Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Parishes
  • West Chester, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Title: Full - Time Office Receptionist


Saints Simon and Jude Parish

8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester PA 19380 40 hours per week with some flexibility depending on parish schedule. Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (with lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 PM)

Candidates please send resume directly to Ron Avellino at or call at 610.696.3624.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcomes and greets visitors to the parish office Answers telephones; attends to requests, forwards calls, and takes messages.
  • Check voicemail daily at the beginning of the day and after lunch.
  • Register new parishioners.
  • Accept and record Mass Card requests.
  • Prepare Letters of Eligibility.
  • Record information and schedule Baptisms - Complete Forms, advise parents of pre-Jordan class at end of month and other requirements.
  • Prepare thank-you letters and acknowledgements.
  • Maintain office supplies.
  • Keep office equipment in working order (copier needs paper, postage meter may need added postage, etc.)
  • Keep office supplies stocked and up to date.
  • File, Photocopy, collate, and fax materials as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Pastor or Business Manager.

Necessary qualifications:

  • Active member of a Roman Catholic parish.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to represent the parish to those who call, write or visit with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Provide a welcoming and hospitable presence to all parishioners, guests, and visitors.
  • Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and basic Excel.
  • Excellent language and communication skills required (written and verbal)
  • Requires good attention to detail while working independently and multi-tasking as needed.
  • Able to walk up and down stairs, and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Candidate must comply with all Safe Environment requirements, including PA Criminal, Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprint background checks, Protecting God's Children Training and Mandated Reporter Training.

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