Job Description

Church Administrator Overview:

To be an effective and winsome communicator with the church officers, staff and congregation, and to carefully, confidentially and patiently receive communication from both the church body and the community.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a passionate relationship with Him that is evident to all
  • 5+ years of experience providing administrative support, ideally at an executive level
  • Willingness to be flexible with weekly schedule at certain times
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Publisher) with high proficiency in the use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software
  • Ability to work well with all levels of staff, volunteers, church members, vendors, etc.

· Performs duties in a professional, courteous, and respectful way. Performs duties with a high degree of confidentiality, sound judgment, and discretion.

  • Strong written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills: active listening and passion for care of the congregation
  • Ability to edit manuscripts, sermons, and other written forms of communication
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing demands and deadlines, demonstrate flexibility in the face of change or uncertainty and concurrently manage multiple tasks successfully
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, and work within strict time constraints
  • Be patient, reliable and have an attention to detail
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Understanding and support of the doctrine, mission, vision, and values of Hope Presbyterian Church.
  • Able to adapt to changes quickly and effectively, prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities of the Church Administrator:

· Is proficient and creative with Microsoft applications, including Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and various photo programs, in order to create brochures, bulletin inserts, postcards, flyers, booklets, and other like projects.

· Has knowledge of database management or web-based solutions and apps to be able to update information for the staff and other church ministries and be able to communicate with vendors

· To always assess efficiency and cost of these objectives.

  • Manage schedules to ensure the most efficient use of time, keeping supervisors well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities and following up as appropriate
  • Anticipate needs and work deadlines.
  • Manage key deliverable schedules and required coordination with department heads
  • Edit and complete confidential correspondence, reports, and other complex documents to a high professional standard, prioritizing as appropriate

· Is able to manage and populate the church website by updating the calendar, writing up and entering events, and adapting the website to be user-friendly and attractive.

· Directs as needed, the copying, printing, mailing, organizing of bulletins, communication, postings, Annual Reports, and directories.

· Keeps accurate membership records (new members, birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, weddings, deaths, etc.), both for denominational records and for the church database.

· Oversees usage of the Church Facility and the preparation of the sanctuary and classrooms for Bible studies and Sunday worship services, as performed by the Sexton.

· Coordinates with other ministries of the church for the purposes of facility use, scheduling, and publicity of those ministries.

· Other tasks as required.

Job Type: Part-time

  • Tuesday to Friday
  • 30 hours/week (flexible)

Work Location:

  • In-person presence required 2-3x per week and virtual as needed

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
High school diploma
Job Type

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Presbyterian: PCA
Church Size