Working at Avondale UMC

Avondale United Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving South Avondale community. The church has been a vital part of the community for over 127 years as a place where people can connect with God, with each other, and with their neighbors. We believe that God is calling us and our community to an even brighter future, and we are excited to be an instrument and witness to what God is doing among the neighborhoods of East Birmingham.

United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but they share a unique faith perspective: God is at work in the world to bring about healing, wholeness, and renewed life and invites all people to experience these realities regardless of their background. Therefore, we strive to embrace with genuine hospitality all whom we encounter and we extend compassion, love, and fellowship to all within our reach. United Methodists also believe that God invites us to share in God’s mission in the world as we actively follow in the footsteps of Jesus, which means that as Christians we are not passive spectators, but rather energetic participants in ministry and mission.

We're seeking team members who can be a part of this exciting work and who can help our church continue to grow as an instrument and witness to the gospel in Avondale. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply

To apply for open positions, please click the "Apply Now" button. After you have submitted your application, send your resume and a cover letter via one of the following methods (e-mail preferred).

Mail:  Avondale United Methodist Chruch
             Attn: Rev. Malinda Weaver
             500 40th Street South
             Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Current Openings

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of Children & Family Ministry

Avondale United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministry who will develop a holistic ministry to meet the needs of families within the congregation and to attract families from the community.  Applicants should have strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills as well as a willingness to partner with and recruit parents, church members, and other community leaders to be involved with this ministry.  The Director’s focus will be on teaching our children how to grow as faithful disciples of Christ and creating opportunities for families to engage together in church activities and outreach.  This position is part-time, 10-15 hours per week with Sunday mornings required.

Director of Parents’ Day Out

Avondale United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Parents’ Day Out to lead our church’s preschool ministry.  The Director will be someone who provides a clear and accessible bridge from the community to the church.  Applicants should possess strong leadership skills, be an effective communicator, manage time well, love children and their parents, and have the ability to motivate and inspire teachers in a team environment.  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and experience working in a childcare setting.  This position is part-time, 20-25 hours per week.  Our PDO program is open three days per week, serving approximately 50 children from infants to 4K.

Director of Communications

Avondale United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Communications to effectively oversee the branding, marketing, and communication of our church’s vision and mission both internally and externally.  The Director’s primary focus will be on developing and updating our church website and dynamically communicating our story via social media outlets.  Other responsibilities will include creating and sending weekly emails to the congregation as well as designing a monthly newsletter, a weekly bulletin, and various graphics as needed.  Applicants should have strong writing and proofreading skills.  Experience with WordPress as well as other graphic design software is favorable.  This position is part-time, 10-12 hours per week.