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Seattle: Wallingford – P/T Director of Children/Youth and Community Engagement

Wallingford United Methodist Church (WUMC) is a small, progressive, open and affirming, and
intergenerational church located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. As an inclusive
community, we exclude no one based on their gender and gender expression, sexual
orientation, race, socioeconomic background, ability, or religion. To learn more about our
church and community, visit

The Director for Children/Youth/Young Adults and Community Engagement has three major

  1. Develop and oversee children, youth and young adult programs
  2. Lead efforts to engage both members/friends and others in the work and life of the
  3. Help develop programming to invite the broader community to engage with WUMC.

This is a part-time salaried position for 20 – 30 hours per week. The director will report to the
Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Salaried position: $2,750/month

Major Job Responsibilities:
40% Child, Youth and Young Adult programs:
Utilizing volunteers, ensure a strong place of connection and religious formation for youth and children. Oversee Sunday School, children’s messages during worship, and other programming for families/children. Working with the Worship Team, Pastor, and volunteers, promote ways for children and youth to participate in worship services and activities.
Young adults: Work with and support the young adult group, organize gathering times and, with their input, create appropriate programming such as Bible/spirituality study, service projects and social activities.
40% Community Engagement: Together with the Pastor and church leadership, establish and provide oversight for programming around multi-generational activities that engage the congregation with our
neighborhood and other various community groups.
Utilize social media and other platforms to boost the presence and recognition of WUMC in the
local community.
Ensure newcomers are invited into the life of WUMC.
Work with volunteers to ensure a system of tracking visitors and members is established so that newcomers and community members are welcomed and engaged appropriately. Liaise with volunteers to ensure potential new members are aware of connection opportunities, matching gifts with opportunities for service and fellowship.
20% Administration, Planning: Collaborate with Church leadership to develop a long-term outreach & community engagement plan. Participate in Program Team meetings.

Desired Skills/Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to connect with diverse individuals and
  • Working knowledge of child development and youth culture
  • Ability to take pictures and post interesting, exciting, and upbeat information about the church
    on social media platforms and our website
  • Willingness to follow Safe Church policies and ensure volunteers and staff are in compliance
  • Ability to work with diverse teams, encourage volunteers and develop others’ leadership skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Able to utilize & leverage technology and social media
  • Approachable, open-minded, flexible, and adaptable
  • Familiarity with Protestant/United Methodist Church polity and theology

Minimum Qualifcations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Theology, Ministry, or related field. Equivalent experience in
    the field of education or children’s ministries may substitute
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications

To apply: submit applications materials to

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

Seattle: Wallingford UMC – P/T Office Manager

Located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, Wallingford United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Office Manager to provide administrative support to the church and staff.

Hours and Compensation: Part-time, 20 hours/week ($26 per hour). Vacation and sick leave. Some flexibility regarding the specific work schedule can be negotiated during the hiring process.

Wallingford United Methodist Church (WUMC) is a small, progressive, open and affirming, and intergenerational church located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. As an inclusive community, we exclude no one based on their gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic background, ability, or religion. To learn more about our church and community, visit

Reports to: Wallingford UMC Pastor

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support for Pastor, church staff, and ministry teams.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Create and publish a weekly church bulletin and calendar insert
  • Create and publish a weekly digital church newsletter (via Mailchimp)
  • Basic reception duties: sort mail, answer phones, check email and voicemail daily, and serve as welcoming initial contact for volunteers and community.
  • Coordinate facility use for events and meetings on a digital church calendar
  • Maintain website, email accounts, and social media
  • Manage church office work area, equipment, and office supplies.
  • Oversee vendor contracts for services (water cooler, copy machine, phone, etc.)
  • Update digital church member database and directory
  • Assist with annual audits and reporting
  • Prepare and coordinate occasional mailings
  • Other administrative-related tasks as needed (under direction of the supervisor)

Important Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizing skills; ability to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Mailchimp, and Squarespace
  • Basic office equipment familiarity, or willingness to learn
  • Creativity (especially in digital publishing)
  • Ability to work well under deadlines; ability to work well with a diverse range of people; good personal time management.
  • Background experience with churches or other volunteer-driven non-profits is desirable. Job experience and demonstrated success with the above skills is more important than education level.

