Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Job Openings

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Clergy Positions

Rector, Church of the Atonement, Washington, D.C.

Atonement Parish, Washington, D.C. is seeking  rector: who has a commitment to God and the vision and mission of the church; who is an engaging preacher and teacher that relates the scripture to our daily lives; who is warm and compassionate with a sense of humor; who has a commitment to pastoral care; who is family and community oriented; who has sound administrative and financial skills; and who has the creativity to lead and grow the congregation.  The rector is expected to live in the community. Salary will be commensurate with  with Diocesan clergy guidelines. Please submit cover letter, CV/resume and OTM Portfolio to  the Rev. Canon Paula Clark.  

Priest-in-Charge, All Faith, Charlotte Hall and Trinity, Hughesville/Newport

All Faith Parish, and Trinity Parish seek a Priest-in-Charge. The rector will be shared equally. The parishes are located in heavily populated areas in St. Mary's and Charles counties, 40 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. Sunday worship services are at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity and 11:00 a.m. at All Faith. Both congregations are family-sized parishes expecting to grow under the leadership of the Priest-in-Charge.  The Priest-in-Charge is expected to live in the community. Options include two parish rectories, or a housing allowance. Compensation will follow Diocesan guidelines not to exceed $90,000 annually. Email cover letter, resume/CV, and OTM portfolio to the Rev. Canon Paula Clark

Priest-in-Charge (part-time), Christ Church, Clinton

Christ Church, Clinton, MD is seeking a Priest-in-Charge to lead this suburban Washington, DC Parish, located in Prince George's County.  Christ Church is a diverse parish, with active ministries and outreach.  There is one Sunday worship service, with an ASA of 60+.  The parish seeks to build on the vibrant ministry of its current rector, who will retire at the end of May 2018. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with Diocese of Washington Guidelines. To apply, please send CV/Resume and OTM to the Rev. Canon Paula Clark

Lay Positions

Operations positions

Parish Administrator, St. Paul's, K Street

St. Paul’s, K Street seeks a Parish Administrator (“PA”) who will be responsible for all administrative functions of the church.  The three general areas of responsibility include facility management, parish communications, and general administrative functions.  Reporting to the Rector, the PA works closely with and provides support services to clergy, non-clergy staff, and the parish. The PA may be assisted by volunteers, but remains accountable for and must be able to independently perform any tasks undertaken by volunteers. Background check is required. Interested applicants, please email a resume, cover letter and contact information for two references. 

Director of Operations, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington seeks a Director of Operations to be responsible for managing financial, IT, personnel and administrative operations who would report to the Executive Director. SMGW is a non-profit whose mission is empowering individuals living on the edge of poverty to make life changes with coaching from trained consultants. The Director of Operations position appeals to a proven high performer, including one interested in some teleworking. Management experience in finance, technology, compliance, and human resources, as well as communication, problem-solving skills, are needed. Candidates need to competently prepare and have detailed understanding of budgets, and experience with government grants. See position description for full requirements. Email resume and cover letter to the Rev. David B. Wolf, Executive Director

Parish Administrator, St. Patrick's, D.C.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Parish seeks a full-time parish administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of the church office, coordinate with facility manager, collaborate on weekly bulletins and announcements, oversee the distribution of weekly e-newsletter, help with other communication tasks (i.e. website management, social media), and be a positive spirit with a diverse set of constituents. The successful candidate will have these qualities:  Communication Skills and ability to work with all types of people; reliability, organization, and attention to details; appreciation of a church’s mission; wisdom in action (i.e. ability to respond calmly to diverse people and situations); a collaborative spirit. Submit resume and list of references to the Rev. Dr. Kurt Gerhard. 

