Job Opportunities

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Coordinator of Older Adult Ministries
Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA has an opening for a part-time (10-15 hours per week) Coordinator of Older Adult Ministries. The main focus of this position is to provide care for older adults, work with a team of laity to form a visitation ministry and plan periodic events for fellowship. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To inquire or apply, contact Matt Bates, Pastor, at or 804-971-7563. (Posted on 11/21/17)

Central United Methodist Church in Salem, VA has an immediate need for a part time (25 hours a week) administrator/treasurer. Applicant should have training in and be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of applications, especially Word, Excel, and Publisher. They must have a working knowledge of office operations and equipment and possess the personal characteristics necessary for working with the church staff and members of the congregation. Experience in general bookkeeping, computer based financial processing and payroll procedures are desired. Salary is negotiable. Anyone interested should contact Rev. Bryan Buckles at or (540) 389-2933. (Posted on 11/20/17)

Director of Empty Nest and Senior Adult Ministries
Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford, VA, is seeking a full-time Director to create, implement and manage experiences and environments designed to reach and support seniors and empty-nesters in their Christian faith and development and use of their spiritual gifts. The Director will create and plan experiences or environments for both empty-nesters and senior adults; facilitate events targeted towards these audiences; develop and oversee ministry of congregational care; develop travel ministry opportunities specifically for senior adults; and provide a primary point of contact for all small group leaders to ensure they have required resources including training, adequate space, curriculum and childcare. The ideal candidate will have a highly collaborative leadership style, be able to demonstrate creativity, be approachable, and have a sincere commitment to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers. They should have a bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ experience as a senior ministry leader, or have commensurate experience in the lay community. They should have experience in developing programs, managing projects, or the ability to demonstrate project management skills.  [Click here for a detailed job description (pdf)]. Apply via email or pick up an application in the church office. Send resume, completed application {click here for pdf} and a cover letter highlighting your personal faith journey, interest in serving as the Director of Empty Nest and Senior Adult Ministries, and vision for this ministry, noting any relevant work experiences. Email to by December 8, 2017, 12:00 PM and indicate “Director of Empty Nest and Senior Adult Ministries” in the subject line, or mail to Ebenezer UMC, 161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford, VA 22554. (Posted on 11/20/17)

Preschool Director
Old Bridge Church, Woodbridge, VA, is seeking a full-time Preschool Director.  The Old Bridge Preschool is a ministry of Old Bridge Church and is a child-centered program open to all children between the ages of two and five years old. The Preschool is proud to be able to serve children with special needs. The Preschool Director will be responsible for continuing to provide a whole-child curriculum that meets the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each child in a developmentally appropriate way. The Director will establish positive, effective communications and supportive ties with staff, Prince William County Schools, and students and their families. Qualifications: Must have experience managing organizations and people. Bachelor's degree in Education or related field or at least seven (7) years early childhood education experience which includes a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience in a similar early childhood setting. Experience with preschool age children, and special needs children. Number of Hours in Work Week: This is a full-time salaried position with varied hours (evenings and weekends) to support the various preschool programs and training. Vacations: The Preschool follows the Prince William County school holiday schedule. Summer vacation and extended vacation periods as approved by the Executive Director. Salary negotiable from $31,500 up depending on qualifications. For further information email (Posted on 11/16/17)

Choir Director
Central United Methodist Church, 1211 Porter Street, Richmond, Va is hiring a part-time Choir Director. Central UMC is located in the heart of Manchester, downtown Richmond. Responsibilities would be Sunday mornings warm-up and one service, weekly rehearsal, special services, communications, and meeting with pastor and organist on regular basis; recruitment, and coordination with children’s ministry as needed; approx. 5 choir members at current time; approximately 6 hours a week. Please contact Central UMC for more information, Pastor Amy Wolz Johnson; 804-232- 0334, , Monday- Thursday, 8am-12pm. (Posted on 11/15/17)

