Careers & Internships

At CPH, your skills and ideas have a direct impact on our corporate mission. Here, your work helps further the CPH mission to provide products and services that aid and strengthen the Church in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Career Opportunities

Account Service Representative

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking an Account Service Representative. This position will service client relationships and expand sales while seeking to increase the utilization of CPH's production service capacities in areas of print such as digital resources, direct mail, fulfillment and distribution services. This position reports to the Director of Sales and works in partnership with the manager of Purchasing.

Specific duties include:

  • Service and retain existing Print clients and grow new business, in order to achieve monthly and annual sales goals as set forth in the business plan.
  • Build and manage customer relations with key persons and entities, recommending methods or technologies that will provide cost effective solutions to their needs.
  • Manage client relations with other LCMS entities that utilize CPH print capabilities and fulfillment services including a) Serving as primary contact to strengthen relationships, b) Resolving billing and item set-up questions, c) Ensuring proper reporting to the entities,
  • Identify and secure new clients by making sales calls via telephone and in person.
  • Provide timely, formal quotes to clients while maintaining a competitive price structure and profitable sales margin.
  • Achieve annual sales goal for new clients by:
    • Researching and developing prospect list and making outbound calls.
    • Identifying market potential by qualifying accounts.
    • Initiating sales process by scheduling appointments; making initial presentation; understanding account requirements; presenting quotations.
  • Maintain detailed job records including all quotes and services.
  • Prepare final billing statement for customer invoicing and ensure margin goals are achieved.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • High school diploma is required, and a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.
  • One to three years of sales experience required. Industry experience with printing, direct mail, and/or production coordination highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod required.
  • Strong knowledge of CPH products, their features, and benefits is desired.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company-provided retirement plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including free parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a management culture that solicits and recognizes employees for their ideas on opportunities to continually improve the company and our service to customers. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.

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.NET Associate Programmer/Analyst

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a .NET Associate Programmer/Analyst in our Business Systems group to assist with the development, production and maintenance support for all mission-critical Business Systems.

Specific duties include:

  • Work with vendors and others as needed to maintain peak operability of the CPH Business Systems, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Implementing changes to keep pace with technology trends and to avoid obsolescence
    • Investigating and resolving bugs and other software errors
    • Maintaining adequate backups and archives of software media
    • Installing software upgrades and enhancements as necessary
  • Work with vendors and others as needed to improve and enhance the functionality, including, but not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Identifying ways to improve the systems to benefit CPH users
    • Adding new features/enhancements (both analysis/design and programming)
  • Lead project teams as requested, providing knowledge of various applications, and leading the development of functional and detail design specifications. Work with the team to provide support for the development of project timelines and budgets.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in a comparable position. Broad knowledge of microcomputers, LAN's, Internet and office productivity tools.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must be conversant with database applications.
  • Demonstrated skill in the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • .Net programming utilizing an object-oriented approach
  • VB.NET and C# coding experience
  • ASP and ASP.NET coding experience
  • SQL (Structured Query Language), both MS Access and SQL Server versions
  • Relational database design and normalization using MS Access or SQL Server
  • Crystal Reports Developer Edition, and how to incorporate it into Windows applications

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company-provided retirement plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including free parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a management culture that solicits and recognizes employees for their ideas on opportunities to continually improve the company and our service to customers. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.

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Receptionist

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Part-time Receptionist to be a part of our Building Services team responsible for welcoming visitors and assisting callers as they interact with our business. This individual will provide excellent customer service, demonstrate tact, and adapt to changing business needs.

Specific duties include:

  • Welcoming on-site visitors, determining the nature of business, and announcing visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Answering incoming telephone calls, determining the purpose of calls, forwarding calls to appropriate personnel, and taking/delivering messages when appropriate.
  • Answering questions about the organization and providing callers with address, directions, and other information.
  • Monitoring visitors' building access and issuing passes when required.
  • Performing other clerical duties as needed, such as filing, mail runs, sorting and opening mail.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to make favorable first impresion by treating guests in a polite and effective manner
  • Clear, understandable speaking voice
  • General clerical ability, including the bility to type 40 words per minute
  • Must be PC literate and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point Excel, Outlook)

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay as well as free parking, business casual dress code, an employee discount, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.

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Life at CPH

$8,875

donated in 2018 to various charities through Casual for a Cause

858

backpacks for kids stuffed and distributed at our annual Operation F.U.N. event (For a United Neighborhood)

200+

Gus’ Pretzels consumed during employee appreciation days in 2018

2,160+

shuffleboard points scored

550 lbs.

to lift, push, and pull in our on-site fitness center

Weekly chapel

on Wednesday mornings

55+ years

of being on mission through Concordia Gospel Outreach

Annual washers tournament

A chance for you to dethrone the ranking champs

 

Benefits & Perks

Keep your bank account healthy with competitive pay, 403(b), and employer match.
Stay healthy and happy with incredible health, dental, and vision benefits.
Enjoy work-life balance with flex-time and generous paid-time off.
Our on-site cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks at great prices.
Stay fit with our on-site workout center and free fitness classes.
Step away from your desk and play a game of Ping-Pong, Foosball, or shuffleboard.
Casual for a Cause is our twist on casual Fridays. Wear jeans and give to a great cause.
Like baseball? Employees win tickets to Cardinals games all season long!
Going on a mission trip? Eligible employees get up to two weeks of paid time off.
Take time off to care for your new family with generous parental leave options.
Thinking of going back to school? Take advantage of tuition reimbursement options.
Whatever you do at CPH, your work directly supports our mission to share the Gospel.


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CPHers celebrate the Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series.

Internships

"Working with such creative and faithful people gave me a deeper understanding of the joy found in ministry. I am confident that my spiritual growth and the connections I made prepared me for a strong future in serving the Church."

— April, Curriculum Resources Intern

April, Curriculum Resources Intern

"The atmosphere at CPH was really open and friendly. People at CPH genuinely care about you and want to make sure you learn the skills you need to succeed in your future career. I learned many valuable skills that I will take with me."

— Audrey, Church Supplies Intern

Audrey, Church Supplies Intern

"CPH's internship provided an insight to how hard people work to equip the Church with quality products and materials. God blessed me this summer by allowing me to interact with those people and products."

— Jacob, Book Production Intern

Jacob, Book Production Intern

"I've always loved CPH VBS, but being the VBS intern made me love it even more and in a new way. It was so rewarding to help create for the future and know that God will work through what we did!"

— Jayme, VBS Intern

Rachel, Marketing, Worship Resources Intern

"Growing up in the Lutheran school system I have always wanted to serve the church, and in CPH I found a place where I can do that while still utilizing the talents God gave me."

— Katie, Marketing Intern

Katie, Marketing Intern

"As an intern at CPH, I was stretched to learn new skills, to serve the Church, and to grow in my faith. Each project equipped me to be successful in my career and continually be grounded in faith."

— Adele, Marketing Intern

Adele, Marketing Intern

"I learned so much about handling tough situations, the effort behind a 'simple' social media post, and finding my writing voice. This experience enriched the information I learned in school and gave me new perspectives to consider."

— Emily, Public Relations/Publicity Intern

Emily, Public Relations/Publicity Intern
About Our Internship Program

The application deadline has passed for summer 2019 internships. Please check back in November for our 2020 internship opportunities.

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