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Administrative Assistant Job Opening

St. John Lutheran Church – Burns, Tennessee
Church Office Administrative Assistant
General Job Description

Principle Function

Responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities of the St. John Lutheran Church office.

Qualifications for Position

Adequate keyboarding skills; computer literacy; proficient and experience of current software programs (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and Google); ability to proofread documents, knowledge and experience with telephone systems, copy/printing machines, and other related office equipment; good communication/interpersonal skills; and ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks.


  •  Personal relationship with Jesus Christ with a strong desire to mature as a believer.
  •  Active member of a local Christian congregation preferred; supportive of the message and mission of the church
  • Strong commitment to provide positive, Christ-like service to others (servant’s heart.
  • A self-starter (work with little direction, ability to take initiative, flexible)
  •  Ability to work with people on all levels; personable, friendly, courteous
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills
  •  Ability to follow directions; willingness to learn
  •  Strong verbal, written and communication skills required
  • Detail oriented, with attention to accuracy and consistency
  • Make sound decisions and solve problems
  •  High school graduate or equivalent

Requirements of the Position


  •  Conduct all business in a Christian manner, exhibiting an appropriate first impression to both members and visitors.
  • Answer and process all telephone calls and messages
  • Greet and assist, as necessary, all visitors to church office
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail/e-mail
  • Prepare correspondence and miscellaneous documents, as directed by the Pastor.
  • Supervise use of office equipment


  • Order church/office supplies
  • Prepare and update information/worship materials (i.e. bulletin, newsletter, website, video projections, announcements, schedules)
  • Maintain up-to-date filling system
  • Maintain heating and air condition online scheduling.

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Assist church treasurer in the bill gathering process
  • Prepare annual reports to the District and Synod
  • Organize and schedule volunteer responsibilities (Lectors, Greeters, Acolytes)
  • Assist advertising and marketing special services or events (Christmas, Easter) under direction of Pastor
  • Prepare transfer letters and worship documents for baptism, weddings, funerals, and special services
  • Process bulk mailings
  • Maintain schedule of facility use
  • Manage petty cash account
  • Provide secretarial support to all church staff, boards, and officers as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Pastor


Directly responsible to the Pastor

Term of position

Part-Time (minimum of 12 hours/week) currently the pay is at $13.40 per/hr.

If interest in this position, please hit the link below to take you to the application.