Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Job Openings

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Diocesan Staff

Executive Assistant to the Canons

The Executive Assistant to the Canons performs a full spectrum of administrative support functions with exceptional organization and communication skills. The position’s primary focus is assisting the Canons to fulfill their goals and responsibilities, provide administrative and logistical support and be the first point of contact for the Canons’ office. This position supports the Canon to the Ordinary/Chief of Staff, Canon for Congregational Vitality and the Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care. and also srvies as the Recorder of Ordinations. Email letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 17, 2021 to Kathleen Hall, Director of Human Resources and Administration.  (listed 06/21)


Clergy Positions



Grace Episcopal Church invites applications for the position of Rector. We are a big-hearted parish in lower Georgetown bringing a 150-year history to life in our witness to the gospel through casual but meaningful worship, engagement with and activism alongside our neighbors, and diverse celebrations of the arts. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience negotiable. Review of applications begins on August 15 and will continue until the position is filled, though with the intention of advancing to a first round of interviews in September. Send resume and cover letter to the Grace Search Committee(listed 07/2021)

RECTOR, St. Luke's, DC

St. Luke's Church, DC is seeking an innovative and mature Rector. The right candidate will provide compelling, relevant, scriptural teaching/preaching and compassionate pastoral care; can cultivate a younger, more diverse congregation while continuing to benefit from the commitment of current members; and build consensus. We invite you to read our parish profile and email your cover letter, CV, and OTM portfolio (with references) to the St. Luke's Search Committee. (listed 05/2021)


St. Mark's, DC, is a progressive church committed to inclusiveness, radical hospitality, and social justice. We seek a gifted, creative clergy person to assist in liturgical, programmatic, and administrative ministries with the Rector. This Assistant Rector position is full-time with a total compensation package in accordance with diocesan guidelines. Application materials should include: Cover letter, CV/resume, Essay question responses, OTM portfolio, 3 references. Review of applications and OTM portfolios will begin May 3rd. Submit applications package to job@stmarks.net(listed 04/2021)

Assistant Rector, St. John's, Norwood (Bethesda)

St. John's, Norwood is seeking to hire a recently ordained Assistant Rector who will help deepen our church community in discipleship and service, as well as to grow in their own ministry and experience in a large and healthy parish. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to practicing the full spectrum of priestly duties, the Assistant Rector will give special focus to Adult Christian Formation by working with the Rector to design a clear path of discipleship for St. John's adult parishioners which nurtures and deepens their faith through an engaging, year-round formation program. Please email resume and cover letter to Karen Berry, Director of Church Operations. (listed 04/2021)

RECTOR, St. timothy's, DC

St. Timothy's, DC is seeking a full-time rector to minister to a dedicated congregation of approximately 100 parishioners. The rector leads a staff which includes a parish secretary, music director/organist, percussionist, and Child Development Center director. Please email cover letter, resume, OTM profile, and sample sermons to search committee chair Ora Brown Tilghman by February 1. (listed 01/2021)


rector, grace church, Silver Spring

Historic Grace Church in Silver Sprint, Maryland seeks a full-time rector to lead a large, diverse parish with Sunday attendance over 300, active youth programs, and two dozen ministries that support worship services and the parish mission. The rector heads a staff of six, including two associate rectors and a minister of music, a $1.2 million budget, and supports a day school serving children with diverse backgrounds. The campus includes a recently renovated, accessible, and energy-efficient church building with a refurbished organ. Please email cover letter, resume, OTM profile, and sample sermons to search committee chair Mike Bader by January 25. (listed 01/2021)

Lay Positions

Operations positions


office administrator (part-time), St. George's, Glenn Dale, md

St. George's Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, MD is seeking a part-time Office Administrator, 18-20 hours per week. Responsibilities include preparing bulletins and service booklets, updating website, maintaining church calendar, managing church building use 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 communication skills, people skills, organizational skills, and a high degree of computer fluency (Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn parish management system Realm) required. Send resume and cover letter by Friday, August 6th to office@stgeo.comcastbiz.net(listed 07/2021)

PARISH receptionist (PART-TIME), Calvary, DC

Calvary, DC is seeking a part-time receptionist. This job will be a good fit for someone with solid organizational and interpersonal skills. This person will be responsible for logging mail, answering phones, greeting visitors and producing the weekly bulletin. They will  report directly to the rector. Please email cover letter and resume to the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell with the subject line "RECEPTIONIST POSITION". (listed 07/2021)


parish office administrator (PART-TIME), ST. COLUMBA'S, DC

St. Columba’s seeks a part-time Parish Office Administrator. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with strong organizational skills, people skills, and a desire to serve others. In collaboration with the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) and the Operations Manager, the Office Administrator will work to ensure the smooth and efficient daily operations of the Parish office. This person will report to the DFA and will also support the Minister of Member Engagement. Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@columba.org(listed 07/2021)

