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

Manager, E-Commerce

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Manager, E-Commerce. This position is responsible for supporting marketing operations by strategically managing the digital tools and systems used for helping customers discover and connect with CPH products and services, and positively influencing customers with the mission of CPH while meeting business plan objectives and maintaining financial sustainability.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive e-commerce strategy to drive web sales utilizing best practices in online shopping, SEO, paid search, paid social media, remarketing, and marketing automation.
  • Analyzes online activity in relation to traffic acquisition, sales, conversions, a/b testing, and reporting.
  • Researches market to discover new e-commerce trends and technologies.
  • Serves as primary liaison for e-commerce efforts.
  • Oversees strategy and implementation of tracking codes
  • Manages e-commerce functionalities and backend tools of 3rd party websites.
  • Trains e-commerce staff in scope and functionality of web technology, systems, processes, and solutions.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, information technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in e-commerce management and digital marketing. Experience with Magento platform is preferred.
  • Advanced abilities in the following areas is required: e-commerce platforms, strategic planning, web analytics, data analysis, SEO, marketing automation, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Core abilities required to be successful in this position include: search database management, inbound marketing, account-based marketing, and project management.

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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Manager, Network Operations

Full-Time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Manager, Network Operations. This position is responsible for the secure and efficient operation of the CPH network, including product / vendor recommendation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all components comprising the CPH network infrastructure.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

  • Manage the specification, installation and administration of all servers and network components, including routers and switches. Manage 3rd party relationships with hardware/maintenance vendors.
  • Manage all network administration responsibilities including network design, maintenance, and the addition or removal of users and devices to the network. Perform network troubleshooting as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the firewall, including the creation of security rules and standards along with the enforcement of same. Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure continued secure operation of the firewall and correct issues as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining requirements for WAN & LAN and creating environments for the same.
  • Install, upgrade, and configure network printing, directory structures, rights, security, and software on file servers via Active Directory.
  • Oversee back-up process of data to ensure continued availability.
  • Serve as the focal point for PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliance, including maintenance of our CDE (Cardholder Data Environment) and the ongoing review and adoption of PCI established best practices. Work with the Business Systems Team to create and maintain an environment that complies with the requirements of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
  • Manage relationships with external providers / vendors to ensure continuous operation and access.
  • Work with vendors to obtain patches/fixes for software and hardware components. Upgrade network hardware & software components to ensure operability and maintainability.
  • Manage user desktop updates to ensure current versions of software are available.
  • Determine proper access levels for users and grant appropriate permissions.
  • Oversee the Network Operations team and their resolution of helpdesk calls, assisting when necessary.
  • Provide support for new and existing mobile devices to ensure employees can connect to the network and perform all required functions in a secure environment.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Certification as MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in network administration and support. Prior experience with both Unix and Linux operating systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of advanced switching, firewall, routing, and wireless technologies
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Desktop Operating Systems and Mac OS
  • Knowledge of common security practices and implementation in PCI-DSS
  • Familiarity with virtualization technology including Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager, and SANs
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong customer service attitude
  • Ability to be on call after normal business hours for emergency technical support and planned maintenance activities

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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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 2020 internships. Please check back in November for our 2021 internship opportunities.

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