Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months for United Methodist local churches or United Methodist-related agencies/institutions. Please e-mail positions to Brenda Capen at
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St. Mark's UMC on the Roanoke District is seeking an accompanist for our traditional worship services. This part time position would also accompany our adult vocal choir at the 11am worship service. This would include weekly rehearsals during the school year. To apply or for more information, please contact: Rev. Justin White at (Posted on 11/13/19)

Administrative Assistant
Huntington Court UMC in Roanoke seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant supports the pastor and staff on a daily basis with the administrative needs of the church. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for working with the chairperson of the Finance Committee to maintain the financial records of the church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by email to or mail to Huntington Court UMC at 3333 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24012. (Posted on 11/5/19)

Director of Music Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, Saint Simons Island, Georgia, is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministries. With 1000+ members and average worship attendance of 500 weekly, two traditional services and one contemporary service are offered each Sunday morning. Other seasonal worship services, concerts, and special events are conducted throughout the year. Wesley UMC has a strong, vibrant music program that is well known in our community. It includes the Chancel Choir, children’s choir, 5-octave handbell choir, men’s and women’s vocal ensembles, and a recorder ensemble. We incorporate fine instruments into worship, including a 41-rank Zimmer pipe organ that is enhanced by the marvelous acoustics of our main sanctuary. We are looking for someone who feels called by God to the ministry of sacred music, has demonstrated choir experience, is an accomplished organist, possesses exceptional enthusiasm, and brings a creative, innovative spirit to our church and music programs. We seek someone who is a natural communicator, embraces collaboration, and will effectively challenge and grow our choir members and music participants. Our successful candidate must create an atmosphere where the worship service and music ministry work together to glorify Jesus Christ and expand the faith of our congregation, as well as the greater community.  Submissions should include a cover letter, detailed resume, references (professional and personal - 3 required), two video recordings of choral direction, and one video recording of an instrumental performance (organ/piano preferred). For a description of the position and requirements, please click here (pdf).  Application packets must be submitted electronically to (Posted on 10/30/19)

Associate Director of Youth Ministries
Woodlake United Methodist Church, located in Midlothian, VA (a suburb of Richmond) is seeking an Associate Director of Youth Ministries. This position is full-time position (40 hours/week). The Associate Director of Youth Ministries will oversee programs and special events for sixth through eighth graders in our middle school ministry. The Associate Director will also engage in high school ministry and general youth ministry initiatives in collaboration with the Director of Youth Ministries. Woodlake’s middle and high school ministries are designed to provide opportunities to build faith communities among peer groups and with adult mentors with the goal of leading youth to know God and live as disciples of Jesus Christ. All interested applicants should submit their resume, references and cover letter via email to:, or via mail at: Woodlake United Methodists Church, Attn: SPRC, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832. (Posted on 10/30/19)

Director of Adult Small Group Ministries 
St. Stephen UMC, a large United Methodist Church in suburban south Charlotte, NC, seeks part-time Director of Adult Ministries; this is a 25 hour/week, hourly non-exempt position reporting directly to the Senior Pastor and administratively to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. Responsibilities include facilitating the spiritual growth of St. Stephen’s adult community through small group ministries and participates in the development of new small groups to connect adults where: •Meaningful relationships are established.•Learning opportunities are provided. •Participants are encouraged to grow deeper in their relationship with God as followers of Jesus Christ. Qualifications include: •A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Christian or religious studies. •Excellent communication skills. •Experience organizing and/or managing small groups of adults in a religious setting. •An understanding of United Methodist theology. The ability to: •Work efficiently and in a timely manner. •Work well with staff, members of the congregation and other people with whom she/he comes into contact during the performance of these job responsibilities. Applicants can send a resume and contact information to Christy Stephens at or call at 704-904-4016. (Posted on 10/30/19)

Director of Music Ministries
Great Falls United Methodist Church, “The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Great Falls,” located in Great Falls, VA, is searching for an energetic and dynamic Director of Music Ministries. This is a part-time position. The Director has the primary responsibility of directing the church choir and the Handbell choir. The proper candidate will be responsible for providing a spiritual approach to the choirs with a theologically centered rehearsal. He/She will also be responsible for scheduling music at our worship and celebration services, and work collaboratively with the pastor and Organist in coordinating music for worship services. A music degree and keyboard experience are required, and conducting experience is essential. Must be a good communicator, flexible, reliable and approachable. Send letters of interest along with resume to Karen Kelly at (Posted on 10/30/19)

