Faith Foundation NW: Executive Director

Faith Foundation NW is seeking candidates for the Executive Director position who are passionately committed to implementing the foundation’s mission to provide financial resources that strengthen the ability of congregations and agencies rooted in the Wesleyan tradition and Christian spiritual commitment.

The Executive Director serves as chief advocate and leader of the Foundation’s core values and core purpose. The next leader will continue to lead the growth of investments and financial services, as well as the day-to-day operations. Accordingly, candidates must exhibit superior leadership skills, strategic development, and administrative abilities with an attitude of abundance and generosity in stewardship training, to guide local church leadership who work in the area of finance within their congregations.

  • Deadline to apply: January 27, 2023, 5 pm.
  • Email a single file, including a cover letter and resume only to EDapply@ffnw.us using your name as the subject.
  • Please do not contact the FFNW office or staff. Email questions to EDquestion@ffnw.us.

PNW Conference (Des Moines, WA): F/T Accountant Position

The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is welcoming applications for the position of Accountant. The Accountant performs financial processes, including accounting, policies, and procedures, and provides accurate and timely data, reporting and analysis for a multi-entity organization with combined operating budgets of $7 million, $35 million in invested assets and $15 million in annual cash flow.

The Compensation and Benefits Package: The salary range is $55,000 to $64,000, depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance (medical, behavioral health, wellness, dental and vision), life and disability insurance, employer contribution of up to 10% to a 403 (b) retirement plan, generous paid time off (vacation and sick) and paid holidays.

The position is full-time, non-exempt, with flexible hours Monday – Friday. The work arrangement is onsite for the first 3 months with the option for a hybrid onsite and remote work arrangement after completion of training. The job is located in Des Moines, Washington.

See the full job description here: Senior Accountant Job Description


About the Pacific Northwest Conference: The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church supports the work of more than 240 churches and ministry settings across Washington, Alaska and northern Idaho as they seek to be Jesus’ disciples in our communities by following the three principles of our church founder, John Wesley: Do no harm, Do Good, Stay in Love with God. Headquartered in Des Moines, Washington, our staff stretches across the great expanse of our Conference (geographic territory) to provide financial, spiritual, structural and technical support to our churches and ministry settings. The Pacific Northwest Conference is part of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, encompassing the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Oregon-Idaho Conferences.

Who we are: The United Methodist Church has a long history of advocating for social justice, including civil and human rights. One of our major missional priorities is dismantling racism in the church and society. We welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ persons at all levels of leadership in the church.

Apply online for the position here: Accountant Job Application

The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and those with different skills and experience who might not meet all the stated requirements.

Sand Point Community UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Orgainist

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church in NE Seattle, Washington, is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Organist/Accompanist. Read more in job description below.

Please email a cover letter and resume to officemanager@sandpointmethodist.org

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.

Purpose:

To enrich and enhance the quality of the worship service. The organist/accompanist plays the church organ and pianos, as the music program of the church requires.

Areas of Responsibility:

1. Musical Responsibilities:

a. Provide appropriate and inspirational music (preludes, offertories, postludes, etc.), and leading congregational hymns and responses for Sunday worship service. Music should reflect varieties of Christian experience, the seasons and historical periods of the church year, and other special occasions.

b. Accompany the Choir at regular rehearsals and Sunday worship services; accompany soloists and other special groups during Sunday worship services, and for extra services as determined by the Music Director.

c. Play for additional worship services throughout the liturgical year (i.e. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday)

d. Provide music for weddings and memorial services. The fee for these services is in addition to regular salary.

2. Related Work activities:

a. Coordinate and communicate weekly with the Pastor and Music Director.

b. Submit titles of music to be performed to the Office Manager each week for inclusion in the Sunday bulletin.

c. Secure necessary maintenance for the organ and church pianos. Submit budget for these expenses in the fall of each year. Maintenance is subject to yearly budget limitations.

d. Meet annually with the Staff Parish Relations Committee and the pastor for a performance evaluation, review the year’s activities, and review current contract.

e. The organist may access the organ for conducting private lessons with his/her students.  S/he needs to channel all teaching requests (dates/hours) for the use of the organ for teaching through the Office Manager, so as not to interfere with other groups’ meetings. If the pupil is under 18 years of age, the Safe Sanctuary Policy guidelines must be adhered to throughout the teaching session.  

f. The organist is expected to secure a substitute when on vacation or absent.

g.  The organist is expected to attend staff meetings as scheduled.

