Located on Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, Fourth Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, serving community, nurturing each individual’s spiritual pilgrimage. The site also hosts Chicago Lights, a 501(c)3 non-profit serving people facing poverty in the Near North and other neighborhoods throughout Chicago.
The Receptionist duties primarily consist of managing the main reception desk of Fourth Presbyterian Church and acting as a central information focal point. The Receptionist is often the first point of contact with the public and, therefore, he/she is responsible for cultivating relations and conducting all duties in the spirit of the church's continuing mission.
Will include, but are not limited to:
Welcome and greet all guests of the church with spirit and enthusiasm.
Operate switchboard to relay incoming, outgoing and interoffice calls.
Supplying general information regarding programs, services and other church related matters to callers and guests.
Communicating department needs with operations staff.
Assist mailroom coordination in logging and distribution of packages.
Check in guests who have appointments or require emergency services with the social services center.
Be familiar with daily events happening on the campus each day.
Maintain a tidy and pleasant looking reception area.
Assist in sales of tickets for certain special events at the church.
Assist security in maintaining a safe environment by reporting any suspicious activities or persons.
Sign out temporary keys/FOB to staff and volunteers.
Sign out and maintain AV equipment supply for staff and volunteers.
Assist with mailings and weekly bulletins.
Other duties as assigned or as needed.
Outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and a Windows operating environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to successfully relate to diverse individuals
Ability to prioritize tasks.
An exceptional attendance record including timeliness in reporting to work.
Good problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply knowledge in new situations and exercise good judgment, especially during peak times.
Willingness to work with the underserved and impoverished.
Comfort and willingness to work in a multi-cultural and faith-based environment.
Schedule availability: Able to work weekdays (7:30 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 - 9:00 PM) and weekends (7:30 AM - 1:00 PM or 1:00 - 6:30 PM); Sunday availability is a must; some holidays. This position is part-time approx. 15-20 hours per week.
Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time position and no further benefits are available.
About Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice. Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.