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.



Centreville UMC in Centreville, VA is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries. This person will provide dynamic leadership and oversight of the youth ministry, including planning and implementing a program that will encourage youth to become disciples of Jesus Christ and leaders in the congregation. This is a part-time position (20 hours) with the potential of moving toward full-time. For a detailed job description visit the church’s website: https://centreville-umc.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/ If interested in this position, please email your resume to Rev. Will Montgomery at willmontgomery@vaumc.org. (February 2021)

Centreville UMC in Centreville, VA is seeking a Director of Digital Ministries. This is a new position in the life of the church. The Director of Digital Ministry will expand and enhance our digital ministry mainly through live stream worship, creation of videos and help to build connections with the online community. This is a part-time position (20 hours). For a detailed job description visit the church’s website at https://centreville-umc.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/ If interested in this position, please email your resume to Rev. Will Montgomery
at willmontgomery@vaumc.org. (February 2021)

St. Thomas UMC in Manassas is currently seeking a Full-Time Children’s Ministry Director.  The Children’s Ministry Director 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 our 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. To see the full job description please click here.  Interest candidates may apply on Indeed.

St. Thomas UMC in Manassas is currently seeking a Part-Time Food Pantry Assistant Coordinator.  The Food Pantry Assistant Coordinator plays a vital part in helping the church accomplish its overall vision of helping people experience healing and new life by ensuring that the broader community beyond its walls has its basic food needs met and giving members and non-members alike the opportunity to serve the community by being the hands and feet of Christ when volunteering at the Food Pantry. This staff position works closely with the Food Pantry Director and 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.

P/T Director of Youth Ministry: Franconia UMC 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 (November2020)

Print/Media Assistant: 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.  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 (November2020)

P/T 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 (PastorSean@buckhall-umc.org). (Posted 10/1)

F/T Custodian: St. Matthews UMC in Annandale, Va is seeking a full-time custodian. Qualified applicants will be able to perform repetitive, heavy, manual work requiring efficient performance of simple building cleaning and maintenance duties and will be responsible for the proper performance of custodial work performed during his/her assigned shift. In addition, will work independently and be responsible for scheduling activities for specific days and times and ensuring that the sanctuary, meeting/training rooms are appropriately setup for Sunday services as well as specific meetings/training activities.
Can demonstrate knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work; ability to read and write English; ability to understand, follow, and repeat oral and written instructions in English; sufficient strength, agility, and dexterity to perform all required tasks.
Interested applicants should contact Angela Culbertson @ culbertsonangela801@gmail.com (Posted 8/26)

Music Ministry Leader: Spirit & Life UMC, Alexandria District, is seeking a Music Ministry Leader (MML) to employ a comprehensive and collaborative approach to developing, coordinating and implementing the praise/worship music ministry at Spirit and Life United Methodist Church (SLUMC). The MML casts and implements a vision of worship consistent with the ministry, doctrine, policy, and traditions of the United Methodist Church, and pastoral leadership of SLUMC; is present for worship service on Sundays from approximately 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., including setup and teardown (with team of volunteers); and leads the congregation in a worshipful weekly setting, and occasional special events/services (Christmas Eve, community/outreach events, etc.), through music, prayer, and Scripture. This includes planning and leading worship band rehearsals during the week to prepare for Sunday worship service. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs. (Posted 8/26)

Website Developer: Galilee United Methodist Church, located in Sterling, VA seeks to partner with a website developer (individual or company) to develop and deliver a new WordPress website for the church. There is potential for future work, as the project evolves. The church has approximately 1100 members and an international online presence. Individuals from five states and 10 countries participate in worship services weekly. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (Posted 8/26)

P/T Facilities Maintenance Technician: The Technician is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all building systems and building components on church grounds, including the separate Mission Center, located 3 miles away from AUMC’s main grounds. Requirements: At least four (4) years’ experience working in building maintenance or as a general “handyman”, including a basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, and carpentry, ability to check blueprints, repairs manuals, and parts catalogs as well as the ability to use common tools such as hammers, drills, and wrenches. (Posted 8/26)

P/T Property Manager: The Property Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of care, maintenance, safety, and security for the church buildings and grounds, including the separate Mission Center located 3 miles away from AUMC’s main grounds. Requirements: at least four (4) years’ experience in commercial property management & maintenance along with basic real estate rental knowledge. Knowledge & understanding of accounts receivable, budgeting & accounting, property operations, maintenance contract negotiations, and tenant relations. For details, visit the Virginia Conference website at www.vaumc.org/jobs (Posted 8/26)

F/T Facilities Manager: Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Virginia, is seeking an experienced individual who will serve the church as its Facilities Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits. Though some flexibility can be accommodated, the nature of the position requires presence at the church campus during core business hours each day.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in managing the administration and oversight of work done by contractors across the full spectrum of disciplines ranging from landscaping to elevator maintenance, roofing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The ability to plan and schedule work, maintain paperwork, and manage contracts to completion is a must.
The candidate should also have the ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. In this regard the candidate should be able to comfortably work on ladders and should have the requisite strength and flexibility to perform light to medium maintenance and renovation tasks.
The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills as the facilities manager will deal with multiple stakeholders within the congregation and staff, working with and at the direction of the Board of Trustees and Senior Pastor.
We expect to fill this position in late September, though that time might be advanced. Salary $45,000 – $55,000. Please email your resume to jobs@messiahumc.org with Facilities Manager in the Subject line. (posted 8/21)

P/T Director of Children’s Director: St Paul United Methodist Church (SPUMC) seeks a Director of Children’s Ministries. The Director of Children’s Ministries will develop and oversee the Christian Education Program for Children, which includes the weekly Sunday School and Children’s Church programs for children, and other special programming such as Vacation Bible School and seasonal events (Easter Egg Hunt, help with Christmas pageants, etc). The Children’s Ministry Director shall seek to foster a strong education program through building relationships with teachers, students, parents and church leaders that strengthen the students’ commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ.
Contact: www.stpaul-umc.org, 703-494-2445 Learn More (posted 8/21)