Office Administrator at Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) in West Seattle

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $9,000
Maximum: $10,000
Details: Hourly wage of $14.50 during provisional period, then $15. Some room for negotiation.



Start Date


Application Deadline



8316 39th Avenue Southwest
United States


The office administrator provides administrative and secretarial services to a progressive and socially engaged congregation and its professional church staff, including the Pastor, Minister of Music, and Youth Director, and to the church council. The Office Administrator is to be cordial and professional in all interactions, skilled with using the Microsoft Office Suite including Publisher, experienced with website posting, and trustworthy of the confidential nature of the position. Experience and/or knowledge of church context a plus. Though the Office Administrator is viewed as an assistant to the Pastor, he/she is also to help other professional church staff members as time allows. This position averages 12 hours per week. Work days are typically: Tues, Wed, Thurs from 9am to 1pm, but there is room for flexibility.

A.  Personal

1.     Trustworthy of the confidential nature of the position

2.     Relates well to people

3.     Committed to serve the people of God in love

4.     Has a sense of humor

5.     Views the job as a ministry to the church

6.     Is a proactive individual


B.  Job Skills

1.     Competent with a variety of computer based functions, including: word processing, publishing, spreadsheet, and web site maintenance

2.     Will learn Church Windows record keeping software

3.     Office management

4.     Equipment operation (copier, fax, phone, etc.)

5.     Record keeping and filing

6.     Ability to organize, communicate and administrate information

7.     Ability to follow through with details

8.     Manage multiple tasks while maintaining flexibility

9.     Maintain good communication with other members of the professional staff

10.  Self monitoring of work

11.  Utilize volunteers from the church for support tasks of the position

12.  Assist Pastor in helping community members who come to Peace looking for assistance


There are no benefits other than those which are prescribed by law.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume in PDF. Include a comment regarding your long term goals along with additional comments on why you would like to work in a Lutheran-Christian congregational context.