Local Job opportunities in United Methodist Churches in Northern VA

Job postings will remain online for up to 3 months. Please send job postings to NoVaDistricts@vaumc.org for consideration.



Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, seeks a temporary  Full-time Projects Manager, Institute for Community Engagement.

The Projects Manager (PM) of Wesley Downtown works from Wesley’s downtown presence in the Mount Vernon Square community of Washington, D.C. at Wesley’s Institute for Community Engagement. The PM supports the programs, operations, development, visioning, communications, marketing, financial processing/budget management, and data management of the Institute’s activities. Full Description.   (Posted 11/1/17)



P/T Office Manager: Franconia United Methodist Church, Alexandria District, is seeking an Officer Manager. Part-time position (28 hours/week, Monday-Thursday). MS Office and Mac-computer proficiency preferred. Full job description available at www.franconiaumc.org/ofcmanager. Send resumes to SPPRCatFUMC@gmail.com  by Nov. 30th. (Posted 11/20)

Preschool Director: Old Bridge United Methodist Church, located in Woodbridge, VA is seeking a director for our preschool. This is a salaried position. For more information, please send inquiries to executivedirector@ oldbridgechurch.org (Posted 11/11)

P/T Director of Children and Youth Ministries: First Vietnamese-American United Methodist Church in Arlington is seeking an innovative, experienced and collaborative individual to serve as a part-time (20 hrs. per week) Director for its Children and Youth Ministries. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic Christian with a passion for working with children and families and a strong ability to recruit, direct, and delegate to a group of volunteers. This person will have the organizational and communication skills, education and experience required to work successfully with church leadership, church staff, church members and the community. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 11/8)

P/T Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry: Sterling UMC, a mid-sized church 35 miles west of the Washington, DC area, is seeking a part-time (25 hours a week) Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and leading all aspects of the youth ministry program for those in 6th through 12th grade and connecting with post high school and 20 plus young adults. The principle function is to help make, grow and nurture young Disciples of Christ by a comprehensive approach to discipleship, mission, relationship building, and outreach while serving as a spiritual leader, mentor and role model. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at  vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 10/26)

P/T Coordinator of Communications: St. Stephen’s UMC, Burke, VA, has an opening for a Coordinator of Communications (25 hours per week) to provide a consistent and inviting message of the Church’s mission and message, outreach and ministry (both digitally and print-based, internally for the church and externally for the community). An ideal candidate should be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in website design and maintenance and a strong theological foundation. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at  vaumc.org/jobs.   (Posted 10/23)

P/T Director of Children’s Ministries: St Paul UMC in Woodbridge, VA is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries  who will develop and oversee the Christian Education Program for Children, which includes the weekly Sunday School and Children’s Church programs for children, and other special programming such as Vacation Bible School and Seasonal Events (Easter Egg Hunt, help with Christmas pageants, etc). The Children’s Ministry Director shall seek to foster a strong education program through building relationships with teachers, students, parents and church leaders that strengthen the students’ commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. Here is a full job description. Contact: Dave Turner, SPPRC chair, turnerdt26.dt@gmail.com (Posted 10/23)

P/T Director of Choral Music: Graham Road United Methodist Church, Falls Church VA2, is seeking a Director of Choral Music (Organist/Choir Director). This is a part time position (based on 20 hours per week). The primary responsibility of the position is to coordinate with the music ministry and pastoral staff of the church to ensure the best possible worship service. The basics of the position involve managing and leading choral and hymn music for all traditional worship services. Expertise on the piano is required; experience on the organ, while not a prerequisite, is preferred. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at  vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 10/23)

F/T Food Pantry Coordinator: St Thomas UMC, Manassas, is looking for a full-time, 30-35 hrs per week, Tuesday – Saturday, Food Pantry Coordinator. Applicants must be outgoing, problem solving, good communication, and have strong interpersonal skills. Have basic knowledge of word and excel programs; high school graduate or GED required. Grocery store experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to react to change productively and handle other essential task as assigned; lift between 30-45lbs, be able to stand for long periods of time and stoop. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at  vaumc.org/jobs . (Posted 10/23)

P/T Accompanist: Bethel UMC and its choir is looking for an accompanist approx. 2-3 hours a week: Thursday evenings for choir practice and one church service on Sunday. We will consider a skilled student who is interested church music and gaining experience in this field. For more information, please contact us at (540) 347-4874.

P/T Director of Christian Education: Vale UMC is an active, mission-driven church in Northern Virginia. We are seeking a part-time (approximately 10 hours/wk) Director of Christian Education to provide guidance and oversight for Christian formation in the congregation, with emphasis on Children and Youth activities. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 10/17)

P/T Communications Specialist: Burke United Methodist Church is currently looking for a Communications Specialist to create and maintain a consistent and appealing image of the church across all media.  The position is part time, 10 hours per week, some of which may be worked off site.  Click here for a detailed Job Description.  To be considered, please send a resume and letter of interest to Susie Street at susiestreet@burkeumc.org.  (Posted 9/7/17)

F/T Director of Christian Education for Children: Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA is a community of faith focused on loving God, loving our neighbors and serving the world. A Director of Christian Education for Children is needed to lead our active children’s ministry. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic Christian with a passion for helping children and their families grow in faith together and will have the skills necessary to recruit, train, and lead a corps of volunteers for Sunday morning ministries as well as other children activities and special events. This person will have the skills, education, and experience required to collaborate successfully with church leadership, church staff, and church members. This individual will be able to develop, implement, and oversee creative programs for children and families in support of the ministry of AUMC. This is a full time position that includes Sunday morning responsibilities. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Christian Education or a related field, with a minimum of two years experience in Children’s Ministry; Commitment to the church’s total ministry and mission; Proven organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Basic computer skills (Word and Excel); Knowledge of Godly Play also preferred. A detailed job description can be found at www.annandale-umc.org. Please submit resume with cover letter via email to Garry Bell at office@annandale-umc.org or by mail to AUMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. (Posted 7/31/17)

P/T Bell Choir Director: Sterling United Methodist Church in Sterling, VA is seeking a part-time Bell Choir Director. The director would be responsible for two bell choirs, one adult choir and one children’s choir, through weekly rehearsals and monthly performances. In addition, they would work closely with the Director of Music Ministries to coordinate bell choir participation in special services such as Christmas and Easter. Click here to see a full job description (pdf). Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to jobs@sterlingumc.org. (Posted on 7/19/17)

P/T Director of Youth Ministries: Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, a growing mid‐sized neighborhood church in Springfield, Virginia, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Youth Ministries. This position reports to the Pastor and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading all aspects of the youth ministry program for our 6 th through 12 th graders. The principal function is to help make and grow young disciples of Christ by a comprehensive approach to discipleship, mission, relationship building, and outreach while serving as a spiritual leader, mentor, and role model. The Director of Youth Ministries encourages youth in developing their relationship with Christ, provides them with opportunities for spiritual nurture and growth, and challenges them to respond to God’s call to serve in their church, community, and the world. Experience in leading small groups, mission trips, skills in communication and administration, and the ability to work well with youth, staff, and parents are essential. This is a part-time staff position averaging 20 hours a week; salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Click here for a detailed position description. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Dave Nefzger, Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair, at sumcsprc2@gmail.com,with a copy to admin@sydenstrickerumc.org. or mail it to Sydenstricker UMC, 8508 Hooes Rd., Springfield, VA 22153. Please include your mailing address, day and evening telephone numbers, and an email address. (Posted 7/18/17)