Lutheran Bible Translators seeks an experienced director of Program Ministries to provide leadership to Program Ministries, its staff and missionaries, and to serve as a liaison with partner organizations.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in administration and strategic planning, as well as being a team leader handling sensitive issues. Essential duties and responsibilities include being a relationship builder, especially with staff, missionaries, co-workers and partners, both international and domestic. This relationship building is to ensure understanding of issues impacting the mission of the organization. The candidate must be good in networking with other agencies involved in Bible translation activities and have seven-plus years of experience, especially as a Bible translation missionary in a cross-cultural setting. The candidate must hold a graduate degree (theological or academic) in a field related to the position. Salary is negotiable.
Submit cover letter with salary history and resume by Nov. 15 to email@example.com or mail to Dean Mehl, Human Resources Manager, Lutheran Bible Translators, 303 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL 60507; www.lbt.org.
The following institutions of the Concordia University System are seeking candidates for positions:
- Concordia College–New York, Bronxville, N.Y., seeks to fill the following position: athletic trainer.
- Concordia University, Portland, Ore., seeks to fill a position in marketing.
- Concordia College, Selma, Ala., seeks to fill the following position: vice-president for institutional advancement.
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.”
Concordia Plan Services (CPS) seeks a vice president and chief operating officer to provide a full range of competitive employee benefits and services to over 6,000 Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations and organizations. There are essentially four plans/trusts to accomplish this — Retirement, Retirement Savings, Disability and Survivor, and Health. With more than 32,000 active workers and 58,000 dependents as well as 14,200 retirees receiving pension benefits, CPS has nearly $3 billion under management.
This position reports to the CEO of Concordia Plan Services. The COO will assume the responsibility to lead both the existing Operations and Information Technology departments. Responsibilities include executive oversight of all customer service and administrative activities as well as information technology. The successful candidate will be a leading participant in the strategic direction and management of the organization, with primary responsibilities for the execution of the CPS strategy.
The COO will also be proactive in taking responsibility for operational and IT ramifications and their impact on the rest of the organization and especially the impact on customers. The COO will also advise the CEO and his management team on these issues.
Qualifications: Preferably an active member of an LCMS congregation with strong leadership qualities and unquestioned moral compass. Ten-plus years of operational experience of similar magnitude and scope in an insurance or other type of financial institution. Confident in leading, defining and documenting operational process and procedure to ensure superior execution and excellent client service outcomes and vendor relationships. Known strategist and proactive leader with strong managerial and people development skills. Able to convert vision into sound operating models; experienced in contingency planning and system re-engineering and implementation. Outstanding project management skills, effective oral and written communication skills, collaborative and a team player. Highly organized, able to work under pressure of time limitations.
Qualified applicants eager to work for a caring Christian organization — voted as one of the best places to work in St. Louis — with a great family-like atmosphere providing excellent benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a convenient location should forward resume with cover letter and salary history in confidence to Cindy Kohlbry, Executive Bridge, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Oct. 15.
Posted Aug. 26, 2010