Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Job Openings

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Clergy Positions

Rector, Christ Church, Washington Parish

Christ Church seeks a Rector for a growing, vibrant church in the thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Our parishioners reflect Capitol Hill's diversity-politically diverse, most between the ages of 25 and 60, many with graduate degrees, many young families, with a large number of children in Sunday school. We seek an insightful preacher who will facilitate smart decision-making, delegate effectively, train lay leaders, develop programs, and bring together the different generations in the congregation. Our rector should challenge us, laugh with us, and lead us as we grow. Email cover letter, resume, OTM profile, and link to recent sermon(listed 10/22)

Associate Rector for Discipleship and Worship, St. Columba's

St. Columba's is seeking an Associate Rector for Discipleship and Worship to lead in the design and coordination of spiritual pathways that enable entry, nourishment, and life-long growth in the way of Christ, and lead in the design and coordination of inspiring worship for all services for all ages. We seek a priest who is innovative and entrepreneurial; who is deeply committee to nourishing souls and passionate about helping people grow in faith; a creative liturgist; with ability to work in a large system; a person on fire with the Spirit of Christ. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, OTM profile, and recording or text of a sermon given in the last six months to the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, rector, or send to his attention at St. Columba's, 4201 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, DC 20016. (listed 10/02)

Priest-in-Charge, St Thomas, Dupont Circle

We are a progressive parish in the heart of Dupont Circle.  We have a brand new building to live and grow into.  Our parishioners are a diverse group in terms of age, gender, and sexual orientation with a small number of children. We are connected to neighboring parishes and enjoy spending time in fellowship with them through shared services and formation opportunities.  In our new Priest in Charge, we are seeking to call someone who is a dynamic preacher, well-organized administrator, and eager to support our growth and development as a phoenix that has risen from the ashes. Please submit cover letter, resume/CV, and OTM portfolio to the Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark(listed 7/23)

Priest-in-Charge, St. Mark's, Fairland, Silver Spring

St. Mark's, Fairland, is Silver Spring, Maryland, seeks a compassionate, caring, cooperative full-time Priest-in-Charge with leadership skills to help us reinvigorate our commitment to our community, attract new worshipers, and expand our programs for youth and adults. Please submit cover letter, resume/CV, and OTM portfolio to the Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark(listed 7/06)

Lay Positions

Operations positions

Development Director, Samaritan Ministry, D.C.

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) seeks a full-time Development Director (DD) to engage current and prospective donors to offer their time, talent and treasure, to support our shared mission of empowering our neighbors in need. The DD oversees all SMGW fundraising activities including individual giving, gift solicitation, corporate sponsorship, grant-writing, event planning, and publication. The DD reports to the Executive Director (ED). In partnership with the ED, the DD engages and recognizes individual and institutional donors as well as partner churches. The DD manages a 6-person team, co-manages the Development Committee and participates on the management team. To apply, email a resume and a cover letter to: Rev. David B. Wolf, Executive Director, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.  (listed 6/19)

Bilingual Communications Coordinator (part-time), St. Stephen and the Incarnation, D.C.

Está en la búsqueda de un Coordinador/a Bilingüe de Comunicaciones. El Coordinador/a trabajará entre 8 y 10 horas por semana coordinando las comunicaciones de las tres congregaciones que conforman la iglesia y ayudando con el alcance comunitario. El trabajo será realizado remotamente. Envíe una carta de intención, su resumé y 2 muestras de escritura antes del 1 de junio del 2019

Seeking a part-time Bilingual Communications Coordinator. The Coordinator will work up to 8-10 hours per week to assemble key communications for the church’s three congregations and to support outreach to the broader community. Work may be done remotely.  Send cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples by June 1, 2019. (listed 5/19)

Leader for Creative Connection and Engagement (part-time), St. George's, Glenn Dale

St. George's is looking for a part-time (15 hr/wk) Leader for Creative Connection and Engagement specifically focused on connecting with the wider community, helping us grow our ability to share our faith, and enhancing programs that engage new and established members. The three main components of the position are:  identifying opportunities to connect with the communities around us; developing small group ministry; and assisting in sustaining these new ministries. Familiarity with the Episcopal church is preferred, but an enthusiasm for evangelism and building connections inside and outside of the parish is the most important quality. Submit resume and cover letter by March 20 to the Rev. Connie Reinhardt(listed 2/19)

Program Director (part-time), Trinity Volunteer Corps, Trinity, D.C.

Trinity Volunteer Corps is seeking to hire a part-time Program Director. The services to be provided by the PD will facilitate TVC's relationships and enable program participants to serve the poor and disenfranchised directly by working to effect a positive change in their lives and to make the Christian faith evident through works. TVC seeks to provide young adults with an opportunity to live together in an intentional Christian Community while working full-time for justice and advocacy, peace and independence through service and simplicity with local social service agencies in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  (listed 1/19)

Music positions

Church Musician (part-time), St. Barnabas, Leeland, Upper Marlboro

St. Barnabas, Leeland, Upper Marlboro is seeking a part-time Church Musician to play various eclectic music for their 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, hold rehearsals, and be available for parish funerals, weddings and special occasions. Email The Rev. Robyn Franklin-Vaughn with cover letter and resume. 

Youth positions

Family Ministry Coordinator (part-time), St. Paul's, K Street, D.C.

St Paul's K St seeks a 10-15 hours weekly staff member to coordinate family ministry. This position will promote opportunities for families and children to find a spiritual home; lead a Sunday morning formation program for children; oversee nursery workers; build community with families and the wider parish.  We currently utilize CGS but hope to discern the best approach for our needs. We envisage this position initially running for 9-12 months, with consideration of renewal at that time. Core hours are Sundays, with other hours as needed, and the possibility of some work from home.   To apply please submit cover letter, resume, 2-3 references by email.

Director of Children's Ministries, St Columba's, D.C.

Located in upper northwest Washington, D.C., St. Columba’s Episcopal Church (www.columba.org) is a vibrant, inclusive, and urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry, as individuals and as a congregation. The church is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM). This individual will serve as pastor, teacher, evangelist, and administrator who works collegially with staff and parishioners to share the love of Christ, and to develop and implement offerings and programs that serve the overall mission of the church. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to abby.buter@ministryarchitects.com.


Only lay and clergy positions in Episcopal churches and affiliated organizations in the diocese will be posted. Please contact us when a position has been filled and we will remove it from the page. PLEASE NOTE: Lay positions will be listed for a maximum of three months before being removed but may be resubmitted for an additional three months as often as needed.

To view additional openings in the region, please refer to the Diocese of Maryland or Diocese of Virginia employment listings.