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Administrative Positions

Director of Major Gifts

Texas Lutheran University is seeking applicants for a Director of Major Gifts. This full-time position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. The Director of Major Gifts serves as a personal ambassador of TLU. Responsibility is to both the university and the donor. Primary responsibility is to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects and donors for major and planned gifts to TLU through personal and event contacts. The specific objective is to raise major gift dollars to grow the permanent endowment of the university, to further enhance educational opportunities for students, to support programmatic initiatives, and to provide facilities in order to further support the academic quality of the university.

Position requirements include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required 
  • At least five years’ experience in progressive and proven fundraising. Related experience in development, sales, or public relations may be considered.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to listen well 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to plan and schedule own work 
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and groups 
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of estate and planned giving techniques 
  • Creativity 
  • Public speaking ability
  • High degree of judgment is required to deal with complex factors 
  • Ability to make decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent 
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality 
  • Membership in ALDE, AFP, or CASE is required is strongly encouraged and supported 
  • Travel is required. There will be several weekend and evening activities to attend 
  • Understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university

Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu. Please submit an application, a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources 

Texas Lutheran University 

1000 W. Court Street 

Seguin, TX 78155 

Fax: (830) 372-6409 

E-mail: humanresources@tlu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution that has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

Campus Pastor

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution and accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invites applications for the Campus Pastor position to begin summer 2020.

This position will provide leadership for TLU’s stated mission of being a community of faith and a community of learning. The community, by definition, involves the whole campus (students, faculty, and staff) and the whole person (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical). This position will provide spiritual and educational leadership through planning and directing programs and activities related to ministry and the promotion of the University’s mission and identity.

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or related seminary degree. 
  • An ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in good standing and rostered with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 
  • Minimum three to five years of ministry experience. 
  • Serve as a visionary leader in assessing spiritual needs of Texas Lutheran University and formulating strategic goals and plans for program advancement. 
  • Act as a steward of the University values, vision, and mission, as articulated through the institutional strategic plan and Rooted and Open: The Common Calling of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. 
  • Considerable independent judgement is required to work independently and make decisions based on precedent and university policy. 
  • Clear understanding of ministry in a college setting. Specifically, understanding the needs of current Generation Z students. 
  • Familiarity with the traditions and values of Lutheran higher education. 
  • Familiarity with Hispanic Serving Institutions that serve a growing Hispanic and African American populations. 
  • Ability to work in a community of diverse denominations and faith; be culturally agile and dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and orally. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, both for own work and for the extensive Campus Ministry Program. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language skills valued. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and energetically; and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

For more information regarding the position, please click here.

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in spiritual and educational leadership, collaborative partnerships, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  For consideration, interested applicants should submit the following: 

  • A TLU application
  • Cover letter with resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Copy of a delivered sermon including the context and audience (written, audio, or video) 
  • One-page professional philosophy /approach to the applicant’s vocation to serve as a Campus Pastor at Texas Lutheran University.

Please submit application materials to:

Human Resources 

Texas Lutheran University 

1000 W. Court Street 

Seguin, Texas 78155 

E-mail: humanresources@tlu.edu 

Fax: (830) 372-6409

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

Career Development Program Coordinator

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for the position of Career Development Program Coordinator. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Student Life and Learning. The Career Development Program Coordinator works as part of a team to engage campus and community partners to provide vocational and experiential education opportunities.

Position requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum two years’ full time experience or two years’ part time or graduate assistantship experience working in Student Affairs, specifically with Career Development 
  • Familiarity with software and technology for use in career development 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, and effectively interacting with diverse constituencies 
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally, socially, and economically diverse community population with skills in communicating across cultures 
  • Knowledge of current federal/state laws, regulations, and codes that affect career development policies 
  • Familiar with Academic Advising principles and practices 
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development, marketing, and assessment 
  • Demonstrated expertise in presentation and public relation skills 
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills 
  • Demonstrated expertise in the employment of social networking tools related to career development and networking 
  • Knowledge of the career process and employment trends 
  • Participation in professional and community groups 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multicultural and multilingual populations 
  • Familiar with Hispanic Serving Institutions and their mission 
  • A strong understanding of and appreciation for the mission of church-related higher education, especially in the Lutheran tradition

Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at http://www.tlu.edu . Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above; a completed TLU application found on our website, a resume; and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources 

Texas Lutheran University 

1000 W. Court Street 

Seguin, TX 78155 

Fax: (830) 372-6409 or E-mail: humanresources@tlu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution that has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

Mid-Level Gifts Officer

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a Mid-Level Gifts Officer. This full-time position serves as a personal ambassador of Texas Lutheran University. Responsibility is to both the university and the donor. Primary responsibility is to identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship to mid-level (as defined by the department) annual donors for gifts to Texas Lutheran University through personal and event contacts. The specific objective is to strategically move mid-level donors to higher levels of giving in order to further support the academic quality of the university.

Position requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • At least two years of experience in progressive and proven fundraising experience or related experience in development, sales, or public relations
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to listen well
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to plan and schedule own work
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and groups
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Public speaking ability
  • High degree of judgment is required to deal with complex factors
  • Creativity
  • Ability to make decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Membership in ALDE, AFP, or CASE is required
  • Travel extensively with a goal of visiting a predetermined number of donors and prospects each month
  • Broaden philanthropic constituency through fund-raising best practices
  • Be a self-motivated team member while exerting resourceful and creative initiatives to ensure successful solicitation and stewardship
  • Represent the university at events and constituent gatherings as appropriate
  • Understanding of and appreciation for a church-related university

Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu. Please submit an application, a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources

Texas Lutheran University

1000 W. Court Street

Seguin, Texas 78155

E-mail: humanresources@tlu.edu

Fax: (830) 372-6409

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution that has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

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