Employment Opportunities

Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.



Faculty position in the area of Practical Theology

Concordia Seminary is seeking nominations for a faculty position in the area of Practical Theology.
The successful candidate must…

  • Be rostered as a Minister of Religion–Ordained in the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and be a member in good standing of an LCMS congregation.
  • Have a strong commitment to the Scriptures as the inspired, written Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions as a correct exposition of the Scriptures.
  • Have demonstrated ability in preaching, congregational leadership, theological teaching and writing.
  • Have earned a PhD; STM or DMin may be considered, but if so preference will be given to a candidate who is willing to complete a PhD.
  • Be able to serve collegially on a theological faculty and represent Concordia Seminary to the church.
  • Have demonstrated faithful Lutheran pastoral practice, care, and leadership.
  • Have experience in cross-cultural settings; multilingual ability is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time called faculty position. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Concordia Plans health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents.

About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Concordia Seminary was founded in 1839 in Perry County, Missouri. It was moved to St. Louis in 1849 and to the present campus in 1926. There are currently 36 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of 544 FTE. Concordia Seminary is the largest seminary of the LCMS and one of the largest Lutheran seminaries in the world, with enrollment from over a dozen countries. It is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. Since its inception, Concordia Seminary has provided more than 12,000 professional workers for the church.

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is Concordia Seminary’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified persons and not to illegally discriminate in employment, training, promotion, compensation, or other terms and conditions of employment with regard to an individual’s age, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or any other status protected by law. However, as a Seminary of the LCMS, we retain the right to give preference in employment on the basis of religion. Additionally, we reserve the right to give preference in employment to ordained and commissioned ministers who are listed on the official roster of the LCMS.

Nominations or expressions of interest (with a curriculum vitae) should be sent by March 6, 2015 to Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Provost of Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; klohaj@csl.edu).


Administrative Assistant, SMP, EIIT, and RFE (Part-Time)

Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Concordia Seminary is currently engaged in a search for a Part Time Administrative Assistant, SMP, EIIT and RFE to work in their Residential Field Education Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The part time Administrative Assistant will provide basic office administrative support and will serve as a point of contact to three offices under the Ministerial Formation Division to include the Specific Ministry Pastor program, the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology program and the Resident Field Education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will track admissions and program acceptance correspondence for students who are in the enrollment process for the various assigned programs.
  • Will perform orientation preparation documentation for each department entity by reviewing and transmitting communication correspondence, and compiling orientation materials to have during meetings when students arrive to campus.
  • Will be a point of contact and coordinator of information and actions with students, faculty, field supervisors, congregational offices and other various offices on campus related to the operation of the three departments. Will field questions where capable, and refer unresolved matters to the department heads as necessary.
  • Will establish and maintain student and other general operational files (as required, in either electronic or paper format) for interdepartmental use.
  • Will perform general support tasks in preparation of regularly scheduled academic seminars to include:
    • Reservation of meeting space and campus housing accommodations.
    • Coordination of food and refreshments for seminar meetings.
    • Coordination with communications office for photo opportunities.
    • Preparation of seminar hand-outs and supporting communication.
  • Will develop an efficient process for tracking various forms of information from students and field organizations. Will be required to enter data into Power Campus to track completion of assignments and reports. May be required to initiate “stops” on student accounts regarding delinquent or missing information.
  • Will assist departmental heads with preparation of expense reports, and making travel arrangements.

Specific to SMP:

  • Will make reservations regarding off campus visits for SMP students to the International Center, Concordia Publishing House and Concordia Seminary.
  • Will work with LCEF office to coordinate dinner for SMP students receiving their certification.

Specific to EIIT:

  • Will prepare EIIT recommendations to Admissions Committee.

Specific to RFE:
Immersion Trips

  • Coordinates dates with host church.
  • Researches and confirms travel and lodging arrangements, compiles final travel itinerary for students.
  • Completes expense report information upon completion of immersion trip.
  • Conducts follow up survey with students regarding their experience on the immersion trip.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products as well as web based databases.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Detailed oriented.
  • Capable of developing workflows for improved efficiency.
  • Excellent team player with demonstrated ability of coaching team members to work well with each other.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:

    None.

Please submit resume in confidence to: humanresources@csl.edu or fax to 314-505-7338 or submit via US Mail to Concordia Seminary Human Resources, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis MO 63105.


