Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months for United Methodist local churches or United Methodist-related agencies/institutions. Please e-mail positions to Brenda Capen at
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Director of Youth Ministries
Open Table UMC, a progressive, diverse, and LGBTQ+ affirming church in downtown Raleigh, NC, has an immediate opening for a full-time director of youth ministries. While there is a small youth ministry in place, this person will essentially be creating a ministry from the ground up. We believe that our church is strategically positioned to create a ministry for teens that reflects our values to disciple teens in a progressive faith, create a culturally diverse ministry, mobilize teens for the ministry of justice, and create a space for LGBTQ+ students to be embraced and empowered. This position includes both junior and senior high ministries. This person would also be a key leader in helping to further the church’s missional efforts to engage with and advocate for at-risk teenagers in the city. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply send a cover letter and email to: (Posted on 1/21/20)

Director of Music Ministries
Great Falls United Methodist Church, “The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Great Falls,” located in Great Falls, VA, is searching for an energetic and dynamic Director of Music Ministries. This is a part-time position. The expected commitment is up to 12 hours per week. The Director has the primary responsibility of directing the church choir and the Handbell choir. The proper candidate will be responsible for providing a spiritual approach to the choirs with a theologically centered rehearsal. He or She will also be responsible for scheduling music at our worship and celebration services, and work collaboratively with the pastor and Organist in coordinating music for worship services. A music degree and keyboard experience are required, and conducting experience is essential. Must be a good communicator, flexible, reliable and approachable. Compensation is commensurate with experience level. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Send letters of interest along with resume to Karen Kelly at (Posted on 1/21/20)

Kids’, Student and Adult Ministry Director
Restoration Church, Reston, (a satellite of Floris UMC, Herndon) is seeking a Kids’, Student and Adult Ministry Director. The primary purpose of the position is to bring the kids, students and adults of Restoration Church and from the surrounding community into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This position works in coordination with the Reston Campus Pastor to help envision, develop and grow a Christ-centered, highly engaging and sustainable discipleship program for kids, students and adults. Click here for a detailed job description. Applicants can apply at (Posted on 1/17/20)

Administrative Assistant - 25 hours per week 
Grace UMC in Manassas, VA is seeking an Administrative Assistant to serve in a part-time role (9am-2pm M-F) to assist the Church Administrator and pastors in making Grace UMC a safe, clean, welcoming, and professional environment for ministry. The Administrative Assistant is the first point of contact for all who call or visit Grace UMC during business hours. This employee serves by providing a friendly, hospitable, helpful, and professional presence, with exceptional “customer” service. This staff member also assists pastors and staff with administrative tasks. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/16/20)

Facility Maintenance Technician - 25 hours per week
Grace UMC in Manassas, VA is seeking a Facility Maintenance Technician to serve 25 hours per week (9am-2pm M-F) to assist the Director of Operations in accomplishing their mission: making the facilities of Grace United Methodist Church (including Grace Children’s Learning Center) a safe, clean, welcoming, and professional environment for ministry. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/16/20)

Executive Director
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church (VBUMC) is currently seeking an experienced Executive Director to serve as the chief operating officer of the church under the direction of the Senior Pastor. This position has specific responsibilities in the areas of planning, supervision, administration, and support of lay leadership. VBUMC is located at 19th Street one block from the Atlantic Ocean in the resort city of Virginia Beach. Our unique setting provides an opportunity for our 700 plus members to serve Christ with passion, power, and purpose. Click here for a detailed job description. Please email resume to (Posted on 1/14/20)

Director of Youth Ministries
Trinity UMC, located in Smithfield, VA, seeks a part-time (25 hrs/week) Director of Youth Ministries. Trinity UMC is a strongly relational, intergenerational and large congregation that continually seeks to become a more integral part of the tight-knit Smithfield and broader Isle of Wight communities while sowing the seeds of the Gospel. The Director of Youth Ministries will be responsible for organizing, leading and directing relational ministry for youth (6th-12th grade). This presently includes Sunday mornings and evenings as well as regular fun outings and mission trips. Please send cover letter and resume to by January 25, 2020. A job description can be found on the church website, (Posted on 1/13/20)

