Employment Opportunities

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.



Faculty position in the area of Practical Theology

Concordia Seminary is seeking nominations for a faculty position in the area of Practical Theology.
The successful candidate must…

  • Be rostered as a Minister of Religion–Ordained in the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 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 preaching, congregational leadership, theological teaching and writing.
  • Have earned a PhD; STM or DMin may be considered, but if so preference will be given to a candidate who is willing to complete a PhD.
  • 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.
  • Have experience in cross-cultural settings; multilingual ability is desirable.

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 a curriculum vitae) should be sent by March 6, 2015 to Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Provost of Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; klohaj@csl.edu).


Coordinator, Payroll and Accounts Payable

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 Coordinator, Payroll and Accounts Payable to work in their Accounting Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Coordinator, Payroll and Accounts Payable position is responsible for maintaining all pay records, and processing bi-weekly payrolls as well as the maintenance of the daily accounts payable entries, processing of checks and reconciling the monthly accounts payable detail to the general ledger.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for processing emergency check requests (including payroll checks for non-routine HR actions).
  2. Maintains Payroll System continuously which includes but is not limited to; rate changes, hiring/termination of employees, updating employee addresses and company account codes.
  3. Performs necessary ACH transfers, for HSAs, FSAs, and Retirement benefits, etc…
  4. Reviews Employee Exception Time Accruals to enforce employee compliance.
  5. Reviews all city, state and federal tax reports, reconciliation of deductions, overtime records, garnishments, and all other deductions paid to vendors for bi-weekly payroll.
  6. Reviews all quarterly payroll reports generated by ADP reported to the IRS.
  7. Reviews all annual payroll reports and W2s generated by ADP reported to the IRS and distributes all W2’s to employees.
  8. Will obtain comprehensive knowledge of Seminary benefit plans in order to process payroll deductions.
  9. Enters daily accounts payable transactions into the appropriate accounts payable systems.
  10. Reviews invoices and check requests for proper approval, account distribution, and IRS information such as 1099’s, Social Security numbers, and addresses.
  11. Responsible for sending IRS W-9 forms to potential 1099 recipients.
  12. Processes accounts payable checks on a regular schedule.
  13. Review vendor monthly statements.
  14. Prepares various reports upon request.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:
Will assist with various other internal departmental projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounts payable.
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience processing payroll with an understanding of Federal, State and local agencies to maintain compliance with applicable laws.
  3. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office package
  4. Detail oriented and highly organized.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  6. Associates degree in Business Administration required with an emphasis in Accounting preferred.

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.


Administrative Assistant, SMP, EIIT, and RFE (Part-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 Part Time Administrative Assistant, SMP, EIIT and RFE to work in their Residential Field Education Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The part time Administrative Assistant will provide basic office administrative support and will serve as a point of contact to three offices under the Ministerial Formation Division to include the Specific Ministry Pastor program, the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology program and the Resident Field Education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will track admissions and program acceptance correspondence for students who are in the enrollment process for the various assigned programs.
  • Will perform orientation preparation documentation for each department entity by reviewing and transmitting communication correspondence, and compiling orientation materials to have during meetings when students arrive to campus.
  • Will be a point of contact and coordinator of information and actions with students, faculty, field supervisors, congregational offices and other various offices on campus related to the operation of the three departments. Will field questions where capable, and refer unresolved matters to the department heads as necessary.
  • Will establish and maintain student and other general operational files (as required, in either electronic or paper format) for interdepartmental use.
  • Will perform general support tasks in preparation of regularly scheduled academic seminars to include:
    • Reservation of meeting space and campus housing accommodations.
    • Coordination of food and refreshments for seminar meetings.
    • Coordination with communications office for photo opportunities.
    • Preparation of seminar hand-outs and supporting communication.
  • Will develop an efficient process for tracking various forms of information from students and field organizations. Will be required to enter data into Power Campus to track completion of assignments and reports. May be required to initiate “stops” on student accounts regarding delinquent or missing information.
  • Will assist departmental heads with preparation of expense reports, and making travel arrangements.

Specific to SMP:

  • Will make reservations regarding off campus visits for SMP students to the International Center, Concordia Publishing House and Concordia Seminary.
  • Will work with LCEF office to coordinate dinner for SMP students receiving their certification.

Specific to EIIT:

  • Will prepare EIIT recommendations to Admissions Committee.

Specific to RFE:
Immersion Trips

  • Coordinates dates with host church.
  • Researches and confirms travel and lodging arrangements, compiles final travel itinerary for students.
  • Completes expense report information upon completion of immersion trip.
  • Conducts follow up survey with students regarding their experience on the immersion trip.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products as well as web based databases.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Detailed oriented.
  • Capable of developing workflows for improved efficiency.
  • Excellent team player with demonstrated ability of coaching team members to work well with each other.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.


Coordinator, Digital Services (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 Coordinator, Digital Services to work in their Library Services Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The coordinator’s primary duty is to ensure that all digital resources, especially those in the institutional repository, are discoverable and accessible to Seminary faculty, staff, students, church and the world. Secondarily, this position coordinates and communicates all other digital services within the library. The coordinator reports to the Director of Library Services but also works closely with the Public Services Administrator, Collection Management Librarian, and the Division of Technology Services to provide electronic library services, ongoing management of the digital resources within the institutional repository, and access to electronic databases and other digital materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages all digital resources within the institutional repository, including entering consistent and appropriate metadata for new items and supplementary data for existing items.
  • Serves as the liaison to the digital repository vendor.
  • Maintains course reserves in the Seminary Learning Management System (Blackboard).
  • Serves as liaison to Technology Services to ensure that all electronic databases are accessible and operational through all appropriate vendors.
  • Plays a key role in the process of identifying, developing, and implementing the next generation of resource management tools.
  • Effectively identifies and applies new technologies in support of efficient workflow activities and develops expertise with emerging technologies.
  • Assists in digitization efforts undertaken within the library, especially in special collections.
  • Pursues relevant and appropriate professional development and service activities that align with and support the mission and vision of the Library and the Seminary.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Software to be used:
    • Microsoft Office Suite with database and spreadsheet emphasis.
    • Internet.
    • Digital Commons institutional repository.
    • EZProxy.
    • Sierra ILS platform.
    • Blackboard.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and its theology essential.
  • Theological educational background preferred.
  • Experience working with newer forms of media to include digital repositories, e-books, on-line journals, electronic databases, and social media, especially for professional uses.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
Student Workers.

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.