Local Job opportunities in United Methodist Churches in Northern VA

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Vale United Methodist Church, Oakton, Va., is a vibrant congregation looking for a leader who possesses a calling to work with youth combined with a love for God to direct a growing youth ministry at Vale. We seek a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (15 hrs. per week) who will engage, inspire and motivate the Junior and Senior High youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their personal faith and evolution into responsible and caring young adults. This job would also include coordinating our youth-oriented “Parallel”Sunday morning worship service. More Details. (Posted 9/12/17)

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)

P/T Accompanist/Organist: Warrenton United Methodist Church in Warrenton is a large church strategically located in the heart of Warrenton, VA.  We are searching for a part time Accompanist/Organist.  The position will perform as accompanist/organist/pianist at traditional Sunday worship services and special worship programs. The full job description and required application form are posted at our website:  warrentonumc.org.  Click on the “Join Our Team” link.  Please download the application form and send toSPRC@warrentonumc.org.  Warrenton United Methodist Church is located at 341 Church Street, Warrenton, VA. (Posted on 8/21/17)

F/T Student Ministries Director: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Student Ministries Director. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Student Ministries Program Director providing ministry to middle school and high school students. Student Ministries, the activities involved with the program, and the student small groups that are formed are seen as vital parts of the Floris UMC “DNA.” The Floris UMC Student Ministry serves to bring students into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and the Student Ministries Program Director is responsible for executing the Director of Grow Ministries’ and the Senior Pastor’s strategic vision of the church by coordinating activities that deliver a consistent, spiritual learning experience for students to stay connected to Floris UMC and to grow in their relationship with God. The Program Director ensures that Student Ministries is fully integrated across all ministries and that the program supports the focus areas of the church (Worship, Faith Growth, and Service). Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, email employment@florisumc.org or contact Karen Heier at kheier@florisumc.org (Posted on 8/21/17)

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)

F/T Student Ministries Director: Position Description 
This employment search is being managed by our search partner, The Shepherd’s Staff. Learn more about application instructions.  For further information, please contact Karen Heier. (Posted on 7/17/17)


P/T or F/T Director of Children’s Ministry: Herndon United Methodist Church in Herndon is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry who will be a creative, energetic and spiritually-grounded leader who will work directly with parents, staff, and volunteers to create a welcoming and loving faith environment where infant through sixth-grade children and their families experience God’s love and grow together in their faith in Jesus Christ. Click here for a detailed description.  All inquiries can be directed to SPRC@herndonumc.org.

P/T Administrative Assistant: Administrative Assistant needed at Fairfax United Methodist Church in Fairfax, Virginia.  The person in this position manages a large church database and church records, resource calendar, various administrative support roles, prepares large mailings and serves as the primary point of contact for social media updates.  The ideal candidate should be experienced with Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of computers and office equipment.  Specialized church software is the Shelby Software System for which training is provided.  This part-time position (26 hours/week) is Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm and offers a friendly working environment with a 3-day weekend every week!  Resumes may be submitted to Libby Barricks at lbarricks@fairfaxumc.org (Posted on 6/20/17)

P/T Elementary & Tweens Ministries Pastor: Chesterbrook UMC (McLean, VA) is searching for a pastor to lead the Elementary (K-3rd grade) and Tweens (4th-6th grade) ministries. Please click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If you are interested, please send resume with cover letter to: Wilson Kim, Chairman of Staff-Parish Relations Committee – wilsonjkim@yahoo.com (Posted on 6/20/17)

P/T Nursery & Pre-K Ministries Director or Pastor: Chesterbrook UMC (McLean, VA) is searching for a pastor to lead the Nursery (infant to 2 years old) and Pre-K (2 years old to 5 years old) ministries. Please click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If you are interested, please send resume with cover letter to: Wilson Kim, Chairman of Staff-Parish Relations Committee – wilsonjkim@yahoo.com (Posted on 6/20/17)

P/T Lead & Assistant Teacher: St. Matthew’s Weekday School in Annandale, VA is looking for a dynamic lead and assistant teacher for our 4-year old classes. The ideal teacher would have a degree and experience working with children in an educational setting. However, we will consider an exceptionally warm and compassionate candidate with lots of experience with children. You must have a love for children, work well with others and a zest for teaching. St. Matthew’s WDS follows the Fairfax County School schedule. We are a half day school, approximately 20 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday. If you feel as though this job opportunity is calling you please send a cover letter and resume to gvivian@stmatthewswds.com. (Posted 6/20/17)

P/T Worship and Music Arts Director: Christ Crossman United Methodist Church in Falls Church, VA is hiring a part time Worship and Music Director. The Worship and Music Director should have a passion for worshiping God and helping others worship through music.
We are looking for a faithful, energetic leader of Sunday worship celebrations that focus on God, help people of all ages grow in their understanding of the Gospel, and become better equipped for daily living as faithful disciples. The Worship and Music Director should have a passion for worshiping God and helping others worship through music.
The Worship and Music Director develops and leads the worship music ministry with the pastor, must have solid music skills, and ideally has the ability to direct, produce, and arrange as needed.
We have a blended worship style that includes a praise band and a small choir. While familiar with piano accompaniment, we are open to primary accompaniment by other instruments such as guitar.
The full job description is on our website at christcrossman.org/category/job-volunteer. (Posted 6/12/17)

