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Parish Business Manager - Diocese of Fort Worth

The Diocese of Fort Worth is seeking a full-time parish business manager for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller, TX. This position is responsible for financial, capital, and human resources administrative functions of the parish.

The principal duty of all employees is to assist in the mission of the Church in the Diocese of Fort Worth. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Essential Functions of the Business Manager are:

Responsible for the full range of parish administrative functions for the church and the efficient and effective administration of parish financial, capital and human resources. Supports the Pastor, the parish staff and serves the needs of the parish. Specific job duties:

Oversee Financial Functions. Develop/interpret financial procedures; develop and maintain annual budget; oversee collections counting team; report financial status to finance council and parish. Oversees all major fund raising campaigns and collection activities.

Oversee Facility Management. Direct the management of parish grounds, buildings, systems partnering with the Facility Manager.

Participate in Planning Activities. Participate in strategic planning. Perform financial forecasts.

Manage Human Resource Functions. Partners with the Diocese HR office to develop job descriptions; develop/maintain employee supplemental handbook; administer accountable reimbursement program; maintain personnel files; coordinate performance evaluation process; provide staff performance support; coordinate staff development; coordinate staff recognition; manage Administrative staff scheduling; coordinate disciplinary process; determine staffing needs.

Supervise Direct Reports. Conduct performance reviews; approve time off requests; prioritize work assignments; monitor work hours and job performance.

Manage Church Data Assets. Maintain church data base(s); review/select vendors, negotiate contracts. Manage IT Functions. Develop/Administer IT policy and procedures; coordinate purchases, support, maintenance; develop media policy; coordinate website administration.

Maintain Church Safety and Security. Work with Plant Manager to provide for facility access control and safety/fire/security systems.

Oversee Compliance. Ensure legal compliance with HR issues, inspections, record retention and destruction.

Pursue Professional Development. Participate in Diocese business meetings; participate in related associations (NACBA); review professional journals, publications.

Manage Ancillary Operations. Review parishioner and confirm tuition status for parish school; oversee Bookstore operations; review requests for financial assistance.

Parish/School Communication. Review parish Bulletin; prepare parish Quarterly Newsletter.

Volunteers. Oversees volunteer program including selection, training, recognition to insure compliance with Safe Environment Program.


1. Basic office management and structure

2. Supervisory experience

3. Fiscal planning and management, general accounting, budgeting and payroll

4. Excellent written and oral communication ability, and public relation skills a plus

5. Ability to oversee technology concepts, including personal computer and network server Needs

6. This position requires the incumbent to be a Catholic in Good Standing.

Education, Training and/or Experience

1. Bachelor degree in Business and/or Accounting & Finance

2. Masters degree or Advanced professional business certification a plus

3. 3 (+) years of experience in a similar role supporting a not for profit, faith based organization preferred.

Apply at https://fwdioc.org/full-time-employment

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