Employment Opportunities
Christ Church is Hiring!

About us: Christ Church Grosse Pointe  is a lively, progressive congregation in the Episcopal tradition, and lives fully the riches of our liturgical, spiritual, and theological heritage in witness and service to our wider community. We are a welcoming, compassionate, and inclusive community called to bring God and people together to know and live the Good News of Jesus Christ. With activities spanning the week, the community of Christ Church engages in regular formation for children and adults, serves our community with our local partners, gathers as a diverse community comprised of young families and empty-nesters, single moms and partnered couples, working women and men and retirees, and worships God accompanied by the beauty of the Christ Church Choir. Our Church home, the Christ Church campus, includes an 90 year-old English-gothic church, parish hall, choir room, and office wing, and a 20 year-old, modern, 3-floor Education wing, which combine to provide for the expanding ministry of Christ Church.
Full Charge Bookkeeper/Accountant
Job Summary
Possessing a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an fullcharge bookkeeping role or as a staff accountant, the position provides critical support to the broad ministry of Christ Church. Responsible for managing the day-to-day bookkeeping entries, the position provides essential support for the accurate maintenance of all financial records of the Parish (and ancillary ministries) in conjunction with the Associate for Finance and Administration and Treasurer.
We seek a detail-oriented individual who is highly organized, excels with spreadsheet creation and database entry, is knowledgeable of generally accepted accounting principles, and demonstrates integrity and confidentiality.
Strong personal character is a must, with humility, humor, and discretion being essential characteristics.
This important role will suit someone who possesses exceptional “10-key skills,” is well organized and administratively minded, and thrives in support of a team.
A mutually agreed-upon schedule shall be set to accommodate Christ Church's needs while providing flexibility to the staff members. Ordinarily, the position shall be scheduled during office hours Monday through Friday, with a limited amount of work to be conducted remotely.
Duties and Responsibilities
Accounts Payable | Receivable | Payroll
– Receives and records all receipts and contributions.
– Receives, processes, coordinates, and records all invoices and payments.
– Monitors and maintains cash flow.
– Prepares monthly credit card reports for departmental authorization.
– Processes and records bi-weekly payroll, entering new employees as needed.
– Reconciles payroll taxes (quarterly).
General Accounting and Reporting
– Records member pledges and contributions.
– Performs all monthly reconciliations.
– Identifies budget variances to Associate staff.
– Assists in budget planning and audit preparation.
– Oversees and coordinates volunteer tellers.
– Deposits contributions into bank.
– Perform closing of all financial modules to ensure timely preparation of financial reports.
– Prepares and distributes quarterly charitable contribution statements to contributors.
– Prepares monthly and year-end reports for Associate, Rector, and Treasurer.
If you are a highly organized individual with a strong background in bookkeeping/accounting and a passion for accuracy, we would love to hear from you. Join our team a and contribute to the financial success of our organization.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $22.00 per hour
Expected hours: 20 per week

  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
Experience level:
  • 3 years
Work Location: In person

