Payroll and Benefits Assistant (Part-time 16-20 hours per week)

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Competitive hourly rate and prorated benefits




138 Tremont Street
United States


The Diocese of Massachusetts

The Episcopal Church in Massachusetts was established in 1784 as one of the first dioceses in the United States. It is among the largest in The Episcopal Church in the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Europe, and Taiwan. The Episcopal Church in turn is part of the larger community of approximately 85 million Anglican Christians in 165 countries. The diocese is under the leadership of the Bishop, The Right Reverend Alan M. Gates. Our offices are located at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul across from the Boston Common.

Position Description

Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll and Benefits Assistant is responsible for processing the bi-weekly payroll for the diocese and for administering our benefits and answering questions and providing information about plan features to our employees and to parish clergy and staff throughout the diocese.     


·        Gather Hours worked from hourly staff supervisors on a bi-weekly basis

·        Enter payroll information in payroll system

·        Track vacation time used in payroll system

·        Set up new employees in payroll system with information provided by HR

·        After review by the Controller submit payroll to payroll service company

·        Enter benefits information into benefits administration database including new hire set-ups, changes and terminations

·        Answer operational benefits questions from staff and parishes

·        Refer benefits policy questions and issues to HR as required

·        Performs other duties as assigned by the Controller


Associate’s degree and 3-5 years’ payroll processing experience using Paychex, ADP or similar system or equivalent combination of education and experience. Attention to detail, ability to manage time effectively, and excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of employee benefit plans a plus.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to or Human Resources, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111