Communications Specialist, Full-Time

Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Concordia Seminary is currently engaged in a search for a Full-Time Communications Specialist to work in their Communications/Creative Services Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for creating content to promote the Seminary’s objectives and helping to create positive associations with the Seminary’s audiences within the Church and the public.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff from various departments to develop content for Concordia Seminary’s print and digital communications.
  • Research, conduct interviews, and write articles for the Seminary’s magazine, e-newsletter and other publications
  • Compose and distribute news releases, develop social media content, and assist with email marketing campaigns.
  • Assist in creating content for Seminary websites.
  • Source images to accompany written material.
  • Assist in the development and execution of social media strategy and policy for Concordia Seminary.
  • Assist in planning and executing Seminary events.
  • Ensure that work is well-written, accurate, and on deadline.
  • Collaborate with the Communications/Creative Services team to ensure consistency of Seminary branding messages across all channels and platforms.
  • Utilize project management software.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  • Remain current on emerging technology in integrated marketing communications.
  • Assist with photography to complement story telling.
  • Adhere to AP style, Seminary style, and other communications style guides as identified.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Work Experience Requirements

  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
  • Three years of experience in writing and editing required.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Must be available for occasional evenings and weekends to cover campus-related events as required.
  • Member in good standing with LCMS-affiliated congregation preferred, but not required.

Education Requirements

  • BA in English, Communications or Journalism or related degree required.

Technical Skills

  • Experience in a cross-platform environment (Mac/PC) using applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Dexterity in using social media websites and management systems, such as Hootsuite.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications is a plus.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
None.

Please submit resume in confidence to: humanresources@csl.edu or fax to 314-505-7338 or submit via US Mail to Concordia Seminary Human Resources, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis MO 63105.


Graphic Designer, Full-Time

Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Concordia Seminary is currently engaged in a search for a Full-Time Graphic Designer to work in their Communications/Creative Services Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Prepare visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts for internal and external communications that are consistent with Concordia Seminary branding and messaging objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in planning and strategy sessions with clients, and collaborate with writers, photographers, freelance designers, Web developers, and other staff members to ensure designs accomplish the goals of the projects.
  • Develop and execute concepts for various marketing campaigns.
  • Design and produce books, journals, magazines, direct mail, brochures, directories, advertisements, logos, banners, signage, and other promotional materials.
  • Collaborate with editorial and design staff, produce layouts, and facilitate print production of publications including Concordia Seminary magazine, Concordia Journal, and other publications.
  • Produce Web graphics for the Seminary’s websites.
  • Coordinate with print vendors and monitor production of commercial print jobs.
  • Manage projects from concept to completion.
  • Collaborate with the Communications/Creative Services team to ensure consistency in branding and that the visual identity of the Seminary is maintained throughout all Seminary communications.
  • Utilize project management software.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  • Maintain a searchable and retrievable archiving system for all graphics and digital files on the system server.
  • Photoshop and color correct images.
  • Digital illustration.
  • Assist with photography for publications and events as needed.
  • Scan photographs and documents to create digital files.
  • Remain current on emerging technology and techniques in graphic design.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Work Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of three years of design experience in a professional setting with excellent graphic design skills. Experience in academia or the publishing industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in both print and online environments.
  • Experience with HTML and Web graphics.
  • Experience developing and maintaining digital archives.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines.

Education Requirements

BFA/BA in Art, Graphic Design, or related degree preferred. A combination of work experience, training, and education commensurate with education may be substituted.

Technical Skills
Proficiency in a cross-platform environment (Mac/PC) using applications including:

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
  • Font management applications (Extensis Suitcase, Font Book, etc.)
  • FTP clients (InSite, Fetch, FileZilla, etc.)

Experience with commercial printing and the ability to set and articulate printing specs, determine proper file format and color settings, and properly format files for commercial printing.

Experience with using digital photography equipment is a plus.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
None.

Please submit resume in confidence to: humanresources@csl.edu or fax to 314-505-7338 or submit via US Mail to Concordia Seminary Human Resources, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis MO 63105.


Software Developer, (Full-Time)

Concordia Seminary serves church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Concordia Seminary is currently engaged in a search for a Full-Time Software Developer to work in their Institutional Management Systems Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Software Developer is an entry level programmer familiar with C#, .NET, and/or SQL Server. The developer will be part of a team – working directly with our Systems Analyst and Database Administrator — to maintain, enhance, and document enterprise-grade software systems built with .NET and SQL Server.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain and monitor processes that are currently in production.
  • Maintain and create new administrative software integrations/enhancements using C#.
  • Maintain and create SQL Server Reporting Services reports.
  • Maintain database structures, stored procedures, audit reports, data extracts, etc. to meet stakeholder expectations and business needs.
  • Maintain and create documentation regarding enterprise software systems.
  • Analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
  • Participate collaboratively with team members.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Experience with C# utilizing the .NET Framework.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server with the ability to understand and develop basic stored procedures, user-defined functions, etc. using Transact-SQL.
  • Basic understanding of HTML.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Object Oriented Programming and data structures.
  • Basic understanding of database concepts and architecture.
  • Software to be used:
    • Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Microsoft Visual Studio.
    • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, CIS, related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong problem solving skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adheres to team standards and processes.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
None.

Please submit resume in confidence to: humanresources@csl.edu or fax to 314-505-7338 or submit via US Mail to Concordia Seminary Human Resources, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis MO 63105.