Church Youth Director
Wellspring UMC, Williamsburg, is seeking a part-time Youth Director to grow young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry in the areas of discipleship, mission, and outreach while serving as a spiritual leader and role model for youth ages 6th-12th grade. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For more information or an application, send an email to (Posted on 11/13/17)

Office Manager
Franconia United Methodist Church, Alexandria, 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 Send resumes to by Nov. 30th. (Posted on 11/13/17)

Director of Youth Ministries/Youth Pastor
Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, VA is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours) Director of Youth Ministries/Youth Pastor to provide planning, oversight, and support for all activities related to our youth. This will include, but is not limited to, holding weekly meetings with both middle and high school youth, organizing and attending a once yearly mission trip and youth retreat, recruiting volunteers, and publicizing all events and activities. This person must be a passionate and dynamic leader with a vital and growing relationship with Christ and the ability to share His love and bring His teachings to our youth. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience to include work in Christian education, counseling, or social work or be accredited as a youth leader. Additionally, this person must undergo a background check, submit DMV record, and obtain CPR/First Aid certification within 3 months of hire. Salary $15,600 to $19,000 commensurate with experience. To apply submit resume to (Posted on 11/9/17)

Assistant Children's Ministry Director
New Creation UMC, Chesapeake, is seeking a part-time Assistant Children’s Ministry Director. This person will assist the Director of Ministries with Young People (MYP) in implementing the Director’s vision for Children’s Ministry by coordinating one ministry program and supporting the development, implementation and coordination of the remaining ministry programs. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Click here to download an application (pdf). Submit the application completed and a copy of your resume to New Creation United Methodist Church, Attn: Jeremy Crum (Director of Ministries with Young People), 4320 Bruce Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321 or as attachments to an email message to with the subject line “MYP Staff Application.” (Posted on 11/9/17)

Assistant Youth Ministry Director
New Creation UMC, Chesapeake, is seeking a part-time Assistant Youth Ministry Director. This person will assist the Director of Ministries with Young People (MYP) in implementing the Director’s vision for Youth Ministry by coordinating one ministry program and supporting the development, implementation and coordination of the remaining ministry programs. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Click here to download an application (pdf). Submit the application completed and a copy of your resume to New Creation United Methodist Church, Attn: Jeremy Crum (Director of Ministries with Young People), 4320 Bruce Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321 or as attachments to an email message to with the subject line “MYP Staff Application.” (Posted on 11/9/17)

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. In addition, the candidate is capable of relating to and understanding children who are growing up in a multi-cultural Vietnamese environment. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applications consisting of a cover letter and resume may be mailed to: First Vietnamese-American UMC, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203, or emailed to: (Posted on 11/8/17)

Director of Youth and College Age Ministries
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, in Memphis TN is accepting applications for their full-time Director of Youth and College Age Ministries. Emmanuel averages 400+ in weekly worship with participation of 25-30 youth. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to the spiritual growth of our youth and families. Some of the responsibilities include: Planning and administering youth and college age programming. Equipping a staff of passionate and dedicated volunteer adult counselors. Helping youth and college age adults grow in relationship with God and one another. Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, appropriate theological studies preferred. A strong faith and theology consistent with the United Methodist Church. Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams. Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills. Prior experience and proven success in youth ministry. Physical health exam. Salary and benefits are competitive and commiserate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to (Posted on 11/3/17)

Director of Senior Adult Ministries
Windsor Hills UMC in Roanoke is seeking a person of faith who will lead our Senior Adult Ministries, which includes visitation, programming and worship leadership. This is the strongest Senior Adult Ministry in the Roanoke Valley. The position is 15-20 hours per week with presence on Sunday morning required 3 times per month. Clergy or laity are welcome to apply. A seminary degree is desired but not required. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The position will be open on January 1, 2018. Send a resume, or make inquiry, at (Posted on 11/3/17)