Site Pastor
Urban Village UMC, Chicago, IL, is seeking a Site Pastor. Responsible for overseeing Sunday morning worship, first-time guest follow-up, pastoral care, and neighborhood outreach of two sites. Shares responsibility of service, justice, and evangelism efforts with other Site Pastors. Ultimately responsible for building systems of laity leadership and support, where the church community cares for and sustains one another. The site pastor will be part of a dynamic and supportive team that is committed to centering LGBTQIA spiritual needs and realities, while embracing anti-racist practices and values. Our team enjoys experimentation, approaches to ministry guided by design thinking, a collaborative culture, and creative thinking and problem-solving. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Apply: Submit a C.V. and cover letter or video describing your fit for the mission and vision of Urban Village Church, as well as the site pastor position. Applications should be submitted to by January 31, 2020. (Posted on 1/13/20)

Director of Children’s Ministries
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church ( of High Point, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministries who will work cooperatively with clergy, program staff, and appropriate lay leadership to ensure that children’s ministry opportunities support and strengthen the congregational mission, vision, and goals as well as the vision for the children’s ministry. In addition, the director will work in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Team to design and implement ministries and programs for children’s ministry that include, but are not limited to: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Special events such as Trunk-Or-Treat, Hanging of the Greens, Children’s Nativity, and Palm Sunday Easter Extravaganza, Bible Explorers (Sunday evening), and Wednesday evening program. The church is also seeking someone who can lead the Children’s Ministry Team in imagining and implementing new initiatives to help children and their families grow spiritually and to grow the children’s ministry numerically. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to (Posted on 1/13/20)

Part-Time Assistant Director of Music Ministry
Good Shepherd, a mid-sized, multi-cultural United Methodist Church in Dale City, VA, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Music Ministry. Primary duties include: conducting a 10-15 person Chancel Choir on scheduled Sundays (typically once or twice a month) and at other special services (e.g. Christmas, Easter); assisting the Director of Music Ministry in planning and selecting music for the Chancel Choir; and, conducting the Chancel Choir at weekly rehearsals. The expected time required for these duties is 6-8 hours per week. Desired skills/qualifications include: knowledge and experience in Church music ministry; knowledge and experience in directing choral music; good interpersonal skills; and, the ability to teach choral music fundamentals. The annual salary ranges from $7000 to $9000 depending on qualifications and experience. Applicants willing and qualified to assume the following additional duties and responsibilities are also encouraged to apply: assist with the coordination of the music program with the liturgical themes established by the senior pastor and Worship Committee; develop the participation of youth and adults in choral and instrumental music for worship services and community events; conduct and lead mixed ensembles of singers/instrumentalists in various musical styles; provide vocal or instrumental performance on a regular basis to enhance Good Shepherd’s worship services; and, adapt choral and instrumental music arrangements as required for singers and instrumentalists in Good Shepherd’s choirs and instrumental ensembles. The qualifications required for these expanded duties include: familiarity with both traditional and contemporary Christian music; proficiency in singing or in a worship-appropriate musical instrument; working knowledge of one of the major software programs for music composition and arranging; exemplary organizational and communication skills. To encompass these expanded duties, the expected commitment would be for up to 15 hours per week with a commensurate level of compensation. To apply send an email expressing interest in the position along with a resume and the names of at least two references to (Posted on 1/10/20)

Administrative Assistant
Would you prefer to work only part-time to earn extra money? Do you have a few hours Monday—Thursday that you would like to be productive? Do you have office skills that you would like to use? Do you enjoy interacting with people? Perhaps this might be for you! Lakeside United Methodist Church, in Henrico, Va. is seeking a person for the position of Administrative Assistant. This position serves under the direct supervision of the Pastor. The person we are seeking will be a self-starter, have excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency with computers, office equipment and be attentive to details. Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office software helpful. Knowledge of data base software also helpful. Duties include everything from answering the phone, greeting guests, preparing worship bulletins, mailing correspondence, to ordering supplies and various other office tasks as needed. This is a part-time position working 20-22 hours per week, Monday—Thursday. Interested applicants should submit a resume, with references and cover letter in .pdf format to (Posted on 1/9/20)

Music Ministry Associate: Choir Director
The Wesley Campus of National UMC, Washington, D.C., is seeking a part-time Choir Director. Hours: Average of 10 hours per week (1.5 hours of weekly rehearsal with choir and musicians, 2 hours weekly Sunday service, additional time for planning, communications and worship space preparations, additional services as required). The Wesley Choir director is an integral part of the ministry of the church, which enjoys vibrant worship including many styles including gospel, global praise music, contemporary, and rock.  The volunteer choir is supported by two paid professional singer positions, and supplemented by volunteer instrumentalists. The choir director’s primary focus is to prepare the choir and supporting musicians for active participation and leadership in the Sunday worship services and other special services as required, and must be comfortable in multiple music styles including gospel and global praise. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Melissa Chavez, Director of Music at Materials will be accepted until position is filled. Review will begin on February 10; applications will still be accepted after this date. (Posted on 1/6/20)

