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Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church seeks talented people to offer their gifts and abilities to support the church’s mission of being a welcoming and loving community of faith that learns, grows, and serves together. We believe that all staff do their own special kind of ministry, whether working with adults or children, songs or spreadsheets, congregational visits or computers, and more. We seek to support and encourage each other, our congregation, and our many neighbors here in the Lamorinda area and beyond.
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Reports to: Treasurer & Pastor, Families/Executive Leadership FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: 40 hours/week Schedule: Monday – Friday
To apply: Email Elizabeth Ball, Administrative Manager.
Independently responsible for accounts payable, payroll, financial statements, member contribution records, preparation of tax filings, and Shelby church software administration. Works closely with Treasurer, Executive Leadership, Administrative Manager, and Finance Elder in the coordination of all accounting and finance activities.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Finances – 45%
- Supervise volunteers and participate in counting weekly receipts
- Make bank deposits
- Post receipts, journal entries to Shelby financial module
- Issue checks weekly for vendors, credit cards, expense reports and ministry teams
- Calculate and file annual use tax fees
- Prepare financial reports and account reconciliations for committees and teams, etc.
- Assist staff and ministry teams with operating expense related questions
- Assist Stewardship Team with fall fundraising campaign
- Assist Finance Team with budgets and other related maters
- Monitor cash balances and review Positive Pay exceptions daily in checking accountsContributions – 25%
- Record cash and non-cash contributions in each donor’s account
- Match online giving to pledge drives, general giving
- Answer donor questions about contributions
- Produce quarterly and other member contribution statements
- Arrange for distribution of offering envelopes for all donorsPayroll and Benefits – 25%
- Process employee compensation information for payroll and benefits (new hires, status changes, deductions, etc.)
- Process payroll semi-monthly
- Prepare quarterly tax returns
- Prepare year-end tax returns, including W-2s and 1099s
- Maintain vacation and sick leave accounts for each employee
- Manage accounting for 403(b) retirement plan
- Answer employee questions as needed
- Review benefits invoices for accuracyShelby Church and Fellowship One Software Administrator – 5%
- Maintain Shelby Financial and F1 Contributions databasesKeep current on program/software changes
- Maintain working knowledge of Shelby Financial and F1 Contributions ModuleMinimum Qualifications:
Education: Completed degree in accounting
- At least five years of full accounting/bookkeeping responsibilities. Special Skills, Licenses or Certifications:
- Strong PC skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- Good communication skills with the ability to work with different personalities
- Able to work independently but know when to ask for support when needed Excellent prioritization skills while multitasking
- Detail orientated with a focus on organization and accuracy
- Christian Faith
- Demonstrates LOPC Core Values
- Supports LOPC Mission, Vision, and Objectives Familiarity with Shelby and Fellowship One
- Familiarity with small non-profit accounting and reporting
Band Leaders for Youth Worship Teams
This is a paid position. To Apply: Email Director of Youth Ministry Keris Dahlkamp.
1) Middle School Band Leader
2) High School Band Leader
The Band Leader will train youth musicians in musicianship & leading worship. The leader will work with youth ministry staff to select songs, run a short weekly practice, and assist in leading worship during the youth group program.
The Middle School & High School Band Leader positions can be filled by the same person or different people as needed.
This position will be available on Sundays from September 12 through March 27, excluding school breaks & several special events with the following schedule:
- 2:30-3pm Middle School Rehearsal
- 3-4:30pm Middle School Program (worship at 3:30-3:45, you may leave by 4:00)
- 4:30-5:30pm High School Rehearsal
- 6-7:30 High School Program (worship at 6:25-6:45, you may leave by 7:00)
Associate Director of Children’s Ministry
Reports to: Director of Children’s Ministry
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Hours: FT/40 hrs per week
Job Summary: The Associate Director, under the supervision of the Director, works to make Children’s Ministry at LOPC a place that is welcoming to children and their families through unique worship opportunities, an inspired and educated volunteer corps, excellent programming, and an environment that encourages creativity and collaboration as we grow in love and service to God.
To apply: Email Jaime Polson, Pastor of Family Ministries and Executive Ministry Leadership
Essential Functions of the Job:
Engaging Children in Worship 20%
- Develop a process for the continuing integration of children and families into regular community worship within LOPC’s unique context.
- Work proactively with Music & Worship to design and implement opportunities for children to worship at LOPC.
- Supervise and collaborate with the Coordinator for Children’s Choirs on engaging children in worship leadership opportunities.
- Work with children and youth ministry teams to create special youth-oriented services including: Youth Sunday, Third Grade Bible Sunday, Christmas Eve family service and Easter Sunday family service.
Volunteer Development 35%
- Schedule, send out reminders, and oversee volunteer assignments for all children’s programs including finding substitutes for open volunteer positions.
- Recruit, train, and celebrate volunteers as a part of a holistic approach to Children’s Ministry education.
- Develop a long-term plan for volunteer education, utilizing resources from conferences and best practices from other institutions.
- Develop job descriptions for the various Children’s Ministry volunteer opportunities.
Program Management 35%
- Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to develop a vision, mission and achievable yearly goals for all programs.
- Assist in managing all programs, including welcoming families, procuring supplies, preparing class materials, room setup, and teaching.
- Assist in developing relationships with families and leading groups when appropriate.
- Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to plan and execute special seasonal events.
- Collaborate with all Children’s Ministry program leaders to ensure that administrative needs are covered.
Vision and Long-Range Planning 10%
- Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to articulate a coherent vision and strategy for Children’s Ministry at LOPC, both short- and long-term.
- Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to integrate an emphasis on racial equity and anti-bias values into all children’s programs and curriculums.
- Attend continuing education events related to children’s ministry as required and encouraged.
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: Three years of working in children’s or youth ministry in a church setting
Special Skills, Licenses or Certifications: None
- Demonstrate LOPC Core Values
- Support LOPC’s Mission, Vision and Objectives
- Support racial equity and anti-bias values
- Experience with engaging children in worship settings
- Experience teaching children from PreK through 4th grade
- Supervisory experience and experience with volunteer development
- Able to relate to and communicate easily with children and families
- Attention to detail
- Invested interest in quality Children’s Ministry programming
Worship & Music Technical Director
Job Reports To: Director of Worship & Music
FLSA Status: Nonexempt Hours: Full Time
To apply: Email Brett Strader, Director of Worship & Music
Job Summary: Owns responsibility for technical excellence in all Worship & Music (W&M) media productions including live and livestream worship services, special events, and pre-produced content. Shares responsibility with Director of W&M for aesthetic design and media production quality. Coordinates with W&M team members, contractors, and other staff and program directors to ensure consistent, high-quality integration of audio/sound design, video, multimedia, and theatrical lighting in all worship events.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Worship Service Technical Director – 50%
• Oversee and actively manage all aspects of live and livestream technical production for worship services and special worship events (e.g. Christmas Concerts, Christmas Eve Services, Holy Week Services, memorials and weddings).
• Manage the technical aspects of LOPC’s livestream presence including streaming quality, available bandwidth, frame rate, graphics, etc.
• Serve as principal technician/operator of one of three Sanctuary media stations:
– FOH Audio Engineer
– Video Director/Switcher
– CGI/Media Playback
• Schedule and oversee contractors and/or volunteers for other positions listed above plus:
– Livestream Audio Mixing Engineer
– Video Camera Operator(s) as needed
• Maintain a thorough understanding and written manual of LOPC’s audio/video systems signal flow.
• Determine technical and setup needs for each service/event and coordinate with team members, contractors, and Facilities Department to ensure venues are completely prepared for soundcheck, music rehearsal, and worship including:
– Audio: microphones, stage monitors, personal monitors
– Video: confidence monitors, cameras, media playback
– Lighting: cues and run order
• Run regular systems checks prior to mission-critical use and troubleshoot when necessary.
• Coordinate with Facilities Department and IT contractor regarding network configuration and maintenance for audiovisual and livestream use and quality of service.
• Maintain equipment inventory and keep all software and firmware up to date.
• Perform minor equipment repairs.
• Identify current and future equipment needs in alignment with the LOPC Reserve Study.
Media Content Editor/Producer – 40%
• Coordinate with Director of W&M to create, and oversee the technical aspects of productions including:
– One-shot or two-shot interviews
– Promotional spots for various ministries
– Special offering promotions
– Music video productions
– Weekly announcements and pre/post show title cards
– Periodic devotionals from clergy and program staff
– Other projects as needed
• Maintain accessible archive of audio and video assets and finished productions.
• Coordinate with Communications Department and Director of W&M on:
– Consistency of established brand image, graphics, and style across all media productions
– Distribution of media productions through social media channels and lopc.org website
– Updated and relevant information through Worship-specific communications channels (e.g. pre-show title cards, announcements, etc.)
A/V technical support for meetings and events outside of worship services, as needed.
Training staff/members on A/V equipment for meetings and events, as needed.
Administrative – 10%
• Attend and contribute to weekly all-staff meetings.
• Attend and contribute to weekly W&M Department Meetings
• Actively recruit contractors for technical roles.
• Incorporate volunteers (when appropriate) into technical leadership roles.
• Commitment to LOPC’s Mission, Vision & Values
• 5 years experience in audiovisual systems design and operation
• 2 years experience in a management or leadership role
• Deep proficiency with MacOS
• Advanced knowledge of and 5 years experience in one or more of these three areas:
– Video editing for broadcast production
– Front of house audio mixing
– Live video direction and camera switching
• General working knowledge of these technical areas:
– Digital audio recording and mixing (e.g. microphone technique, sample rates, bit depth, EQ, compression, effects, and non-linear audio editing)
– Video recording and editing (e.g. frame rates, compression codecs, color spaces, and color correction)
– Theatrical lighting
Other required qualifications:
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Eagerness to receive technical and creative feedback and a willingness to make substantive changes to work
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to pull cable and install equipment
• Willingness to learn new software and other related skills
• Christian faith
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Working experience with ProPresenter (CGI/Presentation software suite)
• Working experience with Logic Pro (Digital Audio Workstation)
• Working experience with Final Cut Pro/Motion (Non-linear video edit suite)
• Working experience with general office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Apple suite: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote)
• Dante Audio Network certification (minimum Level 1)
• Soldering and circuit testing
• IT network configuration skills (Layer 2)
• 40 hours per week
• Sunday mornings for worship services (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
• Staff meeting Tuesday morning
• Worship Department meeting Wednesday afternoon
• Occassional evenings and Saturdays (e.g. rehearsals, memorials)
Seedlings Preschool Teachers
Seedlings is looking for dedicated, reliable teachers with experience working with preschool age children.
Several positions are available working with different age groups (infant, toddler and preschool). Hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with flexible staff development and teacher planning time on Mondays. Candidates must possess a minimum of 12 ECE units and one year experience. We offer a team environment, opportunities for professional development, collaboration, connection, benefits and a competitive salary in a prime location. Experience with NAEYC accreditation a plus!
Email Coleen Moulton to apply.