Church Secretary - part-time (Hamden, CT)

Date Posted: 
June 24, 2021
Organization Name: 
Mt Carmel Congregational Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
$18.50/hr. 9 hours per week. T,W,Th
Job Description: 

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Mount Carmel Congregational Church, Hamden, CT

Position Description—We wish to hire an organized individual who has excellent computer and social media skills to maintain a cordial and efficient office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·      Answers and screens voice, mail, and electronic communications, assuring routing them to the appropriate individuals and timely follow-up.

·      Maintains and keeps the church calendar (online and print)

·      Schedules, manages, and coordinates the church rentals.

·      Keeps records for the church in an orderly, efficient, and effective manner

·      Works with the minister and church groups/committees to type and distribute the order of worship, newsletter, and other communicates.

·      Organizes and maintain supplies to run the church office and church business.

·      Maintains the church website and updates with the church’s weekly sermons, bulletins, and events.

·      Weekly staff meetings.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work efficiently and stick to weekly deadlines.
  • Ability to work with office equipment (computer, printer) and equipment maintenance schedule.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as coordinate with the minister, church staff, and church committees.  
  • Must be courteous and positive with the parishioners and the public.
  • Must exercise exceptional judgment in dealing with sensitive and personal issues and be able to screen pastor’s calls.
  • Must be comfortable working with technology and able to maintain the website.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, database, email, and networking
  • Very good website skills.
  • Very good social media skills to publish the church activities to a growing social network.
  • Experience working for a church or non-for-profit organization.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least two years clerical or administrative experience.

Work Environment

  • Time is spent in a church office, 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9 am to noon.  (This is negotiable.)

Hours and compensation

9 hours per week for 48 weeks with 5 paid vacation days/year plus major holidays.  Salary is $18.50 per hour to start.