Director of Music/Organist
Christ United Methodist Church, Richmond, is seeking a part-time Director of Music. We are seeking a musician with excellent organ and piano skills and experience with leading an adult choir.  Duties include: Provide organ and/or piano accompaniment for the congregation and choir during Sunday morning traditional worship. Musical offerings on Sunday may include hymns, anthems, special music, solos, prelude, offertory, postlude, recessional, response, communion music.Work with the pastor to choose music for worship. Be available to work with the Worship Team regarding the role of music in the ministry of the church. Schedule and lead weekly choir rehearsals. Tasks associated with the part-time Director of Music position are expected to require 6 to 8 hours per week, to include selecting music, providing music and choir direction for the Traditional Worship, Choir Rehearsal and personal practice time. Salary is competitive within the Richmond Area.  Send Cover letter, Resume, and three references (two must be work or skill related, i.e., music positions held or teacher/professor references):  to Christ United Methodist Church - Attn: Larry Harris, 6818 W. Grace Street, Richmond VA 23226 or email same to (Posted on 1/6/20)

Office Administrator
New Life United Methodist Church in Midlothian, VA is seeking an Office Administrator. This part-time position requires two weekday mornings from 9 am – 1 pm. The candidate must have strong organizational and communication skills and be detail oriented. Two or more years’ office administration experience is preferred. Currently this position is 8 hours/week; opportunity exists to increase hours. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If interested, please resume and cover letter to:  Office Administrator Position, New Life Church, 900 Old Hundred Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114, or email to (Posted on 12/19/19)

Children’s Ministry Director 
Heritage United Methodist Church, a vibrant, growing mid-size congregation in Lynchburg, Virginia, is seeking a passionate and creative Children’s Ministry Director – part-time (20-25 hours/week). This ministry position works with HUMC staff and volunteers to develop, organize, and manage fruitful ministry to children (Infant – 5th grade) and their families through hands-on leadership, engaging relationships, logistical support, and volunteer management. More information about this position can be found on the church website A cover letter and resume may be sent to or Heritage UMC, Employment, 582 Leesville Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502. (Posted on 12/11/19) 

Youth Ministry Director
Heritage United Methodist Church, a vibrant, growing mid-size congregation in Lynchburg, Virginia is seeking an energetic and creative Youth Ministry Director to work with HUMC staff and volunteers to organize, plan and lead opportunities for faith development and spiritual life skills for youth (6th- 12th grade). More information about this position can be found on the church website . A cover letter and resume may be sent to or Heritage UMC, Employment, 582 Leesville Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502. (Posted on 12/11/19)

Student Ministries Director
Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Student Ministries Director. The primary purpose of the position is providing ministry to middle school and high school students in a culturally diverse and inclusive congregation. Student Ministries, the activities involved with the programs, and the student small groups that are formed are seen as vital parts of the community, which serves to bring students into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. The Director is responsible for working with the Director of Grow Ministries’ to develop activities that deliver a consistent, spiritual learning experience for students to stay connected to Floris UMC and to grow in their relationship with God. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants can apply by sending a resume/cover letter to (Posted on 12/10/19)

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

Children’s Minister
Lexington UMC, Lexington, SC, is seeking a full-time Children's Minister. The Children’s Minister will be responsible for providing visionary leadership for children’s ministry and promoting and communicating the program to the congregation. The Children’s Minister is expected to work alongside clergy, staff and church leadership in order to generate program growth by bringing new families into the church and increasing the number of children and families involved in children’s ministry. Recruiting, training, ministering, and counseling volunteers will be required. The Children’s Minister will direct a Sunday morning Sunday School ministry, nursery ministry, Children’s Church and provide Wednesday evening opportunities for all-aged children. Duties will also include managing a budget; working with the Church Council; attending various meetings; planning, coordinating, and directing Vacation Bible School; and integrating the children through participation in worship services and church activities. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mrs. Diane Crosby at Both cover letter and resume are necessary for an application to be reviewed. (Posted on 12/3/19)

Financial Assistant
Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge, is seeking a part-time financial assistant whose mission it will be to process invoicing, receipt and payment of accounts, initiate bank transfers, process payroll, accounts reconciliation, and generate relevant reports for the church and preschool operation. The incumbent will function as the primary support person to the Treasurer, Preschool Director, and the church leadership board. The ideal candidate will be proficient in business accounting and bookkeeping procedures, the use of standard financial accounting software, and common office procedures. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send resume and cover letter to (Posted on 11/26/19)

