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Parish Business Manager

St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Long Beach

Posted 8/6/2019 until 8/30/2019


Position Summary:

Responsible for all administrative functions of the parish including finance, facilities, human

resources, communication technology and general administration. Supervises: Office staff and custodial workers.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to

conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work

and, in particular, the goals and mission St. Cornelius Parish.


The following tasks are considered essential functions of the position. To perform the job

successfully an employee must possess the abilities and aptitude and take initiative to perform

each duty proficiently.




Participates in development of the annual budget, ensures expenditures comply with approved



Oversees maintenance of accurate records concerning all financial transactions, ensures required Church and government reports are filed as necessary.


Assists in preparation and presentation of financial reports as required.


Oversees payroll, ensuring employees are paid in accordance with appropriate laws, and payroll reports are filed as necessary.




Reviews campus weekly, recommends major repairs, remodeling and construction requiring

expenditures in excess of budget; coordinates repair/construction activities to ensure they are

done well, on time and within budget.


Oversees the maintenance, cleanliness, timely repair and replacement of all parish buildings,

equipment, property, landscaping and grounds.


Establishes and maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies, and arranges for replacement

as needed; oversees purchasing of equipment and supplies, ensuring quality consistent with cost

and service.


Oversees set-ups for events and meetings with the maintenance staff and various parish

ministries and groups; coordinates logistics and schedules support staff.


Maintains vendor relationships and contracts.


Human Resources


Recruits, trains and supervises office, facilities and maintenance staff.

Ensures necessary administrative support for pastor, directors and others; provides training,

communication and guidance to administrative staff as needed.


Oversees new hire requirements, benefits administration and recordkeeping.


Develops personnel policies and manages compensation, time-off, staff reviews, discipline and



Resolves employee relations problems.


Communication Technology


Oversees the master calendar, email, website, and parish office policies and procedures.


Teams with Pastoral Team and oversees staff preparation of all publications; composes content

and reviews and edits drafts.


Oversees office technology: computers, printers, servers, phones and software, staff training and

proper utilization of systems.


General Administration


Oversees Safeguard the Children requirements to ensure compliance and provide a safe



Assists with setting annual parish and department goals.


Acts as resource person for all staff, parishioners and the general public.


Reviews procedures and policies and develops methods to improve efficiency, reduce costs and

give better service to the parish community.


Actively supports mission, philosophy and goals of the parish, attends events; performs related


Minimum Qualifications (working knowledge of/skills in):


Budgets, accounting, facilities management, basic personnel and related laws


Organization and long-range planning


Project management, general management and supervision


Creative problem solving, collaboration, and working in teams


Verbal and strong written communication


Strong leader who takes initiative and can motivate and inspire staff and others




Based upon the Archdiocese salary schedule for a full-time parish business manager, the monthly

salary falls between $4,333 and $6,066 depending on qualifications and experience.




The application period for this position will close at August 30, 2019.


This job description seeks to provide information regarding the primary duties of this position for

prospective applicants. Duties and responsibilities described may be assigned or reassigned at the

discretion of management and the pastor in keeping with the changing needs of the parish.


Submit completed applications, cover letters and resumes electronically to:​

Information/Application Contact:

St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Long Beach
5500 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach CA 90808
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