Application deadline:  September 16, 2019

The Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) recently received a second grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to continue the Clergy and Church Financial Ministry (C2FM).  The MUMF is seeking a Program Director who will develop and implement a number of initiatives addressing the financial and economic challenges impacting United Methodist clergy in Missouri.  This position requires a highly organized, collaborative individual with requisite background in financial coaching / planning.  The Program Director must possess the ability to work well with people, maintaining strong professional standards of conduct and confidentiality.  The Program Director must be able to creatively problem-solve, to initiate new programs, and to speak to small and large groups. 

Experience, education and skills:

  • Expertise in individual tax preparation, financial planning, and/or family budgeting with an emphasis on coaching is preferred. Ideally, the successful candidate will have significant experience in a related field such as financial planning (CFP status is a plus), banking, accounting, or law as well as coaching experience or coaching certification.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred, especially in a field relating to financial services, business and/or the social sciences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) or equivalent programs are required. Experience with databases is a plus. The Program Director must create personal written correspondence with a variety of constituents (participants, church leaders, donors, supervisors), develop presentations for individuals and groups, and craft annual written reports to the Lilly Endowment.
  • The Program Director must develop a close working relationship with the C2FM Advisory Board.
  • Although Foundation staff will take the lead in fundraising, the Program Director will lend support to those efforts including personal visits and development of printed materials as deemed appropriate.
  • Strong personal qualities that might be described as “people skills” are highly valued.
  • Extensive travel within Missouri by car is required. (The Foundation office is in Columbia). 
  • Membership in the United Methodist Church is preferred. Familiarity with the polity and structure of the UMC is a plus, as is any specific knowledge of the practical life (taxes, church administrative duties, family stressors) of clergy.
  • High integrity and honesty, including the ability to maintain confidentiality and to observe high standards of professional conduct, are required.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, energy and enthusiasm regarding the work of the United Methodist Church, the Program, and the Foundation.  

The Program Director will report to the President, with accountability to the C2FM Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Foundation.  This is a full-time position paying a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include an employer pension contribution and individual health insurance.  The Lilly grant was awarded based on a written proposal.  Copies of the proposal narrative will be shared with applicants prior to a first interview. 

Responses will be accepted through email and social media sites where this announcement is posted.  Complete applications will include (in paper or electronic form): 1) a cover letter describing your interest in, and suitability for, the Program; 2) a resumé summarizing your work history, education, skills and experience; and 3) five references (name, relationship, and contact information).  Submit application materials to:  Missouri United Methodist Foundation, Attn: David P. Atkins, President, PO Box 1076, Columbia MO 65205-1076; or by email to .  The application deadline is September 16, 2019, with review of applications starting immediately.  Visit the Foundation website at  The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply.