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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.

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.

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.

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.

PURPOSE:

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.

DEFINITIONS:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

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

Puyallup UMC: P/T Bookkeeper

Puyallup United Methodist Church (Puyallup UMC) is an inclusive community that affirms every person is a beloved child of God endowed with dignity, value, and beauty. We welcome all people into the life and ministry of our church without judgment.  

We are seeking a Bookkeeper to join our staff team. The ideal candidate will be detail orientated and skilled in tracking and recording expenditures, transfers of funds, compiling reports, and maintaining accurate financial records.

Primary duties will include recording all transaction expenditures & revenue; Producing financial reports (i.e. budget to actual, balance sheets, profit & loss); maintaining accurate general ledger & designated accounts; fact-checking accounting data; creating payroll and filing all payroll-related taxes; preparing & distribute all W2s and end of year reconciliations; tracking all savings account CDs; and notifying treasurer, supervisor, and pastor of any errors.

Compensation: $22 per hour; Paid Time Off;
Work Schedule: 5-10 hours/week.  Work schedule to be self-determined in coordination with Lead Pastor.

Interested candidates can view a full job description at puyallupumc.org/jobs. Cover letter and resumes can be sent to the attention of the SPRC at office@puyallupumc.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applications will occur on June 12, 2023.

First Church Seattle seeking a Director of Communications and Digital Marketing

First Church Seattle is seeking to hire a Director of Communications and Digital Marketing. This role is responsible for managing First Church Seattle’s internal and external communications, marketing strategy, and overseeing the production of all digital and print communications. Click the link below for details. Applications will be best considered by June 15th.


Cornerstone UMC (Covington, WA: Summer Children & Youth Ministry Intern

Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Covington, Washington, is receiving applications for an internship supporting its children and youth ministry programs for the summer of 2023. This applicant must be willing to work part-time (approx. 20 hours per week) with their family ministry director, volunteers, and families to help offer exciting and consistent ministry to children, youth, and families at Cornerstone Church.

Please respond to this opportunity as directed in the description linked below.

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