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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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)

Programmatic Assistant
Shady Grove United Methodist Church, located in beautiful Hanover County, Virginia is offering a full-time opportunity involving specialized administrative and programmatic duties related to the various ministries of the church. We are seeking a self-starting, Spirit-driven person with a demonstrated ability in communicating with the public, data entry as well as excellent writing skills to assist the Pastors with administrative and programmatic needs. Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years experience as an Administrative or Programmatic Assistant and must be proficient in software applications of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite including, but not limited to, InDesign and other electronic communication applications. Knowledge of the Virginia United Methodist Conference would be a plus but is not required. This position requires strong organizational and analytical skills, the ability to reason, make decisions and demonstrate initiative in completing tasks. Candidate must be detailed-oriented and have the ability to communicate and work well with others while maintaining strict confidentiality. For a complete job description please check out the following web address: Send resume to: Kevin Berry at (Posted on 12/2/19)

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) 

Director of Youth Ministries  
Bridgewater United Methodist Church (Harrisonburg District) is seeking a part time (20 hrs/wk) Director of Youth Ministries. The purpose of the Youth Ministry is to manage a comprehensive program of Christian Spiritual Formation for the youth at BUMC as well as any youth who desire to attend. This position provides the framework for building a firm foundation for the youth through youth group, retreats, mission trips, fellowship and other activities. This person would demonstrate passion for and be an inspiration for our youth and love the youth where they are and develop a connectional relationship with each of them. They would encourage youth in developing their relationship to God and provide youth with opportunities for spiritual, emotional, and social growth. We want to challenge our youth to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world. More information can be found here: All interested applicants should submit their resume, references, and cover letter via email to:, or via mail at: Bridgewater United Methodist Church, Attn: Heather Kiracofe, Admin Assistant, 219 N. Main Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812. (Posted on 11/20/19)

Children and Youth Ministry Director (Part-Time)
Tabernacle United Methodist Church, located in Poquoson, VA, is seeking a Children and Youth Ministry Director. We are a mid-size church with a very active congregation of all ages. The Director shall seek to attract families with children and youth to the church and foster a strong education program through building relationships with teachers, students, parents, and church leaders that strengthens the faith of the church’s children and youth in Jesus Christ and encourages them to embrace a Christ centered lifestyle consistent with United Methodist Church doctrine. Must have a college degree or significant experience in a relevant field of study and excellent written and verbal communications skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills. This is a part-time salaried position, salary commensurate with experience and education requiring flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Must pass a background check, submit DMV record, and obtain CPR/First Aid certification within 3 months of hire. A detailed job description is available upon request. All interested applicants should submit their resume, references (professional and personal), and cover letter via email to:, or via mail at: Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Attn: Carey Freeman, SPRC Chair, 831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662. (Posted on 11/20/19)

Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Wellspring UMC (Williamsburg, VA) is seeking a full-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. This professional position will coordinate the children, youth, and family programming and ministries at Wellspring UMC with an emphasis on fostering and growing Wellspring’s programs in these areas, to include, education programming, outreach and mission, and discipleship. The Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries will work in conjunction with the Pastor, Administrative Council and the Director of Worship Arts to help coordinate and grow the programming ministries of the church. Full job description can be viewed here (pdf). To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Position open until filled. (Posted on 11/19/19)

Audiovisual Technician
Wellspring UMC (Williamsburg, VA) is seeking a part-time Audiovisual Technician to provide technical expertise and team leadership for the church’s sound, media, and video related to the Worship Ministry. The environment is one of fun, creativity, and teamwork with a passion for excellence in serving and worshiping God. Full job description can be viewed here (pdf). To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Position open until filled. (Posted on 11/19/19)

Music Director
Laurel Hill UMC, located in eastern Henrico County, is seeking a part-time Music Director. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the Christian faith as well as an ability to direct and accompany our church choirs. For additional information, interested persons may contact the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, 1919 New Market Road, Richmond, Virginia 23231; or email address; or telephone 804-795-2772. (Posted on 11/19/19)

