Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months. Please e-mail positions to Brenda Capen at brendacapen@vaumc.org
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LOCAL CHURCH POSITIONS

Director of Christian Education
United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, CA, is seeking a dynamic Director of Christian Education to develop programs for all ages, for seekers and believers alike! Is prevenient, justifying and sanctifying grace part of your spiritual vocabulary? Do you possess the enthusiasm and fortitude of a John Wesley type? OR Susanna Wesley? Is the Holy Spirit urging you toward ministering to a reconciling and fully inclusive congregation of people living in God's YES and moving on toward Christian perfection? If this sounds like an answer to your prayers, keep on reading because we'd like an opportunity to talk to you. The highlights of the job include an emphasis on Children and Youth Ministries, including Church School and Vacation Bible School and the development of Christian Education opportunities for all ages. If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity please don't hesitate to tell us your story including how your experience will enhance our church's education ministry. Please email your resume with a cover letter to: Patty Slough, Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee at Jack.CATF@umcps.org (Posted on 2/9//16)

Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries
Stanardsville United Methodist Church, Charlottesville District, seeks a coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries. This position requires 10 hours a week, and includes responsibilities for coordinating Sunday School for 6th grade to 12th grade, along with ministry activities to help families foster Christian faith with their children. Necessary skills include solid organizational abilities, effective communication, and a heartfelt love of our Lord Jesus and his children. Compensation negotiable based on experience. Applicants can apply by e-mail at pastorchuck7@aol.com, by mail at Stanardsville UMC, P.O. Box 740, Stanardsville, Va. 22973 and may call with questions at 434-985-3888.  (Posted on 2/8/16)

Director of Youth Ministry
Tabernacle UMC in Spotsylvania County, VA seeks a part-time Director of Youth Ministries. Resumes may be emailed to admin.assistant@tabumc.org or mailed to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 7310-A Old Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. A detailed job description is available at www.tabumc.org\jobopenings. (Posted on 2/8/16) 

Administrative Assistant
Sudley United Methodist Church in Catharpin, VA is a medium size, active, mission oriented church that is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant (~25 hours a week).  Working under the direction of the Pastor, this person will perform and coordinate administrative and communication functions for the Church and will be accountable to the Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee. Responsibilities include receptionist duties during church office hours, Tuesday – Friday 9am to 3pm, producing weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, reports and correspondences as requested by the pastor, maintain membership database and member contact information, prepare slides for worship, oversee updates of the church website and social media, other duties to maintain the office including ordering supplies, operating office equipment and manage incoming and outgoing mail. Requirements include a pleasant, friendly personality, love and respect for people, able to perform the administrative duties to help carry out the church’s mission and vision, ability to use office equipment, including the provided Windows computer and copy machine, and proficient in MS Office and Quickbooks. Familiarity with graphic and website design, social media and HTML would be a plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter with a resume and 3 references to the Attention of Pastor Hyo Lee or SPRC chairperson Joyce Kenneson. FAX to (703) 753-1628 or e-mail to office@sudley-methodist.org (Posted on 2/8/16)

Director of Youth Ministries
Thalia UMC, Virginia Beach, is seeking a dynamic individual for a part time (22 Hrs/week average) position to develop, implement, and direct programs for the spiritual growth of our youth (grades 6-12). Reaching out to youth and parents, along with an ability to evangelize and build these ministries, is vital to this position. The candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with a strong Christian faith and dedication to living a life of Christian discipleship. This person will develop and oversee the Christian Education Program for youth. This includes the weekly Sunday school program for youth, a Sunday evening youth program, confirmation class, mission outings and retreats. This person will be expected to build and maintain relationships with other church youth groups as appropriate. A successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to provide leadership while being a role model. Youth ministry or similar experience working with youth (ages 11 to 18) is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Send resume & cover letter to admin@thaliaumc.org. (Posted on 2/5/16)

Financial Administrator
Reveille UMC, a large congregation in the west end of Richmond, is seeking a Financial Administrator. The Financial Administrator is responsible for the financial and business management of Reveille United Methodist Church, including maintaining all financial and stewardship records, compliance, accounting and payroll functions, and assisting with budget development and reporting. The position is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Interested candidates should contact Rev. Doug Forrester at seniorpastor@reveilleumc.org. (Posted on 2/4/16)

