Executive Director for Vibrant Progressive Church in Montclair, NJ
Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Executive Positions
Union Congregational Church is actively seeking an Executive Director to manage all aspects of the administration and operation of Union Congregational Church.The Director ensures the smooth operation of the church and facilitates the Churchs mission by working collaboratively with Church Staff, Leadership Council members, and teams. As the first point of contact for many in the congregation and the wider community the Director is responsible for creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and serving as the conduit for information sharing among all stakeholders.This is a full time position working onsite Monday through Friday and reporting to the Senior Minister with a competitive salary and full benefits including health insurance and a pension plan.Responsibilities:Congregational SupportCollaborates with the Leadership Council, Ministers, staff and the congregation to support the mission of the church by coordinating and implementing programs.Oversees the effective use of the church facilities and resources.Communications and Community RelationsOversees congregational communications and publications in collaboration with the ministers and committees, utilizing staff, consultants and volunteers.Ensures consistent messaging across multiple media channels and platforms.Works with technical staff to ensure worship services and events are fully accessible to the congregation and community across various platforms.Oversees communications and technical staff and consultants.Church Administration and OperationsMonitors budgets and reviews monthly financial reports to support the Treasurer and Finance Committee.Oversees the administration of employee compensation and benefits in consultation with the Personnel Committee.Oversees information technology consultants to ensure the networks, computer hardware and software, documents, databases, telephone system, and online services are secure, maintained and fully backed up.Oversees the various membership, fundraising and financial software databases.Supervises the Office Administrator.Events Scheduling and CoordinationSchedules and coordinates the use of the church campus and facilities in collaboration with ministers, staff, volunteers and the Montclair community. Promotes the use of Church facilities to outside groups to both build community relationships and generate revenue to offset building use expenses.Facilities Management Responsible for ensuring the church campus is an inviting, inclusive and safe space for everyone by ensuring all policies and procedures are clearing communicated and observed and by supervising the facilities staff.Oversees and coordinates the maintenance of the church buildings and campus in consultation with the Buildings and Grounds Team.Position ParametersFull Time exempt 35-hour, salaried, management position. Office hours on site after the pandemic. Attendance at occasional evening meetings and weekend events is expected.Competitive compensation package including excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, and contributions to a retirement plan.Personal CharacteristicsExcellent planning, organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage many details at once without losing sight of the overall picture.Appreciation of church culture, mission-based objectives, values driven leadership and team development.Exceptional interpersonal skills, including a warm friendly personality and the ability to recruit, train, and work with volunteers and external contacts with courtesy, sensitivity, discretion and good will. Qualifications5 10 years administrative and supervisory experience in a small business, non-profit or corporate settingExperience in collaborating with volunteersFamiliar with of non-profit finance and personnel benefitsExperience in event coordination and facilities management Comfortable with social media and internet communications platformsProficient in cloud-based office systems, experience in the use of databases, calendars, website updates, email programs and social mediaCollege Degree preferredAbout UnionUnion Congregational Church is a vibrant, passionate, member led, Christian community that spans the generations, with people of all ages committing their time and energy to the church and its mission. People from all walks of life call Union home. We welcome Gods people and celebrate the many images of the Divine manifested in differing abilities and disabilities, ages, gender expressions and identities, sexual orientation, faith traditions, social and economic classes, ethnicities, colors, races, immigration statuses and nationalities.