AVP, Administrator Program Development (Church Pension Group)

New York, NY
Type: Clergy, Lay
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Job Title
AVP, Administrator Program Development
Name of church or organization
Church Pension Group Services Corporation
Job Location
New York, NY
Job Description
This position is New York City based.  However, telecommuting may be considered for highly qualified non-NY tristate applicants.

The AVP, Administrator Program Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of professional development programming for the 4,500 administrators around the Church. This includes the design, development, implementation, and integration of administrator support, training, communication, education, and development programs.  He/she will also make recommendations for continuous improvements to meet changing client needs and benefit rules, products, and policy.

The incumbent will lead CPG’s internal B2B conference strategy partnering with the lines of business, and several corporate unit heads to execute and align conference experiences with CPG’s strategic plan. The incumbent will support CPG’s external conferences, as requested by CPG’s Church Relations group.

The incumbent must understand CPG’s businesses and strategic priorities so he/she can design value-added programs to help administrators around the Church understand CPG’s full range of benefits, products and services and how to access them. He/she should continually seek opportunities to increase B2B client knowledge, efficiency and effectiveness of their own work, and strategic support of initiatives that impact our B2B clients. He/she is flexible in approach, a critical thinker, a strategic planner, and is comfortable working in a complex and challenging environment.

The incumbent will collaborate widely with members of the Executive Leadership Team and senior CPG leadership to achieve CPG’s strategic priorities as they relate to our B2B clients and prospects. The role requires a high level of collaboration with individuals around the organization at the strategic and tactical level.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Results oriented leader who can act and think strategically and focus on identifying customer needs in order to analyze, design, develop, and implement innovative and effective training and professional development curricula and solutions
  • Independent, analytical, and self-motivated individual who takes initiative, solves problems, asks questions and suggests improvements to existing processes; ability to make sound decisions.
  • Proven management, project management and leadership capabilities and ability to manage people and resources in a cost-effective manner
  • Ability to work independently when necessary and model high level team behavior; possess a clear understanding of work-team dynamics
  • Highly organized with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly using an instructional and informative style
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
  • Possess the ability to collaborate with all levels of CPG leadership
  • Demonstrate an empathetic, proactive, creative response to business problems, client concerns and the needs of colleagues and staff
  • Experience in educational/training program development and adult learning principles, as well as e-learning approaches is preferred
  • Ability to fulfill business travel requirement of approximately 30%. Travel is primarily within the continental U.S., including trips of various lengths (generally 3 to 4 nights and possibly up to a week). 


  • BA\BS in a related discipline – such as HR or Communications, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years combined experience in program management, learning and development, client support and/or quality assurance
  • An understanding of the Episcopal Church strongly desired
  • An instructional design certification or related coursework preferred

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Please understand that, as a general policy, CPG does not sponsor visas.

EOE: Minorities/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Candidates must complete CPG’s online application using this link.
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