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.


Organist/Accompanist: Fredericksburg UMC (Mission Rivers District) seeks a highly skilled organist to serve a vibrant church community committed to excellence in worship and music. Click here for a full position description. If interested, please send resume and a recording (video preferred) to: David Kirven, Director of Music, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church at: davidkirven@fumcva.org; (703) 586-7793. (November 2023)


Director of Youth Ministry: Sydenstricker UMC, in Springfield, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry to plan, coordinate and lead all aspects of the ministry program for youth grades seven through twelve. This includes developing disciples through a comprehensive approach that involves mission opportunities, relationship building and outreach, while serving as spiritual leader, mentor and role model. The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for encouraging youth to develop a relationship with Christ, nurturing their spiritual growth and challenging them to respond to God’s call to serve the church, the community, and the world.  Please visit the SUMC website for a complete job description and information on how to apply. (February 2024)

F/T Director of Student Ministries: St. Matthew’s UMC is seeking a full time Director of Student Ministries responsible for developing engaging programs that fit the needs of middle school, high school, and college students within our church and in our community. We strive to be an inclusive church that welcomes all people and especially students to come as they are to find community, build relationships and grow in their faith. The director will partner with church staff and ministry teams, provide enthusiastic leadership and recruit, train, and support volunteers. Must have a college degree and experience in guiding a student program. Experience in organizing and executing dynamic programs and supervising volunteers is preferred. Ongoing personal spiritual development and general understanding of the bible and UMC faith is expected. More information about this position is here. To apply for this position please read the detailed job description and send your resume and cover letter to Pastor Mike Plasters at mplasters@stmatthewsumc.org. (February 2024)

P/T Director of Digital Ministry: Great Falls United Methodist Church in Great Falls, Virginia is requesting applications for a part-time position to be responsible for the coordination of all digital/online programs including Sunday morning worship, website, and social media platforms. The candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite, managing social media pages and groups, audio mixing and live sound. For the full job-description, CLICK HERE. If interested, please respond to Karen Kelly at karen45kelly@verizon.net. (February 2024)

P/T Communications Administrator: Burke UMC, Burke, VA is searching for a part time (15 hours per week) Administrator of Communications who will offer internal and external communications support to church staff, front office, and Director of Communications. This position will provide appropriate publicity, advertising, and promotion within the congregation and community to include social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), brochures, postcards, signs, videos, a monthly newsletter, and banners. Click here to see the job description and for more details. To apply, please send your resume to bumcjobopenings@gmail.com. (February 2024)

Nursery Staff: Burke UMC is now hiring staff for our nursery. Nursery staff must be adults and prior experience working with kids/babies is preferred. The nursery is currently open Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Thursday mornings however more times may be added soon. The nursery coordinator works with the nursery staff to schedule. Nursery staff must pass a background check. Please be in touch with Katie Glick at KatieGlick@burkeumc.org if you are interested. (February 2024)

Church Office Manager: Dumfries UMC seeks a Church Office Manager. The candidate is ultimately responsible for the efficient operation of the Dumfries United Methodist Church office. More specifically, the DUMC Church Office Manager will have the ability to interact with all stakeholders in an enthusiastic manner that is helpful, courteous, pleasant, and professional, serve as the Senior Pastor’s executive assistant, ensure the church office runs smoothly, develop and recommend improved office procedures and systems, and meet the general qualifications for the position. For a full position description, click HERE. (January 2024)

Office Assistant: Looking to make a difference in your community? Feeling called to working with friends experiencing homelessness and poverty? Rising Hope Mission Church is a safe place where people can gain spiritual and physical sustenance. We work with individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness along the Route 1 Corridor in Alexandria, Virginia. Rising Hope is hiring a Office Assistant, click HERE for more information and/or to apply. You can also email your resume and cover letter to events@RisingHopeUMC.org. (January 2024)

