Positions (June)

The International Center (IC) of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) seeks to fill the position of executive director of Human Resources (HR).  This position provides strategic HR leadership at the LCMS IC.  Organizations supported include the LCMS Foundation, The Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Concordia Plan Services and the national office of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.  This position is responsible for attracting high quality employees and for creating an environment that is caring and supportive of their needs so that they may give their most effective service to the Lord and to the Synod.

This position provides leadership and management to the organization in the areas of recruitment, employment, new hire orientation, testing and assessment, EEO administration, HR policies and procedures, employment law, compensation administration, HR reporting and record-keeping, training and development, benefits administration, and other HR services, as necessary.  Special attention is given to training, coaching, and consultation with supervisors and management who are primarily responsible for creating and maintaining a caring environment.  This position coordinates the development and administration of human resources policies, procedures, and supporting systems within and between all boards, commissions, departments, and agencies of the Synod housed at the International Center.  All duties and responsibilities are performed personally or through the HR staff.

Position requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or a related field.

  • master’s degree in human resources, an MBA, or a JD is preferred.

  • minimum of seven years progressive HR service, including executive level HR management experience in a small- to medium-sized corporation.

  • track record of success in recruiting and employment, compensation administration, performance management, and training and development.

  • strong knowledge of current employment laws and regulations.

  • must have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to respond to all levels of management within the organization.

  • demonstrated skills in interviewing, counseling, and assisting management and employees.

  • membership in an LCMS congregation is desirable but not required.
  • For more information or to be considered for this position, candidates should e-mail a resume and salary information to david.fiedler@lcms.org.  Information also may be sent via fax to 314-996-1531 or by mail to LCMS Human Resources — DF; 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.  Deadline for responding is June 15.


    The following institutions of the Concordia University System (CUS) are seeking candidates for positions described below:

  • Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., seeks to fill faculty positions in mathematics and chemistry/physics; Christian education; and district youth/family life ministry facilitator.

  • Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., seeks to fill faculty positions in instructional design and technology; school leadership in research; and school leadership in law.

  • Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Neb., seeks to fill a faculty position in art with department chair responsibilities.

  • Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, seeks to fill a faculty position for dean of students.

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., seeks to fill a faculty position in accounting.
  • For more information about these and other CUS positions, including complete job descriptions, qualifications, and application process, visit http://www.lcms.org/cusjobs and click on “Positions Available at Our Campuses.”

    Posted May 29, 2009

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