Mount Vernon (WA) First UMC: P/T Director of Music Ministry, Organist/Pianist

First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, Washington seeks applicants for a Director of Music Ministry as well as a Organist/Pianist. These positions may be combined into one job or filled separately. 

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: office@mvfumc.org.

Bothell UMC seeking applicants for two staff positions

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 applybothellumc@gmail.com.

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. 

Youth Coordinator – part time

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.

Job Opportunity — Hiring Immediately

Camp Indianola, near Poulsbo (WA), has an immediate opening for a Summer Cook and Food Services Coordinator.  This is a seasonal, full-time position and pays $23 an hour with overtime likely.  Please see below for details:

Camp IndianolaSummer Cook and Food Services Coordinator

Accountability:

Directly responsible to Camp Director

Wages, Hours, and Benefits:

$23/hour.

This is a seasonal job. It begins immediately and concludes in early September.

                  Depending on mutual interest, this position may possibly continue year-round. (Hours in September through May is variable, dependent on guest demand, but often averages 20 hours a week.)

                  Full time position with likely overtime.

                  If desired, basic camp-style housing is available with the position.

No benefits are provided beyond what is required by state and federal law. Continuing Education opportunities will be made available whenever possible. Worker’s Compensation is provided to cover job-related accidents and injuries. Staff member is responsible for all medical expenses due to illness.

This is not a viable commute from the east side of Puget Sound.

Responsibilities:

1.     Articulate the mission, vision and values, serving as representative of Camp Indianola’s ministry in all instances, in both word and deed.

2.     Design a menu of meal options, including options for alternative diets; emphasizing healthy, balanced, and appetizing meals; while minimizing food costs. [with Camp Director]

3.     Schedule and manage [with Camp Director] assistant kitchen workers when necessary (often youth or young adults with varying levels of experience), including to follow COVID protocols.

4.     Order and inventory ingredients, paying especial attention to quality of food, freshness, and rotation of foods to minimize food waste, while staying within the annual budget [with Hospitality Coordinator]

5.     Keep kitchen clean and in good working order [with Facilities Manager]

6.     Attend weekly staff meetings

7.     Know and follow regulations governing kitchens and food service as published by various regulatory agencies

8.     Operate the food service area according to International Association of Conference Center Administrators standards.

9.     Determine quantities to be cooked and handling of leftovers

10.   Be prepared to meet special guest needs: snacks, receptions, etc.

11.   Responsible for efficient, safe and sanitary storage of all supplies

12.   Oversee daily, weekly, monthly, yearly cleaning schedules for kitchen and dining room

13.   Maintain all kitchen equipment

14.   Other duties as assigned.

Note: These are exemplary duties only and the staff member agrees that the assembly functions as a total unit in which all staff share alike in contributing to its smooth operation. Staff members may be assigned responsibilities across job description lines.

Job Requirements:

•       Committed to Camp Indianola’s mission

•       Able to lift 30 pounds and carry it 25 feet

•       Able to move 50 pounds occasionally

•       Able to lift 25 pounds and place on a shelf 3 feet high or put in and out of a freezer

•       Able to be on feet 8 or more hours per day

•       Physical strength and mobility to accomplish tasks such as loading, lifting, kneeling and working with arms over head

•       Able to read, understand and follow instructions and operational manuals

•       Are self motivated and self directed

•       Possess knowledge and experience of food service management, equipment and services

•       Meet local health department requirements for working in the area of food service (i.e., TB shots, food handlers license)

•       Ability to provide first aid and to assist campers, guests and staff in an emergency.

Desired Qualifications:

•       Two or more years of experience in commercial food service or related area

•       Ability to function well under pressure

•       Ability to manage others effectively and compassionately

•       Enjoys working with children and youth

•       Basic computer experience, with the ability to learn to use new programs

Additional Beneficial Qualities:

•       Creativity in menu design

•       Enthusiasm about providing “culinary hospitality” to guests with dietary restrictions

•       Excitement about working with fresh, local, and home-grown food.

•       Interest in engaging children and youth in education about food, as a part of a holistic environmental education program

•       Passion about food justice issues

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Colin Cushman at director@campindianola.org. Candidates must complete background check.

First Church (Seattle, WA): P/T Property Manager

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.

Applications are accepted now through May 30th. See the details and contact us for questions at https://firstchurchseattle.org/about/employment/

Bellevue (WA) First UMC: P/T Operations Administrator

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.

Apply at: https://fumcbellevue.org/employment Full job description available on link. 

United Church in University Place (WA): P/T Church Office Administrator

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 dawnseymour@gmail.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.

Mount Vernon (WA) UMC: P/T Coordinator of Spiritual Growth

Job Announcement – Coordinator of Spiritual Growth

Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the position of coordinator of spiritual growth. This person will work to nurture our congregation as they grow in faith and in relationships with one another, learning and working together. They will develop opportunities for people of all ages to live out their growing faith in the church. The work includes, but not necessarily limited to: organizing Christian education for all ages, helping plan Bible and book studies, offering workshops and training for groups with special interests, and assisting members of the congregation in volunteering to lead church activities. Work includes developing communication among the congregation through such things as newsletters, community emails, social media, and website. The position will work with the pastor, Hispanic Ministry leader, church staff and lay leadership to continually assess the needs and interests of the congregation and work to help them to learn, work and grow together.

Helpful experience and education includes: practice of a lifestyle of Christian faith; familiarity with UMC history, theology and tradition; genuine love and excitement in working with people; interest in building community and relationships; strong communication and listening skills; ability to support congregation members in developing leadership skills; skill in planning, organization and follow-up; competent in computer skills and social media; familiarity with conference and other resources.

Supervised by the pastor. Twenty hours per week schedule with some flexibility, compensation is $24,000 annually.

For more information or to apply contact Kent Turner, kturnerlake@gmail.com.

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 jobs@edmondsumc.org 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 jobs@edmondsumc.org 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.

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 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 sandpointsprc@gmail.com 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.”

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