Career Opportunity

To reach the communities within Southeastern Conference (SEC) with the Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness.

TAGLINE: Sharing Hope, Restoring Wholeness
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Constituents of Southeastern Conference.

Company: Southeastern conference
Conference Office Mt. Dora
Base Scale:
Based on SDA Wage Scale 
Church Based Organization
Job Position: Secretary
Required Education:
Associate Degree or experience equivalent
Required Experience:
At least 2 years of clerical experience
Contact: Human Resources Director
(352) 735-3142, Ext 122

We are currently seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person to serve as Secretary for Southeastern Conference. This position provides administrative and clerical support, including answering phones, preparing written correspondence, making travel arrangements, coordinating meetings and conference calls, etc., for different departments. Maintains department leader’s calendar and prepares agendas, minutes, etc. Works with information of a broad and highly confidential nature and assists in designated responsibilities using initiative and sound judgment.

A minimum of an associate’s degree is required, but appropriate successful work experience may be acceptable in lieu of scholastic requirements.


  • Provide general clerical duties, including but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mail distribution, scanning, and filing for the human resources department.
  • Cordially greet visitors and answer phones promptly, using good judgment in resolving issues within the role’s scope, briefly screening and directing calls to the appropriate person(s) or departments, and prioritizing the distribution of messages in a timely manner.
  • Prepare written correspondence to various inquiries and requests internally and externally; create, edit, and modify documents utilizing Microsoft Office Software in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and arrange meetings and conference calls; i.e., prepare agendas, set up meeting room(s), prepare meeting materials, and assist with developing PowerPoint presentations; record, edit and distribute minutes for various meetings and archive accordingly.
  • Design and maintain databases and collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents.
  • Knowledge and proven skills in office procedures and intermediate level of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and ADOBE acrobat), data entry, filing, telephone techniques, and English usage (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.).
  • Ability to perform basic office duties with high accuracy and acceptable speed.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform all job duties with minimum supervision; ability to
    work under pressure and with many interruptions.
  • Additional duties as assigned by leadership.
  • Must be a baptized member of a church in the SEC constituency.


To reach communities within Southeastern Conference (SEC) with the
Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness.

Organized in 1981, the Southeastern Conference covers the regional constituency of Florida except for that portion west of the Apalachicola River and that portion
of Georgia south of and including the following counties: Appling, Baker, Ben Hill, Jeff Davis, Mcintosh, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Telfair, Turner, Wayne, and Worth. Our synergy in diversity is the driving force that mobilizes clergy and laity for explosive evangelism to finish the work of the gospel.

TAGLINE: Sharing Hope, Restoring Wholeness
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Constituents of Southeastern Conference.

Company/Location: Southeastern Conference, Mt. Dora, FL
Salary Scale: Based SDA Wage Scale
Classification/Status: Full-time / Exempt

The Director of Church and Property Development counsels and guides the churches within the Southeastern
Conference with respect to the acquisition, construction, renovation, or disposal of any and all real property
to assure that all legal requirements and the organization’s policies are met, all practical considerations are
dealt with in a reasonable manner and that adequate financing is available before commitments are made.

• Bachelor’s or more is required unless successful independent business experience.
• Construction management is desirable.
• Contractual knowledge (including commercial real estate sale/purchase contracts, lease agreements,
and AIA contracts) is desirable.
• Financial astuteness is a necessity.
• Real estate sales/brokerage experience is very helpful.
• Need to be systematic and organized by nature.
• Inherent people skills are a must.
• Negotiating skills are desirable.

• Meet with churches planning construction/renovation projects at the pre-planning stage to
counsel and guide the churches through the construction/renovation process as outlined in
SEC’s Building Policies and Guidelines.
• Personally visit any property which a church proposes to purchase or receive by gift for the
purpose of offering insight to the church regarding issues such as zoning, environmental
testing, etc., and to have first-hand knowledge of the property.
• Inform congregations of both Conference (as loan compliance guarantors) and the
Association (as title holder) of financial policies and loan requirements.
• Conduct a regular and systematic follow-up with churches in construction/renovation
projects (including site visits) to assist where possible and to maintain up-to-date progress
reports of all such projects.
• Assist congregations in preparing purchase proposals to ensure appropriate contingency
provisions are made to protect the church’s interest.
• To verify that all appropriate tests, such as environmental studies, soil borings, structural
tests, termite inspections, surveys, etc., are performed before closing on any property.
• Review and submit all purchase proposals, sales proposals, financial plans, and loan
applications to the appropriate Conference committees for approval (ADCOM, Building
Committee, Association Executive Committee).
• Coordinate with the Executive Secretary and Treasurer/CFO for preparation of mortgages,
modifications, and satisfactions for all loans (the Southern Union Revolving Fund and
commercial), as well as verification of recordings in the Public Records.
• Submit all contracts for legal review and subsequently to the corporate officers for review
and signature.
• Maintain, in so far as possible, a blueprint library for all Association properties.
• Maintain a detailed, up-to-date database of all Association real property (ensuring that
properties are properly titled, appropriately identified by church entity, have the correct
address, etc.).
• Assist congregations in preparing rental lease agreements to ensure that the church’s
interest is protected.
• Ascertain that all board/business meeting minutes authorizing a transaction or project are
on file; likewise, all other documents pertaining to tests, inspections, resolutions,
committee approvals, etc., should be on file prior to closing. Such records should then be
carefully organized and maintained.
• Coordinate with Trust Service Department to check out gift properties offered to the
Association to ensure they are acceptable. If such gift properties are to be re-sold, arrange
for the marketing of such properties.
• Prepare applications and appeals (in consultation with Conference attorneys) for the
reduction or elimination of taxes on Association-owned properties and coordinate
attendance at hearings relative to the reduction or elimination of taxes on Associationowned properties.
• Review all tax bills annually and communicate/notify churches and other entities regarding
any unavoidable tax liability and/or assessments they are responsible for paying.
• Coordinate campground facilities use and rental; and assist in developing a strategic
marketing plan to make the campground self-sustaining.
• Serve as a member of the SEC Building Committee and SEC Association Executive
Committee (invitee).
• Other duties as assigned.

• Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Seventh-day Adventist church member in regular
standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning
• Balanced commitment to Christ, family, and ministry.
• Models servant-leadership.
• Attentive to detail, clear communication, and follow-through.
• Demonstrates administrative skills and is skilled at chairing meetings.
• Good public speaking skills; writes and speaks English fluently.
• Demonstrates essential computer skills and interest in utilizing technology.

Working Time: 4-day workweek
Location: SEC Office –Mt Dora, FL
Salary Rate: $69,876 – $79,344 annually
Benefits Package: Healthcare Assistance Plan, fully funded retirement plan, dependent’s tuition
assistance, and basic life insurance

To apply for a job opportunity please submit your Resume/Curriculum Vitae, along with a cover letter, to:

Human Resources Director
Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
1701 Robie Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida 32757

Or send it via e-mail to:

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