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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 include information on how people should apply. Please e-mail positions to [email protected]

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


Administrative Manager
The Virginia Coastal District of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church is currently recruiting for Administrative Manager. The deadline for receiving applications is until position is filled. The General Council on Finance and Administration is working with the Virginia Coastal District and Virginia Conference to recruit for this position. If you know of someone who might be interested, please have them send apply at: Click Here to Apply. If you have any questions about the open position, please contact Cianta Hogan, Human Resources Manager at 615-369-2357. The Virginia Conference is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks. (Posted on 1/6/23)


Nursery Caregiver
Beulah United Methodist Church in North Chesterfield is seeking an energetic individual of Christian faith to fill our part-time position as Nursery Caregiver. This position requires approximately 4 hours per week with a pay rate of $100 per week.  This individual will be responsible for providing child care services to the children’s nursery (infant – 5 years) for all Sunday morning services (8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.).   Requirements include knowledge of basic first aid along with infant and adult CPR certification.  This individual will also be subjected to a full background check in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary policy. 
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:  Beulah United Methodist Church, Attn: Pastor Donald Gibson, P.O. Box 37098, North Chesterfield, VA  23234, or email to [email protected].  You may also submit through our website at  Please reply by Friday, February 17, 2023. (Posted on 1/25/23)

St. Thomas UMC, Manassas, VA, is seeking an accompanist for its 9 AM traditional worship service and two mid-week rehearsals on Tuesday evenings (up to 8 hours weekly, including Sundays).  Click Here for a full job description. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Janie Russell, Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee, [email protected]. (Posted on 1/23/23)

Director of Music
Trinity United Methodist Church in Danville, VA seeks a part-time Director of Music to enhance our traditional and contemporary worship services. Duties include playing the piano and organ, directing the choir, have weekly choir rehearsals and selection of music, and direct the handbell choir for special services (handbell preferred but not required). In addition, work with the Pastor and S/PPR Committee and this position may require occasional attendance at Church Council meetings. Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. For more information contact [email protected] or 434-793-4196 and to view the job description, please click here. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Posted on 1/20/23)

Director of Children and Family Ministries
Fishersville UMC, Fishersville, VA, is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries (DCFM) designs, develops, directs, and evaluates the entire DCFM programs. Also, provides leadership and assistance to the families and children of the congregation in building a solid foundation for Christian living, spirituality, ministry, and outreach. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons may email their resumes and any additional supporting documentation to the church office at [email protected] (Posted on 1/19/23)

Music Director
St. Luke is seeking a part time Music Director to lead our worship music for traditional 11 AM Sunday service and special worship services in a manner that enhances the spirit of worship and strengthens our congregation in praising and serving God. Learn more HERE. (Posted on 1/17/23)

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Friendship UMC in Falls Church, VA, is looking for a part-time (10 hours) Children’s Ministry Coordinator. This person would be responsible for coordinating, developing, and leading a ministry that nurtures the spiritual growth of our children and strengthens the outreach of Friendship Church. Specific responsibilities include developing and leading a 30-minute children’s worship experience during the latter half of the main worship service, working with the Sunday School chair to coordinate and resource the children’s classes, and occasionally leading our children’s message. Interested candidates can forward their resume and list of references to [email protected] Learn more HERE. (Posted on 1/11/23)

Children’s Ministry Associate
First United Methodist Church (First Cary) in Cary, North Carolina seeks a Children’s Ministry Associate who has a clear sense of calling to serve Christ in ministry with children and their families. Learn more Here.   (Posted on 1/10/23)

Guilford College United Methodist Church, a large and growing congregation located in western Greensboro, NC, seeks a full-time Director of Young Adult and Connectional Ministries who will lead us in sharing Christ with young adults, in connecting us with God and with each other through life-changing small group relationships, and in helping us to communicate more effectively through social media and the digital realm.  The position is salaried, with medical, dental, and life insurance benefits included.  Applicants must have completed at least a University degree, and also have experience in lay or pastoral ministry, including previous work with young adults.  Candidates from the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition are strongly preferred.  To receive additional information such as compensation and potential start-date, please contact Rev. Jeremy Troxler by email at [email protected] .  To formally apply, please send a cover letter of introduction stating why you believe you might be called to this role, along with a CV of relevant education and vocational experiences, to the same address.  Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled   (Posted on 1/10/23)

Childcare Provider
Mount Vernon Place UMC in Downtown Washington, DC is seeking an hourly Childcare Provider to support ministry with children, nursery care, and Sunday school. Early Childhood Education experience is required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to MVP’s Minister of Engagement and Discipleship, Minister Lee J. Schriber, at [email protected]. Learn more HERE. (Posted on 1/4/23)