Director of Music
Bethany UMC in Hampton, VA, is seeking a part-time Director of Music (approx. 10 hours per week) to direct the struggling music program of this small congregation. The director will lead the adult Chancel Choir, an occasional children’s choir, and hand bells; coordinate music selections with the Pastor, ensuring that they connect well with the type of service, sermon topic, and season of the church year; and work with the organist concerning choir rehearsals and special music. We welcome a mature Christian with experience in church music, conducting, and working with a volunteer choir that loves to sing for God. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons should direct questions or submit a resume to the chair of Bethany’s S/PPRC, José Inchausti, at or 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. (Posted on 11/1/17)

Youth Pastor
Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, VA. is seeking a full time Youth Pastor to minister to, and with, our middle and high school aged youth. The ideal candidate will possess a college degree, and have at least four years’ experience working with middle and high school youth. Deacon’s orders are preferred, but not essential. Saint Luke’s is a very active and growing 2000 member church with a heart for mission. The Youth Pastor will report directly to the senior pastor while working collegially with the other staff. We offer competitive salary and benefits as well as a generous insurance package. Send resume and salary expectation to Saint Luke’s UMC, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA 23692, attn: Senior Pastor. Or email to No phone calls please. (Posted on 11/1/17)

Youth Minister
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church (, a caring faith community in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina’s vibrant downtown, is looking for a dedicated full-time Youth Minister. With nearly 3,000 members in this missionally focused congregation, this non-ordained position will be responsible for organizing and coordinating ongoing ministries that maximize 7th- 12th grade students’ growth as disciples of Christ, both in and outside the walls of the church, while building relationships with parents and equipping volunteers for ministry. The Youth Minister will serve as an integral part of the confirmation process, enriching the holistic faith formation process at BSUMC. The successful candidate has a proven track record of leading a dynamic youth program shown to foster faith, deepen spirituality, provide opportunities to be the hands of God in the wider world, and build Christian community. In addition to partnering with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led youth program of mission and ministry opportunities, the Youth Minister will join an enthusiastic pastoral, staff, and volunteer team committed to youth and their families. The successful candidate will ideally have a college degree, 7-10 years of experience in youth ministry leadership (preferably in a large congregation), and a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition. Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent to (Posted on 10/30/17)

Part-time Organist/Pianist wanted for Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, Tappahannock, VA. This person will be responsible for providing music for two Sunday worship services, choir rehearsals and special worship services of the church. Salary negotiable. For more information , please contact the church office at or 804-443-2278. (Posted on 10/30/17)

Minister of Next Generation Discipleship (Full-time)
At First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, we are searching for a forward-thinking, collaborative leader who is mature and can engage our diverse community and church in indigenous family-based discipleship. Our vision is bold and is based on God’s call as processed by considerable discernment and prayer. The congregation and Church Council have set Family Ministry as the church’s primary goal this year. The intergenerational excitement for this endeavor is revealed in support and volunteers. We are growing to become a church that appeals to families with children and partners with them to grow disciples of Jesus Christ. The primary roles of this position are leading the family ministry team, building up the existing children’s ministry, partnering with parents on their children’s faith journey, and overseeing the administrative and financial aspects of family ministry. Send a letter of interest and resume with three references to the Rev. Jim Bell, Lead Pastor, (Posted on 10/25/17)

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
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. The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries will be responsible for planning and leading a Sunday night program, leading small groups and planning additional events throughout the year. For more information, please go to and click on "about us" and "job openings" for the full position description. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to (Posted on 10/24/17)

Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary
Lakeside United Methodist Church, Richmond, Va. has an immediate opening for the position of Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary. This position serves under the direct supervision of the Pastor in cooperation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee. The person we are seeking will be a self-starter, have excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency with computers, office equipment and be attentive to details. Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office software required. Knowledge of Logos Accounting and People Management software is a plus. Duties include everything from answering the phone, greeting guests, preparing worship bulletins, writing correspondence, maintaining confidential giving information, and handling basic financial accounting functions to ordering supplies and various other office tasks as needed. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in .pdf format by email to (Posted on 10/24/17)

