Job Opening

The Commission’s Board of Directors is looking for an Administrative Assistant to the Board.  Pay is competitive based on candidate’s experience. Click here to download the AAB Job Application.  Please send the application with your resume to  For futher information, call Mary Langworthy at 505.500.8065 or fill out the form below the Job Description.

Click here to download latest (4.14.2017) Job Description.


(Non-Exempt, Part-Time)


The Administrative Assistant to the Board (AAB) will perform administrative duties for the Board of Directors, including communicating with members, taking and distributing minutes, bookkeeping, banking, record-keeping, and coordinating Reviews. The AAB will support through tone and work the Board’s efforts to perform its duties with grace, transparency, simplicity, and unity.


This job description lists the essential functions, but does not necessarily describe all the duties. The AAB may be asked by the Board of Directors to perform other duties as assigned.

Administrative (under the supervision of the Board President)

  • Maintain a member organization and contact list.
  • Update the Christian Science Publishing Society with member organization information as needed.
  • Maintain a contact list for committees.
  • Maintain a list of nominating organizations.
  • Coordinate elections and referendums as directed by the Board.
  • Keep minutes of Board meetings and member meetings.
  • Distribute Board agendas and minutes to member organizations per Board policy.
  • Receive and send correspondence.
  • Answer Commission phone and direct callers to the appropriate individual.
  • Provide information on standards, what The Commission does, and location of Christian Science nursing organizations to outside entities or individuals.
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned.

Website, Reviews and Records (under the supervision of the Clerk and/or Board technical contact)

  • Coordinate Reviews process.
  • Assure website information is current and accurate; coordinate placement of information at the website.
  • Maintain official Commission records, including standards.

Bookkeeping and Banking (under the supervision of the Treasurer)

  • Collect and deposit dues and other receipts.
  • Perform bookkeeping tasks using QuickBooks Online, including inputting deposits, credit card receipts, and bills for Treasurer to pay.
  • Assist Treasurer in budget preparation.


  • Interpreting (as opposed to explaining) accreditation standards
  • Serving as an expert or research specialist into laws and regulations that might affect accreditation
  • Serving as spokesperson for Christian Science nursing or Christian Science nursing organizations
  • Developing policies
  • Educating new EDs, DCSNs or Trustees
  • Participating in reviews
  • Training reviewers
  • Serving as a point of contact for The Mother Church, Federal Office, or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Testifying as an authority in potential legal cases
  • Handling complaint resolution


  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook (or other email program)
  • Ability to write clearly, gracefully and professionally
  • Accurate reporting of meeting minutes
  • Verbal communication talent, including a pleasant phone demeanor
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Keen interest in assisting others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Membership in The Mother Church and Christian Science branch church or society; class instruction from an authorized Christian Science teacher is preferred but not required


  • Normally the AAB would work from home.
  • The AAB’s home address serves as the physical office address for The Commission. (The Commission maintains a post office box for routine correspondence.)
  • On occasion, job may entail some travel.
  • This is not a contract for employment
  • Either the AAB or The Commission may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.
  • The Commission has the right to revise these duties at any time.

If you would like to apply for this position, send your application with your resume to  For further information, call Mary Langworthy at 505.500.8065 or fill out the form below.

Supporting the healing practice of Christian Science Nursing

Our purpose is to establish, improve, promote, and maintain standards for the operation of Christian Science nursing organizations/facilities providing Christian Science nursing services. 

The Commission was developed to provide an accrediting process to member Christian Science nursing organizations that support Christian Science healing and promote excellence in meeting the requirements of the Church Manual By-law, “Christian Science Nurse.”

Commission members are committed to periodic external assessments conducted by qualified, experienced peers which follow defined standards and methods of review.

The foundation of The Commission accreditation process is high standards adopted unanimously by the founding organizations. These standards are the basis for the organizational self-assessment and evaluation conducted by Review Teams that visit each organization seeking accreditation.

Accredited Christian Science Nursing Facilities, Visiting Christian Science Nurse Services, and many Christian Science nurses advertise in The Christian Science Journal, a monthly publication of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Please visit for a complete listing of each advertiser.