Current Job Openings

Coordinator of Service, Engagement and Fun

Overview: This position serves to provide ministry to children, youth, and families that is centered on service, engagement, and fun.

Reports to: Family Pastor

Collaborates with: CYF Ministry team, Communications Team

Hours: Full-time including Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and occasional other weekend/evening hours as needed (trips and lock-ins)

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000

FLSA Classification: Exempt; Eligible for Portico Benefits

Objectives/Accountability

  • Multi-site Church: Provide Wednesday night programming for high school students at the MPLS campus, lead ENCORE at the MTKA campus on Sunday mornings, assist with confirmation at the MTKA campus, and possible quarterly gatherings for students at Spirit Garage
  • Service: Provide a variety of service opportunities for children, youth and families such as Day of Service, Our Savior Shelter Packing Event, Lefse and Lutefisk Dinner.
  • Engagement: Find ways to engage youth with God and each other through large group opportunities (youth group, book clubs, etc) and one on one time (games, theater, etc)
  • Fun: We want Children, Youth, and Families to love church. Fun is not possible all the time, but fun should be part of who we are and what we are about.
Responsibilities and Tasks

Service:

  • Integrate service into Wednesday night curriculum with youth group
  • Lead service-minded trips in the summer for 9th -12th grade
  • Provide intergenerational service projects in the gallery
  • Children’s ministry service projects

Engagement:

  • Recruit lead volunteers for Sunday morning Breakfast Club high school
  • Plan and coordinate fun and engaging youth group activities on Wednesday nights for 9th-12th graders
  • Engage with the confirmation students and ENCORE students at MTKA
  • Lead VBS Sundays at MTKA

 Fun

  • Develop summer programming for students (for example: summer stretch, which is service and fun!, campfire ministry, etc)
  • Class Cup for students in 6th-12th grade
  • Collaborate with communications
  • Fun fundraising opportunities (for example: selling honey, Lutefisk Dinner, etc)
Qualifications
  • Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the ministry at Bethlehem.
  • To create safe spaces for students who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/ or neurodivergent
  • 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

Fund Development Specialist, MHC

Description: The role of Fund Development Specialist is to plan and oversee fundraising efforts for Mental Health Connect (MHC) in partnership with the Executive Director.  The Fund Development Specialist performs activities that build and maintain sustainable revenue for Mental Health Connect (an affiliated non-profit housed within Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities).

Reports to: Mental Health Connect Executive Director

Hours: 15- 20 hours per week (flexible daytime hours as arranged by candidate and Executive Director, with occasional evening events and meetings as needed). Hourly position, FLSA non-exempt. $21-26/per hour DOQ. Some work from home available and some field work required, reliable transportation required.

Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Membership investment- Develop relationships with member Faith Communities. Establish and maintain a system for ongoing collection and tracking of funds from member Faith Communities
  2. Grants- search for grants that support MHC mission and operations. Assist with grant proposals and any grant required reporting.
  3. Individual contributions- Establish and maintain relationships with current and new MHC donors. Help to increase our individual donor base.  Prepares reports on donor activity as requested
  4. Fundraising events– Lead and organizes one or 2 large events per year (e.g. Stories of Hope breakfast), along with small events as needed. Coordinate and train event volunteers.
  5. Fundraising Committee-Leads a fund-raising team of staff, Board members and volunteers that meets regularly to plan ongoing fundraising approaches.
Job Requirements

Education:     Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Preferred:

  • 3+ years of fundraising and philanthropy
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Event Planning skills
  • Prior experience in volunteer management, and outreach

Bethlehem Chorale and Men’s Choir Director – Minneapolis Campus

The Bethlehem Chorale and Men’s Choir Director will collaborate in the development and share in the leadership of the worship life and music ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities through these two choral ensembles.  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: Part-Time

Compensation: Commensurate with hours and qualification level

Responsibilities
  • Conducting the Bethlehem Chorale
    • This includes the proper selection of anthems for the ensemble
    • Care and upkeep of the choral library at the Minneapolis campus in coordination with the Director of Music.
    • Actively seek out perspective new members to join the choir
    • Lead and direct weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the program year (Sept-May)
    • Lead and direct the choir during worship on Sundays (9am and 10:30am) as well as seasonal services (Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Mandy Thursday, Easter, Affirmation of Baptism, etc.)
    • Secure substitute directors when absent from rehearsals or Sunday mornings.
  • Conducting the Men’s Choir
    • This includes the proper selection of anthems for the ensemble
    • Care and upkeep of the choral library at the Minneapolis campus in coordination with the Director of Music.
    • Actively seek out perspective new members to join the choir
    • Lead and direct weekly rehearsals on Sunday mornings during the program year (Sept-May)
    • Lead and direct the choir during worship (on average once a month and during seasonal services as preparation and time allows)
    • Secure substitute directors when absent from rehearsals or Sunday mornings.
  • Choral Anthem Accompaniments and Instrumentalists
    • Coordinate with the Director of Music the guest instrumentalists that may be needed for certain anthems throughout the program year.
  • Spiritual Care and Prayer
    • Cultivate the faith formation of the Chorale and Men’s choir members through connecting the anthem texts to the scriptures for any given Sunday.
    • Providing moments of prayer during weekly rehearsals so choir members can keep each other in their prayers throughout the week.
    • Encourage fellowship moments to build community within the ensembles (i.e., Choir Picnic or after rehearsal gatherings)
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Provide input and feedback to the Director of Music regarding the budget needs of the ensemble.
    • Work within the budget for each ensemble (includes octavo purchases and guest instrumentalists)
Evaluation
  • This position shall be evaluated annually by the Director of Music and the Lead Pastor.

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