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Treasurer

Urbana United Methodist Church in Urbana, Ohio has an opening for a Part-time Treasurer (15 hours/week) effective February 1, 2022.

Useful skills and experiences for this position include a knowledge of accounting principles and practices; interest in financial matters; ability to keep detailed, accurate records and maintain appropriate confidentiality; passion for financially supporting the mission of the congregation; excellent interpersonal communication skills; and a working knowledge of QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel and the church’s record keeping software systems.

In this role, the Treasurer will have responsibility for disbursing all funds received into the church treasury in a responsible and organized manner, with funds identified and bills paid when due, so that the mission and ministry of the congregation continues.  In addition, the Treasurer will oversee payroll for all church employees, submit taxes withheld, calculate and submit all required documentation for the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and prepares required reports as needed.

Applicant must be a Jesus follower who is actively involved in the Urbana United Methodist Church or Christian congregation in Urbana or Champaign County.  College degree is desired and/or at least 5 years of business/finance experience.  Employment contingent on passing all background checks.  Salary is commensurate with experience and education and will range between $15 to $17.50/hour.

Wherehouse: Food Pantry Director

Urbana United Methodist Church in Urbana, Ohio has an opening for a Part-time Food Pantry Director (11 hours/week) effective February 1, 2022.

The WhereHouse Director is responsible for all aspects of the food pantry while sharing and implementing the mission of Urbana United Methodist Church. The Director’s duties can be divided primarily into four areas of focus–food; budget; site operations and public relations. The hours required to successfully manage the WhereHouse average 10-15 hours weekly with more hours required when the WhereHouse is operating. Salary is commensurate with experience and education and will range between $15 to $16.50/hour.

Food:

The WhereHouse Director is responsible for the acquisition of food, storage, and distribution. This includes the evaluation of inventory and placing orders on an ongoing basis. The WhereHouse Director should also conduct regular cost comparisons on food products and maintain the monthly menus for distribution.

Budget:

To propose an annual budget, the WhereHouse Director needs to keep records of monies spent.The WhereHouse Director needs to communicate and coordinate with the church treasurer and provide receipts.The WhereHouse Director must also initiate and oversee all fundraising activities. Finally, the WhereHouse Director should find appropriate grant opportunities and write grant proposals to help fund the ministry.

Site Operations:

The WhereHouse Director is responsible for the recruitment, training, and education of 30+ volunteers monthly. The Director forms working relationships with community groups, partnering churches, service groups and area food agencies.

The WhereHouse Director must be available to respond to unforeseen needs and unexpected emergencies.

Public Relations:

The WhereHouse Director must have a positive public persona and be willing to promote awareness of hunger throughout the community through public presentations and interviews.

Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and churches who share the mission of the WhereHouse and the Urbana United Methodist Church.

Represent the programs and mission of the WhereHouse to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

Qualifications:
  • Managerial and organizational skills required to plan, procure, receive and distribute non-perishable and perishable food items and personal care items to provide a hand up to the WhereHouse client base.
  • Effective communication, listening and people skills required interfacing with the clients, suppliers, customers and community.
  • Plan, train and coordinate requirements with the volunteers to serve the client base in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Organizational, administrative and housekeeping skills required to comply with the Second Harvest Food Bank USDA contract requirements.
  • Computer skills proficiency required in Microsoft Word, Excel and Virtual Case Management software for online ordering from the Second Harvest Food Bank, monthly reports, database case management and maintenance.
  • Coordinate and interface effectively with area food agencies to more effectively serve the needs of the community.
  • A passion to serve in this ministry.