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Wisconsin Lutheran College is a four-year, independent, Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We value quality teaching and active scholarship. Our goal is to deliver a rigorous, personalized education within a caring Christian community of scholars and students. Education at Wisconsin Lutheran also involves the spiritual development of our students. Because of this spiritual dimension, a Wisconsin Lutheran faculty or academic staff position is a form of public ministry.

Accordingly, the College seeks to recruit faculty and staff who are active members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) who share our commitment to quality Christian higher education and faithfulness to the Scriptures. After identifying qualified candidates, the College (under the auspices of the praesidium of the Southeastern Wisconsin District of the WELS) forwards a "call" document to the selected individual.

  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) does not unlawfully discriminate in its policies, procedures, or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, age, or status as disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era.  

    Because WLC is a college ministry espousing Bible based confessional Lutheran beliefs, and affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), the college reserves the right to give preference in employment to persons based on religion in accordance with our Bible based beliefs. This is in compliance with the federal law “exception to religion” component created in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Wisconsin Lutheran College complies with all applicable laws which include, but are not limited to, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

    JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is seeking a full-time Director of Health Services.

    The Director of Health Services is responsible for providing care and delivery of on-campus health services to the traditional undergraduate student body and for creating an environment that is dedicated to wellness and preventative health care. This includes, but is not limited to, scheduling of medical and counseling clinical hours with appropriate health care provider professionals, triaging and counseling student health issues/concerns, managing administrative duties, and coordinating / providing appropriate education/training opportunities and other various health programming. Further, the individual is responsible for maintaining and ensuring appropriate student health records, confidentiality, and compliance according to pertinent and applicable laws/regulations.

    Key requirements include, but are not limited to, possessing a Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Nursing or Health Science; Master's degree preferred. Previous experience in a Counseling / Health Services setting required. A strong servant leader with collaborative work style and comfortable in team setting is highly desired. Flexibility and capacity (e.g., able to make personal adjustments to schedule) as needed to work evenings and weekends when a student health crisis demands. Must hold a valid driver license and maintain insurability to drive on behalf of the College.  

    Must be able to perform duties in a manner consistent with WLC's Code of Christian Conduct and WLC's mission, ministry, and the College's affiliation with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Candidates must be members in good standing of a WELS or ELS congregation. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to john.wendland@wlc.edu, or mail to Wisconsin Lutheran College, Department of Human Resources, c/o John Wendland, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Applications accepted until position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

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    JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is seeking a full-time Director of Human Resources

    The Director of Human Resources is a Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) Operations Committee position assisting the Provost and supporting members of the President's Cabinet to fulfill their duties in the leadership and management of WLC, especially in regards to personnel matters. All WLC personnel report directly to the Provost or members of the President's Cabinet. The Director of Human Resources will report to the Provost and provide counsel to the leadership of the College. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the WLC's human resources functions, including but not limited to organizational development, recruitment and retention, labor/employee relations, compensation, payroll, benefit administration, employee recognition, orientation, training and development, performance management, and HR information systems (HRIS).

    Candidate Qualifications

    • Academic credentials: Minimum of bachelor's degree in business, human resources management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
    • Professional experience: Minimum of 5 years professional experience. Ideally managing a HR department or demonstration of progressively more responsible duties. Higher education experience desirable but not required.
    • Professional designation: SHRM-CP, Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional, designation desirable but not required.
    • Must be able to perform duties in a manner consistent with the WLC's Code of Christian Conduct and WLC's mission, ministry, and affiliation with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

    Applications are currently being accepted and will continue to be reviewed until position is filled. Submit resume and cover letter to John.Wendland@wlc.edu or mailed to Wisconsin Lutheran College, Office of Human Resources, c/o John Wendland, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

    JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to the President

    The Executive Assistant to the President performs high level and complex administrative support work while exercising appropriate judgement in relieving the President of certain administrative detail; assists in the maintenance of a positive image of WLC within the WLC family and external communities; serves as an assistant secretary to the Board of Regents, President's Cabinet, and other committees as needed; strategically and collaboratively evaluates the most appropriate steps to ensure the proper functioning and information flow of the Office of the President and makes certain of the best priority and use of the President's time and resources. The Executive Assistant is expected to manage this integral work with a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Organize and perform varied and complex administrative support duties of the Office of the President; serve as liaison between the President and the Board of Regents, faculty, staff, President's Cabinet, and internal and external communities as appropriate.
    • Prepare for and organize board meetings which includes communication to board regarding upcoming meetings, hotel accommodations, transportation, assemble, prepare, and distribute board books (hard-copy and electronic); attend a variety of meetings, including Board of Regent meetings and record proceedings; prepare, store, and file official minutes and resolutions
    • Serve as receptionist for the Office of the President; screen visitors, mail, and telephone calls as needed and appropriate.
    • Maintain the calendar, schedule meetings and appointments, and make travel arrangements for the President and the VP of Development/Strategic Initiatives.
    • Compose and prepare responses to correspondence and other inquiries as appropriate.
    • Conduct research and prepare reports for the President as necessary.
    • Serve as secretary for the President's Cabinet and prepare and distribute agendas and minutes.
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director for Marketing/Communication to enhance the President's communication to the campus and beyond by providing feedback regarding email communications, video scripts, social media presence and posts, speeches, etc.
    • Keeps the President fully informed of any pending action items for review and decision-making. 

    Education and Experience:

    • Passionate and mature believer in Christ who understands and believes in the mission of WLC as we prepare Christian servant leaders.
    • Bachelor's degree required, with ability to work independently in a highly organized manner within a complex Lutheran higher education ministry.
    • Minimum of five years of professional, administrative support experience to executive staff with proven and successful results.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • Models Christian servant leadership as we welcome donors and visitors to the Office of the President.
    • Excellent organization skills with the demonstrated ability to serve through the completion of multiple tasks simultaneously yet seamlessly.
    • Exceptional service orientation, positive attitude, and joy through interpersonal relationship building and customer service.
    • Goal driven, solutions orientated, and a strong work ethic to deliver.
    • Proven oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with varied constituencies - donors, faculty, staff, internal and external partners with judgment and use of appropriate professionalism for each situation.
    • Strong knowledge and use of written, electronic, and social media communications.
    • Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer and various software packages such as Microsoft Office and other related database software.
    • Collaboration skills with the ability to stay on task, prioritize and be self-directed for the day-to-day tasks in support of the President, his cabinet, and constituents.
    • Strong ability to establish priorities, work independently, problem solve, and proceed to accomplish objectives without supervision, yet exercise judgment on when to involve the President.
    • Ability and capacity to work some evenings and weekends as needed to accomplish goals.
    • Must be able to perform duties in a manner consistent with the WLC's Code of Christian Conduct and WLC's mission, ministry, and affiliation with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to john.wendland@wlc.edu, or mail to Wisconsin Lutheran College, Office of Human Resources, c/o John Wendland, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Applications accepted until position is filled. 

    JOB OPENINGS: HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM DIRECTORS

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is seeking two part-time Program Directors for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Nuclear Medicine Technology in the College of Health Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to serve approximately five hours per week on a year-round basis. Anticipated start date for both positions is July 1, 2019 or sooner. Preference will be given to members in good standing of a WELS/ELS congregation.

    Qualified candidates would:

    • Hold a bachelor degree or higher
    • Possess an active license in the area of practice
    • Currently serve as a Sonographer or Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area

    Duties for both positions include:

    Professional oversight of the program (in coordination with the Dean of Health Sciences)

    • Curriculum review and evaluation (annual)
    • Clinical affiliation agreement review and evaluation (biennial)
    • Update faculty on important technological advances in the field (as needed)
    • Develop and maintain clinical partnerships with area hospitals (as needed)
    • Student career counseling (as needed)
    • Email availability for current and prospective students (as needed)
    • Attend School of Nursing and Allied Health meetings (monthly during academic year)

    Recruitment and marketing consultation (in coordination with the Vice President of Enrollment and the Executive Director of Marketing and Communication)

    • Attend major/minor exploration nights to advise / recruit students (semi-annual)
    • Attend President's Welcome Lunch to advise / recruit students (annual)  
    • Attend Health Science Affiliate Information night to advise / recruit students (annual)
    • Attend Discovery Days to advise / recruit students (semi-annual)  

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter expressing their desire and qualifications for serving to Human.Resources@wlc.edu or mailing same to Office of Human Resources,  Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Review of candidates will continue until offer of employment is accepted and the positions are filled.