Communications Manager, St. Albans, dc

St. Alban’s Church in Washington, DC is seeking a full-time Communications Manager. We are an open and welcoming parish that worships in two languages (English and Spanish); we seek abundant life for all through our core spiritual practices of worship, service and generosity. The Communications Manager will help us live out this mission through all of our print and digital media including worship bulletins, brochures and newsletters, managing our website, database and social media, and overseeing video production and editing. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, able to work collaboratively and independently, tech savvy and skilled in troubleshooting. Position open until filled. Email resume and cover letter to the Rev. Emily Griffin. (listed 06/2021)

staff accountant - Accounts receivable, WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

Washington National Cathedral seeks a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant maintains the Cathedral’s general accounting records to achieve and sustain high-quality fiscal operations in a complex, highly manual accounting environment. Focus is on accounts receivable for earned revenue, including contract management, invoicing, cash collection and preparation of general ledger exports. Primary systems used: Theater/Facilities Manager (Arts Management database); Great Plains General Ledger. Participates in assessing and communicating ongoing effectiveness of internal processes, procedures and controls, and making improvements as agreed. The position requires a BA in Accounting; more than three years non-for-profit accounting experience, preferably in a complex, manual accounting environment; expertise in Microsoft Excel. CPA preferred. Apply through our website or email cover letter and resume to jobs@cathedral.org. (listed 06/2021)


administration and project specialist, washington national cathedral

Washington National Cathedral seeks a high-energy Administration and Project Specialist to provide creative and administrative support and vision to the Canon Vicar (75%) and Canon Missioner (25%) and their respective ministries and programs. Works behind the scenes to make their varied ministries successful and thrive, and serves as the public face of both. Supervises volunteers that work in their areas. Depending upon interest and time, the candidate can take on deeper involvement in projects of special interest. Must be able to work on Sunday mornings. Apply through our website or email cover letter and resume to jobs@cathedral.org. (listed 06/2021)


communications Manager (part-time), st. john's, lafayette square

A leadership role on the staff of St. John’s Church reporting to the Rector, the Communications Manager will develop and guide the implementation of a unified communications approach across many platforms. We are looking for an experienced communications professional who is passionate about aligning media, messaging, and platforms in ways that will deepen and enhance St. John’s mission. This role will liaise with many stakeholders for regular weekly communications and requires an individual who is collaborative, a self-starter, and experienced at creating and delivering communications content. This role will be in-person at the church, so the applicant must live locally. Please email resume, cover letter and three references to jobs@stjohns-dc.org with "Communications Manager" as the subject header.  (listed 06/2021)

Development director (part-time), epiphany, dc

Church of the Epiphany, DC seeks a part-time Development Director. The Development Director supports church fundraising efforts by writing grant proposals. The Development Director will work with a small, dedicated staff & congregation at a church dedicated to justice and the arts. Salary range is based on experience: $25,000-$35,000. Responsibilities include: Grants management: writing grant proposals, thank-you notes, and reports; maintaining and building relationships with foundations; and seeking out additional opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships. Desired qualifications include: excellent writing skills;  excellent organizational skills; ability to balance multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks; a commitment to social justice, and experience with grants writing and management. Please email cover letter, CV/resume and writing sample to Roland Mansfield, Parish Administrator by June 18.  (listed 05/2021)

Director of Finance & Administration, St. columba's, dc

St. Columba’s seeks a talented and versatile full-time Finance and Human Resources professional to be responsible for effective oversight of the financial, business, and administrative operations of St. Columba’s Church to support and further the church’s mission and ministries. St. Columba’s is a vibrant, urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry. Located in upper northwest Washington, D.C., this is the largest parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington with an operating budget of $3,000,000. The parish operates a nursery school with an additional budget of $2,000,000. For information visit columba.org. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the Rector, the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin.  (listed 05/2021)

Minister for member engagement (part-time), St. Columba's, DC

St. Columba’s seeks a part-time (20 hours/week), talented, energetic, versatile and heart-filled Minister for Member Engagement who will provide support and operational oversight for member incorporation and ministry engagement, developing and coordinating processes that encourage/invite parishioners, particularly those who are new, to share their gifts and connect with small groups and ministries that suit those gifts and their interest. The Minister for Member Engagement reports to the Director of Development and will work closely with clergy, staff, and parish leaders to establish and meet organizational goals. This position is a lay position, not clergy. Email cover letter and resume to Bronwyn Roy, Director of Development. (listed 05/2021)

