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Pastoral Assistant Youth Ministries - Hourly

Job Details

0035 St Mary Parish - Anacortes, WA
Part Time
$19.00 - $21.00 Hourly




At the direction of, and as the assistant to the Pastor, works in collaborative leadership with other staff and volunteers in implementing the parish’s vision and commitment to youth ministry in a comprehensive manner at St. Mary Parish in Anacortes. This includes the following elements:  catechesis, evangelization, social action, community building, spirituality, liturgy, guidance, enablement and advocacy.




Faith Formation Programs


  1. Assures the development and implementation of faith formation programs for youth focusing on the non-Sacramental Preparation aspects of the teens and young adults.  
  2. Assures the development of programs and activities that foster spiritual formation for junior and senior high youth, and young adults ages 18-35. This should include, but not be limited to, retreats, religious education, socials, recreation, athletic activities, outreach programs, youth-oriented liturgies, and community service opportunities. Coordinates evangelization outreach programs to youth.
  3. Recruits, enables, directs, trains and supervises catechists and other personnel for faith formation programs for junior and senior high youth, and young adults.


Parish Programs


  1. Collaborates closely with the PA for Sacramental Prep in pertinent areas of common concern.
  2. Coordinates evangelization outreach programs to youth such as, Steubenville NW, WYD, worship/encounter events, socials, mission trips, etc.
  3. Prepares for and teaches classes in specified areas.
  4. Recruits, trains motivates and provides general and specific direction to volunteers involved with youth activities and programs.





Administration and Support


  1. Leads or attends planning meetings related to faith formation and youth events, objectives, strategies and goals.  Corresponds with catechists and parishioners regarding the Faith Formation programs under purview.
  2. Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required for this ministry through regular updating, reading appropriate materials and participation at workshops and conventions.  Participates in local, regional and national professional organizations, as approved and as appropriate.
  3. Assures the purchase and allocation of equipment and materials for programs.
  4. In collaboration with parish staff, coordinates the Faith Formation calendar, orders supplies and maintains inventory.
  5. Oversees accurate maintenance of program records according to the Archdiocesan records retention schedule.
  6. Prepares program related bulletin and other media announcements.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.





  1. Leads a life consistent with the Catholic faith and moral teaching.
  2. High School Diploma required, with preference given to those with proven parish leadership and pertinent theological training.
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to recruit, motivate and direct volunteers.
  4. Demonstrated strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  5. Demonstrated organization, presentation, teamwork, technical and time management skills.
  6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and social media/communication platforms.





Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data, applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications.

Benefits: Eligible positions receive a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and disability, long term disability, pension, 403(b), HSA, FSA, and generous sick leave, vacation and holidays.