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  Church Administrative Assistant

St John Baptist Church

Columbia, MD

Category: Secretarial/Office

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Job Description:

St John Baptist Church, located in Columbia, MD, is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our church team. St John Baptist Church is a spirit filled organization that is on the move.

The Administrative Assistant is the front-line representative of the church in relation to visitors and church members. This position requires strong oral and written communication skills, efficient calendar management, expertise in developing graphical presentations and meeting and event planning. Flexibility and ability to multi-task is essential; must have poise in communicating internally with the pastors, operations manager, trustees and deacons and externally with church members, volunteers and visitors, both on the telephone and in person. Dependability and reliability are a must! If you have attendance issues, lack the ability to think on your feet, or require constant supervision you need not apply.

Typical job duties include:

* Greeting members and visitors
* Answering the general phone lines and directing calls as needed
* Screening emails
* Receiving and distributing mail
* Drafting letters and any other required correspondence
* Computerizing all key official church documents and setting up tickler
file for periodic reviews and updates
* Scheduling and coordinating ministry meetings and events held at the
* Preparing weekly church bulletin
* Preparing and maintaining the weekly display of events in a PowerPoint
* Scheduling Appointments
* Maintaining multiple church calendars including the Senior Pastor's
* Coordinating office operations including ordering office supplies,
maintaining filing systems and finding ways to help the office run more
* Maintaining information boards and bulletin boards ensuring all
information is current

Position Requirements:
The selected candidate will preferably have a college degree (or have completed some college course work) plus outstanding verbal and written communication skills, a keen eye for detail, superb organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Excellent computer skills, Proficiency with MS Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and is Internet savvy. Professional phone manner, good judgment, self-directed with the ability to work independently toward objectives with a sense of urgency is required.
Must be an energetic and flexible person who brings a high degree of commitment and a "can do" attitude to the team. Must possess a strong desire to be part of a spirit filled team.

Relevant Work Experience Minimum of 4 to 5 years as an administrative assistant, preferably in a busy work environment
Education Level Bachelor's Degree preferred, but not required
Compensation Minimum starting salary of $35,000 + with offer based on experience and education
Benefits Health Insurance Contribution, Paid Life Insurance, Paid Sick and Vacation Leave, SEP Retirement Plan
Work Schedule Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes as soon as possible to Only those candidates meeting the requirements in the position description and having the experience required will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Church Administrative Assistant
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
30,000 - 40,000
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1500 - 2000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
St John Baptist Church
Contact Name:
Vera Miles
9055 Tamar Dr
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