Director of Youth Ministries
Vale United Methodist Church, located in Oakton, Virginia, is a vibrant congregation looking for a leader who possesses a calling to work with youth combined with a love for God to direct a growing youth ministry at Vale. Our mission is to live united in faith, while seeking to: 1) align our lives with the way of Jesus Christ, 2) invite others to join with us, and 3) move beyond our walls to create a more just and loving world. The youth of Vale are vital members of our congregation, and we place great emphasis on nourishing their spiritual development and commitment to this mission. We seek a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (15 hrs. per week) who will engage, inspire and motivate the Junior and Senior High youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their personal faith and evolution into responsible and caring young adults. This job would also include coordinating our youth-oriented “Parallel” Sunday morning worship service. Our need is for a person of spiritual maturity, integrity, creativity, and humor who can direct and support the Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups in: • Planning fun and creative weekly group activities to build relationships among the youth of the congregation. • Coordinating and providing leadership with youth and adults for the “Parallel” nontraditional) worship. • Regular activities that encourage our youth to experience the joy of Christian service by engaging in outreach and service projects within the church and greater community. • Summer mission projects that broaden the horizons of our youth and work to instill in them a lifelong commitment to service to others. • Non-church activities (i.e., sporting events, plays, concerts, graduation events) that build friendships. The Director of Youth Ministries will work collaboratively with our Pastor and other staff members. The position enjoys the support of church leadership, parents and the congregation. A college degree is preferred; however youth program experience a MUST! Vale Church is committed to ministry with the diversity of God’s people, and will consider all candidates based solely on their qualifications for this ministry. We offer a competitive compensation package. Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to: (Posted on 11/25/19)

Food Pantry Director
St. Thomas UMC, Manassas, is looking for a dynamic leader to join the team to help its Food Pantry and other outreach programs move to the next level.  Ideal candidate must be outgoing, problem solver, have good communication and strong interpersonal skills; being bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus but not required. Candidate must be able to develop and execute a strategic plan to grow, strengthen, and fund this vital ministry and integrate effectively into the fabric of the church’s life. Able to work cooperatively with a diverse community. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The Food Pantry director position will be open through Monday, December 2, with interviews being held the following week.  Resumes and a cover letter may be sent to Samantha Bouquet at (Posted on 11/22/19)

Director of Connectional Ministry
St Paul United Methodist Church in Christiansburg, VA, is seeking a full-time Director of Connectional Ministry. Essential functions include to develop various ministries within the church with emphasis on outreach to the community; to improve congregational communication systems and connections; and, to build communication networks reaching the community. Candidates for this position must be Christian who embrace United Methodist doctrine, theology and policy. They must have good interpersonal skills with Christian discipleship and teaching. They should have a team work mindset; self-motivation; excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must have vision, creativity, and the ability to develop and implement a ministry plan. A Bachelor’s degree or certificate in an appropriate field or equivalent ministry experience is required. The job description is available upon request. Applicants should send cover letter and resume with two references to SPRC Chair, or mail to SPRC chair, St Paul United Methodist Church, 220 W Main St. Christiansburg, VA 24073 (Posted on 11/22/19)

Administrative Assistant
St Paul United Methodist Church in Christiansburg, VA is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant working 30 hours a week. Candidates must embrace Christian faith and values. Candidates should have good interpersonal, communication, and computer skills; and editorial ability. The Administrative Assistant serves to manage all activities of the church office and to perform administrative duties related to the church’s mission and ministry. Essential functions include church office management, media and communications support, financial record-keeping, and general clerical and receptionist duties.Candidates should have demonstrated experience with MS Office Suite, desktop publishing software, and social media platforms. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and prioritize projects and possess the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. An Associate degree, or equivalent professional training, and/or at least two years’ related experience is required. The job description is available upon request. Applicants should send cover letter and resume with two references to SPRC Chair, or mail to SPRC chair, St Paul United Methodist Church, 220 W. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073 (Posted on 11/22/19) 


Assistant Director/Program Directorz
Overlook Retreat and Camp ministries is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director/Program Director. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director and have the primary responsibilities of: designing/implementing camp programs for various age groups, implementing and overseeing our summer programs, recruiting staff, promotion and advertising for programs and support the overall mission of Overlook with other tasks as they arise. Pay is based on experience and housing can be provided. For inquires contact the office at: (540) 269-2267, or email at: Resumes can be sent by email or to: 3014 Camp Overlook Ln, Keezletown Va 22832 Attn: Personnel Committee. (Posted on 12/3/19)


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