Church Secretary / Administrative Assistant - Rowley, MA

Church Secretary / Administrative Assistant - Rowley, MA


The First Congregational Church of Rowley, is seeking an Administrative Assistant for an active church office. 
Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  Monday - Thursday
Pay Rate: Negotiable

Must be a person who is comfortable with the Christian Faith and supportive of its traditions.
Must represent not only the First Congregational Church of Rowley but also demonstrate a real love and concern for all people

  • must have general knowledge of all office equipment and supplies and a willingness to further their training.
  • must posses good telephone, communication, and organizational skills.
  • must be able to deal with various types of personalities, both on the phone and in person, in a professional manner.
  • perform general office work, under the supervision of the Pastor and cooperate with other staff.
  • Keep church staff and key leaders informed of member’s need such as deaths, illness and other crises.
  • Answer the phone and screen calls for staff per their direction.
  • Respond to emails as appropriate; pick up and distribute regular mail to staff/committees.
  • Perform general office work; maintain supplies and various files; keep records and compile these into periodic or occasional reports. Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
  • Edit and prepare weekly church bulletin and other documents as requested.
  • Compile and edit monthly newsletters from information collected from church members and other sources
  • Exercise tact, courtesy, confidentiality and diplomacy in receiving callers, in person or by telephone.
  • Maintain church calendar for meetings and building use.
  • Make outgoing calls such as ordering materials or supplies; pick up supplies as needed.
  • Photocopy documents and assemble as needed.
  • Prepare routine letters and documents as needed/requested.
  • Prepare and maintain mailing lists and church roster.
  • Keep accurate church records, (e.g church members, prospects, calendar etc.)
  • Adhere to church policy regarding Safe Church building usage and key checkout.
  • Enter Sunday school attendance records and prepare attendance sheets for each week.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Docs and ability with graphics.
  • Ability to navigate use of websites and social media platforms.
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Accounting and Database Systems a plus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Pastor.
  • Qualifications/ Experience:
  • At least a high school diploma; some college preferred.
  • Previous experience in a faith-based setting a plus.
    Interested applicants should send inquiries to: and

Contact: Rev. Tom Bentley

Address: 175 Main Street (Rte 1a) P.O. Box 364 Rowley MA 01969

Phone: 9789483993


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