Director of Operations

Washington, DC
Type: Lay
Posted May 3, 2021
Job Title
Director of Operations
Name of church or organization
Saint David’s, DC
Washington, DC
Job Description
Saint David’s, a vibrant, faithful and multigenerational Episcopal parish located in the Kent neighborhood of Washington, DC, seeks a dynamic Director of Operations to join our team of forward-leaning, positive and talented staff and lay leaders.  The DO will manage and oversee the essential areas of finance, office management and facilities to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the church.    The ideal candidate is an outgoing, well-organized, collaborative, proactive administrator and communicator who will be an ambassador for the parish. Please see the full job description for more particulars.  Please submit resume, cover letter and 2-3 current/recent professional references to the Reverend Kristen Hawley (

Essential Functions:

Team Member | Make us better because you are part of the staff team (we’ll do the same)

Collaborate with staff, lay leaders and neighbors

Join and add to a healthy church ecosystem

Share your gifts, even if they aren’t required below

Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly vestry meetings and annual parish meeting

Flexibility to occasionally work outside core hours

Attend Sunday services at least once a quarter to spend time with parishioners

Be prepared to love your job


Financial Administration | Optimize best-practices and good financial stewardship

Collaborate with Treasurer, Quarterly Bookkeeper, Finance Committee, Auditor

Oversee all accounts payable/receivable

Prepare payroll, tax forms and giving statements

Manage all financial contributions and pledges

Help Treasurer prepare monthly financial reports

Maintain and monitor annual budget


Office Management | Keep an efficient, friendly and well-organized office 

Manage all contracts with outside vendors

Maintain parish database

Manage all basic HR functions (compensation, benefits, forms)

Greet and welcome visitors and parishioners

Collaborate on parish events and activities

Prepare parochial report, letters of transfer and maintain parish records

Manage and maintain the office, supplies, mail, calendar and equipment


Facilities Management | Maintain a welcoming physical plant for both parish and community

Collaborate with Building and Grounds Committee

Manage all contracts with outside vendors and contractors

Coordinate facility use

Maintain licenses, certifications and equipment inspections

Manage all rental contracts and relationships (including Parish House)

Maintain and manage parish columbarium

Schedule building use

Supervise sexton staff


Qualifications and Core Competencies | The heart and skills of our ideal candidate

Positive, energetic and helping temperament

Excellent organizational and inter-personal skills

Collegial and welcoming manner

Detail oriented, self-motivated and ability to flex and adapt to change

3+ years of finance administration and/or non-profit experience

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Working knowledge of the Episcopal Church and our liturgies

Experience and fluency in:

Microsoft Office


ACS, Realm or other basic church database programs

Zoom, Google drive and calendar


Organizational Structure

Reports to: Rector

Directly Supervises: Sexton & contractors

Works closely with: Rector, clergy, staff, vestry, and parishioners


Job Particulars


Flex/Tele-work possible

Competitive Health Insurance (including vision, dental and mental health)

Lay retirement/pension contribution

Professional development opportunities

Pet and child friendly office

Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Application Process
Please submit resume, cover letter and 2-3 professional refs to
Application Deadline