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Executive Director of Finance and Administration

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The Dakotas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced financial professional to partner in leading and stewarding the vision and resources of the Annual Conference. This will be accomplished through collaborative teamwork with staff and Conference leadership; commitment to resourcing, educating and equipping congregations, clergy and laity in best practices related to stewardship, human resources, and non-profit management; and guiding the strategic use of Conference resources in support of our mission to equip congregations in the making of disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Dakotas Annual Conference is comprised of approximately 230 churches throughout North and South Dakota, 175 active clergy and 22 conference staff persons.  It is incorporated as a non-profit (501c3) organization with an operational budget of nearly $4 million dollars, a $4 million dollar budget for pension and health benefits, and invested assets of approximately $75 million dollars. 


The Executive Director of Finance and Administration is a full-time, exempt position. Residing in the Mitchell, South Dakota, area is preferential and/or ability to commute to Mitchell 1-2 days a week. Other arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. A full description and list of qualifications can be found at here

Interested applicants should send a resume and professional references along with a letter describing qualifications for this role to kelsey.morgan@dkmnmf.org. Applications will be received until October 1, 2022.

Additional questions can be directed to Rev. Rebecca Trefz, executive director of ministries, at rebecca.trefz@dakotasumc.org.


Executive Director, Center for Connectional Resources and Administration

The Dakotas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced business professional to partner in leading and stewarding the vision and resources of the Annual Conference. The director will join a collaborative team with a culture of excellence, creativity, respect, and joy in ministry to serve our Churches, organizations, and leaders across the Dakotas. Managing finance and administration matters in support of our mission to equip congregations in the making of disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


The Executive Director, Center for Connectional Resources, Treasurer & Administration (CCTA) is an executive-level position. It will have authority, responsibility, accountability to guide and counsel Conference and church leadership in best practices for strategic use of resources—human, financial, property, etc.—to accomplish the mission. The CCTA will have solid relational skills, ability to think creatively and see big-picture opportunities and be committed to the mission of the Dakotas Annual Conference and the churches they serve.

The CCTA is a full-time, exempt position. Residing in the Mitchell, South Dakota, area is preferential and/or ability to commute to Mitchell 1-2 days a week. Other arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. A full description and list of qualifications can be found at here. 

Interested applicants should send a resume and professional references along with a letter describing qualifications for this role to kelsey.morgan@dkmnmf.org. Applications will be received until October 1, 2022.

Additional questions can be directed to Rev. Rebecca Trefz, executive director of ministries, at rebecca.trefz@dakotasumc.org.


Camp Director, Storm Mountain Center

The Camp and Retreat Ministries of Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced professional to lead and manage Storm Mountain Center. With newly installed full-internet access, Storm Mountain Center is a secluded 247-acre wilderness retreat and summer camp located 20 minutes outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, in a rocky mountain valley of the Black Hills. The site was originally staked as twelve gold mining claims in the 1880’s and one of the original mines is still accessible. This growing ministry serves nearly 3,000 people annually through traditional summer camps and a year-round retreat center. This is a full time, exempt position with an anticipated start date in fall of 2022, though actual start date is flexible. The ideal candidate is a team player who understands ministry as a lifestyle and hospitality as a calling. Experience with the American Camp Association is preferred but not required. The full job description can be found at www.dakotasumc.org/camping/jobs.

To apply, send a letter of interest along with a resume and salary requirements to: Keith Shew, Dakotas-Minnesota Area Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries, 122 W Franklin Ave, #400, Minneapolis, MN 55404, or keith.shew@dkmnareaumc.org. Ph. 612.230.6130. Applications accepted through September 14, 2022. 


Assistant Benefits Officer

The Dakotas Conference Benefits Office is seeking a full-time Assistant Conference Benefits Officer to assist in the administration of the Dakotas Conference clergy and lay staff benefits program. The full job description can be found here

To apply, contact Leana Stunes at leana.stunes@dakotasumc.org. Deadline for submitting resume is October 1, 2022.

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