Church Secretary

August 02, 2017

The Portsmouth United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, RI, is looking for a Church Secretary to start as soon as possible, preferably prior to September, 2017. The position is 20 hours per week. The Church Secretary is an important part of the ministry of the church. Under the direct supervision of the Pastor, the Secretary serves as the general secretary of the church, the personal secretary to the Pastor, and the support person in office matters to both the volunteer and paid staff of the church. Although the Church Secretary will be expected to keep regular hours at the church office located at 2732 East Main Road in Portsmouth, we are willing to consider some flexibility in work schedules. Duties include editing and printing the weekly worship service bulletin, publishing the monthly newsletter, compiling various reports including the Church Annual Report, maintaining the church office and filing systems – including computerized files, assisting the Pastor and committees with church mailings and special projects, overseeing the church calendar, as well as other responsibilities associated with running a church office. Applicants are expected to have secretarial skills, including experience and knowledge of computer programs and software such as the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with, or willingness and ability to learn, MS Publisher is highly desirable. Applicants must be friendly, cordial, helpful, and able to conduct him/herself in a manner that befits those who work and minister in a church. Applicants will be expected to get to know the church leadership team, have general knowledge of their responsibilities, and support them in their service. Previous experience in a church environment is highly desirable. See our website for more information about our Church. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest including qualifications, experience, and references, via email to

Contact: Pastor Michael Pike

Address: 2732 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871

Phone: 401-683-4005