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Business Manager

Organization: Archdiocese of Saint Louis
Full Time

Position Summary:

West County Parish and School is seeking a full time Business Manager. This position is an administrator in support of the Pastor’s responsibilities to the parish and a steward of the physical, financial and personnel resources of the parish.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accuracy of all financial files and records and establishes a responsible cash flow management system
  • Prepares,administers and reviews budget process in collaboration with finance and other commissions, subject to review and/or approval by Parish Council, as required
  • Acts as liaison between the parish and the archdiocese in financial matters
  • Maximizes cash management resources
  • Coordinates and reviews parish organizations’ funds
  • Establishes and maintains evaluation process
  • Administers salaries and benefits programs
  • Supervises parish secretary, clerical aides, financial staff and maintenance staff
  • Participates in the hiring and termination policies of the parish in collaboration with the Pastor
  • Directs the management of the parish office
  • Oversees the management of the parish records
  • Coordinates parish liability and property insurance, workers’ compensation with archdiocesan general insurance program
  • Maintains all cemetery records if applicable
  • Maintains good working relationships, effective communications between parish community,various groups and outside authorities
  • Attends all pastoral staff meetings, commission meetings and Parish Council meetings,as necessary
  • Attends all archdiocesan meetings, as necessary, representing the parish and the Pastor
  • Consults with and advises Pastor and Principal on business and administrative matters that affect the parish and school
  • Facilities Management Responsibilities
  • Supervises any major construction, improvement or repair
  • Solicits and reviews bids and quotes and negotiates contracts
  • Establishes and monitors preventive maintenance programs for all properties
  • Maintains security of property (Key files, etc.)

Knowledge & Experience Requirement:

  • College degree desired and/or five to ten (5-10) years business experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Previous supervisory experience required

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:

  • General knowledge and support of the Catholic Church, Catholic sacraments, Catholic rites and liturgies
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Must have good record keeping skills
  • Must have good facilitation skills
  • Must have ability to manage
  • Must have ability to present themselves professionally
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must have ability to prioritize and to be flexible

Relationships Requirements:

  • Must be able to work well with Pastor and other department heads
  • Handle Parish personnel issues
  • Work with parish council and various parish organizations
  • Work well with outside contractors and vendors

Contact Details:

Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to