Friday, October 14, 2011

Position Opening Announcement: TEY Director

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The Lutheran Theological Seminaries at Gettysburg and Philadelphia invite nominations and applications for the position of Director for their joint Theological Education with Youth program. The candidate selected will be responsible for oversight of all TEY programs on a one-third to one-half time basis as program needs and candidate availability determine.  The director will work collegially in both schools’ efforts to expand outreach to young persons through an annual Theological Academy, a Crossroads “plunge” experience, facilitating counselor training at regional outdoor ministries, and other programs as needs and resources determine.  The director will coordinate the work of others who may be involved in TEY-related work, and will be a primary liaison to the Eastern Cluster’s Project Connect, as well as the Region 9 Bishops’ School held annually at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.    

The successful candidate will give evidence of mature Christian faith, commitment to theological education, demonstrated effective youth ministry experience, the ability to oversee programs and supervise staff and volunteers. The candidate will be able to develop authentic relationships and articulate, promote and interpret the mission of TEY among its multiple constituencies.  Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfort in two technologically sophisticated campus environments 140 miles apart will be essential.  The position will require some travel.

Resumes and applications will be reviewed as received.  In order to fill the position by November 15, 2011, it is anticipated that candidate interviews will be conducted in late October or early November.  The position remains open until filled.  Please download the  position description from, and send letters of nomination or candidate resume with an accompanying cover letter to: Personnel Officer, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325; telefax 717/334-3469; e-mail  The seminaries are equal opportunity employers.

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