Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator



The First Presbyterian Church of River Forest is a community dedicated to growing in Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study of the Bible, and service. We are committed to exemplifying God’s love in word and deed by caring for one another, our neighbors, and the world.

The staff of First Pres is a ministry team, each bringing their own unique talents to their position and supporting each other in our collective effort to exemplify God’s love to our congregation and surrounding communities.



The Office Coordinator is the central hub of this staff team, knowing the full spectrum of ministry at First Pres and coordinating / facilitating priorities, schedules, logistics, and volunteers across all efforts. Most importantly, the Office Coordinator is the public face of First Pres, welcoming people by exhibiting the love of Christ through daily interaction with members, visitors, and vendors, and providing clear communication and responsiveness to the needs of the congregation and staff.



ATTRIBUTES:                 
Commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord 
Desire and ability to work as part of a ministry team
Desire to serve people irrespective of culture or circumstance
Innate understanding of the need for discretion and confidentiality
Outgoing and cheerful personality
Flexible, get-it-done attitude                              

ABILITIES: 
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize a diverse work load
Comfortable with recruiting and organizing volunteers
Ability to analyze daily operations recognizing needs/opportunities 

QUALIFICATIONS:        
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and database functionality
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
College graduate preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate day-to-day operation of the church office 
Administer the church database 
Maintain the central church calendar
Coordinate staff and congregational communication
Coordinate registrations for church events
Oversee contracts, purchase supplies for the church
Receive and oversee all requests for building use
Provide administrative support for the Head of Staff
Supervise and, together with the Head of Staff, evaluateFacilities Director, Communications Director, and Accountant 



The Office Coordinator is ultimately responsible to the Session (elders of the church) through the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff and the Staff Care Ministry Team. Ministry fruitfulness, effectiveness, responsibilities, and compensation will be reviewed annually.



This is a full-time exempt position.



Direct resumes and all inquiries to Paul Detterman, Senior Pastor at paul.detterman@firstpresrf.org