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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 brendacapen@vaumc.org
Scroll down to see “Local Church Positions,” “Seeking Employment” and “Other” positions available outside the local church.

CONFERENCE POSITIONS

Associate Director for Call & Candidacy, Center for Clergy Excellence
The Advisory Team of the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Appointive Cabinet are pleased to announce that applications will be received through January 15, 2021 for the Associate Director of Call & Candidacy in the Center for Clergy Excellence in Glen Allen, VA. This position, beginning July 1, 2021, will focus on missional areas of call, candidacy mentoring, District Committee on Ordained Ministry support, Course of Study and be a primary resource to Licensed Local Pastors. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). This is a full-time position. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the Rev. Darcey Johnson at darcey@riverroadumc.org by January 15. If you have questions about the position, please call the Rev. Lindsey Baynham at the Center for Clergy Excellence at LindseyBaynham@vaumc.org or (804) 521-1160. (Posted on 11/11/20)

LOCAL CHURCH POSITIONS 

Administrative Assistant
Kenwood United Methodist Church, in Ashland, is seeking a church Administrative Assistant. This is a 24-hour per week part-time position. The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support for the pastor, staff and lay leadership. The successful applicant will be the welcoming voice of Kenwood to those who call or stop by. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For questions, please contact Pastor Lisa Nordan at 757-513-0496 and direct resumes to: 11208 Elmont Road, Ashland, VA. 23005. (Posted on 11/25/20)

Director of Youth Ministries
Warrenton United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries to plan, develop, and direct the Youth ministries program (for youth in grades 6th through 12th grade) which includes leading youth in Scriptural understanding of what it means to follow Christ, and in turn engage them through various activities both on-campus and off-campus with the intention of increased outreach and growth (spiritual and physical) of the Youth Fellowship. The Director will partner with parents and families to disciple all youth at the church and will recruit youth leaders and provide for their appropriate planning/training. This is a part-time position up to 25 hours per week. Qualifications include: • Graduation from an accredited college/university with a BA in Christian Education or other related studies preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • The minimum age requirement is 22 years. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The full job description including all of the required qualifications, and the required application form are posted at our website: http://warrentonumc.org/. Click on the “Employment” link. Please download and complete the application form and send to SPRC@warrentonumc.org. Warrenton United Methodist Church is located at 341 Church Street, Warrenton, VA. 20186. (Posted on 11/23/20)

Executive Director of Respite Care
Respite Care of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is seeking an Executive Director for its program which provides social engagement and stimulating activities to dependent senior adult clients five afternoons a week. The successful candidate will be a caring professional with at least three years of experience working in a health care or social services setting, a minimum of a B.A. in a health or social services field, demonstrated success writing and managing grants, strong communication skills, and experience managing staff and volunteers in a team-oriented environment. The individual we are seeking should also have experience and a deep commitment to working with dependent senior adults and their families. This position is part-time, 26 hours per week. For more information about the program, visit williamsburgumc.org and select Let Us Help from the top menu, then select Respite Care from the drop-down menu. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to 500wumcsprc@gmail.com (Posted on 11/20/20)

Administrative Assistant
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church located in Danville, Virginia, has an opening for the position of a part-time Administrative Assistant. Applicants are persons who are self-starters, have excellent relational and communication skills, proficiency with computers, databases, websites, office equipment, and is detail oriented. Applicants are required to be proficient with Windows, and Microsoft Office. The person we are seeking should have knowledge of or a willingness to learn website management, social media platforms and other communication platforms such as a phone tree system. Duties include answering the phone, greeting guests, preparing worship bulletins and newsletters, writing correspondence, maintaining confidentiality, ordering supplies, and other office tasks as needed or directed by the Pastor, Church Council or SPRC. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to timothybarth@vaumc.org (Posted on 11/18/20)

Director of Connectional Ministries
Haygood UMC in Virginia Beach is looking for a strong leader to work with staff and volunteers in developing and maintaining an integrated church-wide strategy for communicating the church’s vision, ministries, and programs to the congregation and surrounding community. Applicants must have a vital growing faith, be a self-starter, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a marketing and/or communications degree with experience in various computer systems, website management and social media. To apply or for further information, please contact Bill Slingerland, skimmers3@msn.com. (Posted on 11/18/20)

