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Fairfax Church is a great place to work! Our staff team works hard at fostering the community that calls this place home. Benefits for full-time staff include a health plan with no premium and three weeks of vacation every year!

NEW: Online Community Director

Job Title: Online Community Director
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours), Sundays and Tuesdays in person are required, all other days and times are flexible.
Department: Discipleship and Engagement
Reports to: Pastor of Discipleship and Engagement

At Fairfax most church attendance is not one-sided – attendees engage with us both digitally and physically. We don’t see our online experience as secondary but as a primary way of being fully involved in our church.

Our goal is to have an integrated online and in-person ministry approach and to be able to leverage the unique strengths of each platform to respond to the needs of those God has called us to serve.

Description

The Online Community Director will serve as a key leader in developing and implementing an online ministry strategy that enables us to love more people and see them raised to life in Christ. The ideal candidate has a commanding and authentic presence as an upfront communicator on stage and in front of the camera.

This person is a strong leader, an innovator, and has a genuine passion to lead others into a relationship with Jesus. This person is someone who is all-in on leveraging the potential of online tools and communities to reach our broader Northern Virginia community. Most importantly, this person has an authentic relationship with Jesus  they are willing to share with those we are called to lead and serve.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and any video samples to Valerie Nolan.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary relational connection point for online engagement
  • Act as the digital champion for church-wide experiences and collaborate with ministry teams to increase effectiveness of online ministry and create online serving opportunities
  • Regularly serve as one of the “faces” of Fairfax Church: leading weekend hosting moments and creating digital content
  • Lead and develop online volunteer teams to expand online ministry initiatives
  • Regularly research, develop and implement best practices and emerging trends in online ministry to help Fairfax Church to expand and reach more people digitally
  • Serve alongside our discipleship team to drive online spiritual growth in our church. Identify felt needs of the community and create experiences and resources to respond to those needs.

Qualifications:

  • Align with the vision, values, and overall mission of Fairfax Church
  • Gifts and skills in leadership, communication, collaboration and people development
  • Lives within a 20-mile radius of the church campus
  • Proven ability to manage multiple duties and priorities in a fluid, fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Experience building and leading volunteer teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both in online and in-person environments
  • Previous ordination not required
  • Basic skills in video production and editing

Attributes:

  • Highly Relational
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Trustworthy and Faithful
  • High Energy
  • Communicator
  • High Capacity Leader
  • Self-Starter / Self Motivated
  • Innovator and Learner
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Team Player

NEW: Facilities Manager

Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours) Monday–Friday. Evenings and weekends occasionally as needed.
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Senior Pastor

The mission of Fairfax Church is to love people and see them raised to life in Christ. The Facilities Manager position is a key support role in managing the spaces in which we in carry out our mission. This person will oversee the stewardship of our building and its resources that have been entrusted to us.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Valerie Nolan.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the facility is fully operational with all utilities functioning properly.
  • Manage a team of facility personnel to carry out the operational duties of managing the facility.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with contractors and vendors to ensure facilities maintenance and renovation needs are managed.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with staff to ensure that ministry and events needs in the facility are met.
  • Schedule and supervise maintenance repair work and assist with checking installation and servicing building equipment.
  • Manage the Facilities budget and negotiate with outside vendors for supplies, repairs and maintenance as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and assist with energy management.
  • Oversee security of buildings and grounds.

Qualifications:

  • Align with the vision, values, and overall mission of Fairfax Church.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent professional education.
  • 3-5 years of experience in facilities maintenance or equivalent related functions.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities management.
  • Must be a well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter.
  • Strong procurement and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with staff to ensure ministry needs are covered.

NEW: Facilities Assistant

Work Schedule: Part-time (20 hours) Schedule flexible as facilities needs require.
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Facilities Manager

The mission of Fairfax Church is to love people and see them raised to life in Christ. The Facilities Assistant position supports the mission and ministry of the church by making sure the building is in excellent condition for daily and weekly use. This person works within the facilities team to ensure that ministry events and general maintenance of the church are carried out.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Valerie Nolan.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform set-up and tear down for ministry events at the church.
  • Perform general light cleaning of the building.
  • Handle basic repairs and maintenance of the building as directed.
  • Work with church staff to meet daily ministry and maintenance needs as required.

Qualifications:

  • Align with the vision, values, and overall mission of Fairfax Church.
  • Professional presentation and attitude.
  • Ability to maintain focus while working individually.
  • Experience performing routine maintenance and cleaning.
  • Desire to work hard and learn new skills.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to use a basic calendar system to view upcoming events and set-up requirements.

