Careers

The Vision Team is responsible for creating and implementing strategic vision that ultimately transforms lives! If you’re looking for a “job”, this isn’t the place for you but if you’re ready to work in “purpose” we’re looking for YOU!

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Accounts Payable Specialist will play a critical role in managing, analyzing, and recording activities with our vendors. They must be dedicated, self-motivated, flexible with a high level of integrity; possessing the ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Respond to external vendors and internal managers regarding all aspects of the accounts payable process, including processing invoices for payment, recording sales tax, assisting with bank reconciliations, and documenting loans.

Research information to provide accurate and timely solutions to internal clients and vendors at multiple locations.

Verify the accuracy of vendor invoices and confirm that the correct general ledger account codes are used.

Generate payment to vendors on a routine schedule and match the check with backup for review by the manager.

Inspect paid and unpaid invoices including cleared payment inquiries and check voiding to maintain accurate files and records according to company standards.

Review automatic payments to ensure correct coding and authorization as well as sufficient contracts and documentation.

Develop and maintain a filing system for financial information, records and documents to ensure easily available information.

Monitor account balances, track expenses, prepare analyses of accounts and related financial activity to produce monthly financial reports.

Process checks and ACH payments on a weekly basis

Develop, manage, and create documentation for policies, procedures, and processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Provide supporting documentation for annual audit

Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Associate or Bachelor degree in Accounting

3+ years of experience in Accounts Payable with a strong emphasis on Month-End

Prior experience as an Accounting Manager with a non-profit (not required) or 3 plus years in a supervisory role with demonstrated ability to lead, manage an accounting team, and motivate continuous process improvement

Requires a functional knowledge of organizational operations and procedures to accurately interpret documents and act promptly

Requires advanced knowledge of and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills

Requires a commitment to excellence, and ability to work in teams effectively

Requires creativity, flexibility, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems

Requires a strong customer service background and be able to interface with all levels of personnel within the organization in a professional manner.

Requires excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to handle and maintain confidential and/or sensitive information

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Leadership/Job Title: Director, Christian Education

Reports To: Executive Director, Office of the Bishop

FLSA Status: Full-time

The position of the Director of Christian Education is a very strategic and essential role within the Office of the Bishop and the congregation of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Director will be a called and set-apart educator prepared for a life of ever-evolving ministry. The Director will plan, administer, and assess ministry that nurtures and equips our congregants, leadership, and staff to ultimately become an oasis of hope in the Nashville community and the world.

The Director is a responsible and detail-oriented resource that supports the vision of the ministry, our Senior Pastor, executive management team and all educational initiatives of the ministry. The Director of Christian Education is responsible for leading and coordinating the Christian Education Department’s team of volunteers, instructors, and programs. This role will also support the Senior Pastor with research, sermon illustrations, training and development curriculums, and other duties as assigned.

Principle Function:

The Director of Christian Education will provide biblical and theologically sound educational opportunities and resources to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the community at-large.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Discipleship Institute Development and Course Implementation

1. Sunday School

a. Select, write, or approve curriculum submissions for the following groups (Adults, Marriage, Singles, Men, and Women)

b. Observe and constructively provide feedback for instructors providing instruction (not limited to visiting in-person/virtual classrooms, listening to prepared lessons, etc.)

c. Sub-teaching for any instructor that may be absent

2. Discipleship Institute and Virtual Villages weeknight classes

a. Create and maintain an updated course list and offerings

b. Recruit and train instructors

c. Assign appropriate curriculums for all classes and assist in preparing instructors for teachings

d. Reserve rooms on digital platforms and in-person at our campuses (as needed)

3. Discipleship Institute Online School

a. Create classes within Schoology

b. Maintain efficiency of the program and make changes as necessary

4. Creation of video teaching presentations

a. This is usually a PowerPoint presentation with an outline, graphics, and an audio recording for each slide, teaching/explaining the material

1. Create outlines

2. Create discussion boards

3. Answer any questions/messages received

Curriculum Development

1. Find and/or write curriculum that supports any of the educational opportunities available to various constituency groups within the ministry

2. Read/vet theological soundness of pre-made curriculum and books (especially those that have been submitted/recommended by other ministry leaders)

3. Vet books submitted to the Mt. Zion Bookstore by newly published authors and maintain an ongoing list of literary partners

4. Maintain an efficient working relationship with the Mt. Zion Bookstore team to ensure all current curriculum is available for purchase virtually and in-person for Mt. Zion members – all curriculum we use/purchase is made available in the bookstore

Teacher Recruitment and Development

Manage a team of over 40 teachers and instructors within the department. Teacher development and training is one of the most essential ways to ensure the Director succeeds at this role and it is a chance to see firsthand the teaching skills of each teacher.