Childcare Coordinator
Reveille UMC, a large congregation in the west end of Richmond, is seeking a Childcare Coordinator to be responsible for scheduling and organizing our childcare staff for events at church. This is a part-position. Interested candidates should contact Rev. Doug Forrester at seniorpastor@reveilleumc.org. (Posted on 2/4/16)

Director of Children’s Ministry
St. Matthew’s UMC, a healthy and growing mid-size congregation in western Richmond (4 miles from Short Pump) is hiring a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. The role of the Director of Children’s Ministry is to cast and lead a vision for the children’s ministry (ages 0 – 5th grade) at St. Matthew’s in line with our mission to "reach seekers, build believers, and serve the world together." The director must have a passion for children and helping them grow in their faith in Jesus. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please send resumes and inquiries to: info@mystmatthews.org (Posted on 2/3/16)

Organist/Accompanist
Herndon United Methodist Church is a healthy, growing church with a 9:00 traditional worship service that is wonderfully vibrant and alive. Hymns for the month might include "Siyahamba" with African drums, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" with organ and brass, and "How Majestic Is Your Name" with piano and electric bass --with the 32-member adult Chancel Choir singing anthems drawn from arrangers and composers like Mark Hayes, Felix Mendelssohn, Moses Hogan, and Alice Parker. The prelude for a Sunday morning may be a saxophone playing Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday" or the offering may be an original piece played by our high school marimba player. Other music in worship on any given Sunday might include a Latin-American anthem sung by our youth choir with flute and piano accompaniment, a praise and worship song sung by one of our children's choirs, or a special music offering played by one of our three handbell choirs. The key question for any music in worship is always "Does this add to the richness and meaning of the worship experience?" Herndon UMC is looking for a talented organist/accompanist with excellent organ and keyboard skills and a warm collegial spirit to join its passionate and energetic staff. We are located in Herndon, Virginia right across the street from Herndon High School at 701 Bennett Street and our website is www.herndonumc.org. Interested? You may view the job description at http://www.herndonumc.org/images/music/Organist_Accompanist_PD2016.pdf. Please send your resume to shannon@herndonumc.org. (Posted on 2/2/16)

Director of Youth Ministry
Custer Road UMC, Plano, TX, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry (full-time). Seeking a person of genuine and deepening Christian character, willing to grow as a loyal participant of a ministry team, able to work well and communicate with others, act as a role model in and outside of the church, and to develop and nurture relationships and trust with youth and their families in a growing congregation. The purpose of the Director of Youth Ministry is to assist families to raise their youth to know Jesus and love all by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of worshipping, connecting, and serving) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model for grades 6-12.Qualification Requirements: 10+ years in youth ministry experience. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is minimum requirement. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church is desired. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to pchristian@crumc.org, including your youth ministry philosophy and salary requirement. (Posted on 2/2/16)

Associate Director of Youth Ministry
Custer Road UMC, Plano, TX, is seeking an Associate Director of Youth Ministry (full-time). Seeking a person of genuine and deepening Christian character, willing to grow as a loyal participant of a ministry team, able to work well and communicate with others, act as a role model in and outside of the church, and to develop and nurture relationships and trust with youth and their families in a growing congregation. The purpose of the Associate Director of Youth Ministry is fostering community through personal relationships with students (grades 6-12) and volunteer parents while sharing in the basic functions of ministry, teamwork, and leadership development. Qualification Requirements: Youth ministry experience required. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to pchristian@crumc.org, including your youth ministry philosophy and salary requirement. (Posted on 2/2/16)

Director of Worship and Music Ministries 
Chapelwood UMC is a 6,500-member congregation located in West Houston, TX. Founded in 1949, Chapelwood has grown into a unique congregation with two campuses housing five worship communities and seven weekly worship services all serving with a common mission, core values, and a disciple-making pathway. We are seeking a Director of Worship and Music Ministries who will give senior leadership in worship coordination and music/arts ministry. They will serve as manager of all music ministries and give direct leadership to Chapelwood’s traditional worship offerings. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Contact: Bob Lindsey, Business Administrator, Chapelwood UMC, 11140 Greenbay, Houston, Texas 77024; 713.354.4495; blindsey@chapelwood.org (Posted on 2/1/16)

