Employment

 

Founded in 1869, historic Fountain Street Church has proudly served the West Michigan community for 150 years. Throughout its history, FSC has been a beacon for liberal religion and a haven for discussion and action, regardless of controversy. The church has hosted hundreds of speakers from Susan B. Anthony to Malcom X and musicians like Frank Zappa, Ella Fitzgerald, and U2.

  • Our vision: We strive to be a vibrant church community that challenges individuals to craft their own spiritual journeys, and to engage in creative and responsible action in the world.

  • Our mission: We challenge every individual and our larger community to cultural, intellectual and spiritual growth, honoring the creative tension between tradition and change, intellect and spirit, individual and community, science and faith, as the crucible for testing and refining beliefs.

If you believe Fountain Street Church would be a good professional fit for you, please browse the available positions below and consider applying.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Reports to:     General Manager of Operations                                                   Effective:  3/1/2022

Leadership:     None

Status:     Full-time     FLSA: Non- Exempt

Reports:     Office Volunteers

Hours:     Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (overtime if approved in advance).

Salary Range:    $15-$20/hour

 

Job Summary

To create/maintain/facilitate a friendly open office environment for congregants, visitors and staff.

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Answering/transferring all incoming phone calls, check general voicemail/email daily

  • Greeting all visitors, showing the space as requested

  • Open, date-stamp and distribute incoming mail

  • Entering Accounts Payable, being payroll back-up

  • Assist congregants and staff with the Memorial processes

  • Prepare all mail, send out weekly/quarterly communications via email and USPS

  • Prepare special mailings (in conjunction with volunteers)

  • Prepare the weekly bulletin

  • Maintain office equipment and their supplies

  • Compilation of Annual Reports in conjunction with others

  • Maintain congregational and staff name badges

  • Update website when necessary

  • Facilitate office volunteer tasks and schedules

  • Maintain yearly Memorial flower donations

  • Maintain the front lobby of the church, keeping it clutter-free

  • Maintain office supply inventory

  • Update database as requested

  • Events scheduling/coordination

  • Any other duties as assigned

 

Core Competencies

  • Please see your employee handbook for all core competencies.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite or related software.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment at a level generally acquired through one or more years of related experience

  • Associates degree (or equivalent); Bachelor’s in related field preferred, with 3 to 5 years of experience in related role.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work within the physical confines of the office workstation and to sit for extended periods of time

  • Able to speak and hear using office telephone system

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.

  • Able to move freely in and out of office and church settings

  • Business casual attire

 

Email inquiries to mhoezee@fountainstreet.org

 

Event Custodian

Limited Part-Time, Nights & Weekends

Essential functions:

  • Breaking down tables/chairs

  • Sweeping/mopping

  • Stocking/cleaning restrooms

  • General cleaning of event spaces

  • Setup for next day, if applicable

 

Physical requirements:

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds independently

 

Rate of pay: $75 for first two hours (guaranteed) and $10/hr thereafter

 

Email inquiries to mhoezee@fountainstreet.org

 

Nursery/Child Caregiver

Limited Part-Time, Sunday Mornings

 

Essential functions:

  • Interacting with parents as children are dropped off

    • The nursery caregiver will be in charge of the front door, greeting parents, children and volunteers

    • Signing children in and out at drop-off/pick-up times, along with assigning corresponding numbers to both children and adults and name tags

 

  • Interaction with children while parents are in the service

    • Entertaining the children in a low-key atmosphere

    • Making sure all kids interact in a positive way with each other

    • Reading stories in a small circle

    • Changing diapers as needed

 

Required qualifications:

  • Infant First Aid and CPR Certification

  • Experience with children

  • COVID vaccination

 

Physical requirements:

  • Able to move freely in and out of office and church settings

  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds periodically

  • Business casual attire

 

Rate of pay: $15/hour

Email inquiries to mhoezee@fountainstreet.org