North Texas Conference: Director of Connectional Resources

Date Posted: 7/24/2020


North Texas Conference, Plano, TX

Job Description

The Director provides leadership for the Center for Connectional Resources, whose goals are to leverage Conference resources effectively, provide services efficiently and communicate openly and transparently in support of the mission of the Church. The Center for Connectional Resources includes a staff of eight persons who oversee and manage the following: financial and administrative services of the Conference, clergy pensions, health insurance for clergy and laity, Conference-wide property and liability insurance and property matters. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the Center for Connectional Resources
  • Central Treasury
  • Conference Administrative Services (including IT and Printing/Mail Room)
  • Clergy Pensions and Personnel Records
  • Clergy/Lay Health Insurance Program
  • Conference-Wide Property & Liability Insurance Program
  • Property Matters (including NTC Ministry Center, Episcopal Housing, Electrical Aggregation Group and Church Closures)
  • Statistician
  • Journal Editor

Tasks

  • Guide, educate and encourage clergy, candidates, seminarians, retirees and local church lay leaders in all areas of responsibility.
  • Represent the North Texas Annual Conference in relation to GCFA and Wespath, and other general agencies as needed.
  • Relates to the following committees:
    • Council on Finance and Administration
    • Trustees
    • Board of Pension and Health Benefits
    • Standing Rules
    • Archives and History
    • Annual Conference Planning Team

Experience

  • In oversight of a local church, particularly in the areas of finance, trustees and the requirements of the general ordering of a church required of clergy
  • Working knowledge of accounting, finance, benefits and insurance are a plus
  • Management experience in supervising professional staff of diversity.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to present information individually, in small groups or in large sessions to clergy, lay delegates and retirees.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the areas of finance, religious studies or law
  • Theological training at the seminary level preferred.

 

Theological Understandings: Ability to contribute positively as part of a worship community and to support the Discipline of The United Methodist Church as well as the policies of the North Texas Annual Conference. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn the structure and polity of The United Methodist Church. 

Other

  • Willingness and ability to support the vision, mission and critical issues and core values of the annual conference.
  • Ability to work with a team in order to implement the work of the annual conference.
  • Willingness to work within and be respectful of our Christ-centered organization.
  • Highly organized.
  • Deep sensitivity and commitment to diversity (culture, race, ethnicity, gender, theology, etc.).
  • Ability and commitment to work some weekend and evening hours.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, within the area as well as regionally and nationally
  • Must be able to pass a background check and an employment credit check

 

Accountability: Council of Finance and Administration, Resident Bishop

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (972) 526-5015


 

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