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Edmonds UMC has two job openings

Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington is seeking applicants for two open staff positions. The congregation is committed to being a radically loving, welcoming, anti-racist community of faith, centered in the good news of Jesus Christ, which is for all people. Therefore, in faithfulness to the gospel and our United Methodist heritage, and to the best of our ability, we promise to provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Digital Ministry Producer

We believe in the power of technology to communicate the love and grace of God. We believe compelling stories of life change can be felt through video, image and word. Our Digital Worship Producer prepares and empowers our church community to show up creatively in online spaces, fully believing our presence there matters.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to by January 31, 2021 for priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Director of Family Ministries

We love the families and children of our community. Our Director of Family Ministries draws our community closer together as we draw closer to God through the spiritual development of children, youth, and families.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to by January 31, 2021 for priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Sand Point Community UMC (Seattle, WA): Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church in northeast Seattle is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. 

This salaried position requires 35 hours per week with fewer summer hours from mid-June until September. The hours are to be coordinated with the pastor; Sundays and Christmas Eve are required. (Hours may be reduced while our building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff is working from home during the pandemic until our building re-opens.)

The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries:

  • connects children, youth, young adults and families to each other and integrates them into the wider life of the church;
  • develops outreach strategies to invite new families and to connect the congregation to the wider community;
  • Works with the Pastor and staff to develop a ministry program which complements the faith formation for children, youth and their families;
  • Leads spiritual and faith forming education for Children and Youth each Sunday (including Children’s Time during worship);
  • Recruits and supports volunteers.


  • Christian faith that includes an understanding of the Bible beyond a literal interpretation;
  • Shares our progressive-leaning theology and is hospitable to diverse viewpoints;
  • Strong organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and effective communication skills;
  • Ability to recruit and encourage volunteers;
  • Academic coursework or direct experience in Christian Education/Spiritual Formation;
  • Experience in early childhood development and/or in education desirable.

Please reply to to request a more detailed job description and/or send your cover letter and resume.

Candidates will be interviewed via video chat.

SAND POINT COMMUNITY UMC MISSION STATEMENT: We are an inclusive, caring community – committed to Christ’s work, seeking spiritual growth, and lovingly responding to the needs of God’s world. We welcome all persons, including members of the LGBTQ + community.

‘Where Love Lives, Creating a Fully Inclusive United Methodist Church’; Western Jurisdiction Beginning Year-long Campaign

DENVER, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2020) – The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is beginning preparations for the next General Conference by recommitting itself to be a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving place for all people.

As The United Methodist Church awaits a delayed decision on the proposed Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, “Where Love Lives” is a nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry. It advocates approval of the Protocol by the General Conference.

“The Western Jurisdiction is committed to living out our belief that God’s church is open to all,” said Bishop Karen Oliveto, president of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. “The Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation offers a way forward to begin easing the five decades of pain created by the wounds inflicted on LGBTQ persons by the church.”

Kent UMC (Kent, WA): 3/4 time Digital Media and Communications Specialist

Kent United Methodist Church ( is seeking a Digital Media and Communications Specialist to join our staff team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for communicating using verbal, written and electronic methods and promote the Kent United Methodist Church’s mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Responsibilities of this Position

Support Video Needs of the Church

Production and post-production of Sunday worship services and other special services/events.  Includes: shooting, editing, streaming, uploading, cataloging, and filing videos/recordings for future use.  Editing may include the compilation of multiple professional and amateur videos, slides, music, and special effects.   Amateur submittals may be filmed using smartphones and cameras at home and could be in a variety of formats.

Produce video resources for internal and external ministry and outreach.

Maintain church’s video library/database.

Maintain video/recording equipment.   Ensure proper and secure storage.

Manage Website, Social Media, and Online Platforms/Tool/Applications

Design and oversee the development of content and look of the church app, website, and social media including posts on social networking services as Instagram and Facebook.

Manage office staff to implement the content and design of church app, website, and social media.

Develop a Strategy for Building Internal/External awareness and Participation in Church Mission

Participate in developing a general communication strategy for the church.

Help worship, music staff, and program staff to design all events with an eye toward use of digital media and sound tech.

Working with the Pastor and other Directors, resource the Inviting, Welcoming, Discipleship, and Congregational Care Teams of KUMC to guarantee the success of our disciple-making systems.

Support the Pastor and other Directors in communicating and teaching the Jesus Way of discipleship practiced at Kent UMC to expand the mission-based culture (outlined in the church covenant).

Recruit and Nurture an Effective Team

Identify, recruit and train additional resources from the congregation for support.

Schedule and manage volunteers who staff the audio-visual needs for Sunday worship and other special church activities and events.

Perform Administrative Duties

Responsible to track and report to church leaders key analytics and statistics from the various online platforms and help design new online media strategies.

Prepare and manage the audio-visual/digital media budget.

Abide by the Personnel Policies and Safe Church Policies of Kent United Methodist Church

Attend staff and leadership meetings as appropriate and collaborate with Lead Pastor, Directors, Staff, and other Church Leaders as necessary.

Spiritual and Technical Growth

Continue to grow in knowledge and skills for discipleship, Christian Leadership, and vital ministry in the local church. Model discipleship.

Stay up to date with new media and technological advances.

Qualifications for this Position

Background in design and creation in the areas of videography, sound, social media and website applications and platforms.

Knowledge of uploading to applications such as YouTube, Vimeo, and other types of media.

Experience with sound systems.

Details of this Position 

Compensation: TBD – Based on skill and experience.
Work Schedule: 30 hours/week.  Work schedule to be self-determined in coordination with Pastor.
Must be available on Sundays and major Christian Holidays or ensure coverage with volunteers.

