Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Part Time Position

A PDF of this position is available at this link.

Posted August 2, 2017
Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: employment@fumcpeoria.org

The personnel and policy manual of First United Methodist Church contains more
information on matters of vacation days, sick leave, work hours and related matters of employment by the church and expresses the official policy and practices of the church relating to all full time and part time paid employees. All employees of FUMC are “hired to the mission.” Position descriptions provide a base line understanding for expectation, accountability and fairness but consistent with the dynamic nature of the church’s mission, no PD is to be understod as static.



To provide first contact support at the front desk of First United Methodist Church, Peoria; to provide administrative support to the staff, members and ministries of First United Methodist Church, Peoria; to provide hospitality to people using the church building after regular office hours; to be responsible for the management and maintenance of the church member database and church events database.


Technical Skills Required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

  • Ability to understand and use database systems

  • Ability to communicate well with both the written and spoken word

  • Ability to create, proof and edit written communications

  • Ability to use and troubleshoot office equipment

  • Ability to manage time and tasks in order to meet deadlines


Interpersonal Skills Required

  • Ability to work well with a wide range of personalities both of staff and public

  • Ability to work well as a team member as well as independently

  • Able to seek help when needed

  • A willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed


Additional Responsibilities

  • Be point of contact for the Benevolence Ministry (application for and distribution of financial assistance)

  • Facilitate all scheduling of events in church buildings.

  • Work with the Communications Director on maintenance of church website, and proofing and rewriting of written communications


Other Expectations

  • The responsibilities of this position are central to the mission of the First United Methodist Church.  The person with these responsibilities is expected to be committed to the mission of FUMC and to supporting the people of the community that we serve.  These expectations are summarized by the following:

  • Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of the First United Methodist Church.

  • Personal lifestyle and values consistent with spiritual leadership within this United Methodist congregation.

  • Commitment to work in a close, supportive and positive manner with the pastoral staff, staff colleagues, and lay staff in seeking to fulfill the mission of the church.



Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College

  • 2 years’ experience working in a church or similar environment as an Administrative Assistant



This position will report to the Church Administrator.

Email a cover letter and resume to employment@fumcpeoria.org.