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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Part-Time Pre-school Director
Vine Church is seeking a director for its pre-school in Dunn Loring. Director responsibilities include oversight of teachers, maintaining a safe and healthy facility, and aiding families in connecting with the church and the church to connect with families. Currently, our pre-school is morning only. Vine Church is open to growing this position to full-time by adding an afternoon session or by expanding to a second site. Director must be a practicing Christian, preferably a member of the Vine Church community. A degree in child development, early childhood education or education preferred. For more information visit or contact (Posted on 10/16/19)

Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator
Restoration Church, the Reston Campus of Floris UMC, is seeking a part-time Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator (20 hours/week). The primary purpose of the position is to bring the kids and students of Restoration Church and from the surrounding community into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our goal for every child to realize that Jesus deeply loves them and wants wonderful things for their lives. This position works in coordination with the Reston Campus Pastor to help envision, develop and grow a Christ-centered, highly engaging and sustainable Children’s and Family ministry program for kids and students. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants should apply at (Posted on 10/16/19)

Praise and Worship Leader
Huntington Court UMC in Roanoke seeks a part-time Praise and Worship Leader. The Praise and Worship Leader shall take the leadership role of the entire music program for the Foundation Worship Service on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. This individual shall work in cooperation with the pastor, other staff, and volunteers to produce a meaningful worship experience for the congregation. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by email to org mail to Huntington Court UMC at 3333 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24012. (Posted on 10/9/19)

Charge Secretary / Church Office Administrator
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Lovettsville VA, and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Taylorstown VA, are seeking a Charge Secretary / Church Office Administrator (i.e. an individual to serve as secretary/office administrator for both churches).  The Charge Secretary will be responsible for manning the office at both churches in the course of the week, and will be responsible for the administration of both churches.  The Charge Secretary will constitute the primary administrative support for the Pastor, the church staff, and the lay personnel of the two churches.  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The Charge Secretary is a paid, part-time position; 30 hours per week. Please send cover letter and resume to: (Posted on 10/9/19)

Director of Adult Ministries – Full-time Position (40 hours/week)
Woodlake United Methodist Church, located in Midlothian, VA (a suburb of Richmond) is seeking an experienced Director of Adult Ministries. Responsibilities include coordinating a wide variety of engaging small group opportunities for adults so they may love God, know God and live their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. All interested applicants should submit their resume, references and cover letter via email to:, or via mail at: Woodlake United Methodists Church, Attn: SPRC, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832 (Posted on 10/3/19)

Preschool Administrative Assistant
Welborne Christian Preschool, Richmond District, is seeking a part-time (12 hour/week) Administrative Assistant. This person will perform various record-keeping, accounting and bookkeeping tasks. A working knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office is required. Training or experience in early childhood development preferred. If interested, please submit a resume to: (Posted on 10/3/19)

Youth Ministries Leader
Pender UMC, Fairfax, is seeking a Youth Ministries Leader. The purpose of Youth Ministry is to provide support and encouragement with a non-judgmental ear to listen and heart to guide as a means of awakening and strengthening faith in our youth; to prepare the youth for a lifetime focus on God and living a life that is pleasing to God; to provide practical ways for our youth to live out their commitment to serve God and others joyfully. Though the Youth Ministries Leader is not expected to be the only teacher or presenter, the Youth Ministries Leader is expected to deliver guidance and oversight to the teaching team. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes should be sent to Carrie Cahoon at (Posted on 10/2/19)

Director of Children and Family Ministries
Shady Grove UMC, Short Pump, (Richmond District) is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries who will have a passion and demonstrated track record of educating children and working directly with children and their families. The Director is an integral part of Shady Grove United Methodist Church--Short Pump’s staff and the church’s ministry, and will provide leadership in continuing to develop our strong children’s program. The Director will provide children and their families with opportunities to grow in their faith and relationship with God. Must have a minimum of five years of experience teaching/leading programs for children, and at least two years of experience as part of a congregation in a United Methodist Church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, please send resume to Church Administrator Frank Basil at, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059. 804-360-2600. (The hours for the position are likely to be 25-32 hours/week). (Posted on 10/1/19)