    JOB OPENING: STAFF ACCOUNTANT

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant in the Finance Office. The position is responsible for supporting the work of the Assistant Vice President of Finance in daily operations. The primary responsibility is to account for and report on the financial assets, revenues, and expenditures of the College in keeping with its mission and objectives.

    Key requirements include, but are not limited to, possessing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Management; CPA candidacy a plus. Demonstrated successful work experience or internship in an accounting or business office setting. Must be dedicated to superior customer service. Successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, detail oriented, and is familiar with accounting regulations. Able to define problems, establish facts collect relevant data, and draw valid conclusions based on such information. Must have ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

    Must be able to perform duties in a manner consistent with WLC's Code of Christian Conduct and WLC's mission, ministry, and the College's affiliation with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to john.wendland@wlc.edu, or mail to Wisconsin Lutheran College, Department of Human Resources, c/o John Wendland, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Applications accepted until position is filled. 

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    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: AGS DEAN

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is currently accepting nominations for candidates to become the next Dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.

    Qualified candidates for the AGS Dean position must:

    • Hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution
    • Be a member in good standing of a WELS/ELS congregation
    • Must have at least ten years of academic administration experience
    • Have worked in a higher education setting for at least two years

    Primary responsibilities of the position include:

    • Oversight and implementation of AGS enrollment and admissions policies.
    • Participation in corporate and community outreach for AGS promotion and enrollment
    • Curricular maintenance and oversight of AGS academic programs
    • Assurance of ongoing accreditation of academic programs
    • Providing professional development opportunities for AGS instructors
    • Teaching 6 credits per calendar year
    • Development and management of AGS budget
    • Coordination, supervision, and support of directors and program coordinators of AGS academic programs along with supervision of the AGS Office Coordinator
    • Administration of Graduate Assistant Program

    Individuals are encouraged to nominate a qualified WELS/ELS individual using the brief nomination form. You may also feel free to contact the Office of the Provost (joni.panitzke@wlc.edu). Review of candidates will continue until a Divine Call has been issued and accepted and the position has been filled. 

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: FACULTY

    At this time, WLC seeks to identify individuals who may be uniquely qualified to teach in Christian higher education within the fields of Computer Science, Accounting, and Sports Management.  

    These individuals must:

    1. Be passionate in their vocation and have an interest in teaching within the context of Christian higher education.
    2. Hold an advanced degree, or be pursuing an advanced degree in their field.
    3. Be a member in good standing with a congregation in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) since teaching is considered a form of Public Ministry.

    Candidates must have excellent communication skills and must demonstrate the potential for outstanding mentorship and teaching undergraduate students. A commitment to active scholarship, which includes student participation, is expected. Service on academic committees and in the church and community are essential.

    Please nominate a qualified WELS/ELS individual using the brief nomination form. You may also feel free to contact the Office of the Provost (joni.panitzke@wlc.edu). Review of candidates will continue until a Divine Call has been issued and accepted and the position has been filled.

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: MATHEMATICS FACULTY

    The Mathematics Department at Wisconsin Lutheran College seeks candidates for a faculty position beginning Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching mathematics courses in statistics and calculus with the opportunity for teaching upper level classes in a specialty area. Teaching load is 12 credits per semester.
     
    A M.S. or Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics is required. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and must demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching. WLC is committed to providing the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities that may include research with undergraduate students. 

    Candidates must be an active member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), or another confessional Lutheran denomination in fellowship with the WELS.
     
    To submit your nomination for this position:

    Please have the candidate send a cover letter discussing background, interests, and teaching philosophy in the context of a confessional Lutheran liberal arts college; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation including one letter from the candidate's pastor discussing personal qualities via email to the Mathematics Department Search Committee Chair at kristi.meyer@wlc.edu.
     
    Review of nominees will continue until a divine call has been issued and accepted and the position is filled.