Church Administrator Job Posting

Description of 1st Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Michigan, and its Vision: 1st Pres sits with a full view of Michigan’s State Capitol in downtown Lansing. We have an active ministry to the community that is vigorous and multi-faceted including the most active food pantry in the area, a community garden, active engagement in racial reconciliation, and other community services/activities. As a downtown, mainline Protestant congregation, we are anxious to engage with younger generations, diverse populations, doubters, and the disenchanted unchurched searching for genuine and relevant faith. We also recognize that communication and engagement has taken on new forms and continues to rapidly evolve.

Position Purpose: To provide leadership for and perform many of the administrative responsibilities of First Presbyterian Church of Lansing. This position has responsibility for the weekday functions of the office and building. The community engagement posture of the church requires significant interaction with organizations and individuals both within and outside of the church family.

Accountability and Staff Relationships: The Church Administrator is supervised by and works closely with the Pastor as head of staff. The position joins a staff that includes, in addition to the Pastor, Director of Congregational Life and Outreach, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry, Director of Music, Custodian and Pastoral Assistant.

This preferred candidate will demonstrate experience in general office administration, proficiency with relevant software, and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

It also is essential that this individual have the ability to interact effectively and empathically to a wide range of individuals starting with 1st Pres staff and members but extending to anyone in the church community orbit.

Key Areas of Responsibility Include:

  1. Church Office Management
  2. Facility Management
  3. Financial Management
  4. Public relations and marketing
  5. Staff and Member Relations

Classification: Full-Time, “at-will”, exempt position.

Compensation: To Be Determined Based on Experience and Education

Classification: Full-Time, “at-will”, exempt position.

Compensation: To Be Determined Based on Education and Experience

Application Process and Deadline: 1st Pres has a deep commitment to social justice and community engagement. The church also values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LBGTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities to apply for this position.

While this is a full-time position where we are seeking the coverage of all areas of responsibility, we will consider possible job sharing and other staff configurations.

The full position description can be found here at:

Applications are due by Dec. 31, 2022.
Please send resume with cover letter to: