DIrector of Finance and Operations


Position: Director of Finance and Operations
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Status: Part-time, 30 hours per week
Position Overview: The Director of Operations will serve as the point person for all business related functions of First United Methodist Church of Sanford including financial management, facilities use and leasing, assistance with event coordination and technology maintenance.  As a small historic congregation experiencing a new phase of growth and missional engagement, we are seeking an extraordinarily organized and highly passionate team member to envision the incremental steps necessary to build and maintain lasting structures to support thriving ministry. As a community following Jesus, we embrace radical hospitality, opportunities for innovation, service as an essential mandate of our faith, a hyper-local focus, and the need to give and receive grace. We believe the church should pursue both inclusion and excellence: everyone has something to give and each of us should use our gifts to the best of our ability. The Director of Operations will seek to embrace these values and make them a reality in the day-to-day operations of the church community.        
Pay: $16-$21/hour, Commensurate with experience.
All employees also receive paid time off and select paid holidays.  
Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred area of study: Marketing, Accounting, Business, Management or Entrepreneurship
  • 1 year experience with QuickBooks or other financial management software
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in operations, organizational management, church bookkeeping or accounting
  • Extraordinarily organized and skilled at building sustainable systems
  • Very comfortable seeking out and embracing relevant technologies related to building and financial management
  • Highly comfortable with innovation and the flexibility required to make it happen
  • Driven to take initiative and solve problems
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills from identifying the problem to implementing solutions and monitoring for success
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A good sense of humor
  • High emotional and social intelligence
  • Willingness and ability to work in a multigenerational, multiethnic, socio-economically diverse setting
  • A love of (or willingness to learn to love) Sanford, FL
Operations-Related Duties
  • Financial Management
    • Follow all necessary guidelines to ensure integrity and good stewardship of all financial resources 
    • Collect, count, deposit and record all incoming funds from members, facilities use fees, leases and other income sources
    • Maintain a weekly cash report
    • Bill all required vendors and leasees according to contractual requirements 
    • Post all necessary information to QuickBooks and produce weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year end statements as necessary
    • Perform all payroll duties for church staff members biweekly
    • Complete all required payroll taxes as required by law
    • Pay all bills in a timely manner, including church and parsonage bills and United Methodist Church Conference bills
    • Prepare necessary financial reports 
  • Facilities Use and Leasing
    • Oversee long-term leasing contracts and short-term facilities usage for Neighborhood Cooperative Space/Social Enterprise Incubator
    • Devise, coordinate and maintain calendar of events 
    • Establish contracts and pricing for space rental 
    • Review and approve relevant staffing and ensure hours are submitted for payment
    • Serve as primary point of contact when there are issues related to facility readiness, client relations, accidents or mishaps on-site
  • Technology maintenance
    • Evaluate all current office-related technology and upgrade or implement new systems as needed
    • Ensure that technological tools are being utilized to their full potential and integrated with broader systems as needed 
    • Work with office and volunteer staff at varying levels of technological savvy

Contact: Meghan Killingsworth

Address: 419 S Park Avenue Sanford FL 32746

Phone: (407)322-4371



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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

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