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The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Director of Operations

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Sacramento, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/28/2014
Categories: Business/Administration - Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Operations

Principal Function


The Director of Operations (DO) is responsible for managing the administrative requirements of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (aka “Good Shepherd” or “GS”).


Personal Qualifications


  • Active growing faith development demonstrated by broad church or theological ministry experience.


  • Significant skills and experience in the operations oversight of a church body or similar non-profit organization.


  • BS in a Management related field or significant experience in similar organization.


  • Ability to work within and support the mission and values of GS.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Strong Leadership and Interpersonal skills.


  • Strong Supervisory, administrative and decision making skills.


  • Strong computer skills including demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.



Reporting Relationships


  • Reports directly to the Senior Pastor.


  • Directly supervises all Office Staff.


  • Interfaces with GS Program Directors to ensure seamless coordination and overall synergy among the various Ministry Programs.


  • Provides appropriate and timely communication to GS Trustees and GS Council.


  • Acts as primary resource to GS Members and Volunteers in carrying out their activities.


Requirements of the Position


Legal and Regulatory Compliance


  • Insure all GS Ministries comply with applicable Federal and State reporting requirements.


  • Continuing education and/or participation in membership forums dealing with such issues is strongly encouraged.


Fiscal Management


  • Maintain accurate financial record keeping.


  • Insure transparency and knowledge of current and foreseeable financial status by regular communication with GS Treasurer and GS Board of Trustees.


  • Serve as member of and primary staff resource for the annual Budget Development Committee including review of staff compensation.


  • Utilize generally accepted accounting principles to ensure maximum efficiency in maintenance of financial records and interface with the Financial Review Committee and external Auditor review.



Property Management


  • Insure efficient scheduling and coordination with external and internal groups desiring use of space on the Church Campus.


  • Develop policies to insure efficient and appropriate use of space for all activities occurring on the Church Campus.


  • Interface and coordinate with the existing Property and Grounds Committee which has responsibility to maintain the campus in its current functional operating condition.


  • Insure an inventory of all church property is recorded and maintained.


  • Oversee all vendor contractual agreements.



  • Serve as the prime resource and director of all fund -raising activities conducted at GS. These can include an annual Stewardship campaign to be coordinated with the Senior Pastor to insure appropriate philosophy of stewardship, special congregational fund-raising activities approved by the GS Trustees, and future capital funding campaigns.


  • Implement new and/or develop processes to enhance financial donations made to GS. These can include both technology aspects (eg: on-line or credit card donations) and programmatic aspects (eg: legacy or estate planning).


Administrative overview


  • Function as the prime administrative resource/consultant for all staff in the conduct of their program operation. This should include a regular “performance audit” with recommendations on enhancing the conduct of those programs.


  • Insure annually all insurance policies are adequate to meet GS needs and exposures.


  • Review administrative procedures and recommend/implement enhancements and efficiencies to those procedures, including the development of policy and procedures manuals.


  • Review computer record keeping processes (both equipment and programs) and electronic databases (Church Management Systems) to  insure their coordination, efficiency and adequacy.


  • Work with the Director of Communications to recommend, implement and maintain all IT systems needed to meet the operations of GS.


Other Duties


  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor and as needed to meet Trustee and/or Council policies.



Salary will be commensurate to experience and education.