Ankeny UCC Office Administrator

Job Title: Ankeny UCC Office Administrator

Reports to: Pastor

Salary: $12-15/hour, 15 hours/week,

Date Approved by Council:

Job classification: Non-exempt

Physical requirements: light lifting.

Background check required

How to apply: Send resume to [email protected]


Summary of Job Description:

The Ankeny UCC Office Administrator provides a constant welcoming presence to the public and the congregation and helps us pursue excellence in our ministry with careful attention to our financial books, to our bulletins, and to our publicity. And sometimes provides a confidential shoulder to cry on, non-anxious presence, and redirection of concerns to the appropriate person or body.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide a professional and consistent office experience during office hours by answering phones, receiving visitors, corresponding with members and general public via written and online communications, and maintaining up-to-date files, including our online member databases.
  • Lay out, assemble, and proofread church publications, including weekly bulletins and presentations, monthly newsletters, and annual reports.
  • Supervise building use by coordinating space with church and outside groups and purchasing and maintaining office supplies.
  • Under the supervision of the Treasurer, use QuickBooks to account for our incomes and outflows, reconcile our accounts, and manage payroll for our 4 employees and contractors.
  • Other duties as directed by the pastor.


Core Competencies:

  • A welcoming and congenial personality and sense of discretion
  • Attention to detail and organization, and ability to work independently through a variety of tasks
  • Understanding of bookkeeping essentials and willingness to ask questions about proper accounting treatment.
  • Proficiency with computer tools for communication (email, Facebook, Twitter) and calendaring (particularly Google-based), word processing, and page layout.


Ankeny UCC is:

A Welcoming Church Family, Exploring Progressive Christian Theology, Caring Within and Serving Beyond. No matter who you are on life’s journey, you are invited to walk with us. That means we believe that children should be both heard and seen (and even lead worship), take the Bible seriously but not literally, use inclusive language, are LGBTQ-affirming, and have a fully accessible building.