriate ministry leaders.  Review and balance with Accounting reports. Track weekly receipts for Sunday Offering.  Communicate potential issues with Pastors and Director of Business Administration.

Campaign Planning: Develop campaign timeline and collaborate with others to develop plans, themes, materials and segments.  Prepare mailing labels.  Develop and implement a follow-up plan in collaboration with the communication team and church leadership.  Track progress toward goals.

Acknowledgments: Develop and oversee acknowledgment plan.  Manage pathways in Realm.  Prepare acknowledgments for gifts and pledges and track through REALM Pathways. Prepare stock, in-kind and other special acknowledgments.

Music Series: Prepare donor lists for event programs.  Prepare lists for volunteers for invitations, thank you letters and calls.  Prepare monthly reconciliation for Music Series Treasurer.

Statements: Prepare mailed and emailed statements quarterly for Sunday Offering, Foundation and Music Series.

Other: Manage American Church envelope program.  Serve as one of staff to Stewardship Committee.  Provide support to Capital Campaign as requested.  Miscellaneous filing, system development, data entry and other projects as needed

Qualifications
  • 4-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior work or volunteer history in finance, nonprofit, church and/or customer service
  • Knowledge of database systems, REALM preferred
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Can work independently
  • Can attend evening or weekend meetings on occasion
  • Collaborative mindset, attention to detail and concern for quality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Nursery Attendant

Reports to: Pastor of Family Ministry
Classification: Hourly, FLSA non-exempt (September – May annually)
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience $15-20 per/hour

PURPOSE

Nursery attendants provide quality care and supervision of children 4 years of age and younger during  Sunday morning worship and special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide age-appropriate care including feeding, changing diapers, escorting children to and from the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, holding or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, music, and play.
  • Supervise and ensure the safety of the children within the nursery.
  • Maintain the nursery in good order, including straightening and light cleaning. • Interact positively and professionally with children and families.
  • Work collaboratively with the Children, Youth and Family team and with volunteers.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Availability on Sunday mornings with opportunities for additional hours during weekday services or special events
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Experience in caring for children ages birth to four years of age
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Able to kneel and sit on the floor with children, lift and hold infants.
SKILLS
  • Loves Jesus and loves kids!
  • Welcomes people into the nursery!
  • Commitment to health and safety and cleaning procedures
  • Seeks to build relationships with kids and their families.

 

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position title in the email subject line. Position open until filled. Interviews will be conducted in an ongoing fashion until a qualified candidate is found.