Director of Music Ministries
Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA seeks a part-time Director of Music Ministries. Resumes may be emailed to sprc@sydenstrickerumc.org or mailed to Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Rd., Springfield, VA  22153. A detailed job description is available at sydenstrickerumc.org/jobs. (Posted on 2/1/16)

Director of Children’s Ministries
Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA seeks a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries. Resumes may be emailed to sprc@sydenstrickerumc.org or mailed to Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Rd., Springfield, VA  22153. A detailed job description is available at sydenstrickerumc.org/jobs. (Posted on 2/1/16)

Director of Youth Ministries
Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA seeks a part-time Director Youth Ministries. Resumes may be emailed to sprc@sydenstrickerumc.org or mailed to Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Rd., Springfield, VA  22153. A detailed job description is available at sydenstrickerumc.org/jobs. (Posted on 2/1/16)

Music Director
Dumfries UMC, a growing congregation in northern VA, seeks a part-time Director of Music. Resumes may be emailed to office@dumfriesumc.org or mailed to 3890 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026 A job description may be viewed at dumfriesumc.org. (Posted on 2/1/16)

Music Director
Powhatan UMC is praying for a new music director. This faithful and growing congregation seeks someone who can: play piano, play organ, direct a choir, help plan worship, work with children, and contribute to the exciting staff. Please submit inquiries and resumes to church@powhatanumc.us or 804-598-4438. For more information about the church, visit our website www.powhatanumc.us (Posted on 1/29/16)

Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Wesley Memorial UMC in Charlottesville seeks a part-time (15-20 hrs/wk) Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant  to assist pastor and congregation and run church office. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Office  and Windows 7 required. Familiarity with Church Windows, WordPress and MailChimp a plus. Ability to learn quickly and multi-task essential. Responsive and pleasant personality, as well as the ability to gracefully manage volunteers a must. E-mail cover letter and resume to pastor@wesleymumc.org. No snail-mail or walk ins, please. (Posted on 1/29/16)

Interim Pianist and/or Organist
Crooks Memorial UMC in Yorktown, VA is seeking an interim pianist and/or organist for its well established music ministry. Primary responsibilities include playing for the one worship service on Sundays and accompanying the choir during weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. This position has the potential of becoming permanent. Salary to be discussed at time of interview. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interest and resumes can be emailed to Rev. Lisa Barbery at revlisab@gmail.com or sent to: Staff Parish Relations Committee, Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23690. Questions? 757-898-6702. (Posted on 1/28/16)

Part-time Administrative Assistant
Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, Alexandria, is seeking someone with a heart for ministry with the least, lost, lonely, and left-out. Must be highly organized and have personality that relates to a variety of persons, volunteers, constituents, vendors, and those who make donations. As a dynamic, fast-paced administrative assistant this part-time job of five hours for four days a week is perfect for the individual who shares from a Christian background. Knowledge of the United Methodist Church organization is a valuable tool in making this job work for you and the Church. Email your resume to: riverfarm@cox.net (Posted on 1/28/16)

Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Crooks Memorial UMC, located in Yorktown, is seeking a P/T Director of Children & Youth Ministry. Primary responsibility is to provide oversight and coordination of our these two ministry areas, including opportunities that invite and serve parents and families with children and youth. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interest and resumes can be emailed to Rev. Lisa Barbery at revlisab@gmail.com or sent to: Staff Parish Relations Committee, Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23690. Questions? 757-898-6702. (Posted on 1/27/16)

Director of Youth Ministries
Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church and Belmont United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA are seeking a Director of Youth Ministries to be shared between the two churches. This person will develop and oversee the Christian Education Program for youth. This includes the weekly Sunday school program for youth, a Sunday evening youth program, confirmation class, mission outings and District Retreats. The Youth Ministry Director shall seek to foster a strong education program through building relationships with students, parents and church leaders that strengthen the students' commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. This is a part-time position for 10 hours a week. Walmsley Blvd. and Belmont seeks a person who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith, United Methodist tradition, and who has a strong desire to nurture youth in the Christian faith. We seek a person who generates new ideas and programs, who values a team concept of ministry and is comfortable working in a diverse community. Please send cover letter, references and resume to the Rev. Denise Watkins at walmsleyblvdumc@verizon.net or call 804-275-8508 for more details on the position. (Posted on 1/26/15)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
West Point United Methodist Church in West Point, Virginia, is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministries. The Director of Children & Youth Ministries is a part-time position, with potential for a full-time staff position. The Director is responsible for managing a comprehensive program of Christian Education & Spiritual Formation for children and youth. This position provides the framework for building a firm faith foundation for our children/youth through Sunday school classes, youth group, camping and retreat ministries, VBS, mission trips, music ministries, and other children/youth activities. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Mail or e-mail the following to Rev. Gordon Meriwether, 1020 Main Street, PO Box 610, West Point, VA 23181 or wpumc@yahoo.com: a cover letter to share some of your faith journey; a resume (in MS Word format), and the names of three references with contact information. Deadline: Close of business January 25, 2016. (Posted on 1/20/16)

Director of Student Ministries
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (www.wesleymemorial.org) of High Point, NC is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. This person will be the primary leader for the ministries with youth (grades 6-12) and college/university students. The Director will serve the congregation by developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive and expanding ministry of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation for students of the church and surrounding community, and provide leadership to and supervision of volunteers involved with this ministry.  Qualifications for this position are: • A commitment to the Christian faith and to serving God through the faith formation of students, as well as an acceptance of the doctrine and polity of the United Methodist Church. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education/Christian education; Master’s degree is preferred. • Two – five years of significant, successful experience in developing student ministry programs in a medium or large congregational setting. • Current experience in the recruitment, development and management of a significant number of volunteers. • Takes initiative, is dependable, and punctual. • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and conflict management skills. • Able to work flexible hours and maintain confidentiality in appropriate settings. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to sara@ymarchitects.com. (Posted on 1/19/16)

Youth/Music Education Director
Resurrection United Methodist Church, Chesapeake Virginia, is seeking a dynamic individual and/or a qualified person for Christian education for young adult, youth, and children, and music leader for adults, youth, and children in a growing multi-cultural church with many youth and young adults. JOB DUTIES: • Teach or lead Christian education programs; • Recruit and/or train volunteers, empowering and equipping others for service; • Organize and/or facilitate small groups; • Encourage and/or plan meaningful worship, devotions, or prayer time; • Coordinate social ministry activities, reaching out to those who are marginalized; • Music Director working with all ages – children, youth, adults, and families; This position combines faith and service to church and society. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • Theology courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.• Specialized ministry courses; • Deepening of spiritual and prayer life; • Development of attitudes and vision for ministry to the whole people of God. The ability to unselfishly meet the needs of others through practical help. • Adminstration. The ability to organize and manage, working with and through others to achieve goals. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please mail resume to: ATTN: Staff Parish Relations, 1322 Centerville Turnpike N., Chesapeake Virginia 23320. (Posted on 1/19/16)

Choir Director/Accompanist
St. John's UMC, Buena Vista, is currently interviewing for the staff position of Choir Director/Accompanist. Candidate must be able to sight read music, have knowledge of varied musical styles, ability to lead, grow and strengthen the music ministry of the church, available to rehearse on Wednesday evening each week (6pm) and Sunday morning prior to 11 a.m. worship. Candidate must also be available for funerals, weddings, special services as needed. Salary discussed at interview. Please contact Rev Sonja Oliver (540) 461-3305, sonjaoliver@vaumc.org to schedule an appointment or for more information. (Posted on 1/19/16)

Audio/Visual/Lighting Coordinator
Timberlake UMC, Lynchburg, is seeking a part-time Audio/Visual/Lighting Coordinator to provide audio, visual, and lighting coordination to assist the Senior Pastor and ministry staff in preparing and conducting worship services. This work affects all areas of the church and is seen and heard by all in attendance. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf).  To apply, visit the church's website at http://TimberlakeUMC.org (Postred on 1/19/16)