1. Scheduling sessions

a. Schedule individual sessions with teachers (Teachers are asked to come in and teach a short lesson followed by an evaluation/assessment); the Director is at every session.

2. Panel members

a. Identify a development panel to sit in on sessions and give feedback to teachers (this is for the sake of variety and fairness)

3. Assessments

a. Give teachers feedback from their sessions & next steps (sometimes these are new teachers interested in getting involved)

b. Assessments are given verbally and in a written email

4. Shadowing

a. Teach classes with new teachers

i. To assess their development before giving them a class

ii. To help them with their teaching

Virtual Groups (Small Groups)

The Director will create and manage opportunities for the congregation for engagement through our Virtual Villages programming using the Zoom platform. This process is an ongoing program that operates throughout the entire year. Specifics for this part of the job include managing Virtual Groups registration, maintaining open and transparent communication with facilitators, and answering all inquiries concerning the virtual groups.

Marketing

1. Online Registration

a. Make sure information for classes is available on the website for the congregation to register for upcoming and current classes

2. Email blasts/social media campaigns

a. Email blasts for:

i. New Members – to 1) welcome them to MTZ and 2) let them know about the new members class, other Discipleship Institute classes, and small groups

ii. Registered Students – to remind them of their classes, where they will be located, when they’ll start, who the instructor will be, etc.

3. Social Media

a. Working on digital campaigns with the Director of Digital Marketing to create and rollout marketing campaigns for DI classes, Virtual Villages, and all other programming for the congregation

4. Video announcements

a. Work in collaboration with the Marketing and Media Department to strategize and develop realistic marketing campaigns quarterly and as needed

Finance

1. Ordering books & curriculum (usually just for teachers) through appropriate vendor

2. Submit purchase requisitions with the approval of your Executive Director

3. Submit and budget your department’s 5-week forecasts approved by your Executive Director

4. Manage the UMI (Urban Ministries) – the Sunday school account and curriculum for the children

5. Meet quarterly with your Executive Director for your overall department spending and budget

Qualifications and Requirements:

· A Master of Divinity or graduate seminary degree required.

· Proven track record of performance as a previous educator or educational professional.

· Prior experience as a Director of Christian Education is a strong plus.

· Excellent time management skills with knowledge of office management systems and procedures.

Top Skills and Proficiencies:

· Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Zoom, and Ministry Platform

· Strong discretion and judgement

· Great communication skills

· Organized individual that can effectively manage various projects at one time

· Ability to work as a team player

· Very detailed-oriented

Competencies:

· Confidentiality – Job requires a great deal of experience in exercising discretion and private matters as it relates to the ministry as well as its members and other stakeholders.

· Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

· Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

· Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, while fulfilling obligations.

· Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

· Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings while being understanding and helpful on the job.

Lines of Communication:

· This position communicates with every member of the Mt. Zion staff, ministry leaders, tiers of leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.

· The Director of Christian Education position carries a reporting obligation the Executive Director, Office of the Bishop.

· This position also carries a direct line of communication to the Senior Pastor.

Working Conditions:

· This is a full-time, salaried position with the expectation to put in sufficient hours to complete all tasks assigned.

· This position is not limited to typical office hours but is essential to the completion of your assigned tasks and ongoing projects.

· Your office will be physically located at the Old Hickory Boulevard campus, but this position will require active engagement at all 3 of our campuses and our virtual membership (Mt. Zion Anywhere.)

