Career Opportunities

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 Pastor

Job Title: Online Pastor
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 Pastor 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 pastoral 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, creating digital content, and occasionally teaching at our weekend services.
  • 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
  • Experience preaching and teaching
  • 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:

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

NEW: 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

Housekeeping Staff

Job Title: Housekeeper
Department: Facilities Team
Reports to: Facilities Manager

Housekeeping Staff will professionally clean offices, classrooms and common spaces of the church using unique cleaning procedures and products. As a team member, they will be responsible to provide exceptional customer service to staff and congregants by consistently maintaining clean building and supplied lavatories.

Fairfax Church has a positive team atmosphere, grounded in a Christian environment. Our pay is competitive, and we offer paid training. Career advancement opportunities are available for those with superb skills and work ethic.

Work Schedule: Part-time, hourly, 18-24 hours per week. Flexible schedule to be determined based on individual and needs of the facility.

Qualified candidates should send a resume Emily Cox at emilycox@fairfax.cc to apply for the position.

Responsibilities

  • Use provided equipment including vacuums and microfiber cleaning cloths
  • Clean all surfaces in church, including doors, windows, stainless steel, blinds, light fixtures, baseboards, fixtures, counters, showers, toilets, cabinets, and floors
  • Vacuum all stairs, carpet, hard surface floors and furniture
  • Move all reasonably moveable furniture to clean under and behind
  • Assist in keeping supplies stocked and maintain equipment
  • Contribute to a positive work climate with a pleasant attitude and contribute to the overall team effort including being dependable and on time
  • Has respect and understanding for co-workers and congregants
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor to help maintain a clean, cared for building

Qualifications

  • Ability to differentiate between cleaning products and uses
  • Ability to read cleaning instructions
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

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