Livestream Specialist (part-time), st. david's, dc

St. David's, DC, is a vibrant, growing destination known for its fine music and liturgy, great preaching, strong Christian Formation, and commitment to outreach. We are looking for an individual to direct our livestream ministry on Sunday mornings and on special occasions. The ideal Livestream Specialist candidate for this role will possess experience operation A/V equipment and running livestreams, as well as some knowledge of the church or a demonstrated willingness to learn about the church. Please send resume and cover letter to parishoffice@stdavidsdc.org(listed 04/2021)

Staff accountant / bookkeeper, all saints, Chevy Chase  

All Saints Church is seeking a full-cycle staff accountant/bookkeeper. This position is responsible for daily general ledger activities to ensure the expediency and accuracy of the organization's financial reporting. The position requires a detail-oriented professional with excellent organizational skill and the ability to work with minimal supervision to oversee the day-to-day general accounting. Salary commensurate with experience and full benefits are offered. Please email cover letter and resume to Lois McDonald.  (listed 02/2021)

Music positions


ORGANIST/CHOIR director (PART-TIME), ST. JOHN'S, Olney, md

St. John’s Episcopal Church, a welcoming and affirming parish just north of Washington DC, seeks a part-time Organist and Choir Director. With a strong tradition of Anglican hymnody, choir, bell choir, and aspirations of a children’s choir, the congregation values music as an integral part of worship. Salary is commensurate with experience. Additional compensation is available for weddings and funerals at the church. Application deadline is July 30. Email letter of interest and resume to jobs@stjec.org(listed 07/2021)

organist/choirmaster (part-time), St. John's, Georgetown

St. John's, Georgetown in Washington, DC is well known for its wonderful, creative music program. The parish is looking for someone to bring their gifts to serve as Organist/Choirmaster in this wonderful parish. The position is part-time (an average of 24 hours a week) with pension and health benefits. We are taking applications through Friday, May 28th. Application submission instructions can be found in the Organist/Choirmaster position description(listed 05/2021)

Youth and Family positions


Children's minister and family ministry assistant, all saints, Chevy Chase

All Saints, Chevy Chase seeks a Children's Minister and/or Family Ministry Assistant. This role is a multi-faceted: involving program, planning, connection, and communication. This position could be split into two roles for two people – one focusing on the Sunday program and the other supporting Family Ministry through planning and communication. All Saints is blessed with an established program already in place. The new Children’s Minister and/or Family Ministry Assistant will therefore be stepping into a thriving program with a strong team. Motivated candidates are encouraged to apply to discuss roles and hours, as the position(s) may be successfully performed in part-time configurations. Send resume to Fr. Matthew Kozlowski or Gary Wieder. (listed 06/2021)

Children's ministry coordinator (part-time), St. James', Potomac

St. James’ in Potomac, Maryland seeks a faithful, joyful and energetic Children’s Ministry Coordinator to help develop, implement and oversee our Christian education and spiritual formation program for children, preschool through fifth grade. This part-time position requires ten hours a week. Starting salary is $20 per hour. Email letter of interest, resume and three references to rector, The Rev. Meredith T. Heffner by July 15. (listed 05/2021)


Christ Church, Georgetown seeks a Curate for Youth and Family Ministries. The Curate will have training and mentorship in all areas of parish ministry: sharing in leading worship, preaching and administration of the sacraments; sharing in pastoral care; sharing in planning, organization and visioning. Youth and Family Ministries will be the primary focus: Sunday school of 80 children and 8-20 teachers, mission trip/overseas youth, BabyWise group of 40 families with newborn or very young children, youth confirmation preparation, development if parent/caregiver social and formational opportunities. The Curate will oversee the Youth and Families (part-time, lay) Minister in support of this ministry. Please email cover letter, OTM profile, resume, two sermons (audio/video links preferred) to Paul Barkett, Director of Administration. Review of applications will begin on April 12. (listed 03/2021)

youth and FAMILies MINISTer (part-time), Christ churh, georgetown


Christ Church, Georgetown seeks a part-time Youth and Families Minister. The Youth and Families program currently services 80-100 children and young people. The Youth and Families Minister's duties will include: Leading and supporting youth and families; supporting Sunday school teachers and activities; planning a summer youth pilgrimage/mission trip; implementing a summer Bible School, children's activities, and Sunday school "All Ins"; sharing in planning, organizing and visioning; supporting the BabyWise group, and youth confirmation preparation. The Youth and Families Minister will work 18 hours per week. The schedule is somewhat flexible, but we expect the Minister to be present on Sundays. This is an hourly position; no benefits are provided. Please email cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references to Paul Barkett, Director of Administration. Review of applications will begin on April 12. (listed 03/2021)


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