Good Shepherd Seeks Parish Administrator

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Published by Josh Hosler on Tue, Sep 3, 2019 4:00 PM

Job Description: Parish Administrator

The mission of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is to know Christ and to make Christ's love known to others.

Required Skills and Competencies: The position of Parish Administrator requires people skills, communication skills, grammatical knowledge, swift and accurate typing, and competence with computer word processors, spreadsheets, and databases.

To be successful in this position, the right candidate will fit into a culture that values independent and creative thinking, authenticity, maturity, and collaboration, and will enjoy learning new skills quickly. The Parish Administrator is often a first point of contact for strangers in need and parishioners experiencing strong emotions. Self-awareness, healthy boundaries, trustworthiness, flexibility, appropriate confidentiality, and grace under pressure are essential. Familiarity with the Episcopal Church and its polity and practice is a big plus.

Core duties:

  • To run the parish office during its open hours (M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.).
  • To oversee the budget and management of office supplies and certain building supplies.
  • To answer the phone, retrieve voice mails, and route messages to the appropriate people.
  • To greet and assist parishioners and visitors with appropriate needs.
  • To maintain the parish calendar and database and to monitor the parish website.
  • To collect, edit, and publish information for general parish use.
  • To assist ministry leaders with appropriate clerical tasks as assigned.
  • To perform clerical tasks and to track and order supplies for the office and the facility, under the direction of the Rector and in conjunction with parish ministry leaders.
  • To keep the official records of the church up to date and accurate.
  • To maintain the parish’s digital files and backups.
  • To keep current on diocesan procedures and communicate them as necessary.
  • To network with other parish administrators for problem-solving.
  • To perform minor tidying and maintenance of the building.
  • More detail is available in a separate document available upon hiring.

Compensation: $17.00/hour at 20 hours per week for the first three months, with a planned raise pending a positive personnel review. Benefits are available to the Parish Administrator through the Diocese of Olympia but must be covered personally. Enrollment in the Church Pension Fund is automatic. Sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and holidays are also offered.

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The occasional required training or special event may cause a rearrangement of expected hours within a given week.

Reports to: Rector

Application and Hiring Process: The position is now open, and applications will be accepted until it is filled. Cover letter, resume, and references should be sent to the Rev. Josh Hosler.

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