Job Postings for Central Lutheran, Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish & Twin Valleys Conference

Job Posting for Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish

Job Posting for Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish
Executive Director Opening

Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish c/o Central Lutheran Church

6425 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401 Phone: 925-708-6961

Job Opening: Executive Director - Part Time

Job Summary:

Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish (TVLP) is seeking a collaborative leader and self-directed manager to function as a half-time Executive Director leading all aspects of the organization. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors and other staff to develop and implement the goals of the Parish. The incoming Executive Director will bring enthusiasm, experience with fundraising, communications, and marketing, as well as relationship building, volunteer leadership, and strategic thinking to their work. The Executive Director must be self-motivated and able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission, goals and ministry of TVLP. The Executive Director would also be comfortable with and able to effectively relate to people from all walks of life, economic situations, and ethnic heritages. The Executive Director should be a strong team-player who thrives at being visible in the community and embraces the diversity and culture of our 10-congregation parish.

Introducing the Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish:

Registered as 501(c)3 not for profit religious corporation by the State of California, Twin Valleys Lutheran Parish is a collaborative organization that serves the areas of Los Angeles- San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita in Southern California. It is a coalition of urban and suburban congregations committed to manifesting the presence of Jesus Christ within its parish boundaries through cooperative ministries that embrace spiritual growth, multi-cultural understanding, educational enrichment, and socio- economic well-being. Our four initial Ministry Tables, also supported by this position, are: * Youth and Young Adult Ministries, * Latinx Ministry, * Congregational Sustainability, and *Homeless & Poverty (including food security programs).


Primary Responsibility:

The Executive Director (ED) will assume responsibility for the operational leadership and the strategic vision of the Parish. The ED shall promote the Parish identity as a collaborative body and encourage the participation of individuals to strengthen each congregation and the Parish in vision and mission.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. In partnership with the Board, develop and implement short and long-range priorities, budgets, and growth plans that are realistic and reflect the mission of the organization.
  2. Implementing the strategic plan and vision across the organization in collaboration with Ministry Tables, staff, and volunteers.
  3. Plan and lead fundraising efforts to support the organization’s operations and strategic vision including working with grant writers to research grants, submit proposals, and manage grant reporting; managing a fundraising plan; and cultivating existing and new donors.
  4. Oversee the Parish’s community engagement efforts.
  5. Coordinate with the Communications Assistant to maintain a holistic messaging plan.
  6. Establish and cultivate effective relationships with community partners and stakeholders including other agencies, county and city departments, elected offices, and local community groups. Represent the Parish at social and community events in ways that strengthen the Parish recognition and communicate the Parish’s message.
  7. Ensures that the operations of TVLP and its business office are in compliance with State, Federal, ELCA and Synodical guidelines, requirements, and accepted practices in coordination with the Parish Board.
  8. Ensures the Parish is utilizing best HR practices and in compliance with all relevant labor and volunteer laws.
  9. Works with the Board of Directors in a dual-role capacity. Functions as advisor/consultant as appropriate and implements Board decisions as directed. Attends and actively participates in all Board and Executive Committee meetings. Has a voice in Board proceedings but does not have a vote.
  10. Work in partnership with the Executive Committee and Board to develop a sustainable program through organizational and financial plans.
  11. Other duties as determined in collaboration with the Board of Directors.


  1. Strong organizational skills and communications skills including use of technological tools, ability to manage multiple ongoing projects at once, and strong attention to detail.
  2. Strong strategic planning and visioning abilities, including out-of-the-box thinking and familiarity with and use of SMART Goals.
  3. A demonstrated commitment to TVLP’s values: worthiness, social justice, inclusivity, dignity, holistic wellness, empowerment, collaboration, and transparency.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to build alliances and sustain collaborative relationships with community members and leaders, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  5. Significant experience with successful fundraising, grant writing, and development/donor cultivation.
  6. Demonstrated ability to implement a program or strategy in a non-profit environment, including fiscal management.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with the Board and other volunteers in a non-profit organization and to communicate with sensitivity and effectively across cultures.
  8. Exceptional oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation, relationship building, and consensus-building.
  9. Display executive maturity and a leadership style marked by a sense of humility, empathy, discernment, and the flexibility to change course when necessary.
  10. Bilingual ability (English/Spanish) considered a plus.


  1. Part-Time, exempt: currently 20-25 hours per week. Flexible schedule with mostly remote work after initial meetings with congregations.
  2. Salary: $40,000 + annually depending on experience.
  3. Benefits: Paid vacation & sick leave of 4 weeks total per year.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to Rev. Marsha Harris (current board chair)

Email: [email protected] Phone: 925-708-6961

by: 5pm, December 15, 2022

START DATE: ASAP, Negotiable

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