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Job Posting: Executive Assistant

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Reports to: Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Salary Range: Up to $70,000/year

Travel Required: Travel Required

Position Type: Administrative Full-Time


The Executive Assistant is responsible for assisting the Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod in all aspects of their ministry. The position provides administrative support to the Bishop, oversees daily office functions for the office of the Bishop and additional tasks as assigned by the Bishop. The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (SPSELCA) is comprised of approximately 180 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations and mission congregations located in northern California and northern Nevada. The Synod is supported by an elected Bishop and synod staff.


  • Meets regularly with the Bishop to discuss goals and priorities.

  • Oversees Synodical outreach and support of congregations and professional leaders in the event of an emergency or disaster.

  • Oversees the Bishop’s public and private calendars.

  • Gather information for preaching and speaking engagements and create an information packet.

  • Oversee daily office functions, including supervision of any volunteers at the office of the Bishop.

  • Provides logistical support for the Synod Council.

  • Provides support for in-person Synodical events, including but not limited to: Synod assembly, First Call Theological Education, Professional Leaders Conference and Chrism Mass.

  • Other responsibilities as directed by the Bishop.