The Lutheran Elementary School Association, a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and a registered Missouri nonprofit corporation, providing educational support and resources to thirty Lutheran elementary schools in the St. Louis metropolitan community and tuition assistance to families of the Lutheran elementary school students, has an immediate opening for Director of Special Events and Marketing.

Position: Director of Special Events and Marketing

Classification: Exempt, Full-Time, Includes Some Evenings and Weekends

Position Summary: The Director of Special Events and Marketing is responsible for the production of LESA’s special events and the planning and implementation of the markieting and public relations activities for LESA, with a focus on promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the organization. The Director is responsible for the planning and execution of two major fundraising events, a spring Dinner-Auction and a fall Wine-Tasting, in addition to coordination of several smaller events throughout the year and development of additional events to expand LESA’s presence in the community. Marketing activities for which the Director is responsible include planning the overall communications strategy, development of branding, messageing, and promotion of the organization and its programs across various media outlets, including television, radio and print, as well as press releases, direct mail, and the entire online realm of websites, blogs, wikis, social networks and related portals, e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will exhibit strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate mastery of Microsoft Office and social media tools. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or have equivalent experience (minimum of five years) in special events planning and/or marketing. Membership in a Lutheran congregation is required.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:

Sue Nahmensen, Chief Operations Officer

Lutheran Elementary School Association

2558 South Jefferson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63118

314-268-1520 – Voice

314-268-1524 – Fax