Employment Opportunities

Local Job opportunities in United Methodist Churches in Northern VA

Job postings will remain online for up to 3 months. Please send job postings to NoVaAdmin@vaumc.org for consideration.



Property and Closing Manager: The Bi-District (Alexandria and Arlington Districts) of the United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Property and Closing Manager. This position works with District Trustees and local churches that are closing providing guidance in the process, assisting with legal documents, working with attorneys, and providing oversight of the maintenance of closed and leased properties. Persons applying should have excellent communication skills, good attention to detail, be a self-starter and be able to provide for their own transportation. Some experience with repair and maintenance is important. The salary range is $30-$35 K depending on experience. This work schedule for this position is very flexible and will be mostly outside of the office. Find a detailed position description HERE. Interested parties can email their resume and cover letter by January 19 to: NovaDistrictJobs@vaumc.org.


F/T Director of Music Ministry: Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Virginia, a community of faith with an exceptional music tradition, is seeking a professional to lead the church as the Director of Music Ministry. This position will give the candidate an opportunity to oversee all musical aspects in the life of the church while continuing to grow our community. The Music Director will manage a professional team that includes an Organist/Accompanist, a Director of Instrumental Music, a Children’s Choir Director, several staff musicians, and additional contract musicians as warranted. The director will lead a choir of more than 40 congregants, many with years of experience, committed to vocal music as a means of expressing their faith. In addition to having proven musical competencies and talents, we are seeking a candidate of strong Christian faith, with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to teamwork. Qualifications and skills required include: M.A. degree in Music with a Choral concentration; ability in piano or keyboard; proficiency with music production software and video editing programs; and, experience working with volunteers with various age, talent, and commitment levels. This is a full-time position with benefits. Flexible hours and work locations will be considered. A position description is included in this announcement. Salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 based on qualification and experience. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please contact Tom Willson, Chairperson of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, at jobs@messiahumc.org. (January 2022)

F/T Business Administrator: Annandale United Methodist Church (AUMC) is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Business Administrator. The Business Administrator is the central administrative and operational leader for the church. The church includes the main AUMC campus and the Heritage Drive Mission Center. He/she will serve as a strategic leader who is able to coordinate across the Committees, Church Council, pastors, and staff as well as keep the “operations moving”. The Business Administrator is also viewed as a “face” of the church for visitors, guests, tenants, and church members. The position reports directly to the Senior Pastor and supervises the functions and position of church Accountant. The successful candidate will enjoy leading and managing others, which includes displaying empathy and candor while addressing work performance of staff. Collaborate well with Pastors, staff, lay Committees, and church members.
Evaluate activities and work with others to develop and implement more effective and efficient processes.
Demonstrate a bias for action; be self-motivated, able to both self-direct and lead others. Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience required. Possess excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work on daily basis. Possess proven planning, organization, and problem- solving skills. A detailed job description can be found at annandalechurch.com. Please submit resume with cover letter via email to Garry Bell at office@annandale-umc.org or by mail to AUMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. (January 2022)

Director of Communications: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Burke, Virginia, is seeking a ¾ time Director of Communications to oversee a clear and consistent messaging ministry that will compile and create internal and external communication that compels members and others to become interested in participating in St. Stephen’s mission and ministries. Compensation is $22.00 to $25.00 per hour based upon experience. The Director works with staff, lay leaders, and congregants to strategize and implement communications techniques across digital, broadcast, and print media. The Communications Director provides opportunities for volunteers to participate in various roles in support of the communications ministry via the church’s Photo Ministry and the church’s Communications Committee. Persons applying should have excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and be comfortable working as part of a team. Some flexibility around work schedule is possible. A detailed position description can be found HERE. Interested parties can email their resume and cover letter to: office@ststephensfairfax.org. (December 2021)

P/T Communications Coordinator Christ Church, Fairfax Station, is seeking a Communications Coordinator (24hrs/week). This position represents the Communications and Creative team to staff and other parties. The Communications Coordinator oversees the development of projects for all church-wide events for our church and local community, working closely with senior leadership and ministry leaders. This position also maintains and updates the website to keep information current, timely and welcoming. The Communications Coordinator is also responsible for written promotions for events, outreach to the church community and the broader community. Applicants must have leadership and time management skills, and have an eye for detail. Enjoy a challenge while having fun? To review the job description, please click here. To apply, please send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to Lori Stahlman at lstahlman@christchurchva.org. (December 2021)

P/T Digital Communications Leader Christ Church, Fairfax Station, is seeking a Digital Communications Leader (28hrs/week). This position will first design and then maintain a new, fresh and engaging website for Christ Church. Once the website is established, this position will also build strong, interactive online communities through our various social media platforms. The Digital Communications Leader will design and publish original social media content that is relevant, engaging and timely. The Digital Communications Leader suggests creative ways to attract more visitors, provides social media best practices for Christ Church, and collects, analyzes, and reports on social media data. This position also formats and sends the weekly update newsletter to our community. Join the team that enjoys a challenge and has fun doing it! To review the job description, please click here. To apply, please send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to Lori Stahlman at lstahlman@christchurchva.org. (December 2021)

