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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

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.

Arlington United Church: P/T Worship/Music Leader

Reports to: Lead Pastor, Rev. Ieisha Hawley

Status: part-time, (10 Hours A Week approx.)

  • Availability one evening a week between 6:00pm and 8:00pm required.
  • Availability Sunday Mornings between 9:00am and 12:00pm required.
  • Availability for extra worship services during important holidays required (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday etc.)  Other consistent hours will be negotiated.

Salary: $6,600 – $11,400 (dependent on qualifications)

Job Summary: We are looking for a worship leader to join our staff team at Arlington United Church (AUC). The worship leader will be involved in leading and overseeing our music ministry. This includes organizing the worship team, working with the Lead Pastor to plan services, leading worship, and developing lay leaders and musicians.  This worship leader should have experience in leading and administrating music ministry in a contemporary, intergenerational church setting. The worship style of AUC is generally contemporary in style (worship team lead) but regularly incorporates hymns into the worship life of the church. Need for ownership and articulation of the values, vision, and mission of AUC The worship leader facilitates and energetically leads music during Sunday worship services, incorporating a variety of elements and diverse styles (Hymns, choral pieces, and contemporary worship) that focus on welcoming and inspiring the church community into full participation in the bold mission of God’s love and justice in our city. The candidate must be passionate about embracing and centering God’s love for all spiritual needs and realities, as they minister to, and help us build, a diverse faith community in the city of Arlington, WA.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with the pastor and worship team on theme/sermon content for the week to create a well-planned and prayerful worship service, choosing songs that would lead people most effectively and respond to God’s word and presence.
  • Must possess a theology of worship that is biblical, Christ-centered and Spirit directed.
  •  Must have a strong personal devotional life.
  •  Must be culturally agile and understand how to work in a multicultural setting.
  •  Recruit/audition volunteer musicians, singers, and choir singers.
  •  Frequently invite others to increase size and diversity (gender, racial/ethnic) of singers and musicians.
  • Coordinate and oversee rehearsals (requires one evening a week, and Sunday mornings).
  • Lead music during the service through vocals and instruments (ideally guitar, percussion, and/or piano), including opening, offering, communion, and closing songs.
  • Exabits a strong presence of public leadership and public speaking as they invite and lead the congregation into worshiping God on Sunday morning.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participation in weekly worship meetings.
  • Connecting, being available for meeting or answering questions/taking suggestions of Congregants.
  • Arranging, writing, transcribing recordings/writing out scores and charts as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Formal or informal musical training (can range from self-taught, to private lessons, to college degree with a music background).
  • At least 1-year prior experience leading worship in a congregational setting preferred.
  • Experience working with congregations comprised and supportive of multiethnic and multi-generational communities strongly preferred.
  • Ability to lead songs vocally and instrumentally.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of Christian/spiritual songs that are diverse and relevant.
  • Experience training and organizing musicians.
  • Comfortable speaking and performing publicly.
  • The ability to create goals and vision for the music team.

Core Competencies:

  • Public leadership
  • Detail-oriented
  • Passionate/Inspirational
  • Team building
  • Developing relationships

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Pastor Ieisha Hawley ( Optional, feel free to include up to three YouTube/Vimeo links to services where you are leading worship for reference. All applicants will be considered equally even if links aren’t included in your application email. For qualified applicants, we will follow up with scheduling an interview.

Marysville UMC: P/T Admin Assistant

Marysville United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time office administrative assistant to begin June 1, 2023. The position will support pastors, program staff, and lay leaders and will report to the lead pastor.

Job Summary

The Office Administrative Assistant is responsible for overseeing the office functions of Marysville United Methodist Church. This position works with church members, community and staff to achieve the objects of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Important Qualities

• Friendliness & Hospitality
• Sense of joy, humor, and grace
• Excellent interpersonal communicator (spoken & written)
• Professionality (able to hold confidence, punctual, reliable)
• Organized
• Self-starter (able to initiate and imagine ways of working without hand-holding)

Essential Job Functions:

• Support the mission of the church as it relates to the position.
• Supports pastors, program staff & lay leaders with administrative needs.
• Answer phones and assist walk-in visitors as needed.
• Recruit and work with current office volunteers.
• Production of print communications including Sunday bulletin(s), Connect Newsletter, flyers, bathroom stalls info, prayer requests, announcements, etc. With potential of adding digital communications in the future.
• Maintain a variety of records, including Breeze membership database, attendance, and visitor records.
• Compile our Pacific Northwest Charge Conference and Annual conference reports, including compiling information from staff, committee leaders, and ministry chairs, typing and production.
• Keep office and work area tidy and organized; file records, bulletins, office supply closet and cabinets Keep computer files organized, backed up.
• Attend church staff meetings, including taking and distributing minutes when needed.
• Order and maintain office supplies and worship supplies as requested by the Pastors or worship team
• Maintain church calendar in collaboration with Director of Facilities & Programming.
• Collecting all mail and dispersing to appropriate staff members
• Maintain tidiness of Narthex and Counter outside of the office.
• Interfaces with vendors if Director of Facilities is not available
• Maintain Community Resource information. (Food bank, clothing, rent assistance resources)


Education, training, skills, and experience necessary to carry out the assignment, including two (2) years of clerical/office experience or a related two- year degree.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to work and interact with a wide variety of people.
• Excellent computer skills, including word processing. Experience with desktop publishing desirable.
• Willingness to learn church software.
• Proven excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to maintain focus despite frequent interruptions.
• Public relation skills and excellent telephone etiquette.
• Organizational, time management, record keeping, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work with volunteers and be sensitive to their needs.
• Be an active part of the church staff team.


This is a part-time hourly position that is authorized for 15 hours/week, from 10-3 Tuesday through Thursday. This position starts at $20/hour and offers sick leave.

Applicants are invited to email their resume to or

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