The first position isTheAssistant to the Pastor, to support the day-to-day operations of our church. This position requires 20hours per week and is flexible with some on-site time required, and the remainder of the hours can be accomplished either on-site or remotely (with your own computer equipment). The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a group. Computer (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Publisher) and social media skills are imperative. The ability to use video equipment and use video editing software is imperative. The successful candidate will have good people skills (which includes situational discernment), must have a positive attitude, be professional and have good organizational skills.
The second position is The Assistant to the Director of theWesleyFoundation, WSU to support the day-to-day operations of our organization. This position requires 10 hours per week. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of a group. Computer (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Publisher) and social media skills are imperative to the success of this candidate. The successful candidate will have good people skills (which includes situational discernment), must have a positive attitude, be professional and have good organizational skills.
Although these are two separate positions, the right candidate could be hired to do both. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for:
Assistant to the Pastor of Simpson UMC
Assistant to the Director of the Wesley Foundation, WSU
OR a combination of both positions
Application review begins July 13th and remains open until the position is filled.
The successful candidate could potentially begin employment as early as July 26th.
Starting pay is $15.00 per hour or DOE.
The successful applicant is subject to a background check.
To apply, please include a resume and cover letter describing how your talents and qualifications match the job duties outlined below. Questions and applications should be directed to SPRC Chair, Carrie Coen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant to the Pastor at Simpson United Methodist Church
The Assistant to the Pastor at Simpson United Methodist Church (approximately 80 hours/month):
The Assistant to the Pastor shall:
Provide support and assistance to the Pastor to fulfill the mission of Simpson United Methodist Church
Reception; includes all tasks associated with being a receptionist to include such items as answering the phone, answering e-mails, distributing/processing mail and greeting visitors. The successful candidate should be able to positively represent SUMC in all these interactions. This portion of the position is infrequent and will only be necessary in the pastor’s absence from regular office hours.
Admin; all tasks that would typically fall under the purview of “administrative maintenance,” such as filing and report writing. The successful candidate should be proficient at using Excel/Word to complete these duties.
Create weekly newsletters/bulletins, assisting with promotional activities and creating promotional materials to keep the congregation and other supporters informed of SUMC happenings. There are two main parts to this (listed below) and the successful candidate should be able to create all the materials in a timely matter with little or no assistance.
Media; refers to all tasks associated to the creation of our Simpson Weekly. These tasks include but aren’t limited to gathering appropriate art, articles, and creation of a “Publisher File,” as well as the final distribution at the end of the week. Skills should include graphics and multi-media experience.
Worship; includes all tasking that supports the maintenance of our weekly worship program which includes music folder prep, creating the worship PowerPoint, creating the worship bulletin and script, and any other tasks that might be uniquely assigned by the pastor. This also includes a weekly worship meeting typically held on Monday.
Maintain the SUMC website and social media sites (i.e. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter). The successful candidate should have the knowledge/skills to update these pages with little or no assistance. This includes weekly website updates with video links, changes to the homepage and inclusion of the bulletin and weekly news.
Video and livestream weekly Sunday worship service
Keep track of weekly worship attendance and relay that information to the church Bookkeeper
Provide inventory control and ordering of church office supplies
Collaborate and communicate with the local churches and with the Pacific Northwest Conference as needed.
Report writing to include annual church report and letter writing correspondence as needed.
Email and phone correspondence as needed
Communicate with building use committee and create documents as needed
Be able to work independently to make sure the work each week is completed with little supervision
Complete any other assigned duties as required
Assistant to the Director of the Wesley Foundation, WSU
The Assistant to the Director of The Wesley Foundation, WSU (approximately 40 hours/month):
The Assistant to the Director shall:
Provide support and assistance to the Director to fulfill the mission of the Wesley Foundation through assuring correspondence is communicated and to confirm attendance at meetings
Work with WF director and board to fundraise and maintain finances (collecting receipts) for this ministry
This includes preparing the annual grant application
Create quarterly newsletters, assisting with promotional activities on campus and creating promotional materials to keep alumni and other supporters informed of WF happenings
Maintain the WF website and social media sites (i.e. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter).
