PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER
St. Thomas the Apostle
Crystal Lake, Illinois
STATUS: Exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week)
REPORTS TO: Pastor
Supervision: All Church Professional, Support Staff and Maintenance Staff
The Parish Business Manager is an administrator supporting the Pastor's administrative responsibilities to the parish, which includes the church, school, and all associated ministries. The Parish Business Manager is a steward of the financial, physical, and human resources of the parish and has fiduciary responsibility for these areas. In collaboration with the Pastoral Council, the Parish Finance Council, School Administrator, and other parish committees/organizations, the Parish Business Manager ensures parish business practices align with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the parish.
Development and implementation of the parish strategic plan is an integral part of this
PARISH ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
The Parish Business Manager serves as an administrator and advisor to the Pastor and school principal on business and administrative matters that affect the parish and school. Sound financial management of the parish's financial resources is a critical component of this position.
PARISH PHYSICAL RESOURCES
The Parish Business Manager ensures parish grounds, facilities and property are maintained in good working order and provide a safe, attractive, and inviting environment for parishioners and visitors.
PARISH HUMAN RESOURCES
The Parish Business Manager practices Servant Leadership and serves as the Pastor's "chief of staff" for all church exempt and non-exempt Positions. The Parish Business Manager is responsible for ensuring appropriate human resources are available to support the Pastor's responsibilities in meeting the needs of the parish community.
The ideal candidate would be a practicing Catholic; strongly committed to Servant Leadership; Bachelor's or above, with 3-5 years of progressively responsible business and supervisory experience; knowledge of accounting principles and practices; proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to use financial programs such as QuickBooks. Must show a demonstrated ability to set priorities and to organize work effectively, including maintaining effective record keeping systems; strong communication skills, including oral presentation and business writing. An ability to compose correspondence and reports; and relate well with variety of persons. Must have the ability to manage while prioritizing workflow and maintaining flexibility. Strict confidentiality must be adhered to.
Typical office environment, with some outdoor activities. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) exempt salaried position. Normal work hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00am until 5:00pm, with potential for some overnight travel, and variable weekend/on-call requirements outside of regular business hours to meet needs of Parish. These times include but are not limited to evening meetings, Christmas season, Holy Week/Easter, after-Mass functions, and meetings. Local travel for business purposes and occasional overnight travel for parish training, etc. may also be required. Generous holiday, vacation and other benefits are provided.
Send all resumes and inquiries to Gail Quinn [email protected]