NEW: Resource Center Assistant

Work Schedule: Part-time (20 hours). Hours are set at the following to accommodate our Resource Center hours of operation and fulfillment: Sunday 11am – 2pm, Tuesday 9am – 2pm, Wednesday 9am – 3pm, and Thursday 9am – 3pm.
Department: Outreach
Reports to: Director of Community Initiatives

The mission of the Resource Center is to resource, support and encourage social care professionals in caring for the immediate needs of vulnerable children and families in Fairfax County. We provide food and other essential items, baby care and clothing to families in immediate need while they are getting connected to long-term sustainable services.

Our goal is to help members of Fairfax Church grow in their faith by loving others well, and to see the community we live in transformed by the love of Jesus. The Resource Center Assistant is a key player in helping to live out this vision through managing the systems of the Resource Center and getting these valuable resources out to people in need. You will live in the trenches and work with volunteers in making the vision a reality.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Valerie Nolan.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive and track all incoming orders through our Resource Center system.
  • Manage volunteers to pull together orders and prepare them for pick-up.
  • Work with the Director of Community Initiatives to coordinate pick-ups for orders.
  • Manage and track inventory of resources for the Center.
  • Work with volunteers weekly to organize, sort and stock all inventory.
  • Shop for resources as needed.
  • Research local sources for inventory and procure as available.
  • Coordinate logistics of Resource Center projects, events, and volunteer gatherings as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Align with the vision, values, and overall mission of Fairfax Church.
  • Organizational & planning skills – able to plan and coordinate logistics for multiple projects.
  • Detail-oriented – able to pay close attention to detail when working with spreadsheets, documents, and written communications.
  • Technical Skills – proficient with computers, spreadsheets, and database management.
  • Writing Skills – able to prepare and proofread documents. Ability to express yourself clearly through written communication.
  • Interpersonal Skills – able to listen and communicate effectively in one on one or small group formats.

Small Groups Director

Job Title: Small Groups Director
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours), Sundays, Tuesdays-Fridays. Evenings and weekends occasionally as needed.
Department: Discipleship and Engagement
Reports to: Pastor of Discipleship and Engagement

We aspire for groups at Fairfax to be places where people can be known, loved, cared for, pursued, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Jesus.

As one of our Small Groups Directors, you will fill a vital leadership role in our mission as a church to love our neighbor and see them raised to life in Christ! Small Groups Directors provide spiritual leadership, care and operational support to our small group leaders. They serve as the point of contact for new group members looking to join groups. They work alongside the Pastor of Discipleship and Engagement to innovate, strategize and implement new discipleship initiatives across the church.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and launch new Fairfax Group leaders.
  • Provide ongoing care and encouragement for group leaders.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with leaders under your care.
  • Collaborate with the other Fairfax Groups staff to create and lead training initiatives that keep group leaders equipped for ministry.
  • Serve as a main point of contact for group participants and group leaders.
  • Track group progress and work towards successful multiplication of groups.
  • Ensure newcomers are quickly connected to the best group that meets their needs.
  • Assess the quality of leader and group member experiences and continuously work to improve our small group experiences for adults.
  • Work alongside the Pastor of Discipleship and Engagement to identify and create content and curriculum needed for small groups.
  • Assist in keeping up to date organized and accurate data records for Fairfax Groups.

Requirements

  • Align with the vision, values, and overall mission of Fairfax Church.
  • Communication skills – ability to express yourself clearly and comfortably as an upfront leader.
  • Writing Skills – ability to express yourself clearly through written communication.
  • Interpersonal Skills – able to listen and communicate effectively in one on one or small group formats.
  • Warm and Hospitable – comfortable with warmly engaging with new people.
  • Spiritual Leadership – has a mindset for continuously developing and implementing new initiatives to further foster spiritual growth in the church.
  • Experience recruiting, training and developing volunteer teams.
  • Experience in leading small groups or bible studies.

Attributes

  • Leadership
  • Sociable
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Fun
  • Organized
  • Team Player
  • Self-Starter
  • Strong Work Ethic

Fairfax Fellow

Learn. Grow. Lead.

Fairfax Fellows is a 12-month leadership development program for future pastors and church leaders located just outside Washington, D.C. at Fairfax Church. You’ll gain hands-on experience and be coached by some of the best church leaders in the country. Wherever your talents lie, we want to journey with you as you learn and grow in your calling.

Requirements

  • Considering a career in vocational church ministry or leadership
  • Nearing the end or has recently completed undergraduate degree
  • Able to agree to and sign the Staff Covenant and Expectations document

Ministry Area of Choice

Based on individual interests and the changing needs of departments.

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Local & Global Outreach
  • Student Ministries
  • Community Care
  • Hospitality & Coffee Shop
  • Discipleship & Engagement
  • Worship
  • Communications
  • Production
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