Student Employment Opportunities

This page will provide a listing of off-campus and on-campus employment that the Seminary has been provided.

(10/23/18) Memorial Lutheran in Shippensburg, Pa.  are currently in need of a bell choir director.  Students and spouses are encouraged to apply. It is a paid position, and we rehearse once a week, and usually do performances monthly or so. If you have any interest please call the church at 717-532-4614, and leave a message, or call  Nancy Thompson at 717-532-2289 for more information.

(8/31/18) Family Life and Youth Pastor
Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Avenue, Hanover,
Pennsylvania, 17331
New Position Announcement: Family Life and Youth Pastor
A part-time (30 hours per week) position with health insurance and pension
M.Div. desirable, or college graduates with appropriate education
Salary (negotiable based on education & experience)
To work with families and children/youth in established congregation
Christian Education program development and teaching
Children/youth drama and musicals
Regular youth gatherings/Work Camps/Mission Trips
Family Programming
Occasional Preaching
See for actual position description and congregation information.
Please send letter and resume to the attention of Search Committee at the address above.

(8/29/18) Job Description: Director of Sycamore Tree
Reporting Relationship: To the Pastor
Status of Job: Part time, 20 hours per week
Salary: $20 per hour
Job Summary: To oversee the general operation of the before and after school program (Sycamore Tree locate at The F.S. Edmonds Elementary School, 8025 Thouron Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150, including finances, personnel, record keeping and the program planning.
Job Requirements: The candidate for the position of Director of Sycamore Tree should have at least 3 years of experience of working and or supervising children in an educational setting. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in education. Candidate should have administrative experience in running a before and after care program. Current FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, and Department of Public Welfare criminal and child abuse clearances are required. Candidate should be knowledgeable in handling state subsidies (CCIS).
Core Duties:
1. In consultation with the Pastor and or a member from Personnel committee hire, evaluate, and if necessary discipline or dismiss staff members.
2. Once a month review and plan for program objectives and activities, including the education components.
3. Ensure that all staff has current criminal abuse background clearance and FBI fingerprints clearances.
4. Organize and direct staff training sessions, including safety and First aid training which would include CPR training and continue program planning.
5. Director is responsible for keeping contact with agencies that provide subsidies and making sure all agency subsidies are filed properly.
6. Accept and record payments.
7. Prepare weekly and monthly Income reports.
8. Hold monthly staff meetings.
9. All incidents must be reported immediately in writing and filed accordingly.
10. Make sure Sycamore Tree is in compliance for annual state inspection.
11. Review children’s files quarterly to make sure they are up-to-date.
12. Meet with the Sycamore Tree Advisory Committee on a monthly basis and provide a monthly report of activities and finances.
13. Meet with parents and the Pastor when specific needs exist or when extreme disciplinary action is required for a child.
14. Foster a working relationship with the Principal and the Community and School Liaison at of F.S. Edmonds Elementary School.
Send resume and cover letter to by no later than July 29, 2016

(8/24/18) Christ Ascension Lutheran Church is seeking a Child Care Lead Teacher and Assistant Teachers at their Child Care Center
• Seeking energetic, loving, committed candidate with experience in the childcare field, two (2) years of consecutive verified work experience with children)
• Lead Teacher positions prefer to have a CDA with verified experience
• Candidate should have /or be able to obtain all clearances:
Child abuse
Criminal clearance
FBI fingerprint
Mandated Reporting certification
Health Assessment with TB test
• After 90 days, eligible for: paid time off, paid holidays, 401, dental, disability, (lead teachers, paid prep time),
Hours of work: 7:30am -4:30pm
Salary: Assistant Teacher (start at $10/hr)
Lead Teacher (start $12/hr)
If you are interested, please contact the office at: 8300 Germantown Ave. Phila. PA 19118 (215-247-1330) or submit resume to:

(8/17/18) Job Opportunity at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, PA
Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC) in Waynesboro, PA is looking for a part-time nursery attendant for some Sunday mornings. Scheduled dates are flexible and the pay is $11.00 per hour from 9-12:30 on assigned Sundays. For a full job description, please email Andrea Oslikova at

(8/2/18) Youth & Family Director position at St. John Lutheran Church in Blue Bell, Pa. Please view full job description here.

(6/27/18) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia has a part-time job opportunity for an Early Childhood Music and Faith Formation Leader. Please view full job description here.
Questions contact: Rev. Sean Lanigan,
phone: 215-925-5968 or by email:

(6/12/18) Interim Director of Youth Ministries.  Please view full job description here.

(6/12/18) Interim Children’s Director of Christian Education. Please view full job description here.

(5/17/18) Part-Time Youth Director – Christ Church (Episcopalian), Ridley Park. Please view full job description here.

