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Parish Support Specialist

Short Description: Seeking Parish Support Specialist for St. Josaphat Parish, a Catholic community of 1500 families in Lincoln Park. First line of support to the parishioners, and supports the parish clergy, Director of Religious Education and Business Manager. Responsibilities include reception, written and electronic parish communications, parishioner database management, data manipulation/mail merge, website maintenance, Constant Contact administration, sacramental records, weekly offering support, flyer/poster design, and the parish calendar. Monday – Friday 9 – 5. Email a brief introductory paragraph and your resume to stjosaphatjobs@gmail.com by July 7.

Position Name: Parish Support Specialist
St. Josaphat Parish Office
2311 N. Southport, Chicago, IL

Mon - Fri 9 am – 5 pm, 40 Hours / Week

Reports to: Christine Frech, Parish Office Administrator

Key Tasks & Responsibilities
· Answers the phone, the door, and email, directing callers and welcoming visitors
· Supports priests, office staff and parishioners as necessary
· Creates parish communications (posters, flyers, bulletin inserts)
· Creates worship aid booklets
· Produces parish communications
· Creates seasonal and special mailings
· Manages parish website and parishwide emails
· Maintains parishioner contact and donation records
· Maintains sacramental records
· Maintains parish calendar
· Schedules liturgical ministers

· Manages tasks, priorities, and time effectively
· Ability to be productive in an interrupt-driven environment
· Treats colleagues and parishioners with respect
· Embodies a positive, can-do attitude
· Fosters collaboration and intra-team communication
· Takes ownership of responsibilities
· Pays particular attention to details, focused on quality of work product
· Respects privacy and confidentiality
· Elevates potential issues and offers solutions to problems
· Mature, able to make good "judgment calls" in the context of the parish environment
· Presents a professional appearance

· Demonstrated ability to define and execute processes, taking responsibilities for outcomes, suggesting improvements
· Familiarity with Catholic rituals and teachings
· Excellent written communication, including spelling and grammar
· Competency with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Mail Merge and Excel sorting and filtering
· Comfortable importing, exporting, and manipulating data
· Skilled with layout and basic graphic design, good aesthetic sense
· Familiar with sending emails and managing contact lists in Constant Contact
· Technical competency and problem solving with wifi and Macs and other office machines (like copiers, etc.)
· One year of related office-job experience

Email a brief introductory paragraph and your resume stjosaphatjobs@gmail.com
You will receive a receipt confirmation with within 24 hours. Please no phone calls.
Resumes should be received by July 7
Targeting an August 1 start date

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