Here at the Diocese of Virginia and the Christian Formation office we are constantly looking out for new opportunities for Youth Ministers and Christian Educators both around our diocese and beyond. If you would like to submit a listing to us you can do so by sending it to Pball@thediocese.net and/or Mwade@thediocese.net. Please note: We will do our best to maintain these listings and keep them as current as we are able, but if you hear of a position being filled (or created) you can help us by alerting us to the change in status! All listings will be deleted after 6 months. Thanks.
Director of Christian Education at Trinity, Fredericksburg (5.17.2013)
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Lay Minister to Children and Families at St. Johns, Roanoke (5.13.2013)
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Youth Missioner at The Diocese of Washington (5.10.2013)
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Development Officer at St. James, New York City, NY (5.2.2013)
A full-time position is available in the development office at St. James’ Church. The Stewardship Coordinator collaborates with the Rector, Parish Manager (COO), the Stewardship Committee, and the Communications Director to plan and implement our annual stewardship campaign. Strong writing ability is essential. This position composes all stewardship materials including campaign brochures, letters, acknowledgements, and website content. The Coordinator is responsible for the accurate accounting of all gifts and receipts as well as the production of contribution statements. A direct report of the Parish Manager, this position also reports weekly (and as needed) to the Rector on the status of stewardship activities at St. James’ and monthly to the Vestry – similar to a nonprofit board – via written stewardship reports.
This position interfaces with all current and prospective givers to St. James’. Candidates must be comfortable encouraging and facilitating parishioner giving in person, by email, and by telephone. The best applicants will be able to balance the pastoral aspects of the position (i.e. sensitivity to individual financial circumstances and maintenance of confidentiality) with the roles and responsibilities of a member of an organization’s development team.
Additional responsibilities include accurate recording of income from church events and activities, fielding requests from organizations and individuals interested in holding events at St. James’, creating contracts outlining the specifications of events, and various administrative duties and special projects. This position provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual wishing to build their career in nonprofit development.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Excellent writing ability;
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- Internship or employment experience in nonprofit development office;
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook/Internet software;
- Multi-tasker with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor!
- Database experience
- Knowledge of fundraising software
- Excellent benefits package
- Friendly, positive work environment
- Opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal within and alongside your day-to-day responsibilities
How to apply
Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without an accompanying cover letter will not be reviewed.
St. James’ Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Assistant to the Minister Director (4.10.2013)
United College Ministries in Northern Virginia is seeking a Part-Time Assistant to the Minister Director. UCMNV is an ecumenical ministry whose campus ministry at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA is known as ARISE. The mission of ARISE is to provide and develop an authentic Christian community for students to explore, engage and embody an active faith through worship, missions, small groups and leadership opportunities. The Assistant to the Minister Director will focus their time in areas of office administration, finance, development and selected areas of ministry to students. A self-starter, eye for creativity and a heart for ministry are a must. The position requires at least 2 years experience in an administrative field: requires organizational skills; possess a familiarity with social media and a willingness to learn how to use and manage our website; the ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently; and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and interact with students of diverse backgrounds. The position will be a Part-Time 20 hour a week opportunity at $15 – $18 an hour commensurate with experience. For the full job description, see the ministry website at www.ucm.gmu.edu/resources/assistant If this position seems to fit your call, please submit a cover letter (including a statement about why you’re interested in the position), your resume (PDF or Word) and three references to email@example.com with “Application Assistant to the Minister Director” in the subject line by April 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about ARISE/UCMNV visit www.arise.gmu.edu & Facebook.com/arisegmu
Part-Time Minister for Children at St. Mary’s, Goochland (2.13.2013)
Our large Episcopal church, with a substantial and growing young family population, is seeking an experienced, energetic and creative adult to lead our Children’s Ministry. We are looking for someone who is well grounded in faith and to minister, both independently and collaboratively, to children from nursery age to 5th grade. We have a vibrant parish, full of eager parents with young children who are drawn to our friendly atmosphere. We have lots of programs for children, from weekly Sunday School to our Christmas pageant, with plenty in between. We are looking for someone who is eager to be:
- Developing a Sunday school and Vacation Bible School curriculum that is Biblically based, age appropriate and exciting to learn and teach;
- Actually teaching that curriculum—hands on—and training and coordinating volunteer/parent teachers;
- Being a highly visible, loving and pastoral presence to our children and their families;
- Integrating our children into the life of the church, especially during liturgical holidays;
- Initiating and organizing activities to help children understand the importance of Community Service and Outreach;
- Encouraging and training volunteers to support all levels of the Children’s program;
- Managing administrative functions specific to Children’s Ministry, especially communications.
We want someone with plenty of new ideas and enthusiasm to make our children’s programs educational, rewarding and fun. Please visit our website to get a feel for our church, and if you are interested in being considered, email your resume(with references). We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Two open positions at Christ Church, Glen Allen (2.13.2013)
Christ Church is currently accepting resumes and letters of interest for two full-time positions: Children’s Minister and Interim Youth Coordinator. For full job descriptions please see the Diocese of Virginia’s “Open Positions” Page