Director of Church Administration and Finance


Director of Church Administration and Finance

Cincinnati, OH

Organization: Knox Presbyterian Church

Salary: based on experience


  • Are you seeking a financial leadership role with a thriving member-based organization poised for growth?
  • Are you a well-rounded business leader with the financial acumen to optimize and manage internal systems and processes related to finance and personnel?
  • Do you want to mobilize strategic plans and capital projects for a mission-driven organization?
  • Are you a “doer,” seeking a team environment where you can be a leader who’s willing to jump in and roll up your sleeves to achieve the mission?



Knox Presbyterian Church is a traditional yet progressive congregation in the flourishing Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. With a congregation of 1,200 members, a team of 20 employees, and 95 children ranging in age from 25 months to five years enrolled in Knox Preschool, Knox is dedicated to serving their community and the world around them. Knox is part of the Matthew 25 Movement of the Presbyterian Church (USA), committed to the goals of building congregational vitality, eradicating systemic poverty, and dismantling structural racism.


Mission of Knox Church:

  • They welcome all people into a congregation with diverse backgrounds and points of view.
  • They seek to strengthen their connectedness with God and with each other.
  • They inspire one another as they reflect, explore, learn, and grow in our service to God.
  • They share God’s love and healing power within their congregation and in the world around them.



The Director of Church Administration and Finance will be the financial and administrative leader of the church, providing vital administrative ministry to further the church’s mission. Reporting to the Pastor, the Director of Church Administration and Finance will have oversight responsibility for finance, facilities, technology, and personnel supported by a dedicated staff and experienced group of volunteers. The Director of Church Administration and Finance will:

  • Manage all financial matters and ensure the financial stability of the organization by working closely with support staff and the Budget & Finance Committee.
  • Provide accurate monthly financial reporting, actively manage the annual budgeting process, and ensure the staff and church leaders have access to accurate and timely information about the church’s finances.
  • In conjunction with the Pastors and Personnel Committee, provide oversight of the HR operations including, but not limited to payroll, performance management, training & development, and ensuring policies and procedures are properly administered.
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Manager and Building & Grounds Committee, identify and plan for future needs of the church around facilities, maintenance, and improvements.



  • 5+ years’ experience leading the budgeting, financial planning, and reporting responsibilities for an organization required.
  • Experience with a member-based organization desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field.
  • Ability to prioritize your own wide-ranging workload and work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with all stakeholders as well as co-workers throughout the church.
  • Ability to conceptualize administrative and managerial work as a ministry.
  • Ability to attend to myriad administrative details on a day-to-day basis.
  • Experience translating and presenting financial information into understandable terms for all recipients.
  • Understanding of long-range planning, particularly in facilities and finance.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, change management and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing HR policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience attracting top talent and developing team members.
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.



  • Servant Leader
  • Natural collaborator and listener
  • Self-starter
  • Relationship and consensus builder
  • Analytical and data-driven
  • Holds themselves and others accountable
  • Not afraid to roll up their sleeves
  • Strong business and strategic acumen
  • High level of emotional intelligence and genuine interest in the business of the church, the team, and members
  • Socially-focused with a “how can I help you?” attitude



This is a unique opportunity to guide a thriving organization and congregation through their financial operations and strategic plan. Salary commensurate with experience plus a strong benefits package.



Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.



This role will work out of Knox’s office in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. Periodic Sunday attendance is required to strengthen relations with the congregation (approximately every 4-6 weeks). Participation in one or two major church events annually is also recommended.