Administrative Assistant
Manor Memorial United Methodist Church, a growing 445 member congregation located in New Market, VA, is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant (24 hours/week; 9 am-3 pm; Monday-Thursday). Working under the primary direction of the pastor, this person will type and operate office equipment (telephone, typewriter, copier, computer, printers, etc.); must have ability to work well with people; be accountable and guard confidentiality; love and respect people; have a sense of humor, positive attitude, be dependable, self-motivated, creative, and hospitable; and be committed to the church’s vision, leadership, and people. Responsibilities include friendly and professional receptionist and secretarial skills which include bulletin, newsletter, etc.; scheduling and supporting the many ministries of the church and pastor. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and compassionate communication skills. Clerical experience in administrative or secretarial employment is desired. To apply submit a cover letter and resume no later than January 28, 2016 to manormemorial@yahoo.com or mail to Selection Committee, Manor Memorial UMC, PO Box 340 New Market, VA 22844. Direct phone inquiries to 540-740-8959. Monday – Thursday, 9 am-3 pm. (Posted on 1/15/16)

Music Director
Greenwood United Methodist Church in Glen Allen, VA (Richmond suburb) is seeking to hire a qualified individual to join the music ministry. The successful candidate will be an organist or pianist that will lead the choir and congregation in worship Sunday mornings and will rehearse with the chancel choir once a week. The successful candidate will also rehearse and perform at special services (e.g. Easter, Christmas) and will have right of first refusal at other services (e.g. weddings, funerals).  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For more information, contact the pastor at BarbaraLewis@vaumc.org. Position available February 1. Resumes, references, and salary requirements should be emailed to the pastor or mailed to the church c/o Staff Parish Relations Committee, Greenwood UMC, 10040 Greenwood Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  (Posted on 1/14/16)

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Richmond District, is currently accepting applications for a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  This is a full-time position. Requirements are a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies and/or Youth Ministry with an educational background in Bible or Religious History. Knowledge of developmental characteristics of youth.  Strong ability to lead, work alongside parents, youth and volunteers and promote spiritual growth.  Must be able to organize and communicate effectively.  Resume reviews will begin February 1, 2016.  Please send cover letter and resume to Kim Bedell at jobs@mtpisgahva.org or 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive, Midlothian, Va. 23113. . (Posted on 1/14/16)

Director of Grow Ministries (Full-Time)
Shady Grove United Methodist Church (Mechanicsville), near Richmond, Virginia is offering a full-time opportunity to lead a Christ-centered multi-dimensional Grow Ministries program.  We are seeking a self-starting, Spirit-driven person with a demonstrated ability to envisage, develop, coordinate and lead a comprehensive program of spiritual formation and discipleship, which includes education, nurture and small group ministry across all age groups.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of United Methodist polity with a clear understanding of Wesleyan theology and thought.  A degree in Christian education or equivalent is highly preferred, but ministry experience may be a suitable substitute.  Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, recruit, teach, coach and lead lay-leadership – skills generally acquired through 5-7 years of experience.  Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office suite software and other job related applications and social media.  Organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate through a broad variety of channels to children, youth and adults is a must.  Supervisory experience is preferred.  Salary, including benefits, will be commensurate with education and experience. For Job Description go to www.shadygroveumc.org/employment Send your resume to: Jay Kelchner, Lead Pastor, Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 8209 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23111; jaykelchner@vaumc.org  (Posted on 1/13/16)

Contemporary Worship Leader
Are you musically gifted and spiritually alive in Christ? Aisle 7 Fellowship is a new congregation of United Methodists in Verona, Virginia, just north of Staunton (in the Harrisonburg District). We are praying God will send us a worship leader who will share our commitment to praise the Lord with all our being as we share the good news of Jesus and serve in his name. We begin worship in March 2016 in the brand new Verona Community Center. As the “anchor” Christian fellowship of the community center, we will be in mission throughout the week with other area churches in outreach to the poor, small group Bible studies, and other transformational ministries. We are a sister campus of Verona United Methodist Church. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Worship Leader will work closely with the campus pastor and launch team to: - Help identify the worship needs of the developing congregation; - Lead music and other worship components of worship gatherings; - Develop a worship leadership team; - Serve as a spiritual mentor to worship leadership team members. QUALIFICATIONS: You must be musically gifted and a growing disciple of Jesus Christ with a burning desire to see God's Kingdom grow. Experience in leadership of a music group (preferably a worship team), formal musical training, and a willingness to learn and grow are essential qualifications. CONTACT: Email: shiner@veronaumc.com or phone: 248-7777 (please leave your name and contact information) (Posted on 1/12/16)

