Innovative, service-oriented, and radically welcoming Episcopal parish is seeking a passionate and organized Parish Administrator who loves to work hard and have fun while doing it. This new position was created in response to ongoing growth in congregation size, and is perfect for a motivated, creative natural leader with excellent problem-solving skills and high emotional intelligence. She/he will work closely with other parish leadership to:
Supervise and systematize all ongoing and day-to-day operations.
Strengthen operational structures and establish processes to support continuing growth.
Manage internal communications and coordination among staff, vestry, and other key stakeholders.
Build a stronger human resource foundation and supervise and mentor administrative staff.
Provide input on budgeting and financial management for program areas.
This is an exciting opportunity to not only become a part our rapidly growing team, but to be a leader in setting our strategy and course of action. The Parish Administrator will ensure continued excellence in workplace culture and services offered across parish programs and ministries.
Facilitate problem solving and decision-making on all operational issues, including – but not limited to – budget and financial management, human resources and staffing, programming, communications, outreach, technology, facilities and events management.
Build and improve the “Operations Playbook” that incorporates key decisions, lessons learned, and important institutional knowledge to streamline and strengthen parish operations.
Establish new human resource/personnel management manual and practices, including hiring processes, setting performance expectations and conducting performance reviews, resolving interpersonal issues, system for determining changes to compensation, managing vacation schedules and policies.
Ensure seamless communication on all scheduling, resource needs, programming decisions, etc. between clergy, vestry, and ministry leads.
Serve as first point of contact for incoming questions and requests from staff, vestry, Day School, and parishioners and ensure appropriate follow-up and response.
Oversee production of weekly bulletins and newsletters, including developing content, reviewing and editing text, and adhering to production deadlines.
Work with Rector to manage parish calendar to plan and implement recurring programs and events, provide guidance, and track progress for all staff and volunteers.
Contribute to and advise on development of marketing and outreach materials, including the website, annual giving campaign, and more.
Manage basic office IT needs (phone systems, internet, computers, copier) and perform basic trouble-shooting on issues that don’t require professional assistance.
Support Rector in strengthening parish ties to the broader community and increase visibility in Falls Church, and assist in executing the vision.
A cover letter that tells us what excites you about this job opportunity, and why you’d be a great fit.
Your resume highlighting relevant professional, education, and volunteer experience.
We want to get to know you a bit! Please send us brief answers to the following questions:
What does the term “radical hospitality” bring to mind for you?
What 3 words best describe you?
What is your favorite book, and why?
What is the most important characteristic of your ideal work environment?
Applications submitted without these 3 components will not be considered. No phone calls please!
Professional Experience Required
At least 5 years of experience in operations management, administration, or human resources in a small, start-up-like workplace environment. Prior work experience in a nonprofit or other mission-based work environment is required; knowledge of church operations is a plus, but not required.
Must have experience leading and managing projects, from the planning phase through completion of the final products or outcomes. Must be skilled at developing project schedules and action plans.
Must have basic understanding of all aspects of running an office, including some experience or familiarity with budgets and financial statements.
Must have direct supervisory experience, including managing workload, delegating tasks, monitoring and mentoring performance, providing feedback, mediating interpersonal conflicts, and more.
Dedication to service of others. Understanding that they are the face of something much bigger – represent the vision and values of the church to the broader community, as well as members.
Confident self-starter who can work independently and make decisions.
Innate curiosity and love of learning.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including basic copyediting and content review of written materials.
Comfort with basic workplace technology, and willingness to learn new technology as needed.
Strong organization skills and time management skills.
Demonstrates good leadership instincts.
Flexible in terms of both schedule and willingness to take on variety of roles. Not someone who thinks certain tasks are beneath him/her. Willing to get hands dirty and get things done.
Emotional intelligence for working with all different personalities and making everyone feel heard and respected.
Strong executive functioning skills (prioritizing, decision making, quick thinking), and ability to mentor others to develop these skills.
Basic familiarity with employment law.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package.
About The Falls Church Episcopal
About The Falls Church Episcopal
We are simultaneously one of the oldest and youngest congregations in the country – a place with colonial era roots and a new church plant’s ethos. We strive to be a beacon of faith, hope, and love to all, and seek to fulfill God’s will on Earth by gathering believers and seekers, providing sanctuary, ministering with the community, being a force for reconciliation, and serving as a source for transformation in ourselves and the world.