Diocesan Administrator

Albuquerque, NM
Type: Clergy, Lay
Posted Jun 7, 2021
Job Title
Diocesan Administrator
Name of church or organization
The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
Albuquerque, NM
Job Description
Diocesan Administrator Position Description
Job Title: Diocesan Administrator
Reports To: Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande
Compensation: $80,000 Total Compensation AvailableAbout the Diocese of the Rio Grande:
Beginning as a Missionary District of the Episcopal Church in 1859, The Diocese of the Rio Grande serves 50 congregations across New Mexico and Far West Texas. Encompassing 154,000 square miles, it is the largest geographical diocese in the continental US.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande on May 5, 2018. He was ordained and consecrated Bishop on November 3, 2018, and serves as chief pastor for the 15,000 members of the congregations of the Diocese.

The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender expression.

Success in this position looks like:
Interacting with the Bishop and leadership of the Diocese of the Rio Grande to develop and maintain excellence in the financial and administrative life of the Diocese. Working collegially to improve our culture of communication and to increase transparency in financial reporting. Participating in strategic planning and implementation of those plans to sustain effective ministry throughout the Diocese. In concert with the Church Pension Fund, they will administer all employee benefits for the clergy and lay employees of the diocese and its congregations.

The Diocesan Administrator will also ensure that financial reporting of the operations of the Diocese of the Rio Grande is accurately and regularly recorded, oversee all accounts payable and receivable, regularly report New Mexico gross receipts tax, prepare the monthly payroll data for a third-party provider, and annually prepare tax documents for vendors and donors. As the Diocese of the Rio Grande operates in both New Mexico and Texas, the Diocesan Administrator will also file required annual reports with the States of New Mexico and Texas, respectively.

The Diocesan Administrator will work on-site in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a committed and flexible team of individuals serving Episcopalians in New Mexico and Far West Texas. They will implement prudent internal financial controls and interface with auditors. They will also provide support and advice to congregations in the diocese.

The successful candidate will have:
Experience, or familiarity, with the best practices of non-profit accounting, and knowledge about best practices in non-profit finance and operations. A CPA or a degree in accounting is desirable.

Desire to work in a faith-based organization. We are an inclusive church, and people from any, or no faith background are welcome to apply. An understanding of the Episcopal Church and church polity, as well as an awareness of the Diocese of the Rio Grande would be a plus.

Proficiency using QuickBooks, the Microsoft Office Suite, the Google Office Suite, and Zoom. Experience with Airtable, or other database management software is highly desirable.

Previous success in engaging volunteers and donors in a diverse and fluid setting.

The ability to flexibly manage a seasonally variable workflow.

An eye for detail, and the drive to look for continuous improvement in existing processes.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
All applicants are asked to send a Cover Letter and Resume or CV to Mary Jewell at mjewell@dioceserg.org with the subject line [Firstname Lastname- Administrator Application]
Application Deadline