Secretary/Office Manager - Position Available Immediately

If you wish to apply, please send a one-page resume with three references to Feel free to contact us at 641-745-7648 with any questions about the position. 



 Job Description


Job Description

Date: May 16th, 2018

Job Title: Church Secretary/Office Manager

Direct Supervisor: Senior Pastor

Subordinates: None

Weekly Hours: 20

Latitude and Dimension of Position:

General office work, receptionist


Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:


·         Work in the Church Office year-round

·         Serve as the building receptionist answering phones and greeting visitors

·         The church secretary is the pastor’s secretary. As such, the secretary supports the pastor as necessary with typing, filing, copying et cetera and as needed

·         Pick up, distribution and dissemination of all mail and correspondence

·         Perform general secretarial duties including keyboarding, filing, copying, preparing mailings, and maintaining office supplies

·         Prepare weekly bulletins, bulletin inserts in addition to funeral bulletins as needed

·         Deliver weekly bulletins to Good Samaritan Center

·         Send weekly “Peek at the Week” to newspapers

·         Send letters to all first-time visitors in a timely manner

·         Prepare and send out monthly newsletter

·         Update church website and Facebook page

·         Maintain membership database and keep accurate records (new members, baptisms, weddings, deaths, et cetera)

·         Schedule building usage and maintain/oversee the church master calendar

·         Check email, Check phone messages and respond as appropriate

·         Maintain bulletin boards and update church mailboxes as needed

·         Prepare the Annual and Semi-annual Reports

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor, Council or ministry team leaders


Job Requirements and Guidelines

·         Be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and grow in relationship to Him

·         Develop an attitude of servant leadership in the church, not merely “office help”

·         Protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality

·         Demonstrate a high level of trust and personal integrity

·         Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with Senior Pastor

·         Be a team player

·         Be welcoming and compassionate with people who visit

·         Should possess strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently without supervision

·         Should support the mission and vision of Emmanuel Lutheran Church


Vision Statement: Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be a place, filled with the Holy Spirit, where people are COMING IN TO BE SENT OUT: Focused on changing hearts and changing lives for a better world.


Mission Statement:

Coming in to be reconnected with and inspired by God’s Word

Coming in to be reconnect with and inspired by God’s People

Coming in to be empowered to serve

Sent out to share the message of the cross

Sent out for missions

Sent out to make disciples in God’s global kingdom

Sent out to bring God’s love and healing to people in need


Wages and Benefits:

Pay and benefits will be negotiated based on applicant's experience and skills.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and efforts associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development, and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required as we serve Jesus together at Emmanuel.




Emmanuel Lutheran Church

424 Scott St.

Fontanelle, IA 50846
Church Office:

641 745 2415

Pastor Steven Broers:

641 745 7648

Vicar Tony

607 437 2490

This week at a glance:




Thursday, Dec. 6th

9:00 - Prayer Group

6:00 – Romans Bible Study


Sunday, Dec. 9th

7:30 -Praise Team

         Warm Up

8:30 -Contemporary

         Worship Service

9:45 - Adult Bible Study

10:30 - Traditional

             Worship Service

2:00 – Bob & Barb's Life               Group Meeting

4:00 Friends in Faith Life            Group Meeting

5:30 - Council Meeting

6:30 -  Praise Team                       Practice


Monday, Dec. 10th

 7:00 Big Bell Group Practice


Tuesday, Dec. 11th 

10:00 - Pastor to GSC

6:00 - Stephen Ministry Training


 Wednesday, Dec 12th

6:30 - Men's Bible Study

6-7:30 – GROW & Confirmation 

8:00 – High School Bible Study






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