Director of Family Ministries
Larchmont United Methodist Church (LUMC), Norfolk, VA is seeking a full-time Director of Family Ministries to start work on February 29. The LUMC Director of Family Ministries is responsible for development, administration, supervision, and leadership of programs, across all ages, in the areas of Christian education, discipleship, mission, and outreach. The ideal candidate will (1) consider this position as a life ministry, (2) is knowledgeable in use of social media, (3) proficient with Microsoft Office products, (4) practices team-based leadership, (5) has demonstrated the ability to plan, organize, recruit, teach, coach, and lead youth and lay leaders-skills normally acquired through 3 or more years of related experience, (6) thinks strategically, (7) works creatively, and (8) possesses an Bachelor’s Degree (Required. A Master’s degree in Christian Education is preferred).  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A job description may be obtained on the LUMC web page, http://www.larchmontumc.org/index/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Director-of-Family-Ministries-10-21-2015.pdf, or from the LUMC office (757-489-8168). Submit resumes, with cover letter, to larchmontumcjobs@gmail.com or directly to the LUMC church office, 1101 Jamestown Cres., Norfolk, VA 23508 no later than February 5. (Posted on 1/8/16)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Mount Hermon United Methodist Church in Lynch Station, VA is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This person will develop and oversee the Christian Education Program for children and youth. This includes the weekly Sunday school program for children and youth, and other special programming such as Vacation Bible School, Lenten studies, Christmas pageants, and small group study programs. The Children and Youth 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. This is a part-time position for 5 to 10 hours a week. Mount Hermon UMC seeks a person who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith, United Methodist tradition, and who has a strong desire to nurture children and youth in the Christian faith. We seek a person who generates new ideas and programs and who values a team concept of ministry. Please send cover letter and resume to compton.dawn@rocketmail.com or call 434-238-0464 for more details on the position. (Posted on 1/4/16)

Part-time Interim Director of Music
Sydenstricker United Methodist Church has a part-time interim Director of Music Position open. The Interim Music Coordinator position is responsible for the coordination of staff musicians and volunteer ensemble leaders for music ministry at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church for the purpose of maintaining adequate leadership, disseminating worship theme information from Pastors, scheduling performance dates and informing the church office of changes to volunteer leadership.  This position is the point of contact for ensemble group leaders and music staff musicians for reporting activities and plans. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Sydenstricker UMC is located on the corner of Sydenstricker and Hooes Rd in Springfield, VA.  The church is easy to reach via the Fairfax County Parkway.  If you are interested in this part-time position please contact the church office at 703-451-8223 or by email at sprc@sydenstrickerumc.org. (Posted on 12/31/15)

Youth/Young Adult Director
Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia is seeking a part-time Youth/Young Adult Director. The position is based on 18-20 hours per week.  Youth ministry or similar experience is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Reaching out to youth and young adults, along with an ability to evangelize and build these ministries, is vital to this position. The person should have experience working with youth (ages 11 to 18) and be able to connect with young adults (18-35). The candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with a strong Christian faith and dedication to living a life of Christian discipleship. Please send cover letter and resume to FoundryUMC@FoundryUMCVB.org by January 31, 2016. See job description on the church website at www.FoundryUMCVB.org (Posted on 12/31/15)

Director of Discipleship and Programs
River Road UMC, Richmond District, is seeking a part-time Director of Discipleship and Programs. The Director of Discipleship is responsible for directing the church’s ministries of outreach, hospitality, Christian education and spiritual growth, and Christian service for adults. Required Skills: Possess relational and leadership skills in working with volunteers and has the ability to function as a part of team. Has an affinity with all ages. Possesses a deep commitment for furthering the Gospel. Seeks continual opportunities for professional development. Understands basic United Methodist doctrine and seeks to insure proper faith training for our congregation. Has strong administrative and communication skills. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If interested, please contact the Lead Pastor, Rev. Darcey Johnson to receive an application and submit your resume. dgritzmjohn@gmail.com and 804 740-7061. (Posted on 12/31/15)

