Interim Director of Finance and Operations

First Unitarian seeks an experienced and strategic-minded Interim Director of Finance and Operations to provide management, planning and leadership for the congregation’s financial systems, daily operations, and campus facilities. This position requires experience and training specific to non-profit leadership. The Interim DFO will work closely with the ministers, and supervise employees and volunteers to support the church’s mission and programs. This is a full-time, nine-month interim position as the church considers the best staff design to serve its mission and foster a positive work environment. If mutually agreeable, it may be possible for the Interim DFO to continue as DFO after the interim period.

First Unitarian has approximately 840 members and is a community of about 1500 people, with an annual budget of just over $1 million. The congregation owns a four-acre campus composed of several buildings, including a sanctuary constructed in 2012. The congregation has grown and is working hard to keep up with the new levels of management and leadership required for a church our size. Our capable staff team values collaboration and comradery. Due to COVID-19, we are currently a 99% virtual church, with science-based protocols in place to protect the limited number of staff and members on campus. Some on-site work is necessary.

The ministers seek an Interim DFO who is a strong communicator with experience and training in financial management and operations. The person holding this position must be flexible, willing to learn and ready to seek help and support from other staff and lay leadership as needed.

The Interim DFO will interact with a wide range of people, and so must be both professional and personable, committed to inspiring and nurturing a culture of exceptional member and community service. Commitment to diversity and anti-racism is a must. Work typically includes some Sunday mornings and occasional evenings, and therefore has some flexibility during weekdays.

We welcome applications from persons of all faiths who feel comfortable supporting the values and mission of our congregation. Please click here for more information about First Unitarian and Unitarian Universalism.

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COMPENSATION:

The beginning salary will be in $6,000 per month. This position is eligible for an employer pension contribution of 12% of salary, beginning after one year of total employment if employment continues beyond the interim. Benefits include ten days paid vacation annually, (fifteen after five years of service), holidays and sick leave, a health insurance allowance of up to $4000 per year, the option to join the UUA’s health insurance plan, and life and disability insurance. This is a family-friendly workplace. See First Unitarian’s Personnel Policy Manual for additional benefits and information.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

· To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to: aherrera@uuabq.org (No phone calls please).

· Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

· Desired start date: as soon as possible.

First Unitarian is an equal opportunity employer.