Administrative Assistant
Mechanicsville United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. Must have experience in general office procedures. Duties include support for Pastor and Children’s Ministry Director, publication of weekly worship bulletin, updating newsletter and website, and updating member giving postings and reports. Some working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Pro-Presentor is helpful. Some benefits.  Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to or mailed to 7356 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA  23111.  (Posted on 10/1/19)

Childcare Provider
Mount Vernon Place UMC, Washington DC, is seeking a Childcare Provider to help support its growing Children’s Ministry. Childcare providers at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (MVPUMC) provide care and supervision to our children in the church nursery (Infants and Toddlers) or teach and assist in Sunday School/Children’s Worship (Pre-K to 6th Grade) on Sunday mornings. Childcare providers serve as the foundation in creating meaningful faith development spaces for our children. Childcare providers serve alongside and lead volunteers from the congregation. Applicants should have a love of children and understanding of their development and a growing Christian faith in God and the desire and an ability to make God’s love real to children while helping to teach them the stories of Christian faith. Applicants must pass a background check. Click here for a detailed job description. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to MVP Minister of Discipleship, Lee Schriber, at (Posted on 9/25/19)

Youth Coordinator
Crenshaw UMC, Blackstone, is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a youth program based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills. Candidates should have previous experience in youth ministry (at least one year) and references to attest to their previous performance. Must pass a background check. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants can submit their resume or if you have general questions, please email (Posted on 9/25/19)

Director of Connections
Harrison United Methodist Church ( located in Pineville, NC, a suburb of Charlotte, is seeking a full-time Director of Connections. This person connects people to the church community to engage them in worship, spiritual growth, and service opportunities. The position is the primary liaison between the church staff and program ministries as the church seeks to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” through worship, education, fellowship, service, and mission. A Bachelor’s degree is required along with five+ years of relevant experience in leadership of church programming. This position requires working on Sundays and familiarity with the Methodist Church or willingness to gain knowledge and understanding of the church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to no later than October 10, 2019. (Posted on 9/23/19)

Choir Director
Baylake United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, is seeking a Choir Director for its traditional worship service. This position is responsible for: selection and arrangement of music for the traditional worship services and special worship services. The job includes: selecting anthems, cantatas, hymns, and special music; preparing electronic media presentations; recruiting, organizing and leading volunteer choir members and sound and video projection assistants. This position works collaboratively with the pastor, as well as with worship and other teams. A successful applicant for the part-time position must have a deep Christian faith, a knowledge of scriptures, musical skill, gifts for leadership and organization, and the ability to commit to Sunday morning worship, weekly rehearsals and other special events, plus weekly coordinating meetings and quarterly planning sessions. A Bachelor’s Degree in music is helpful; experience necessary. This is a part-time job with a salary range of $12,000 to $19,000 per year (commensurate with experience). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Baylake United Methodist Church (4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455), attention Ms. Sherry White, or email application and cover letter to by October 10, 2019. (Posted on 9/20/19)

Music Director
Wesley Grace UMC, 288 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, is seeking a Music Director to provide piano/organ accompaniment during worship services and to direct the Chancel Choir as well as assist with children's choir when needed.  The applicant needs to be trained in music, especially in its performance and interpretations and have a good knowledge of music and its function in the worship service.  The applicant needs to have experience in directing choral music.  For further information please contact Eileen Ballance at or by phone at 757-646-4338. (Posted on 9/17/19)

Nursery Worker
Trinity United Methodist Church, Chester, is looking for a nursery worker to be available in October. Duties include maintaining a welcoming and safe atmosphere for babies to 1st graders. Eight children is the average attendance. The church average attendance is 139.  Church members are always present to help during the services and Sunday School. There is an 8:30 service, Sunday School, and an 11:00 service. Hours are approximately 8:15 to 12:15. The nursery is operated within the Child Protection Policy guidelines. Interested persons can address an email or a letter the Staff Parish Chair, Trinity UMC, 6600 Greenyard Road, Chester, VA 23831. Email or telephone the church at 804-748-2439. Trinity UMC is located next to Kroger on Iron Bridge Road. Website: (Posted on 9/13/19)

