Parish Secretary - St Dominic's Parish


The Parish of St Dominic’s is a vibrant growing community in the western region of the Melbourne Archdiocese.

The successful applicant must be well motivated to work for the Church and ideally possess a strong commitment to its practices and values. He/she must be able to recognise and respect the pastoral aspect of the Parish and this position, and an understanding of liturgy/sacraments would be highly advantageous.

This permanent part-time position is based at the Parish Office in Melton. The role is 30 hours per week with potential to be full time. The successful applicant will work with the Parish Priest and volunteers. Terms and conditions are governed by the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Key Requirements

  • Strong PC skills, in particular Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Be familiar with the Archdiocese operating system, Parish on Line (PACS) would be an advantage, however, training can be provided.
  • Initiative and a capacity to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Maintain records in a tidy and readily accessible manner
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all records
  • Experience in providing a range of secretarial and office management services
  • Ability to work to timeframes with attention to detail and priorities
  • Good communication skills with ability to relate to a variety of people

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide secretarial and office support services to the Parish Priest and the Parish community.
  • Maintain all Parish Registries for Baptism, Marriage and deaths and respond to enquiries on these matters and refer families to the appropriate Parish team member.
  • Prepare the weekly bulletin for distribution each weekend (which includes Liturgical responses and rosters).
  • Assist with the parish website updates.
  • Maintain orderly files and archives as appropriate
  • Attain a general understanding of duties of other staff members or volunteers to support him/her during annual leave or sickness.
  • Assist when required the Parish Finance Officer in the maintenance of the Stewardship Program and other programs Assist with the training of new employees and volunteers in the office.

Other Relevant Requirements

  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check (new Check required)
  • Valid Driver License

Additional Information

Applications are to be sent to . Please submit a cover letter along with a current resume. For further information, contact Suzette Diaz, HR Partner on (03) 9926 2424. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best.

The Archdiocese is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.

Application closing date: 30 March, 2023 Contact person Mia Hudson Apply Now