Engagement Director
New Life UMC, Midlothian, is seeking an Engagement Director. This position (35 hours/week) is responsible for encouraging and equipping volunteers to support the evangelistic and missional purposes of New Life United Methodist Church. This includes connecting people to New Life and showing them how to become involved with Christ and His church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please email a resume to [email protected] (Posted on 12/22/22)

Director of Children and Family Ministries – Full-time
First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Wilson, North Carolina, seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Director of Children and Family Ministries who has a passion for discipleship among children (birth – grade 5) and their families. The Director will partner with parents, grandparents, and adult volunteers to help children experience God’s love and grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. FUMC has an established children and family ministry in a large and vibrant congregation in Wilson. This position will build on that existing program and will expand the ministry to encompass holistic spiritual nurture of our children and families within the church and in the community. The Director of Children and Family Ministries will be part of a team with support personnel and volunteers from our community. The work schedule will be a flexible 40 hours per week, with responsibilities on Sundays, Christian holy days, some evenings, and some weekends. The primary focus of the Director of Children and Family Ministries is to lead students and their families to develop a strong Christian faith in the United Methodist tradition by building and supporting teams of adult volunteers to teach, mentor, and sustain ministry activities. These activities include weekly Sunday morning classes, Sunday evening classes, special fellowship events, community service, and missions. For more information, see the job description. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of interest and resume with three references to the Rev. Jim Bell, Senior Pastor, [email protected]. (Posted on 12/21/22)

Worship Leader
Messiah UMC in Chesapeake, VA is looking for a worship leader. The Worship Leader’sprimary responsibility is leading the Praise Team. They will coordinate with the Pastor to select music for worship services.  The candidate must have a good knowledge of the functions of music in the church and be experienced in traditional as well as contemporary praise music.  They must be energetic, passionate, and able to connect with the congregation. While this is a salaried position, it is anticipated this role requires approximately 6-8 hours per week. For a full job description, contact Pastor Lauren Wright at [email protected] (Posted on 12/14/22)

Director of Congregational Care
Williamsburg United Methodist Church, located in historic Williamsburg VA next to the College of William and Mary, is seeking a 30+ hour Director of Congregational Care (DCC).  In collaboration with the pastoral team, Program Staff and Lay Leadership, the DCC will oversee and further develop lay-led congregational ministries (including extant Stephen Ministry, Shepherd’s Fold, CARE team, Memorial Garden, and Respite Care ministries).  The DCC will oversee and coordinate Older Adult Ministries with persons unable to regularly participate in the congregational life of the church (persons of all ages who are in long-term care, hospitalized or incapacitated).  The DCC is also expected to contribute to worship/counseling/educational outreach in local residential communities.  The DCC will coordinate our broader pastoral care ministry, in consultation with the Pastoral team, staff and lay persons involved in congregational care.  The DCC will also provide supervision to the Director of Respite Care and serve as staff liaison to the Respite Care Board.  The DCC should have a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in religious studies, pastoral counseling, or related field, and 3-plus years in pastoral care/counseling in a local church setting.  A Master of Divinity or other seminary degree, Advanced Care Planning Certification, completion of Clinical Pastoral Educational Residency, or ordination in the UMC or other denomination is preferred.  Interested candidates may email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Posted on 12/14/22)

Church Business and Property Manager
Clarendon UMC in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for a dynamic Church Business and Property Manager to oversee and manage our property and financial operations, 10-20 hours per week.  Responsibilities include accounting and business management, including accounts payable, general ledger, payroll, and financial databases; and management of short- and long-term church building uses with third parties, and oversight of facilities, operations, including supervision of the church custodian. Please contact [email protected] to apply. (Posted on 12/14/22)

Music Minister
Bon Air UMC, North Chesterfield, is seeking a full-time Music Minister for weekly service and special services including Christmas Eve, Easter, funerals and weddings as needed. Ideal candidate will have the ability to grow a vibrant, dynamic and broadly-based music ministry which seeks to educate and foster skills of participants and congregation; and provide musical support for the worship life of Bon Air UMC. Organist, piano accompaniment and choir director for adult choir, youth choir, small ensembles, handbells and a 4-5 piece brass group. 40-rank Schantz organ installed in 2001 as well as a grand piano are available for use during services. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested parties should contact Lynn Reid by phone at 804-937-5131 or email at [email protected] (Posted on 12/8/22)

