Second Unitarian Church (656 W. Barry, Chicago, IL, in the Lakeview Neighborhood) seeks a full-time Congregational Administrator.
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago is a vibrant, supportive, and engaged Unitarian Universalist community where our members are committed to supporting each other and living out our values in the world. We seek a Congregational Administrator who will be the hub of the day-to-day running of the congregation.
Our new Congregational Administrator will be:
Detail-oriented while having the ability to see how various administrative tasks work together to keep the congregation’s life flowing well
Proactive in recognizing and acting on areas of procedural and operational improvement
Comfortable working in a church community environment with both volunteers and paid staff
A bridge-builder, comfortable interacting with staff, volunteers, members, renters, and guests, and be willing to offer assistance where needed
2-3 years of bookkeeping experience
2-3 years of administrative experience
Strong level of proficiency in spreadsheets, database management, and bookkeeping
Knowledge of QuickBooks
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
Comfort with WordPress and membership management software preferred
The Financial Management and Human Resources Responsibilities include:
Manage Accounts Payable
Prepare Monthly Financial Reports
Prepare and Submit bi-weekly payroll
Maintain personnel records
Maintain church budgets
Send monthly contributions statements
The Facilities and Rental Management Responsibilities include:
Oversee maintenance and repair of physical plant; supervise custodians
Manage church calendars, schedules, security, and access lists
Manage church rentals and oversee Event Sextons
Manage office systems, IT, and equipment
Administrative responsibilities include:
Maintain worship, event, and space-sharing calendars;
Send weekly reminders to worship volunteers
Produce orders of service weekly, with assistance from volunteers
Maintain member database
Track and order supplies
Communications responsibilities include:
produce bi-weekly newsletter, plus any one-off email blasts
update website as needed
Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Minister, and supervises the custodians.
This is a salaried full-time position with benefits in line with the UUA compensation guidelines, including health insurance, vacation, life and disability insurance, and retirement contributions. Hours are preferably Sunday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., plus some evenings, for meetings which would benefit from the administrator’s presence, such as the Board, Finance Committee, Church Council, or planning for fundraisers.
Second Unitarian welcomes candidates of any and every race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, country of origin, disability status, and socioeconomic status.
Queries, cover letters, and resumes can be sent to: Dan Lewis, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at: email@example.com
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago is a diverse and welcoming Unitarian Universalist community located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, worshiping together since 1857. At Second Unitarian Church, you are encouraged to explore the big questions and make a difference in the world. Everyone is invited to join with us, regardless of race, age or sexual orientation.