Director of Development, Washington National Cathedral

The Director of Development will be responsible for broadening and deepening relationships that lead to philanthropic support of the Cathedral's priority operating and capital needs.  Will identify, cultivate and solicit leadership annual gifts and major gifts for specific projects and programs, ranging from racial justice to music.  Approximately 75% of the Director's time will be spent on building personal relationships with prospects and donors. Please see the full job description for more particulars. To apply visit here

Sexton, Grace, Georgetown

Grace Church, Georgetown seeks a full-time Sexton. Live rent-free above the church office in the rectory's second floor apartment on the grounds. Duties include general maintenance and grounds-keeping as well as help on Sundays and with other ministries at Grace. Contact John Seferian via email or call 202-333-0126 (calls preferred) for more details. Resumes and letters of interest with two references can be sent to John Seferian c/o Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Children's Chapel Director (part-time), St. Patrick's, D.C.

The Children’s Chapel Director is expected to work an average of 4-5 hours a week preparing for children’s offerings during the program year (September – May). The primary duties are leading Children’s Chapel on Sunday morning, organizing volunteer helpers for that service, and planning, in collaboration with the Director of Music, the annual Christmas Eve Pageant. This is a part-time, hourly position; it does not include benefits. Some of the planning work may be done from home. Send resumes to the Rev. Dr. Kurt Gerhard.

Sexton, Epiphany, D.C.

The Church of the Epiphany is hiring a full-time sexton. This person will be responsible for the care of Epiphany's building and grounds. See position description for details and application instructions. Submit resume.

Sexton (part-time), St. Monica and St. James, D.C.

St. Monica and St. James' Church seeks a part-time (14 hrs/wk) Sexton to maintain its buildings and grounds. Applicants should be self-motivated, have a positive attitude and the ability to work well with the buildings manager and church staff. The Sexton must be knowledgeable in cleaning techniques and grounds maintenance, be able to operate interior and exterior maintenance equipment, and skillfully perform minor repairs on site. Additional duties include set-up and breakdown for meetings, coffee hour and parish functions. Applicants should send a resume or summary of experience along with references to the Parish Administrator, Michael Harazin

Staff Accountant, St. Columba's, D.C.

St. Columba's is searching for a full-time staff accountant to assist with monthly financial statement closing, year-end audit and departmental operations, including balance sheet reconciliation, journal entry preparation, operational support, analytical review and special projects. Applicants should have a BS in accounting or equivalent degree. Experience in the non-profit sector is highly desirable. To apply, email resume and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Facilities Specialist, St. Barnabas', Leeland 

The Facilities Specialist is responsible for the day to day upkeep, maintenance, and repair of all parish-owned property and oversees the maintenance of rental properties to the extent specified by the terms and conditions of any rental agreements. Please mail resumes to St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church, 14111 Oak Grove Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. 

Director of Stewardship and Development, St. Columba's

The Director of Stewardship and Development (DSD) will develop, coordinate, and implement processes to ensure that compelling stewardship teaching and practices are integral to all aspects of congregational life. The DSD reports to the rector and will work closely with clergy, staff, and parish leaders to establish and meet organizational goals. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Paul Barkett, Chief Operating Officer.

Director/Chief Operating Officer: Community Support Systems, Incarnation Chapel, Brandywine

CSS (a mission of St. Thomas Parish located at Incarnation Chapel, and community-based non-profit) provides social service programs to low-income residents of southern Prince George's and northern Charles Counties, is in search of Director. Management, administrative, and direct service responsibilities include: program oversight and vision, supervise assistants/volunteers, manage Advocacy Program & Assistance Fund, work directly with clients, be a consultant to the Board, write and manage grant funding and fundraising, outreach, and public relations. Bachelor's degree in social work/related field, Masters preferred. Experience working in social services/related field preferred. Must have reliable transportation. Cover letter & resume to Claudia Raskin

Events and Development Coordinator, Bishop Walker School, Washington, DC

The Events and Development Coordinator provides staff support and leadership to Annual Dinner (Gala) event chairs and related committees; assists with planning, implementation, and production of all fundraising events; manages event attendees and payments through The Raiser’s Edge® fundraising database; assists with weekly gift processing and provides general administrative support to the Development team. For more information and application instructions, email Kathleen Hall.

Overnight Security Officers (both full and part-time), St. Barnabas', Leeland

St. Barnabas' Church is seeking both full and part-time security officers for overnight and weekend hours.  Persons must be able to pass a background check and drug test. To apply, please call 301-249-5001.

