Office of Mission, Service and Justice Executive Assistant


Function: To provide administrative support to the Director of Mission, Service and Justice Ministries
Employment: Position filled by applications and interview with the Director of Mission, Service and Justice Ministries
Compensation: Hourly, non-exempt. 40 hours a week. Shall be determined annually in accordance with the fiscal year by the Director of Mission, Service and Justice Ministries.

  • Act as a point of contact for Director of Mission, Service & Justice Ministries
  • Manage flow of communication for the MSJ team
  • Research and compile data on various topics, including, church outreach, community partners and various social justice issues
  • Maintain office records, department calendar, and staff calendars
  • Extend hospitality to all guests
  • Make travel arrangements for Director of Mission, Service & Justice Ministries
  • Organize offsite and onsite meetings and events
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality with information
  • Proactive and able to prioritize competing work projects
  • Plan and organize programs covering a range of ministry areas
  • Serve as liaison between MSJ and numerous community partners
  • Provide administrative supports various MSJ areas, as needed
  • Analyze and research social issues
  • Attend community and coalition building meetings, such as, school board meetings
  • Draft content for communication tools, such as newsletters and social media platforms
  • Use weekly planning and tracking tools to report on goals, outcomes and key learnings
  • Compile, maintain and update information, data and databases on volunteer, projects, partnerships, and ministries.
  • Support MSJ events and efforts
  • Support volunteers and staff by providing demographics, data and planning assistance
Qualifications and Necessary Skills:
  • Preferred experienced in a related degree, or job related experience.
  • Some experience in ministry (paid or unpaid) preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically, strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in technology, social media, video conferencing and apps that can further our mission and vision
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment with multiple task and projects at hand
  • Excellent Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Ability to perform duties with a sense of compassion, energy, openness, composure and flexibility.
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with diverse groups
  • Some experience in the field of education is preferred.
  • Desire to support and grow the United Methodist Church, and a basic understanding of UMC polity and governance.
  • This position requires confidentiality, decorum, creativity, flexibility, a diverse skill set and collaboration with internal and external groups. There is a high degree of social interaction required.
  • A desire to serve Jesus Christ, through the Church with a loving, warm, welcoming and helpful nature. Also, a desire for discipleship and servant leadership.
  • Passion for justice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Works well collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Desire and ability to learn and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Commitment to Missouri Annual Conference’s vision and mission: The Missouri Conference will relentlessly lead our churches to become outwardly focused and spiritually centered Christ followers.
  • 40 hours per week. The office is located in Columbia, MO and is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Some weekend responsibilities are required. Comp time or overtime may be a part of compensation for work over 40 hours.
  • Some travel involved.
  • This position is subject to a six-month evaluation and assessment regarding qualifications, readiness and enthusiasm for the position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Contact: Tina Harris

Address: Columbia MO 65202

Phone: 573-441-1770