CFO (Associate for Finance and Administration)
Position Overview
Supported by the Staff Accountant and Maintenance Supervisor, the Associate for Finance and Administration, provides strategic leadership and management for all business and administrative affairs necessary to support the ministry of Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Primary areas of responsibility include: finances, human resources, stewardship of all buildings and grounds, financial stewardship leadership and support, and IT and office administration.
This position is ideal for someone with executive level experience in business or not-for-profit organizations, and proven leadership experience and management skills. The successful candidate will possess strong financial and administrative skills, impeccable integrity, strategic vision, and obvious leadership capacity.
Reports directly to the Rector.
As a member of the senior leadership team, the Associate reports directly to the Rector, collaborates with the Associate Staff, supervises the Staff Accountant and Maintenance Supervisor, and works closely Treasurer, Wardens, professional staff, and church volunteers
Duties and Responsibilities
Financial Leadership, oversight, and management
– Administer the annual operations and budgets of the parish to ensure effective and efficient usage of revenues and expenses.
– Develop, implement and monitor financial policies; including internal controls.
– Direct and review the work of the Staff Accountant.
– Ensure timely reporting and the development of reports as needed.
– Oversee the annual audit to ensure timely completion and compliance.
– Maintain banking relationships and perform treasury management of all accounts.
Legal and Human Resources Management:
– Act as a Human Resources officer of the Church responsible for the maintenance and review of human resource practices, procedures, and records.
– Point of contact for all legal matters.
– Direct Christ Church risk prevention and policy implementation in all departments.
Manage all Christ Church properties (including Rectory and Parsonages)
– Oversee property maintenance and capital improvement projects, including project lists and planning, processes for contract bidding, contract negotiation, and work completion.
– Oversee and review the work of Maintenance Supervisor.
Stewardship Leadership and Support
– Work with the Rector and Stewardship leadership to ensure timely and effective stewardship appeals, including the annual appeal and all special appeals.
– Ensure timely reporting and the development of necessary stewardship reports.
General Office and IT Administration
– Oversee the provision of office equipment including printers, copiers, and other equipment necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the Parish.
– Review and Maintain all Information Technology systems, including phone systems, and computer software, hardware and server to ensure staff members are current office equipment and programs.
Personal and Staff Development
– Look for opportunities to expand responsibilities.
– Identify needed training and complete training courses promptly.
– Maintain involvement in professional associations (e.g. National Association of Church Business Administration, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, etc.) to keep abreast of changes in industry practices which may generally benefit the Parish.
– Support a positive atmosphere in which high quality programs and services are delivered.
– Assume other responsibilities as designated by the Rector.
Qualifications and Requirements
Essential Requirements
– A member in good standing of a Christian church.
– Executive Level experience in business or not-for-profit organization and administration.
– Proven leadership experience and management skills.
– Excellent financial management skills.
– Excellent verbal and written communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills.
– Advanced skill with MS Office Suite with excellent command of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
– Proficiency with and working knowledge of banking technologies.
– Advanced (not expert) computer knowledge, both with software and hardware.
– Ability to think strategically and to translate a vision into concrete goals and objectives with clear implementation plans, including community development and budgeting.
– Ability to utilize information, to make decisions, or to resolve problems.
– Ability to organize resources, personnel, and time to achieve goals, schedules, and desired results.
– Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
– Ability to work with and understand financial calculations, conduct financial analysis, apply statistical and analytical tools to assure management and improvement of quality in productivity and service, and to identify problem causes. Ability to relate or compare data from different sources and secures relevant information or facts.
– Ability to engage and manage professional services providers including public accounting, legal, HR benefits administration, professional investment funds management and banking, building contractors and subcontractors.
– Master of Business Administration (preferred) or CPA.
– B.A. Accounting (preferred).
Personality and Personal Development
– Assertive and forthright, yet flexible and adaptive.
– Self-directed and motivated.
– A dependable, energetic achiever who holds herself/himself to high standards of job performance, spiritual engagement, and ethical behavior.
– Organizes personal time and priorities in order to accomplish critical tasks and to achieve closure.
– Analytical, open-minded, and solution-oriented.
– Creates a positive environment which inspires and energizes others.
– Build and maintain a spirit of teamwork and to facilitate cooperation among team members.
– Maintains and reviews processes and records to facilitate future planning and implementation.
– Seeks opportunities to develop and increase knowledge and skill.
– Friendliness and courteousness in dealing with people.
– Ability to work as a team with a large staff and volunteer corps.
Compensation and Benefits
– Full-time, Exempt.
– Starting Salary: $85,000
– Retirement: Defined Benefit Pension Plan, with 100% vesting at 5 years.
– Medical, Dental, Vision: Full coverage for individual and family. (Health Care opt-out: option to receive 403b contribution in lieu of coverage at the single-person rate).
– Vacation: Four weeks paid vacation.
– Sick Leave: 12 days paid sick-leave.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $85,000.00 per year
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed
Work Location: In person