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The Director of Marketing will be responsible for creating and executing marketing communications strategies designed to advance the mission and vision of the Mount Zion Baptist Church as well as position it as an oasis of hope within the Nashville community and on a global scale. S/he will be responsible for developing and leading a high-performing marketing and media team including oversight of branding, advertising, editorial content, website, mobile app, digital and social media, production and public relations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Marketing will be an entrepreneurial self-starter with a strong executive presence. S/he will be responsible for leading all branding, marketing and communications efforts to drive integrated internal and external strategies that support the vision of the house. S/he will deliver awareness and engagement across core marketing and digital channels using a data-driven, audience-centric approach.

 

Key responsibilities include:

– Lead the development of all brand, marketing and communications strategies including implementation and results measurement across all channels

– Lead the process of strategic planning and development to create a compelling annual marketing and media plan to drive awareness, engagement, growth and mission impact

– Oversee all efforts to amplify the Mount Zion brand, including advertising, content development, storytelling, tone of voice, messaging, editorial, collateral, design and positioning. Promote, advance and protect the Mount Zion brand reputation

– Oversee production of all pre-recorded and live services and special events including run of show, video, audio, lighting, stage design and production crew

– Develop and implement creative and innovative digital marketing strategies to drive traffic and engagement across all platforms including desktop and mobile sites, social media and mobile app platforms. Leverage digital media analytics to optimize content and user engagement strategies

– Increase visibility of Mount Zion ministries, programs and initiatives across key internal and external stakeholder audiences including members, visitors, news media, influencers and community leaders. Advance Mount Zion community partnerships and support

– Direct creative concepts and production to ensure alignment with Mount Zion objectives and brand strategy in all facets, from event themes to traditional and digital media

– Develop collaborative cross-functional partnerships with all internal leaders and ministries

– Oversee management of departmental process and operations including timelines and deliverables. Manage and optimize marketing budget for maximum efficiency. Track metrics and criteria for all marketing and communications activities

– Establish and maintain marketing and communications policies, protocols, procedures, roles, responsibilities, metrics and best practices for the department

– Act as the brand champion to ensure delivery of a compelling and consistent brand narrative across all communications channels

– Serve as an incubator of new ideas. Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality

– Negotiate and manage external partners i.e. creative, production, PR and media agencies, holding them accountable for developing high performing assets and campaigns

– Build and lead a world-class marketing and media team. Create an environment that inspires creativity, curiosity and collaboration that will drive marketing innovation and achievement of performance metrics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

– 10+ years marketing communications and brand-building experience required in a corporate or non-profit sector, including progressive roles with people leadership responsibility

– Financial acumen in budgeting, forecasting, data analysis and strategic planning

– A creative thinker who is data-driven with a proven ability to develop and execute effective marketing strategies that drive brand health, awareness and engagement

– Strong digital aptitude with extensive experience and confident vision around bringing a modern, faith-based brand to life across digital and social media channels

– A superb people leader who knows how to set a vision, inspire and motivate high-performing teams, while possessing the ability to coach team members to better outcomes over time

– Excellent attention to detail and calm under pressure with the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven, complex, demanding, fast-paced environment

– Exceptional creative eye, writing ability and editorial acumen. Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and digital tools such as Google Analytics

– Servant leader with strong interpersonal communication and active listening skills. Ability to work non-traditional hours and in non-traditional settings as well maintain confidentiality and utilize the utmost discretion when privy to sensitive information

YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

– Develop and establish executive support for an annual marketing strategy and roadmap including tactics and metrics that will elevate and amplify the Mount Zion brand

– Strengthen departmental processes and operations to enhance effectiveness and efficiency as well as service to all internal leaders and stakeholders

– Define the optimal organizational structure, assess the current team and build a best-in- class marketing organization.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred

 

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Videographer/Editor will be responsible for developing inspirational, informative and compelling video content to support the Mount Zion brand, associated ministries and Office of the Bishop. S/he will be a storyteller at heart – both visually and narratively with ability to ideate creative concepts and develop them into engaging videos optimized for Mount Zion platforms. The ideal candidate also has ability to collaborate across teams to create content that is fresh, interesting and highly shareable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Videographer/Editor will have experience concepting, writing, shooting, editing and producing high quality, dynamic video content in a fast-paced environment, with ability to manage multiple projects concurrently without compromising creative integrity.

