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General Manager (Church Bookstore & Cafe) Full Time

Ingleside Baptist Church

Macon, GA


MinistryHub is honored to partner with Ingleside Baptist Church in their search for a General Manager (Church Bookstore & Cafe). Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to [email protected].

Purpose of Position: To lead, develop, and implement a comprehensive ministry designed to ensure that the Ingleside Bookstore & Café supports the overall purposes of Ingleside to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God by providing a setting of authentic welcome to members and guests, encouraging fellowship through excellent hospitality, and providing the best of Gospel resources to meet individual customer needs.

Reports to: Disciple-Making Team Leader

Relates Closely with: Disciple-Making Team, Bookstore Assistant Manager, Bookstore Associates, Operations Team, and other ministerial and office support staff

Key Responsibilities:

1.      Operations & Supervision:

  • Develop, strengthen, and encourage healthy relationships within the congregation and community.
  • Recruit, train, and schedule Bookstore & Café volunteers and staff to facilitate effective hours of operation.
  • Lead Bookstore & Café volunteers and staff to engage ministry opportunities with customers for authentic welcome, gospel centered spiritual conversations, and prayerful recommendations of quality resources.
  • Oversee management and/or performance of the day-to-day operations for the Bookstore & Café including seasonal emphases, special orders, stocking, displaying, sales, and customer service, etc.
  • Serve as principal liaison to church members and staff regarding resource related issues.

2.      Purchasing, Inventory Management, & Marketing:

  • Purchase and track merchandise inventory and supplies.
  • Maintain existing Retail Management System (RMS).
  • Remain current on industry trends to ensure appropriate gift and product mix, as well as quality literature and resources.
  • Oversee and ensure appropriate review and approval for content of all materials carried in the Bookstore product line.
  • Develop creative and attractive marketing display strategies for Bookstore merchandise.

3.      Financial Administration:

  • Recommend an annual Bookstore & Café Operating Budget within appropriate patterns.
  • Ensure good stewardship and fiscal responsibility throughout the Bookstore & Café ministry with a commitment to set and adhere to realistic budgetary goals.
  • Insure check requisitions and purchase orders  are prepared appropriate for all Bookstore/Café purchases, and reconcile to shipments received and invoice documentation.
  • Ensure proper daily/weekly financial processes and procedures

4.      General Responsibilities:

  • Attend All Staff meetings and Disciple-Making Team meetings as scheduled
  • Be creative in developing new opportunities for ministry.
  • Coordinate with other staff leaders to support their ministry areas by utilizing the Café facilities as a ministry and/or meeting venue (when appropriate).
  • Provide enhanced ministry support and aggressively strive for the Bookstore to be the primary resource for the purchase of books, media, and other church resources by our congregation and community.
  • Establish Bookstore & Café strategic ministry goals and implement objectives in conjunction with the Disciple-
  • Making Team Leader, in line with overall direction from the Lead Pastor’s Office.
  • Take advantage of conference and training opportunities, as affirmed by the Disciple-Making Team Leader and approved by the Lead Pastor’s Office, in order to grow professionally and learn from the experiences of others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Primary Skills Necessary:

  • Exceptional relational skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time manager
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Aware of accounting practices
  • Good computer and communication skills, including new technologies
  • Good judgment
  • Excellent marketing eye.
  • Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Experience at a leadership level within a retail sales environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree expected, with theological, business, or marketing focus preferred

Time Required: The Bookstore Ministries General Manager role is a full-time salary position within a ministry environment that values a balance of high expectations and healthy work life margins.

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