New Positions Available at ELCA in Chicago

ELCA Foundation: Director of Gift Planning

There are two key responsibilities for this leadership position:

  • Through the direct supervision of a national staff of about 20 regional gift planners (coaching and managing), lead and manage a robust fund-raising program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors of current and planned gifts;
  • Manage the business relationships with ministry partner organizationsthrough on-site visits.

This position is located in Chicago and reports to the Executive Vice President of the Foundation. It requires about 30% travel, visiting regional gift planners, donors, and ministry partnerships.

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Executive Director for Domestic Mission

This senior leadership position brings decisive and visionary leadership to this unit charged with wide-ranging work and relationships with churchwide units, synods, congregations, and other partners. The work involves equipping synods andcongregationsdeveloping new ministriesseeking to renew strategic ministries; and working with synods and congregations in programs and strategies for evangelical outreach.

Reporting to the presiding bishop, this position requires about 25% travel. It is located in Chicago.

Applications, resumes and cover letters should be submitted through the ELCA job board. Inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search.

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