(5/16/18) The Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU is looking for a seminarian to serve as an ambassador during new student orientation June 12-15 and June 18-22, while the chaplain is away. This will entail opening and closing the chapel daily and offering information to new students and their families at the student union twice daily. You can stay at the chapel (a/c, kitchen, full-bath, internet; bring guest/s if desired) and enjoy Morgantown and the beautiful surrounding area in your free-time! Up-front stipend: $140 (can be paid as mileage) for 1st week, $175 for second. If you’d like to stay over the weekend between and want to pulpit supply it can likely be arranged. If interested, please email:

(5/16/18) State College Presbyterian Church (SCPC) seeks a long-term staff member to continue and enhance the congregation’s commitment to campus and young adult ministries. Located one block from the Penn State campus, our church has a long history of hosting and supporting Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship (WPF). The Associate will be responsible for coordinating the church’s outreach ministry to three constituencies: Penn State’s undergraduate community; our Young Adult fellowship (including graduate students and young adults in their 20’s and 30’s); as well as a new summer emphasis in support of PSU college age students and those raised in SCPC, and/or FISH (Fellowship in Senior High-SCPC’s youth ministry). This position will be a three-quarter time position year round, and we are looking for a candidate with an ability to commit for at least 3 years. Please submit cover letter and resume to

(5/14/18) St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, PA is seeking a Director of Christian Education. The DCE will be responsible for working with the Christian Education committee and pastor to organize and implement St Andrew’s active Christian education programs, with an emphasis on children and youth. The Director administers programs, budgets and planning for all education and inter-generational activities, including Sunday School, Confirmation and Vacation Bible School.
This is a salaried position – part-time or full-time depending on the ideal candidate’s skills, abilities, and requirements, includes paid holidays and vacation, and requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work well with youth and adults, and a willingness to work flexible hours including weekends. Salary is commensurate with education and/or experience. Desired qualifications include a college degree in either education, youth/family ministry or theology; OR experience leading/teaching Christian education and Youth programs. Most important, our ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills; be self-motivated, encourage and embrace new ideas, and be an energetic and enthusiastic leader. Send your letter of interest and/or resume to Dave Crist, St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2725 Egypt Rd, Audubon, PA 19403 or call 610-666-6577 for more information.

(5/11/18) Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reading PA is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry. Please view full job description here.

(5/11/18) The Presbyterian Church of Radford is seeking a full time employee to direct the UKirk Ministry in the Radford University Community. Please view the full job description here.

(5/9/18) Help Needed with Parish Pastoral Care
Work with other pastors in making phone calls and visits to members at a 700-member church
Approximately 5 hours/week
$15.00/hour plus mileage re-imbursement
Contact: Rev. Dave Wright
Gettysburg Presbyterian Church

(4/27/18) Church Organist
Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church in Keymar, Maryland (about 25 minutes from the Gettysburg campus) is looking for a Church Organist for a 10:30am worship service on Sundays and to lead a small adult choir. The organ is a Moller Pipe Organ and we have a Clavanova also. If interested, even temporarily while in Seminary, please contact Deacon Charles Barnhart at 410-984-6165 for salary and other information.

(4/25/18) Director of Children and Youth Faith Formation
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sinking Spring, PA is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Children and Youth Faith Formation. This is a new position aimed at growing the children’s faith formation ministry within the church. St. John’s congregation is over 200 years old and currently has over 700 members. This position will be responsible for guiding the faith formation of children and youth by overseeing, coordinating, supporting, providing resources, training, and empowering volunteers in the areas of children and youth ministry.
A bachelor’s degree in a field related to Youth Ministry or Education, and/or previous experience with children’s ministry is preferred. Please contact the church office for more information about this opportunity at For a detailed description: Director of Children and Youth Faith Formation

(4/23/18) Community Organizer
PA Interfaith Power & Light has posted a job that might appeal to a student or graduate:

(4/6/18) Campus Pastor 
Chosen 300 Ministries is seeking a Campus Pastor
Contact – or 215-243-0300
Reports To: Sr. Pastor/Executive Director
Hours: Sunday 8am-1pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5pm – 8pm
 Serve as Campus Pastor for West Philadelphia location.
 Oversee planning, organizing and managing of the various activities for the West Philadelphia congregation.
 Develop / Maintain Church Members Databases
 Maintain staff schedules, site assignments, and coordinate Sunday worship
 Design and prepare Sunday bulletin and needed teaching materials.
 Prepare and deliver quality sermons within the doctrinal beliefs of the ministry.
 Develop, expand, and create the evangelistic work of Christ in the West Philadelphia community.
 Manage all meal / worship services at West Philadelphia Location.
 Other duties requested by the Pastor/Executive Director, which are directly related to the operation of the
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty adequately.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Outgoing personality
 Willingness to work with volunteers
 Willingness to be flexible to meet organization’s needs.
 Ability to deal effectively with various branches within the ministry
 Good interpersonal relationship skills
 Extensive MS Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat,
 Ability to multi-task several projects or assignments at the same time
 Ability to work with various races and faith denominations
Serve Safe Food Certification Manger License within 90 days of employment
Pursuit of divinity degree from accredited seminary.
The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of directors, clients,
customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule
The work environment is high risk to include, but not limited to, crime and poverty, which the employee
may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
Expected to live a respectable lifestyle, on and off the job, maintaining values reflective of Chosen
300’s Christian witness and will not cause harm to the reputation of Chosen 300 through inappropriate behavior or
illegal activities.

