207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
Job Description – Weekend Sexton

Weekend Sexton – Four (4) to eight (8) hours/weekend
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Wellesley, MA
This position reports to the Church Administrator and is available immediately

The Church:
The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (the “Hills Church”) is a member church of the United Church of Christ. Since it was founded in 1847, the Hills Church has been a vibrant community of faith and action. The church’s substantial membership base includes people of every imaginable religious heritage seeking, in the tradition minded New England area, to create and nurture a sense of community and shared life.

Position Description: Perform various duties throughout church property including, but not limited to, monitoring the performance of all building systems; ensuring that the building is properly secured when not in use; and greeting and assisting all church members and guests using the church on Sunday mornings and for other weekend events, e.g., weddings, memorial services, adult education classes.

Detailed description:

  • On Sunday mornings, unlock the doors; adjust the lights and thermostats in the Sanctuary and common areas; ensure all common areas are clean, tidy, and well supplied with appropriate paper goods; and provide assistance to all members and guests both before and during the Sunday morning worship service and through the end of the coffee hour which follows.
  • Before leaving the building on weekends, ensure all doors are locked and all windows are shut.
  • Set up tables and chairs before and/or take down tables and chairs and clean up following weekend church activities and weekend events held at the church by outside groups.
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment and facilities, as needed.
  • Greet and assist all guests and members using the church on the weekends.
  • Report to the Church Administrator all building and grounds-related concerns expressed by guests and members, e.g., leaks, loose handrails/guardrails, plumbing problems, ventilation equipment failures, elevator or chairlift malfunctions, maintenance issues, inoperative lighting fixtures, HVAC system problems.
  • Inform the Church Administrator immediately in the event of an emergency.
  • Remove snow, ice, leaves, debris from all entries, as needed.

Core Competencies and Qualifications:

  • At least five years of Sexton, custodial or maintenance experience.
  • A general knowledge of the custodial materials, equipment, methods and procedures typically used to maintain the buildings and grounds of a church
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent judgment.

A minimum of four (4) hours each weekend will be guaranteed, and schedule will be flexible based upon emerging needs and events. Easy access and close proximity to the church is preferred so that emergency situations can be quickly managed.

To express your interest in this opportunity, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to cynthia@hillschurch.org.

WHCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

WHCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 Church Accountant


Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
Job Description – Church Accountant
April 2017


Hours: Part time-salaried, flexible schedule, approximately 10 hours/week

Reports to: the Senior Minister

Works closely with: the Stewards Support Board (Finance Committee), the Treasurer, the Church Administrator, and the Director of the church’s Nursery School


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • A minimum of five years of accounting experience – with not-for-profit experience a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Tech-savvy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and financial and accounting software, preferably ACS and Quickbooks
  • Experience with processing, recording, and reconciling electronic transactions
  • Familiarity with electronic security policies and procedures
  • Budgeting, payroll, and benefit program administration experience
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with volunteers and a small staff
  • This position is an integral part of the church team. Incumbent must be supportive of the theology, spirit, ethics and style of this church

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Payroll Supervision
  • Accounts Payable Supervision
  • General Ledger, including preparation of journal entries and Chart of Account maintenance
  • Accounts/Pledges Receivable Supervision and reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts, funds and data base to the General Ledger
  • Recording and tracking of investment activity
  • Preparing and reviewing monthly financial statements and/or management reports for, and with, the Treasurer and Stewards Support Board/Finance Committee
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings
  • Attendance at Stewards Support Board/Finance Committee meetings
  • Updating and maintaining fixed asset schedules
  • Nursery School accounting and financial reporting assistance
  • Internal Controls
  • Contributions/Stewardship Reports and Database Management
  • Respecting and protecting the confidentiality of all member financial data

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter to

WHCC Accountant Search Committee
207 Washington Street,
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

or e-mail accountantsearch2017@hillschurch.org.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

WHCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Church School Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church

207 Washington Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481