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.



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.


Writer, Grants (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 Writer, Grants to work in their Seminary Support – Campaigns Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Manage a comprehensive grants fundraising program to secure new funds for Concordia Seminary’s existing and planned initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with Seminary gift officers and faculty, develop cultivation strategies and contact grantors by phone and in-person to develop relationships.
  • Assist in developing the campaign-specific and division-wide goals to accomplish annual income targets.
  • Develop appropriate tracking and reporting metrics, and produce reports as directed.
  • Maintain a master grant calendar of submitted proposals and requests for all seminary departments.
  • Develop grant letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations.
  • Continuously research potential funding sources to meet Seminary funding needs, and advise on sources and requirements for requests.
  • Collect program, project, and budget results in order to prepare and submit timely reports to grantors and Seminary leaders as required.
  • Maintain detailed summaries of grant activity in the Seminary’s database.
  • Identify and respond to trends influencing corporate and foundation grant making.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in successful grant research and writing, preferably in higher education and/or other nonprofit.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of research methodologies.
  • Strong project management and time management skills.
  • Availability for some travel and willingness to participate in Seminary events that may occur in the evenings or on weekends.
  • Understanding of LCMS doctrine and its organizational structure preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS::
Bachelor’s degree required.

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.