(3/5/18) Students Run Philly Style is looking for Mt. Airy volunteer mentors!Students Run Philly Style is a free youth mentoring program that combines long-distance running with goal setting and leadership development. Mentors commit to one day/week of running with a team of Philadelphia students to train side-by-side for distance races like the Broad Street Run and Philadelphia Marathon. Mentors must complete background checks and attend SRPS mentor training before running with the team. SRPS expects mentors to commit to at least one consistent day/week from March – June, with the possibility of continuing through the summer and fall. Race entries, sneakers and gear are provided! Contact Ieshia Nelson at to learn more.

(3/2/18) Youth Ministry Intern
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (BMPC) is seeking a Youth Ministry Intern for the 2018-2019 academic year. BMPC is a thriving progressive congregation of the PCUSA with an actively inclusive youth ministry that connects, engages, and equips young people to discover and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Intern Responsibilities include leading the Youth Band in Sunday Morning Youth Gatherings, preaching & leading worship in multiple contexts (traditional and contemporary), facilitating theological education retreats, co-facilitating a student leadership team, and developing life-giving pastoral relationships with the youth who call BMPC home.
Theological reflection on the practice of ministry is an essential part of the field education experience at BMPC. The educational component of the internship is unique in that it is primarily focused on developing specialized skills, theological resources and practical experiences which can help future pastors build thriving youth ministries. Interns also have opportunities to explore the other ministry areas that provide for the faith formation of the entire congregation.
Strong applicants will have vocal performance experience, the ability to play a musical instrument (piano or guitar is preferred), experience leading worship in multiple contexts and a passion for youth ministry.
To request an interview please email a copy of your CV or resume to

(2/20/18) Part-time Pastor
The Tunbridge Church seeks a part-time pastor whose ministry will serve our diverse congregation and its role as the town church. We are an interdenominational church created 40 years ago by the town’s Baptist, Congregational and Methodist congregations that were founded in the late 1700s and 1800s.
Tunbridge is in Central Vermont near Hanover/Lebanon, N.H., and White River Junction/Norwich, Vt., and many outstanding academic, medical, social, cultural and recreational facilities in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Candidates are asked to respond through the national United Church of Christ (UCC) website at

(2/13/18) Director of Community Engagement
Bethel Lutheran Church in Shoreline, Washington is looking for a Director of Community Engagement. The first point of contact for community groups and individuals, the DCE oversees Bethel’s community engagement and day-to-day operations including (but not limited to): helping lead congregational outreach and evangelism, communications and social media, facility management, and general office duties. Send a resume to, with the Subject Line “Director of Community Engagement”. Applications accepted through February 28, 2018 or until filled.

(1/30/18)  Director of Children & Family Ministry
Media Presbyterian Church in Media, PA is looking for a full time Director of Children & Family Ministry. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to

(1/26/18) Summer Chaplain
The Appalachia Service Project, Inc. is seeking a Summer Chaplain. The Chaplain travels within the five-state region of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky in which ASP hosts their summer youth volunteer program. Chaplains are responsible to the Director of Spiritual Programs. Chaplains provide spiritual consultation and support to summer staff and partners in service, programming assistance, and input on faith-related training sessions. Chaplains also complete miscellaneous administrative duties related to ASP’s spiritual components in coordination with the Ministries Department, summer center staffs, and the Director of Spiritual Programs. In most placements, Chaplains can expect significant amounts of travel and irregular hours, including many nights and some weekends. Chaplains work with the Director of Spiritual Programs and the Ministries Department to create workable schedules which will change week to week. Travel and overnights will vary based on a number of factors based on placements and proximity to centers.
To Apply, the application and more information is available under the Chaplain tab on ASP’s Summer Staff Information ( page.

(1/25/18) Family Life and Youth Pastor
Hanover Church of the Brethren (near Gettysburg) is seeking a youth and family life Director. 
Salary: M.Div at (negotiable) 30 hours 28,738 (plus health ins and pension)all negotiable with candidate
Bachelor’s NO M Div. at (negotiable)30 hours 24,373( plus health ins and pension)
Needs for a Pastor for Children and Youth ministry are:
To work specifically with younger families and to develop programs that will draw in more young families.
Christmas program/musical and the Easter programming (eggstravaganza and Sunrise service)
Possibly develop a children’s musical program (choirs or a band)
Regular children/youth participation in our Sunday worship
Possible Wednesday evening after-school meal and meet(programming that would include a jr.high component) and to work directly with youth weekly meetings/ workcamps/mission trips
To develop small groups /studies dealing with parenting issues
To help in the preaching rotation (preaching 4 – 6 times a year)
Develop and coordinate children’s church
Handle clearances for people who work with children/youth
Teach the youth group approximately 6 months of the year in SS
More information on our church can be found at