207 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

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Music Coordinator for Children and Youth | Church Accountant

Wellesley Hills Congregational Church*
Music Coordinator for Children and Youth


The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is seeking a Music Coordinator for Children and Youth. This person will report to the Director of Music and work closely with the Associate Minister for Youth and Families and the Music Ministry Team. This position will be a weekly commitment (part-time, approximately ten hours per week), including Sunday mornings, from mid-August to mid-June on an annual basis.

Job Description:

  • Promote the love of God through the celebration of music among the Children (grades K-6) and Youth (grades 7-12) of Hills Church
  • Foster a love and appreciation of music among the Children and Youth of the Hills Church
  • Work with the Music as well as Children’s and Youth Ministry Teams to analyze the current state of Children/Youth Music in the church; create and present a plan for coordinating and improving our offerings
  • Maintain relationships with parents, the Bell Choir, the Church School and other constituents
  • Children’s Music Ministry (grades K-6)
    • Select pieces appropriate for the Children’s Choir, in coordination with the Director of Music
    • Hold rehearsals Sunday mornings and as needed for the choir to participate in worship at least once a quarter
    • Lead music for Children’s Worship every Sunday during Church School, working alongside the Coordinator for Children’s Ministry
  • Youth Music Ministry (grades 7-12)
  • Initiate steps to build and sustain a Youth Music Program, as interest allows
  • Lead music for Youth Worship twice per month

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent keyboard skills, guitar skills welcome
  • Demonstrated skill in working with children’s voices
    • Preference for familiarity with Kodaly method and comfortable teaching solfege with Curwen hand signs
    • Knowledge of children’s choir repertoire for ages 5-11
  • Self-driven and able to work well independently
  • Present to direct children and/or youth for the following special events:
    • Christmas concert the Saturday before Christmas, and/or Christmas Eve
    • Palm Sunday service or 9am Easter service
    • Grace Knight Babson Choral Program held on 3rd weekend in May
  • Clean CORI (criminal background) check and able to adhere to Safe Church standards

Located at 207 Washington Street in Wellesley, the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is one of the largest United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts. In a suburb of Boston, the Hills Church draws from many of the surrounding communities. The church is diverse in theology, opinion, and socio-economic backgrounds. Family ministries have a long history of support and vitality. The well-established Children’s Choir has grown tremendously in its skills and engagement with children’s sacred music in the last two years.

*Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment with regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, handicap or veteran’s status. WHCC will not tolerate discrimination against any employee.

Applicants should submit a resume with a statement of interest to Myralee Wilson at musicsearchcommittee@hillschurch.org.

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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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church

207 Washington Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481