Church Executive Administrator

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Palm Valley Lutheran Church

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Round Rock TX


2500 E. Palm Valley Blvd

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Palm Valley Lutheran Church is seeking candidates for Executive Administrator to begin August 1, 2024. Candidates must possess the leadership, knowledge, and experience required for the position and embrace and support Palm Valley Lutheran Church and its ministry. This is a fast-paced and multi-faceted position. This position is salaried, salary commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package. When applying, please submit to a resume and cover letter.

  1. Primary Function
    Provides strategic leadership and management of the day-to-day business, financial, and administrative affairs of the church including human resources, facilities management, technology, other administrative functions.
  2. Relationships
  • Reports to the Senior Pastor.
  • Works collaboratively with all staff, including ordained staff, and church members.
  • Supports the Church Council, Finance, Property, Endowment and Personnel Teams of the church.
  • Works with the Portico Benefits organization and outside vendors, including employee benefits providers, property and casualty insurance carriers, and technology contractors.
  • Networks with people having similar responsibilities in other churches and participates in The Church Network.

III. Primary Responsibilities

  • Functions as the chief financial officer of the church. Supervises the accurate recording of pledges, accounts payable, preparation of financial reports and issuance of payments, counting of receipts, deposits, memorials, investments, transfers of stocks and bonds, oversight of financial statement, conduct of annual audits and other financial concerns of the church, including the Palm Valley Lutheran Cooperative Preschool (PVLCP).
  • Manages multiple funds for the church, endowment, cemetery, and other endowed/invested funds.
  • Develops, in concert with the Senior Pastor, Council and ministry teams, the overall church financial plan for ministry, including PVLCP.
  • Oversees the employment, evaluation, and supervision of non-ministry employees.
  • Administers human resources policies, including personnel policies, salary increases, and performance evaluations.
  • Oversees technology support of operations working closely with contractors, vendors, and lay volunteers.
  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of the properties of the church, including the cemetery.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
  1. Departmental Oversight and Responsibilities
  • Financial operations and accounting.
  • Human Resources
  • Technology
  • Facilities and property.
  • Safety and Security Management
  1. Attributes, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Is a believer in Jesus Christ and committed to serving Him through ministry.
  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills with a diverse staff of finance and administrative services employees.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required with 10 years’ experience and progressive leadership in finance and administrative services preferred.
  • Committed to and demonstrates continuous learning and leadership development of staff.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Is highly organized and self-directed.
  • Relates well to people in person and by phone.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and experience with budgets and financial statements.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with applicable computer software and databases. Highly desired is knowledge and experience in Automated Church Systems (ACS) and Pushpay’s Church Community Builder.
  • Demonstrates logical reasoning ability in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency in Human Relations and personnel matters.
  • Experience negotiating contracts, leases, or agreements, management experience, conflict resolution skills, and properly delegating.


Palm Valley Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a vibrant, community-focused congregation in Round Rock, Texas, adjacent to Austin. Since 1870, Palm Valley has been an integral part of this community and metro area. Our focus is to invite people to Christ, build a community of faith, and serve all in love to the Glory of God. We are a congregation of GRACE – Growing in Faith, Reaching the Community, experiencing Awe-inspiring Worship, Connecting in Small Groups, and committed to Exceptional Serving.  To learn more about Palm Valley, visit,, or

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