Employment Opportunities

top-work-places-2015-blkConcordia 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.



Admissions Officer (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 Admissions Officer to work in their Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
A team position primarily responsible for recruitment of residential Seminary students (Master of Divinity, Alternate Route, and Deaconess); develop annual goals and written plans, implement various individual and group off- and on-campus events; recruit from the field on annual visits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Will schedule and execute recruitment travel between Labor Day and March 31 according to the directives set forth by the Director of Recruitment and Admissions. Additional days as directed.
  2. Will represent the Department at various social and academic functions on- and off- campus, including all official Seminary events.
  3. Will develop and maintain relationships with pastors, district presidents, CUS/Valparaiso pre-seminary directors, high school administrators, lay people, etc. to identify and recruit students.
  4. Will serve as part of the Admissions Team to develop best practices and flawless tracking of inquiries and applicants.
  5. Will maintain accurate and clear documentation of each inquiry and applicant in PowerCAMPUS.
  6. Will compose concise summaries of all applicants for the Admissions Committee.
  7. Will work with the Admissions Team during all visitation events to welcome and inform all participants.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete accounting of all travel and business expenses.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  1. Attend all meetings as directed by the Director of Recruitment and Admissions.
  2. Represent the Seminary at District and Synodical Conventions, youth events, and other events as directed.
  3. Will preach and conduct services at the invitation of the Dean of Chapel.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master of Divinity from an LCMS seminary, preferably Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years parish experience, ten (10) years preferred.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Skilled in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, PowerCAMPUS, Questionmark, and other technology as required and trained.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
Student workers as necessary.

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.

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.


Coordinator, Alumni and Congregation Relations

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 Coordinator, Alumni and Congregation Relations to work in their Seminary Advancement Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides primary staff services to the Alumni Relations functions of Seminary Advancement. Coordinator also will collaborate with the other Seminary Advancement units to develop and implement programs, activities and communications that will serve to deepen the connection between alumni and their alma mater. During the public phase of Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary, the coordinator will provide significant support for alumni-specific campaign activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary staff person supporting the Seminary’s alumni relations efforts.
  • Assist in planning alumni activities associated with fundraising events, donor-recognition events and class-based and other reunion events.
  • Maintain regular contact with the members of the Seminary’s volunteer Alumni Council and District Representatives, and assist in planning for bi-annual council meetings.
  • Provide input and help to coordinate, research and develop alumni features and other content for Seminary publications, alumni-related Web pages, social media posts and e-blasts.
  • Identify new and innovative opportunities to interact with alumni from all areas of the country and from all class years.
  • Support an intensive congregation-giving focus during the alumni phase of the Generations Campaign. Arrange and support a timely follow-up drive in each LCMS district.
  • Coordinate the use of “Seminary Celebration Kits” on request and revisions of kit materials as needed to freshen content.
  • Help identify pastor conferences and other external events involving alumni and help to arrange speaker and/or exhibit opportunities.
  • Assist with database management.
  • Help to identify and set measurable pastor/congregation participation outcomes.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  • Participate in professional organizations and conferences to exchange ideas on enhancing alumni relations programs.
  • Develop working relationship with Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions to help develop affiliation with an affinity for alumni programs among students before they graduate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of three years of experience in a professional setting with strong customer service applications. Experience in university or seminary alumni relations preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated team-building and event planning expertise.
  • Demonstrated comfort in asking people to make financial gifts or accept volunteer roles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products as well as web based databases.
  • Membership in good standing of an LCMS congregation preferred; understanding of LCMS doctrine and its organizational structure required.
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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.


Coordinator, Circulation Desk (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 Coordinator, Circulation Desk to work in their Library Services Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Circulation Coordinator will perform the daily activities associated with the operation of the circulation desk.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will assist in hiring, training, supervising and scheduling all student workers in public services (circulation, reference, inter-library loan, and MOBIUS workers)
  • Will assist in closed reserved processes
  • Will develop and maintain library outreach to the community via daily announcements, social media, and other appropriate channels
  • Maintain the library email address librarycirc@csl.edu and oversee the reference worker’s use of libraryref@csl.edu
  • Manage Chatstaff during posted hours
  • Will handle monthly cash deposits
  • Serves as primary point of contact for MOBIUS and WorldCat requests
  • Will manage the free book program
  • Will assist all higher level patron contacts/requests
  • Will assist members of the library’s professional staff, as called upon, in their areas of responsibility
  • Attends occasional library staff meetings

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products as well as web based databases

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree and/or experience in Library Services preferred
  • Ability to relate well to student-workers and patrons in order to create a welcoming library atmosphere
  • Demonstrated use of social media
  • Knowledge of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and its theology preferred

POSITIONS SUPERVISED
Student circulation assistants
Student reference assistants

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.


Faculty Position in the Area of Practical Theology

Concordia Seminary is seeking nominations for a faculty position in the area of Practical Theology. The area of teaching will be primarily in Christian education, with other courses depending on expertise. Depending on qualifications, the position may include an administrative role.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST…

  • Have a strong background in teaching theory and practice, with an advanced degree in this field and demonstrated expertise.
  • Have demonstrated faithful Lutheran practice, teaching, catechesis, and leadership.
  • Have experience in cross-cultural settings; multilingual ability is desirable.
  • Have earned a Ph.D.; Ed.D., S.T.M. or D.Min. may be considered, but if so preference will be given to a candidate who is able to complete a Ph.D.
  • 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.
  • Be able to serve collegially on a theological faculty and represent Concordia Seminary to the church.
  • Membership in a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is required. Strong preference will be given to members of the clergy roster. Lay members of LCMS congregations will also be considered.

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 May 30, 2016 to Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Provost of Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105).


Executive Assistant to the President

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 Executive Assistant to the President to work in Office of the President.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Assistant to the President works closely with the President in order to manage his office functions, assist him in executing the duties of his office, and will provide day to day operations management and oversight.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Manages the calendar of the President.
  2. Manages details related to travel arrangements and speaking engagements for the President.
  3. Assists the President in carrying out his administrative responsibilities, directives, and communications.
  4. Prepares annual budget requests for all departments of the Office of the President.
  5. Responsible for establishing and maintaining official documents and records in appropriate files, including confidential items.
  6. On behalf of the President, coordinate and provide operational support for meetings of the Board of Regents and its committees.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects concurrently, with strong organizational skills.
  2. Proven ability to analyze situations and make a determination as to handling or referral to the appropriate resource.
  3. Discretion in confidential matters.
  4. Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Knowledge of LCMS structure and experience in academic administration preferable.
  6. Proficient in current seminary technologies (Microsoft Office Suite, Smartphone, Tablet).

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

College degree or technical certification and/or minimum five years of experience supporting a high level executive.

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.