Connect local United Methodist Churches with the ministry of the WF
Connect with churches within the Pacific Northwest Conference in order to create a list of UM students attending WSU
Will organize volunteers, procure needed supplies and prep for the Wednesday night dinner and clean up after dinner (during the WSU academic year). This requires an on-site presence (typically from 3 pm-6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings during the WSU academic school year)
Represent the Wesley Foundation at the WSU all-campus picnic (August)
Sign up for spot
Order and put together the swag
Attend event and connect with students
Potential to attend the Greater Northwest Annual Conference to represent the Wesley Foundation in June of each year
3/4 Time Church Executive Assistant, to begin work September 1. Duties include office management, hospitality and working with the pastor as an assistant. Exact days and times have some flexibility but do require in-person presence in the building. The salary range is from $27,00-$30,000 a year, depending on experience. Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Full job description available here.
Nursery Assistant to work with another supervisor in providing child care during worship for children age 5 and younger. The position will begin when Covid conditions allow for child care to resume. The position pays $14.80 per hour, for a minimum of 3 hours per week. More hours may be available for occasional classes and meetings when child care is needed. Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full job description available here.
Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington is seeking applicants for a full-time director of music. The salary range is: $45k-$50k. They will provide leadership and continuity for the Bothell UMC music program and enhance the worship experience through music selection and leadership based on ongoing worship themes.
The Director of Music Ministry’s responsibility is to develop and lead the worship music for our church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, in a way consistent with the church’s mission, values, and theology. Key qualifications include: vital Christian faith, well versed in all types of Christian vocal and instrumental music from classical to contemporary, keyboard proficiency, and ability to shepherd voluntary musicians in Christian music ministry. Duties include working with the pastor to select and plan music for worship services and directing adult choir, including Sunday services and weekly rehearsal. Work schedule 10 hours per week minimum, compensation $13,000 annually.
The Organist/Pianist plays the organ (or piano as appropriate for music selections) at 10:30 Sunday services and accompanies weekly choir rehearsals. Work schedule as necessary to perform at services and rehearsals, compensation $6,975 annually. For inquiries or to send resume, please contact: email@example.com.
Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington is seeking applicants for two positions on their staff. Interested candidates can submit their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Director – full time
The primary purpose of this position is to assure that communications are aligned with the ministries and mission of the church, branded for Bothell UMC, and easily understood by its audience. Potential applicants should thrive in a creative work environment and provide clear, correct, and attractive communications to draw people to the ministries of the church.
Identify and provide pathways to cultivate healthy disciples of Christ within the youth age group through creative programming, wide-reaching relationship development within the church and local community.
Langley United Methodist Church is seeking someone to oversee & work with children/youth in various programs. Experience working with children/youth is required. The position is ten hours per week, including Sunday morning. Start date: as soon as possible.
First Church Seattle is hiring a Property Manager to offer critical care for our church property as we serve Seattle through missions and ministries for the hungry and homeless. The First Church Property Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing all aspects of building, landscape, and parking garage maintenance and use. This is a 0.4 FTE, equivalent to 16 hours per week.
Bellevue First United Methodist Church is seeking a Part-Time Operations Administrator to provide administrative support for the ministry of Bellevue First United Methodist Church. This person will play an important role in regular team meetings, church operations, ministry and event planning, marketing, and other essential administrative functions. (This is a non-supervisory position).
Bellevue First United Methodist Church is a small, progressive, open and affirming, intergenerational community, located close to downtown Bellevue. As an inclusive community, we exclude no one based on their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic background, ability, or religion. Our community is where we join with others to do the work that Jesus set before us: to love one another and play a role in transforming the world.
United Church in University Place (a church affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church) seeks a part-time church office administrator (up to 14 hours per week, typically three mornings per week). This individual supports the work of our welcoming and justice-oriented congregation and pastor by managing communications, coordinating building access, and maintaining church records.
Qualified candidates will hold at least a high school diploma or equivalent and have three year’s administrative experience, with competency in Microsoft Office products. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Chair, UCUP SPR Committee at email@example.com. No in-person applications or phone calls, please. Hourly wage dependent on qualifications. Position open until filled. Click here for the full job description attached. We are seeking applicants external to UCUP.