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Job Descriptions

A job description is an important part of any position in your organization. It’s a written record of expectations that gives everyone a clear understanding of the working relationships.

When you’re writing a job description, remember that it’s a summary of the duties and responsibilities required, not what the person is capable of doing. Each written description includes:

  • job title
  • supervisor’s title
  • job duties and responsibilities
  • work conditions
  • compensation level

To get started, download a job description template. It 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 or long-term
  • formally or informally established
  • paid or volunteer
  • involving laity or clergy
  • taking place on Sunday or during the week
  • on church premises or off-site

As part of the resources developed for Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith, you’ll find: