Receptionist -- Catholic Charities of St. Louis

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ST. LOUIS, a federation of eight agencies, has been helping people in need since 1912. In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our mission is to serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; work to improve social conditions for all people in the community; and call members of the Church and community to do the same. On an annual basis, the Catholic Charities Federation assists over 136,000 people, through 100 programs at 50 sites, in 11 counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The Receptionist is full-time and is the "face", and thus, first impression, of Catholic Charities to visitors who enter the Central Office. The ideal candidate has a friendly and professional demeanor, while also being very perceptive and cool under pressure. This person embodies our mission to serve. This person provides administrative support to the Central Office, specifically the Advocacy and Community Engagement Department, and St. Francis Community Services, af ederated agency; maintains a professional office environment; and works with other departments as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handles the central telephone system calls. Answers questions or forwards calls to others as appropriate.
  • Greets guests with a cheerful, positive demeanor. Direct visitors to the appropriate person or office. Provide general support to visitors.
  • Ensures reception area is tidy and presentable with all necessary materials and supplies. Order supplies as needed.
  • Responds to inquiries from employees, visitors, and others and refers, as necessary, to the appropriate person or agency.
  • Perform administrative duties such as planning meetings and taking minutes, organizing and scheduling appointments, preparing & assisting in preparation of reports, developing and maintaining a filing system, maintaining contact lists, booking travel arrangements, and other functions as required.
  • Liaise with executive and administrative assistants and other colleagues to handle requests and queries, and assist with events.


  • Proven work experience as a receptionist, administrative assistant or similar role.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, minimum one year experience supporting an office.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with office team and others outside the office.
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities to coordinate a high volume of diverse assignments, effectively handle competing priorities, and maintain attention to detail.
  • Passion for Mission to serve.

To Apply, send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Les Lexow, Senior Director Human Resources at