Category Archives: LUM Staff

LUM is Hiring – Financial Assistance Director


Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours

Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meet with clients to determine their current needs and advise clients on what kind of help is available, and submit paperwork on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org. Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

DETAILED POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


Lafayette Urban Ministry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. LUM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and guests.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. LUM will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or parental status.

Eileen Weiss – Celebrating 15 Years of Service


A Fitting Tribute to a Remarkable Career


Community members and friends of LUM gathered recently to celebrate the remarkable career of Eileen Hession Weiss at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

After 15 years at LUM, most recently as the Business Manager, Eileen has decided to move on and dedicate her time and talent to her family, the City of Lafayette as a member of the City Council, and the many faith and community organizations, with which she is involved.

The celebration was well attended and a fitting tribute to Eileen honoring her tremendous positive impact on the community to the betterment of local families and children. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, emceed the event at First Christian Church (Lafayette), which included presentations by Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker and City of Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski (pictured). A choir of some of the most talented vocalists also performed some of Eileen’s favorites. Of course, the choir was directed by the honoree, Eileen Weiss, and was the highlight of the celebration.

Join in thanking and congratulating Eileen Weiss with wishes for continued success and happiness. In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation in honor of Eileen, click the button below.

Eileen Hession Weiss


15 Years of Service to LUM



Eileen Weiss

Eileen Hession Weiss has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

Eileen has been a part of the LUM staff for more than 15 years. She served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.


After 15 years at LUM, most recently as the Business Manager, Eileen decided to move on in September 2022 and dedicate her time and talent to her family, the City of Lafayette as a member of the City Council, and the many faith and community organizations, with which she is involved. Join us in thanking and congratulating Eileen Weiss with wishes for continued success and happiness. In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

LUM is Hiring – Financial Assistance Director


Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours

Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meet with clients to determine their current needs and advise clients on what kind of help is available, and submit paperwork on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org. Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


Lafayette Urban Ministry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. LUM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and guests.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. LUM will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or parental status.

Join Us in Celebration of Eileen Hession Weiss!


Retirement Celebration – Wednesday, September 28


Eileen Hession Weiss, LUM Business Manager, will retire at the end of this month, and you are invited to attend her retirement celebration. The details are as follows:

  • DATE – Wednesday, September 28
  • TIME – 7 p.m.
  • PLACE – First Christian Church, 329 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN
  • RSVP by Monday, September 26 by clicking the button below

In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

Eileen Weiss

Eileen has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

Eileen has been a part of the LUM staff for more than 15 years. She served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.

Meet Leanna – New LUM Staff Member


Leanna Giltmier, Finance Director

Leanna Giltmier is the new Finance Director of Lafayette Urban Ministry (reporting to the LUM executive director). She grew up in Decatur, Illinois and currently lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Brett. Lianna has two children who are in college. Megan is enrolled at Michigan State, and Nick at Purdue. Her stepson, Andrew, is a first-year resident at University of California – San Francisco in Fresno, CA.

Leanna earned a BS from the University of Illinois. She has served with West Lafayette Band Boosters, March-a-Thon as president & founder (2017-22), and MOPS International (2004-2015).

When reflecting on her excitement and pride in joining the LUM team, Leanna stated that, “LUM puts hands and feet to one of my favorite verses (Micah 6:8) in the Bible,

Love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with your God.’

I love that LUM is known for bringing the faith community together to serve the vulnerable with dignity. I am grateful to be part of it alongside great people.”

Leanna is a lifelong learner. She enjoys working with passionate individuals who work as a team to make processes more efficient and make strategic and operational decisions with good data. Leanna shared that she is “excited to put that all this into practice with the great staff members at LUM.”

Leanna has volunteered with the LUM Immigration Clinic and the LUM Food Pantries. She worked in financial management for a large corporation earlier in her career. For the past several years, Leanna has focused on raising her family and volunteering in the community. Leanna stated that, “The chance to put these experiences together to serve our community through LUM is a gift that I do not take for granted.” For enjoyment, Leanna loves reading, exploring US national parks, and is an avid sports fan, especially college basketball and tennis.

LUM is fortunate to have someone with Leanna’s experience and passion join the LUM staff. Please join us in welcoming her.


