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Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church – Director of Operations

Position Description and Purpose

Reports to:             Senior Pastor

Supervises:            All Operation Staff and Volunteer Team Leads

Part of:                   Executive Team

Revised:                 May 7, 2013

Job Summary: The Director of Operations has primary responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of the Operation ministry of the church. The Director of Operations serves as the primary point of contact and accountability for finance, facilities, campus development, risk management, information technology, human resources, and office management issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively communicate, support and fulfill the mission, vision, core values, purposes and goals of the church.
  • Directs all functions of financial management, including accounting, to assure full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Manages cash-flow and assets in accordance with the budget and other policies as established by the Board of Directors and the direction of the Senior Pastor.
  • Assures preparation of timely financial reports, including an annual independent audit, in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for monitoring all bank accounts and depositing funds in the banks and responsible for monitoring all accounts receivables and payables for timely receipt and payment.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate donor records and for preparing information to be incorporated into regular pledge statements and annual giving reports.
  • Assists individuals with stock, mutual fund and other gifts beyond the offerings generated through weekly services.
  • Assists Treasurer of the Board with budget preparation including performing revenue/cost projections and reviewing department budget submissions.
  • Responsible for completing government filings including tax returns, bingo operations, non-profit reports.
  • Directs all functions of human resource management to assure full compliance with all applicable laws as well as the policies established by the Board of Directors and the direction of the Senior Pastor.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Senior Pastor for stewardship campaign efforts.
  • Develop follow-up strategies in order to motivate and inform those who have made pledges, as well as to secure new pledges.
  • Develop, implement and maintain procedures whereby all fund donors will be adequately thanked.
  • Work with the Senior Pastor and Facilities Staff to insure that the facilities and grounds are kept in “newness” condition through systems of cleaning, maintenance and improvements and ensure that a regular preventative maintenance program for facility and grounds is established and followed.
  • Assure the safety and environmental excellence of the facilities.
  • Establish procedures (i.e. forms) for maintenance requests.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships for facility issues.
  • Serve as liaison to City of Houston or any other governmental agencies regarding property, right-of-ways, easements or any other concern that arises. Build and maintain relationships with these key leaders.
  • Maintain asset inventory list for Treasurer and update as needed.
  • Maintain files on all equipment with such information as user guides, warranty information, manual, purchase information, etc.
  • Manages the inventory and availability of office supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee program events assuring safe processes are followed.
  • Utilize established ministry priorities to handle facility scheduling.
  • Develop systems to inform staff and others of facility schedule.
  • Facilitate those who schedule use of rooms: determining room set-up and equipment (i.e. tables, chairs) needs, enforcing procedures for room use, etc.
  • Work with and for the Senior Pastor to determine strategies for facility or property expansion.
  • Participate in Building Committee meetings.
  • Think creatively and give direction regarding future computer hardware and/or software needs.
  • Give direction to Resurrection’s facility systems development (i.e. voice mail, satellite, in-house broadband, data networking).
  • Responsible for managing all telephone accounts and the church’s telephone system.
  • Maintain an accurate and reliable data base of all volunteers, members, friends, and vendor relations that enable tracking of attendance, giving, service, and finances.
  • Oversee the administration of all church insurance policies including property, liability, workers’ compensation and key man plans.
  • Directs implementation of a program for risk management that includes annual review and reporting in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Shepherd the growth of the Operations ministry through intentional recruitment, delegation, mentoring, and coaching. Strengthen communication and collaboration among and between various ministries
  • Provide direct leadership to the Operations ministries if leadership is vacant or as needed support current leaders through administration and training, and mentoring their work as teams within the department.
  • Pursues opportunities for fund raising and outreach where possible.
  • Prepare annual ministry plan and budget request for Operations ministries and submit to the Senior Pastor for presentation to the Board of Directors.
  • Make recommendations to the Senior Pastor regarding Operations personnel; including hiring, review, salary, professional growth, and termination. Act as first line supervisor for all paid Operations ministry personnel. In conjunction with the Senior Pastor, conduct a yearly review of all department related personnel.
  • Act as a liaison for the church with denominational and interdenominational groups and other public appearances as necessary.
  • Review all communications related to the Operations ministries and forward it to the Executive Team for approval of release. Advertise staffing needs, volunteer opportunities, and special events in various publications.
  • Adhere to all Resurrection MCC Policies. Identify, define, and communicate operating procedures. The OP’s should be forwarded to the Executive Pastor for approval before they become effective.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Participate in the meetings and processes of the Executive Team.
  2. Lead the meetings and process of the Operation teams.
  3. Participates in general staff and congregational meetings or events as scheduled.
  4. Continue professional growth in a leadership role of finance, fundraising, audit, maintenance, facilities, information technologies, database, and office management.
  5. Participate in training and practices to effectively equip and support the involvement of volunteers in the functions of congregational life.
  6. Participate in training and practices to effectively use teams where applicable.
  7. Participate in development and training to increase personal effectiveness through core competencies.
  8. Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior Pastor.