Director of Discipleship
First United Methodist Church in Elkin, N.C. is seeking a full-time Director of Discipleship. The director is responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive program of Christian Faith Formation and Discipleship for all ages with an emphasis on youth ministry. The applicant shall be a committed Christian who demonstrates an active faith life and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He/She should possess a baccalaureate degree, preferably in Christian Education or a closely related field, and shall have experience teaching or directing educational activities in a Christian setting. The applicant should be able to communicate enthusiasm for Christian Faith Formation and Discipleship having an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and Wesleyan Theology. She/He shall also possess skills in written and oral communication. Additional information about the position may be found at www.elkinfumc.org/jobs . Applicants should send resumes with three references to Rev. Mark Barden (mbarden@wnccumc.net), First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, NC 28621. Deadline for receiving applications is January 20, 2016. (Posted on 12/22/15)

Administrative Assistant
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 99 East Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA  23669, is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant at a medium-size church. Experience in Church Windows, Microsoft Office and PageMaker. Responsibilities include friendly and professional receptionist, secretarial skills which include bulletin, newsletter, etc., scheduling and supporting the many ministries of the Church and Pastor. Monday 9am-1pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-2pm. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to George Curtis or Bob Bollenbacher, SPRC or e-mail st_marks@verizon.net (Posted on 12/14/15)

Children’s Ministries Coordinator
Restoration Church, Reston, a campus of Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Children's Ministries Coordinator. The primary purpose of the position is to bring the children of Restoration Church into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ by providing fun and faith growing opportunities for children. This position works under the direction of and in collaboration with the Children’s Ministries Director of Floris Herndon Campus to implement curriculum and educational materials to the children of the Reston campus. In addition this position will be responsible for collaborating, communicating and implementing community events and other children’s discipleship opportunities. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants may apply at employment@florisumc.org. (Posted on 12/14/15)

Director of LCKids’ Ministries
Long's Chapel UMC, Lake Junaluska, NC, is seeking a Director of LCKids’ Ministries to oversee and advocate for the vision of the ministry and the needs of children and their families from birth through 56rs. The Director of LCKids’ Ministries is responsible to the Associate Pastor for the following: 1. Providing relational ministry and congregational care to children, families, and volunteers. 2. Overseeing all aspects of LCKids’ programming and events. 3. Developing and managing volunteers. 4. Equipping parents to be co-laborers in ministry. 5. Managing routine administrative and operational tasks to help the ministry succeed. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, visit the church's website at http://longschapel.com/#/news/job-listings (Posted on 12/14/15)

 

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Executive Director
The Society of St. Andrew (endhunger.org) is an ecumenical faith-based non-profit organization that is national in scope of operations and is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best non-profit organizations. For over 30 years it has taken the concept of gleaning, a simple Bible-based idea of using the harvest left in the field to feed the poor, and efficiently transformed it to many millions of pounds of food annually that would have been wasted, being given to organizations that feed the hungry. We are seeking an Executive Director who shares our values, to grow the organization while maintaining the traits that have made it truly special. The position will be located in Big Island, VA. The Executive Director will manage a staff of about 27 full-time and 30 part-time employees and work with the Board of Directors to raise funds, execute programs and oversee all functions of the organization.Principal duties and responsibilities will include Staff Management, Fund-raising, Strategic and Tactical Planning and Execution, Finance and Budget, and Outreach and Coordination. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirement information should be sent via Email to Steven M. Waldmann at sosausa@endhunger.org. (Posted on 2/1/16)