P/T Assistant Director for Weekday School: St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale, VA is seeking applicants for the Assistant Director of the weekday preschool. We’re seeking someone with experience in children’s education and administration to work with the Weekday School Director to plan and implement curriculum as well as manage the preschool’s finances. St. Matthew’s Weekday School is an outreach of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church.  The Weekday School provides a part-day educational program that cultivates school preparedness, social and emotional intelligence, and Christian faith enrichment for children between the ages of two and five.  The Weekday School believes that children of all backgrounds and faith are precious to God, and as such all children deserve a safe environment in which to learn and grow. Please send cover letters and resumes to Terry Moran, Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee, St. Matthew’s UMC at Terry.J.Moran@gmail.com. More information: stmatthewsumc.org/serve/employment-opportunities (Posted 6/8/17)

P/T Youth Director: Wesley United Methodist Church, Arlington District, a family-like, vibrant congregation with approximately 130 in worship attendance in Vienna, VA, is currently seeking a part-time Youth Director. The major responsibilities of this position are: To propose, plan, and create new events and activities for youth, improve existing ones, to build bridges to the community and wider church, and to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implanting a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 6/8/17)

F/T Office Manager: Dulin Church, a mid-size United Methodist congregation located in the city of Falls Church, has an opening for a full time Office Manager effective July 1, 2017. The Office Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the church office, works independently, and needs to be a self-starter and effective time manager. The Office Manager is under the supervision of the Pastor and supports the Dulin Staff Team. This position has a broad array of responsibilities including clerical, financial, reports, and publishing. 70% is Office Manager, 15% is paying bills and keeping accounts, and 15% is maintaining and updating the website. This position includes full benefits: vacation, holidays, sick leave, continuing education, health insurance, and pension. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at vaumc.org/jobs.  (Posted 6/7/17)

P/T Children’s Music Ministry Coordinator: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Burke, VA, has an opening for a Children’s Music Ministry Coordinator (10 hours per week, 15 hours per week during selected weeks in the summer) to provide excellence in the various music and arts aspects of our Children and Family’s Ministry (children birth – 6 th grades and their families).  Ideal candidate should be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in children’s or youth music and/or arts ministry, with a special focus as a bridgebuilder in relationships with the children themselves and the music and arts programs available to them.  The candidate should be a highly skilled and motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills, and a strong Christian faith. The individual will work very closely with the Associate Pastor for Children and First Impressions, the Director, Music and Ministries and the Children and Youth Family Council to provide overall coordination of the children’s music and arts programs.
Sunday morning hours required. For a full job description, visit our website at www.ststephensfairfax.org.  Please mail or email your resume with references to: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Children’s Music Ministry Coordinator Search Committee, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke VA  22015.  Email: office@ststephensfairfax.org. (Posted 6/6/17)

P/T Associate Director of Children and Youth Music Ministry: Fairfax United Methodist Church in Fairfax, VA is seeking a Part Time Associate Director of Children and Youth Music Ministry. Responsibilities include leading the faith development of children and youth through music in worship and other events. This position is allowed to work hours remotely to facilitate ministries. The qualified candidate should have a BA or equivalent in music with a minimum of 2 years of experience with a diverse set of musical styles and have the ability to play a musical instrument, preferably a keyboard instrument. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs  (Posted 5/30/17)

P/T Pianist Needed: The Hermitage in Northern Virginia a Continuing Care Retirement Center in Alexandria, VA seeks a pianist to accompany congregational worship and lead weekly hymn sing.  3 hours on Sunday morning and 1 hour on Tuesday evening.  Please contact Rev. Kathy Howell, chaplain of the Hermitage at revkathyhowell@gmail.com. (Posted 5/30/17)

P/T Communications Coordinator: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Manassas, Virginia is accepting applications for the position of Communications Coordinator. This part time job would chiefly be completed at home in the hours set by the employee but occasionally a task may require the employee to work from the Church. Excellent computer skills are essential and experience with web pages and social media is required. For more information or to submit a resume please contact: stmarksapplicants7@gmail.com. (Posted 5/19/17)

P/T Contemporary Worship Leader: Centreville United Methodist Church in northern Virginia is looking for a worship leader for our contemporary worship service. We are looking for someone who has a clear understanding of what constitutes worship, and is able to glorify God and express faith through music. This person will provide dynamic leadership to the 11:02 Contemporary Service utilizing teams of singers and musicians who will offer music for the regular Sunday morning worship and for special seasonal services during the year.
This salaried position requires 10-12 hours per week. This includes working with and developing volunteer musicians, preparing and leading a weekly rehearsal, reviewing material for the service, leading worship on Sunday mornings, meeting with staff and pastors to discuss the service. Applicants please send a resume and cover letter to Ellen LaCroix Fillette at elfillette@centreville-umc.org. (Posted 5/19/17)