 Core Competencies

  1. Trust and Integrity: Acts and speaks in ways that are direct and truthful; keeps confidences ; admits mistakes; is accountable for commitments and promises; is reliable and responsible to complete work in a timely and consistent manner; adheres to high ethical standards as well as the core values of the church.
  2. Interpersonal Relationships: Interacts well with others; builds constructive relationships; demonstrates good communication skills; gives and receives candid feedback; is open to different viewpoints; shows respect for others; maintains appropriate boundaries in both personal and professional relationships; collaborates on joint projects and decisions; uses diplomacy and tact; willing to work in a team context when needed.
  3. Valuing Diversity: Values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities;  shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly and with respect without regard to race, sex, color, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation; recognizes differences as opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.
  4. Flexibility and Change: Understands the dynamics of change; remains open-minded and changes opinions on the basis of new information; adapts to change and different ways of doing things quickly and positively; manages transitions from task to task effectively; adapts to varying needs of those served.
  5. Management of Self:  Expands self-awareness through ongoing self-reflection; manages own emotions well; nurtures knowledge and skills actively through continuous learning; diversifies life interests with balance between the professional and private; engages in efforts to optimize personal health and well-being.
  6. Managing Purpose and Vision: Understands the culture and values of this church; articulates and supports its mission and direction; communicates a compelling and inspired sense of how individuals contribute to this church’s purpose and vision.
  7. Management Processes:  Can establish annual work plans with goals, objectives and timelines; organizes resources – people, funding, material and support – to get things done; manages within established budgets; equips and empowers employees and volunteers who implement work plans; understands and supervises through a performance management cycle that encourages the success and growth of those supervised; engages in feedback with volunteers and offers appreciation and recognition; inspires leadership development in both staff and volunteers; evaluates achievement of goals and objectives
  8. Team Leadership: Is aware of the dynamics and disciplines of real teams; Establishes effective team structures; manages and guides group efforts; tracks team progress, adequately anticipates roadblocks, and changes course as needed to achieve team goals; provides appropriate feedback concerning group and individual performance, including areas for improvement.
  9. Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts seeing them as opportunities. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
  10. Communication: Writes and speaks effectively, using standards proper to the situation; states own opinions clearly and concisely; demonstrates openness and honesty; listens well during meetings and feedback sessions; explains reasoning behind own opinions; asks others for their opinions and feedback; engages stakeholders at an appropriate level of decision making; asks questions to ensure understanding; exercises a professional approach with others using all appropriate tools of communication; uses consideration and tact when offering opinions
  11. Executive Leadership:  Has the willingness and ability to develop focus on the larger view of the church rather than just one’s own area of functional or operational responsibility.  Can think, reflect, conceptualize and converse on issues of strategic significance to the future of the church. Interacts well with other executive leaders in strategic and operational planning and in ongoing processes of leading change.
  12. Program Direction: Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the management of programs and projects, including planning, organizing, staffing, direction and evaluation; is comfortable with and capable of assuring develop of annual goals and objectives for each program; effectively works with program staff and volunteers to plan and implement programs; is knowledgeable and capable of managing the budget and resources of the annual work plan. Is proficient in use of database software to support program management.
  13. Knowledge-Technical and Professional (Finance & Administration): Demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, applicable laws related to human resources, taxes and regulation of charities; shows knowledge and proficiency in the functions of finance, administration, information technology, and risk management.

