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; email@example.com).
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 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.
• 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Student workers as necessary.
Please submit resume in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 314-505-7338 or submit via US Mail to Concordia Seminary Human Resources, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis MO 63105.