Job Descriptions

A job description is an important part of any position in your organization. It is a written record of expectations and allows everyone in the organization to have a clear understanding of the working relationships.

When writing a job description for a position, remember, it is a summary of the duties and responsibilities required, not what the person is capable of doing.  Each written description includes a job title, supervisor’s title, job duties and responsibilities, work conditions, and compensation level.

The Diocese has developed a template for Job Descriptions for your use.  The template includes instructions and samples for a parish secretary, sexton, and organist.

Under the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith program, each parish or organization is required to make a list of all positions associated with the church or organization, whether short-term, long-term, formally or informally established, paid or volunteer, involving laity or the ordained, taking place on Sunday or during the week, on church premises or off-site.

As part of the resources developed for the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith program you will find a List of Ministry Positions, a Ministry Position Template, and Sample Ministry Descriptions.