Church Administrator

published 6/25/2019

The church administrator is a full-time position responsible for managing the business affairs of the church and working with church members and staff to achieve the church’s mission. The church administrator extends the ministry of Pierre First UMC to our staff, our members, and the surrounding community. The church administrator reports directly to the pastor.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, management, human resources, or a related field and will have: 

Knowledge of: 
-       strategic planning and administrative oversight 
-       management of an office of a paid staff of 5 or more employees
-       management of volunteer staff of up to 100 unpaid volunteers
-       Fair Labor practices  
-       legal processes for hiring and firing staff, performance evaluations, and personnel management
-       computer systems, including word processing, electronic communication software, membership software, and financial reporting and accounting software

Skill to: 
-       effectively work with the church Leadership Team, pastor, and ministry teams to develop and execute annual strategic plans
-       effectively manage paid staff to carry out the day-to-day activities of the church
-       in consultation with the pastor, oversee hiring, performance evaluation, disciplinary action, and termination of paid staff
-       conduct supervisory activities to build a cohesive and effective paid staff in the church
-       maintain and administer the Safe and Sacred Spaces Policy in conformance with all laws and regulations
-       coordinate background checks for prospective employees and certain volunteers
-       accurately and effectively develop, manage, and report on the church’s budget
Ability to: 
-       meet deadlines, develop and execute program policies and procedures, and manage changing and competing priorities and projects
-       tactfully and discretely handle sensitive and confidential matters
-       graciously handle unexpected or difficult situations, people, and conflicts
-       effectively communicate verbally and in writing 
-       maintain church financial, personnel, and facilities records
-       manage and coordinate use of church facilities and equipment
-       oversee and coordinate church newsletters and other communication media

Application Info:
Applicants are required to submit a resume, a writing sample, and a completed application form.  A more complete job description and the application form may be obtained by calling church office at (605) 224-5939 or emailing the Staff-Parish Relations Team  Applications must be submitted to the church office, through postal mail (117 N. Central Ave., Pierre SD, 57501) or the Staff-Parish Relations Team e-mail (above).

Address: 117 North Central Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058