Emergent Worship Leader
Larchmont United Methodist Church (LUMC), Norfolk, VA, is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Emergent Worship Leader to begin as soon as possible. The LUMC Emergent Worship Leader is part of the team that designs the Emergent Worship service at 9:45 A.M. every Sunday morning. LUMC’s Emergent Worship Leader is highly creative, possesses a willingness to collaborate and innovate our Emergent worship service, and works closely with the Senior and Associate Pastors. The ideal candidate will preferably have: (1) experience with leading Contemporary (Modern or Classical) and/or Emergent Worship; (2) computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, basic internet, and social media competency; (3) skill in the use of contemporary worship web services; (4) proficiency in keyboard/piano or guitar, and vocals, and the ability to direct musicians playing during worship; (5) excellent administrative and communicative ability. The Emergent Worship Leader position description can be viewed here: Submit resume with a cover letter to or directly to the LUMC church office, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA, 23508. (Posted on 11/14/19)

St. Mark's UMC on the Roanoke District is seeking an accompanist for our traditional worship services. This part time position would also accompany our adult vocal choir at the 11am worship service. This would include weekly rehearsals during the school year. To apply or for more information, please contact: Rev. Justin White at (Posted on 11/13/19)

Administrative Assistant
Huntington Court UMC in Roanoke seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant supports the pastor and staff on a daily basis with the administrative needs of the church. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for working with the chairperson of the Finance Committee to maintain the financial records of the church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by email to or mail to Huntington Court UMC at 3333 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24012. (Posted on 11/5/19)

Associate Director of Youth Ministries
Woodlake United Methodist Church, located in Midlothian, VA (a suburb of Richmond) is seeking an Associate Director of Youth Ministries. This position is full-time position (40 hours/week). The Associate Director of Youth Ministries will oversee programs and special events for sixth through eighth graders in our middle school ministry. The Associate Director will also engage in high school ministry and general youth ministry initiatives in collaboration with the Director of Youth Ministries. Woodlake’s middle and high school ministries are designed to provide opportunities to build faith communities among peer groups and with adult mentors with the goal of leading youth to know God and live 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 10/30/19)

Director of Adult Small Group Ministries 
St. Stephen UMC, a large United Methodist Church in suburban south Charlotte, NC, seeks part-time Director of Adult Ministries; this is a 25 hour/week, hourly non-exempt position reporting directly to the Senior Pastor and administratively to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. Responsibilities include facilitating the spiritual growth of St. Stephen’s adult community through small group ministries and participates in the development of new small groups to connect adults where: •Meaningful relationships are established.•Learning opportunities are provided. •Participants are encouraged to grow deeper in their relationship with God as followers of Jesus Christ. Qualifications include: •A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Christian or religious studies. •Excellent communication skills. •Experience organizing and/or managing small groups of adults in a religious setting. •An understanding of United Methodist theology. The ability to: •Work efficiently and in a timely manner. •Work well with staff, members of the congregation and other people with whom she/he comes into contact during the performance of these job responsibilities. Applicants can send a resume and contact information to Christy Stephens at or call at 704-904-4016. (Posted on 10/30/19)

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 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/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. Send letters of interest along with resume to Karen Kelly at (Posted on 10/30/19)

Worship Leader
New Song Church (Mechanicsville, VA) is looking for a dynamic, innovative leader to conceive, develop, plan, and execute weekly worship services and other events that draw persons to consider the invitations of Christ. The candidate will have the freedom to develop faith-filled, inspiring, relevant and impactful worship experiences for both fully-devoted believers and those just beginning to discern faith in God. Responsibilities: balance the importance of ministering to, recruiting, and training a team of vocalists, instrumentalists, and technical support to create a cohesive, spiritually-significant worship service that makes an impact for Christ. The candidate will help lead, shape and oversee the worship environment of the church in conjunction with the church’s leadership; he/she will work to “bring alive” the Church’s mission, vision and core values. New Song desires a likeable, easy-going person with the ability to both motivate and mobilize people. Other responsibilities include: oversight of weekly rehearsals, development of media presentations for worship in Pro-Presenter, insure the schedules for each part of the team are in order in Planning Center, and attend weekly staff meetings. Additional tasks: research and select music, resource and support other ministry areas, supervise the Technical Coordinator position, possess an ability to recognize musical talent from within the congregation and encourage development of these graces, and to compile an annual budget for the purchase of music, equipment and supplies (within purchasing guidelines). Candidate is expected to continue developing both personally and professionally on all levels and be humble in character, spiritual growth, leadership, and musical/technical skills. Candidate will have a mature, strong and growing relationship with Jesus Christ who possesses a servant’s heart, along with being gifted in music as an expression of faith and creative artistic discernment. Technical skills, instrumental talents, and vocal gifts are desired. Other qualifications include: strong visionary, leadership and teaching gifts; ability to lead teams; brainstorming and creativity; planning and organizational skills; dependability; extensive familiarity in contemporary worship; self-discipline and motivation; effective team building and motivating; to be a competent communicator (both interpersonally and publicly). This position is currently listed as full-time (a minimum of 40 hours each week expected); for the right candidate, the Church is willing to consider each circumstance carefully if part-time is desired. Personal/Professional references requested. (Compensation commensurate with experience; compensation expectations requested in cover letter.) Benefits include: health, dental & vision insurance, a Simple Retirement Plan, and budgeted funds for continuing education. Transition expenses are not offered within this hiring process. Church Membership at New Song Church is expected, along with affirmation of New Song’s leadership structure, direction, and system of denominational governance as part of the United Methodist Church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please email cover letter, resumé, references, compensation expectations and any web links to: (Posted on 10/29/19)