Worship Leader
New Song Church (Mechanicsville, VA) is looking for a dynamic, innovative leader to conceive, develop, plan, and execute weekly worship services and other events that draw persons to consider the invitations of Christ. The candidate will have the freedom to develop faith-filled, inspiring, relevant and impactful worship experiences for both fully-devoted believers and those just beginning to discern faith in God. Responsibilities: balance the importance of ministering to, recruiting, and training a team of vocalists, instrumentalists, and technical support to create a cohesive, spiritually-significant worship service that makes an impact for Christ. The candidate will help lead, shape and oversee the worship environment of the church in conjunction with the church’s leadership; he/she will work to “bring alive” the Church’s mission, vision and core values. New Song desires a likeable, easy-going person with the ability to both motivate and mobilize people. Other responsibilities include: oversight of weekly rehearsals, development of media presentations for worship in Pro-Presenter, insure the schedules for each part of the team are in order in Planning Center, and attend weekly staff meetings. Additional tasks: research and select music, resource and support other ministry areas, supervise the Technical Coordinator position, possess an ability to recognize musical talent from within the congregation and encourage development of these graces, and to compile an annual budget for the purchase of music, equipment and supplies (within purchasing guidelines). Candidate is expected to continue developing both personally and professionally on all levels and be humble in character, spiritual growth, leadership, and musical/technical skills. Candidate will have a mature, strong and growing relationship with Jesus Christ who possesses a servant’s heart, along with being gifted in music as an expression of faith and creative artistic discernment. Technical skills, instrumental talents, and vocal gifts are desired. Other qualifications include: strong visionary, leadership and teaching gifts; ability to lead teams; brainstorming and creativity; planning and organizational skills; dependability; extensive familiarity in contemporary worship; self-discipline and motivation; effective team building and motivating; to be a competent communicator (both interpersonally and publicly). This position is currently listed as full-time (a minimum of 40 hours each week expected); for the right candidate, the Church is willing to consider each circumstance carefully if part-time is desired. Personal/Professional references requested. (Compensation commensurate with experience; compensation expectations requested in cover letter.) Benefits include: health, dental & vision insurance, a Simple Retirement Plan, and budgeted funds for continuing education. Transition expenses are not offered within this hiring process. Church Membership at New Song Church is expected, along with affirmation of New Song’s leadership structure, direction, and system of denominational governance as part of the United Methodist Church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please email cover letter, resumé, references, compensation expectations and any web links to: (Posted on 10/29/19)

Director of Music and Arts
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in Roanoke Virginia is seeking a Part Time Director of Music and Arts. This position leads and directs the planning, preparation, and execution of music and arts in worship. This position works collaboratively with the pastor, as well as with worship and other teams. A successful applicant for this position must understand and support the teachings and principles of the United Methodist Church, the ability to commit to Sunday morning worship, weekly Choir rehearsals and other special events, plus some hours during the week. A Bachelor’s Degree in music is helpful; experience necessary, competency with keyboards, piano and vocals. Familiarity with organ a plus. Salary range of $18,000 to $22,000 per year (commensurate with experience). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with references to Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Attention: Staff Parish Relations, 402 2nd St., Roanoke, VA 24011. (Posted on 10/28/19)

Church Accompanist (Glen Allen, VA) 
Shady Grove United Methodist Church in the Short Pump area of Richmond is seeking a talented church accompanist to accompany the Sanctuary Choir and play worship service music at three worship services per week under the direction of the Minister of Music and Arts. An organist is desired, but pianists are welcome to apply. (An additional opportunity for occasionally accompanying children and youth choirs as well as vocal ensembles may be available.) This is a part-time position (12 hours a week.) A Bachelor’s degree in music is recommended and familiarity with church music styles and liturgy are encouraged. For a more detailed job description, go to Salary commensurate with experience and education. Please send cover letter and resume to by November 28, 2019. (Posted on 10/28/19)

