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The United Church of Christ in Simi Valley is seeking an Office Assistant.

Church Office Assistant

Have you always wanted to learn what happens behind the scenes of the front office of a church? Are you curious about how the Sunday Worship bulletin is created? Do you appreciate fair-trade coffee? Does the idea of unexpected church donations thrill you? Does the unusual intrigue you? Then, today is your lucky day! The United Church of Christ in Simi Valley is seeking an Office Assistant. This position is ideal for someone who is familiar with the United Church of Christ or with liberal/progressive churches in general, and who understands the functionality and administration of the congregational church. The ideal candidate will possess professionalism, enthusiasm, maturity, patience, and a sense of humor. For more information, please keep reading!

Job Summary:

• Part-time position of 10 hours per week.
• Flexible work schedule. The hours are between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, but the hours are negotiable.
• Hours may potentially increase up to 20 per week.
• Pay is $15.00 per hour.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Oversee church communication (e-mail, postal mail; retrieve and distribute communications to appropriate personnel)
• Send e-mail communications as directed by Pastor
• Maintain church directory, contact information of attendees, vendors, ecumenical and interfaith partners, community partners
• Maintain church office supplies, computer equipment, audio/visual equipment; order new supplies when needed
• Answer phone calls, distribute messages to appropriate personnel
• Assist Pastor with worship planning/bulletin preparation
• Assist Pastor with promotion of events (i.e., creating flyers, sending communications)
• Other clerical duties, such as sending and receiving faxes, and distributing faxed documents to the appropriate recipients; photocopying
• Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies and Requirements:

• Superior communication skills, with excellent ability to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
• Excellent computer skills with strong ability to utilize Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Adobe Premier, and Google Suite (including Gmail, Google Drive, and the suite of office apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides)
• Excellent ability to utilize internet technologies
• Some graphics experience needed; the position includes editing and designing weekly bulletins, inserts, and assorted flyers and visual aids.
• Strong knowledge of basic office equipment (primarily printer, copier, scanner)
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong organizational ability
• Ability to work independently, with little to no supervision following training period; self-motivated
• Highly professional, with patience, humility, sense of humor, maturity, good judgement, and enthusiasm
• Ability to work well under pressure and to multi-task in an average-to-fast-paced office environment
• Dependable, hard-working, with a positive attitude
• Exceptional ability to maintain confidentiality

Additional Information:

• Previous experience as church office administrator or assistant desired but not required.
• Understanding of church functionality and administration strongly desired.
• In the future, may require superior ability to maintain/update website and social media accounts, as well as, creating and developing programs and tools to increase UCC-Simi Valley’s presence and community engagement digitally, to enhance our church’s guiding principle of extending an extravagant welcome to all.

To Apply for this Position:
Excited by what you’ve read so far? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact us at HR@usscimi.org as soon as possible so that we may set up an interview.

We are a progressive, inclusive, and justice-centered congregation that welcomes people without regard to doctrinal beliefs, race, nationality, ability, economic status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender orientation.

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