 Preferred Qualifications

  1. College graduate and/or equivalent work history.
  2. Two years experience in a management/supervisory position.
  3. Ability to deal effectively with the public at large and be a “face” of Resurrection’s mission, vision, and values is required.
  4. Knowledge of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community.
  5. Practices Christian faith and knowledgeable of faith community dynamics.
  6. Acceptable background checks for criminal and credit history are required.

Conditions of Employment:

Basics:           Resurrection MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Work Week:   Position is a professional role with a salary (exempt employee) and the work week is based on the function.  Minimum of forty (40) hours per week would be required.

 

Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave:    As provided in the Resurrection Employee Manual.

 

Salary:            As recommended by the Senior Pastor and approved by the Board of Directors.

Benefits:        The church shall provide the following benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Other insurance policies as approved by the Congregation.

 

Probationary Period: Three (3) months initial probation. After the initial probationary period, the individual will be evaluated annually.

Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney Lambda Legal National Headquarters (New York)

Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission.  This position will be based in the National Headquarters in New York. While the attorney will work across the range of our mission, a key component of the position will be further development of Lambda Legal’s work with LGBT communities of color.  The attorney will focus significantly on the intersection of HIV, sexual orientation, and gender identity with other characteristics such as race, immigration status, and class, in the context of civil rights advocacy.

 

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.  Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

 

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives.  Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities:  The Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney will help serve the National Headquarters region (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.) and increase Lambda Legal’s presence as a force for civil rights there.  The attorney will handle all aspects of litigation in precedent-setting cases, as well as engage in education efforts and policy advocacy.  Litigation responsibilities include devising litigation strategies to produce the greatest positive impact most efficiently, conducting each stage of litigation in trial and appellate courts, writing amicus briefs, organizing amicus strategies, supervising Lambda Legal cooperating attorneys, assisting with the screening of requests for legal assistance, and investigating and developing potential new matters.  In addition, attorneys on staff often consult with private lawyers who are handling matters related to Lambda Legal’s areas of expertise, advocate with government agencies and officials, and advise policy makers.  The attorney will engage in public speaking, write for a variety of audiences, and help implement education strategies to advance public knowledge and change dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV-related legal issues.  The education work involves frequent interviews with print, radio, television, and web reporters.  Some travel is required.

 

This position is intended to contribute particularly to Lambda Legal’s advocacy and litigation that focuses on ways in which discrimination is compounded by intersections of HIV, LGBT identity, race, class, immigration status, and a range of other personal characteristics.  Examples include work relating to the relatively high rate of HIV infection in African-American gay and bisexual men, or the compounded “closeting” of immigrants who are undocumented and LGBT and/or living with HIV.

 

Qualifications: Applicants for the Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney positions should have a minimum of five years experience as a practicing attorney, including litigation experience that prepares the applicant to handle law reform litigation.  Senior Staff Attorney applicants are expected to possess experience sufficient to allow them to work with substantial independence in furtherance of Lambda Legal’s mission, require little direct supervision, and may have supervisory responsibility and other significant Legal Department responsibilities in addition to handling an individual docket.

 

All applicants should have a high level of independence and initiative, excellent speaking and writing skills, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, good judgment, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to talk and write about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non-lawyer audiences.

 

Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents.  Prior work on behalf of the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV is highly desirable.  Additionally, as this position will focus on further developing Lambda Legal’s docket and resources serving LGBT communities of color, an interest in working with these communities is essential, and prior experience working in this area is a plus.  Spanish language fluency is highly desirable.

