Parish Secretary

Florissant, MO, US, 63031-5403

The Archdiocese of St. Louis strives to teach and share our faith, serve others, and foster unity throughout the St. Louis area.  Once a part of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary's campus, the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury, MO is today the headquarters and curia (governing body) for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Job Summary

The Parish Secretary will serve as an integral part of the parish community. This valued resource will act as a receptionist and perform secretarial and other related office services. Some basic bookkeeping duties will also be the responsibility of the Parish Secretary. Currently the position is Monday - Wednesday - Friday but could possibly include Tuesday every week or every other week. Hours are negotiable.

Job Responsibilities

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality in all matters
  • Provides secretarial and clerical services to the pastor and other designated staff.
  • Provides receptionist services for the parish office including the recording of clear and accurate messages, the handling of routine questions about policies, events, etc. and greeting visitors.
  • Distributes mail and other related material
  • Monitors office supplies and postage
  • Schedules parish facilities. Maintains a calendar that identifies the time, date, name of organization as well as room or building scheduled to use. Coordinates the use of keys for facilities
  • Oversees rentals of St. Sabina and St. Martin de Porres including collecting security deposits, rental fees and the necessary paperwork 
  • Coordinates scheduling of weddings, baptisms, funerals and other events. Contacts appropriate persons involved, communicates with families/relatives regarding procedures for services
  • Oversees office volunteers including training and support 
  • Verifies Fish Fry money and prepares the deposit and startup cash for the following week
  • Counts and prepares deposit of extra collection envelopes and other checks received
  • Prepares the deposit reports for Shared Accounting
  • Types the pulpit announcements for the Sunday Masses
  • Updates the hospital and sick lists
  • Prepares collection bags for weekly collection
  • Mail bulletins and distributes in-office copies
  • Maintains sacramental records for the parish in both the sacramental books and on Parish Helper
  • Works closely with Shared Accounting sending them bills and other financial information and prints the checks for the pastors signature
  • Maintains the accounts payable files and other filing as necessary
  • Is the liaison with HR and Payroll for current and new employees
  • Collects timesheets and enters in Lawson. Keeps track of vacation and sick time
  • Fills in for the Business Manager for vacations and days off including preparing the bulletin
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in a general office environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher)
  • Skilled in using a personal computer including email and internet
  • Have experience using copiers, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Previous experience in Servant Keeper and Parish Helper desirable
  • Will work closely with Pastor, Associates and other parish employees
  • Must have well developed "people skiis" in interacting with all who call or come to the parish office
  • Must have good time-management and organizational skills

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital, parental, veteran or disability status.  
Pre-Employment Screening 
All candidates receiving an employment offer must submit a pre-employment screening. The screening will include criminal background check, Family Care Safety Registration, drug screen, employment and educational licensure/certification verification, health screening, and any other screenings deemed necessary for employment. Any offer would be contingent upon successful completion of any required screening.