Call for nominations: CPS President/CEO (November)

The Board of Directors of the Concordia Plan Services is seeking nominations for a President/CEO.   The President/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees of Concordia Plans and the Board of Directors of Concordia Plan Services.  Both boards are composed of the same individuals.  The President/CEO reports indirectly through these boards to the LCMS Board of Directors, and is accountable for the staff of Concordia Plan Services.  The President/CEO, by position serves as an active participant of various boards; currently they include the Human Resources Advisory Group, the Facilities Services Management Board, the Church Alliance and the Church Benefit Association.

Responsibilities of the position are to lead and manage over 100 employees in the administration, in a fiduciary capacity, of the Concordia Plans (with over $3 billion of assets) established for the worker benefit programs of the Synod and its agencies;  to provide sound management leadership to ensure that the worker benefit programs established for the workers are operated in accordance with the policies established by the Synod, the Board of Directors Concordia Plan Services and the Board of Trustees of Concordia Plans, as well as all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.  More specifically, the President/CEO plans, organizes, directs implementation of, and monitors all functions and activities associated with the providing of worker benefits and the adequate funding of these benefits; develops and recommends to the Board of Directors of Concordia Plan Services long and short range programs of benefits, associated administrative policies, and staffing required to meet the objectives and goals established regarding the benefit programs of the Synod; and represents Concordia Plans and Concordia Plan Services to the Synod-at-large.

Nominees must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and work experience preferably in business management, employee benefits, financial management or insurance; 10 years responsible experience in management preferably including specific experience in the area of planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling and evaluating; plus knowledge or experience in the fields of pensions, group insurance and investments; have demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively represent the Concordia Plans and Concordia Plan Services in a professional manner both internally and externally; above average ability to be sensitive to the needs of people and the ability to manage key relationships; and active membership in an LCMS congregation.

The physical and mental requirements of the position require elevated skills in reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning.  The position calls for ability to handle moderate to high levels of stress; with the work being predominantly conducted inside an office environment requiring moderate travel.

Nominations should be submitted by Nov. 30, 2007, to Barbara Ryan, Executive Director of Human Resources, at 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295 ( or faxed to (314) 996-1121.

Posted Nov. 7, 2007

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