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Here is a list of open positions at parishes around the Archdiocese of Seattle. To learn additional information about any role listed here, please contact the parish directly.
Wedding and Funeral Coordinator - St. James Cathedral (01/24/2022)
St. James Cathedral has an opening for Parish Wedding and Funeral Coordinator. In addition to responsibility for scheduling and overseeing steps in the wedding and funeral process, and interfacing with individuals and families, this position will provide administrative and pastoral support services to the parish. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office and Excel. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package.
Pastoral Assistant for Communications & Liturgy - Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parishes, Everett (01/04/2022)
The Pastoral Assistant for Communications & Liturgy, under the leadership of the Pastor and PAA, will serve Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parishes in creating a communications plan and directing parish worship programs as we move from two parishes into one newly formed parish in July 2022. This position will start out at 20-29 hours per week and salary is DOQ.
On the communications side, this person will be tasked with developing, managing, and delivering a comprehensive, unified, and effective communications strategy using websites, print material, social media, announcements, video, and all other appropriate mediums. The liturgy component will be to direct and coordinate the work of the liturgy teams and committees. Interested candidates should email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a sample of what you would do to promote a new program at church both to parishioners and to the Everett community.
Pastoral Assistant for Administration - St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mountlake Terrace (12/8/2021)
St. Pius X Catholic Church is seeking a Pastoral Assistant for Administration (PAA). The successful candidate should have a working understanding of parish systems and processes and have strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The parish PAA oversees administration, office personnel, finances, facilities, and technology. Specifically, the PAA is responsible for budgeting, annual Stewardship campaigns, and a wide variety of administrative/operational responsibilities. These include facility maintenance, safety, security, and custodial activities.
The successful candidate should have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business or related field, as well as 5+ years of experience. Salary is negotiable. Parish website has job description and application. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and application to Rev. Cal Christiansen at email@example.com.
Music Director - Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church, Woodinville (12/3/2021)
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church in Woodinville, WA, is seeking a Music Director. The Music Director is responsible for coordinating all liturgical music in the parish, including recruitment of singers and musicians, organizing choir groups, planning and providing music for weekend Masses and special liturgies throughout the year. The successful applicant will be a proficient pianist and will be able to lead music both instrumentally and vocally. The applicant must also be familiar with the Roman Catholic order of the Mass and be comfortable with various styles of music. The Music Director position is 30 hours per week. Salary dependent on experience, in accordance with archdiocesan guidelines. Archdiocesan benefits included.
Please send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Zoltan Abraham, 17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98077. Position open until January 15, 2022.
Pastoral Assistant for Administration and Facilities - Holy Disciples Catholic Church (11/30/2021)
Holy Disciples and Our Lady of Good Counsel parishes located in Puyallup and Eatonville, WA are seeking a Pastoral Assistant for Administration and Facilities(PAA). This position ministers in both parishes, with the office located at Holy Disciples, Puyallup. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of systems and processes of parish life and have strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. The PAA is part of the pastoral leadership team and is responsible for administration, office personnel, finances, facilities, and technology. This position oversees budgeting, annual Stewardship campaigns and a wide variety of administrative responsibilities. The PAA also helps to administer daily operations of grounds, maintenance, cleaning, safety, and security.
A Bachelors in business, or related field along with 5+ years of experience is desired. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits. Salary DOQ. Job description and application can be found on the Parish website Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and application to email@example.com
Custodian – Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle (11/15/2021)
Our Lady of Guadalupe is seeking a full-time Custodian to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the school building and grounds. Also responsible for providing light repairs and preventative maintenance as identified. Previous experience desired. Ability to handle physical demands of the job. Dependable, attention to detail, good communication skills, ability to work independently and with a team. $18-$20 an hour plus full benefits package. Job description and application can be found on the Parish Website.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation - St. Alphonsus Parish, Seattle (11/10/2021)
St. Alphonsus Parish, a parish located in the heart of Ballard, is seeking an experienced, energetic person to serve as Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation. This person should be creative self-starter with a passion for evangelization, and a clear understanding of relational ministry in forming disciples through retreats, religious education, socials, service opportunities and more.
Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, develop and implement a faith formation program (Sacramental preparation, RCIA, Bible studies, etc.); plan and coordinate large events and retreats; recruit, supervise and provide formation for volunteers. This is a 30-40 hour per week position plus benefits with a mix of hours during the day, evenings and weekends depending on programs offered with some flexibility. Salary in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines.
