Employment Opportunities


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 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:

  • Will schedule and execute recruitment travel between Labor Day and March 31 according to the Director of Admissions directives.  Additional days as directed.
  • Will represent the Department at various social and academic functions on- and off- campus, including all official Seminary events.
  • 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.
  • Will serve as part of the Admissions Team to develop best practices and flawless tracking of inquiries and applicants.
  • Will maintain accurate and clear documentation of each inquiry and applicant in PowerCAMPUS.
  • Will compose concise summaries of all applicants for the Admissions Committee.
  • Will work with the Admissions Team during all visitation events to welcome and inform all participants.
  • Maintain accurate and complete accounting of all travel and business expenses.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  1. Attend all meetings as directed by the Director of 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 a Seminary of the LC-MS, 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.

 


Cross Cultural Faculty Position

Concordia Seminary is seeking nominations for a faculty position in the area of cross­ cultural education, leadership, and administration. The ability to teach and preach in multiple cultural settings is required; special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach and preach in a language (other than English) that is commonly in use in the United States.

  • The successful candidate must…
  • Be rostered as a Minister of Religion- Ordained in The Lutheran Church-MissouriSynod 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 theological teaching and scholarship.
  • Have an advanced theological degree (PhD, STM or DMin), or be enrolled and making progress in a program leading to a degree.
  • Have practical experience in cross-cultural ministry contexts; teaching experience in cross-cultural contexts is preferred. Members of underrepresented ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply for the position.
  • Possess strong administrative and leadership skills, in order to develop and strengthen Concordia Seminary’s cross-cultural formation programs (both residential and non-residential).
  • 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.

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 curriculum vitae) should be sent by May 9, 2014 to Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Provost of Concordia Seminary (801Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; klohaj@csl.edu).