August 12, 2022
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Office Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Westerly Road Church

Office Assistant

Job Description

 

MAIN OBJECTIVE

Westerly Road Church is a nondenominational, evangelical, Great Commission church (Matt. 28:16-20) committed to winning, building, connecting and sending disciples for Jesus Christ.  In the context of this vision, the Office Assistant works under the direction of the Executive Administrator in supporting the staff, congregation, and WRC ministries.

 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

Like all members of the WRC staff, the OA shall have a heart for knowing God personally, for following Christ as a servant, and for keeping in step with the Spirit. The OA shall see the office as a means for assisting the WRC congregation to fulfill God's plan as it continues to expand and minister in the Princeton area. More particularly, the OA shall be a person marked by the following qualities:

  1. A cooperative, helpful, patient attitude that recognizes the main supportive function of the OA position.
  2. An ability to be flexible regarding elements of the job description and time commitments.
  3. A demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  4. An ability to lead as a servant, displaying a team spirit.
  5. An ability to resolve disputes and differences in a respectful manner.

Ideally, the OA shall become a member and regular attender of WRC.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The OA must meet the following standards:

1.    Agreement with the doctrinal statement and practices of WRC.

2.    A minimum of a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university or an associate's degree with at least two years of similar office experience.

3.    Ability to interact with people in a professional and courteous manner.

4.    Ability to speak, read and write English fluently and grammatically.

5.    Ability to write well and edit others' work.

6.    Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Publisher, Excel and Outlook.

7.    Strong experience with website content management.

8.    Experience using a database.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in a similar office environment.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Animoto.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Interfaces professionally and courteously with the staff, congregation and community face to face and by phone and e-mail.  Most typically, will be the first point-of-contact in the office for the congregation and community.
  2. Maintains the integrity of the church database.  Will enter data carefully and in a timely manner.  Will use the database for ministry purposes on behalf of staff and ministry leaders: generate labels and reports, send emails, and search for contact information.
  3. Maintains and enlarges the church's ministry photo collection, securing parental permissions, overseeing volunteer photographers, and manipulating photos electronically using Adobe Photoshop for church publications.
  4. Manages the church website by updating the content, entering events, uploading and linking documents, uploading photos, managing event registration, and adapting the content of the website to be user-friendly.
  5. Assists with such jobs as copying, printing, preparing mailings, organizing tasks, preparing birthday and anniversary postcards, keeping the bulletin board/display racks in the church up to date, proofreading and editing publications, conducting research, making on-line orders, updating the weekly worship calendar, running necessary errands, sorting and distributing office mail, and other tasks.
  6. Creates, as needed, brochures, postcards, flyers, booklets, transparencies, programs, spreadsheets, and other like projects.
  7. Uses appropriately office technology such as printer, copy machine, and fax, and is willing to troubleshoot when necessary.
  8. Attends staff meetings, staff retreats, and conferences as a member of the office staff.

 

REPORTING

This position shall report to the Executive Administrator.


CLASSIFICATION

This position is a full-time, exempt, salaried position.

 

To apply for this position:

Please email your resume with cover letter to info@westerlyroad.org.

 


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