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Bothell UMC: Two Part-Time Music Positions

Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington is searching for candidates for two part-time positions that will lead the music ministries for the congregation. Music has long been an integral part of our Bothell’s worship experiences, and they are looking forward this next era for this program.

You can learn more about the two positions by clicking on the links provided below.

Please send all inquires or resumes to applybothellumc@gmail.com.

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

Lake Washington UMC: P/T Youth & Young Adult Community Development Minister

Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland, Washington, is seeking applicants for a Youth and Young Adult Community Development Minister to work with young people ages 12-25. The position description follows. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to pastor@lakewaumc.org


Youth and Young Adult Community Development Minister (ages 12-25), Part-time, Non-exempt (10 hours/week)

About our church

Lake Washington United Methodist Church is a small progressive congregation ten miles east of Seattle. We embrace our congregation’s mission: to share the love of Christ by reaching out, accepting people as they are, nurturing and strengthening one another in our living relationship with God, and going forth in faithful service and celebration. We also embrace the mission of The United Methodist Church: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our nationally recognized Safe Parking Ministry offers year-round space at our church for families living in their cars. 

Lake Washington UMC affirms all people to be of sacred worth – including those of every ability, age, race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, family configuration, economic and housing status, and religious background.  As a Reconciling Church, we support full inclusion for all people in every aspect of church life, including pastoral ordination and marriage.

About the position

Lake Washington United Methodist Church is seeking a candidate who can develop youth and young adult ministry within three different, overlapping parts of our community: within our congregation, within the group of young people experiencing homelessness who are part of our Safe Parking ministry, and within the youth and young adults who attend our neighborhood schools. Within these three communities, we anticipate the following responsibilities:

Congregation (30%)

  • Recruit and organize adults to serve in youth and young adult ministry
  • Develop congregational leadership team for youth and young adult ministry
  • Administer Safe Sanctuary background checks for those working with youth
  • Serve as primary point of contact for youth seeking community service hours from LWUMC
  • Participate in Sunday morning worship and community connection time afterwards (9:00-12:00 Sunday mornings)
  • Lead other youth/young adult activities throughout the week as needed (eg game nights, community service, classes) 
  • Reconnect and rebuilt connections with youth that were disrupted during the pandemic

Youth/young adults experiencing homelessness: (30%) 

  • Connect with leadership team of Safe Parking ministry to ensure youth and young adults receive appropriate services
  • Build relationships with youth and young adults currently experiencing homelessness which foster safety, joy, and community connections
  • Provide safe, healthy, well-boundaried ministry with youth and young adults who are recovering from trauma

Neighborhood: (40%)

  • Serve as liaison to the middle and high schools which are walking distance from the church
  • Organize events and small groups for young people in the neighborhood
  • Work with area nonprofits to determine how the church can best serve youth and young adults in the community

Experience/qualifications:

  • College education preferred
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • LGBTQ+ affirming
  • Comfortable working within a United Methodist theological framework
  • At least three years working with youth, including youth who have experienced trauma
  • Experience developing online as well as in-person community groups

Compensation:

  • $15,000 annually, depending on experience
  • Two weeks paid vacation per year, as well as eleven paid holidays

Position will begin mid-February. Now accepting applications. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to pastor@lakewaumc.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.

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 wallingfordumc.org.


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

  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
    church
  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
    families
  • 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 office@wallingfordumc.org.

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.

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 wallingfordumc.org.

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 office@wallingfordumc.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!

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.

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Leadership 

  • 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 

Programming 

  • 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

Administration 

  • 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 

Other 

  • 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 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 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. 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS and ATTRIBUTES: 

  • 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 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

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. 

TO APPLY 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@edmondsumc.org 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.

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