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Church Administrator

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 09/05/2017
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



REPORTS TO: Session of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Summary of Position: The Church Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the church. This position involves overseeing administrative operations in collaboration with ordained and non-ordained staff. The Church Administrator assists the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff to support the mission, vision, and programming of the church. The Church Administrator supervises and monitors the administrative work of the staff, the Session, and the ministry departments to ensure the effectiveness of each ministry.


The position calls for strong human resource capabilities in the areas of personnel policies and procedures. The job requires knowledge of business systems and best practices, as well as a capacity to apply these effectively to the work of the church.

CLASSIFICATION: The Church Administrator is a full-time, exempt professional staff position, which is compensated on the basis of a 40-hour work week.




1. Vision and Mission Alignment:

• Work to clarify and solve major leadership issues impacting MPPC’s vision. • Develop and support improved communication systems. • Ensure ministry alignment with the objectives, mission, and values of MPPC. • Oversee and develop a strong and effective organizational structure built on the foundation of accomplishment and achievement, including the creation of new teams where needed to better support the needs of the church.


2. Staff Supervision: • Responsible for ensuring that administrative staff members, volunteer programs, and volunteer personnel are managed effectively. • Develop a structured orientation/training plan for new MPPC staff and utilize existing team members in the development of new staff. • Responsible for personnel matters including, but not limited to conducting regular staff evaluations; coordinating, approving and managing leave requests; maintaining personnel records.
• Encourage the staff by helping them more fully thrive in their leadership and ministry roles as Christ’s disciples. • Team building.


3. Administrative Oversight: • Serve as the Chief Administrative/Business officer of the church. • Supervise the execution of the annual budget. • Work with the Director of Finance to oversee revisions of individual staff budgets. • Monitor the coordination of the Church Treasurer and Session on the monthly financial standing of the church. • Oversight of the preparation of the Annual Statistical Report. • Review operations and resources to improve efficiency and accountability; align operational functions in support of the mission of MPPC. • Execute the mission of the church as directed by the Senior Pastor and the Session. • Oversee the management of the MPPC Learning Center with regular meetings with the Director and Associate Director. • Maintain efficient approval policy of expense reimbursements for staff. • Be attentive to the morale and needs of the staff. • Encourage and empower a strong team centered atmosphere to encourage independent accomplishment of mutually agreed upon responsibilities. • Oversee the organizational structure of MPPC to ensure effective church operations within the bounds of church policies and budget. • Ensure staff members are properly trained and an effective training program is in place. • Oversee hiring, terminations, compensation, benefit programs, performance reviews, counseling, performance related issues, and all related documents. • Ensure full compliance with provision of MPPC’s Child Protection Policy training for staff and volunteers. • Attend all meetings of the Session and serve as staff liaison to the Session. • Serve as staff resource to the following ministries: Finance, Stewardship and Personnel. • Ensure a timely and effective Stewardship program via development of strong teams. • Plan and provide oversight for MPPC capital campaigns. • Develop and implement intermediate (2-5 years) and long range (6-10 years) plans for MPPC in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Session. • Carry out other duties as assigned by the session of MPPC.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: The Church Administrator must exhibit strong interpersonal and organizational skills. He/She must possess the skills necessary to prioritize effectively and follow through on multiple projects simultaneously.
The Church Administrator must demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills and possess the ability to facilitate and motivate the church staff.
The ideal candidate would have the following background and skill set: • A strong Christian faith and a belief in the mission of MPPC and PC (USA). • 5+ years of professional Human Resources and management experience. • 3+ years of supervisory experience. • Bachelor or Masters degree in business or management related field. • Certification as a Church Administrator preferred, but not required. • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. • Strong working knowledge of office computer systems. • Established record of effectively coaching and developing strong teams. • Strong leadership and employee development skills. • Ability to multi task and delegate effectively in a changing environment.


WORKING CONDITIONS: The working conditions of the Church Administrator are those of a normal office environment; the physical demands are those necessary to successfully perform the major tasks, duties, responsibilities, and essential functions of the position as outlined in the previous paragraphs. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions in accordance with ADA guidelines.