The following are job opportunities available at congregations and ministry partners throughout the South Dakota Synod. If you would like to add a job opening to the list, please email it to

Job Postings

Associate Campus Pastor – Augustana University, Sioux Falls

Augustana University welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Associate Campus Pastor.

The Campus Pastor serves the entire university community by providing worship leadership, pastoral care and support, and coordination of programmatic ministries. The Campus Pastor grounds the university’s mission to “integrate faith with learning and service.” As an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), campus values and practices are rooted in theological concepts such as grace, humility, freedom, mystery, and vocation as service to the neighbor. The university is ready and enthusiastic to welcome a new Campus Pastor with imagination for nurturing deep faith and offering wide welcome to an increasingly diverse community.

You may view the full job posting and information about the call process here.

Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries – South Canyon Lutheran Church, Rapid City

South Canyon Lutheran Church is seeking an individual who nurtures a rich spiritual life to provide vision and coordination of ministry to children, youth, and young adults (birth-college) as well as their families. This person will generate new ideas, embrace change, practice integrity and transparent communication, and make connections in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. A full job description can be viewed here. Cover letters, resumes and requests for additional information can be emailed to

Director of Congregational Care – Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD is seeking a Director of Congregational Care who will provide a caring presence to those who are hospitalized, ill, and/or homebound; facilitate health ministry, education, and referral needs of the congregation and will coordinate care of members through ministry teams and committees.

For a full job description and how to apply go to:

Office Manager – Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, Brandon

Beaver Valley Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD is looking for an Office Manager to work approximately 30 hours per week.

This position is expected to support the administrative operations of Beaver Valley Lutheran Church with the ability to perform multiple tasks as needed. Duties to include maintaining social media, reception duties, ordering supplies, administrative support for the Minister and church leadership.

Qualifications include Minimum 2-year college degree preferred; ability to communicate effectively; experience with standard office equipment and software; plus willingness to learn new software; knowledge of website design preferred; experience with maintaining social media platforms including Facebook required. Resumes can be sent to:

Contemporary Worship Leader – Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Messiah New Hope is looking for someone to lead our praise band two Sundays per month. The worship leader would work with the pastor to choose music and coordinate with the band to lead music during the service. Ideally, candidates would play guitar or piano and offer vocal leadership. We would certainly welcome applications from experienced worship leaders, but this would also be good position for musicians with no/little worship leadership experience who are interested in learning. Applicants should contact Pastor Erik Thone at

Spiritual Care Coordinator – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Applications are being accepted for the position of part-time Spiritual Care Coordinator at Our Savior’s. Job descriptions and application forms may be picked up in the Church Office during the week, or by contacting Pr. Tim Lemme at 605-336-2942, or by email at

Business Manager Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City

Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, SD is looking for a qualified and experienced Business Manager, (Financial Bookkeeper, Records, Accounting, and Payroll). 30 – 40 hours a week, full-time day hours. Apply with Interim Senior Pastor Randy Fett in the main office. Job application, work related job resume’, and two work related references required. Phone: 605-342-9043. Email:

Communications and Media Coordinator – First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

The Communication and Media Coordinator assists with all aspects of communications at First Lutheran Church, offering expertise to the various ministry areas and focusing on both digital and print media. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit

Director of Youth Ministry – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Gloria Dei is seeking a person who has a heart for young people and the Gospel to join the mission of Gloria Dei as the Director of Youth Ministry, a full-time position that is a part of its dynamic and growing Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. You can view a full job description here. To apply send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Heidi Binstock at

Minister of Music – Bethany Lutheran Church, Howard

Bethany has a wonderful opportunity for a person who’s interested in growing professionally and personally in their job. The minister of music would work with the pastor and the Worship Committee to create spiritual and enriching  worship services. We have a thriving congregation with many opportunities to lead music with youth and adults. A person who is creative, who is willing to delegate, and who is open to experimenting with new ideas would be a good fit. Interested persons should contact Pastor Leif at 612-202-4483.

Director of Faith Formation – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

The Director of Faith Formation will collaborate with key staff to craft a creative, energizing, fun, and nurturing community of faith around children and their families from birth to fifth grade.  At OSL we embrace Lutheran principles of grace, forgiveness, and holistic faith formation.  We also seek to create an atmosphere of service toward our community as we connect faith to our everyday life. The link to our church’s website job posting is here.

Coordinator of Generosity & Online Community – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator of Generosity & Online Community.   This staff partner will lead stewardship development for the congregation and collaborate with staff and leadership teams to develop resources for the mission and ministries of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Expertise in strategic planning and a keen understanding of digital trends and the use of social media communications for various audiences is required. For more information and application instructions, visit the Bethlehem Lutheran employment page.

Director of Youth and Family Ministry – West Nidaros Lutheran Church, Crooks

West Nidaros Lutheran Church is looking for a faith filled person to connect our youth & families to Christ, our congregation and one another. We are hiring a 10-15 hour Director of Youth & Family Ministry to work primarily Wednesday & Sundays, with otherwise flexible hours. Resumes can be sent Full job description can be found at

Outside the Synod

We have no listings outside the Synod at this time.