Key responsibilities include:

Concept/storyboard, shoot, edit and produce high-quality video-content in a wide-range of styles both on location and in-studio to meet Mount Zion objectives

Deliver weekly video content to support Sunday Sermon, Bible Study and other ministry initiatives including recaps, announcements and promotional content that drives awareness, engagement and/or education

Think creatively and develop original concepts that capture project/creative briefs and target audience(s). Devise unique, creative ideas for new video features and enhancements. Research and procure video assets such as stock footage, graphics, photography and voice-overs to elevate and fulfill video assignments

Cut platform specific versions as needed. Edit and color-correct with accuracy, attention-to-detail and consistency. Ensure audio and video levels are broadcast safe

Set-up and maintain camera, lighting and audio equipment and accessories. Troubleshoot technical issues as they arise and maintain project files and archives

Support Mount Zion brand objectives and ensure continuity across all video assets

Manage production timeline and creative review process in collaboration with project manager. Develop and adjust work with review feedback. Handle multiple projects simultaneously of varying levels of complexity as well as contribute to team efforts by meeting deadlines and budgets

Serve as a proactive and creative problem-solver who brings passion, enthusiasm and innovation to the team and overall organization

Collaborate with creative, social media, project management, technical arts and ministry teams to conceptualize and produce creative content and meet department deliverables

Assist Senior Producer/Video Production Manager in oversight of freelance production crews as needed. Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

· 3-5 years video production experience including writing, shooting, editing and producing

· Strong portfolio/reel of completed video production projects

· Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

· Ability to digest creative/project briefs and understand production specifications, formats and requirements for asset delivery

· Experience working with Apple hardware and accessories

· Adept in lighting subjects, basic sound mixing and camera usage

· Strong communication skills. Ability to present concepts in a clear and conclusive manner

· Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality content under the pressure of deadlines and with quick turnaround times

· Team player with desire to learn, innovate and collaborate

· Ability to manage external vendors to deliver best-in-class contract service as needed

· Availability to work weekends and non-traditional hours

· Basic knowledge of VFX, green screen / screen replacement / compositing

· Proficient in color correction and compositing

· Ability to handle the entire project on their own

· Ability to make typography, images, video and other graphics come to life through animation

· and design. Including logo animations, title and end cards and lower thirds.

· Advanced eye for style and visual composition.

· Excellent coordination, organization & prioritization skills across the board and as they relate to day-to-day operations of edit team.

· Experience editing content for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube or other online platforms & websites.

· Good visual communication skills – strong design sense with work to demonstrate.

· Self-motivator, creative thinker & problem solver.

· Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.

· Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment to meet tight deadlines.

· Enjoys working in teams as well as independently.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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GENERAL SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant to Finance will be responsible for providing a range of administrative support to include:

· Coordination of projects for the C.F.O. and the Department of Finance

· Responsible for promoting efficient delivery of services to clients

· Responsible for maintaining high standards of professionalism, efficiency, personal communication, discretion, and independent judgment.

· Experience in working with internal clients and colleagues as well as external vendors

· Assist the C.F.O. when negotiating and facilitating deals with a wide range of highly sensitive issues under tight deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Provides a wide variety of administrative support to the C.F.O. and to the department to include managing the C.F.O. and departmental calendars to prioritize activities and to ensure all commitments and deadlines are met. Prepares responses, correspondence, meeting materials, schedules, and other forms of communications for the Department.

· Uses good judgment in identifying issues to assist staff members with questions regarding policies and procedures and/or directs the issues to the appropriate parties.

· Maintains the church records in compliance with the retention policy and according to the practices established by the C.F.O.

· Administrates the corporate credit card including reconciliation of weekly and monthly transactions according to company policy.

· Assists the C.F.O. in coordinating the annual audits to ensure commitments and deadlines are met.

· Assists with the bi-weekly payroll process.

· Assists Accounting Manager in entering journal entries and distributing bank statements.

· Supports Accounts Payable processes when needed and acts as a back-up in the absence of the Accounts Payable Specialist. Will be required to enter purchase requisitions, create purchase orders, invoices and expense reports.

· Assists the C.F.O in managing third party leases, contracts, and agreements including execution and renewal.

· Organizes, updates, and maintains Finance confidential filling systems.

· Supports and coordinates meetings associated with the Finance Department.

