Placement Positions

More about these examples of LVC positions
Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches approximately 50 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations in our program cities across the U.S. The directory below provides a SAMPLE list of placement positions for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 program years.  About 80% of LVC partner organizations re-apply each year; and in addition, we will have new positions that are not yet on the list.

LVC Applicants get to see the list of available positions as part of the application and matching process, including more in depth position descriptions.

To have the widest choice of positions, apply by our Round 1 January 15th deadline. There are significantly fewer positions available for the Round 2 April 1st deadline.

Position Type & Concern Area(s)
Organization Description
Faith in Public Life (FPL) is a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion, and the common good. After the 2004 election and the 'values voter debacle' - when the religious right was portrayed as speaking for all people of faith - 40 progressive faith leaders came together to found FPL as a strategy center to help progressive clergy become game changers in key policy fights. From helping to pass big legislative wins like the Affordable Care Act, to playing a key role in groundbreaking campaigns like the Nuns on the Bus, to preventing discriminatory Religious Freedom bills, FPL continues to be on the front lines of progressive issue fights.
Position Description

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and occasional project based assistance to all Faith in Public Life programs. The bulk of the Program Assistant's work consists of organization related support in conjunction with the Operations Manager including receptionist duties, accounting, HR, Board, and resource management. The Program Assistant also provides a small amount of executive support to both the CEO and the Vice President and works closely with the Director of Development on fundraising processing. The Program Assistant reports to the Operations Manager.


10% Executive Support
- Assist CEO and VP with scheduling of external meetings
- Assist CEO and VP with personal administrative tasks such as invoice submission, credit card expenses, and personal expenses
- Coordinate CEO/VP travel when necessary
- General support as needed

20% Fundraising Support
- Ongoing Salesforce data entry
- Spearhead greater donor engagement efforts
- Assist with foundation tracking and reporting for grants
- Assist with donor acknowledgement and tax letters
- Help draft proposals, create boilerplate content
- Responsible for final processing of grant agreements, including signatures and scanning into drive
- End of Year appeal- collect testimony, coordinate online and mailed appeal
- End of year report- assist with content, graphics, metrics, visuals and photos

30% Accounting Support
- Scan/forward all invoices weekly received via mail and email to the appropriate account
- Assist with bill entry into
- Match all receipts to credit card invoices in Tallie, code, track down missing receipts
- Follow-up on any employee related accounting questions
- Process checks received by mail- code, scan and deposit at bank
- Other accounting related tasks as needed

40% Administrative Support
- Act as FPL receptionist- greet guests, answer phones, route calls
- Manage resources- order office supplies, business cards, kitchen supplies. Keep track of FPL laptops, audio visual equipment, etc.
- Assist in new hire on-boarding
- Assist in HR benefit policy training and implementation- retirement benefits, health benefits, gym benefits, etc.
- Provide backup IT/phone support
- Provide event support for program related events (Organizing, Communications, Trainings)- i.e. press calls/conferences, trainings, webinars, forums, etc.
- Other duties as needed

LVC City
Washington DC

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