Current employment opportunities at Gloria Dei:

At Gloria Dei, we are proud of our creative and collaborative spirit to create a supportive, positive environment for families, youth, and individuals to engage in their faith journey.


 

Youth Coordinator (Full Time)

JOB TITLE: Youth Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: Collaborate on strategic goals for the Children, Youth, and Family ministry team, plan and strategize programming for all youth activities, educate, train, and support volunteers, and execute the leadership of all youth activities. In this role, Youth is defined as 6th-12th grade.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A personal relationship with God
  • 1-2 years of experience working with Middle and High School youth
  • Communicates well with others
  • Relates to both parents and youth alike, especially in their faith journey
  • A collaborative, team oriented approach
  • A positive, hard working attitude
  • Supports the greater mission of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

 

MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  • Collaborate weekly (and throughout the planning process) with the CYF team to strategize programming and goals.
  • Train and support all volunteers throughout their time with our youth.
  • Empower parents to connect with the broader mission of Gloria Dei.
  • Gather curriculum, plan creative delivery methods, communicate the details of each event, and implement plans for youth ministry including:
    • Weekly Wednesday Night Confirmation Programming (September-March)
    • Weekly Wednesday Night High School Programming (September-March)
    • Weekend or Full Day Retreats for each Middle School grade (Once a year, per grade)
    • Leader of Middle School Yearly Summer Mission Trip (including orientation, training, and support of Adult Leaders)
    • Leader of High School Yearly Summer Mission Trip (including orientation, training, and support of Adult Leaders)
    • Overall Support of other CYF Initiatives

Apply Now by filling out the application and emailing it along with a cover letter and resume to CarolF@gloria-dei.com.


Communications Specialist

JOB TITLE:    Communication Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: The Gloria Dei story teller who sets and guides the strategy for all media and communications, including website, print, social media, video and public relations to consistently articulate Gloria Dei’s mission.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Training and Experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, social media (management and promotion)
  • Experience in WordPress website management
  • Experience documenting events using video and photography
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to navigate the culture of a large multi-generational congregation
  • Video editing and production skill preferred but not required

General Knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with church members, guests, outside vendors, and colleagues from multiple generations
  • Personally invested in the congregation
  • Able to incorporate attractive, contemporary design into publications
  • Clearly demonstrates leadership skills
  • Understands and is comfortable conveying a personal spirituality
  • Able to identify, build relationships with, and recruit volunteers
  • Able to work collaboratively in a highly nimble and flexible work environment
  • Supports the mission, vision, and core values of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

MAJOR FUNCTIONS/TASKS:

  • Develop and implement a communication plan in collaboration with other team members
  • Lead the production of print and online content, including weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters and a quarterly four color magazine
  • Manage all social media content creations, posting and moderation
  • Place communication vehicles into action to create momentum and awareness
  • Compose, edit and deliver print materials for distribution
  • Compose, edit and deliver video and photographs for distribution
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials
  • Mentor and train staff in carrying out various communication vehicles
  • Available to document some night and weekend activities throughout the year.
  • Manage all media contacts
  • Function as an important and supportive part of the Gloria Dei team

Apply Now by filling out the application and emailing it along with a cover letter and resume to CarolF@gloria-dei.com.


ABOUT GLORIA DEI:
Gloria Dei is an ELCA Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. We are proud of our creative and collaborative spirit to create a supportive, positive environment for families, youth, and individuals to engage in their faith journey.

WELCOME STATEMENT
At Gloria Dei, all people are welcome without distinction. We believe the invitation of Jesus was radical and all-inclusive, and we want to be the kind of community that says and does the things Jesus did. In this faith community, our welcome is wide open:

  • Open to people of all colors, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Open to people who are straight, gay, bi, transgender, non-binary, or questioning.
  • Open to all generations, young, old, and in between.
  • Open to people of all income levels.
  • Open to lifelong followers of Jesus, occasional attenders, curious onlookers, people with doubts, and those who don’t quite fit the “box”.
  • Our invitation is open to all people because we believe everyone is created in God’s image, and that includes you!