Administrative Assistant
Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Richmond is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Candidates must have technology skills, which include use of Microsoft Office. Responsibilities include office management, production of weekly bulletins, weekly email newsletters, and coordinating the church calendar. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The deadline for submission is Friday, November 15. Submit resume’ with at least 2 references to Matt Bates, Pastor, at (Posted on 10/24/19)

Church Organist/Pianist
Trinity UMC, Smithfield, is seeking a part-time Organist/Pianist. The main focus of this job is to serve as a church organist and choir accompanist for the 11:00 AM service. On a monthly basis the organist will fill in at the 8:30 or 9:30 AM services through the year. Salary Range $12,000-$16,000. A 4-year degree or higher in music is given preference. This position requires approximately 10-15 hours a week. Time involvement varies greatly throughout the year. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Submit resumes to Richard Winfree at (Posted on 10/24/19)

Director of Children’s and Family Ministries
Gum Spring UMC, Gum Spring VA, is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries. This new position is responsible for the ministries and discipleship of children and their families at Gum Spring UMC. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants email resume and references to (Posted on 10/17/19)

Part-Time Pre-school Director
Vine Church is seeking a director for its pre-school in Dunn Loring. Director responsibilities include oversight of teachers, maintaining a safe and healthy facility, and aiding families in connecting with the church and the church to connect with families. Currently, our pre-school is morning only. Vine Church is open to growing this position to full-time by adding an afternoon session or by expanding to a second site. Director must be a practicing Christian, preferably a member of the Vine Church community. A degree in child development, early childhood education or education preferred. For more information visit or contact (Posted on 10/16/19)

Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator
Restoration Church, the Reston Campus of Floris UMC, is seeking a part-time Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator (20 hours/week). The primary purpose of the position is to bring the kids and students of Restoration Church and from the surrounding community into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our goal for every child to realize that Jesus deeply loves them and wants wonderful things for their lives. This position works in coordination with the Reston Campus Pastor to help envision, develop and grow a Christ-centered, highly engaging and sustainable Children’s and Family ministry program for kids and students. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants should apply at (Posted on 10/16/19)

Praise and Worship Leader
Huntington Court UMC in Roanoke seeks a part-time Praise and Worship Leader. The Praise and Worship Leader shall take the leadership role of the entire music program for the Foundation Worship Service on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. This individual shall work in cooperation with the pastor, other staff, and volunteers to produce a meaningful worship experience for the congregation. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by email to org mail to Huntington Court UMC at 3333 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24012. (Posted on 10/9/19)

Charge Secretary / Church Office Administrator
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Lovettsville VA, and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Taylorstown VA, are seeking a Charge Secretary / Church Office Administrator (i.e. an individual to serve as secretary/office administrator for both churches).  The Charge Secretary will be responsible for manning the office at both churches in the course of the week, and will be responsible for the administration of both churches.  The Charge Secretary will constitute the primary administrative support for the Pastor, the church staff, and the lay personnel of the two churches.  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The Charge Secretary is a paid, part-time position; 30 hours per week. Please send cover letter and resume to: (Posted on 10/9/19)

Director of Adult Ministries – Full-time Position (40 hours/week)
Woodlake United Methodist Church, located in Midlothian, VA (a suburb of Richmond) is seeking an experienced Director of Adult Ministries. Responsibilities include coordinating a wide variety of engaging small group opportunities for adults so they may love God, know God and live their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. All interested applicants should submit their resume, references and cover letter via email to:, or via mail at: Woodlake United Methodists Church, Attn: SPRC, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832 (Posted on 10/3/19)

Preschool Administrative Assistant
Welborne Christian Preschool, Richmond District, is seeking a part-time (12 hour/week) Administrative Assistant. This person will perform various record-keeping, accounting and bookkeeping tasks. A working knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office is required. Training or experience in early childhood development preferred. If interested, please submit a resume to: (Posted on 10/3/19)

