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Employment Opportunities

See below for employment opportunities at Olney Baptist Church. If you would like to apply for a position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@olneybaptistchurch.com with the job title in the subject line. 

Job title:  Office Manager (PT)
Location: Olney Baptist Church (OBC)
17525 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832 

Job description:

The OBC Office Manager is a part-time position. The Office Manager (hereinafter referred to simply as Office Manager) is responsible for managing the church office, providing administrative support to the pastor, handling administrative correspondence and office records, maintaining all databases and church records, preparing internal church communication materials (bulletins, newsletters, etc.) as directed by the Pastor and/or Coordinating Council, attending Coordinating Council meetings and other meetings as directed by the Pastor, and performing other administrative duties as assigned.  The Office Manager may also assist the Family Ministry Director and the Worship Leader with some clerical support.

Scope:

The Office Manager reports to the Church Senior Pastor, who is responsible for providing direction and supervision to the employee.  The OBC Personnel Committee may also provide guidance and support to the Office Manager in reference to matters relating to the job position. 

Qualifications:  

  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • A positive attitude as well as a kind, caring, and cooperative spirit  

  • Responsible, trustworthy, and self-motivated

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to function as a team player and team coordinator 

  • Flexible, adaptable, and a willingness to learn

  • Excellent verbal/written and organizational skills 

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency in computer typing

  • Ability to learn and work with Planning Center and other such database programs

  • Willingness to become an OBC member is preferred, but not required

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be a positive, professional front-line “face” for OBC

  • Assist members by addressing their inquiries, concerns, and needs fostering a positive atmosphere within the church community.

  • Answer, screen, and return phone calls and emails

  • General administrative support for the Pastor (and secondarily, as needed and as available, for the Family Ministry Director and Worship Leader)

  • Maintain and update any database and member files

  • Maintain Church Event Calendar

  • Oversee document management and filing

  • Order office and building (and sometimes ministry) supplies, ensuring adequate inventory levels

  • Creating and giving lists of birthdays and supplies for mailing to the person who sends birthday cards to members (monthly)

  • Manage office budget 

  • Establish and implement office procedures

  • Prepare Church correspondence

  • Attendance at OBC services and events 

  • Act as liaison with maintenance contractors and trustees regarding facility issues

  • Assist with OBC’s website and online presence

  • Take minutes at the Coordinating Council meetings and help with follow-up to OBC ministry leaders

  • Coordinate security coverage at OBC services and major events

  • Maintain a clean, professional office environment and help support a clean, efficient, and professional church campus

  • Write the announcements for the week (Sunday’s announcements)

Salary/Benefits: 

  • This is a part-time position of (Compensation TBD) and requires 24 hours of work each week. 

  • Weekly timesheets will need to be submitted to the Pastor and Payroll Treasurer.

  • The salary is paid biweekly.

  • Five vacation days per year are provided.   

  • Overtime is not available with this position.  

  • Health insurance is not included with the position.

Work Hours/
Environment: 

  • The hours are 9 am to 3 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays plus another 6 hours as needed throughout the week (which will include Sunday morning and time working from home).

  • Occasional telework from home is an option through coordination with the Church's Senior Pastor.  

  • The Church office is closed on federal holidays and for inclement weather when the Federal Government or Montgomery County Government closes. When Montgomery County Public Schools close for inclement weather, staff are allowed to work from home.

  • Dress is business casual. 

  • Please see the OBC Personnel Manual for other policies and procedures.

Job title:  Marketing and Outreach Coordinator (PT)
Location: Olney Baptist Church (OBC)
17525 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832 

Purpose of the Position:

The OBC Marketing and Outreach Coordinator (PT) is responsible for helping develop the church’s outreach and marketing strategy and then facilitating the execution of that strategy. This includes, but is not limited to, helping to coordinate outreach events (in cooperation with the Coordinating Council), facilitating OBC’s Guest Services ministry, and managing OBC’s online presence (website, social media, etc.) and church app.  

Scope:

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Church Senior Pastor, who is responsible for providing direction and supervision to the employee. The OBC Personnel Committee may also provide guidance and support to the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator in reference to matters related to the job position. The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Pastor, Family Ministry Director, Coordinating Council, and Office Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. OBC’s public and community presence:

  • Develop and help execute an overarching marketing and outreach plan in collaboration with pastors and volunteer leaders.

  • Provide insights and recommendations to ensure a consistent and positive brand identity.

  • Prepare and manage an annual budget request for social media and outreach activities

  • Manage and update the Church website

  • Create social media campaigns for OBC outreach events through social media ads, fliers, and other media

  • Develop and maintain a social media presence (i.e. Facebook, Instagram)

  • Oversee graphic design for social media (for sermons, church events, etc.)

  • Design promotional material including general OBC information pamphlets, connect cards, prayer cards, banners, etc.

  • Create an OBC image catalog/library for use in videos, fliers, etc.

  • Create reels and videos for social media

  • Assist with media relations as needed

 

2. Guest Services

  • Oversee and direct OBC’s Guest Services (i.e., Greeter) Ministry to include recruitment of volunteers, scheduling, appropriate coordination

  • Work with the Pastor and Family Ministry Director to design the foyer/welcome area

  • Help make OBC’s campus (welcome area, auditorium, classrooms) guest-friendly

  • Periodically changing the banner in the Foyer and the front lawn, depending on the occasion/season/event (make sure we have these ordered ahead of time if we don’t have them)

3. Specialized Support:

  • Manage the Church App

  • Actively communicate with group leaders in the ministry sub-components.

  • Prepare updates as necessary for OBC business meetings.

  • Provide appropriate support for OBC Ministries and Events.

  • Take pictures of events/meetings/reunions, edit and polish them, and add them to the SmugMug website (or similar platform/program where members can view and download pictures)

  • Work with the Pastor and AV Team to design YouTube banner/thumbnails (2 thumbnails per Sunday, one for the live stream and one for the sermon standalone)

4. Church Participation:

  • Attendance at OBC services and events, all church business meetings, and Coordinating Council meetings as well as special committee or program area meeting

  • Help support OBC outreach events

Qualifications:  

  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • A positive attitude as well as a kind, caring, and cooperative spirit 

  • Responsible, trustworthy, and self-motivated

  • Ability to function as a team player and team coordinator

  • Creative, flexible, adaptable, and a willingness to learn

  • Excellent verbal/written and organizational skills

  • Ability to work with appropriate computer/app programs and platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Canva, Photoshop, MS Office, etc.)

  • Experience with websites strongly preferred (if no experience, must have ability to learn quickly)

  • Ability to learn and work with Planning Center and other such database programs

  • Willingness to become an OBC member

Salary/Benefits: 

  • This is a part-time position to be paid at a rate of approximately $20/hour for up to 15 hours weekly.  

  • Weekly timesheets will need to be submitted to the Pastor and Payroll Treasurer.

  • Five vacation days per year are provided.  

  • Overtime is not available with this position. 

  • Health insurance is not included with the position. 

Work Hours/
Environment: 

  • The hours are flexible and to be coordinated with the Pastor

  • Much of the work can be done from home but some office time will be expected each week (particularly for meetings)

  • Please see the OBC Personnel Manual for other policies and procedures.

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