Agency Chaplain

Work Location




Type of Job

Part Time, Hourly

Assigned Office

2802 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, USA

Posting Date


Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and Head Minister, the Agency Chaplain supports the formal ministry of Volunteers of America. Additionally, the Chaplain provides supervision, training, and mentorship for constituent members and commissioned ministers that assists with carrying out the core support services within the agency ministry plan. This individual must be capable of enthusiastically promoting the mission of Volunteers of America, with the goal of expanding the presence of the ministry in the communities we serve and increasing community engagement.

Principal Activities

Lead agency ministry

  • Work in partnership with Head Minister and carry out the Agency Ministry Plan

  • Provide leadership, training and mentorship for commissioned ministers

  • Offer emotional support, religious and spiritual guidance to clients, staff and volunteers

  • Facilitate worship, celebration, and devotional services

Enroll key organizational leaders in the ministry of service

  • Represent Volunteers of America in outside faith organization meetings and association gatherings

  • Be a resource for spiritual reference materials for activities and functions, including presentations, meetings and events.

Development Activities

  • Collaborate and network locally, regionally and nationally to expand ministry services and develop resources

  • Network with VOA ministers across the national organization; participate in conference calls, trainings, and ongoing education opportunities

  • Present information on the VOA ministry and its needs to churches, service organizations and other community groups

  • Propose, implement, and promote spiritual education for interested stakeholders


  • Minimum two years of experience in a pastoral role. Associate degree in Divinity or equivalent degree in theology, religious studies or pastoral care; Bachelor’s preferred.

  • Must be willing tobecome a commissioned or ordained Volunteers of America minister within 1 year

  • Possess strong organizational and presentation skills, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Able to establish and maintain strong relationships with community groups, churches, pastors, and the public

  • Requires consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in the performance of duties

  • Able to work flexible hours

  • Possess reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

  • Experience in community missions or non-profit experience

  • Knowledge of the ecumenical church and inter-faith exposure

  • Must have demonstrated skills in pastoral care and collaborative working relationships among people of different faith backgrounds


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical & dental

  • 403(b) retirement

  • FSA

  • and more

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