To apply for the position, please send materials to

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, 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.

· 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.

· 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!

First UMC, Port Angeles: P/T Youth Director

First United Methodist Church of Port Angeles seeks a part time Youth Director to develop and oversee all activities of the Youth Program for ages 6th grade through college. The position will report to the Senior Pastor and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

This position will work approximately 20-24 hours per week. Standard Hours are flexible, but will include Sunday mornings and some evening/late afternoon meetings, as necessary. The compensation will be $20-$25/hour based on experience.

For more information and to learn how to apply, see the full job description.

Cedar Cross UMC (Mill Creek, WA): P/T Youth Director

Cedar Cross United Methodist Church in Mill Creek, WA, is seeking applicants for the position of part-time Youth Director. This position reports to the Lead Pastor, Youth Council Chair, and Staff Parish Relations Committee. 

This is a part-time salaried position with approximately 10 hours/week. The majority of the hours will be evenings and weekends. The annual salary is $12,000.

General Responsibilities include:

  • Provide creative leadership and long term vision for the youth program at CCUMC
  • Develop quality youth programs and ministries for Cedar Cross and the community,
  • Recruitment, Training, Supervision, and Support of adult volunteers in the youth program
  • Ensure compliance with Safe Church Guidelines

Specific Job Tasks include:

  • Lead regularly scheduled Youth Group meetings ( meetings are currently held on Sunday evening)
  • Attend worship services and encourage youth to attend
  • Oversee planning and execution of youth events such as summer activities and mission work
  • Attend Youth Council meetings
  • Maintain a calendar of youth events and communicate it in the monthly church newsletter

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in creation and development of youth ministry program
  • Ability to act personably with youth, volunteers, and church members at large
  • Desire to work with youth and guide their spiritual development
  • Organizational skills to include communication and online platforms

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to  

Edmonds UMC: Director of Family Ministries

Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington, is looking to hire a Director of Family Ministries to enrich their community and “draw closer to God through the spiritual development of children, youth, and families.” Please direct any questions or applications to the church as directed in the position description below.

Position Description

Director of Family Ministries

The purpose of the Director of Family Ministries at Edmonds United Methodist Church is to draw our church community closer together so that we can draw closer to God through the spiritual development of children, youth, and families. 



  • Lead and coordinate teachers and volunteers in the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries 
  • Facilitate education, lead mission trips, lead youth group activities, and facilitate curriculum training of Family Ministries stakeholders (Children’s Moment, Sunday School, VBS, Club 456, Youth Group, Mission Trip Preparation, and other activities) 
  • Serve as an advocate for Family Ministry with staff, congregation, and lay leaders 
  • Supervise volunteers, Nursery Staff, and Children’s Ministry Volunteers 


  • Oversee and manage all Children, Youth, and Family Programs 
  • Develop & implement new programs to enhance and grow the Family ministry and help stakeholders grow in their relationships with each other and Jesus Christ 
  • Equip families with resources and education to help them become actively and intentionally involved in the spiritual formation and discipleship of their families 
  • Develop and direct children and family outreach opportunities 
  • Work with Children’s Center Director to develop opportunities for cross-engagement between the Children’s Center and EUMC Family Ministries


  • Ensure appropriate supplies are made available to teachers and volunteers 
  • Manage communications with Children, Youth, and Families using a variety of technology and social media 
  • Recruit, interview, and screen volunteers and staff 
  • Coordinate schedules and train education volunteers 
  • Ensure EUMC Safe Church Policy is followed and enforced, including completion of appropriate training and paperwork 
  • Develop, implement, and manage budget for Children, Youth, and Family programs. 
  • Write grant applications for funding support for mission partnership opportunities 
  • Manage children and youth building spaces, ensuring spaces adequately meet the needs of the ministries 


  • Serve as a healthy and accessible role model of servant leadership 
  • Provide children, youth, and families with pastoral care as appropriate 
  • Network with community organizations to develop partnership opportunities 
  • Participate in all Church staff meetings and partner in all Church projects as needed 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Theology, Ministry, or related field. Equivalent experience in the field of education or children’s ministries may substitute
  • Experience in a leadership/management role in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
  • Substantial knowledge of Christian education curriculum options 
  • Able to build positive and constructive relationships with children, youth, and their parents 
  • Computer literacy that includes a familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. 