Student Ministries Director
Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a  Student Ministries Director providing ministry to middle school and high school students. Following the direction and guidance of the Director of Grow Ministries, coordinates the Student Ministries by performing day-to-day assignments that ensure the operability of the Student Ministries and removes the Director of Grow Ministries from the administrative burdens of the program. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinates and organizes Sunday morning and evening programs, develops and attends weekly student small groups, communicates, schedules, and provides logistical support of parents and other volunteers for weekly student programs, coordinates and leads trips and special events, mentors and cares for students and student adult leaders, manages the Confirmation Program, and works within an operational budget for Student Ministries. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants may submit a resume to (Posted on 9/11/19)

Director of Music
Messiah United Methodist Church located in Chesapeake, Virginia is seeking a part-time Director of Music. The Director of Music has the primary responsibility of directing the church choir and other musical ensembles. The Director of Music will assist in the coordination of the music for morning worship services. He/she must have a good knowledge of the functions of music in the church and an ability to demonstrate various musical interpretations. Individual must be an experienced pianist, know how to play the keyboard and have experience in traditional as well as contemporary praise music and in leading choirs or similar vocal groups. Letters of interest along with resume may be sent to Messiah United Methodist Church, 408 Dominion Commons Way, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23322 or may be emailed to (Posted on 9/10/19)

Director of Youth Ministries
Harmony United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Virginia, on the Winchester District, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for overseeing the youth ministry and education to spiritually prepare the youth for adulthood by building their relationship with Christ and nurturing a sense of Christian identity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about bringing young people to Christ, spiritually mature, upbeat, organized, and tech-savvy. She or he will be responsible for planning regular youth events on Sunday mornings and evenings; local and global mission and outreach activities; recruiting and coordinating with volunteers; and interacting with other church staff with related church activities. For a complete job description or to apply for this position, contact Rev. Debra Lucas, Pastor, Harmony UMC, at (Posted on 9/10/19)

Office Administrator
Centreville United Methodist Church is seeking an Office Administrator. Reports to: Lead Pastor. Directly Supervises: Volunteer receptionists. Status: Full time FLSA: Exempt. Job Summary: The Church Office Administrator manages the church office, maintains the church program and building use calendars, and offers a welcoming and hospitable presence to those who contact or come to the church office and responds appropriately to the various needs and situations as they arise. Essential Functions: • Manages the program calendar working with staff and church leaders to ensure events and programs support the mission of the church. • Manages building use to ensure the ministries of Centreville and Korean UMC-Koinonia take priority but also meets the needs of community groups that use the church building. • Maintains the congregational data base. • Supervises the volunteer receptionists utilizing the gifts and skills to help in the office. • Provides administrative and clerical support to members of the professional staff. Other Responsibilities: • Participates in all staff meetings and works with lead pastor in setting the agenda for staff meetings. • Works with the congregational leaders in setting up volunteer schedules (lay readers, acolyte, greeters) • Communicates the room set up and needs with Facilities Manager and Custodians. • Manages church van calendar. • Ensures proper accounting of funds received during the week. • Submits weekly statistics to Virginia Annual Conference through the conference’s website. • Works with Lead Pastor in preparing reports for the annual Church/Charge Conference. • Submits budget requests for Local Church Administration. • Communicates with computer support services (Virasec) and communication services as needs arise and assists in troubleshooting as necessary. Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred • Previous administrative experience with working in a church preferred • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Ability to multitask • Good organization skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent • Excellent interpersonal skills Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Be able to lift 25 pounds. • Sit for periods of time as well as stand for periods of time in copy room. Core Competencies: • Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Centreville UMC. Can demonstrate those values to others; consistently behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs. • Interpersonal skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles. • Conflict Management: Understands the dynamics of human negotiations among conflicting interest groups and how to achieve mutual agreement; embraces constructive conflict as a means to promote growth; reads situations quickly; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimal anxiety. • People/Volunteer Management: Provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates change and achieves results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion. • Process Management Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration; can simplify complex processes and create policy for repetitive processes. Point of Contact is Pastor Will Montgomery at (Posted on 9/9/19)

