Communications Coordinator

First Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs   Hot Springs, AR   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 7, 2022


The Communications Coordinator is responsible for overseeing day to day communications for the Pastor(s) and members of the church. They coordinate office activities under the direction of the Pastor(s) as head of staff. 


This position is governed by state and federal laws and church policy.


Salary and Benefits

This is a full time position starting at $25,000 (may be higher depending on experience). Benefits include health insurance paid for individual, paid vacation and sick leave.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design, content and publication of the church bulletin, newsletter, website and social media.
  • Create and maintain contact lists for members, potential members and visitors. Also, maintain list of session and committee members.
  • Maintain a Calendar of Events (meetings, funerals, weddings, etc.)
  • Maintain electronic marquee.
  • Schedule church volunteers to assist with clerical and other duties.
  • Process member concerns and pastoral care needs.
  • Assist Pastor(s) by maintaining appointment calendar and prioritizing incoming correspondence.
  • Provide telephone and reception services, answer phone promptly and courteously, exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality.
  • Acknowledge all persons entering the office in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Send and receive E-mail and facsimile communications appropriately.
  • Maintain a pleasant and cooperative working relationship with all persons.
  • Handle difficult situations tactfully and treat all persons equally and with dignity.
  • Utilize available computer systems, office equipment, and other resources in a proficient and effective manner. Oversee purchasing of new equipment. Schedule maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Inventory and purchase general office supplies as needed.
  • Accurately types documents and correspondence as required
  • Responsible for petty cash.
  • Oversee sanctuary flowers, communicating with the florist as needed.
  • Oversee wedding applications, billing and collection of fees. 
  • Process and maintain Columbarium applications and records.
  • Assist at funerals and weddings as needed (open up the church and lock up afterwards, meet with vendors, etc.)
  • Screen visitors seeking assistance and maintain record in Charity Tracker.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required skills/abilities:

  • Knowledge of work-related subject areas.
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications including website and social media management.
  • Ability to develop, recommend, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.


Education and Experience:

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: At least six months clerical experience or at least one year workplace experience that includes effectively dealing with the public and learning detailed tasks.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a transcript and three professional references with contact information to

Applicants must pass a background check and potential urine drug screen. 


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

First Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs

213 Whittington Avenue
Hot Springs , AR