Employment Opportunities

Local Job opportunities in United Methodist Churches in Northern VA

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Director of Youth Ministry: The Vine in Dunn Loring, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry (Part-Time, 20 hours/week) who plans, coordinates, and oversees programs and activities that promote spiritual development, fun, fellowship and involvement in ministry and outreach for youth (7th through 12th grade) and uses wisdom, discernment, compassion and love to shepherd them along the discipleship pathway. Salary range $20-25k. A full job description can be found on our website: www.theVineVa.org. Resumes should be sent to pastorkatie@thevineva.org (July 2021)

Administrative Assistant: Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church (ACUMC) in Vienna, Virginia, seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant.  The job is part-time (20-25 hours per week), with pay dependent upon qualifications and experience (please click here for a detailed job description).  The Administrative Assistant will have duties in reception (phones, routing mail, messages, visitors, accepting deliveries), scheduling meetings (in-person and Zoom), purchasing, working with staff (particularly the Pastor and Communications Director) and church members, and working with church software to accomplish a variety of administrative tasks, including helping to produce the weekly bulletin.  The successful applicant is a person who seeks to grow in their Christian faith, who is committed to the mission and vision of Andrew Chapel, and who serves out of a sense of call.  Required skills include excellent organizational and planning abilities with attention to detail, excellent social skills and ability to work with others, being a self-starter who enjoys learning and working with new technologies, working independently, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters involving Pastor, Staff, and Congregation.  Knowledge of EVC, Servant Keeper, and Faithlife software is a plus.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@andrewchapelumc.org or by mail to: Andrew Chapel UMC, Attn: Pastor Matt Sargent, 1301 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182.  Applications accepted until August 31, 2021. (July 2021)

Director of Digital Production: Herndon UMC, located in northern Virginia just a few miles from the Dulles airport, is seeking a Director of Digital Production. This part-time (average 10 hours/week) position will provide oversight to the technology-related strategies for worship and ministries of the church, ensuring the community is equipped to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone can experience God’s love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships. For more information or to apply, please contact Jonathan Page, Lead Pastor: jonathanjpage@gmail.com (July 2021)

Director of Worship and Arts Ministries: Mount Olivet UMC, Arlington, is seeking a full-time Director of Worship and Arts Ministries to implement the traditional music ministry including adult, youth, and children’s choirs; organ music; and vocal and instrumental ensembles, under direction of the Lead Pastor. We are also seeking an Organist (see below), which could be combined with this role for commensurate compensation. Responsibilities include: • Directing and developing adult traditional music ministry, currently including The Mount Olivet Choir and Mount Olivet Chancel Ringers. • Directing and developing youth and children’s choirs or coordinating with and mentoring volunteer leadership of youth and children’s choirs. • Coordinating with the pastors in selecting music for worship services, particularly during special seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter up to 12 months in advance. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and video samples (preferably as links) by August 15 to thardy@mtolivet-umc.org. (July 2021)

Organist: Mount Olivet UMC, Arlington, is seeking a quarter-time Organist to prepare and perform organ and piano music for the traditional Sunday worship services. We are also seeking a full-time Director of Worship and Arts Ministries (see above), which could be combined with this role for commensurate compensation. Responsibilities include: • Preparing and performing organ and piano music for the church’s traditional Sunday worship services, normally at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., to include a prelude, postlude, psalter, offertory, doxology, communion music, and accompanying hymns and anthems. • Preparing and performing organ and piano music for additional special services, including one service on Ash Wednesday evening, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae, and multiple services on Christmas Eve. • Preparing and playing organ and piano for rehearsal of The Mount Olivet Choir, normally on Wednesday evenings, and Sunday mornings before services. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and video samples (preferably as links) by August 15 to thardy@mtolivet-umc.org. (July 2021)

Assistant Teacher: Mount Olivet UMC, Arlington, is seeking an Assistant Teacher. A key member of a classroom team, the Assistant Teacher helps to execute the day-to-day classroom operations, striving for a safe and fun learning experience daily, following the Lead Teacher’s direction and lesson plans. This position is part-time, exempt, and salaried with paid leave. Specific hours and leave are defined in the individual teacher’s term-based contract. Mount Olivet Preschool provides children with play-based educational experiences consistent with the best practices of early childhood education. We do this in a safe, loving, and Christian environment with qualified and experienced teachers and staff. School is in session from September to June, 9:15 am – 1:15 pm. Teachers work from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by August 15 to thardy@mtolivet-umc.org. (July 2021)

Music Director: Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA is seeking a part-time Music Director to develop and lead and grow the Adult Choir and Handbell Choir. This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week under the direction of the Lead Pastor. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, video samples, and list of references by August 4 to the Aldersgate Staff Parish Relations team via staffsearch@aldersgate.net. (July 2021)

Organist/Music Director: The Lincolnia United Methodist Church, Alexandria, is seeking a highly motivated part-time Organist/Music Director to m be responsible for all aspects of music our music ministry. Our church engages in traditional methodist style worship service for Sunday services and a contemporary style for special services. This position is 5 to 10 hours a week and will be under the supervision of the ministerial staff. For more information click here. Interested candidates, please email bockdmatt@yahoo.com with your resume and for any further questions. (July 2021)

Kids’ Ministry Director (Full-Time): Fairfax United Methodist Church—Fairfax, VA. The Kids’ Ministry Director is responsible for all areas of helping children in the church and community, nursery through sixth grade, learn about the love of God and grow in faith through multiple types of ministries and missions. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pkipps@fairfaxumc.org (July 2021)

Hospitality and Events Coordinator: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Hospitality and Events Coordinator to identify, recruit, equip and oversee the teams of servant leaders and volunteers for church events with a primary focus on Sunday Worship. The Coordinator will recruit, train, and oversee teams of ushers and greeters, in addition to volunteers to staff the welcome desk. The Coordinator will help facilitate church events by working with other ministry and administrative teams (Grow, Worship, Facilities) to ensure volunteer coverage and logistical support. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants can submit resumes at employment@florisumc.org. (July 2021)

Director of Youth Ministries: Sterling UMC, Sterling, VA, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries who is responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading all aspects of the youth ministry program for those in 6th through 12th grade. The principle function is to help make, grow and nurture young Disciples of Christ by a comprehensive approach to discipleship, mission, relationship building, and outreach while serving as a spiritual leader, mentor, and role model. The Director of Youth Ministries encourages young persons in developing their relationship with Christ, provides them with opportunities for spiritual nurture and growth, and challenges them to respond to God’s call to serve in their church, community, and the world. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send resume and cover letter to general@sterlingumc.org. Questions may be directed to the Rev. Linda Monroe at (703) 430-6455. (July 2021)

Custodian: Burke United Methodist Church in Burke, VA is seeking a part-time experienced custodian. This is a part-time hourly position at 25 hours/week. Seeking a self-motivated professional with a positive attitude. Responsible for performing routine tasks associated with daily cleaning and maintenance of the church facility. Saturday and Sunday Evenings are required. Job description is available upon request. Please email bumcjobopenings@gmail.com with your resume and three references. (July 2021)

Music Director (Part-Time): Aldie UMC in Aldie, VA is seeking a part-time Music Director. This position will work alongside the pastor in the weekly planning for worship. The primary role of the Music Director is to lead the congregation in the music for worship, especially in playing the piano or organ. Experience in choral directing and leading is preferred so that a choir ministry can be developed and grow. Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to: pastorjon@aldieumc.org. (July 2021)

Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries: Pender United Methodist Church, is seeking a full-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries to provide direction, guidance, and organization of our children and youth programs at Pender. Specific responsibilities include developing, designing, executing and overseeing weekly youth group sessions, Sunday School programming, bible studies, special annual events, and mission work in the local and international communities. The Director will work closely with our pastors, staff, Sunday School Superintendent, Grow in God Cluster Leader, and Youth Group adult volunteers. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested? To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to arlet.w@penderumc.org. (July 2021)

Digital Communications Leader: Christ Church, Fairfax Station, is seeking a part-time Digital Communications Leader (28hrs/week).  This position will research, establish and maintain a new website, representing the “front door” of Christ Church.  Once the website is established, this position will also build strong online communities through our various social media platforms while representing our mission of Love God, Love Others and Live Out the Gospel Life.  This position is responsible for capturing media needs and creating original social media content that is relevant, engaging, and timely, designed to create an interactive relationship between social media users and Christ Church.  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.  (July 2021)

Office Administrator: Rising Hope Mission Church, located in Southern Fairfax County, is seeking a part-time/hourly (20-25 hours per week) Office Administrator. The ideal candidate will have a heart of service, particularly a heart to serve those experiencing poverty and homelessness. At Rising Hope Mission Church you will be provided with a unique ministry setting to live out your faith in action. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity and its requirements please send an email to kwilds@risinghopeumc.org or call the church office at 703-360-1976 and ask for Sandy Miller. (July 2021)