Ministry Program Director
The Church Leadership Team (CLT) at Fairfax United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a Ministry Program Director. This is a part-time position with the responsibility of overseeing program staff and providing staff support and coordination with the three Ministry Pillars—Worship, Learning and Missions. Please contact Rev. David Bonney, or Melissa Osborne, for further information or to apply. (Posted on 9/3/19)

Van Driver
Central UMC, Richmond, is seeking a van driver to pick up community children in the Oak Grove/ Bell Meade area, as part of the Kids Club and Youth ministry and Scouting program at Central UMC, Richmond, Va. Paid $30 round trip. Needed for Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings. Background check required; valid driver's license and proof of insurance required; must be 21 years of age. Contact Central UMC office at 804-232-0334 if interested. (Posted on 9/3/19)

Band Leader (Vocalist) 
First UMC, Charlottesville, is seeking a band leader to help fulfill the vision and mission of First United Methodist Church through singing in weekly worship services and providing musical leadership to the church band. Reports to: The Music Director & Pastors. Responsibilities: The Band Leader will serve as a primary voice during the 9:45 worship service and provide oversight in preparing the full band for leading the congregation in worshipful singing. This person should be comfortable in the role of song leader and exhibit great passion for building teams and empowering others to bring creative and technical excellence to the on-stage and backstage elements of a multi-venue, multi-style environment. With a little input from the pastors, this person will also be responsible for choosing music for worship and recruiting, rehearsing, and preparing musicians to create and authentic worship experience. This person will also participate collegially with directors of other musical ensembles within the church in planning and presentation of combined worship services and special musical programs and/or services. Interested persons may apply through (Posted on 9/3/19)

Director of Discipleship and Engagement
Crooks Memorial UMC, Yorktown, VA, is seeking a part-time Director of Discipleship and Engagement. This is an exciting and potential rich time in the life of Crooks as we concentrate on our intentional discipleship to grow both inwards and outwards. Our Job Title and Description (available upon request) are a starting point for this new role. We desire to tailor a job description around the unique gifts of the staff person, while also ensuring a ministry position that will assist us in taking the next faithful step in fulfilling God’s purposes for Crooks. Most importantly, we seek someone not to do ministry for Crooks but rather with Crooks. This position requires someone who is highly collaborative yet able to function under an accountable leadership structure rather than heavy supervision. We desire someone who can implement an idea from beginning to end; doing so through leadership and delegation to individuals and teams whom this staff person will empower and equip for ministry. This position will be part-time with the potential for increased hours. Our immediate attention is on our intentional discipleship process, as well as the ministry areas of children and family, welcoming/connecting, and community engagement. Do you see we are casting the net far and wide to see what God may bring? If this speaks to your passions and gifts, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Pastor Lisa at (Posted on 8/29/19)

Assistant Treasurer
Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta, VA, is seeking a part-time Assistant Treasurer. This person will help the Church Treasurer with various accounting and bookkeeping tasks. A working knowledge of QuickBooks is required. If interested, please submit a resume to Email responses only, please. (Posted on 8/29/19)

Minister of Music
Christ UMC, Newport News, is seeking a Minister of Music. The Minister of Music is responsible for planning, developing, overseeing, coordinating, and directing a blended (traditional and contemporary) music program to include a Bell Choir (desired but not required). Qualifications are a degree in music, related field or equivalent; ability to work with amateur musicians of all ages and skill levels; a minimum of four (4) years experience leading worship and directing a choir and musicians preferred, mastery of at least one accompanying instrument (piano, guitar, etc.); ability to work within many musical genres (traditional, contemporary, taizé, etc.); knowledge of what music/multimedia resources are available for churches and how to use them; and knowledge of theology, worship and liturgical year. Specific duties will be discussed with the Pastor and the CUMC Leadership Board Review Committee. This is a part-time position. Salary is negotiable. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please email or mail your resume to Christ UMC, Attention Minister of Music Position, 133 Deep Creek Road, Newport News, Virginia 23606. (Posted on 8/29/19)

