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Full-Time Church Administrator

Reports To: Senior Minister
Classification: Exempt
Salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000
Date Prepared/Reviewed: August 21, 2022

Summary

The church administrator is responsible for managing the business affairs of the church and working with church members and staff to achieve the church’s mission to build a compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus. The person in this position will be extending the ministry of Binkley Baptist Church to our employees, our members, and the surrounding community.

Responsibilities

Financial Management

  1. Maintain church financial records electronically, including contributions, fees, gifts, expenditures, and payroll.
  2. Using Power Church, ensure that back-up copies of electronic records are created, filed, and maintained with each budget update, quarterly or more often as needed.
  3. Assist Finance Committee in developing annual budget.
  4. Prepare Binkley Church checks for signature / electronic transfers by authorized personnel.
  5. Schedule all building use, the billing of building user fees, payments, and recording. Prepare monthly and annual reports for Building Use Committee.
  6. Maintain accounts paid ledger including verification of invoices, preparation and distribution of checks / electronic payments and posting.
  7. Complete monthly bank and credit card reconciliation reports along with quarterly Binkley Endowment Fund adjustments.
  8. Prepare sales tax refund reports for signature by Chair of Finance Committee.
  9. Develop proposed annual office budget.
  10. Review and process all requests from insurance carrier including annual workers compensation audit for Binkley Church.
  11. Maintain all employee payroll and benefits records including vacation, sick leave, Flexible Spending Plans, and Ministers and Missionaries Retirement Boards retirement programs.
  12. Assist Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Budget Director, Chair of Finance Committee, and Building Use Chair as requested.
  13. Work with the appropriate committees in planning and promoting the annual church stewardship campaign and capital fund drives.
  14. Assure all tax reports (941, W–2) are promptly paid and timely filed.

Personnel Management

  1. Supervise the positions of Facilities Manager and Receptionist in accordance with Binkley’s personnel policies, practices, and procedures.
  2. Review, periodically, wage and salary structures, personnel practices and benefits and making recommendations to the human resources committee.
  3. Assure the church’s compliance with federal and state labor laws.

Properties Management

  1. Supervise the Facilities Manager.
  2. Develop and administer policies and procedures concerning the use of all church properties, and facilities in conjunction with the Building Use Committee.
  3. Work with staff and organizations in coordinating the assignment of classrooms and church facilities for meetings and activities.  Responsible for the church master calendar for both internal and external users of the property.
  4. Evaluate periodically the insurance needs of the church and reporting to the Finance Committee.
  5. Oversee the security of the church including managing the security system.
  6. Maintain an inventory of church property and equipment.

Office Management

  1. Gives general direction to the operation of the church office and supervise the office personnel as assigned.
  2. See to the maintenance of all office equipment and computer systems.
  3. Work with volunteers/committees related to IT and website management.
  4. Assure that proper computer backup is routinely maintained.
  5. Administer the church office budget and building and grounds maintenance budget, including utilities and contract services.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Facilities Manager, Receptionist

Qualifications

Education: A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience: At least 2 years’ experience at a church, nonprofit, or for-profit organization with a budget of similar size ($750,000+) and complexity. Experience in using PowerChurch online software is highly desirable.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in double-entry and fund accounting, accounting, bookkeeping, use of online giving platforms such as Venmo and Zelle, and computer skills.
  • Effective communication skills. Professional demeanor when interacting with church members, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Well-organized and efficient in creating and maintaining financial records.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality regarding pledges and contributions.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, electronic communication software, membership software, and financial reporting and accounting software.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to info@binkleychurch.org.

Part-Time Minister or Music

Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., seeks a part-time Minister of Music (Choral Director and Organist) to lead its music ministry. Binkley is a diverse, progressive, and welcoming and affirming congregation.

An ideal candidate will be a skilled, energetic, and enthusiastic musician who will inspire current members of our choirs and engage in active outreach to the congregation and the broader community to increase participation in the worship and musical life of Binkley Baptist Church. The successful candidate will partner with ministerial staff in building upon existing traditions and exploring new forms of worship and music to attract youth, young adults, and families with young children.

Binkley’s mission is to build compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus. In support of this mission, the Minister of Music will provide leadership and oversight in the areas of music and worship arts to further spiritual education and enrichment, and community outreach.

Responsibilities

  1. Partner with ministerial staff to create and implement programs and worship experiences that engage existing members and attract visitors/new members to Binkley.
  2. Collaborate with ministerial staff to plan services by selecting music (e.g., anthems, offertories, and hymns) that supports the liturgy and key messages of the worship experience to inform, challenge, educate, and inspire.
  3. Develop and nurture trusting relationships with parishioners across generations.
  4. Select music, rehearse, and conduct the Chancel Choir.
  5. Direct or oversee the direction of children’s and youth choirs, the hand bell ensemble, and instrumental groups.
  6. Lead recruitment of vocalists, instrumentalists, volunteers, and guest musicians needed to support the music ministry.
  7. Foster community outreach and connection through the music program.
  8. Educate the congregation and music groups in music, liturgy, and worship leadership.
  9. Serve as liaison to and provide support for the Music Committee.
  10. Oversee the acquisition, use, maintenance, and storage of music, instruments, and property of the music program including vestments and robes.

