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Irvine Presbyterian Church

Director of Operations

Irvine Presbyterian Church
Irvine, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/13/2013
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Irvine Presbyterian Church’s vision is to be a community of disciples who make disciples. Our mission is to encourage and equip every believer in the IPC community to follow Jesus as Lord, engaging our culture with God’s transforming love, in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ. A key scripture that motivates our desire to multiply discipleship is from Ephesians 4:11 & 12 in which the role of leadership is, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ.” Four core priorities shape this work for us: 1) Coming into God’s Presence, 2) Cultivating the Mind of Christ, 3) Strengthening One another in Christ, and 4) Sending in the Name of Christ.


The first two priorities focus on the vertical, the way a disciple is shaped by being with Jesus. The second two focus on the horizontal, the way the community shapes and launches a disciple of Christ. Practically, we are about helping people come to know who God is in Jesus Christ and who they are in Him. We believe that every disciple has a call to use the gifts that God has given them to be part of His kingdom work of making disciples and all that we do is to aid others in discovering, developing, and unleashing this call. We see the Director of Finance and Operations as integral to this vision and mission. The way we employ our financial and personnel resources to encourage discipleship and discipleship making is vital, from the way we use our space to reach out to the community in Christian hospitality, to the way we help our ministry endeavors make the most of the resources that God has given to them for the growth of Christian disciples.



POSITION REPORTS TO:  Head of Staff and through him/her to the Session



The responsibilities include the oversight of the daily operations of IPC, which covers human resources, finances, facilities and equipment, risk management, information technology, and communications.  Assist with specific projects in partnership with the pastor, staff and/or the Session.


Ephesians 4:11-12 defines the role of a leader as one who equips the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ. The primary role of the Director of Operations is to further enable the church body to carry out its mission of making disciples of Christ, empowering, and encouraging lay leaders and teams of lay volunteers who serve within the church.  The Director of Operations will manage his/her responsibilities in a way that encourages discipleship and discipleship making.




  • Provide support and resources to Session and applicable committees in the area of personnel management.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal labor laws as they pertain to churches and preschools.
  • Oversee and manage personnel functions such as payroll, recruitment, new hire and termination procedures, and benefit administration.

Finance and Stewardship

  • Manage church accounting and finances.
  • Coordination with and support of Session and applicable committees.
  • Prepare and coordinate church annual budgets and monitor accounts to the budgets.
  • Supervise Director of JHEEC and office manager/staff accountant.
  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing on-going stewardship campaigns.
  • Coordinate and oversee preparation of financial reporting to Management Ministry Team, Session,PC (USA), external auditor and governmental agencies.
  • Manage Insurance Portfolio
  • Ensure Church compliance with IRS Tax Codes

Facilities Management

  • Manage all aspects of Church buildings and property.
  • Schedule, direct and authorize major maintenance projects, ensuring reputable companies        are used, costs are managed and appropriate risk management steps are in place.
  • Oversee ministry and community group usage of the facility.


  • Oversee and manage communication efforts such as weekly announcements, monthly newsletter, newspaper advertising and other special projects.
  • Research, provide recommendations and initiate purchases of services, furnishings and capital equipment.
  • Manage computer network and internet services, including contracting for professional services.
  • Maintain membership in the National Association of Church Business Administration.


Other duties as assigned.




            Adaptability to a variety of tasks

            Effective communication skills/interpersonal skills

            Proven decision making

            Ability to manage work

           Ability to build teams of both congregants and staff



            Analytical skills

            Knowledge of church/ non-profit operations and structure

            Budgeting, estimating and forecast analysis

            Employment law knowledge



Bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting or related degree and five or more years related work experience.


$60,000 to $65,000

Full time

Benefited position