Presidential Search, Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative executive who can lead the organization and build its national profile and impact. 

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LVC is a national volunteer service program that places volunteers in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations throughout the U.S. for one to two years. All LVC volunteers are encouraged to live into LVC’s core spiritual practices of living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC places a particular emphasis on understanding how racism, oppression, and privilege contribute to ongoing injustice in our society. It also explores the role that spirituality plays in inspiring and sustaining work in the quest for peace with justice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction, vision, and management of the organization.
  • Function as the Executive Director of LVC, providing financial oversight and serving as the primary fundraiser of the organization.
  • Create and build relationships with key constituents including donors, prospects, community organizations, spiritual leaders, placements, and others with the goal of expanding the resources available to accomplish the mission of LVC.
  • Ensure strong financial health and sustainability, a motivated, high functioning workforce, and promote the profile of LVC nationally.
  • Lead LVC staff and, with the Board of Directors, advance and uphold the mission.


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission of LVC.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to articulate how Lutheranism and the Lutheran tradition informs and shapes LVC’s core values and practices.
  • Experience working in and leading an interfaith workplace with interfaith constituencies.
  • 10 years of executive director or program management experience.
  • Significant experience in social justice work and commitment to social justice, community development, and simple, sustainable living.
  • Significant experience with anti-racism/anti-oppression work; working analysis of racism and oppression and a demonstrated application of this analysis.
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget creation and management, with proven track record of positive net income results.
  • Experience working with a variety of church structures, customs, and constituents.
  • Ability to articulate the journey towards social and global justice in the context of Christian and other faith and non-faith traditions.
  • Supervisory experience, able to delegate and work collegially with satellite staff.
  • Strength in public speaking, group facilitation, and written communication.
  • Excellent computer and nonprofit administration skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office products/ Quickbooks and experience with or a willingness to learn NationBuilder software.
  • Must understand consensus-based decision-making and be comfortable working with it.

How to Apply
Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by March 16, 2018. Application materials must include a resume, cover letter, and the full contact information for three references, can be electronically submitted to: Organizational and background information on LVC is available at

LVC promotes diversity and inclusion within its Board of Directors, committees, and staff, and promotes similar goals among donors, placement organizations and ministries, volunteers and the larger community. LVC strives toward equity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Persons of color and/or whose primary language is other than English are encouraged to apply.