Parish Secretary

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish1540 RiverbankLincoln Park, MI 48146
Admin / Clerical
Apply To:
Interested persons should either mail a resume to:
Christ the Good Shepherd Parish
Attn: Fr. David Bechill 
1540 Riverbank Street
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
or email an electronic copy to:  
Submissions should be made no later than August 31, 2019.   

Position Description

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Lincoln Park seeks a full-time secretary for the parish office.  The position will at the minimum involve 32 hours a week and will not exceed 40.  
Essential Duties
 Provides receptionist services for the parish office: 
  1. Records clear and accurate electronic and hand-written messages.
  2. Handles routine questions about parish policies, activities, and personnel.
  3. Greets and meets visitors in a friendly and courteous manner.
  4. Has ability to multitask and can work with people of various temperaments.
  5. Has ability to remain calm while working with people in distress. 
 Provides secretarial and clerical services to the Pastor, bookkeeper, and senior parish staff: 
  1. Prepares regular bulk mailing.
  2. Screens and sorts incoming mail.
  3. Distributes mail and other related material.
  4. Maintains parish files in an orderly manner.
  5. Assists with ordering parish/church supplies.
  6. Prepares and edits weekly parish bulletin.
  7. Helps maintain and organize parish calendars.   
Provides bookkeeping/record keeping services for parish: 
  1. Records and maintains sacramental registries.
  2. Data entry for parish activities and parish councils.
  3. Assists parish staff with telephonic, electronic, or written communications.


  1. Must have highly developed computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Publisher, Power Point.  A working knowledge of Apple Pages, Numbers, and other related software would be preferable); knowledge of Parish Soft; type at least 50 words per minute with accuracy; ability to communicate effectively and clearly via telephone and email.
  2. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills when necessary.
  3. Must have basic knowledge of how a parish operates and is able to grasp how the parish office functions.
  4. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
  5. Must have strong relational skills; the ability to work in a team setting and also work independently. 
  6. Must have the ability to keep all office areas clean and organized.    
Education, Training, and Experience
  1. Minimum Associates degree preferred, minimum 2 years successful administrative support experience - preferably in a parish or church setting.  
  2. A working knowledge and appreciation of Roman Catholic faith and practice.
  3. A working knowledge of Roman Catholic faith and practice regarding Sacraments as well as funeral procedures.
  4. Fluency or a working knowledge of Spanish is preferred.     
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105730