Director of Preschool Ministries
Haygood UMC in Virginia Beach is looking for a strong leader to create a caring and positive atmosphere for children and teachers so they can thrive, learn and grow in their understanding of God’s love. Haygood UMC Preschool offers an all day early education program and a safe childcare environment for infants to 5-year-olds. Applicants must have a vital growing faith, a love for children, and the ability to manage staff. To apply, or for further information, please contact Bill Slingerland, skimmers3@msn.com. (Posted on 11/17/20)

Facilities Manager
Community United Methodist Church (CUMC), Virginia Beach, is seeking someone to fill the position of Facilities Manager. The position requires extensive knowledge and skills with electrical and plumbing systems and other knowledge associated with building operation and maintenance. Good interpersonal and communications skills are necessary. Some computer capabilities will be needed. Certification in plumbing or electricity a plus. This is a full-time, salaried position. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes can be sent to the CUMC leadership team at leadership@cumcvb.org (Posted on 11/17/20)

Director of Worship Arts
Wellspring UMC, York River District, is seeking a Director of Worship Arts (20 hours per week). Qualifications include: • College degree or equivalent professional music performance experience. • Two to three years’ experience in directing, coordinating, and coaching worship arts groups. • Ability to lead a spiritually based ministry. • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed to coordinate multiple groups with church vision. • Demonstrated ability in working with children and youth. • Strong working understanding of Microsoft Office products. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). $17.50 per hour, salaried; flexible work hours except for worship services and meetings. Contact wellspringsprc@outlook.com. Apply through indeed.com. We would like a resume. Start date 24 Jan 2021. (Posted on 11/13/20)

Director of Student Ministries
Providence United Methodist Church in Mount Juliet, TN, is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. This person will be responsible to plan and oversee all programming and events for students (6th-12th grade) and to empower the entire church to be in ministry with students. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for student ministry and spiritual formation, organizational gifts, and the ability to inspire volunteer teams to serve as part of this important ministry effort. Application deadline: December 15, 2020. For more information, visit prov.church/employment. To apply, please send a completed application and resume via email to myoungman@prov.church. (Posted on 11/13/20)

Office Administrator/Technology Coordinator
Mechanicsville UMC, Richmond District, is seeking an Office Administrator/ Technology Coordinator (20-25 hours per week). Qualifications include • Knowledge of office procedure through work experience. • Reliable high work ethic. • Able to work independently. • Strong organizational skills. • Good communication skills, verbal, written and electronic. • Team player. • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality. • Desire to enhance church ministry through the ministry of administration. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please forward resume and reference to mechumc@comcast.net (Posted on 11/12/20)

Print/Media Assistant (30 hours/week)
Fairfax United Methodist Church—Fairfax, VA. This is a creative position in a fast-paced environment for print and media used in worship and various ministries to include website design and updates and coordination of social media posts. Position uses Adobe Creative Suite 5, especially InDesign, Photo Shop and Illustrator; the website requires a high level of competence with Word Press and a working knowledge of PowerPoint for slide production. Some general office support and light telephone responsibility is expected. A cooperative and positive attitude in a faith-based work environment is necessary. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). This is a 30-hour/week position Monday- Thursday from 9am-5pm, creating a 3-day weekend every week with health insurance, vacation and retirement contribution to a 403(b)! Start date is January 5, 2021. Resumes may be submitted to Libby Barricks at lbarricks@fairfaxumc.org (Posted on 11/11/20)

Pastoral Assistant
Zion United Methodist Church, (Seaford) located in York County, VA is a growing church and we are seeking a spiritually led person who desires to share their gifts with a congregation who is faithful in their call to discipleship. Key responsibilities: Youth ministry and outreach to young adults; assist in the coordination of Christian education, and church audio/visual coordination. These duties and responsibilities may evolve as the church grows. Skills: Able to relate to various age-groups, from seniors to youth and young adults; Gifted with a joyful spirit and a good sense of humor; Dedicated to working with the pastor and church staff, Church Council and other church committees to fulfill the mission and vision of the church; and able to articulate and share a personal faith. Education and Experience: A post-secondary educational background or an acceptable equivalent, or a person who is seeking a post-secondary education, and someone with a history of involvement in Church life. Working requirements: Part-time (26-30 hours a week) with flexibility for evening and weekend work. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please send resume and references to: Mr. David Tyree, Chair of SPRC, at dbtyree@gmail.com. (Posted on 11/6/20)

