Professional Leader Sought in Northern Virginia

The Northern Virginia Ethical Society–located near Washington DC–is an 87 member non‐theistic humanist community and is seeking a new Professional Leader (clergy) for a half-time position to be filled by June 2016. We have a dynamic and growing ethical education program for about 40 children, and are interested in a candidate who is trained in congregational leadership and is committed to the values of the ethical culture movement. Duties would include Sunday morning platform talks, pastoral functions, assistance in community building and membership expansion and some adult education.

Information about our organization can be found at

For questions,  full job description or to submit resume, please write to attention of:
Ms. Iris Woodard
P.O. Box 984
Vienna, VA

or via email at [email protected]

Please include with your resume:
a. Cover letter with a summary of your interest and competencies.
b. An essay(1 – 2 pages) regarding your commitment to Ethical Humanism, the depth and scope of your preparation for leadership of our Society, and your vocational goals.
c. A sample of your writing, platforms, or sermons. A recording of one presentation is requested if available. (Please do not provide more than 3 examples)
d. References may be requested at a later date.

Applications must be received by December 31, 2015 and will be treated with careful confidentiality.

Certification as an Ethical Society Leader is expected, either initially or through working with the American Ethical Union Leadership Committee. Salary and compensation package will be negotiated based on experience. Employment package based on about a half time position. The leader is an employee of the organization, reports to the Board, and collaborates with the Board, Committees and members for program development and implementation. Travel expenses and home hospitality will be provided for out of town candidates selected for interview.