Campus Minister, Pace Center - The Wesley Foundation at VCU
The Virginia Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (BHECM) seeks a Christ-centered, mission-minded team builder to lead the planning and re-launch of the Wesley Foundation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University is one of the three largest public universities in Virginia. The university is located in and around downtown Richmond, Virginia. Close to 50 percent of the student body at VCU are non-white, making this a very diverse community. Pace Center (The Wesley Foundation headquarters) is located in the heart of the city of Richmond and VCU, next to university buildings, student housing, businesses and restaurants. At the end of 2015, the Virginia Conference Board of Higher Education made the strategic decision to suspend the current ministries at VCU. The new Campus Minister will take part in a year-long process of building a team, discerning and planning in order to re-launch the Wesley Foundation ministries in 2017. This is an ideal opportunity for persons with an entrepreneurial spirit. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please send your cover letter and resume to bevmyers@vaumc.org by Wednesday, February 10 before 12 am. For any questions, please contact Paulo Lopes, Director of Ministries With Young People, at paulolopes@vaumc.org. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place at the Virginia Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA on Friday, February 12. (Posted on 1/29/16)

Business Manager
The Arlington/Alexandria District Offices of the United Methodist Church, located in Fairfax, Virginia, is searching for a full-time Business Manager. Duties include budget preparation and execution, fiscal management, payroll accounting, and general financial guidance for the office and related ministries. Total budgetary responsibility is in the $3 million range, spread over multiple budgets. Proficiency in Quick Books Pro and Microsoft Office Suite is required. The role includes office manager duties for an eight-person centralized office. Team-work and a capacity to take initiative are valued. The position offers an extremely generous leave, holiday, and time-off benefits package. E-mail resumes to arlingtondistrict@novaumc.org. Resumes will be reviewed on 2/19/16; open until filled. A more complete job description is available at http://www.novaumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/BiDistrict-Business-Manager-Position-Description-01-26-16.pdf (Posted on 1/27/16)

Director of the Shenandoah University Youth Theology
Director of the Shenandoah University Youth Theology Institute (SUYTI) in Winchester will provide oversight and strategic planning for the theology institute for high school youth, and report to the Dean of Spiritual Life/Director of Institute for Church Professions. The SUYTI Director provides leadership and vision as well as plans and oversees the institute, which is part of Lilly Endowment’s initiative that encourages high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. This position is funded through the Lilly Endowment, Inc. for 50 months (July 2016 through August 2020) with the intention of becoming self-sustaining beyond August 2020. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). A complete application packet will include your letter of interest that directly speaks to the position criteria, your resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references. All materials are submitted as attachments to a single application sent to employment@su.edu with only Youth Theology in the subject line. The review of applications begins immediately and continues until a qualified candidate is selected. A pre-employment background check will be required. The job requires driving for university business and a satisfactory driving record is required. (Posted on 1/19/16)

Director of Administration and Financial Ministries
The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a tithing disciple of Jesus Christ with demonstrated capacity and experience in the development and implementation of processes for excellence in ethical, transparent, efficient, and effective management of all aspects of human, financial, and material resources of large, complex, and diverse organizations.  The successful candidate will understand the inter-relatedness of the various aspects of Conference programming and administration, will appreciate the contributions of others, will cultivate collaboration and teamwork, and will participate in a mutual spiritual covenant with other individuals with whom this collective responsibility for the vision, mission, and ministry of the Conference is shared. Further, the successful candidate will have the ability to identify, develop, and enhance the leadership potential of others. The selected candidate will have a high capacity for dealing with complexity, ambiguity, and competing priorities, and be skillful and comfortable in articulating and reporting the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the position to audiences large and small, within the Conference and to the general public. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent (CPA credential earned or in process a plus), coupled with pertinent experience that generally could not be accumulated in less than five years. Send resume and cover letter electronically to human.resources@inumc.org. The position will remain open until filled. However, priority for review and interview will be given to submissions received by Monday, February 1, 2016. Available online at: http://www.inumc.org/classifieddetail/position298-3686838 (Posted on 1/15/16)

Live-in Aide
Family looking for a female caring companion to serve as a live-in aide.  32-year old female with developmental disabilities needs varied supports in evenings/ nights/ mornings. Her interests include animals, plants, bicycling, and arts. She has family in town and other supports working with her and attends Duncan Memorial UMC in Ashland.  Enjoy your own schedule during the day. Earn ~$9 per hour for support time and free rent in a 3-bedroom Ashland condo.  Background and reference checks are a part of the process. To apply, contact Jodi Anderson-Jones at jandersonjones627@gmail.com or call (804) 836-3979. (Posted on 1/4/16) 

 

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