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Job Posting: Mission Financial Assistant

Job Title: Mission Financial Assistant

Reports to: Director of Finance and Stewardship of the Sierra Pacific Synod

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Salary Range: $16.50 - $20.00 / hour

Travel Required: No Travel Required

Position Type: 10 - 15 hours/week (limited term position for 6 months)


The position is part of a team that helps to maintain the financial health of Sierra Pacific Synod and makes sure resources are utilized to the benefit of the overall mission, ministry, and goals of the synod. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Stewardship, the Mission Financial Assistant will monitor, record, and support financial transactions related to the ongoing support for several properties/congregations/specified ministry activities that are administered by the synod. The Mission Financial Assistant is responsible for, but not limited to, receiving and processing checks, invoices, and payments; calling for and organizing bids for various property related tasks; maintaining, producing, and distribution of weekly, monthly, and annual reports. May need to drive to properties to review issues reported and/or work performed.

The ideal candidate should have an interest in the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Responsibilities within the office may be added to this position depending on business needs.

Must be reliable, punctual, organized, and have demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities in a busy office. Must have knowledge of accounting (preferred, but not required, in a faith-based non-profit setting). Possession of excellent interpersonal skills and experience with financial software databases, Zoom, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook are required. The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (SPSELCA) is comprised of approximately 180 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations and mission congregations located in northern California and northern Nevada. The Synod is supported by an elected Bishop and synod staff.


  • Update financial databases and spreadsheets