Youth Ministries Leader
Pender UMC, Fairfax, is seeking a Youth Ministries Leader. The purpose of Youth Ministry is to provide support and encouragement with a non-judgmental ear to listen and heart to guide as a means of awakening and strengthening faith in our youth; to prepare the youth for a lifetime focus on God and living a life that is pleasing to God; to provide practical ways for our youth to live out their commitment to serve God and others joyfully. Though the Youth Ministries Leader is not expected to be the only teacher or presenter, the Youth Ministries Leader is expected to deliver guidance and oversight to the teaching team. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes should be sent to Carrie Cahoon at (Posted on 10/2/19)

Director of Children and Family Ministries
Shady Grove UMC, Short Pump, (Richmond District) is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries who will have a passion and demonstrated track record of educating children and working directly with children and their families. The Director is an integral part of Shady Grove United Methodist Church--Short Pump’s staff and the church’s ministry, and will provide leadership in continuing to develop our strong children’s program. The Director will provide children and their families with opportunities to grow in their faith and relationship with God. Must have a minimum of five years of experience teaching/leading programs for children, and at least two years of experience as part of a congregation in a United Methodist Church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send resume to Church Administrator Frank Basil at, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059. 804-360-2600. (The hours for the position are likely to be 25-32 hours/week). (Posted on 10/1/19)

Administrative Assistant
Mechanicsville United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. Must have experience in general office procedures. Duties include support for Pastor and Children’s Ministry Director, publication of weekly worship bulletin, updating newsletter and website, and updating member giving postings and reports. Some working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Pro-Presentor is helpful. Some benefits.  Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to or mailed to 7356 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA  23111.  (Posted on 10/1/19)

Childcare Provider
Mount Vernon Place UMC, Washington DC, is seeking a Childcare Provider to help support its growing Children’s Ministry. Childcare providers at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (MVPUMC) provide care and supervision to our children in the church nursery (Infants and Toddlers) or teach and assist in Sunday School/Children’s Worship (Pre-K to 6th Grade) on Sunday mornings. Childcare providers serve as the foundation in creating meaningful faith development spaces for our children. Childcare providers serve alongside and lead volunteers from the congregation. Applicants should have a love of children and understanding of their development and a growing Christian faith in God and the desire and an ability to make God’s love real to children while helping to teach them the stories of Christian faith. Applicants must pass a background check. Click here for a detailed job description. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to MVP Minister of Discipleship, Lee Schriber, at (Posted on 9/25/19)

Youth Coordinator
Crenshaw UMC, Blackstone, is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a youth program based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills. Candidates should have previous experience in youth ministry (at least one year) and references to attest to their previous performance. Must pass a background check. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants can submit their resume or if you have general questions, please email (Posted on 9/25/19)

Music Director
Wesley Grace UMC, 288 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, is seeking a Music Director to provide piano/organ accompaniment during worship services and to direct the Chancel Choir as well as assist with children's choir when needed.  The applicant needs to be trained in music, especially in its performance and interpretations and have a good knowledge of music and its function in the worship service.  The applicant needs to have experience in directing choral music.  For further information please contact Eileen Ballance at or by phone at 757-646-4338. (Posted on 9/17/19)



Pastoral Counseling of Northern Virginia (PCNV) seeks a full-time counselor/therapist. PCNV is a non-profit progressive and inclusive pastoral counseling center with offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Our multi-disciplined staff provides pastoral counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. The applicant should have appropriate education, credentials and certification/licensure (or nearing completion of such). While not necessary, preference is given to those currently practicing in Northern Virginia who already possess or desire a full-time caseload, looking for an experienced, collegial and non-hierarchical setting.While not necessary, preference is also for those who desire affiliation or are affiliated with ACPE and/or formerly AAPC. PCNV offers an attractive compensation package: a high percentage of fees collected, Accountable Reimbursement Policy, Section 125 Medical Cafeteria Plan, Conference/Continuing Education/ Wellness Funds, 401(k), Clergy Housing Allowance and Travel Allowance; and both professional liability and general liability insurance. nterested candidates should submit a letter expressing their professional goals and interest in PCNV with a current resume to Dr. Gary L. Hulme at: PCNV, 4094 Majestic Lane #237, Fairfax, VA 22033;;; 703.335.6172 ext. 361 (Posted on 10/21/19)


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