  • A spiritually mature Christian with a strong sense of calling to children, youth, and family ministry 
  • Supportive of the LGBTQ+ community 
  • Social justice-oriented theology
  • Working knowledge of child development and youth culture 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Proven planning, organization, and problem-solving skills 
  • Proven ability to leverage and mobilize volunteers and build community 
  • Able to utilize & leverage technology and social media to meet people where they are at appropriately 
  • Creative thinker, open to new ideas, improving work processes 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Approachable, open-minded, flexible, and adaptable 


Employment at EUMC provides paid vacation and sick leave, 14 paid holidays per year, a health benefit package, and eligibility to enroll in the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP), a 403(b) retirement plan. 


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to by July 15, 2023, for priority review. The position will remain open until filled. 

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. 

This 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.

Wenatchee First UMC: P/T Director of Discipleship

First United Methodist Church of Wenatchee, Washington, is looking to hire a part-time Director of Discipleship. The director will work with members and staff to (co)create and oversee the ministries at FUMC that help individuals grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Application, cover letter, and resume can be sent electronically to or
mailed to the church at 941 Washington St, Wenatchee, WA 98801.

Kent UMC (Kent, WA): P/T Mid and Sr. High Youth Leaders

Kent United Methodist Church is looking for two part-time staff to help lead their fantastic volunteer team and grow their youth group. If you love Jesus and young people, are organized, communicate well, and are an energetic team builder, this just might be the right job for you. They are looking for two leaders (mid-high and Sr. High) ready to work about 10 hours/week to reach youth, deepen faith among the adult leaders and youth group members, and help the church to grow its discipleship ministry with youth and their families. Below is the ministry description.


The Mid-High and Sr. High Youth Leaders shall be Christian Spiritual Leaders who support the United Methodist Church, are willing to commit to practicing the Love-Grow-Serve-Share Journey of Christian discipleship, and the DRIVE practices in order to grow in Christ-likeness and to lead others in their spiritual growth. The Leaders will direct and lead youth ministries under the direction of the Pastor. They will build Christian community through relationships that strengthen their commitment to Christ and to God’s mission in the world. They will help to develop and lead a youth ministry that is Christ-centered, mission-based, and that equips adults to live a life of godliness and service. The Mid-High and Sr. High Youth Leaders will have good people skills that nurture team building with the staff and congregation, and that support all people of the church in exploring and sharing their gifts.


Mid-High: All youth in grades 6 through 8
Sr. High: All youth in grades 9 through 12


  • Develop strong, positive, mentoring relationships with youth and their families outside of youth fellowship time. (Cards, letters, attend school and sporting events, choir performances, etc.)
  • Work with the Pastor to plan and lead weekly youth fellowship with enthusiasm.
  • Work with the pastor to plan and lead annual youth retreat and special events.
  • Meet regularly with the Pastor and KUMC Discipleship Directors for mentoring, planning, and training.
  • Work with the Pastor and KUMC Discipleship Directors to increase participation in youth ministries at KUMC.
  • Model discipleship and do all that one can to build-up the spiritual life of youth and families.
  • Recruit, disciple, train, and deploy an effective team of adult volunteers to build a web of relationships for each youth and to assist in youth fellowship events and time together.
  • Propose and manage relevant parts of the annual budget and oversee fundraising projects.
  • Provide youth-related input to the monthly newsletter and other publications.
  • Establish and communicate the youth ministry calendar.


  • The Mid-High and Sr. High Leaders will be committed followers of Jesus with a passion for bringing others to Christ, a heart for reaching out, and experience growing groups in both depth of discipleship and in numbers.
  • Dynamic leadership abilities and strong organizational skills.
  • Prefer education and/or experience in leading youth.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with pastor, adults, church staff, and all ages of worshipers.
  • Theologically consistent with KUMC.
  • Take initiative – be a self-starter on a regular basis.
  • Successfully complete a State and Federal background check.
  • Abide by the Personnel Policies and Safe Church Policies of Kent United Methodist Church, including maintaining current PNW Safe Church certification.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to The positions will remain open until filled. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to meeting you!

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