P/T Technical Producer: Sterling United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the part-time (10 hours a week, salary 10k yearly) position of Technical Producer  Please click HERE to read the full job description. The primary purpose of the Technical Producer is to direct and maintain the highest quality of live production for two weekly worship services and other special events. Please apply online by emailing jobs@sterlingumc.org and list “Technical Producer” in the subject line. (January 2024)

P/T Executive Assistant: Aldersgate UMC, located in Alexandria, is seeking a qualified individual to provide overall administrative support to the Executive Director and to serve as a backup to the Receptionist. The ideal candidate will represent the church in a professional manner with a helpful, welcoming attitude. For a full position description, please click HERE. Interested parties should contact Jill Cox at jcox@aldersgate.net. (January 2024)

P/T Director of Children’s Ministries: Aldersgate UMC, Alexandria, is seeking a qualified individual to plan, develop, implement, and expand Children’s Ministries. This position provides leadership in the area of Christian education for children and is part-time, 25-30 hours. For a full position description, please click HERE. Interested parties should contact Jill Cox at jcox@aldersgate.net. (January 2024)

F/T Program Director: Trinity UMC, Alexandria, is seeking a Program Director! This is a full time position to create and manage ministries with an eye to the future. The Program Director will coordinate the Christian education and mission ministries at Trinity with an emphasis on fostering and growing Trinity’s programs including discipleship, neighborhood outreach, and mission related activities. The position will directly oversee Christian Education, including Sunday School and youth group. For additional information, contact the SPRC (Staff Parish Relations Committee) at sprc@trinityalexandria.org. Click HERE for a full job description. (December 2023)

Food Pantry Director: St. Thomas UMC, located in Manassas, Virginia, is seeking a Food Pantry Director. This position plays a vital part in helping the church accomplish its overall vision of helping people experience healing and new life through Jesus Christ by helping the local community beyond the church walls meet basic food needs and by giving members and non-members alike the opportunity to serve the community while volunteering at the Food Pantry. Click HERE for full job description. Interested candidates may send their resumes to Samantha.bouquet@stthomasumc.org. (December 2023)

Administrative Assistant: The candidate is responsible for the operation of the Wesley United Methodist Church office (Alexandria VA, 22309). The administrative assistant reports directly to the pastor, and interacts with the church leadership board, volunteers, congregation, community members, and guests. The ideal candidate is helpful, courteous, pleasant, and professional, and ensures the church office runs smoothly. For the full job description and required skills, click HERE. (December 2023)

Director of Children’s Ministry: Wesley UMC in Vienna, VA, is looking for a loving and passionate Director of Children’s Ministry who is willing to serve, learn, and grow together with the congregation. This position is part-time (15-20 hours, including Sundays), beginning January 1, 2024. To learn more about Wesley UMC and our vibrant community, visit our website at WesleyVienna.org or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/WesleyVienna. Click HERE for the full job description. To apply for this job, please email your resume to jobs@wesleyvienna.org. (November 2023)

Vocal Ministry Leader: The Vocal Ministry Leader serves as a vital support to the music ministry at Christ Church. The position is designed to provide leadership, coaching & support to vocalists within the music ministry to sing with confidence and passion as they lead the congregation in singing praise and worship of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The vocal ministry leader will lead both front line singers (vocal team) and the worship choir. Click HERE for the full job description. (November 2023)

Director of Children’s Ministry: Del Ray UMC in Alexandria is looking for a Director of Children’s Ministry who will play a vital role in helping the church accomplish its vision by providing the children a safe and nurturing place to learn and grow surrounded by God’s love. This position works closely with the Pastor, Del Ray staff, the Leadership Team, and volunteers to ensure the effective Children’s Ministries of the church. Click HERE for the full job description. To apply, please submit a resume to Rev. Arum Kim at pastor@delrayumc.org. (November 2023)

P/T Nursery Caregiver: Wesley UMC in Vienna has openings for Nursery Caregivers and Coordinator. Hourly rate based on experience. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  Click HERE to view the flyer. All interested applicants should send resume to drunaldue@gmail.com. (November 2023)