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.



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 Ministerial Recruitment and 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:

  1. Will schedule and execute recruitment travel between Labor Day and March 31 according to the directives set forth by the Director of Recruitment and Admissions. Additional days as directed.
  2. Will represent the Department at various social and academic functions on- and off- campus, including all official Seminary events.
  3. 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.
  4. Will serve as part of the Admissions Team to develop best practices and flawless tracking of inquiries and applicants.
  5. Will maintain accurate and clear documentation of each inquiry and applicant in PowerCAMPUS.
  6. Will compose concise summaries of all applicants for the Admissions Committee.
  7. Will work with the Admissions Team during all visitation events to welcome and inform all participants.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete accounting of all travel and business expenses.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  1. Attend all meetings as directed by the Director of Recruitment and 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 necessary.

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.

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, Alumni and Congregation Relations

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, Alumni and Congregation Relations to work in their Seminary Advancement Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides primary staff services to the Alumni Relations functions of Seminary Advancement. Coordinator also will collaborate with the other Seminary Advancement units to develop and implement programs, activities and communications that will serve to deepen the connection between alumni and their alma mater. During the public phase of Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary, the coordinator will provide significant support for alumni-specific campaign activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary staff person supporting the Seminary’s alumni relations efforts.
  • Assist in planning alumni activities associated with fundraising events, donor-recognition events and class-based and other reunion events.
  • Maintain regular contact with the members of the Seminary’s volunteer Alumni Council and District Representatives, and assist in planning for bi-annual council meetings.
  • Provide input and help to coordinate, research and develop alumni features and other content for Seminary publications, alumni-related Web pages, social media posts and e-blasts.
  • Identify new and innovative opportunities to interact with alumni from all areas of the country and from all class years.
  • Support an intensive congregation-giving focus during the alumni phase of the Generations Campaign. Arrange and support a timely follow-up drive in each LCMS district.
  • Coordinate the use of “Seminary Celebration Kits” on request and revisions of kit materials as needed to freshen content.
  • Help identify pastor conferences and other external events involving alumni and help to arrange speaker and/or exhibit opportunities.
  • Assist with database management.
  • Help to identify and set measurable pastor/congregation participation outcomes.

ANCILLARY DUTIES:

  • Participate in professional organizations and conferences to exchange ideas on enhancing alumni relations programs.
  • Develop working relationship with Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions to help develop affiliation with an affinity for alumni programs among students before they graduate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of three years of experience in a professional setting with strong customer service applications. Experience in university or seminary alumni relations preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated team-building and event planning expertise.
  • Demonstrated comfort in asking people to make financial gifts or accept volunteer roles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products as well as web based databases.
  • Membership in good standing of an LCMS congregation preferred; understanding of LCMS doctrine and its organizational structure required.
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree 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.


Director, Campus Facilities

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, Campus Facilities to work in their Campus Facilities Office.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Campus Facilities is responsible for providing support services to the Seminary community in the specific areas of maintenance, custodial, safety and security, grounds, space utilization, building renovation, site and infrastructure improvements, and energy use optimization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsible for maintaining the facilities of Concordia Seminary through service contracts or in house staff.
  2. Negotiates service contracts to meet requirements of campus community. Monitors performance of service providers for quality and to comply with contract provisions.
  3. Serves as in house support staff for Seminary planning committees.
  4. Assists in planning and oversight of capital projects.
  5. Assists in planning “in house” building adaptation projects.
  6. Maintains relationship with City of Clayton.
  7. Prepares and monitors budgets for all areas of responsibility.

ANCILLARY DUTIES

  1. Membership in Facilities Planning and Code Enforcement professional organizations.
  2. Maintains current knowledge and provides research on benchmarking standards where applicable to building and space planning.
  3. Assists in coordination between maintenance, custodial, and grounds functions and Campus Services functions.

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  1. Strong communication skills and the ability to distill complex proposals and choices into layman’s terms.
  2. Ability to work and supervise multiple disciplines and areas of responsibility simultaneously.
  3. Strong understanding of the various building systems in institutional buildings.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field

Experience
Prefer 10 years of experience in the facilities field with background in engineering discipline

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

Coordinator, Grounds
Administrator, Campus Safety and Security

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.