In 1823, the Rev. Robert Corson, a Wesleyan Methodist circuit rider, came to London Township to conduct worship services in people’s homes. By 1833, London’s first Methodist Church was built at the corner of Ridout and Carling Streets. It has been frequently named the parent church of Methodism in London and was responsible for many mission churches which have long since become self-supporting. Tragically in the early morning of February 2, 1895, fire broke out, and burned the church to the ground. The church was rebuilt and the name was then changed to First Methodist Church and the cornerstone laid in July of that same year. On June 10, 1925, the United Church of Canada was born and the name again changed to its present name, Metropolitan United Church. Today, Metropolitan United Church (MET) is a great place to discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus. MET welcomes people to its dynamic worship services and warm fellowship. It is located at the corner of Wellington Street and Dufferin Ave. (directly across from City Hall) in London, Ontario. The people of MET are a committed and welcoming congregation.
MET is now recruiting for a qualified, dynamic Church Executive Administrator which is a new position. The position is responsible and accountable for developing and managing the overall administration and operational functions of all campuses of Metropolitan United Church. This includes leadership of a small administrative and support staff. The position is based out of MET. This leadership position includes project support, staff leadership, procurement oversight, office administration, facilities management, records management and information systems technology coordination in accordance with legislation and regulations. This position operates under the policies set by the Elders (strategic directions, ethics, and prudence) and the leadership of the Senior Minister.
The focus of this position is to lead and continuously improve MET through developing and implementing the processes, systems and infrastructure to support the church programs. This leader works closely with the Senior Minister, Pastoral Care Minister, Music Director, and the Missional Congregation ministry personnel and lay leaders, committee chairs and staff to ensure that the facilities and programs are soundly managed and operated within established guidelines.
Along with excellence and experience in general management skills and communication, the Church Executive Administrator requires a thorough understanding of and should have skills and experience in budgeting, bookkeeping, human resources management, and information systems planning.
To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, resume, and at least two references to: Taylor Field, Consultant at Meridian Edge Leadership & Governance Consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org
MET is an equal opportunity employer.
The job compensation is dependent on qualifications, experience, and prior success. It is negotiable between $55,000 to $70,000.
Applications are due right away as the position is currently available. The closing dates for applications will be Friday February 28, 2020.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted.