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Aldersgate UMC (Bellevue, WA): Full-Time Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Director

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Washington, is seeking to hire a full-time Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Director.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be an enthusiastic, progressive Christian with a passion for working with children, youth, and families.
  • Have a strong ability to direct and delegate volunteers.
  • Have organizational and communication skills, education, and experience required to work successfully with church leadership, the CYF Ministry Team, and church members. These include:
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in CYF ministry or related field
  • Knowledge of child development and current youth culture
  • BA degree, related field preferred.
  • Able to develop, implement, and oversee programs for children, youth, and families in support of the ministry of AUMC. Programs to include, but are not limited to Sunday School, Youth Group, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation classes, etc.

Click here to read the full job description for CYF Ministries Director.

Who We Are

Aldersgate United Methodist Church is a vibrant, inclusive Christian community growing in faith, love, health, and service. We believe that all people are of sacred worth and welcome everyone into the worship life, membership, and leadership of our church regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic condition. Aldersgate is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. The Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientation and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

Learn more about AUMC by visiting our website at http://aldersgate-church.org/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AldersgateUMCBellevue.WA To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Office@Aldersgate-Church.org

Fairwood Community UMC (Renton, WA): Two job openings in preschool

Fairwood Community United Methodist Church in Renton, Washington is seeking applicants for two open positions in the church’s Joyful Hearts Preschool, an inclusive Montessori-inspired environment. Click the buttons below for more information about the full-time director position and the part-time teacher position.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@fairwoodumc.org. The position will remain open until filled, with preference given to applications received by Friday, April 30, 2024.

Sand Point Community UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Organist/Accompanist

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church is hiring an Organist/Accompanist.

Our church in northeast Seattle is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Organist/Accompanist. This is a part-time position to play the prelude and postlude at our 10am Sunday service and to accompany our choir and other soloists at rehearsals (currently Wednesday nights). Salary is based on expertise and experience.

You will work alongside our Music Director. A music degree is preferred. Organist and accompanist experience are required. Please email a cover letter and resume to the church at sandpointsprc@gmail.com.

Trinity UMC (Sequim, WA): P-T Congregational Care Coordinator

Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and spiritual person to serve as Congregational Care Coordinator (CCC). The CCC models the love of Christ by developing, implementing, and leading a visitation program to provide pastoral care to the TUMC congregation and, as appropriate, the broader community. The CCC ministers in partnership with the Pastor and volunteers; and performs record keeping for the Church membership.

Click here to read the full job description.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to: Tom Tift, Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair, SPR@sequimtumc.org.

Sand Point Community UMC is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

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

This position is salaried at $53,000 per year with a stable, dedicated funding source. It requires 35 hours per week with fewer summer hours from mid-June until September (except if the church hosts and/or participates in a week-long Vacation Bible School). Days and hours are somewhat flexible and some work may be done remotely, but Sundays and Christmas Eve are required on-site work days.

The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries:

  • connects children, youth, young adults and families 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;
  • coordinates and regularly updates the church’s social media accounts.

Desired qualifications:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Familiar with social media platforms, and confident user of software to create relevant content.

What we hope for: We have a small core of consistently attending families of preschool age children and sporadically attending elementary age children. We hope that you will connect the families in our existing congregation and lead their faith development. And we want you to create and implement appealing, meaningful programming that will attract new children and families so we can grow our existing core into a stable critical mass.

To be considered for the position, please reply to sandpointsprc@gmail.com with a cover letter and your resume. We will follow up promptly.

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.


Sand Point Community United Methodist Church
4710 NE 70th Street • Seattle, WA 98105 • www.sandpointmethodist.org

Edmonds UMC – P/T Youth Leader

Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington, is seeking applicants for the position of part-time youth leader. The position reports to the Director for Children and Family Ministries.

The Youth Leader, as a team member, draws our church community closer to provide creative, intergenerational, learning, and fun opportunities for our youth. The youth leader must be passionate about embracing anti-racist practices, centering LGBTQIA+, and differently abled youth as they work with the worship team, and the congregation to meet the spiritual needs of the youth and grow disciples in Christ.

To read the full job description and learn how to apply, please visit the Edmonds UMC website.

University Gathering UMC – F/T Children and Families Minister

University Gathering United Methodist Church is hiring for a full-time Children and Families Minister (for salary and job description, visit https://ugathering.org/job-openings/). 

