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Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities throughout the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

If your church has a job opening you would like included here, please contact Ann Turner, aturner@diosova.org.


Director of Children and Youth Education (Posted May 14, 2015)

St. Matthias Church in Midlothian, VA, a vibrant community of faith, is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Education. The Director of Children and Youth Education is responsible for the Christian Education and Formation of the Children and Youth at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. The position reports to the Rector and works closely with the Director of Children and Youth Activities, teachers, children, parents and parishioners. The Director of Children and Youth Education will create, acquire, and execute Children and Youth educational programs which include the Sunday School curriculum for ages 2-18, grades K-12. If you are interested in this position and have questions, please contact either The Rev. Brenda S. Overfield, Rector, or Brother Mark Jenkins, Parish Administrator at St. Matthias Episcopal Church 804-272-8588. Otherwise, please send your resume to Welcome@stmatmidlo.com by June 5,2015.


Director of Music/Organist (Posted April 27, 2015)

Church of  Ascension, Norfolk is seeking a Director of Music/Organist. The position requires playing two services a week, directing a medium-sized volunteer choir, (September – May), developing a children’s choir program, and planning with Liturgy committee and Rector.  We are looking for a professional who has demonstrated choral directing experience and who is familiar with Episcopal liturgy.  Approximately 15 hours per week.  Salary range:  $20,000 – $28,000.  For a detailed job description, please email Emily Dale: riverview20@yahoo.com.


Part-time Preschool Assistant Director (Posted April 22, 2015)

Parish Day School at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach is seeking a Part-time Preschool Assistant Director. We are looking for a professional with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition, we are also seeking candidates with experience and knowledge in DSS licensed programs, Virginia Star Quality Initiative, and the National Association of the Education of Young Children Accreditation. Qualified candidates would be focused on maintaining a rich play-based learning environment that is loving and positive for the students, their families and our teachers while assisting in maintaining high enrollment and retention. We will be accepting resumes beginning Monday, April 13, 2015. Please send resume to assistantdirectorpds2015@gmail.com or deliver to Parish Day School Search Committee, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. More information can be found at http://parishdayschool.com/employment-opportunities/.


Organist/Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth (Posted April 22, 2015)

Trinity Episcopal Church in historic Old Towne Portsmouth is seeking a new organist/ choirmaster. The scope of the work includes: one Sunday liturgy, holy days, scheduling and supervision of four paid section leaders, a weekly choir rehearsal, and coordination with special musicians for feast day celebrations

We are looking for someone who will spend an average of 15 hours per week on this ministry. Pay follows AGO compensation guidelines. The principal work is organ and choir for our weekly 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist. Our primary instrument is a 3-manual Austin/Walker organ consisting on 39 pipe ranks and 55 digital ranks distributed over 7 divisions along with a Steinway concert piano that is used in our worship. On principal feast days we do require coordination with local musicians. Music planning is collaborative with the rector.

Trinity is at a turning point in its life and has experienced 10% growth since July when our new rector arrived. We are currently in the middle of a complete restoration of our nave which will be completed in September and should set the stage for significant growth. We are in the middle of reenergizing our congregation and working to better include our families and children into all aspects of the life of the parish.

We have a strong tradition of music at Trinity that has enriched our worship and lives. Anglican and other liturgical music is what we most frequently use here. Our goal is for music to call people into a deeper relationship with God in Jesus Christ and into their own ministry. Our plan is to use the gifts of the person God sends us to help us in shaping our future. Might you be the person God is calling to Trinity?

If you think that you are the person God is calling to this ministry please send your resume to Fr. Charles Smith, Rector Time Certain at fr.charles@trinity-portsmouth.org


Coordinator of Christian Formation at Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth (Posted April 20, 2015)

Position Summary:  The Coordinator of Christian Formation is responsible for the planning, oversight and implementation of formation programs for adults and children at Trinity Church. This person will collaborate with the rector and the Christian Formation committee as an integral part of re-visioning Christian Formation at Trinity, and will report directly to the rector. The position requires some higher education or equivalent experience working with children; organizational skills; a friendly personality and the ability to communicate and get along with colleagues; a heart for sharing the Christian faith with children and their parents; and a willingness to affirm and support the worship of the Episcopal Church. The successful candidate should have basic computer skills and be able to communicate effectively with current technology. This position is 15-19 hours per week, including Sunday mornings, with two weeks’ vacation per year. Salary will be determined by qualifications.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (to be coordinated with the rector and the CF Committee): Design and implement Sunday morning Nursery Care with Biblical Storytelling for ages 0 – 3 years. The nursery is to be available from 9:20 – 11:50 on Sunday and for special services and events.  The Coordinator will train and supervise nursery volunteers and part time workers. Implement Sunday morning Godly Play for ages 3-9 years. Implement and supervise a lectionary-based curriculum for ages 10-14 on Sunday morning. Implement two adult offers each “semester” with one being led by the rector. Design and Implement one family event every month from September through May. Train and supervise part time workers and volunteers connected with these programs. Coordinate an annual Vacation Bible School. Coordinate an annual Christmas pageant