Youth Pastor
Bethia UMC, Chesterfield, VA, is seeking a Youth Pastor to lead ministry to students primarily in Middle and High school.  This is a part-time position.  Responsibilities include leading Sunday School classes, Sunday evening youth activities/missions, and a mid-week Bible Study, as well as seasonal events and retreats.  The Youth Pastor will be responsible for communicating/connecting with families, working with the Family Ministries Team, and coordinating volunteers for this vibrant area in our church. Experience in working with children or teenagers is required. Please submit resumes to Jeannie McCain, Staff Parish Relations Committee: [email protected] (Posted on 12/7/22)

Piano/Keyboard Player
Bethia UMC, Chesterfield, VA, is seeking a Piano/Keyboard Player.  Accompanist needed for Blended-style worship services, as well as the ability to work with other musicians.  Availability needed for up to 2 rehearsals and 2 worship services per week.  Salary negotiable. Please submit resumes to Jeannie McCain, Staff Parish Relations Committee: [email protected] (Posted on 12/7/22)

Worship Leader/Adult Choir Director
Bethia UMC, Chesterfield, VA, is seeking a Worship leader with the ability to lead an adult choir in blended-style worship.  Applicants should be equipped to choose and direct music, conduct rehearsals (2 times/week) and lead the music portion of worship (2 services/week plus seasonal extras). This position works under the Senior Pastor and in coordination with the Production Staff.  This is a part-time position, salary negotiable. Please submit resumes to Jeannie McCain, Staff Parish Relations Committee: [email protected] (Posted on 12/7/22)

Worship Coordinator and Pastor’s Administrative Assistant
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church is seeking a Worship Coordinator and Pastor’s Administrative Assistant. The role may be part-time or full-time. We are a growing church with both modern and traditional worship services. Since much of the position involves worship oversight, a knowledge and respect for both types of worship is needed. Some of the major areas of responsibility include: Coordination, development, and implementation of all worship plans which includes AV personnel, music staff, and production volunteers; Worship budget oversight; Leading the worship planning team; Providing administrative support for the Senior Pastor – calendars, appointments, email, meeting reports; Acting as the contact point and preparing and submitting of all Conference reports, databases, District reports. Please submit your resume to [email protected] (Posted on 12/6/22)

Director of Music/Organist (Part-Time)
Larchmont United Methodist Church (LUMC) in Norfolk, VA near Old Dominion University and within a robust musical community is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Music/Organist.  This is a part-time, salaried position (average 20 hours per week). The Director of Music/Organist is responsible for the traditional music programs of LUMC. Duties include planning and performing organ music; directing the adult choir (which includes recruiting, planning, rehearsing, and performing for weekly services and holidays); and directing the adult bell choir. Additionally, the Director of Music/Organist plans special musical celebrations such as cantatas, oratorios, or other major choral works at least twice a year.  Other responsibilities include administrative duties and care and management of instruments, including the pipe organ: a 2M, 37R Casavant, revoiced Buzard. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance or Sacred Music is required with a master’s degree preferred. Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an organist and choir director and be able to demonstrate knowledge of organ and sacred choral literature, liturgies and hymnody, choral and instrumental conducting, hand bells. The Director of Music/Organist plans and implements these programs under the direction of the Lead Pastor and in collaboration with the Worship Committee. All candidates are to submit a letter of interest and resume to Rev. Fran Cooper at [email protected] by January 30, 2023. (Posted on 12/6/22)

Sound Technician
Crossroads UMC, Ashburn, is seeking a Sound Technician who is responsible for producing the best possible atmosphere for worship and other Crossroads events through sound reinforcement. This includes, but is not limited to, creating the best music mix possible to support the audio needs of those who are involved in the worship services and other events including mixing and monitoring sound for the worship livestream. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Lesa Kestler at [email protected] (Posted on 12/1/11)


Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Leadership and Partnerships Sr. Specialist
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), Washington, DC, announces a search and invites inquiries and applications for a Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Leadership and Partnerships Sr. Specialist position. GCORR seeks an experienced leader in Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural ministry and in developing effective partnerships among multiple racial-ethnic communities. This position will help interpret the work of GCORR, lead agency efforts in partnering with annual conferences, local congregations, and denominational entities to provide education to constituents, and develop resources and action plans that provide ongoing support to various GCORR networks. The ideal candidate will effectively execute plans with keen attention to detail, accuracy, and timing and will have proven experience handling a wide range of partnerships, networks, and related programmatic duties. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Email resume and cover letter to: (Posted on 11/29/22)

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