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. The candidate should be a highly skilled and motivated individual that can adapt and learn quickly, and who can perform as a key member of the ministry team. This individual will handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; pay strong attention to detail; work very closely with various ministries to develop and design marketing materials, web pages and video projects. The position may require video editing as well as photography. For a full job description, visit our website at or click here (pdf). Please mail or email your resume with references to: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Coordinator of Communications Search Committee, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke VA 22015. Email (Posted on 10/23/17)

Food Pantry Coordinator
St Thomas UMC, Manassas, is looking for a full-time, 30-35hrs 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. Being bi-lingual is an asset but not a requirement. Job will require working Saturdays from 7:30am-12:30pm or until finished. Flexibility is a must as applicant may be called in to assist when volunteer staff is unavailable. Must have valid driver’s license to pick up at local stores. Applicant will be required to take the general Food Pantry & USDA training at the National Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes may be sent to (Posted on 10/19/17)

Director of Program Ministries
Foundry United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA is seeking a part-time Director of Program Ministries to begin December 2017.  This person assists in the development and implementation of ministries as discerned through spiritual gifts and church leadership.  Qualifications:  *Commitment to a Christian life.   * Bachelor’s degree or related experience. * Strong interpersonal skills.  *Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Prior experience in program development, small group development or Christian education. *Familiarity with social media platforms. *Excellent computer skills. *Ability to work flexible hours.  Go to Foundry UMC website ( for a detailed job description. A letter of interest, current resume, and names (3) and contact information for references should be submitted to (Posted on 10/18/17)

Director of Choral Music (Organist/Choir Director)
Graham Road United Methodist Church – Falls Church VA 22042, is seeking a Director of Choral Music. 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. Grand piano and organ are available for use in giving private lessons and recitals. Funds can be made available for continuing education expenses. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants should e-mail resumes and direct questions to (Posted on 10/18/17)

Music Leader
Central UMC in Salem, Virginia is currently accepting applications for a Contemporary Music Leader. The applicant should be an accomplished musician, preferably with the guitar. They must also have the ability to read music and lead the congregation in singing. They will be tasked with directing the church’s volunteer Praise Band, developing the contemporary service music program, preparing for worship each Sunday and at other times as required, and keeping the mission and vision of Central UMC at the center of their work at all times. Central is a diverse, multi-generational and mission-oriented church striving daily to make disciples for Jesus Christ through all its ministries. Anyone feeling called to apply for this very important position on our ministry team, please email Reverend Bryan Buckles at or call him at the church: (540) 389-2933. God Bless you! (Posted on 10/16/17)

Director of Youth Ministry
Great Bridge UMC in Chesapeake, VA is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. We are a growing and vibrant church that is prayerfully excited to get the right person in place to work with our students. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter to Rev. Jessica Hargrove, Pastor of Discipleship, at (Posted on 10/4/17)

Audio Visual Specialist
Culpeper UMC in Culpeper, Virginia is seeking a part-time, 15 hour per week, Audio Visual (AV) Specialist. Responsibilities include overseeing the technology component to the three Sunday worship services and special events, servicing equipment, managing volunteers, and making videos to promote church events and activities. To apply for this position, please see the job description, fill out an application and send it with your resume and cover letter to Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair, Tom Hulse at or mail to Culpeper United Methodist Church 1233 Oaklawn Dr. Culpeper, VA 22701. To apply go to (Posted on 10/3/17)

Director of Youth, Children, and Christian Education (Full Time)
Lebanon UMC, Hanover, a growing United Methodist congregation, with a heart for serving in the community, seeks dynamic leader to invigorate Middle and High School activities, resource our children’s ministries and coordinate Christian Education. Full-time position with benefits. Qualifications and Aptitudes: 1. Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology. 2. Must possess a proven ability to build relationships and work effectively with youth, diverse individual congregants, and teams of volunteers. 3. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is minimum requirement. Continuing education in United Methodist Church Youth Ministry and/ or Christian Education is desired. 4. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement youth and children’s ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church. 5. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills. Interested parties should email resume to Ray Filasky, (Posted on 10/3/17)

Director of Communications
Middletown UMC, Louisville, KY, is seeking a Director of Communication to oversee the communications and marketing aspects, audio/visual aspects, and technical components of the church's ministries. Responsibilities include: • Develop and implement MUMC’s internal and external communications plan, including preparing and administering the budget for the plan. • Establish MUMC’s Communication Policies and Procedures. • Manage all aspects of MUMC’s primary and related websites and analyze trends to develop a plan for continued growth. • Create, manage, and analyze multiple channels of social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  • Produce creative and effective videos for use in worship and marketing. • Oversee worship services audio and video usage. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in communication or marketing preferred. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Contact: The Rev. Scott Woodburn / (Posted on 9/26/17)


Executive Director
Lake Junaluska is a conference and retreat center located in the mountains of western North Carolina. The Executive Director oversees the organization as Chief Executive Officer; maintains and refines the vision as Chief Strategic Officer; builds and maintains strong staff teams, advancement, and communications; and exhibits entrepreneurial and adaptive leadership through economic, ecclesial, and organizational shifts. The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body. The Board of Trustees of Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc. welcomes nominations and applications for Executive Director through January 31, 2018. Applicants should describe in a cover letter how their experience and skill sets will further the mission. Click here for full job description (pdf). Please submit cover letter and resume to Rachel Watkins at  (Posted on 11/20/17)

Nursing Positions
WindsorMeade, a premier active senior living retirement community in Williamsburg, Va. (one of Pinnacle Living's retirement communities), has positions available for a Household Clinical Leader, RNs, LPNs, and C.N.A.s. Click here for details on the various positions (pdf). To apply to any of the positions, please go to and click on the “Career Opportunities” box in the middle of the page. (Posted on 11/20/17)

Regional Directors
The United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) is looking for two part-time Regional Directors to support our ministry. U.M. ARMY has been around for almost 40 years offering high quality weeklong mission programs for youth and young adults that serve people in need and build leadership skills in young people. Participants sleep, eat and worship in a local church beginning on Sunday evening and ending on Saturday at noon. Each weekday, small teams consisting of adults and youth set out to a worksite in the local community. Our projects vary from yard work, painting, small home repairs to construction of handicap access ramps and stairs. Each day begins with a 15-minute devotional service and we end each evening with a contemporary worship service. For additional information, please see our website:  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Job specifics – 20-25 hours per week with medical reimbursement. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Brian Smith at by Friday, December 1. (Posted on 11/13/17)

Hermitage Roanoke is seeking a part-time chaplain (15 hours/week) to provide pastoral care to residents, their families and team members. The chaplain provides for the spiritual and religious needs of our residents while building rapport through pastoral visitation. He or she plans and leads regularly scheduled religious activities, including monthly communion, vesper services, devotions and caregiver support as needed. The chaplain may be called upon by family members to arrange and preside over memorial services. The ideal candidate for this position has a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and is licensed or ordained and in good standing of a recognized Christian denomination. Training in Christian education and pastoral care, and two years of pastoral care experience, preferably with a senior adult population is preferred. The ideal candidate must have a clean driving record, pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug test. To apply, send your resume with cover letter to Delaine Caldwell, Director of Resident Wellness and Leisure, by email at, by fax at 540-767-6830 or by regular mail to Hermitage Roanoke, 1009 Old Country Club Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24017. (Posted on 10/16/17)

Executive Assistant – Development
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to support the overall work of the Development Office by managing administrative functions and serving as the tactical hub for Development initiatives. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Development. For the full job description, please check the "Administrative Openings" tab at For more information, please contact Haley Dos Santos at (Posted on 9/28/17)



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