Director of Music and Arts
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in Roanoke Virginia is seeking a Part Time Director of Music and Arts. This position leads and directs the planning, preparation, and execution of music and arts in worship. This position works collaboratively with the pastor, as well as with worship and other teams. A successful applicant for this position must understand and support the teachings and principles of the United Methodist Church, the ability to commit to Sunday morning worship, weekly Choir rehearsals and other special events, plus some hours during the week. A Bachelor’s Degree in music is helpful; experience necessary, competency with keyboards, piano and vocals. Familiarity with organ a plus. Salary range of $18,000 to $22,000 per year (commensurate with experience). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume with references to Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Attention: Staff Parish Relations, 402 2nd St., Roanoke, VA 24011. (Posted on 10/28/19)

Church Accompanist (Glen Allen, VA) 
Shady Grove United Methodist Church in the Short Pump area of Richmond is seeking a talented church accompanist to accompany the Sanctuary Choir and play worship service music at three worship services per week under the direction of the Minister of Music and Arts. An organist is desired, but pianists are welcome to apply. (An additional opportunity for occasionally accompanying children and youth choirs as well as vocal ensembles may be available.) This is a part-time position (12 hours a week.) A Bachelor’s degree in music is recommended and familiarity with church music styles and liturgy are encouraged. For a more detailed job description, go to Salary commensurate with experience and education. Please send cover letter and resume to by November 28, 2019. (Posted on 10/28/19)

Administrative Assistant
Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Richmond is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Candidates must have technology skills, which include use of Microsoft Office. Responsibilities include office management, production of weekly bulletins, weekly email newsletters, and coordinating the church calendar. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The deadline for submission is Friday, November 15. Submit resume’ with at least 2 references to Matt Bates, Pastor, at (Posted on 10/24/19)

Church Organist/Pianist
Trinity UMC, Smithfield, is seeking a part-time Organist/Pianist. The main focus of this job is to serve as a church organist and choir accompanist for the 11:00 AM service. On a monthly basis the organist will fill in at the 8:30 or 9:30 AM services through the year. Salary Range $12,000-$16,000. A 4-year degree or higher in music is given preference. This position requires approximately 10-15 hours a week. Time involvement varies greatly throughout the year. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Submit resumes to Richard Winfree at (Posted on 10/24/19)

Director of Children’s and Family Ministries
Gum Spring UMC, Gum Spring VA, is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries. This new position is responsible for the ministries and discipleship of children and their families at Gum Spring UMC. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested applicants email resume and references to (Posted on 10/17/19)

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)



Assistant Director/Program Director
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)

Pastoral Counseling of Northern Virginia (PCNV) seeks a full-time counselor/therapist. PCNV is a non-profit progressive and inclusive pastoral counseling center with offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Our multi-disciplined staff provides pastoral counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. The applicant should have appropriate education, credentials and certification/licensure (or nearing completion of such). While not necessary, preference is given to those currently practicing in Northern Virginia who already possess or desire a full-time caseload, looking for an experienced, collegial and non-hierarchical setting.While not necessary, preference is also for those who desire affiliation or are affiliated with ACPE and/or formerly AAPC. PCNV offers an attractive compensation package: a high percentage of fees collected, Accountable Reimbursement Policy, Section 125 Medical Cafeteria Plan, Conference/Continuing Education/ Wellness Funds, 401(k), Clergy Housing Allowance and Travel Allowance; and both professional liability and general liability insurance. nterested candidates should submit a letter expressing their professional goals and interest in PCNV with a current resume to Dr. Gary L. Hulme at: PCNV, 4094 Majestic Lane #237, Fairfax, VA 22033;;; 703.335.6172 ext. 361 (Posted on 10/21/19)


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