Qualifications

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music (Master’s preferred) and at least 10 years’ experience in church music, conducting and worship planning is required.  The salary will be dependent upon skills and experience of candidate.

A snapshot of music at Binkley:

Our sanctuary is an acoustically-vibrant worship space with flexible seating for the congregation. A focal point is a two-manual, 21-rank pipe organ manufactured by the Schantz Organ Company and installed in 1989. The traditional roll-top console is easily moved to accommodate various service or concert configurations. Additional details about the instrument may be found in the Organ Historical Society database. Other primary instruments include a Kawai baby grand piano, a four-octave set of handbells, and choir chimes.

The Chancel Choir boasts a high caliber of musicianship and includes accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and soloists. The congregation is also musically adept, receptive to a wide array of musical genres, and open to trying new hymns. Service music at Binkley typically includes hymns and sacred music from a variety of styles. Recent performance highlights include: Durufle’s “Requiem” for Palm Sunday; Vespers Services for All Saints, Pentecost, and All Souls; Scripture and Spirituals; Hymn Sings; Jazz Music Sunday; and a variety of Appalachian folk and hymn tunes performed by the Old Time Gospel Band. We sponsor a Choral Scholars Program, in partnership with local universities, through which students receive a modest scholarship for taking a leadership role in the music ministry of the church. The Chancel Choir also engages in collaborative choral performances with other groups and faith communities in the area.

Please visit www.binkleychurch.org to learn more about the church.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to musicsearch@binkleychurch.org.

Part-Time Organist/Piano Accompanist

Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., seeks a part-time Organist/Piano Accompanist to support its music ministry.  Binkley is a diverse, progressive, and welcoming and affirming congregation.

An ideal candidate will be a skilled, energetic and enthusiastic musician who will inspire current members of our choirs and engage in active outreach to the congregation and the broader community to increase participation in the worship and musical life of Binkley Baptist Church. The successful candidate will partner with ministerial staff in building upon existing traditions and exploring new forms of worship and music to attract youth, young adults, and families with young children.

Binkley’s mission is to build compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus. In support of this mission, the Minister of Music will provide leadership and oversight in the areas of music and worship arts to further spiritual education and enrichment, and community outreach.

Responsibilities

  1. Partner with ministerial staff to create and implement programs and worship experiences that engage existing members and attract visitors/new members to Binkley.
  2. Collaborate with ministerial staff to plan services by selecting music (e.g., preludes, offertories, and postludes) that supports the liturgy and key messages of the worship experience to inform, challenge, educate, and inspire.
  3. Develop and nurture trusting relationships with parishioners across generations.
  4. Accompany the Chancel Choir, children’s choir, and youth choir.
  5. Foster community outreach and connection through the music program.

Qualifications

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music (Master’s preferred) and at least 10 years’ experience in church music. Organ proficiency is required.  The salary will be dependent upon skills and experience of candidate.

A snapshot of music at Binkley:

Our sanctuary is an acoustically-vibrant worship space with flexible seating for the congregation. A focal point is a two-manual, 21-rank pipe organ manufactured by the Schantz Organ Company and installed in 1989. The traditional roll-top console is easily moved to accommodate various service or concert configurations. Additional details about the instrument may be found in the Organ Historical Society database. Other primary instruments include a Kawai baby grand piano, a four-octave set of handbells, and choir chimes.

The Chancel Choir boasts a high caliber of musicianship and includes accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and soloists. The congregation is also musically adept, receptive to a wide array of musical genres, and open to trying new hymns. Service music at Binkley typically includes hymns and sacred music from a variety of styles. Recent performance highlights include: Durufle’s “Requiem” for Palm Sunday; Vespers Services for All Saints, Pentecost, and All Souls; Scripture and Spirituals; Hymn Sings; Jazz Music Sunday; and a variety of Appalachian folk and hymn tunes performed by the Old Time Gospel Band. We sponsor a Choral Scholars Program, in partnership with local universities, through which students receive a modest scholarship for taking a leadership role in the music ministry of the church. The Chancel Choir also engages in collaborative choral performances with other groups and faith communities in the area.

Please visit www.binkleychurch.org to learn more about the church.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to musicsearch@binkleychurch.org.

Part-Time Sunday Morning Sexton

Reports To: Church Administrator
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-time (up to 4 hours per week); flexibility required
Salary Range: $15/hour
Date Prepared/Reviewed: November 8, 2022

Summary

The Sunday Morning Sexton will be responsible for proactively helping the church provide a clean, comfortable, safe environment for staff, members, and guests.  He or she will be responsible for unlocking and locking all church doors on Sunday morning as well as monitor the parking lot for unwanted individuals or activity.

Responsibilities

  1. Unlock all doors prior to services begin (8:30 AM) and relock all doors at the conclusion of Sunday morning church services (12:30 PM).
  2. Turn on lights prior to services and turn off lights following services.
  3. Monitor the parking lot and building for unwanted individuals or activity and report to church staff and/or police. The expectation is that the Sunday Morning Sexton will not confront individuals doing inappropriate activity.
  4. Assist with set-up of rooms as requested.
  5. Set/Adjust thermostats.
  6. Sweep walkways/de-ice walkways.
  7. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:

  • Prompt
  • Responsible
  • Trustworty

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to info@binkleychurch.org.