Position title
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


St. Philip Catholic Church, located in historic downtown Franklin, TN, about 20 miles south of Nashville, is a well-established parish of over 2,000 families with a talented and energetic staff serving the mission of the Church. We are seeking candidates for this position whose primary duties are to assist the work of the parish priests and facilitate the work of the Parish Staff. This includes serving as the primary church receptionist, greeting, and welcoming parishioners and all visitors, answering, and returning phone calls, handling phone queries, and transferring calls to appropriate staff members. This position additionally schedules meetings and processes email and general correspondence. This position is full-time and reports to the Director of Administration.


  • Experience working in an office environment.
  • Effectively communicate professionally, verbally, and in writing in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working in a Catholic parish as an employee or in ministry leadership is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a multicultural setting is preferred.

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Roman Catholic in good standing and a willingness to become an active registered member of Saint Philip Church
  • Knowledge of Catholic hierarchy, protocol, traditions, teachings, and values.
  • Appropriate self-knowledge and ability to share the Catholic faith.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Church.
  • Work comfortably within the parish structures, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong work ethic. Present and conducts self in a professional manner.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and utmost discretion in all matters.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks. Adept at scheduling, and multi-tasking.
  • Anticipate needs of the Pastor and Associate Pastor(s) and Director of Administration.
  • Respect for cultural and ethnic diversity of the parish.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with clergy, religious, and laity.
  • Superior communication skills, oral and written, applied in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Adaptable, agile, and proper disposition to serve those who seek assistance.
  • Work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, ministry leaders, and parishioners.
  • Maintain front office/reception area presentable and organized.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams.

We offer a competitive salary based upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package. All candidates must satisfactorily complete a criminal background screen and comply with Diocesan Safe Environment policies.

Job Location
Franklin, TN
Date posted
August 31, 2023

To apply:

Please email:
(1) a cover letter of introduction
(2) a complete and professional resume, and;
(3) contact information for three references to employment@stphilipfranklin.com.

No phone calls please.

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