Director of Church Operations/Parish Administrator

Atlanta, GA
Type: Lay
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Job Title
Director of Church Operations/Parish Administrator
Name of church or organization
St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
Job Location
Atlanta, GA
Job Description

St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church is currently seeking a joy-filled Director of Church Operations/Parish Administrator to build and manage the operational systems, structure and team that maximizes the operating effectiveness of the church. This full-time position will give direct oversight to facilities, communications, IT, the church’s database, building usage, office staff, office areas, office related vendors, staff recruiting and onboarding, and the systems and policies related to these areas. This position reports directly to the Rector.

Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people by listening, learning, negotiating and educating. Builds effective relationships with teams and senior leaders. Serves with joy.
Management Skills: Manages people and projects well. Follows up on tasks and projects to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Administrative and Organized: A highly administrative self-starter with the ability to prioritize requests, multi-task, manage multiple staff and projects, and direct departmental work flow.
A Systems Thinker: Able to assess, problem solve, improve and create operational systems.
Database Experience: Experience using, managing and championing database systems; preferably experience with ACS.
Highly Collaborative: Shows a willingness to collaborate with other ministries and to develop partnerships in an effort to help us become better.
Project Management: Can manage projects and deadlines and assist in the planning and management of church-wide initiatives.
Communication Skills: Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Critical Thinking: Able to analyze complex problems and recommend appropriate solutions.

Joyfully and patiently provides a welcoming atmosphere to all who enter or contact the parish offices.
Works closely with the rector to ensure the full operations of the church and collaborates strategizing for improvements and efficiency.
Gives direct oversight to parish program calendar, communications, facilities, IT, business and stewardship, and the office staff.
Champions and manages the church’s database and church management system, ACS.
Oversees and establishes policies for building use and works with St. Martin’s school for scheduling of space and parking use.
Manages the church’s property and liability insurance policies and helps to assess and mitigate operational risks.
Directs church office-related vendors, including IT support, copiers, phone system, and commercial insurance.
Manages the office and office areas of the church.
Reviews and troubleshoots church systems to ensure effective systems and processes related to office systems, infrastructure, operations, and building usage.
Provides training to staff on office equipment and processes.
Assists in staff recruiting by posting positions and screening candidate’s resumes. Helps onboard new staff once hired. Likewise, cultivates and empowers volunteer support for church office and ministries.
Oversees staff related projects and special events as needed, and collects feedback for major recurring church events for future improvement.

High functioning, self-differentiated, joyful, and with a non-anxious managerial style.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years’ experience in a similar role within a church or non-profit organization. Preferably credentialed by the National Association of Church Business Administrators or similar entity.
Highly administrative: Prioritize requests, organize, schedule, and coordinate a variety of activities and projects.
Knowledge of IT systems, facilities administration, and experience with database systems.
Experience in the supervision of employees.
Excellent collaborator, team builder and communicator.
Mastery of Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Business, spreadsheets, and databases, as well as Constant Contact or similar CRM.

About St. Martin in the Fields
Located in the heart of Brookhaven in northeast Atlanta, we are a vibrant Episcopal church made up of people seeking to deepen their faith. Our church community is committed to offering the finest in traditional Episcopal worship and formation, and outreach to those in need. The community consists of the parish, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and the Suthers Center for Christian Outreach; this position collaborates with these partners, but directs the operations of the church only. You can read more about us by visiting the website:

Benefits include a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, health benefits and participation in the pension fund of the Episcopal Church. If you are interested in seeking an opportunity to join a well-established church in a vibrant and growing community, then please submit your resume and cover letter to: The Rev. Monica Mainwaring, Rector, Note this is a working document as St. Martin’s seek to fill other vacancies and staff appropriately, with this position providing oversight. St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church is an equal opportunity employer.

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
If you are interested in seeking an opportunity to join a well-established church in a vibrant and growing community, then please submit your resume and cover letter to: The Rev. Monica Mainwaring, Rector,
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