Custodial Team Member
Centreville UMC is seeking a Custodial Team Member to provide assistance to the staff and congregation ensuring that the church facilities and its surrounding areas are safe, clean and well maintained and ready for use when scheduled.  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested person may contact Steve Shaiko at (Posted on 8/26/19)

Communications Administrative Assistant
St. Andrews UMC, Henrico, is seeking a Communications Administrative Assistant. Talents & Abilities needed: •Knowledge of software for publishing and word processing; •Knowledge of web-based project management software tools; •Graphic design; •Projects; •Conceptualize long range goals for marketing and advertising. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to (Posted on 8/22/19)

Director of Children’s Ministry
Centreville United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry to provide dynamic leadership and oversight of the children’s ministry (age birth-6th Grade) of Centreville Church, including planning and implementing a program that will encourage faith formation through Christian education, fellowship, service and worship. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The point of contact is: Ellen LaCroix Fillette at or 703-830-2684. (Posted on 8/21/19)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Kenwood UMC, Ashland, is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This new position is responsible for children’s and youth ministry at Kenwood as well as other areas. This person will work as a staff team member in empowering laity to live out the congregation’s tasks of loving, learning and serving in the community and the world. As this is a new position, there is flexibility in responsibilities based on the strengths of individual applicants. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If interested, please send your resume with an introductory email to Pastor Lisa Nordan at: (Posted on 8/20/19)

Children’s Ministries Leader
Pender UMC, Fairfax, is seeking a Children's Ministries Leader. The Children’s Ministries Leader is a person with an essential growing relationship with Christ. This position is passionate about and called by God for specialized ministry with children. The individual displays evidence of a heartfelt and genuine, enthusiastic desire to work with children and to develop their spiritual growth. This position helps children to come to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, nurtures them and their families in faith, and guides them through meaningful studies, activities and worship. Click here for a detailed job description (Word). If interested please send resume and cover letter to: (Posted on 8/19/19)

Director of Youth Ministries
Bethlehem UMC, Climax, NC, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries. This person would work to oversee a ministry that meets the spiritual needs of youth grades 6-12 who attend BUMC. The Director will oversee weekly programming, special events and build relationships with youth. This person should have strong communication skills and have the ability to create a loving and inclusive environment for youth across varied backgrounds. Primary responsibilities include the direction, coordination and implementation of youth programs at BUMC, such as: weekly youth meetings, Bible study, CCC, mission trips and activities, retreats, fundraising, VBS, Youth Sunday and youth night at camp meeting. The Director will also be expected to manage the youth budget and implement Safe Sanctuary policies. Requirements: Experience working with youth, a valid drivers license, meet qualifications for Workers with Children and Youth Safe Sanctuaries, and be willing to submit to criminal background checks. References required. Address: 6103 Appomattox Rd, Climax, NC 27233. Phone: 336-674-0155 Email: or (Posted on 8/19/19)


Executive Director                     
Henry Fork Service Center, Rocky Mount, VA, is seeking an executive director. The position of executive director is unique in that she/he has expectations from both the Virginia Annual Conference and the Henry Fork Service Center. The executive director should be sensitive to the needs of the constituency served by the Center and the staff involved in the ministry. General Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the executive director to supervise the overall program, mission, and activities of the Center. The executive director, using strong leadership and training skills, should provide recommendations for improved programming, staffing, facilities, communications, and public relations. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes with cover letter may be sent to Deadline to apply is October 11. (Posted on 8/29/19)

Maintenance Coordinator
Alta Mons, the outdoor ministry of the Roanoke District, Shawsville, Va., is seeking to hire a full-time Maintenance Coordinator. General Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all property, facilities, equipment, and grounds are maintained at a high level of safety, appearance, cleanliness, and functionality that supports our goal of engaging churches, campers, guests and our community in the programs and services we provide. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For questions or to submit a resume contact Ronda WImmer, Executive Director, at 540-268-2409 or (Posted on 8/22/19)



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