Bethel Lutheran Church

Business Administrator

Bethel Lutheran Church
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 05/11/2017
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Bethel Lutheran Church

Rochester, MN


Bethel Lutheran Church is a dynamic and mission-driven ELCA congregation in Rochester, MN, seeking a well-qualified candidate responsible for the day-to-day operation of a broad variety of church functions.  The Business Administrator reports to and works closely with the Executive Pastor.  Areas of responsibility for this full-time position include, but are not limited to:  finance and general bookkeeping, budget preparation, human resources and supervision of staff, technology, and strategic planning.




Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge and experience in financial management, fund accounting and bookkeeping practices

  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles

  • Experience using accounting software

  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete financial reports

  • Supervisory experience, including hiring, training and performance management

  • Previous work experience in or knowledge of church operations advantageous

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented, adaptable

  • Team player

  • Proficient in use of technology

  • Business process improvement experience



Bachelor’s degree preferred. The Business Administrator should have business management/administrative/accounting and finance experience.  Knowledge of the dynamics involved in a non-profit organization is helpful.


Salary & Benefits Package:

Starting salary range $55,000 - $75,000, depending on qualifications.  Medical and retirement benefits also available.


Application Deadline:  Friday, May 26, 2017


To apply, please submit the following information:

  1. Current resume

  2. Contact information for three professional references

  3. Cover letter including brief answers to the following questions:

    1. Why are you interested in the Business Administrator position and what qualities would you bring to the role?

    2. What specific knowledge/experience do you possess that would help you succeed in this position?


Application materials may be emailed to:,

or sent via US Postal Service to:  

Pastor Norman Wahl

Bethel Lutheran Church

810 Third Ave SE

Rochester, MN 55904


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