 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale.  Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The position is open until filled.  Initial interviews may be scheduled starting May 20, 2013.  Send resume, brief legal writing sample (preferably including discussion of a constitutional, discrimination, or other complex issue), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Katy Tokieda

Legal Administrative Manager

Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, New York 10005

 

Include the words “Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney position” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

 

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

 

 

 

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

Director of Communications & Technology – LifeJourney MCC, Indianapolis

One of MCC’s largest congregations, LifeJourney Church, is seeking a full-time Director of Communications & Technology. We are a Christ-centered, Bible-focused, radically-inclusive congregation of 400 people who celebrate diversity and encourage independent thought. We label ourselves as “Emergent” and “Progressive Evangelical.” (More info on our web site,www.LifeJourneyChurch.cc.) We are seeking someone who is passionate about Jesus, passionate about developing and executing dynamic communications strategies that will better connect our congregation and better project our message of grace and hope, and passionate about supporting technical excellence in worship through media, sound, lighting, etc.  For a full position description, go to: http://LifeJourneyChurch.cc/news/archives/2513.

 

Integrity USA – Executive Director

Integrity USA now accepting applications for Executive Director

Integrity USA is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.  Please see the full position description, qualifications, and application procedure at www.IntegrityUSA.org/jobs

Program Director – MCC Richmond

MCC Richmond, for 34 years a key part of the global MCC movement serving central Virginia, seeks the right person to become Program Director.

This is a half-time position, working with the Pastor and ministry leaders to develop, sustain, and grow effective ministry programs serving church members and friends as well as those in the larger community. There is opportunity for this to grow into a full-time position with church growth.

Demonstrated experience in program and leadership development, preferably (at least in part) in church or non-profit settings, and good communication skills, required. Salary range, $13-15K, depending on experience and education.

Send letter of interest and resume, or inquiries, to Rev. Dr. Robin H. Gorsline, Pastor  No phone please.

MetropolitanCommunityChurch of Richmond

2501 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA23220

www.MCCRichmond.org

Church Administrator – Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO

Spirit of Hope Metropolitan Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri is seeking candidates for a Church Administrator.  We are a 150 member congregation with 40+ years’ affiliation with the denomination.  We are looking for an individual with the drive and motivation to facilitate, supervise and provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of the church.  This individual will assume administrative responsibilities for the church, including data maintenance and basic bookkeeping functions, as well as provide support and assistance to the Senior Pastor and Board of Directors with community outreach and communications.  Appropriate candidates will have prior experience in an administrative field, preferably in a church setting.  Candidates should also have prior experience with managing, motivating, and leading other team members.  This is a full-time exempt position, and the individual should specifically be available for work on Sundays.  A complete job description is available upon request.  Interested candidates should make inquiries and submit a resume (including salary expectations and references) to .

Reconciling Ministries Network – Executive Director

Executive Director Search

- View the full Executive Director job announcement here -

The Board of Directors of Reconciling Ministries Network seeks a leader to pursue RMN’s goal of creating a fully inclusive United Methodist Church for all God’s children, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer United Methodists. The successful candidate will expand upon 28 years of successful grassroots organizing in the United States, five years of national campaigns, and a recent launch of international work with United Methodists in Africa, the Philippines, and Europe. The candidate will be familiar with the United Methodist faith experience and skilled at articulating a vision that continues to draw resources to advance RMN’s mission and implement the organization’s strategic plan.

RMN is one of the best ways I know to be biblically obedient and  to practice following the Gospel’s demand to love God and love neighbor. I look forward to being in ministry with the one God is now calling to be RMN’s new executive director. –RMN Board Vice Chair, Bishop Melvin Talbert

RMN is a faith-based non-profit organization that mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform the church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. Operating with a $1.2M annual budget, eleven staff, multiple contractors, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of reconciling United Methodists, RMN serves over 500 United Methodist congregations, campus ministries and regional networks.

RMN is at the forefront of ecumenical faith and secular organizing for LGBTQ equality. Grounding its ministry in the Wesleyan quadrilateral, and balancing both personal and social holiness, RMN stands at the center of United Methodism in freeing individuals, congregations, and the denomination itself from anti-inclusion discrimination.

