Regional Administrator

June 5, 2019 | News, Job Opportunities

GNJ employees through their work help fulfill our mission: recruit and develop transformational leaders to make disciples and grow vital congregations to transform the world.

GNJ values as an organization and in its employees:

  • innovation and risk taking
  • excellence in its ministry and service
  • compassionate and just service
  • diversity
  • collaboration

United Methodists of Greater New Jersey view all employees as leaders who are critical to the mission, capable of growth and valued.

Position Summary
The primary responsibility of the Regional Administrator is to provide administrative support to the District Superintendents of the assigned region. The Regional Administrator serves as the connection between the district/regional office and the local congregations by resourcing and providing support to the churches, pastors, and laity. The Regional Administrator also supports work related to the Superintending Team and the Director of Human Resources and the Superintending Team.

Essential Functions

  • Administratively support three District Superintendents so that they may serve as the missional strategists of GNJ
  • Effectively resource, support, and build relationships with the local congregations so that they feel engaged and aligned with the Conference
  • Assist in developing best-practice policies and processes as needed for the Cabinet and Regional Team so that the mission and maintenance work of GNJ can be effectively carried out
  • Coordinate, organize, and attend district/regional meetings and events (such as church conferences, workshops, trainings, regional meetings, and Bishop’s Day) so that the local congregations are resourced and trained to conduct the business and ministries of the church
  • Ensure churches fully and accurately complete yearly reports on time; engage in follow-up when necessary so that this reduces the administrative workload of the District Superintendents
  • Maintain electronic files and databases including Arena, EBridge, and internal drives so that all information is current, relevant, and accessible

Organization Responsibilities 

  • Serve on the Mission Superintending Team
  • Serve as a participant or as a project manager for projects as assigned
  • Assist in district and conference meetings and events
  • Cover phones and provide hospitality at the reception desk as needed

Core Competencies 

  • Committed to continuously grow in intercultural competence
  • Build and maintain relationships that are rooted in honesty, integrity and honor confidentiality
  • Work cooperatively with others to produce innovative
  • Communicate clearly and accurately, in writing and orally, with unifying messages that motivates people to action
  • Attend to details and deadlines
  • Adapt to an ever changing work environment so that tasks are carried out seamlessly
  • Provide gracious hospitality


  • Competent and skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Three or more years in an office or similar work environment


  • High school degree with some college or related experience


The position requires occasional evening and weekend responsibilities, extensive travel within Greater New Jersey, and some travel outside the region. The position works from the main office located in Neptune, NJ.

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