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

.NET Programmer/Analyst

Full-time

*Not sponsoring work visas at this time

Does being a part of a family-oriented, Christian work environment appeal to you? Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a .NET Programmer/Analyst in our Business Systems group to assist with the development, production, and maintenance support for all mission-critical Business Systems. These Business systems allow our dedicated team of professionals to produce high-quality and doctrinally-sound resources that point others to Christ. Founded in 1869, CPH is celebrating our 150th year of ministry in 2019!

Specific duties of the .NET Programmer/Analyst include working with others, including vendors, to maintain peak operability and improve/enhance the functionality of 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 adding new features and enhancements as necessary
  • Identifying ways to improve the systems to benefit CPH users
  • Leading project teams as requested, providing knowledge of various applications, and leading the development of functional and detail design specifications.
  • Working 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:

  • Prior experience in a comparable position, including 2-3 years of .NET programming utilizing an object-oriented approach, including VB.NET, C#, ASP, and ASP.NET coding experience.
  • Broad knowledge of microcomputers, LAN's, Internet and office productivity tools.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Must be conversant with database applications (adept at both MS Access and SQL Server). Experience with relational database design and normalization is preferred.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports Developer Edition, and how to incorporate into Windows applications, is helpful.

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 and a comprehensive benefits package featuring:

  • Full Medical coverage (no out-of-pocket premiums for employees) as well as dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits
  • 20 Days of Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) in your first year of employment
  • Company-provided retirement pension and 403(b) retirement plan featuring a $.60/$1 match; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance
  • Ability to participate in a partial work-from-home schedule
  • Opportunity to receive a profit-sharing bonus
  • Many other benefits are provided including onsite cafeteria and fitness center, free gated/secured parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a quality-focused management culture.

To apply please email your resume to cphresume@cph.org

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Receptionist

Part-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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Returns Coordinator

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Returned Goods Coordinator. This position will receive, verify, process, route and warehouse all internal/external customer returns in a timely manner.

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring the timely and efficient processing of return material authorizations (RMA's) and the movement of returned product back to inventory.
  • Achieving and maintaining proficiency with software and systems that relate to returned goods
  • Coordinating and communicating with the Trade Sales/Customer Service departments regarding RMA issues.
  • Recovering and recycling used packing supplies coming back from returned cartons.
  • Working in a safe manner following all safety procedures and assisting in other areas of the Distribution Center as needed, including picking/packing, etc.

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

  • Minimum of high school diploma required.
  • Prior experience in a production environment preferred.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions and follow production standards.
  • Must be organized, and have good attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a group.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment and knowledge of warehousing and inventory procedures.
  • Strong PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds.

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 and a comprehensive benefits package featuring:

  • Full Medical coverage (no out-of-pocket premiums for employees), as well as dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits
  • 20 Days of Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) in your first year of employment
  • Company-provided retirement pension and 403(b) retirement plan featuring a $.60/$1 match; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance
  • Opportunity to receive a profit-sharing bonus
  • Many other benefits are provided including onsite cafeteria and fitness center, free gated/secured parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a quality-focused management culture.

To apply please email your resume to cphresume@cph.org

Apply Now

Sales Representative

Full-time

Concordia Publishing House (CPH), the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is seeking a Sales Representative. This position will service client relationships and expand sales of our marketing services including PR, social media, emails, web design, digital ads, SEO, content marketing, analytics, media planning, and consulting services. In addition, this position will maintain relationships and service accounts for our production services including areas of print, 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:

  • Develop and expand the sales of the various services CPH has to offer, in order to achieve monthly and annual sales goals.
  • Service, retain, and build client relations with LCMS entities and other organizations by a) serving as primary contact, b)
  • resolving billing and item set-up questions, c) ensuring proper reporting is made to the entities, and d) seeking ways to strengthen relationships.
  • Identify and secure new clients by making sales calls via telephone, electronic communications, 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.
  • Three years of sales experience required. Industry experience with media marketing, print/production coordination, and
  • communications is highly desired.
  • Able to negotiate and utilize proper sales techniques as well as exhibit excellent customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Sense of urgency to make sure all jobs are completed on schedule.
  • Strong knowledge of the Lutheran faith and affinity for the LCMS.
  • 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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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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