Leanna is inspired by the Blessings of Hope by Jan Richardson,

So may we know the hope that is not just for someday but for this day — here, now, in this moment that opens to us:
hope not made of wishes but of substance,
hope made of sinew and muscle and bone,
hope that has breath and a beating heart,
hope that will not keep quiet and be polite,
hope that knows how to holler when it is called for,
hope that knows how to sing when there seems little cause,
hope that raises us from the dead
— not someday but this day, every day, again and again and again.

Blessings of Hope by Jan Richardson

LUM is Hiring – Financial Assistance Director


Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours

Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meeting with clients to determine their current needs and advising them on what kind of help is available and working with them to complete paperwork and submit applications on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed starting September 30, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org. Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


Lafayette Urban Ministry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. LUM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and guests.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. LUM will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or parental status.

Program Director – Financial Assistance Program

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LUM has an opening for Program Director of the LUM Financial Assistance Program. Please review the information below — and share with others. Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed starting September 30, 2022.


Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meet with clients to determine their current needs and advise clients on what kind of help is available, and submit paperwork on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


POSITION – DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for effectively implementing and coordinating all aspects of the LUM Financial Assistance Program and ID Clinic.

  • Title: Program Director: Financial Assistance Program, ID Clinic
  • Status: ½ time, Salaried 
  • Supervisor: Executive Program Director
  • Terms: As specified in LUM Personnel Policies.
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week; Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Starting Salary: $19,500 annually – $20 per hour; Starting Cash Benefit: $6,435 annually

POSITION – DUTIES

Financial Assistance Program

  • Assesses clients’ needs and provides support, assistance and referrals
  • Assists low-income households in obtaining emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and health care assistance
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates, supervises, and schedules volunteers
  • Offers continuing in-service training to volunteers
  • Assures that volunteers enter intake records completely and properly
  • Manage online in-take forms
  • Maintains an accurate record of clients in the LUM database
  • Coordinates with the receptionist for client check-in
  • Enforces the LUM client confidentiality policy
  • Remains knowledgeable and up-to-date on all sources of emergency assistance, both public and private, in the Greater Lafayette community
  • Engages with and supports the LUM Jubilee Christmas program
  • Influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist low income families and children

Good Samaritan Fund

  • Provides information to Executive Director for solicitation letters
  • Implements board-adopted guidelines for the administration of GSF
  • Maintains accurate accounting of disbursements on QuickBooks
  • Consults regularly with Executive Program Director on GSF activity, trends, and needs
  • Administers grants (for example, EFSP), including submitting the application, providing documentation and submitting required reports
  • Assists and actively participates in fundraising for GSF

ID Clinic

  • Meets with clients to assist them in obtaining valid Indiana ID
  • Prints & processes birth certificate requests
  • Assists clients obtain documentation for the following:
    • Identity
    • Lawful status
    • Residency
    • Social Security Number
  • Works with others to obtain documentation, including extended family, schools, other agencies, and employers
  • Works with the Social Security Administration office and other agencies
  • Obtains court documents as necessary
  • Assists in obtaining children’s birth certificates when needed, including HUD housing, school enrollment, Head Start, and child support proceedings
  • Processes application fees from the GSF account
  • Keeps accurate accounting records and database entries for disbursements

General Duties

  • Evaluate programs and services for quality
  • Attends staff meetings and retreats
  • Submits monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Complies with all LUM policies, laws, and NASW code of ethics
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in the LUM strategic planning process and goal setting
  • Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of low income families and the needs of the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree preferred (bachelor’s degree required) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in data entry, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Experience in client relations, program administration and volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Self-directed and able to work without much supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups (church, secular, public, private, low income)
  • 2+ years experience working with low-income families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support the LUM Mission Statement
  • Commitment to self-determination of the poor

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email careers@LUMserve.org.


Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 47 churches that serves as a social safety net for local individuals, families and children, through one of 22 programs. Through these programs, LUM helps tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette. Through donations and volunteer support, LUM gives back the hope, the future, and the self-respect, which all of our neighbors deserve. 