P/T Director of Music Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC, in Vienna, VA, is seeking a part-time Director of Music to lead all aspects of our music ministry, to include opportunities for participants of all ages, talent, and interest. Specific duties include working with the Pastor in planning and leading the music for all Sunday morning worship services and seasonal programs; scheduling and leading regular and “as necessary” rehearsals for the chancel choir, handbell choir, brass ensemble/orchestra, and other music ensembles; and participating in monthly meetings of the worship team. Music rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings and one-half hour prior to the Sunday worship service, which commences at 10:15 AM. The position requires approximately 15 to 20 hours per week (including personal practice and preparatory time), which is flexible according to the church calendar. The candidate should have an educational background in music, experience in conducting choral groups, and basic keyboarding knowledge. To apply, please send your resume to the church office at office@goodshepherdva.com. (Posted o (December 2021)

P/T Accompanist Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC, in Vienna, VA, is seeking a part-time keyboard accompanist to join our music ministry. Specific duties include working with the Director of Music to accompany the chancel choir during Wednesday evening rehearsal, Sunday worship service (10:15 AM), and other expected services during the Christmas and Easter seasons. The position requires at most 15 hours per week, including personal practice time. To apply, please send your resume to the church office at office@goodshepherdva.com. (December 2021)

Communications and Logistics Administrator: Chesterbrook UMC, McLean, is seeking a full-time Communications and Logistics Administrator. He or she is responsible for administering and coordinating church communications, creating graphics, video clips and posting to social media, website updates, scheduling in person meetings and virtual meeting rooms, office administration, church wide communication, the collection, coordination of and distribution of ministry resources for discipleship. The major emphasis is to facilitate communication within the church community, keeping informed of church ministries and community resources. These responsibilities exist for providing an effective and hospitable environment for the support and contact with church members and the general public. As the initial contact for many into the church, this person acts as a liaison, sharing information between community and church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Reply to: chesterbrookchurch@verizon.net or Chesterbrook United Methodist Church, 1711 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA 22101. (December 2021)

Worship Music Coordinator/Worship Leader: Crossroads UMC, Ashburn, is seeking a Worship Music Coordinator/Worship Leader. The primary purpose of the position is to build and nurture, both spiritually and musically teams of instrumental and vocal musicians who will lead music in Worship on Sundays and other special events/gatherings as needed. This person should be a professional level keyboard player (preferred) and/or guitarist with training and experience in leading both vocal and instrumental music. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send a resume with a cover letter, describing your interest and experience, to Lesa Kestler at lkestler@crossroadsnova.org. (December 2021)

Christ Crossman UMC is searching for half-time Director of Music and Worship with responsibility for nurturing the worshiping life and experience of a small and growing progressive congregation in the City of Falls Church, Virginia. Reflecting a blended style of worship (both traditional and contemporary), this person will work with a multi-generational choir and praise team to support the theme and flow of weekly services and other seasonal/special events. They will support the church’s vision of welcoming all to worship, grow, and serve together by engaging team members and congregants in their discipleship with Christ and love of God and others through the medium of music. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please submit requested materials to office@christcrossman.org. (December 2021)

Accompanist: Grace United Methodist Church, Manassas, Virginia is seeking a part-time accompanist for three of its choirs: a youth choir (6th-12th grade singers), a women’s ensemble, and the Chancel Choir. The position requires 2 rehearsals on Sunday late afternoon and a Wednesday night rehearsal in addition to an 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.  The time requirement is approximately 7.25 hours a week and is for the time period September-June.  For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs  (October 2021)

Administrative Assistant: The Vine UMC in Dunn Loring, VA is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to help us accomplish our mission by managing the front office, schedule building use, input data, prepare weekly reports, and be a warm and welcoming presence in the front office. The applicant will use available technology and social media to maintain connection among the church members. Click here for a detailed job description. Email resume to pastorkatie@thevineva.org. (October 2021)

Music Director: Arlington Temple United Methodist Church in Rosslyn seeks a music director/pianist (10 hours/week). Responsibilities providing music and directing choir anthem in one hybrid (in-person/Zoom) worship service, as well as leading choir rehearsals before and after worship. We seek someone who will make use of a variety of types of music and challenge choir members to become better musicians. This individual should also be comfortable on a portable keyboard, as we anticipate a move into an interim space in early 2022 – excitement about helping lead a congregation into and through this transition is a plus! Full job description can be found at www.arlingtontempleumc.org/staff/seeking-music-director. To apply, send a letter and resume to armstrong.james.alan@gmail.com. (September 2021)

Fairlington Preschool Director, Alexandria, VA:  The Fairlington Preschool Board of Directors announces a job opening for Fairlington Preschool Director.  Go to www.fairlingtonumc.org for the job announcement and directions for applying for the position. No phone calls, please. (September 2021)

Student Ministry Director: Crossroads UMC in Northern Virginia is seeking a Student Ministry Director to develop and implement a creative and fun student ministry for 6th-12th grade that introduces students to Jesus and His practices, teaches the unconditional love of God, and imparts how to offer an unlimited welcome to everyone. The Student Ministry Director is responsible for building relationships with volunteers, parents and students. In addition to the students already involved in the church, this position is responsible for helping the church reach new students in the surrounding area at the local high/middle schools. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (September 2021)