Reporting Relationship

The organist is employed by SPCUMC and is expected to work directly with the Music Director and Pastor.  The organist is expected to work collaboratively with the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts in music is preferred or comparable experiencewith sufficient hours in organ study necessary to be proficient on the church’s instruments (organ/piano).

Conditions of Employment:

Works ¼ time – approx. 10 hours per week

There is a 3-month probationary period

Salary: Approx $16,000 per year

University Gathering UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Worship Leader

Reports to: Lead Pastor, Rev. Paul Ortiz

Status: half-time, 20 hours per week

Salary: 30k annually

Job Summary: 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 anti-racist practices, and centering LGBTQIA+ spiritual needs and realities, as they minister to, and help us build, a diverse faith community in the University District of Seattle.

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
  • 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 (usually before service on Sunday morning)
  • Lead music during the service through vocals and instruments (ideally guitar, percussion, and/or piano), including opening, offering, communion, and closing songs
  • Exhibits a strong presence of public leadership and public speaking as they invite and lead us into worshiping God on Sunday morning

Other Responsibilities 

  • Participation in weekly worship meetings (over Zoom)
  • Connecting, being available for meeting or answering questions/taking suggestions of congregants
  • Arranging, writing, transcribing recordings/writing out scores and charts as necessary
  • Update songs with exclusively male pronouns for God to use more inclusive language (i.e., she, they, Godself) when possible

Minimum Qualifications

  • Formal or informal musical training (can range from self-taught, to private lessons, to college degreed 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 the LGBTQIA+ community, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color 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 Paul Ortiz (paul.ortiz@ugathering.org) or (office@ugathering.org).  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.

University Gathering United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. To learn more about the church, visit www.ugathering.org.

Download this listing: Worship Leader Job Description 2022

Pacific Northwest Conference seeks a full-time Senior Accountant

The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is welcoming applications for the position of Senior Accountant.  The position oversees financial processes, including accounting, policies, procedures and provides accurate and timely data, reporting and analysis for a multi-entity organization with combined operating budgets of $7 million, $35 million in invested assets and $15 million in annual cash flow.

The Compensation and Benefits Package: Salary range is $68,000 to $78,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance (medical, dental and vision), life and disability insurance, employer contribution of up to 10% to a 403 (b) retirement plan, wellness plan incentives, generous paid time off (vacation and sick) and holiday pay. The position is full-time non-exempt and offers a flexible work arrangement. The job is located in Des Moines, Washington.

See the full job description here: Senior Accountant Job Description.  

About the Conference:

The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church supports the work of more than 240 churches and ministry settings across Washington, Alaska and northern Idaho as they seek to be Jesus’ disciples in our communities by following the three principals of our church founder, John Wesley: Do no harm, Do Good, Stay in Love with God. Headquartered in Des Moines, Washington, our staff stretches across the great expanse of our Conference (geographic territory) to provide financial, spiritual, structural and technical support to our churches and ministry settings. Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky is the Resident Bishop of the Greater Northwest Area, which encompasses the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Oregon-Idaho Conferences.

Who we are: The United Methodist Church has a long history of advocating for social justice, including civil and human rights. One of our major missional priorities is to dismantle racism in the church and society. We welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ persons at all levels of leadership in the church.

Apply online for the position at  Senior Accountant Job Application.

The Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and welcome all applicants from a diverse background and of different religious beliefs; we are striving to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.

Grace UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Pianist/Vocalist

Grace UMC is a small primarily African American congregation in Seattle, Washington.  We are a neighborhood church that glorifies God, knows and cares about each other and welcomes God’s children into His house. Currently, we are worshipping using the hybrid model of Zoom and in church together. We continue to follow all safety guidelines for faith communities and public gathering places provided by the wider United Methodist Church, CDC and local health authorities. 