Administration: Ensure that you, all volunteers, and part time workers have fulfilled the provisions of  Safe Church Training as prescribed by the Diocese of Southern Virginia and that guidelines are followed. Attend scheduled staff meetings, CF Committee meetings and meet regularly with the rector at a time to be determined by him. Submit an annual Formation budget for vestry approval and manage the approved funds for the Christian Formation needs of the parish. Participate in a Mutual Ministry Review with a selected committee in consultation with the rector to evaluate the Formation ministry of the parish. Participate in a yearly job evaluation conducted by the rector and members of the Christian Formation Committee.

If you think God might be calling you to this ministry please send a copy of your resume to The Rev. Charles Smith, Rector Time Certain, at fr.charles@trinity-portsmouth.org


Preschool Teacher Needed for the Fall 2015 (Posted April 17, 2015)

Emmanuel Episcopal Day School is a half-day preschool for ages 2 1/2 - 4 in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach. Our school hours are 9am-12:30 pm. The Day School is currently hiring teaching positions for the 2015-2016 school year. The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Provides instruction for preschoolers in accordance with EEDS philosophy of learning through play
  • Implements developmentally- appropriate schedule and curriculum
  • Submits monthly calendar and lesson plans to the director
  • Ensures health and safety of the children
  • Uses positive discipline and self-esteem building techniques

Contract hours are 8:30am - 12:30pm when school is in session, September through May, to include paid weeks before school starts for classroom setup and parent orientation.  Teachers are offered the opportunity to return to school to study in the field of Early Childhood at no cost, through a partnership with the Virginia Beach Growsmart Program and the Dept. of Social Services.
Qualifications for the position include: A bachelor's degree and experience in an early childhood educational setting. If interested in applying for this position, please send your resume with contact information to the Day School Director, Karen Kearse at kearse_eeds@hotmail.com. Please visit our website at www.emmanueldayschoolvb.com to learn more about our program.


Prison Chaplain Position at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (Posted April 16, 2015)

GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service) seeks a Prison Chaplain for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (FCCW), the state’s largest women’s prison facility.  The chaplain serves as a Christian pastor and also as the coordinator for all religious services and programs for inmates of all faiths at this state prison facility.  Qualifications: (1) Formal Education: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited theological seminary. (Equivalent educational degrees and/or ministry experience may be considered.)  (2) Ordination: Fully ordained and currently in full connection and in good standing with his/her denominational body, church, etc. (3) Endorsement: Where applicable, endorsed by his/her responsible denominational agency as to current good standing and confirmation of abilities to perform the duties related to chaplaincy. (4) Preferred, but not required: 12 months of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and three to five years of pastoral ministry or other ministerial experience; experience in jails/prisons or criminal justice system a plus.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as email attachments to kateshelton@graceinside.org by the deadline of April 30, 2015.  For more information about our ministry, please visit our website at www.graceinside.org.  


Part-time Office Assistant (Posted April 14, 2015)

St. Paul’s, Suffolk, is seeking a part-time office assistant. Duties include reception, bulletin, communication and mailing production, and general office support for clergy and parishioners, approx. 20 hours per week. Applicants should have phone and people skills, a working knowledge of MS Windows & MS Office, be able to work with email and other social media, possess good time management, and be able to be discreet with knowledge of parishioner's personal affairs. Parochial knowledge is a bonus, but not a requirement. If interested, please send resume to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23435 or office@saintpauls-suffolk.org.  


Full-time Preschool Lead Teacher (Posted April 7, 2015)

Ascension Episcopal Day School in Norfolk is currently looking for a full-time Preschool Lead Teacher.  Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Salary is $29,000 plus some benefits.  This is a 12-month professional position.

Ascension Episcopal Day School serves the community by providing a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive Christian educational environment for preschool children age 6 weeks thru 5 years.  Our program is designed to cultivate the cognitive, social, physical, creative, and emotional development of each child in a caring environment. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for creating a nurturing, innovative, collaborative and supportive learning community for 8-13 children ages 2-3 years.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for the day-to- day management of one classroom and the supervision of 2 Assistant Teachers. The Lead Teacher reports directly to the Director of Ascension Episcopal Day School. 

The successful candidate will hold, at minimum, an earned Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, and have at least 2 years teaching in an early education center. Candidates should have demonstrated advanced knowledge of: instructional design and teaching methods, child development practices, and have effective oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work with diverse populations in a Christian centered program.  Proven supervisory experience is highly recommended.

Contact:  Mark Hattler 757-351-0566; dayschool@ascension-norfolk.org



Last Published: May 14, 2015 8:40 AM