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Executive Director of Church Management

Executive Director of Church Management

Executive Director of Church Management


Job Summary

Seeking an experienced church administrator to direct the daily operations of a large urban church with direct responsibility for its business and operational affairs. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right individual to work in a collegial atmosphere in a vital church that seeks to make a difference in its community and the world.

Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville is a 1400-member church with a $3.3 million budget. (www.belmontumc.org) Belmont UMC is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We commit to Jesus’ example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with (all) persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Financial Management

  • Work with the Finance Committee to manage all church financial matters, including budgeting, financial reporting, cash management, maintaining the general ledger, and periodic audits of the church’s financial systems.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Pastor and Finance Committee to develop and implement the annual pledge campaign and other fundraising activities.
  • Seek loans and grants to support church ministries.
  • Develop and coordinate a plan of long-term donor development for both the church and the Belmont UMC Trust Fund.

Operations Management

  • Support church’s Staff Parish Relations Committee and Senior Pastor in overseeing personnel matters, including personnel policies and procedures, maintenance of personnel records, staff evaluations, disciplinary actions, hiring, onboarding, and terminations/separations in compliance with all federal and state labor laws.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Weekday School (WDS). The WDS director reports directly to the Executive Director regarding finance, HR, payroll, building management, and other operational matters. 
  • Supervise the church administrative staff.
  • Oversee management of the church database and technical infrastructure.
  • Serve as a liaison between the church and the facilities management company.
  • Support the work of Trustees and Properties Committees by overseeing financial agreements, insurance policies, leases, and other contracts.
  • Work collaboratively with clergy and lay leadership to create and implement strategic visions and plans for the ministry of the church.

Job Responsibilities

Staff Management Responsibilities:

  • WDS Director (day-to-day operations)
  • Communication and Facility Use Coordinator
  • Membership Secretary/Administrative Assistant
  • Part-Time HR Manager
  • Part-Time Bookkeeper
  • Part-Time Worship and Media Coordinator
  • SFM Building Supervisor (coordination with facility management company)

Hours: 40+ hours per week; hours are flexible during normal work week; expected to work on-site, with some remote work possible when appropriate and effective. Requires participation in some evening and weekend meetings.


At least six years prior experience in local church or non-profit management with a record of increasing responsibility. Business or related degree preferred. Prefer a candidate with an understanding and appreciation of UMC theology and practice; Commitment to Christian values and Belmont UMC’s vision and mission.

Additional Information


Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000; commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement (403b), Vacation, Life Insurance

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter (optional) may be submitted directly to Seth Neumann at Seth@belmontumc.org. The current deadline to submit an application for consideration is 6/1/24. 


  • Date Posted: April 27, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 05/20/2024
  • Salary Range: $75-$90k
  • Working Hours: 40-50/hrs wk primarily M-F business hours. Some evenings and weekends as needed.