Job Details


Requisition Number 19-0038
Post Date 5/22/2019
Title Associate Director, School Ministry
Organization The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Job Grade 9
City St. Louis
State MO
FT/PT Full Time
Description

Organization Profile

The Office of National Mission (ONM) coordinates and supports domestic ministries that serve congregations and schools through the districts of the Synod (Bylaw 3.8.2.3).

 

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Director, School Ministry

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides leadership and directs National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA)
  • Leads and provides guidance and support for:
    • School Leadership and Development (SLED)
    • Lutheran School Consulting Services (LSCS)
  • Supports and participates in educator and administrator conferences
  • Interacts effectively with ONM staff.
  • Interacts with departments of the Synod, entities and partners relating to specific programs and projects.
  • Performs related tasks assigned by the Director of Schools or the Executive Director of ONM.
  • Complies with revisions made to this position description upon mutual consultation.

 

District Responsibilities

  • Communicates and regularly meets with the district staff members regarding NLSA, SLED and LSCS.
  • Coordinates with districts to provide leadership training events on a regional scale.
  • Oversees the ongoing relationship between School Ministry and the various district staffs to ensure that work is aligned and carried out with the support of each district.

 

Congregational Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the work of supporting congregations in the various districts.
  • Represents School Ministry at congregational levels through speaking engagements.

 

Responsibilities and Resource Development

  • Directs, promotes and leads National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) to ensure that excellence in Lutheran education continues throughout the Church. 
  • Serves as the NLSA official liaison with accrediting partner and state agencies. 
  • Coordinates responsibilities as dictated by agreements with secular accrediting agencies.
  • Plans, promotes and leads the School Leadership Development Project (SLED).
  • Assists and communicates with planned giving officers and gift planners regarding the work SLED.
  • Plans and oversees leadership training and development of resources to assist Lutheran schools.
  • Plans and oversees programs to strengthen the relationship between church and school through Lutheran School Consulting Services (LSCS).
  • Provides leadership and direction for technology-based tools to support Lutheran schools.
  • Provides resources and strong advocacy for the starting of new schools .
Requirements

Education and Experience

  • A Commissioned Minister of Religion, with a Master's Degree and at least ten years of experience in Lutheran schools, with at least five years as a principal.
  • A member of a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregation.
  • Supportive of the Synod's constitution, bylaws and policies and familiar with the structure, polity, organization and procedures of the Synod.
  • Possesses a commitment to the Scriptures, Lutheran Confessions and the doctrinal position of the Synod.

 

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Knowledge and experience working with early childhood, elementary and secondary schools.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with groups of people.
  • Ability to appropriately relate to early childhood, elementary and secondary accrediting agencies.
  • Possesses knowledge of the structure and organization of the Synod.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellence in oral and written communication.
  • Continuous learner.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Ability to network with the Synod and district staffs, as well as other entities of the Synod. 
  • Flexible perspective and the ability to work with other staff members.
  • Self-motivated and effective in time management.
  • Has experience and understanding of financial matters (budgets, financial statements, etc.).
  • Possesses basic skills in use of technology.
  • An effective problem-solver with strong decision making skills in working along-side districts and congregations.
  • Regarded as a leader and respected by peers in Lutheran schools.
  • Willing to travel as required.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None
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