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Good Shepherd Anglican Church - Parish Administrator

Mar 08, 2018

Good Shepherd Anglican Church seeks a highly organized, efficient, and friendly Parish Administrator to support the rector, staff, and parishioners of GSAC. The Admin is most often the first person callers and visitors encounter, so a successful candidate will need to represent us well in the community. GSAC values diversity and particularly welcomes applications from visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and new Canadians.


Hours: ~10 hours/week

Pay:  $800/month

Supervisor:  Rector

Vacation:                    Scheduled in consultation with the rector

                                    Minimum of 2 weeks notice required

                                    2 weeks

Review:  To be conducted annually by the rector


In a typical week, the Parish Administrator:

  • Answers the phone in a friendly manner, knowledgably informs callers about what’s going on at church and directs them to the right place
  • Ensures all announcements are up to date in multiple formats: on the website, in our weekly email blast, printed for Sunday, on the bulletin board, and on social media
  • Creates a Powerpoint and/or printed bulletin for use in worship
  • Organizes a roster of volunteers
  • Manages relationships with service professionals to make sure the church facility is clean and prepped for all meetings
  • Keeps in good touch with the diocese, tenants, and other community partners to make sure everyone has the documents and supplies they need
  • Organizes all files to make sure the church has accurate records for its needs
  • Maintains petty cash and purchases office supplies, supports the treasurer in paying bills
  • Does some light cleaning, such as dishes, table & chair rearrangement, picking up trash, changing the paper towel roll


Sometimes, the Parish Administor:

  • Attends evening or weekend meetings to serve as recorder
  • Staffs rental events to ensure safety and facilitate tenant needs
  • Does light graphic design for flyers, signs, baptismal certificates
  • Assists the envelope secretary with donor management
  • Performs other tasks assigned by the rector


A successful candidate will:

  • Be highly organized and efficient, with great time-management skills
  • Communicate effectively across generations and with part-time staff and volunteers who aren’t always immediately available by email
  • Represent the Church well in all interactions
  • Display good judgment and take initiative to solve problems
  • Place a high priority on courtesy, safety, and professionalism
  • Take direction well
  • Be flexible and able to accommodate a varied work week
  • Work effectively with the latest technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, Canva, Squarespace, and social media


A resume and cover letter of not more than 500 words should be sent to no later than March 29, 2018.

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