Branches | Administrative Assistant
We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our staff and employees, assisting in weekly community needs, with primary attention to Sunday mornings, and managing Branches general administrative activities with tact and kindness, proficiency and hustle.
• Coordinate, organize, manage Sunday mornings
• Building set-up/tear-down
• Communication with volunteers
• Back-up volunteers
• Coordinate/plan any special requirements (i.e. Communion, props, etc…)
• Attend regular staff/music/creative meetings and take detailed minutes
• Write and distribute weekly email newsletters and/or special information
• Help to plan, schedule and resource special services/retreats/fundraisers, etc..
• Maintain wearebranches.com, including podcasts.
• Develop and maintain volunteers and volunteer forms
• Update and maintain office policies and procedures
• Order and pick-up supplies/equipment, etc...
• Book guest speakers when needed - travel arrangements if necessary
• Provide general support to those who need it
• Weekly/monthly needs as they show up
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
• Self-motivated. Independent worker.
• General Computer/Software Proficiency. Adobe Suite, a plus.
Part-time Average 20 hours/week. $15/hour
Open until filled.
90 day evaluation period
Branches started in September of 2010.
We range from 600 people (Easter) to 150 (early August). We average somewhere around 300.
We lean young: Over 60% Millennials. About 25% Gen X. About 10% Boomers and older.
We are about 60% female.
We have five words that are important to us: Safe. Simple. Giving. Risky. Together.
We believe...all kinds of things because we’re made up of a variety of people with a variety of backgrounds, thoughts, theologies, and world views. We value that, maybe more than anything. We don’t believe God lives in a box or is a fan of them.
All people of every kind are equally a part of our community. Preaching, leading, playing music, cleaning bathrooms... there’s no “these people are allowed to and these are not”. We’re all in this together, as valuable and equal members of humanity loved by, and soaked in, God.
We generally think the Bible is a mysterious, inspiring story of people and their experiences with God. It’s soaked in culture and perspective and evolution and humanity. Our hope is that as we wrestle with its meaning, we are inspired to find our own stories and experiences with that same God, rather than simply rely on the stories of others.
We try to give radically. We rent our building on Sunday mornings. We keep our budget as low as possible by having a very small staff (currently 1 full time and 3 part time positions) and using as many volunteers as we can so that we can give away as much as we can.
We have music and sermons most of the time. But sometimes we only sing and sometimes we have conversations and sometimes we write things on boards and sometimes we don’t say a word and let God speak in the silence and contemplation.
We realize Branches is not the place for everyone. But, we hope that everyone finds somewhere that inspires them, frees them, and is filled with grace and love.