Part-time Director of Children’s Ministry Trinity UMC, McLean seeks a Director of Children’s Ministry to provide direction and organize our children’s ministry program at Trinity. Specific responsibilities include developing, designing, executing, and overseeing weekly Sunday School programming throughout the school year, special annual events, and Trinity’s annual Vacation Bible School offering in August. Learn more: https://umtrinity.org/about-us/jobs (July 2021)

Part-time Director of Youth Ministry Trinity UMC, McLean seeks a Director of Youth Ministry to provide direction and organize our youth ministry program at Trinity. Specific responsibilities include developing, designing, and leading Trinity’s weekly Youth Group program throughout the year and special annual youth group events. The Director of Youth Ministry will also be responsible for helping Trinity’s Pastors organize and teach confirmation classes, and plan for an annual confirmation banquet. Learn more: https://umtrinity.org/about-us/jobs (July 2021)

Worship Leader: Restoration Loudoun is seeking a Worship Leader who is fully responsible for understanding the mission and vision of Restoration Church as a multi-site location for Floris United Methodist Church. The Worship Leader is responsible for collaborating with the Pastor on the execution of worship activities for Restoration. The Worship Leader works collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and musicians to carry out all worship activities. Responsibilities: Spend time developing relationships with people in the South Riding and Stone Ridge communities so as to be personally effective in pursuing the Great Commission and helping the church to do the same. Build the necessary teams to carry out the worship areas of Restoration Church including welcome, audio/visual (in concert with A/V coordinator), and music ministry. https://restorationloudoun.org/about/employment/ (June 2021)

Organist: Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA is seeking a part-time organist to accompany weekly Sunday morning service. This part-time position is approximately 12 hours per week under the direction of the Lead Pastor. Responsibilities: • Provide organ and/or piano music for Sunday worship service to include but not limited to accompanying all congregational singing of hymns, choral anthems, and additional service music. • Accompany adult choirs under the direction of the Director of Adult Choirs for rehearsal and Sunday worship service. • In addition to Sundays, accompany seasonal worship services and rehearsals such as Holy Week, Easter, Advent, and Christmas. • Engage substitute organist/accompanist, as required, in consultation with the Director of Adult Choirs. • Schedule periodic maintenance and tuning of Casavant Pipe organ and pianos. • Plan and provide organ and/or piano service music and hymn suggestions in coordination with the planned sermon series. • Attend periodic ministry area staff meetings. Aldersgate UMC proudly maintains a 2000 Casavant organ. It is the 3,794th instrument built by the Casavant Brother’s Factory and features 25 stopes, 30 ranks, and 1796 pipes. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to the Aldersgate Staff Parish Relations team via staffsearch@aldersgate.net. Video or audio samples are welcome but not required. (June 2021)

Director of Children’s Ministry: St. Thomas UMC in Manassas, VA is currently seeking a Full-Time Director of Children’s Ministry.  This position plays a vital role in helping the church accomplish its overall mission to reach, nourish, and serve the community so all may experience healing and new life through Jesus Christ. They do this with a specific focus on reaching children and families living in the community; nourishing them to grow in their faith through healthy and life-affirming relationships with one another, the Church, and Jesus Christ; and by creating opportunities for children to experience the blessing of serving others. This staff position works closely with the Director of the Sunbeam Children’s Center, the Associate Pastor of Youth Ministry, and key volunteers to accomplish this vision and must value working collaboratively as a team player.  To see the full job description please click here.  Interested candidates may apply on Indeed.  To learn more about the church, please visit their website. (June 2021)

Director of Communications: Calvary UMC, Arlington, is seeking a part-time Director of Communications who will work to support the church and ministry leaders in conveying their vision and communications to appropriate audiences across all media. Responsibilities include supporting each ministry area with appropriate publicity, advertising, and promotion within the congregation and community to include social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), brochures, postcards, signs, etc. and producing weekly bulletin and electronic newsletter and other promotional materials in collaboration with key staff and parishioners with a high level of professionalism. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs. (June 2021)

Finance Director: Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Virginia, is seeking an experienced individual who will serve as its Finance Director. This is a full-time position with benefits. Though some flexibility can be accommodated, primary working hours will be on the church campus during core business hours each day. Learn more. (May 2021)

Director of Music Ministry: Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield is looking for an energetic individual to serve as Director of Music Ministry and become an integral part of our worship team. Sydenstricker is an active, mission driven, mid-size congregation.  We are a welcoming church where all are loved and cared for.   Our friendly, collaborative, and hardworking staff help us meet our vision to be “Christ’s Love in Action, Bringing God to People and People to God”.   This position is responsible for the leadership, guidance, instruction, performance and growth of our music programs in support of our worship experiences. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in music with choral or vocal emphasis, experience communicating with, listening to and directing choral and instrumental groups of all ability levels, experience playing and directing hand bells, and an interest in a wide range of musical styles.  Strong keyboard skills are desired. This is a 32 to 40-hour per week position but fewer hours would be considered if the selected candidate required it.  Sydenstricker UMC is located at 8508 Hooes Rd. Springfield, VA.  All employees are provided with educational support and a pension with a match of up to 2% match and employees who work over 32 hours per week are eligible for medical benefits.  Interested candidates should send their resume to admin@sydenstrickerumc.org by June 10, 2021.  

