Parish Administrator for Church of the Covenant - Boston, MA


Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Position Description for Parish Administrator
Starting immediately
Parish Administrator
Church of the Covenant is a progressive, inner-city congregation in the Back Bay of Boston.   We are seeking a part-time Parish Administrator who will be responsible for the administrative tasks in the congregation, and who will report to the pastors of the congregation and work collaboratively with all staff to ensure the church’s program is run in alignment with the congregation’s priorities and missions. Job responsibilities are described below.

 Qualities needed include:

  • strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • collaborative work style
  • attention to detail and creative problem solving
  • skilled in administrative computer applications
  • commitment to the mission and values of Church of the Covenant
 Responsibilities include:
  • Designing, printing, and preparing weekly print materials: church bulletin, door calendars, sermon poster
  • Serving as webmaster: Maintaining and updating the church website with occasional design changes and updates
  • Serving as church’s primary social media coordinator
  • Writing and designing weekly e-newsletter, “This Week at Covenant”
  • Designing, printing and distributing promotional materials (seasonal posters, newspaper ads, Facebook ads)
  • Designing, printing and distributing internal annual publications: Annual Report, Church Directory
  • Serving as the “face of Covenant” during time in office
  • Answering and responding to phone messages and general email and when appropriate directing them to relevant staff
  • Connecting visitors/members with church communications and systems:
    • Making and updating nametags
    • Managing and updating the database, birthday list, visitor list
    • Sending welcome emails
    • Updating and maintaining various church listservs
    • Following up with visitors (welcome email, connect them to listservs), in consultation with the Membership Development Committee
  • Responding to congregational requests for information
  • Supporting church committees and officers with periodic administrative needs (printing, preparing materials, occasional design jobs)
  • Maintaining the church online calendars (building use, staff, congregational, etc.)
  • Participating in weekly staff meetings and taking minutes                                                      
  • Collaborating with other staff to maintain clean, well-organized common spaces (shared kitchen, conference rooms, hallways, printing rooms, Sanctuary, Bates Hall)
  • Inventorying/ordering office supplies
 Conditions of the Job:
  • 16 hours per week in two days: Tuesdays and one other day in the office. Salary is competitive.
Send resume and cover letter to: COTC Personnel Committee at
Additional background: Our church is located at the exciting junction of Berkeley and Newbury Streets, and stands as a progressive faith community committed to being a source of light and compassion and a voice for justice and welcoming to our city and world.  Our building is a National Historic Landmark deeply rooted in our neighborhood as we host the Women’s Lunch Place, Gallery NAGA, Coro Allegro Choir, and our own food pantry, in addition to many recovery and wellness programs.

Contact: Personnel Committee, Church of the Covenant (

Address: 67 Newbury Street Boston MA 02067

Phone: 617-266-7480