Monday, January 26, 2009

Part-time Job Opening at Church at 42nd/Pine

Our church seeks a new Administrative Associate during an exciting
time of growth and renewal in the life of our congregation. Please
review the position description below, and if you or anyone you know
is interested in applying, send your resume and cover letter to, and we will respond to you regarding the
possibility of an interview.

The only other thing I would add to this position description is that
we have budgeted up to $18,750 for this position for 2009 (the
equivalent of about $15 per hour), and that is a relatively fixed
ceiling for this position; actual salary to be determined based on
experience and skill set. Note also that as this is a part-time
position, per our personnel policies there are no benefits and there
is no paid vacation time.


Job Title: Administrative Associate, Woodland Presbyterian Church
(University City)
Hours per Week: 25
Start date: flexible; preferably by Spring 2009

General Overview
The Administrative Associate is a full time member of the support
staff of the church responsible for assisting the Pastor, the Session,
the Treasurer, and the professional staff in their administrative
responsibilities. He or she
works under the general direction of the Session and under the
immediate supervision of the Pastor.

• Prepare and publish church newsletters and mailings under the
editorial supervision of the Pastor
• Prepare bulletins and slides for worship services under the
editorial supervision of the Pastor
• Provide clerical and secretarial support as requested by the Pastor
and other staff members
• Serve as the church receptionist providing an appropriate response
to members and anyone who calls or comes to the church
• Serve as the office manager ordering supplies and making sure that
the office equipment is in good working order
• Facilitate the work of the Session as directed by the Pastor or the
Clerk of Session.
• Assist the Treasurer in handling funds, keeping records, and making
sure that all receipts and bills are processed and paid in a timely
• Keep church records and files orderly and up to date
• Keep the membership rolls as required by the Book of Order, under
the supervision of the Clerk of Session
• Prepare membership and attendance reports for the Session
• Keep the membership database and publish an annual directory
• Be in charge of the church calendar and responsible for informing
staff and members of scheduled events
• Take the lead in organizing the administrative aspects of the
church's annual Fall Retreat

Skills Required:
• Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, some Publisher and Access)
• Professional and friendly phone manner
• Superb organizational skills
• Ability to work with a diverse demographic
• Problem-solving skills
• Commitment to working in a ministry setting
• Initiative and ability to work independently

To Apply:
• Send your resume and cover letter to Lee Huang, Chair of the
Personnel Team, by email (, mail (42nd and Pine
Streets, Philadelphia PA 19104), or fax (413 639-3157).
• Email is our preferred way for you to send in your resume and cover letter.
• You may also send in any questions by email; we will not be able to
answer any questions by phone or in person.

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