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First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo: Office Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo is seeking a part-time Office Assistant. Resumés should be sent to Ruth at rlamachia@umc-kzo.org.

The purpose of this position, which is viewed as a ministry, is to support the staff and congregation at First United Methodist Church. The Office Assistant assists in coordinating all church office activity and works directly with the entire office, pastoral and lay leadership staff.

This position is overseen by and works closely with the Assistant Partner in Ministry which will offer support, guidance, and resources to equip in their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination, and evaluation of their programming. The Director of Business Administration oversees all Lay Personnel and is ultimately responsible for this position.

Description of duties:

  •  Record attendance (worship, Sunday school) in Church Windows, our membership database management system.
  • Track visitors – with Lead Pastor & Hospitality Team
    • Create worship visitor list.
    • Add visitors to Church Windows and MailChimp.
    • Prepare visitor letters and other visitor communication in consultation with the Lead Pastor.
  • Enter/Edit information in Church Windows, as needed.
  • Hospitality – answer phone calls and greet guests/visitors/clients/members/neighbors. Direct as needed.
  • Assist and monitor office volunteers, training as applicable.
  • Maintain permanent church register (transferred from Assistant Partner in Ministry).
  • Print & file documents.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Print and maintain stock of envelopes and church letterhead.
  • Provide office support as requested.
  • Maintain office equipment and stock.
  • Maintain a neat and presentable office space.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Partner in Ministry and Director of Business Administration.

Time requirements:

12 hours per week: Must be available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Training and resources:

Training and resources will be provided as needed.

Qualifications, skills and gifts:

  • Cordial and professional conduct and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High Proficiency in computer skills
  • Good working knowledge of Office 365 software including Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
  • Good working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware.
  • Experience with database management software.
  • Must be willing and able to travel about the building assisting members and guests.
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to multi-task in several areas
  • Ability to organize and administer information
  • Ability to follow through with details
  • Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone and in written correspondence.
  • Excellent understanding of the mission of the church and how their role in administration can assist the church’s ministry.

 

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo: Finance Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo is seeking a part-time Finance Assistant to support our day-to-day transactions, including expenses and payroll. Finance Assistant responsibilities include processing payments and managing invoices. If you have an accounting background and are interested in working for a non-profit, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll help maintain our church’s financial health and make sure we use our resources beneficially. Resumés should be sent to Ruth at rlamachia@umc-kzo.org.

Responsibilities

  • Update financial spreadsheets
  • Prepare balance sheets
  • Support monthly payroll and keep organized records
  • Record accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Process invoices and follow up with clients and partners as needed
  • Provide administrative support during budget preparation

Skills

  • Work experience as a Finance Assistant, Bookkeeper or similar role
  • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets using financial functions)
  • Familiarity with accounting software
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors

 

First Care Preschool and Daycare: Lead Waddler Room Teacher

Looking for dependable and nurturing Lead Waddler Teacher ages 14 months to 2 years at First Care Preschool and Daycare within the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. Open availability required 40 hours per week, 7:30am-5:45pm, Monday-Friday. Early childhood background preferred. Candidate must meet licensing requirements. Yearly salary is based on experience and educational background.

Interested applicants: Please reply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to Julie Meyers, First Care Director, at msjulie55@yahoo.com.

 

First Care Preschool and Daycare: Assistant Childcare Teachers

Looking for dependable and nurturing Assistant Teachers to help with the different age groups ages 6 weeks to 6 years at First Care Preschool and Daycare within the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. Approximately 24-32 hours per week, 7:30am-5:45pm, Monday-Friday. Afternoon availability a must, 12:30pm-5:30pm. Candidate must meet licensing requirements. Hourly wages based on experience and educational background.

Interested applicants: Please reply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to Julie Meyers, First Care Director, at msjulie55@yahoo.com.