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Chief Administrative Officer, Application Deadline: January 11, 2013 

Ministry Team Office of the General Minister and President  
Reports To General Minister and President  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 11  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Office of the General Minister and President  
Starting Salary  

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Chief Administrative Officer of the United Church of Christ who may be a lay person, an ordained minister, or a person with ordained ministerial partner standing, shall provide visionary leadership as a member of the senior staff.   In particular, the Chief Administrative Officer is the operational executive for the National Setting and works with the Board of Directors of the Common Services Corporation and the United Church Board.  The Chief Administrative Officer is accountable to the General Minister and President.


  • Serves as Corporate Secretary of the United Church of Christ Board, each of the covenanted ministries, the Common Services Corporation and all other corporations within the National Setting.


  • Testifies to the history, theological identity, and witness of the United Church of Christ.  


  • Bears responsibility for coordinating the internal life and work of the Office of the General Minister and President as operational executive of this office.


  • On behalf of the General Minister and President, the Chief Administrative Officer provides supervision of the Office of General Counsel.


  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff members of the Common Services Corporation guides the efficient operation of the Corporation, carrying the responsibility of the coordination and supervision of the day-to-day operations of Information Systems, Meeting Services, Human Resources, Grants and Scholarships, Property & Insurance, Research Services, Governing Body Relations, Community Life and Assistant to the Collegium, Central Services, and the Archives.


  • In consultation with the General Minister and President, the Chief Administrative Officer gives oversight and supervision to the Publishing, Identity, and Communication and Financial Development Ministries.


  • On behalf of the 700 Prospect Corporation provides supervision of the day-to-day work of Building Services.


  • Consults with the Collegium on an ongoing basis, and serves as a member of the Mission Planning Council.


  • Is in charge of and is responsible for the planning, coordination of events, and arrangements for the General Synod in collaboration with the Collegium.   


  • Represents the UCC in a variety of settings.   


Position Requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • An advanced degree in business administration or a related field or equivalent experience, or a combination of academic study and experience.


  • Demonstrated evidence of strong organizational, leadership, and managerial skills.


  • Knowledge of and experience in marketing & communications, personnel, philanthropy, information technology.


  • Experience in a senior management position, an understanding of organizational management/systems theories, and the ability to manage staff and budget.


  • Has a proven record in the successful operation of multiple management functions.


  • Has broad experience in leadership settings of the United Church of Christ, including significant experience in the local church.


  • Exhibits the ability to see and act out of a whole-church perspective.


  • Experience and capacity to work in diverse settings and among diverse people in collegial, constructive, caring, and covenantal ways.


  • Position involves some travel.


This description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and are subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the CMUCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the CMUCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

The United Church of Christ, National Setting, is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid benefits package  
Application Deadline January 11, 2013  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

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We believe in God's Continuing Testament.
We believe in Extravagant Welcome
We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives


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