Church Executive Administrator

Palm Valley Lutheran Church
Job Type
Business Operations & Finance
Round Rock TX
Salary Details
Full-Time Salaried Position with benefits; salary based on experience,
Contract Type
Closing Date
Candidates must possess the leadership, knowledge, and experience required for the position and embrace and support Palm Valley Lutheran Church and its ministry.

Job Description

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Provides strategic leadership and management of the day-to-day business, financial, and administrative affairs of the church including human resources, facilities management, technology, other administrative functions.

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I. Primary Function
Provides strategic leadership and management of the church's day-to-day business, financial, and administrative affairs, including human resources, facilities management, technology, and other administrative functions.


II. Relationships

Reports to the Senior Pastor.
Works collaboratively with all staff, including ordained staff and church members.
Supports the Church Council, Finance, Property, Endowment, and Personnel Teams of the church.
Works with the Portico Benefits organization and outside vendors, including employee benefits providers, property and casualty insurance carriers, and technology contractors.
Networks with people having similar responsibilities in other churches and participate in The Church Network.

III. Primary Responsibilities

Functions as the chief financial officer of the church. Supervises the accurate recording of pledges, accounts payable, preparation of financial reports and issuance of payments, counting of receipts, deposits, memorials, investments, transfers of stocks and bonds, oversight of financial statements, conduct of annual audits and other financial concerns of the church, including the Palm Valley Lutheran Cooperative Preschool (PVLCP).
Manages multiple funds for the church, endowment, cemetery, and other endowed/invested funds.
Develop, in concert with the Senior Pastor, Council, and ministry teams, the overall church financial plan for ministry, including PVLCP.
Oversees the employment, evaluation, and supervision of non-ministry employees.
Administers human resources policies, including personnel policies, salary increases, and performance evaluations.
Oversees technology support of operations, working closely with contractors, vendors, and lay volunteers.
Oversees the operation and maintenance of the church's properties, including the cemetery.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

IV. Departmental Oversight and Responsibilities

Financial operations and accounting.
Human Resources
Facilities and property.
Safety and Security Management

V. Attributes, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Is a believer in Jesus Christ and committed to serving Him through ministry.
Demonstrates leadership and management skills with a diverse finance and administrative services employee staff.
A bachelor’s degree is required, and ten years of experience and progressive leadership in finance and administrative services are preferred.
Committed to and demonstrates continuous learning and leadership development of staff.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
Is highly organized and self-directed.
Relates well to people in person and by phone.
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and experience with budgets and financial statements.
Demonstrates proficiency with applicable computer software and databases. Knowledge and experience in Automated Church Systems (ACS) and Pushpay’s Church Community Builder are highly desired.
Demonstrates logical reasoning ability in a variety of situations.
Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency in Human Relations and personnel matters.
Experience negotiating contracts, leases, or agreements, management experience, conflict resolution skills, and properly delegating.


Organization Description

Palm Valley Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a vibrant, community-focused congregation in Round Rock, Texas, adjacent to Austin. Since 1870, Palm Valley has been an integral part of this community and metro area. Our focus is to invite people to Christ, build a faith community, and serve all in love to the Glory of God. We are a congregation of GRACE - Growing in Faith, Reaching the Community, experiencing Awe-inspiring Worship, Connecting in Small Groups, and committed to Exceptional Serving.  To learn more about Palm Valley, visit,, or

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