Adult Education Administrative Assistant

Fourth Presbyterian Church | Chicago, IL
Date posted: July 19, 2021
Adult Education Administrative Assistant
Contact Name: Allison Santos
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 312.573.3363
Deadline: August 6, 2021

Mission Statement

We are a light in the city reflecting the inclusive love of God. Comforted and challenged by the Gospel of Christ, we strive to be a welcoming, serving community. At the intersection of faith and life, we share God’s grace through worship, preaching, education, and ministries of healing, reconciliation, and justice. We affirm the worth of all and nurture each individual’s spiritual pilgrimage. Inspired by our heritage, we confront our future with hope and confidence in God’s purpose.

Supplemental Information on History and Mission Legacy

Founded in 1871, Fourth Presbyterian Church moved to Michigan Avenue in 1914 and has become a destination for families and young adults. Today Fourth Church is a large congregation with four Sunday worship services and a full-time and part-time staff of 165. On average annually, we baptize 65 infants, confirm 25 8th-graders and welcome 150 new members. Congregational Life. Our recently updated records show a congregation of over 5,400 members.

Programs include Sunday School, adult education, fellowship groups, and a Center for Life and Learning serving older adults. The annual budget of the church and its programs is approximately $8.2 million.

Outreach and Mission

Chicago Lights, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit mission arm, is a vital part of our operation. It manages many Fourth Church outreach services, including a tutoring program founded in 1964. See Fourth Church also organizes and funds local, national and international mission outreach each year.

Job Description

This 10 hour a week position, the Adult Education Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the operational success and logistical support of Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Adult Education Program. This position will provide weekly support for the church’s Adult Education Program, including on-site program responsibilities and administrative leadership. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Senior Associate Pastor for Adult Education and Leadership Development providing logistical and program support for Adult Education.

Primary Responsibilities for Adult Education Support

  • Plan and coordinate the logistics of the Adult Education Council and the Michigan Avenue Forum (an annual lectureship) Committee meetings as well as all on-site adult education programs, both online and in person.
  • Prepare agendas and minutes for the meetings.
  • Prepare invitations to speakers on behalf of the leadership, including course descriptions and biographies for advertising as well as coordinating with the speaker(s) for payment, permissions, supplies, and technology.
  • Coordinate the advertisement, logistics, technology, and communication for all programs, including reserving and confirming space; event registration.
  • Support for the Sunday morning Academy of Faith and Life program, coordinating all technical aspects of events with the facilities and technology team, including attending all programs and events to ensure a smooth execution of the program.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong organizational, logistical, and administrative skills in executing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Ability to take initiative and carry project to conclusion.
  • Proven ability and experience in non-profit programming
  • Commitment to equity and social justice and proven ability to thrive in a diverse, equitable, just, and inclusive environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Strong work ethic, solid judgment, and apparent leadership skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Fourth Presbyterian Church’s mission and strategic direction

Time Commitment

This is a 10 hour per week position.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letters and resumes to [email protected]

No phone calls, please.


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