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Clergy Positions

Interim Rector, Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring, MD

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring, MD, seeks an Interim Rector with strong problem solving and administrative skills to lead its diverse congregation during this time of clergy transition. The average Sunday attendance is 400+ with three Sunday services-- two in English, one in Spanish led by an Assistant Priest. A proven leader with 10+ years of parish ministry experience is preferred. Salary $118,000 + benefits and commensurate with Diocesan Guidelines. Please submit a Cover Letter, CV/Resume and OTM Portfolio to  the Rev. Canon Paula Clark

Rector, St. John's, Lafayette Square

St. John's, Lafayette Square seeks a leader who: excels at preaching – is scholarly and intellectual; delivers meaningful sermons that inspire questions and reflection; is compassionate and accessible and will engage with the diverse church family; values and supports a professional music program; has the skills and experience to manage a staff and budget and to lead stewardship efforts; understands the importance of community outreach; appreciates the unique history of the church; and has the vision and energy to lead the parish in the years ahead. Salary will be commensurate with experience and in accordance with Diocesan clergy guidelines. Email cover letter, resume/CV, and OTM portfolio to the Rev. Canon Paula Clark by September 12. 

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

Interim Rector, Atonement, D.C.

Church of the Atonement is a vibrant, historically African-American parish located in N.E. Washington, D.C.  The rector of 13 years will retire 6/30/2018, and the parish seeks an interim rector to lead the parish during the search process for its next rector.  Atonement Parish has strong lay leadership, and is committed to connecting with and serving the surrounding community.  The parish seeks a collaborative clergy leader who is able to flourish in a multicultural ministry  setting.  Compensation and benefits will be consistent with Diocesan guidelines. Email cover letter, resume/CV, and OTM portfolio to the Rev. Canon Paula Clark

Associate Priest (part-time), St. Matthew's/Iglesia San Mateo, Hyattsville

The associate priest's main responsibility is to conduct English services at 10:00 a.m., provide liturgical and pastoral care of the English speaking congregation, coordinate with/assist Father Rivas as needed, and act as chaplain for parish pre-school. Parish committees/meetings are often bilingual, conducted in English and Spanish. The candidate must be a good communicator, both as a preacher and a pastor, bilingual, flexible, embrace our multi-cultural parish and support our strong tradition of music. Work is 20-30 hours per week. compensation is negotiable, with health, dental and life insurance, pension, and vacation provided. Email applications to Karen Cassedy, senior warden.

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

Rector (part-time), St. Paul's, Brandywine

Parish in Brandywine/Baden, MD seeks part-time rector, 20hrs/wk. A community that feels like family. ASA 27 and one Sunday service. Two locations. Historic church buildings. Total compensation package is $36,600 with breakdown itemized on OTM. Housing available for 5. Read the parish's answers to portfolio questions online. To apply, send resume and full OTM to the search committee by Oct. 13.

Lay Positions

Operations positions

Director of Development, 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

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

Saint David’s, a growing Episcopal parish located in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C., seeks an energetic Parish Administrator to work intimately with the new Rector as well as with the staff, vestry (elected lay-leadership), vendors, renters and parishioners. The PA will take lead on internal and external communications, office and facilities management, payroll and basic bookkeeping as well as the supervision of sexton staff and building rentals. We seek an outgoing, well-organized, proactive administrator and communicator who will be an ambassador for the parish. Please see the full job description for more particulars. Email applications to the rector, The Rev. Kristen Hawley.

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.

Operations Manager, St. Columba's, D.C.

St. Columba’s seeks an experienced full-time property management professional to maintain and improve our property as a vibrant community center for the congregation, nursery school, neighborhood, and city. Email cover letter and resume to the rector, The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin.

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

Parish Secretary (part-time), St. John's, Olney

St. John's, Olney is looking for a part-time (10 hours/week, M-F) Parish Secretary to handle a variety of administrative duties to keep our church office organized and efficient. This position reports to the Parish Administrator. Submit brief cover letter and resume and please reference job code PS.STJEC in subject line of your email. 

African Palms USA Office Manager (part-time), St. John's, Olney  

St. John's, Olney seeks part-time Office Manager to head up the African Palms USA outreach ministry. Job requires office management and analytic and strategic marketing experience. 20-25 hours/week, flexible hours, casual dress, benefits and compensation commensurate with experience. Submit resume to job@stjec.org

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

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

Assistant for Children and Youth (part-time), St. John's, Lafayette Square, D.C.

This part-time lay assistant will plan, develop, and oversee Christian education programs for children from birth through high school. Responsibilities include directing the weekly Church School. This is a part-time, hourly position with no benefits. The Assistant will work an average of 10 to 20 hours a week, including Sunday mornings and Christmas Eve to direct the Nativity Pageant. Ideal requirements: bachelor's degree; prior experience in Christian education; organizational, communication, and group facilitation skills; be available to start the position in summer 2018. Knowledge of Episcopal liturgy is a plus. Email resume, cover letter and references to Kaye Edwards or mail to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.


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.