Administrative Secretary, Friends Meeting of Washington

Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) announces a new Half-time Administrative Secretary position for its Washington, D.C. office, beginning mid to late September 2018. This position is responsible for: providing assistance and office support for the Meeting’s committees, assisting the activities of weekly Meeting for Worship and monthly Meeting for Business, supporting the Meeting’s communications and publications, and providing assistance to visitors and the wider community regarding FMW and Quakerism. In these capacities, the Administrative Secretary will work closely with a new Event Manager position to arrange for the use of FMW buildings and facilities and manage the Meeting’s office.

The Administrative Secretary reports to, and is supported by, FMW’s Personnel Committee which, in part, serves to supervise her/his work on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the Meeting’s Committee of Clerks.

Applicants for this position should have demonstrated experience and competence in office practices and management procedures and possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills. She/he should also understand Quaker practice and procedure, the manner of conducting business, and FMW’s relationships to the wide range of Friends’ organizations.

The salary will start as a half-time position. Based on a 20 hour work week, the initial salary will range from $20,000 to $22,500 per year, based on applicant experience. The position also will include salary supplements to offset the cost of health and dental insurance premiums, matching contributions to a retirement plan, Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Worker Compensation contributions, and nine paid holidays per year.

A full job description is posted on the FMW website:

Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information for three references to: Bill Strein, Clerk of the Personnel Committee. Applications materials should be sent via e-mail attachment to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for assured consideration for the position, applications should be received by August 1, 2018.

Persons of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.