· Performs standard office tasks such as answering telephones, ordering of supplies, scanning, booking meeting rooms and collecting and opening mail for distribution to the appropriate staff members.

· Prepare financial reports for presentation to organizational leadership.

· Prepare and record daily bank deposits and cash sheet from mail-ins.

· Works on special assignments or projects on a wide variety of responsibilities as assigned by the C.F.O.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

· 4 or more years of experience in office procedures, data compilation and record maintenance

· Bachelor’s degree preferred.

· Must have the ability to observe and maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

· Must be proficient and detailed-oriented to assist in maintaining an effective office environment.

· Must demonstrate creativity, flexibility, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

· Must be able to communicate effectively and to interface with all levels of personnel within the organization in a professional manner.

· Requires a functional knowledge of the organization’s operations and procedures to accurately interpret documents and act promptly.

· Advanced computer skills including the use of Microsoft office suite and

· Excellent oral and written communication (including proofreading).

· Ability to organize projects.

· Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

· Strong Customer Service background.

· Must be fully vaccinated from the Covid-19 virus.

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General Summary:

We are seeking a service-oriented and self-motivated professional to join our IT support team. In this role, you will work on maintaining and monitoring the computer systems and networks for our business. You will be tasked with being a reference point for all IT related queries at the user level, responding to user needs in a timely manner and ensuring the optimal running of all systems. You will be expected to display good interpersonal skills as they will interact with colleagues from various departments and executive levels. They are required to listen to their technical needs, understand their problems, and implement solutions to them.

IT Support Duties and Responsibilities:

· Install and configure software and computer systems to ensure usability

· Troubleshoot and resolve issues with software or hardware.

· Walk colleagues or clients through steps to help them resolve their technical problems.

· Maintain procedures and reports that provide technical support to the entire organization.

· Analyze records and logs to spot underlying trends and potential issues.

· Support the implementation of new solutions or applications.

· Establish accounts for new users and assist with password or login problems.

· Test, evaluate, and make decisions about new technology for the business.

· Participate in business-wide meetings to provide insight into technical requirements.

IT Support Requirements and Qualifications:

· Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

· 3+ years of experience in a technical support role.

· Working knowledge and expertise with a variety of software, hardware, and applications.

Hardware experience to include Windows Server, PC, Mac, Telephony, Copiers, Printers, Network Routers, Firewalls, Security Cameras, Wireless, etc.

Software experience to include Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, IOS, IOS, Active Directory, Reporting, etc.

· Willingness to solve complicated problems and see projects through to completion.

· Team-oriented attitude to help other colleagues and departments with technical problems.

· Ability to manage time and effectively prioritize numerous projects at one time.

· Certifications are preferred, but not required.

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GENERAL SUMMARY: The Accounting Manager will plan and direct the accounting activities of the department. They must possess strong leadership capabilities, a solid operational and technical accounting background, and the ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for all accounting and reporting functions in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation

Manages all aspects of the Month-End Close process, including ensuring the accuracy of journal entries and General Ledger reconciliations

Oversees preparation of business activity reports, financial forecasts, and annual budgets

Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with financial reporting standards

Performs banking and account reconciliation

Presents recommendations to management on short- and long-term financial objectives, policies, and budget

Assists with annual audit of financial statements by external auditors; prepare and review related supporting schedules and documentation as required

Develops, manages, and creates documentation for all policies, procedures, and processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Manages ERP implementation of finance modules

Provides financial analysis with an emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Ability to handle and maintain confidential and/or sensitive information

Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Bachelor or higher degree in Accounting or Finance

Certified Public Accountant

5 plus years of accounting experience with a strong emphasis with Month-End Close and accounting processes

Prior experience as an Accounting Manager with a non-profit (not required) or 3 plus years in a supervisory role with demonstrated ability to lead, manage an accounting team, and motivate continuous process improvement

Requires a functional knowledge of organizational operations and procedures to accurately interpret documents and act promptly

Requires advanced knowledge of and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills

Requires a commitment to excellence, and ability to work in teams effectively

Requires creativity, flexibility, foresight, and judgment in anticipating and solving problems

Requires a strong customer service background and be able to interface with all levels of personnel within the organization in a professional manner.

Requires excellent organizational and time management skills

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