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Parish Business Manager in Glen Burnie, MD at The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Date Posted: 8/29/2017

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Job Description

The Business Manager for St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, located in Jessup, Maryland, serves as a staff resource in support of the Pastor, fulfilling parish administrative needs and management oversight in finance, development, facilities, programmatic and personnel matters. He/she directs these efforts with relevant expertise within a framework of shared ministry and Catholic values.

The Business Manager serves in a key parish management position. Together, the Pastor, Associate Pastor(s), Deacon(s), Lay Corporators and Business Manager form the core management team that ensures that the pastoral and temporal needs of the parish are sustained and that the parish’s efforts are characterized by the Gospel mandate to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise parish Bookkeeper and/or accounting service on all payroll, banking, tithing, and tax-related matters
  • Direct the operation of the parish office. Schedule staff and insure adequate coverage for office functions. Insure that appropriate records are completed and maintained for payroll purposes and for the accurate accounting of leave taken and remaining leave balances.
  • Oversee the compilation of required data for the annual Archdiocesan Consolidated Report; compile data and prepare and submit report annually according to established deadline.
  • Oversee operation of parish office computer and duplicating equipment
  • Oversee operation of parish website to insure that it is properly maintained and updated
  • Supervise or direct the maintaining of parish membership and sacramental records
  • Supervise staff: Maintenance workers, Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant, and others as determined by Pastor
  • Attend staff meetings, Parish Council meetings, and other committee meetings as determined by the Pastor. Attend Archdiocesan meetings where appropriate for training and development.
  • Assist with the selection and hiring of personnel in collaboration with the Pastor and according to Archdiocesan (Human Resources and Office of Child and Youth Protection) policies; insure that all employees comply with OCYP requirements.
  • Provide management oversight to fundraising activities.
  • Facilities Management
  • Parish Ministry Management
  • Development Management

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Minimum five years’ experience in financial or office management in a professional business setting
  • Minimum five years’ experience directly supervising staff
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly EXCEL.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks or other financial accounting systems preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church and its mission
  • Experience from ministry efforts on parish committees and events preferred.
  • Fundraising experience and/or marketing experience a plus.