Executive Minister Position Announcement

Date Posted: October 10, 2018

Deadline to apply: Open until filled. Application review begins October 30, 2018

Church Size: 1001 to 1500

Position Summary

The Executive Minister works in partnership with the Senior Minister and gives strategic direction, encouragement and coaching to All Souls Church staff and ministry teams to work together towards the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the church. We’re looking for someone with church experience, fund development, organization development and management experience who is in their sweet spot as a high-caliber facilitative leader with robust business acumen to fulfill the fiduciary, human resource, fund development and operational management of this historic and large church in the Nation’s Capital. As we deepen our actions and understanding of white supremacy and intersectional oppressions, we are looking for an Executive Minister who is compelled to work where their values are aligned.

Reports to: The Board of Trustees

Key Responsibilities

Operational and Financial Duties

Ensuring the operational readiness of the church in the areas of administration, finance, human resources, risk management and facilities management.

  • Develop yearly budgets in partnership with appropriate congregational designees
  • Plan and implement annual fund development goals and capital campaigns as needed
  • Plan and managing large and small building projects
  • Manage a diverse financial portfolio with lay leaders
  • Create operational policies to protect the assets and security of the staff, congregants and building
  • Provide oversight and create operational policies and procedures to implement Board Policies that are aligned with governance policies and bylaws
  • Develop and maintain efficient, effective, operational systems and procedures that sustain a multicultural multiracial staff and congregation
  • Serves to ensure accurate and meaningful internal and external communication
  • Participate in and facilitate meetings
  • Using concepts and theories from Organization Development, Church culture change and systems thinking and design: Plan and implement programs and systems within the context of rapid and long-term institutional growth and change
  • Manage and lead facility operations, working with contractors and staff to maintain the integrity of this historical site

Working in Partnership with the Senior Minister

  • To develop and ensure a compatible ministry philosophy with the Senior Minister especially toward a multicultural and multiracial world
  • To lead, develop and manage the execution of All Souls’ Strategic Plan
  • To lead, develop and manage the execution of All Souls’ Strategic fundraising initiatives

Staff Responsibilities

To coach and support All Souls staff towards vision fulfillment and ministry effectiveness

  • Supervises: Financial Controller, Director of Communications and Members Service; Facilities Manager; Office Manager, contract accountants; other vendors and contractors
  • Coordinate staff development, training and in particular multicultural, multiracial training
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Minister to develop human resource policies and expectations for the entire staff and provide coaching and support to the program staff as needed
  • Manage all Human Resources and benefits
  • Create a team culture of humility, integrity, innovation and synergy
  • Create program plans in partnership with the Senior Minister in order to complete annual performance evaluation of ministers and program staff.

General Pastoral Duties

To fulfill pastoral duties as requested by the Senior Minister

  • Leading in weekend services, weddings, and funerals as requested
  • Teaching responsibilities as requested
  • Providing pastoral care as requested


  • Supports congregational activities and life
  • Serves on various working groups
  • Provides educational support in Religious Education for children and Adult Spiritual Development as needed

What kind of person are we looking for? Someone who…

  • Has a growing, authentic, and vital spiritual life
  • Has demonstrated an ability to coach and develop people
  • Has a high capacity for work, is a self-starter and solution oriented
  • Gets excited about implementing a strategic plan to accomplish vision
  • Has experience with organizational development and loves it
  • Knows who they are
  • Loves to laugh (even at themselves)
  • Loves talking to people
  • Is loyal and honest
  • Is able to maintain a balance between family, work and personal wellness
  • Has a personal orientation towards action
  • Will demonstrate spiritual and emotional maturity in words, actions, and relationships
  • Has the ability to model healthy interactions of engagement – giving and receiving feedback and resolving conflict
  • Has the capacity to inspire and enable others to reach their calling and grow in their personal lives and ministries
  • Enjoys problem solving, sharing that responsibility with the staff and congregation
  • When expressing criticism, also suggests constructive alternatives
  • Loves working with a team and seeing the team excel
  • Is intentional about being generous with their time and resources
  • Is comfortable working in a fluid and diverse environment
  • Is dedicated in action to equity and in particular to building a multicultural and multiracial community
  • Feels comfortable having a meeting at the coffee shop, pub or in the office
  • Doesn’t accept the status quo
  • Is able to delegate to others
  • Will admit their mistakes and own them
  • Manages conflict with ease, maturity and honesty
  • Loves All Souls and wants to see the congregation succeed in fulfilling her mission

Required Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of church ministry experience,
  • 7-10 years of leading a business and/or mid-size nonprofit with a budget over $2M
  • Experience Supervising a staff of 15-20

All Souls Church is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and equity. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Please apply if you’re looking for a great place to work. Salary and benefits package is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Apply: Send your resume, a cover letter to and leadership covenant to: allsoulsdcsearch@gmail.com