Preschool Director: The Herndon UMC Preschool, widely respected as one of the best preschool programs in the DC Metro area, is looking for a great individual to join our team and serve as Preschool Director. The right candidate for this position will love kids and families, have extensive experience and education relevant to leading a preschool with excellence, and be someone who values being a part of a collaborative team that shapes and forms children, families, and staff to be amazing contributors in whatever community they are a part of. For more information or to submit a resumé and cover letter, please email Pat Seevers, Herndon UMC Preschool Committee Chair: seeverspat@gmail.com. (May 2021)

Director of Preschool: Great Falls United Methodist Church, Great Falls, VA, is seeking interested applicants for the position of Director of Preschool, Great Falls United Methodist Preschool (GFUMP). The position is for a 30-hour/10-month work week. Candidate will be experienced in the area of Early Childhood Education and Development. GFUMP is a ministry of Great Falls UMC, and has operated as a place for children to learn through play for over 30 years. Click here to see a more detailed job description. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and reference to GFUMP Board via email to livingstonedore@vaumc.org. (May 2021)

Access Ministries Coordinator: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a full-time Access Ministries Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and development of a special needs ministry within Floris UMC/Restoration Church (Floris/Restoration). This person will provide direction and development of special needs awareness and inclusion across the various ministries and congregation within Floris/Restoration. They will collaborate with other ministry leads to help define programmatic and volunteer requirements as well as partnering with caregivers to provide discipleship opportunities. Details. (May 2021)

Worship Producer: Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria, is seeking a Worship Producer who supports the communications ministry at the church. As part of the staff team, the Producer will design and create video and media content for in-person and online worship (which may also be used for marketing and promotional purposes) and will be responsible for online streaming of Sunday morning worship. The Producer, assisted by other church leaders, will build a video ministry volunteer team to assist them in designing, creating, and sharing content video content for the church. More Details. To apply, send an email with your resume and a cover letter to staffsearch@aldersgate.net with “PRODUCER” in the subject line. Application deadline is May 31 2021. (Posted May 2021)

Preschool Director: Burke UMC is seeking to hire a 30-hour/week Preschool Director to provide leadership for Burke United Methodist Preschool. A ministry of Burke United Methodist Church, BUMP has been a preeminent place for children to learn through play, surrounded by love for more than 30 years. The Director: Plans and coordinates the daily operation of the preschool program; Acts as liaison between the preschool committee, the preschool staff, and the preschool families; Acts as liaison between the preschool and the church and contributing to church staff meetings; Serve on the preschool committee; Acts as a liaison with community preschool programs by attending meetings and conferences as deemed appropriate; and Maintains policies and procedures for program operation as a licensed preschool. Additional information can be found by visiting www.BurkeUMC.org. Resumes should be submitted to bumcjobopenings@gmail.com (Posted May 2021)

Administrative Assistant (Part Time): Vale UMC, Oakton, VA has an immediate opening for an administrative assistant to work in our church office, flex schedule, 20-25 hours per week.  The administrative assistant reports directly to the Pastor. This position is the welcoming face of Vale and is the central point for communication representing the church in interactions with the community, staff, congregants, other churches and businesses. Essential duties of this position are managing contacts with membership and community; administrative support to church worship and activities; maintaining the church website; and assisting in office and church operations. Qualifications include effective oral and written communication skills; ability to prioritize daily tasks and multi-task effectively; strong customer service skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office products; proficiency with web and social media applications (Signup Genius, web page, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube etc); and demonstrated experience in working in a team setting with minimal supervision. This is an hourly wage position. Compensation commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send their resume to jobs@valechurch.org or mail to Vale UMC, Attn: Bette Rutherford, SPRC Chair, 11528 Vale Road, Oakton, VA 22124. (Posted May 2021)

Children’s Ministries Coordinator: Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Children’s Ministries Coordinator. The primary purpose of the position is to bring the children at Floris and from the surrounding community into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This position works under the direction of the Children’s and Family Ministries Director to help develop, communicate, administer and implement school-aged children’s programs and events. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes can be submitted to employment@florisumc.org (April 2021)