Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Openings

  • Lead Preschool Teacher - The Debbie Leraas Children's Center

    4-5 Year olds class for the 2019-2020 school year

    Small class size of 9 children. Play/Emergent-based curriculum. Excellent program, supportive long-term co-workers and beautiful facility (including a nature playground.)

    Preschool is located in Edmonds, WA. We highly value our staff and it shows!

    The position starts in mid-August, but new hires may elect work as substitute teachers for summer camp or preschool if desired.

    We Provide:

    • Compensation that is very competitive and will be determined based on experience, education and years in the field
    • 401(k) with 6% employer match
    • Generous paid time off (personal, sick, vacation, snow days & 10 holidays)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision & Accident Insurance available to employees working 30 hours or more
    • Some flex time, weekly reflective team meetings, daily/weekly individual planning time (5 hours per week), paid training
    • Paid in-service days and educational scholarships available

    QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a warm, relational disposition; comprehensive knowledge and understanding of developmental stages of children and best practices in Early Childhood Education; ability to independently manage a classroom; strong organizational & communication skills (verbal & written). Must have the ability to build positive relationships with families and other staff; and to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on children’s needs and interests.

    REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirement is an Associate’s Degree in ECE or a CDA; Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Previous classroom experience or practicum work, experience as a lead teacher preferred.


    Please introduce yourself in a cover letter and submit it with your resume.

    Deadline for applications is May 20, 2019

    Interviews of selected candidates will begin the week of May 31, 2019

    You are welcome to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions!

  • Office Coordinator - Edmonds UMC

    The Office Coordinator provides support to the congregation of Edmonds United Methodist Church (EUMC). This position directs the work of an office assistant and office volunteers. The Office Coordinator reports to the Business Administrator.

    Essential Functions:
    Support to the Congregation

    • Coordinate new memberships and membership transfers.  This includes the management of new member Sundays.
    • Coordinate and manage the recording of worship service attendance by volunteer staff.
    • Develop and maintain the Fellowship One membership management database.
    • Serve as the event and wedding coordinator.
    • Coordinate the Financial Assistance Program.
    • Coordinate local and national staff and volunteer background checks ensuring up-to-date records for all church ministries.

    Building Coordinator

    • Coordinate the use of church vehicles and driver scheduling.
    • Schedule church facility usage and rentals.
    • Work closely with custodial staff to ensure event set-up and related needs are met.
    • Coordinate the distribution of building and card keys.

    Support to the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care

    • Assist in the planning and preparation of memorial services including the coordination of audio-visual needs. 
    • Facilitate the liaison between the Associate Pastor, the family and the church. 
    • Assist in the preparation of memorial bulletins and invoices.
    • Support the Adult Spiritual Formation program in planning, registration, coordination of facilitators and securing required materials.
    • Provide additional support to the Associate Pastor as needed.

    Support to Sunday Services

    • In collaboration with pastors and music staff prepare Sunday bulletins and Beyond Sunday Morning announcements.
    • Prepare PowerPoint slides used during services.
    • Work directly with volunteer scripture readers to prepare readings for Sunday service.

    Support to Sunday Services

    • Direct the work of an Office Assistant.
    • Schedule and direct the work of volunteer office staff.
    • Provide backup support to the Finance Director and the Coordinator of Media and Information.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School diploma and four years of solid office administration experience.
    • Two years directing the work of others.
    • Working knowledge of Office 365, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Applications.
    • Familiarity with OneDrive, Publisher, Excel, Adobe InDesign.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated written and oral communications skills.
    • Proven planning, organization and problem-solving skills.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • AA degree or higher.
    • Working knowledge of OneDrive, Publisher, Excel, Adobe InDesign.
    • Experience working in a church environment.

    To Apply:

    For consideration submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to April Judge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street, Edmonds, WA 98020.  Deadline:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This position will be open until filled. 

    Additional Information:

    Employment at EUMC provides paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, a health benefit package and eligibility to enroll in the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) a 403(b) retirement plan.


  • Center Director - The Debbie Leraas Children’s Center

    Since 1980, The Debbie Leraas Children’s Center has offered a vibrant learning community dedicated to providing a nurturing, secure environment with enriching and developmentally appropriate experiences for children. It is a place where each child's uniqueness is celebrated, with unconditional love and support, with strong emphasis placed on:

    • relationship-building
    • individual learning
    • emergent, child-centered curriculum
    • nature immersion
    • family engagement
    • play-based sensorial learning
    • social and emotional development

    The Children’s Center offers a fully-licensed Preschool & Pre-K with full and half day options as well as before and after school care for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade during the school year. Preschool and Youth Summer Camp Programs are provided during the summer. 

    Position Summary.  The Director for the Debbie Leraas Children’s Center of the Edmonds United Methodist Church provides visionary leadership focusing on the overall quality of programs that deliver early childhood education for children ranging in age from preschool to kindergarten. 

    The Director oversees the daily operation of the Center ensuring a safe, happy, and educational environment.  This includes the Before and After School Care program and Summer Camp for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade. 

    The Director serves as the chief compliance officer ensuring all applicable federal and state rules, regulations, and compliance requirements are met.  The Director works closely with the Children’s Center Advisory Committee and serves as the face of the school and first point of contact for families seeking placement.  This position reports to the Director of Family Ministries and the Lead Pastor.


    Program Planning and Administration.  Develop policies and procedures and communicate these to parents.  Meet with the parents of prospective enrollees to determine if the Center is a good fit.  Maintain the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) license.

    Fiscal Management.  Provide financial oversight of the Center.  This includes operational budget development and oversight of accounts payable and receivable.  Develop and provide oversight for the marketing plan as well as public relations and advertising campaigns as required.  Evaluate and approve the purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials.  Work collaboratively with the Children’s Center Advisory Committee, the Staff/Parish Relations Committee, and the Finance Committee to secure approval of the annual operating budget, staff salary changes, and general human resource oversight. 

    Staff Management.  Develop a staffing plan that meets the needs of classroom and support service coverage.  This includes developing position descriptions, participating in recruiting and hiring, performance reviews, disciplinary process management, and professional development. 

    Curriculum Development.  In collaboration with the Program Supervisor and classroom staff, contribute to the development of curriculum that is in compliance with state and federal guidelines and requirements. 

    Facilities Management.  Ensure that the Center facilities comply with local, state, and federal laws and are a safe and appropriate environment for children.  Ensure safety guidelines are followed by all staff and oversees safety inspections and certification procedures.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  Provide direct supervision to the Program Supervisor.  Serve as the secondary supervisor to all classroom staff.

    Other Responsibilities:  Attend and participate fully in weekly church staff meetings and monthly Advisory Committee meetings.  Collaborate closely with the church administrator, church finance director, the chairs of Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and Finance to ensure smooth coordination between center practices and church policies. 


    • A Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
    • Four years of work experience in early childhood education.
    • Two years of supervisory experience and budget development and oversight.

    Knowledge of Washington Administrative Code childcare center licensing requirements.

    • Knowledge of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and best practices in ECE; DCYF licensing requirements; Quality Rating and Improvement Scale (QRIS) aka Early Achievers in Washington state.
    • Computer literacy that includes a familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.


    • Leadership skills; organizational skills; calm demeanor.
    • Ability to identify, utilize, and develop community resources.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    An equivalent combination of education and early childhood education work experience will meet the minimum requirements.

    Send a current resume, and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Open until filled.

    Start Date: Summer 2019