  • The Financial Assistance Program helps with rent, utilities, employment needs, and medical expenses. The
  • Youth Programs offer enrichment programs all year long, including the After School Program, 5th Quarter Summer Program and LUM Camp, a weeklong, overnight summer camp.
  • The Immigration Clinic provides legal services to help individuals and families navigate the complex immigration and naturalization process.
  • The Protein Food Pantry (downtown Lafyette, IN) and Westside Food Pantry (West Lafayette, IN) offer food items as well as infant, cleaning & hygiene products to households that are food insecure.
  • The ID Clinic helps individuals obtain official birth certificates so they may get a legal ID often required for employment, opening a bank account or voting.
  • The Emergency Shelter and Winter Warming Station provide temporary shelter, food and support to those experiencing homelessness.
  • The Tax Assistance Program assists low income households in preparing and submitting their income tax forms.
  • LUM also sponsors several other events like the Community Thanksgiving FeastJubilee ChristmasDay for DadsHunger Hike, and Port of Hope

For more information on how to invest in or volunteer with these programs and events, visit the LUM website (LUMserve.org), call the LUM Office (765-423-2691) or email LUM (lum@LUMserve.org).


Lafayette Urban Ministry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political association or belief, or union affiliation or activity, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. LUM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and guests.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. LUM will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or parental status.

Join Us in Celebration of Eileen Hession Weiss!


Retirement Celebration – Wednesday, September 28


Eileen Hession Weiss, LUM Business Manager, will retire at the end of this month, and you are invited to attend her retirement celebration. The details are as follows:

  • DATE – Wednesday, September 28
  • TIME – 7 p.m.
  • PLACE – First Christian Church, 329 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN
  • RSVP by Monday, September 26 by clicking the button below

In lieu of gifts, Eileen has requested a personal note or card and a tribute donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry. To make a tribute donation, click the button below.

Eileen Weiss

Eileen has had a remarkable career and has made a significant positive impact on the community through her work with Lafayette Urban Ministry and the City of Lafayette.

With LUM, Eileen served as the LUM project manager (1999-2001) and the LUM business manager for four years (2009-2013). Although she retired from LUM in 2013, Eileen continued to process payroll, fill in for the executive director and business manager during their personal time off, and assist with LUM Camp from 2013 to 2017. Eileen coordinated LUM Camp in 2017 and then began her second stint as the LUM business manager in 2018. Over the years, Eileen has directed Jubilee Christmas, Tax Assistance Program, Community Thanksgiving Feast and Hunger Hike. She produced the first LUM Follies and directed the live entertainment each year from 2013 through the LUM 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. 

Eileen also has been an important part of the City of Lafayette government. She is currently serving on the City Council and served as the City Clerk from 1984-1995. Eileen is a parishioner of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was their Director of Music on-and-off from 1983 to 2001, and has sung in their choir since 1964. Eileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Campbell Rose, Max, and Nicole.

Meet the LUM Summer Interns


Shenaya Christina Dias & Van Stevie Bibila Kabila

Lafayette Urban Ministry welcomes interns throughout the year from a variety of academic programs. The interns receive training and experience working with the LUM clients, students, guests and families in a variety of LUM programs. Interns are especially valuable to LUM for bringing their passion, objective views, and energy. It is a wonderful partnership.

SHENAYA Christina Dias is originally from Negombo, Sri Lanka, now lives in Lafayette, and attends school in New York City. She is currently pursuing a bachelors in Economics with a minor in Political Science at Fordham University, NY.

When she graduates next May, Shenaya plans on attending law school. With LUM, she is working with the LUM Immigration Clinic and general services to clients in the main office.

She shared that, I am excited about learning more on how we can change this world and make it a better and safer place for everyone. LUM is an opportunity that God has given me to explore different avenues to achieve these wonderful objectives.

VAN Stevie Bibila Kabila is originally from Dolisie, Republic of the Congo, and now lives in Indianapolis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in private law (Judiciary Careers) from the faculty of law of Marien Ngouabi University (Republic of the Congo). Van is currently pursuing an LLM in Human Rights at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has been a member of Mouvement Citoyen Ras-Le-Bol since 2015. Van is engaged in a variety of community service projects. Van shared that being a part of LUM and serving as an intern with the LUM Immigration Clinic gives him pride. He looks forward to learning from the dedicated LUM staff. Van wants to have a positive impact on the community by using my legal knowledge and experience to help those in need.

LUM is fortunate to have Shenaya & Van, two talented and hardworking interns, working with the LUM team this summer.