Office Manager – Part Time
Timberlake UMC, Lynchburg, has an immediate opening for an Office Manager part-time position (15-18 hours per week), at a salary of $14,500 annually, to assist with various office and administrative tasks for the Church. The Office Manager will be responsible for offering hospitality to guests and members and for providing administrative support to the Lead Pastor and other members of the Church leadership team as needed. Additionally, the Office Manager will recruit and train office volunteers, order supplies for the Church, handle bulk mailings, answer phone calls coming in to the Church, schedule use of the Church facility, and coordinate the maintenance of equipment and vehicles. The successful candidate will have: • Faith in Jesus Christ. • A friendly attitude, a welcoming personality, a passion for working with people, and a warm disposition toward others on the phone and in person. • A thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. • Associate’s Degree or other 2-year degree, preferred. • 3 years of office administration experience. Interested candidates should submit a resume prior to December 1, 2020 to Mr. Tim Blanks, c/o Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. You may also e-mail your information to amanda.smith@timberlakeumc.org (Posted on 11/6/20)

Director of Music and Technology Development (Full Time)
Greene Memorial UMC located in downtown Roanoke is looking for a full time musician to build on our history of musical excellence and to grow us in technology, social media and the Fine Arts. 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 rehearsals and other special events, some additional hours during the week. A Bachelor’s Degree in music is helpful, experience necessary, competency with keyboards, piano, vocals, technology and familiarity with organ a plus. 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 11/5/20)

Child Development Center Director
Heritage UMC, Lynchburg, is seeking a Child Development Center Director. The director must have the ability to manage both people and resources efficiently and graciously. The Director will manage all facets of the child development program for the church. Please go to https://www.humclynchburg.org/employment-opportunities/ for the job description and instructions. (Posted on 11/5/20)

Student Ministry Coordinator
Crossroads United Methodist Church, located in Ashburn, VA, is looking for a local-area person to serve as Student Ministry Coordinator, with a passion for the vision and mission of the Crossroads community. The right candidate will be someone who is committed to walking with adolescents and teenagers on their individual faith journeys as they navigate life, within a loving, safe, and supportive community. This part-time role is responsible for organizing and facilitating student gatherings and events, which includes Sunday mornings and other face-to-face (or virtual) small groups and/or outings. The Coordinator will also be responsible for maintaining a social media presence and outreach, contributing to the Church Newsletter, preparing curriculum, and building a voluntary Student Ministry team. Qualifications include the ability to build strong relationships with students and parents/guardians, a love and passion to support students at this critical stage of life, a desire to create new and meaningful experiences for adolescents and teens, and previous experience working with this age group. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send a resume with cover letter, describing your interest and experience, to staffrelations@crossroadsnova.org. (Posted on 11/4/20)

Children’s Ministries Director
Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge, is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministries Director whose mission it will be to develop and encourage the social and spiritual growth of children and their families by providing guidance and opportunities to explore their beliefs in Godly relationship and in Christian Community. The Children’s Ministries Director will be responsible for the overall vision, management, and growth of OBUMC Children’s programs and ministries, through a working partnership with other Family Ministries leaders. The Children’s Ministries Director will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers to ensure healthy partnerships with students, parents, and church staff, and to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for spiritual education, community, fellowship, and fun. The ideal candidate will be organized, possess strong communication skills, be engaging, passionate, and detail-oriented. He/She will have the skills and competence necessary to develop, implement, and oversee a strategic plan for Children’s Ministries toward inspiring and enabling the next generation of Christian believers. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send resume and cover letter to jobs@oldbridgechurch.org (Posted on 11/4/20)

Youth Ministry Leader
Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge, is seeking a part-time Youth Ministry Leader whose mission it will be to develop and encourage the social and spiritual growth of youth (12-18 years old) by providing guidance and opportunities to explore their beliefs in Godly relationship and in Christian Community. The Youth Ministry Leader will be responsible for the overall vision, management, and growth of OBUMC Youth programs and ministries, through a working partnership with other Family Ministries leaders. The Youth Ministry Leader will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers to ensure healthy partnerships with students, parents, and church staff, and to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for spiritual education, community, fellowship, and fun. The ideal candidate will be organized, possess strong communication skills, be engaging, passionate, and detail-oriented. He/She will have the skills and competence necessary to develop, implement, and oversee a strategic plan for Youth Ministry toward inspiring and enabling the next generation of Christian believers. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send resume and cover letter to jobs@oldbridgechurch.org (Posted on 11/4/20)

