Parish Secretary – St. John’s Church & St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Newark

General Description

The Parish Secretary plays a crucial role in supporting the administrative and clerical functions of the parish office. This position serves as the primary point of contact for parishioners and visitors, providing clerical assistance, maintaining parish records, and assisting with various administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the parish office.

This position is a part-time role. The ideal candidate works five hours on five days per week.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional education or training in office administration is preferred.
  • Prior experience in clerical or administrative support roles, preferably in a church or nonprofit setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact tactfully and respectfully with diverse individuals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other office software applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Catholic Church and the parish community.
  • Experience with Parish Soft software is preferred.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a High School diploma and three to five years working in a general office setting with the public is desired
  • Ability to work as a team member with parish staff
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

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To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Fr. Camilo Cruz, Pastor St. John’s Church –