Holy trinity

Holy Trinity, Chandler, Seeks Office Administrator – ELCA Grand Canyon Synod

Holy Trinity, Chandler, is looking for an office administrator for 26 hours a week. Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please send your resume to: judi@htlutheran.com.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity is seeking a professional-level part-time Office Administrator focused on providing exceptional administrative support to oversee the day-to-day activities and operations of the church. Primary responsibilities include establishing cooperative working relationships with a diverse religious community, including staff and volunteers; oversee administrative projects, resolve administrative issues and ensure effective communication. Organizational skills, process management and the ability to plan, organize and prioritize are essential. This position is the link between the community, church members, board, pastor, staff, volunteers and vendors. Active listening, critical thinking, and strong administrative skills are essential in managing the day-to-day functions of the office, supporting the pastor, and fostering an environment conducive to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The church office administrator reports to the pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and is accountable to the church board, the labor relations committee, and the congregation.

Minimum skills required:

  • Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and two (2) years of advanced experience in office administrative support, secretarial work or in office coordination activities, preferably involving managerial staff.


  • High school / GED and three (3) years of advanced experience in office administrative support, secretarial or office coordination activities, preferably involving managerial staff.


  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Christian faith and local church administration (as described in the candidate’s cover letter).

  • Excellent verbal composition and skills, grammar, spelling and clarity of presentation (as stated in the candidate’s cover letter).

  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Office (including, but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint), use of a PC computer and the ability to type 45 WPM.

  • Experience with standard office practices, procedures and equipment.

  • Experience working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

Desired skills required:

  • Previous experience in a Christian office.

  • Experience with Google Suite.

  • Experience in creating flyers, newsletters and other professional communications for a diverse audience.

  • Experience in website design or maintenance.

  • Experience in HR related services and functions, such as hiring, onboarding, payroll and training.

  • Experience in controlling / monitoring inventories and expense allocations.

  • Previous experience in a managerial / supervisory role.

  • Support demonstrated as a partner in the spiritual, ministerial and pastoral vision of the church in accordance with the teachings of the Lutheran community.

  • Bilingual in Spanish and able to demonstrate fluency (written and spoken) are preferred.

Special working conditions:

  • May require extended periods of display of a computer screen

  • May be required to work offsite or remotely.

  • Must be able to pass background check and obtain Arizona Class 1 Fingerprint Erasure Card if requested.

  • May need to lift or carry up to 20 lbs without assistance.

Responsibilities / Expectations: Church office administration is responsible for a minimum of 20 hours per week and may be called upon to work up to 29.5 hours per week depending on the liturgical calendar or specific short-term initiatives.

Example schedule: Regular 8-hour work week: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (½ hour lunch) Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (29 hours p / week). Flexibility can be considered.

  • Compensation: $ 19.50 – $ 23.00 an hour DOE

  • Closing date for publication: Open until full

  • First notice: June 24, 2021

  • Start date: September 2021

To apply

Send your CV and cover letter to: judi@htlutheran.com.

Applicants must submit a cover letter which details how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications.

Applications without a cover letter or not including detailed work history information will be incomplete and may not be considered.

Please ensure that your resume and cover letter contain the following:

  • Clearly illustrate how previous experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.

  • Provide complete employment history to include, but not limited to: name of employer, dates of employment in month / year format (e.g. 07/09 – 11/10), full-time or part-time hours, job title and job duties.

  • · Three professional references, preferably current and / or former supervisors. If references are not provided in the resume when applying, they will be requested at the time of the interview.