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Office/Communications Manager, Providence, RI

Beneficent Congregational Church is a vibrant progressive Christian church in downtown Providence, R.I., that serves the community through worship, Christian education, community events, and social justice/Christian mission programs. Beneficent Church is seeking a full-time (36 hrs/week) Office/Communications Manager who is committed to the Beneficent Church mission to join the team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day organization and coordination of office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office/Communications Manager will maintain strategic communication, messaging and marketing to help move our church closer to its mission and vision.

Mission Statement:

Through the power of the Spirit, Beneficent Church creates meaningful connections to God and one another and promotes justice, peace, and healing in our local and global communities. We are a Christ-centered, Open and Affirming, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse congregation.

Office/Communications Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Operations

  • Handle all day-to-day operations of our small office
  • Assist public and church members via phone and email
  • Handle church mailings
  • Maintain the physical presence and functionality of the office
  • Implement standard operating procedure (SOP) and policy changes to improve operational efficiency
  • Coordinate administrative activities; retrieving, organizing and disseminating information to staff, church members, and community partners
  • Communicate church policies and practices with staff, community partners, church members, and volunteers
  • Maintain physical and electronic office filing systems
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of data
  • Manage monthly and special event parking in our small parking lot
  • Handle relationships and orders between vendors and renters
  • Train and manage office volunteers and Work Study students

Communications Management

  • Maintain website content and design
  • Create and distribute weekly and monthly newsletters via Constant Contact, or other online mail programs
  • Maintain social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog, YouTube)
  • Maintain contact lists for media, members, community partners and associates
  • Assist with fundraising, marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Insure that various marketing publications are up to date

Core Competencies

  • Strong strategic communication, writing and editing skills
  • Skillful Communicator
  • Effectively handle inquiries from broad range of constituents; diplomatic, friendly, and people-focused
  • Very organized and able to work independently
  • Independent and proactive
  • Strong problem assessment, problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness
  • Excellent team worker
  • A desire for self-improvement

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4-Year degree preferred, some college required.
  • 2-3 years of professional administrative and communications experience.
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, able to multi-task
  • Highly computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Photoshop, content management website, blogs, social media, and databases).
  • Exceptional planning, prioritizing and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and highly discrete issues
  • Physically able to lift min. 25 pounds.

Compensation, Benefits, Hours

  • Compensation is $30-35K commensurate with experience including healthcare benefits, retirement contributions, and paid vacation.
  • Position is exempt, full-time and reports to the Senior Co-Ministers.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Email cover letter and résumé to the Rev. Nicole Grant Yonkman at the email address below, with “Office/Communications Manager” in subject line. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

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