- Welcome all into an inclusive community;
- Seek to follow Jesus’ teachings;
- Search for more truth and light;
- Support one another on our faith journeys;
- Strive for peace and justice.
Director of Membership and Administration
The Director of Membership and Administration is a new role for the congregation. This leadership position will build administrative procedures and programs that empower our volunteers to do the work of the church. The Director will also share responsibility for growing church membership and stewardship while maintaining our church’s spirit of empathy and care for one another and for our society. The Director will partner with the church council, boards, and committees to do the work of the church. The Director is part of the church staff, which includes the Senior Minister and the Minister of Music, and is supported by a part-time church administrative assistant.
- Communicates Effectively
- Able to target messages to a wide variety of audiences and a diverse set of stakeholders
- Practices active and effective listening skills
- Invites a wide variety of perspectives to the discussion
- Models and encourages candid and open communication with others and among groups
- Enlists advocates to champion ideas and initiatives
- Gains buy-in from others and convinces them to take recommended action
- Demonstrates Interpersonal Savvy
- Builds rapport and relationships with a wide variety of people in the congregation and in the community
- Connects with others by taking a genuine interest in them and listens to their concerns
- Drives Vision and Purpose
- Builds energy and optimism in others for the congregation’s vision and goals
- Communicates the vision of the congregation in a way others can relate to and buy into
- Helps others envision a greater sense of what is possible for the congregation’s future
- Values Differences
- Creates an environment in which differences are openly shared, embraced, and incorporated into the team’s activities
- Encourages others to stay open to, seek, and learn from diverse perspectives
- Understands Self
- Takes ownership of how personal behavior and style impact others o Knows personal strengths and weaknesses
- Listens and responds with empathy
- Instills Trust
- Maintains honesty and transparency and encourages others to do the same o Models dependability and ensures others keep their commitments
- Keeps sensitive information confidential
- Adheres to moral, ethical, and professional standards
- Drives Results
- Eliminates obstacles
- Leads others to persist and achieve results
- Encourages others to take timely action
- Instills a can-do attitude in others
- Leads the congregation on bold challenges
- Balances multiple projects or work streams to ensure progress is made
- Optimizes processes and procedures and understands implications of changes on people and systems
- Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent experience
- Experience in leading people and volunteers
- Computer and Technical skills: Microsoft Office (proficient), Google Docs (proficient), Knowledge of Church Data Management Software (basic knowledge desired, not required)
- Basic understanding of financial statements and budgets
- Experience and understanding of basic principles of change management (preferred)
- Knowledge of social media/website maintenance (preferred)
The responsibilities below are indicative of what will be expected in this role. It is not all-inclusive and is subject to change as the role is implemented and defined.
- Support congregation in implementing the vision for growth and mission.
- Serve as nexus of communication for the church – know to whom requests go
- Recruit, engage, and support volunteers to support boards and committees including Church Council, Christian Education, Church in Society, Communications, Deacons, Endowment, Hospitality, Missions and Trustees.
- Maintain church calendar.
- Manage database of church records (i.e. members, contact information, email distribution lists, etc.)
- Oversee church publications including the church directory.
- Oversee and supervise part time office and media staff.
This is a full-time, exempt employee position. Work hours will require some weekends and evenings.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Naomi Black at [email protected].
First Congregational Church of Houston (FCC) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.