Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center @ Mankato posted on Fri, Feb 24

Apply until: 2023-04-23

Office Admin/Bookkeeper  

St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center Parish of Mankato, Minnesota 

Job Description  


When we live as disciples of Jesus within our unique vocations, we can make a powerful impact on our donors and students. By allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us, we can bring hope and light to those we interact with every day, regardless of the task at hand. That's why we encourage every staff member to cultivate a habit of daily prayer and devotion to the sacramental life of the Church (Mass, confession, adoration), so that we can continually be a source of inspiration and guidance for those we serve. 

Job Summary 

The Office Admin/Bookkeeper reports directly to the Pastor. This position has a variety of responsibilities related to the handling of the organizational, operational, and financial tasks of the St. Thomas More Newman Center. The Office Admin/Bookkeeper will work closely with the Ministry and Development departments and act as the liaison between vendors, the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, and the Newman Center. 


  1. Office Management: This includes everything from managing phones and calendars to working with vendors, ordering supplies, taking meeting minutes, and filing appropriate Diocesan Reports. Tracks and handles all contracts and subscriptions. 
  2. Finance: Office Admin/Bookkeeper is responsible for creating yearly budget, overseeing bank accounts, organizing quarterly finance council meetings, and preparing appropriate financial documents (i.e. Payroll, Accounts Payable, Invoices, Tax reports, Bank rec, weekly deposits etc...).  
  3. Human Resources: Handles all hire/termination paperwork for Federal, State, and Diocese and tracks/manages timesheets, and PTO requests. Acts as benefits and Safe Environment coordinator for this parish. 
  4. Liturgical: Manages Mass intention calendar, altar linen cleaning schedule, sacristy inventory, Sacramental register and prepares appropriate certificates for every person receiving Sacraments at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. 


- Must be a practicing Catholic and possess an appreciation for the overall mission of Catholic Campus Ministry 

- A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field or 2+ years in a similar position preferred 

- This position requires both management and supervisory skills 

- A natural motivator who derives joy and energy from inspiring people to take action on ideas, projects, or tasks 

- Pleasant and helpful demeanor; geared towards customer service  

- Appropriate computer skills (with a proficiency in Microsoft Office) 

     - Ideal candidate would have working knowledge of ParishSoft accounting software 

- Strong written and verbal communication skills required 

- Team oriented, with the ability to work independently 

- Highly organized: derives joy from completing tasks efficiently 

- Excellent time management: efficiently prioritizes and multitasks 

- Possesses an elevated level of discretion and confidentiality 

- Knowledge of basic laws that apply to businesses 

- Ideal applicant would be detail and quality oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills 


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Betsy Landsteiner (betsy.landsteiner@mnsu.edu) with subject line “I want to join the team!”

?**Position will remain open until filled**