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Zion Christian Church

Business Administration Executive

Zion Christian Church
Troy, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 05/07/2009
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

• The Business Administration Executive (BAE) shall be dedicated to furthering the work and witness of the church by applying biblical principles in the area of administration.
• The BAE shall report directly to the Board of Directors.
• The BAE shall coordinate and facilitate the day-to-day operations and activities of the church in support of the Strategic Vision of the Senior Pastor and Board of Directors (Executive Team).
• The BAE must be a strategic thinker with the ability to communicate well both verbally and written.

• Business oversight of ZCC and the ZCC Preschool and Childcare. Supervise the church office staff, Preschool staff, and volunteers.
• Manage Preschool profitability and compliance to State and Federal Regulations.
• Oversee and execute the administration of the church through appropriate staff, lay leadership teams, and consultants.
• Supervise the maintenance and security of buildings, grounds and equipment.
• Supervise the Office Manager, Director of Financial Services, Project Manager, Facilities Manager and Director of Preschool.
• Review contracts for conformity with church policy. Inclusive of securing outside legal counsel and control of legal communications.
• Maintain files of official church records and documents.
• Manage Corporate Liability, Workers Compensation, facilities & equipment insurance and supervise all risk prevention activities.
• Supervise staff in HR/personnel. This includes job descriptions, goals/objectives, performance evaluations, performance metrics and recommended improvements to staff.
• Develop ZCC personnel through training, coaching, and mentoring.
• Develop new and innovative marketing programs that parallel the strategic vision of ZCC.
• Assure preservation of the tax exempt status of the church..

• Initiate and lead the annual budget preparation. Track budget with department heads during the fiscal year.
• Supervise staff in accounting, bookkeeping and business operations and coordinate with outside accounting consultants to maintain good accounting records.
• Ensure accuracy and submission of monthly financial reports to Board of Directors.
• Provide recommendations in day to day purchases, investment and financial decisions. Negotiate major asset purchases and building projects.
• Manage fundraising, cash flow, contributions, insurance, banking, financing, payroll, and leases.
• Assist with long range financial goals and objectives that are aligned with the strategic vision of ZCC.
• Attend meetings of the Board of Directors of Zion Christian Church Foundation as requested.

• Master’s of Business Administration preferred. Bachelor’s accepted with reasonable business and relevant church experience history.
• The BAE must be able to work well under pressure and multi-task. Must have the ability to set goals and prioritize tasks. Must be task oriented with high standards of precision and excellence.
• The BAE must be proficient in the use of computer technology inclusive of Microsoft Office database applications and a solid understanding of financial data management and reporting systems. The BAE will be expected to become one of the internal experts of the ACS system currently in use at ZCC.
• Candidate must have business planning, accounting, budgeting, strategic planning, forecasting skills, profit center and cost control experience.
• Perform other appropriate duties and responsibilities of administration inclusive of organization, negotiation, analytical, problem solving, and effective management skills with an attention to detail.
• Experience in leading and managing personnel. Strong interpersonal skills are important.
• Candidate must have goals and objectives that are in-sync with the vision, heartbeat and theology of ZCC. It is expected that the candidate will be active in Zion Fellowship after offer of employment.

Prefer candidates from the mid-west region.