Tens of thousands of United Methodists are waiting to hear an inclusive Gospel. RMN is strong and nimble and putting hope into action for all of God’s children every day. I’m excited to see who emerges, who Christ calls, to steward this deeply faithful fast moving stream for justice. –RMN Board Chair, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Beckonchrist

Tim Wolfred Consulting, a San Francisco Based executive search firm, will conduct the candidate search. To view the job description, visit www.rmnetwork.org/EDsearch. Send resume and cover letter . Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

Reconciling Ministries Network: Mobilizing United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

Director of Worship – Church of the Trinity MCC – Sarasota, Florida, USA

Church of the Trinity Metropolitan Community Church in Sarasota, Florida seeks a part-time Director of Worship.

Visit www.TrinityMCC.com/music  for the complete position description and information.

Church of the Trinity is a vibrant and growing progressive Christian congregation seeking to expand our worship life in a spirit of celebration and excellence.

The Director of Worship is responsible for the overall leadership, development, design, and implementation of the worship ministry related to music, sound, and technology ministries.

The position requires the ability to direct a diverse and inclusive choir, praise team and congregation through Spirit lead worship.

Link here for the complete position description and qualifications

Our selection team will be screening applicants based on the outlined qualifications and will only interview candidates who meet the minimum requirements.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to  no later than November 8, 2012.

Director of Worship Search Team
Church of the Trinity MCC

7225 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

TrinityMCC.com
941-355-0847

Denomination Job Opening – Program Support/Data Analyst

Program Support/Data Analyst for Metropolitan Community Churches

This position is responsible for ongoing analysis of tithe/membership information, obtained from a variety of sources, including tithe reports, annual reports, surveys, registration databases and demographic data. It involves development and preparation of information products for MCC staff and members. It requires the ability to analyze data from conceptualization through presentation of the data. It requires proficiency with analytical tools, knowledge of data analysis methodology, use of presentation software, strong communication skills and a strong commitment to and affinity for delivering the highest level of customer service. Additional duties of this position relate to posting information to the MCC website, and as such the position requires a basic level of skill with web content management systems and blogging software.

The description below covers the primary duties and skills required for success as Program Support Analyst/Data Analyst.

Primary duties

  • Accurately recording tithe and membership information
  • Analysis and reporting of tithe and membership data
  • Developing standardized reports and custom analysis using tithe and membership data
  • Posting documents to the appropriate place on the MCC website
  • Assist with MCC website maintenance through content management system (WordPress primarily).

 

Required skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with Excel
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data required
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files: analyzing file structure, using and creating file layouts, transforming raw data into finished products
  • Ability to consult with data users to formulate analysis request parameters
  • Database application development and maintenance (e.g., church databases)
  • Excellent personal communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work independently, with experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to use computer hardware and software
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
  • Proficiency in WordPress or equivalent is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is a plus

 

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods or decision support
  • IT/website courses or subsequent training

 

Other Important Information

  • Full time, 37.5 hours, benefits eligible based on our Employee handbook.
  • Location:  Sarasota, Florida, USA
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Reports to: Barb Crabtree, Director of Operations
  • Response needed by August 24, 2012
  • If interested, please submit resume & cover letter to

Two new Job Openings at OutFront Minnesota

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Coalition Partners:

Two new positions at OutFront Minnesota, which will be housed at Minnesotans United offices, have just opened: a Native American Community Organizer and an Asian American Community Organizer.

We also continue to search for an additional Youth Organizer, Community Organizers for Duluth and Rochester, a Regional Organizing Director for the north metro, and one Organizer for faith communities.

All positions require a cover letter, resume, and three references to be sent to

For descriptions, please visit our website at: http://mnunited.org/jobs/.  Please forward this link to people who may be interested.

Thank you!
Taina

Taina Maki
Minnesotans United for All Families
Operations Director
651-330-6852 (office)
612-730-0215 (cell)
www.mnunited.org