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Geraldine White
Director of Operations

Posted 7/19/2021

Job Title:



Part time


St. Clement Parish
642 W. Deming Place
Chicago, IL


Saint Clement Parish Part-Time Receptionist:

Saint Clement Parish is seeking an outgoing candidate to welcome people and manage our front desk on evenings and weekends, and as a weekday substitute, when needed.

Job Description:

As the first point of contact for the parish, will welcome guests and greet people who visit the parish. Will also coordinate front-desk activities, including answering questions, directing people, accepting items, distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls.

Duties include:

  • Offering administrative support across the organization.
  • To be successful as a Receptionist, one should have a pleasant personality as this is also a customer service role.
  • Should also be able to deal with emergencies in a timely and effective manner, while streamlining office operations.
  • Multitasking and stress management skills are essential for this position.
  • Flexibility to cover evening and weekend shifts is a plus.
  • Receptionist’s duties and responsibilities are to ensure the front desk welcomes guests positively, and executes all administrative tasks to the highest quality standards.


  • Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office.
  • Direct visitors to the church or the appropriate person and office.
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls.
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures).
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email.
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries.
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor doors).
  • Forward calendar and meeting requests to the full time receptionist.
  • Secure office buildings and church at the end of the final shift for the day.
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying and bulletin inserts.



  • Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with office equipment (printers, scanners, postage machines) or willingness to learn.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Customer service attitude with an understanding of a Catholic organization and strong Christian values.
  • Associates or further degree preferred.

Special Directions:

Internal Candidates (existing employees) – Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: “Internal Candidate – Job Title – Full name”

External Candidates - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: “Job Title – Full name”

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