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: Director of Fairfax Kids

Full-Time

Fairfax Church is looking for a full-time Director of Fairfax Kids. This person gives leadership to the entire Fairfax Kids ministry (birth-sixth grade), both for the weekend services and special events. The ideal candidate has a vision for seeing all children raised to life in Christ and believes that children are capable of loving and serving God at any age. He or she is committed to excellence in the weekend programming and
compassionate care for families. This person seeks to push his or her own creative edge to find new ways of discipling children of all ages.

Job Title: Director of Fairfax Kids
Department: Fairfax Kids
Reports to: Pastors to Students
Responsibilities

  • Leadership for all Fairfax Kids weekend programming and special events
  • Lead the Fairfax Kids staff
  • Develop and nurture the volunteer team
  • Provide a vision and a strategy for the future of Fairfax Kids
  • Communication about Fairfax Kids to all stakeholders ie. Advisory Council reports, Department Leader
  • meetings, newsletters, social media, and other forms of communication
  • Create and manage the budget for Fairfax Kids
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience leading a team
  • Ability to recruit and retain volunteers
Work Schedule: This is a minimum 40 hour/week job. Our team works Sunday mornings and takes Mondays off. We have staff meetings on Tuesdays. The remainder of the work hours are fluid.

Qualified candidates should send a resume to Valerie Nolan at valerienolan@fairfax.cc to apply for the position.

Housekeeping Staff

Part-Time

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.

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

Care Administrator

Full-Time

The Care Administrator is responsible for managing oversite and delivery of pastoral care to the congregation by our volunteer teams. The Care Administrator will recruit, train and lead three teams of volunteers who will assist in caring for the congregation: Lay Counselors, Care Group Leaders and HELPS Team. The Care Administrator will also develop and maintain database to keep records of pastoral activity.

Job Title: Care Administrator
Department: Community Care
Reports to: Pastor of Community Care

Responsibilities

  • Able to organize and co-ordinate logistics for team and volunteers.
  • Oversee the scheduling of the counseling rooms and facilities for lay counselors
    and care leader groups meetings.
  • Ensure that all requests for pastoral care are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Provide resources to leaders as needed.
  • Help develop written materials and content for website and social media to reach
    people in need of care.
  • Actively participates in the delivery of pastoral care.
  • Participate in weekly staff prayer, team meetings, regular professional
    development activities and supervision.

Qualifications

  • Aligns with the mission and vision of Fairfax Church.
  • Desires to serve the local church and able to strategize to further the mission of
    the team and the church.
  • Has a developed sense of reliance on God for them so s/he can point to Christ as
    their hope.
  • Possesses a high degree of emotional energy, mental alertness and willingness to
    develop appropriate relationships with the people cared for.
  • Has good interpersonal skills one–on-one or in-group formats.
  • Possesses a naturally warm, trusting personality with ability to listen well and
    provide wise Biblical counsel.
  • Has some experience in the field of social work or experience in working with
    people during transitions of life.
  • Is detail-oriented and excellent with clear, written communication.
  • Uses proficiency with computers and database management.
Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours), Tuesday-Friday, and one evening per week. Some weekend services occasionally as needed.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Valerie Nolan at valerienolan@fairfax.cc

Social Media Coordinator

Part-Time

The Social Media Coordinator will create and monitor all aspects of social media for Fairfax Church. This person will work closely with the Communications Director & Media Director, the Creative Arts Team, and other departments to produce relevant, creative, engaging, timely social media content on all platforms.

Job Title: Social Media Coordinator
Department: Creative Arts
Reports to: Communications Director

Responsibilities

  • Create and manage church-wide content calendar, implement and curate content on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Work with volunteers to build and train up a dedicated social media team
  • Be available during at least one service per weekend to capture and package 
relevant content from services
  • Assist Fairfax Church departments with social media needs
  • Be available for rapid response to inquiries and conversations on all social media 
channels
  • Be available to monitor content on all channels regularly

Qualifications

  • Desire and passion to serve Christ in the local church
  • Familiarity with all popular social media channels with a strong understanding of 
different types of messaging
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, visual, written, and relational
  • Team player who thrives on working on a team and providing support for the 
various departments and ministries
  • Flexibility to plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously; effectively 
manage time and prioritize workload
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field—or 
comparable professional experience
  • Early adopter and enthusiast of social media applications and technologies
  • Solid knowledge of social media industry trends and analytic tools
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, even on time-sensitive projects
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to turn around projects on short timelines
  • Reflect Christ in your words and actions in your personal life and ministry
  • In agreement with the Fairfax Church Leadership Covenant and Core Beliefs
Work Schedule: Part-time Tuesday-Thursday and working at least one of our 3 weekend services. Evenings occasionally as needed.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and social media writing samples to kaylaneal@fairfax.cc.

Fairfax Fellow

One Year Paid Program

Fairfax Fellows is a 12-month leadership development program for future pastors and church leaders located just outside Washington, D.C. at Fairfax Community 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.

More Details

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
  • Student Ministry
  • Community Life
  • Hospitality & Coffee Shop
  • Communications
  • Production

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