They are looking for a candidate that is passionate about anti-racist practice and centering LGBTQIA+ spiritual needs and realities as they minister to their youngest disciples, and help them engage with new families.

Applying: submit cover letter expressing interest along with CV/Resume to office@ugathering.org

CWJFON – F/T Staff Attorney

Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors (CWJFON) was founded in 2018 as part of a larger network of affiliated immigration legal service provider sites with over 19 sites
nationwide. Their immigration services include removal defense, family-based benefits, and various humanitarian-based immigration matters.

CWJFON is hiring a full-time staff attorney. Hybrid and remote options with offices in Ellensburg and Walla Walla, Washington. This position may require some statewide travel. You can download the full job description here.

Gig Harbor UMC (WA): P/T Worship Band Leader and Choir Director positions

Gig Harbor United Methodist Church in Gig Harbor, Washington, is currently seeking applicants for two part-time positions in the church’s music ministry.

The Worship Band Leader is a spiritual leader who supports the progressive theology of the Gig Harbor United Methodist Church. This position facilitates a comprehensive worship program utilizing the skills of church musicians, focused on leading the congregation to worship God together through music.

The Choir Director is a spiritual leader who supports the progressive theology of the Gig Harbor United Methodist Church, and leads spiritual growth through music. Our Choir Director needs a strong musical background with skills in traditional worship styles and varied choral music as well as demonstrated rehearsal techniques to support growing an amateur choir.

For each position, please email your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and the skills you bring to officemanager@ghumc.org.

Tacoma: Mason UMC – P/T Choir Director

Job Title: Choir Director at Mason United Methodist Church (UMC) Tacoma, WA


Reports to Pastor Susan Boegli and the Staff Parish Relations Committee


Position Status: Part time; approximately 6-8 hours/week, including choir rehearsal and Sunday Morning Service. Salary commensurate with experience.


This job posting will close September 1st. During the interview process, we will ask you to meet with the Staff Parish Relations Committee and lead an informal practice with members of our choir.


If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references. You may send care of the Staff Parish Relations Committee to admin@masonchurch.org, subject: Choir Director Application, or mail to Mason United Methodist Church, Attention Staff Parish Relations Committee, 2710 North Madison Street, Tacoma, WA 98407.


The Church Choir Director leads and directs the choir during all worship services and all seasonal and special services. They are also responsible for scheduling choir rehearsals, selecting appropriate music, and working with the organist.

Responsibilities:
· With the Pastor or worship team, select and plan choral, small group or individual special music for each service.
· Select and schedule hymn leaders to lead worship or serve as the hymn leader.
· Lead Rehearsal of the Choir for their active participation and leadership role in the scheduled Sunday Worship Service or special/seasonal worship service. Rehearsal times to be determined. In the past, hours have included a weekday evening rehearsal at 7pm for 1-2 hours and a Sunday morning rehearsal at 9am before the 10am service.
· Select choral anthems to be sung by the choir. Music should be appropriate for use in the service and, if possible, follow the theme or the lessons appointed for the day. Music selections shall be made in consultation with the Pastor whenever possible and given to the accompanist well in advance of their rehearsal and performance by the choir.
· Perform duties in the position in a cordial and cooperative manner.

Requirements:
· Familiarity with worship and a wide variety of church choir material.
· Carry out the above expectations to the best of their ability.
· Substitute directors for rehearsal or performance and the compensation will be the responsibility of the Choir Director.

Education and/or Experience:
· A choral director degree is preferred, but not required. We will also consider college/university students pursuing their degree in music education or related degree.
· Prior experience as a choral director is preferred. Please include practicum experience if you are working on your degree.
· References supporting performance as a choral director.

Dependability is essential; tardiness and excessive absences will not be tolerated. Immediate termination will occur in cases of intentional verbal, physical or emotional abuse or neglect of any child, parent, or church member.

Mason United Methodist Church (UMC) is located in Tacoma’s Proctor District. We are a welcoming church and accept all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, race, ethnicity, and religious beliefs. With our location and size of our facilities, we host several organizations and events in the Proctor Community. We expect our staff to be respectful of the beliefs of others. Mason UMC will respect the beliefs of our staff. We do not ask our staff to make a statement of faith or require participation in religious practices or services. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including a booster shot.

We look forward to meeting you!

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