Bookkeeper
First UMC, Newport News, Hilton Village is looking for a bookkeeper. This is a part-time position, 16 – 20 hours per week. Preference for applicants familiar with Shelby NEXT or similar bookkeeping software. Please contact Rev. Elizabeth A. Lutz at ealutz@gmail.com for a full job description and application. (Posted on 11/2/20)

Administrative Assistant
Belmont UMC, Richmond, is seeking a church Administrative Assistant. This is a 20-hour per week part time position. The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support for pastors, staff and lay leadership. The successful applicant will be the welcoming voice of Belmont to those who call or stop by. The Administrative Assistant will help the church to live up to its mission statement: “We are a family of Christ called to be a vital center for community ministry where people of all races can find passion for Christ and compassion for others.” The qualified applicants will have the following skill sets: computer literacy, organizational skills, strong interpersonal relations to include oral, written and electronic communication skills, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and knowledge or experience with general administrative office procedures. Vacancy announcement closes on November 13. Background check is required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Larry Cochran at larrycochran@vaumc.org. For more information, please contact Pastor Cochran at (804) 275-6336 or by email. A detailed position description can be provided upon request. We are located at 3510 Broad Rock, Blvd. Richmond, VA 23234. (Posted on 10/30/20)

Director of Music Ministries
Beulah United Methodist Church in North Chesterfield is seeking an individual of Christian faith with professional training in choral direction with experience and demonstrated success in developing church music ministries. Successful applicants will possess a desire to recruit and encourage participation in music ministries and creatively adapt to pandemic restrictions regarding rehearsals. There is currently one Sunday worship service. The music director will have direct responsibility for 3 vocal choirs and 1 handbell choir. The benefits according to established church policy include paid sick leave, paid vacation, retirement, medical insurance, professional dues, and continuing education. A competitive salary is negotiable based on education and experience. Interested candidates should email resume and a cover letter describing interest and experience along with salary requirements to d_dwithking@hotmail.com. (Posted on 10/29/20)

Financial Secretary
Farmville United Methodist Church in Farmville, VA, is seeking a Financial Secretary. The position will be part-time, hourly, and year-round. The Financial Secretary reports directly to the Lead Pastor, and will focus on recording all donations made to the Church, and issuing quarterly reports to donors, as well as to the Finance Committee and Church Council. Qualified applicants will have the following: strong faith foundation and alignment with the mission of Farmville UMC, computer literacy, accounting background, ability to keep all financial information confidential, ability to effectively respond to inquiries from staff, leaders, and congregation, ability to work independently. A background check is required. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Mary Jane Cook, Chair, Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Farmville UMC at mj.cook0531@gmail.com. For more information, or to request a complete copy of the job description, please contact Mary Jane Cook. (Posted on 10/27/20)

Administrative Assistant
Woodlawn Faith United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA, is seeking a Church Administrative Assistant. This position will be part-time, hourly and year-round. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Senior Pastor and will primarily focus on assisting the church in carrying out its mission to “Bring, Serve and Grow” by planning and implementing effective organizational processes to achieve its goals. Qualified applicants will have the following skill sets: computer literacy, organizational skills, strong interpersonal relations to include oral, written and electronic communication skills, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and knowledge or experience with general administrative office procedures. Vacancy announcement closes on November 15 – Background check is required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Loretta B. Henderson, Chair, Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee at lhenderson3505@aol.com. For more information and a complete copy of the position description, please also contact Ms. Henderson. (Posted on 10/16/20)

District Scouting Coordinators
Find your Mission / Live your Mission. The Virginia Conference Ministry of Scouting team needs you! There are openings for District Coordinators in a number of districts. The Scouting program supports Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scout, and BigBrother/BigSister programs through Virginia Conference churches. If you have the passion, if you have the time, if you care about youth, contact Bill Chaffin, conference Scouting coordinator, at 804-356-6075 or bcumcbsa@juno.com. (Posted on 10/8/20)