Parish Administrator (part-time), St. Barnabas’, Temple Hills

Seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant, Tuesday-Thursday, approx. 12-15 hrs/week. Responsibilities include: preparing bulletins and newsletters, updating website, managing the parish office, maintaining church calendar, and welcoming persons from all walks of life. Bachelor's degree or equivalent skill level preferred, as is knowledge of the Episcopal Church and its liturgy. Strong people skills, organizational skills, and a high degree of computer fluency (Microsoft Office Suite) required. Send resume and cover letter to the Rev. Shell Kimble.

Music positions

Director of Music (part-time), Church of the Epiphany, D.C.

Church of the Epiphany in downtown Washington, D.C., seeks a Director of Music to serve in a 3/4 time position with benefits. Epiphany is committed  to excellence in music, service to the poor, and nurturing a welcoming, diverse community.  Instruments include a 64-rank Aeolian-Skinner, a 9 foot Steinway D, and a small chamber organ. The vibrant acoustics make Epiphany a favorite performing venue for musicians. The Director of Music will offer musical leadership, pastoral sensitivity and a commitment to collaborative team work. Applications will be received through January 18, 2019.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and sample of both keyboard and choral music with Attention: Director of Music in the subject line.

Minister of Music (part-time), St. Peter's, Poolesville

St. Peter’s Poolesville is looking to fill a part-time (10 hour a week) Director of Music position. The Director of Music will offer various styles of liturgical music during our two Sunday worship services; organize and direct a volunteer choir; identify and coordinate soloists and instrumentalists, reinvigorate our children's choir and work with the Rector to create a vibrant church music program. Candidate should have advanced level of skill and training on the piano, experience with organ, and basic choral directing.  Effective planning and organizational skills required. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to the Rev. Emily Lloyd.

Minister of Music (part-time), St. Augustine's, D.C.

St. Augustine's on DC's Southwest waterfront is a racially and economically diverse church  seeking an experienced candidate to fill a part-time (10 hour a week) position. The Minister of Music will offer various styles of liturgical music during our ‘blended’ Sunday worship service; organize and direct a seasonal choir; identify and oversee guest soloists and instrumentalists and work with the Rector to create a vibrant church music program. Candidate should have advanced level of skill and training on the piano, and experience in church music and basic choral directing. Effective planning and organizational skills required. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to The Rev. Martha Clark.

Youth positions

Youth Missioner, Southern Montgomery County and Northwest D.C.

St. Dunstan's, Redeemer, and St. Patrick's, D.C. seek a Youth Missioner for a multi-parish collaboration in Southern Montgomery County and Northwest D.C. We have a two-year history of monthly youth events, and an annual travel mission experience. The position is roughly half-time with flexible hours spent in three primary parishes. Other nearby parishes are encouraged to join. Submit cover letter and resume to The Rev. Jeff MacKnight

Ministry Assistant for Children Youth and Families (part-time), St. John's, Norwood

The Ministry Assistant will serve as ministry support for Children, Youth, and Families programs at St. John’s Norwood; work with the Associate Rector, a committed staff, and gifted lay leaders to nurture, equip, and edify children, teens, and their families in the love of Christ; and plan and execute engaging and age appropriate lessons following the Lectionary and Liturgical Calendar for small children, ages 3 to 8 in Children’s Chapel each Sunday.  Preferred but not required is a candidate with interest in music and ability to sing and teach young children to sing. Reports to the Associate Rector for Children, Youth and Families. 10 hours/week. Pay: $25/hr. Email cover letter and resume to the Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens.

Chaplain and Director of Community Service, Beauvoir Elementary School, D.C.

The Chaplain serves as a spiritual director at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School and stewards the community's relationship with Washington National Cathedral and the other school chaplaincies on the Cathedral Close. The chaplaincy is a part-time role supplemented by community service and classroom teaching responsibilities to complete the full-time positions. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Head of School, Cindi Gibbs-Wilborn.


Please note, 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. 

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