Key qualifications include vital Christian faith, abilities in hymns, gospels and contemporary Christian music. The Pianist/Vocalist is to perform for 1 to 2 monthly 11:00 AM Sunday services, special holidays and services. The candidate would assist the worship team with music selection, weekly hour-long rehearsal with the team (day/time flexible), Sunday morning run-through, and play for one church service. The ideal candidate would be available the first week of May. Salary is negotiable and depends on experience No benefits

Email letter of interest and resume to Graceumcseattle@gmail.com. Musical students are encouraged to apply.

Covington: Cornerstone United Methodist Church Searching for 3 Summer interns for Children & Youth Ministry 

We are looking for applicants who are willing to work with our church ministry team this summer to help in offering exciting and consistent ministries to children, youth and adults at Cornerstone Church and in the local Covington/Maple Valley area. Flexibility, a positive attitude, and a willingness to engage in different areas and forms of ministry is a “must” during this unique season of social distancing.

This Summer we will be hiring three interns, each with a “specialized ministry focus” of either High School youth, Middle School youth , or Children’s Ministries.

  • Hours: Interns will work 20-25 hours per week each, depending on programming for the week.
  • Age: Children’s Ministries: at least High School Graduate (or to be 2022) Middle School: at least two years out of High School High School: at least two years out of High School
  • Length: The applicant will work for 10-12 weeks, ideally Mid-June though the end of August, but this can be negotiated based on college schedules.
  • Compensation: Interns receive a salaried monthly stipend.
  • Supervisors: Children’s Ministry Director Karen Kirkman, Interim Youth Director Felicia Johnson. There may also be opportunities to occasionally work under supervision of Pastor.

This internship at Cornerstone seeks to provide opportunities to:

  1. Discover and develop giftedness in ministry
  2. Develop interns’ spiritual lives and relationship with the Lord
  3. Encourage people who are at different places in their faith walk
  4. Lead in many different ways
  5. Develop a healthy work ethic, leadership, and responsibility

Applications due by May 9th 2022.

PNW Conference welcomes Kathy Hogg as new administrative assistant for connectional ministries 

The Pacific Northwest Conference Office of Connectional Ministries (OCM) is excited to announce the hiring of Kathy Hogg as the new administrative assistant for connectional ministries. In the role, Hogg will work directly with the executive director while also offering support to the other connectional ministries directors. The OCM supports various conference organizations, boards, and agencies, providing program alignment through strategic leadership, communications, and logistical resourcing. 

Kathy Hogg

Over the remaining months of 2022, activities will soon pick up on a connectional level, with events like the annual conference session, emerging plans and programs of our boards and agencies, and anticipated meetings of the jurisdiction. 

“We are pleased to welcome Kathy to our staff team and excited to add her gifts to ours. We expect she will be a blessing to our work on behalf of the people of this annual conference and the connection,” said the Rev. David Valera, executive director of connectional ministries for the PNW Conference. 

“I’m excited to take on a new challenge and put my talents to use at a different level of the church,” said Hogg. “I’m looking forward to the learning and growth that a position like this will bring! 

Kathy Hogg has been on staff at Des Moines United Methodist Church for over 15 years serving as the office administrator. Ten years ago, she added on duties as the church’s bookkeeper. Over her time as a member and on staff at Des Moines UMC, Kathy has witnessed the church, both locally and denominationally, change and evolve. With her youngest child graduating high school this year, Kathy feels it’s the perfect moment to make her own change.  

Hogg was hired after a search team reviewed two dozen applications and conducted subsequent interviews. Kathy has started transitioning from her current role at Des Moines UMC and will begin full-time on April 1, 2022. Once she starts, you will be able to reach her email at khogg@pnwumc.org

First UMC of Olympia: F/T Multimedia Coordinator

First United Methodist Church of Olympia is looking to grow our staff with the addition of a full-time Multimedia Coordinator who will have responsibilities for producing our Sunday morning worship livestream, producing pre-recorded video projects, managing our social media accounts, developing and maintaining the church website and app, designing church graphics, and other matters related to our communications and multimedia ministry. The Multimedia Coordinator will work closely with the senior staff in content development. Some office tasks may be included in the position.

This full-time hourly position includes a competitive entry-level starting wage of $25/hr plus health and pension benefits. For more details and a copy of the full job description, please contact the church office at 360-943-2661 or via email at fumco@fumcoly.org.

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