Director of Youth Ministry – Part-Time
Franconia UMC, Alexandria District, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) to lead the Youth (7th – 12th Grade) and Young Adults (College Students), in our congregation and community. The DYM is responsible for creating, implementing, and maintaining a program of spiritual formation, discipleship, mission outreach and fellowship. The DYM will also be responsible for the recruitment and mentoring of volunteers as instruction and special event coordinators/assistants. The DYM is required to work 15-17 hours per week. The DYM will work cooperatively and collaboratively with, and under the direct supervision of, the Church’s Pastor. A college degree holder with prior experience working with youth/young adults is strongly preferred. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Currently, the DYM will lead a combination of remote/virtual and some in-person meetings due to prevailing COVID-19 related restrictions. This current format is subject to change. Additional information on the role is available here https://www.franconiaumc.org/jobs/job-opening-director-of-youth-ministry/ To apply for this position, please provide a: Resume, Letter of Interest including salary expectations, and, Statement of Personal Faith. You are welcome to provide links to/copies of videos, articles, features, or other additional information that will aid in the evaluation process. All information should be sent to: Jobs@FranconiaUMC.org (Posted on 10/7/20)

Director of Children’s Ministries
The Brandermill Church, Chesterfield, is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries. Would you thrive on ministering to children via technology, as well as games, music, and campfires? Do you like seeking creative solutions and innovating change? Are you drawn to an opportunity to grow a small children’s program into something capable of considerably more impact? The Brandermill Church is seeking an innovative children’s ministry director with a passion for community-building and faith-building among students, 0 through 5th grade. This part-time role prioritizes creating unique and inspiring fellowship, worship, and mission experiences for children in church, via technology, through various activities, and in service to others. The church is currently involved in a project that ensures the creation and execution of sustainable children’s ministry, providing support for this role. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If you are interested in the job description or applying for this job, please send your request and/or email your resume and cover letter to sprc@brandermillchurch.org. (Posted on 10/5/20)

Director of Children’s Ministry
St. Paul United Methodist, a large congregation located in the heart of the Highlands in Louisville, Kentucky, is hiring a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. St. Paul is a vibrant, diverse, and active community of believers dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. The ideal candidate would love children and be energized by sharing God’s love with them. The candidate would be passionate about engaging families in ministry and finding ways to reach current and new families through our Children’s Ministry, in order to facilitate spiritual growth. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please submit your resume to Karla Temple at St. Paul United Methodist Church Address: 2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205. Phone: 502-459-1595 or email info@stpaulchurchky.org (Posted on 10/2/20)

Accompanist
Buckhall UMC (Manassas, VA – Alexandria District) is seeking a part-time accompanist for our traditional worship services. The accompanist will work with the pastor and the choir director to put together worship for our traditional services, as well as special worship services. For more information, see the job description at buckhallchurch.org/about-us/jobs or contact Pastor Sean Gundry at PastorSean@buckhall-umc.org. (Posted on 9/28/20)

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Cave Spring UMC, Roanoke, VA, is seeking a Children’s Ministry Coordinator to minister with our children from birth through fifth grade. This part-time role focuses on encouraging faith formation through worship, small group learning, fellowship, missions, and Intergenerational engagement. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will coordinate staff and laity to shepherd young disciples to grow in faith as part of the larger church community. A detailed job description is available at https://www.cavespringumc.org/employment. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (or direct questions) to pastorlauren@cavespringumc.org. (Posted on 9/28/20)

OTHER

Director of Development
Just Neighbors (a ministry of the Arlington District) and National Justice For Our Neighbors (a United Methodist Committee on Relief organization) share the following:
National Justice for Our Neighbors (NJFON) is excited to present a distinct opportunity for the right development professional to raise up the sustainability and growth potential of two organizations, with a hand in elevating an entire network of nonprofits working to support immigrant, asylum-seeker, and refugee families. This senior-level position will balance the fundraising needs of the national office with specific fundraising responsibilities for the Greater Washington JFON site – Just Neighbors (www.justneighbors.org). Each organization has modest funding programs with great potential to expand. Beyond the annual revenue needs of each, the right candidate will be positioned to help mold each organization for the future and their place in that future. The candidate will be supported by the executive directors at the national and site level, as well as other members and consultants of the development team. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to Rob Rutland-Brown, Executive Director, NJFON, at rob@njfon.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. (Posted on 11/4/20)