Director of Advancement

Position Summary

The Director of Advancement is a key member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church management team responsible for overseeing the public relations plan and fund-raising efforts for the church and its related ministries.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Integral part of the management team in establishing the overall goals and strategies for growth and support of St. Luke’s.
  • Focal point and senior leader for marketing strategy.
  • Senior staff liaison to the Advancement Committee, providing guidance and direction to the Committee in the areas of development, marketing, and the overall advancement of the community as a whole.
  • Establishment and cultivation of ongoing relationships with key leaders and donors.
  • Project management and supervision, as required.

 Summary of Duties

Public Relations

  • Ensure that the branding and messaging for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is compelling and in support of our Vision: A City Transformed by the Love of Jesus.
  • Partner with the Ministry Centers under the umbrella of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to ensure that our message of partnership is clear.
  • Ensure that the website for the community as a whole and its individual parts are consistent with St. Luke’s brand strategy.
  • Oversee the Public Relation’s Plan and develop multi-faceted communication streams to reach all generations and sectors.
  • Understand the diverse demographics of the church and the community and their communication needs.
  • Oversee staff as assigned to work on specific related tasks.


  • Develop and execute an annual advancement plan for the congregation in keeping with the needs, strategic plan and budgeting objectives.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Create and execute a fundraising strategy for a sustained base of individual major donors.
  • Manage special events, to include the creation of marketing materials, coordination and oversight of volunteer efforts and support event/campaign chairmen in understanding and attaining their fundraising goals.
  • Design and develop an Annual Report to transparently share the church’s success and impact, to recognize and influence donor giving and appreciation.
  • Oversee staff as assigned to work on specific development related tasks.


  • 10 plus years of experience in public relations and marketing.
  • Demonstrate excellence in organization, managerial and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Affirms the Christian faith and is passionate about building God’s Kingdom via St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.


Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to pass a background check.

Building Engineer

Job Summary

The Building Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance of all buildings, grounds and systems at the Westheimer campus. This position also provides back-up maintenance support to the Gethsemane campus.  This is a full-time position which frequently requires work on Sundays and occasionally on weekends and evenings.  The Building Engineer reports to the Director of Facilities.


  • Monitor and ensure the timely, accurate completion of preventive maintenance and repairs for the Westheimer campus including the buildings, grounds, systems and physical plant.
  • Direct contractors/vendors in the maintenance of HVAC, Elevators, Fire Protection Equipment, Exterminators and other directly contracted facilities services. Coordinate with the Director of Facilities to ensure that work performed is per contract and within cost parameters.
  • Perform back-up programming/coordination of HVAC energy management system.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of all Church leased property and vehicles.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the coordination of Security on church property.                                                            

 Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Current Third-Grade (or higher) Stationary Engineer License
  • A minimum of three years directly related building maintenance experience including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and structural
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skill
  • Effective oral and written communications skills in responding to work requests and discerning maintenance and repair needs
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively triage work requests
  • Ability to foster cooperative work relationships with Church staff and contractors/vendors

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to pass a background check.