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.

 


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 Creative Services Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for branding and design of internal and external communications; creative planning; and marketing strategy development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in planning and strategy sessions with clients.
  • Develop and execute concepts for various marketing campaigns.
  • Design and produce books, journals, magazines, direct mail, promotional items, programs, brochures, directories, advertisements, logos, banners, signage, and displays.
  • Collaborate with editorial and design staff, layout artwork, and facilitate print production of publications including Concordia Seminary magazine, Concordia Journal, and other publications.
  • Produce web graphics for public facing websites including www.csl.edu, www.concordiatheology.org, and various Seminary microsites.
  • 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.
  • Manage projects from concept to completion.
  • Utilize project management software.
  • Collaborate with writers, photographers, freelance designers, web developers and other staff members.
  • Coordinate and monitor aspects of production with commercial printing with vendors.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  • Maintain a searchable and retrievable archiving system for all graphics and digital files on 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 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 Specify 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:

Student workers
Freelance professionals
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.


Director, Financial Aid, 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 Director of Financial Aid to work in their Financial Aid Office 75% and Admissions 25%.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Ensure detailed accounting with the United States Government student financial aid programs and Concordia Seminary’s accounting systems. Serve as part of the Admissions Team to educate prospective students as it relates to Concordia Seminary’s financial aid model.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise the awarding of loans, grants, scholarships, and other monetary assistance to qualified students according to the policies identified in the Student Financial Aid Handbook.
  2. Provide financial counseling to students through personal interviews, workshops, seminars, and presentations.
  3. Interpret the seminary’s financial aid model and policies to prospective students.
  4. Implement changes to the seminary’s financial aid policies and procedures as necessary to adhere to changes in the federal financial aid program regulations.
  5. Maintain correspondence records for internal/external financial aid audits and program reviews.
  6. Supervise assignment of students to endowments established at seminary, Synod, and the LCMS Foundation.
  7. Serve as advisor to the Financial Aid Committee.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

Maintain membership in and attendance to related professional organizations and their conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to develop/adhere to daily processes and procedures for the financial aid office.
  2. Ability to effectively plan and organize work.
  3. Ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  4. Able to be sensitive to the service functions of the financial aid office and exercise professional confidentiality.
  5. Excellent communication skills.
  6. Knowledge of mission and functions of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
  7. Ordained and/or commissioned minister on the official roster of the LCMS preferred.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and/or Finance preferred.

EXPERIENCE

5-years experience working in a financial aid related position.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

Financial Aid Coordinator

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.


Sr. Vice President for Seminary Advancement (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 Sr. Vice President for Seminary Advancement to work in their Seminary Advancement Office.

The Senior Vice President for Seminary Advancement works closely with the Executive Management Team (President, Provost, Executive Vice President) to plan, coordinate, and administer the Fund Raising, Gift Planning, Campaign, Visibility, Promotion, Marketing, Media Relations and Communications efforts of Concordia Seminary.

In this critical role, the Senior Vice President will counsel and collaborate with the Executive Management Team to develop and implement institutional advancement strategies. The Senior Vice President leads a comprehensive Advancement team effort ensuring that Advancement is fully aware of, integrated with, and supportive of the priorities of the Seminary, and further, that Advancement activities are aligned with long-term strategic goals for the institution.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative

  • Organizes the activities and Departments of the Advancement Division to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provides administrative oversight for the fiscal management of the Advancement Division including development of the annual budget.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the Seminary’s Strategic Plan.
  • Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates Advancement Division staff.
  • Represents the Seminary to the Church and world.  Represents the Executive Management Team when requested.

Seminary Fundraising

  • Participates in the establishment of fundraising goals in support of the institutional budget.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of an effectively organized strategy for identifying prospects and calling on major donors/prospective donors to solicit financial support for the Seminary through current or deferred gifts.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of strategies and goals for planned giving that maximize the effectiveness of field staff and secure resources for the Seminary.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of strategies and goals for capital campaigns, with oversight of related activities so as to bring campaigns to timely and successful conclusion.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of strategies and goals for the Seminary’s direct mail, phone, and electronic response efforts, including the production of materials and resources.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of systems that measure the performance of fundraising programs and the effectiveness of employees.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of a donor care system that tracks, records, and appropriately responds to gifts and relationships.

Seminary Relations and Communications

  • Leads, devises and implements effective internal and external communications strategies for all constituents of the Seminary.
  • Leads, devises and implements effective visibility, promotion, marketing and media relations efforts for the Seminary.
  • Provides leadership in the development and maintenance of strategies and goals for communications within Concordia Seminary, effectively integrating them into the fabric and culture of the seminary community.
  • Provides leadership in the promotion and elevation of the image of Concordia Seminary within the LCMS and the worldly context, effectively telling the Seminary’s story, and promoting its vital, multi-faceted ministry.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated abilities and credible experience in interpersonal communication, relationship-building, fund development, capital campaigns, communications, and public relations.
  • Demonstrated abilities and credible experience in supervising staff, and in the administration of organizations, divisions, departments and/or major projects.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Experience in or familiarity with an academic environment.
  • Membership in good standing of an LCMS congregation.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master Degree preferred.

Please submit resume by no later than 4:00 pm April 30th 2014 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.