Employment Opportunities


Web Developer, Full-Stack WordPress

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 Web Developer, Full-Stack Word Press to work in their Seminary Advancement Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position will manage all facets of Concordia Seminary’s website, from creation and design to management of all content and day to day operations of the site, in order to relay the Seminary’s mission to the Church and to the World.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

• Site Creation & Design

  •  Create new websites as necessary, working with internal stakeholders.
  •  Design visual elements of new websites, working with our Graphic Designer.
  •  Implement the designs as delivered by our Graphic Designer.

• Content Management

  • Implement and maintain a content lifecycle.
  • Gather new content as necessary. Including, but not limited to writing, editing, photography, and basic video production.
  • Ensure our web content never gets stale.
  • Assist with creating policies and procedures for working with web content.
  • Collaborate with editorial and design staff to ensure consistency with print and digital components of communications projects, including email marketing campaigns and social media communications.

• Site Management

  • Create new pages and posts.
  • Manage CMS security.
  • Manage CMS performance.

• Server, Network, and Hosting

  • Interface with our hosting company for server configuration, capacity planning and support issues.
  • Resolve any issues related to site performance or downtime as expediently as possible.
  • Patch and configure server services as appropriate to maintain security standards.
  • Stay up to date with latest security disclosures including zero-day vulnerabilities.
  • Work with the Office of Technology Services to maintain external DNS records.

• Analytics & Analysis

  • Distribute and interpret Google Analytics reports to internal stakeholders.
  • Develop custom reports as necessary.

 

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

 

  •  Adhere to the Seminary’s style guidelines and visual identity across all websites.
  • Participate in communications planning and marketing strategy sessions with internal clients when necessary.
  • Remain current on emerging technology and web development best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required

  • Expert level proficiency in WordPress (or similar CMS with demonstrable proficiency in PHP).
  • Ability to hand-code HTML and CSS.
  • Intermediate-to-expert PHP skills. The position will be responsible for maintenance of existing custom development and further innovations TBD.
  • Able to turn a PSD into a fully responsive design.
  • High writing and editing proficiency.
  • Ability to manage small projects.
  • Ability to work quickly and independently.

Preferred

  • Experience developing Themes and Plugins for WordPress.
  • Experience designing and implementing a content lifecycle.
  • Experience with usability, accessibility, and SEO.
  • Deep understanding of website analytics.
  • Using analytics to inform content strategy.
  • Experience with growing and engaging audiences via social media.

 

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:

Student workers as necessary.

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.