December 26, 2019
Director of Finance & Operations
First Unitarian Church
Albuquerque, New Mexico
First Unitarian seeks an experienced and strategic-minded Director of Finance and Operations to provide management, planning and leadership for the congregation’s financial systems, daily operations, and campus facilities. The DFO will work closely with the ministers, and supervise other employees and a corps of volunteers to support the accomplishment of the church’s mission and programs.
The full job description is available here: https://drive.google.com/…/1O9aco6D_EVWVE0tdza58_d5oi…/view…
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 camaraderie.
The ministers seek a DFO who is a strong communicator with experience and training in financial management. Project management and organization are critical skills. Interruptions are a part of the job in our busy office, so the person holding this position must be flexible, willing to learn and ready to seek help and support from other staff and lay leadership for initiatives responding to challenges that present themselves.
The 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 includes some Sunday mornings and occasional evenings, and therefore has some flexibility during regular hours.
Persons of all faiths are invited to apply, however we desire a candidate who understands and honors the values and mission of our congregation. For more information about First Unitarian and Unitarian Universalism, please visit the websites at uuabq.org and uua.org.
The beginning salary will be in $56,000. This position is eligible for an employer pension contribution of 12% of salary, beginning after one year of employment. Benefits include ten days paid vacation, (fifteen after five years of service), holidays and sick leave, a health insurance allowance of $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: http://uuabq.com/…/uploads/2019/03/2019-Personnel-Policy-Ma…
• To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.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: February 15
First Unitarian is an equal opportunity employer.