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 NoVaDistricts@vaumc.org for consideration.



P/T Assistant Director of Music Ministry: Good Shepherd, a mid-sized, multi-cultural United Methodist Church in Dale City, VA, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Music Ministry. Primary duties include: conducting a 10-15 person Chancel Choir on scheduled Sundays (typically once or twice a month) and at other special services (e.g. Christmas, Easter); assisting the Director of Music Ministry in planning and selecting music for the Chancel Choir; and, conducting the Chancel Choir at weekly rehearsals. The expected time required for these duties is 6-8 hours per week. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs

Director of Student Ministries: Christ United Methodist Church in Fairfax Station, VA is looking for a qualified individual to fill our Director of Student Ministries position. According to our desire to “love God, love others, and live out the gospel life,” the Director of Student Ministries will be responsible for creating, organizing, leading and directing relational ministries for youth grades 7th through 12th. This will include Sunday and Wednesday gatherings as well as small groups designed to inspire and encourage students to respond to Jesus and grow in their relationship with God. Full job description can be viewed here (pdf). To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to tarnold@christchurchva.org. (Posted on 12/10/19)

P/T Financial Assistant: Old Bridge Church (OBUMC) is seeking a Financial Assistant whose mission it will be to process invoicing, receipt and payment of accounts, initiate bank transfers, process payroll, accounts reconciliation, and generate relevant reports for the church and preschool operation. The incumbent will function as the primary support person to the Treasurer, Preschool Director, and the church leadership board. The ideal candidate will be proficient in business accounting and bookkeeping procedures, the use of standard financial accounting software, and common office procedures. Find out more. (posted 11/25)

Food Pantry Director: St. Thomas UMC, Manassas, is looking for a dynamic leader to join the team to help its Food Pantry and other outreach programs move to the next level.  Ideal candidate must be outgoing, problem solver, have good communication and strong interpersonal skills; being bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required. Candidate must be able to develop and execute a strategic plan to grow, strengthen, and fund this vital ministry and integrate effectively into the fabric of the church’s life. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (posted 11/25)

P/T Director of Youth Ministries: Vale United Methodist Church, Oakton, VA, is a vibrant congregation looking for a leader who possesses a calling to work with youth combined with a love for God to direct a growing youth ministry at Vale. The youth of Vale are vital members of our congregation, and we place great emphasis on nourishing their spiritual development and commitment to this mission. We seek a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (15 hrs. per week) who will engage, inspire and motivate the Junior and Senior High youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their personal faith and evolution into responsible and caring young adults. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (posted 11/25)

P/T Director of Music: 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 karen45kelly@verizon.net. (posted 11/25)

P/T 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.  Interested applicants should apply at employment@florisumc.org. (Posted 10/16)

P/T 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 https://thevineva.org/about-us/jobs/ or contact melissaDunlap@thevineva.org. (Posted 10/16)

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. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (Posted 10/3)

F/T Student Ministries Director: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a  Student Ministries Director providing ministry to middle school and high school students. Following the direction and guidance of the Director of Grow Ministries, coordinates the Student Ministries by performing day-to-day assignments that ensure the operability of the Student Ministries and removes the Director of Grow Ministries from the administrative burdens of the program. www.florisumc.org/employment (posted 9/19)

P/T Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator: Restoration UMC in Reston, a campus of Floris UMC, is seeking a Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator. This position is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of faith growing opportunities for kids and students. www.restorationreston.org/employment (posted 9/19)

P/T Ministry Program Director: The Church Leadership Team (CLT) at Fairfax United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a Ministry Program Director. This is a part-time position with the responsibility of overseeing program staff and providing staff support and coordination with the three Ministry Pillars—Worship, Learning and Missions. Please contact Rev. David Bonney, dbonney@fairfaxumc.org or Melissa Osborne, melissaosborne1@verizon.net for further information or to apply. This position is also posted on the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (posted 9/10)

PT/Choir Director Position: The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be accepting applications to fill our paid Choir Director position until 12:00 noon on Oct. 8. The Choir Director is responsible for overseeing the choir music ministry for our church.  Click here for a detailed job description. Interested applicants can submit resume to Pastor Joe Shoop at jshoop@bethelumc.org. (posted 9/10)

F/T Office Administrator: Centreville UMC (Centreville, VA) is seeking an Office Administrator. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the church office and maintain the church program and building use calendars for United Methodist Church. The Office Administrator will also offer clerical support for pastors and staff, maintain church database and offer hospitality to all who come to the church office. Click below for a detailed job description.  Learn more: https://centreville-umc.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/ Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to  wmontgomery@centreville-umc.org. (posted 9/9)

F/T Custodial Team Member: Centreville United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Custodial Team Member to provide assistance to the staff and congregation ensuring that the church facilities and its surrounding areas are safe, clean and well maintained and ready for use when scheduled. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The point of contact is: Ellen LaCroix Fillette at elfillette@centreville-umc.org or 703-830-2684. (posted on 8/26/19)

P/T Director of Children’s Ministry: Centreville United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry to provide dynamic leadership and oversight of the children’s ministry (age birth-6th Grade) of Centreville Church, including planning and implementing a program that will encourage faith formation through Christian education, fellowship, service and worship. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The point of contact is: Ellen LaCroix Fillette at elfillette@centreville-umc.org or 703-830-2684. (posted on 8/26/19)

P/T Children’s Ministries Leader: Pender UMC, Fairfax, is seeking a Children’s Ministries Leader. This position is passionate about and called by God for specialized ministry with children. The individual displays evidence of a heartfelt and genuine, enthusiastic desire to work with children and to develop their spiritual growth. This position helps children to come to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, nurtures them and their families in faith, and guides them through meaningful studies, activities, and worship. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (posted 8/19)

P/T Administrative Assistant: A part-time office position is available at the Arlington Forest United Methodist Church in Arlington, VA. The church is looking for someone who is skilled with Microsoft Office programs, along with PowerPoint and Publisher. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important. The person in this job reports directly to the church pastor but interacts with a variety of other church members and staff, as well as the general public. This position requires 10-12 hours/week. Salary is based on experience. If interested, please contact the church at 703-525-0961 and provide your name and contact details. (posted 8/19)

P/T Accompanist: Arcola United Methodist Church in the Dulles, VA area is seeking a part-time accompanist for worship as well as to accompany the adult choir ministry. This position is 10-12 hours per week with additional hours during Christmas and Easter seasons. The accompanist would primarily serve two worship services on Sunday morning and attend choir rehearsal once per week. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (posted 8/7)

F/T Communications Coordinator: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Communications Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to work with the ministry leaders across the organization to develop and implement communications strategies for Floris United Methodist Church. The Coordinator will also ensure that the events and activities of Floris UMC are communicated effectively through the various communication channels available and is responsible for design, layout, content quality assurance, production and distribution of these for all sites. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants can submit resume and cover letter to  employment@florisumc.org. (Posted on 7/30/19)

P/T Office Administrator: Old Bridge Church, Woodbridge, is seeking a Church Office Administrator whose mission it will be to be the face and voice of the church in initial interactions with church members, leaders, guests, vendors, and ministerial interactions and inquiries. The incumbent will function as the primary clerical administrative support to the Pastor, Executive Director, church staff, and to lay personnel of Old Bridge Church. They will manage initial inquiries for community assistance, maintain a centralized online church calendar of events and room assignments, create regular church publications and communications including weekly bulletin, email newsletter, prayer requests, social media updates, and announcements. The ideal candidate will be engaging, a people person, passionate, detail-oriented, resourceful, and will possess the education and experience necessary to coordinate and schedule volunteers in the administration and ministerial needs of daily church operations. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send resume and cover letter to jobs@oldbridgechurch.org (Posted 7/29)

F/T Early Childhood and Special Education Director: Old Bridge Church and Preschool, Woodbridge, are seeking an Early Childhood and Special Education Director. Old Bridge Preschool is a ministry of the church and maintains a child-centered program, open to all children between the ages of two and five years old, and proudly serves special needs children and families in the early stages of childhood development. 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, students and families. Must have managerial and supervisory experience. Must have Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field OR at least seven years early childhood education experience which includes a minimum of two years supervisory experience in a similar early childhood setting. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send resume and cover letter to jobs@oldbridgechurch.org (Posted 7/29)

F/T Director of Music Ministries: Dulin United Methodist Church, a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, mid-size church of 475 disciples church in Falls Church, located in northern Virginia, seeks a Director of Music Ministries. This is a full-time lay position that will focus on casting the mission and vision of  Dulin Church by developing, coordinating, and administering the music ministry with adults, youth and children. This position will support congregational worship that is vibrant and transformative, drawing from a variety of musical skills. The position incorporates combined skills on keyboard (piano, organ ) and in choral directing for two worship services on Sunday morning. Musical groups include children, adult, handbells, and ensembles. Responsibilities include planning weekly and seasonal worship services, providing vocal leadership and musical participation experiences for all ages. Proficiency in organ/piano and choral directing skills essential. Collaborate with pastor, staff, and church leadership in a team effort to develop music ministry, and lead recruitment of music participants. Qualifications: minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Experience preferable. Compensation is in the range of $47,500 commensurate with experience and training.   Send resume and three names of recommendation to Pastor Dave Kirkland atpastor@dulinchurch.org.  Visit our website at https://dulinchurch.org/job-opportunities for a detailed job description. Closing date is August 23, 2019. (Posted 7/29)

P/T Nursery Aide: Sydenstricker UMC is seeking loving hearts to care for the youngest in our church family.  Our nursery aides care for children age five and under on Sunday mornings and for occasional events on other days of the week, providing a warm and inviting environment centered on nurturing Christian principles.  Please visit our website sydenstrickerumc.org/jobs  for a copy of the complete job description.  Resumes and optional cover letter can be sent to the Director of Children’s Ministry, Jennifer Sparlin, jennifer.sparlin@sydenstrickerumc.org.   (Posted 7/13)

P/T Christian Education Coordinator:  St John’s UMC in Springfield, VA will hire a person to plan, initiate and oversee its Christian education programs–children, youth and adult.  Responsibilities encompass the primarily volunteer-led weekly programs by laity, as well as special seasonal (Advent and Lent) programs.  This position is part-time, requiring 20 hours weekly, commencing Sept., 2019.  Compensation is paid at an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour.  A degree is not a firm requirement if the applicant has demonstrated experience (Christian Education, United Methodist Studies, or similar endeavors).  Submit your resume to vacancy@saintjohnsumc.org.  Include your working knowledge of electronic media and applications of social media critical to communications and coordination.  Questions about this employment opportunity may be sent to the same e-mail address. (Posted 7/8)