Application—send your resume and cover letter to or by mail:

Kent United Methodist Church
Attention: SPRC
11010 SE 248th St
Kent WA 98030

Bothell UMC: F/T Director of Operations

Description: Manage administrative operations for Bothell United Methodist Church and develop future operational strategy in collaboration with the lead pastor. 


Supervise workings of the finance office including: 

  • Gather information in preparation for annual budget development 
  • Develop draft budget in collaboration with lead pastor 
  • Read, analyze, and summarize financial monthly reports in collaboration with the Treasurer 
  • Attend finance meetings and brief lead pastor 
  • Supervise Bookkeeper and Financial Secretary 

Oversee overall office administration including: 

  • Supervise administrative personnel and services (e.g. office manager, internet, and phone services) 
  • Oversee the gathering of materials for, and creation of, written communication deliverables (e.g., Witness, programs, signage, website, etc.) 
  • Ensure that year-end reporting is completed accurately and on time 
  • Collect topics, create agenda, and facilitate staff meetings 
  • Manage staff training (onboarding, retaining, and continuing education) 

Liaise with trustees on all facility improvements or repairs: 

  • Oversee significant facility projects and spending 
  • Supervise facility personnel and services (e.g., custodial services) 
  • Establish or maintain contracts including for tenants, facilities, and administrative services 
  • Identify areas for improvement, propose solutions, and lead implementation efforts gaps and propose solutions with regard to office administration, communication, and other areas related to business of the church 
  • Attend pertinent church leadership meetings Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Understand and commit to the vision of the United Methodist Church and of Bothell United Methodist Church 
  • Exude friendly, professional, and approachable demeanor 
  • Two years of personnel managerial experience 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Enthusiastic approach to problem solving; ability to help generate novel solutions 
  • Reliable and consistent follow through 
  • Experience as a people manager 
  • Ability to delegate for optimal efficiency 
  • Experience facilitating or interest in learning facilitation techniques 
  • Manage new or unknown processes (able to ask the right questions) 
  • Experience managing projects or programs 

Four year college degree or equivalent work experience to apply or for more information please send an e-mail with subject line of “Director of Operations” to:

Organization: Bothell United Methodist Church

Contact: Alan Jacobsen

Closing Date: 10/25/2020

Idaho Institute of Christian Education: Interim Director of Campus Christian Center

The Idaho Institute of Christian Education announces a job opening for an Interim Director of the Campus Christian Center. The Center is an ecumenical Christian campus ministry serving the University of Idaho community. The Interim Director will provide program support and coordination, offer pastoral care for UI students and explore ways to connect with students via social media platforms as The Center modifies its presence in light of COVID-19 circumstances.

For more information and an application please go to Consideration of applications will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is August 1.

Moran UMC (Spokane, WA): Lead Nursery Attendant

Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington is seeking applicants for Lead Nursery Attendant. Please continue reading for the full job description and for information on how to apply.

Lead Nursery Attendant
Reports To:  Pastor and Nursery Coordinator for day-to-day operations; Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) for fulfilling responsibilities defined in the job description, defining goals, evaluation, and communication of concerns related to the performance of the position.Directly Supervises:  Volunteer Nursery AssistantsStatus:  Part-Time/Non-Exempt  (4 hours/week)Compensation:  $14.00 per hour
Job Summary:  The Lead Nursery Attendant will implement the Nursery/Preschool Sunday School program, creating a safe and loving environment for young children (ages 0 through 5 years) during Sunday worship and special events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 3 hours on Sunday morning providing care and programming for children age 5 and under (8:45am to 11:45am), plus 1 additional hour each week for planning and preparation.  Occasional additional work hours will be available periodically during meetings and special events.
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love, and serve God.
  • Understand and be able to champion the church’s purpose, vision, and journey, as well as the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church.
  • Establish and maintain good communication with, and be responsive to, parents and guardians.
  • Use personal creativity to actively engage children while leading learning activities and teaching the provided curriculum.
  • Provide a safe, clean environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Disinfect tables and chairs weekly.  Clean toys, furniture, and materials as needed.
  • Ensure that each child has a current registration form on file, and that all children are signed in and out.
  • Communicate with nursery coordinator regularly.
  • Work with the Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministries to recruit, train, supervise, and support volunteer nursery assistants.
  • Attend quarterly Sunday School Teachers Meetings and occasional staff meetings.
  • Follow written rules and procedures for the Nursery, including the Safe Sanctuary policies of Moran United Methodist Church.

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience working with infants and young children is strongly preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to relate well to children and their families
  • Possess strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to frequently change position: stand, sit, kneel, bend, and carry children
  • Ability to lift and carry children up to 35 pounds
  • Must be certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR, or willing to become certified upon hire
  • Prior experience working with children with disabilities preferred
  • Present the results of a current (within 1 year) Tuberculin test and current immunizations.
  • Must pass a National Background Check.

Application Deadline:  OPEN until the position is filled.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to

Trinity UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Treasurer

Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is a progressive Christian community dedicated to the words and ways of Jesus that lead to joy and justice.

TUMC seeks a part-time Treasurer. The Treasurer will work an average of 7 hours a week to administer the day-to-day finance operations of the church. The treasurer will manage the church’s general ledger and special accounts, ensure payroll is met, and carry out duties associated with accounts payable at TUMC. The treasurer will also produce regular financial reports to support the financial oversight committees of the church. We seek a person with professional training in bookkeeping or accounting, with at least three years of professional experience, or five years of experience as a volunteer bookkeeper with a non-profit organization. The position pays $20 per hour. 

Send cover letter and resume to the attention of the SPRC at

Mailing address:

Trinity UMC
2400 NW 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

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