Church Business Administrator


First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville
Job Description
Job Title:  Church Administrator
Part-time staff position
Reports to:  Senior Pastor
Direct Reports:  Administrative Manager, Facilities Manager, Financial Administrator and Administrative Assistant
Position Summary:  This position is responsible for providing administrative oversight in support of the Senior Pastor, including organizational planning and development; personnel policy administration; supervision of administrative staff; and overall church administration.  This position carries out the specific duties listed below, as well as other duties which may be assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and administering church personnel policies and procedures, including Employee Handbook updates/revisions and personnel file maintenance
  • Supervising and leading the administrative staff, including conducting annual performance reviews
  • Overseeing staff hiring and training
  • In coordination with the Administrative Manager, regularly updating the Safe Sanctuary compliance spreadsheet, notifying supervisors when updated background checks need to be performed, and performing background checks through the Trak-1 system
  • Providing support to lay leadership, including support of the Church Board, Trustees, Finance, Staff-Parish Relations; Working with the Finance Committee chair in developing an annual budget for all fund accounts
  • Developing budget preparation guidelines and training employees who have budget responsibilities
  • Managing the monthly tracking of budget results
  • Assisting with the annual audit and reporting findings as appropriate
  • Maintaining the Accounting Procedures manual
  • Overseeing all contracts with outside vendors, including coordination with the Administrative Manager and/or Facilities Manager as appropriate for new contracts or renewals
  • Chairing the Communications Team
  • Overseeing Charge Conference documentation for year-end Conference reports
  • Obtaining legal review of appropriate matters
  • Ensuring compliance with incorporation requirements, annual meeting and minutes
  • Attending weekly staff meetings and establishing effective working relationships with church staff
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Business, Accounting, Finance, Management Science or other related field
  • Ten years’ experience in business operational management, including employee management
  • Finance or accounting experience required
  • Understanding and support of the core values of FUMC
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficiency in computer software programs, including MS Office, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work as part of a team
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and efficient
  • Flexibility in accepting additional responsibilities

Contact: Mark Ralls

Church/Org/Business Name: First United Methodist Church

Address: 204 6th Ave W Hendersonville 28739

Phone: 8286934275

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