Pierre First United Methodist Church Church Administrator in Pierre, South Dakota

The Church Administrator is a full-time position responsibile 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 thei Church to our staff, our members, and the surrounding community.Church Administrator will report directly to the senior pastor.iiApplicants must posses 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 oversightManagement of an office of a paid staff of 5 or more employeesManagement of volunteer staff of up to 100 unpaid volunteersFair Labor practiciesLegal 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 softwareAccounting principlesSkill to:Effectively work with the church Leadership Board, 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 senior 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 administry 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 deveop, manage, and report on the church's budget.Manage and direct financial recordkeeping and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Develop and administer policies and procedures concerning the use of all church property and facilities.Foster effective communication within the entire church organization.Oversee purchasing and contracting processes and relationships.Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships.Ability to:Carry out administrative work as ministry and articulate the function of the job as ministryInterpret and fulfill the Leadership Board's objectives and directivesMeet deadlines, develop and execute program policies and procedures, and manage changing and competing priorities and projectsTactfully and discretely handle sensitive and confidential mattersGraciously handle unexpected or difficult situations, people, and conflictsEffectively communicate verbally and in writingMaintain church financial, personnel, and facilities records.Manage and coordinate use of church facilities and equipmentmanage maintenance of church facilities, including weekly checks of facilities and construction of a "to do" listSecure and maintain adequate church insuranceComplete and file accurate and timely government, distrcit, and conference reportsEffectively manage time to carry out the day to day workings of the church, maintain punctual and consistent attendance, and be available for evening committee meetings.Represent the church in community, district, and conference meetingsOversee and coordinate church newsletters and other communication media.