Custodian - St. Matthew Parish, Seattle (11/02/2021)
ST. MATTHEW PARISH has an opening for a full time, 40 hour-a-week Custodian. Job tasks include cleaning and light maintenance for the parish and school buildings and grounds, to include dust mopping and/or vacuuming floors, cleaning bathrooms, collecting and emptying garbage and recycle, and washing windows. Also includes landscape maintenance, blowing walkways, some weeding, and raking on a seasonal basis. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds is required. Full benefits provided, including medical, dental, vision, pension, and paid time off.
For more information on how to apply, please contact email@example.com, or call 206-363-6767. Open until filled.
Pastoral Assistant for Children's Ministry - St. Nicholas Church, Gig Harbor (10/29/2021)
We are looking for a very part time assistant (7 hours wk.) to help with the children’s ministry aspects of Faith Formation in St. Nicholas Parish. Applicants must have some experience in working or volunteering in faith formation in the past, and must be ready to both help prepare and lead activities and classes. If you would like more information or would like to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry – St. Matthew Parish, Seattle (10/27/2021)
ST. MATTHEW PARISH in North Seattle, is looking for a dynamic, faith filled person to be our part time youth minister. We want to grow our youth ministry for middle school and high school as we animate our youth to understand their connection to and involvement with their faith. This is a 10 to 15 hour a week position, which will grow into a full time position within the next three years.
Contact email@example.com for information on how to apply.
Pastoral Assistant for Music and Liturgy – St. Benedict & St Catherine Parish, Seattle (10/19/2021)
St. Benedict and St. Catherine Parishes, Seattle, are hiring a full time Pastoral Assistant for Music and Liturgy to lead and direct the music program and to plan and coordinate parish liturgical celebrations. Applicants must be active Catholics, preferably piano and organ players with experience in choir directing, have a degree or equivalent training in music with the ability to recruit and support volunteers, ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, and familiar with the G.I.R.M (General Instruction of the Roman Missal).
Email questions (request a detailed job description) or apply by sending a cover letter, resume, letters of reference, and a copy of the Archdiocesan application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.
Pastoral Asst. for Evangelization of Youth & Young Adults – St. Anthony Parish, Renton (09/20/2021)
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement the parish’s commitment to youth and young adult ministry in a comprehensive manner. This includes the following elements: catechesis, evangelization, social action, community building, spirituality, liturgy, guidance and advocacy.
- MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participates in the comprehensive planning, implementation, and evaluation of the parish’s programs, goals, and objectives, with specific focus on Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults. Serves as a professional resource to parish staff regarding youth and young adult ministry.
- Participates in the Program Staff and All Staff meetings and activities.
- Assures the development of programs and activities for middle school and high school youth that foster spiritual formation and on-going faith opportunities. This should include but not be limited to retreats, religious education, socials, recreation, athletic activities, outreach programs, youth-oriented liturgies and community service opportunities.
- Serves as a resource to St. Anthony School Staff and families in coordination with the School Principal.
- Assures the on-going implementation of the youth Confirmation Sacramental Preparation program of the parish. This will entail two different levels of instruction as needed during the conversion period from High School level Confirmation to Junior High Confirmation.
- Provides parish support for the young adults (ages 18 -35) of St. Anthony parish that fosters spiritual formation and evangelization. This could include retreats, religious education, socials, community service outreach, and liturgical celebrations that may be coordinated with other local or regional parishes.
- The Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization of Youth & Young Adults recruits, enables, directs, trains, supervises and provides general and specific direction to adult parishioner volunteers involved with the Youth programs and activities.
- Administers the Youth & Young Adult budget with support from the Administrative Staff for depositing funds and coordinating payments of expenses.
- Coordinates Youth Evangelization and Confirmation meetings, celebrations, and other events with the parish calendar.
- Provides support to the CYO Director as needed to insure the Catholic aspect of CYO is instilled in the youth participating in the sports programs.
- Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required for the ministry. Reading appropriate materials and attending workshops and conventions accomplish this. The Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization of Youth & Young Adults also participates in regional, Archdiocesan and National Professional organizations.
- Performs other duties as appropriately assigned to me by the pastor.
- Catechetical Certification for Archdiocese of Seattle or comparable.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Youth Ministry or teaching.
Candidates interested in the job should email email@example.com
Cantor – St. Nicholas Church, Gig Harbor (09/17/2021)
St Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor is seeking to hire a part-time Cantor to sing at weekend Masses, funerals, and weddings.
Parish Cantors further the parish mission of evangelization and forming intentional disciples by leading the faithful in full and active participation in the music of liturgies and other designated celebrations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leading the faithful in all hymns, responses and Mass parts at weekend Masses and special liturgies (Funerals and Weddings)
- Cueing the congregation when and where appropriate
- Reading music
- Pleasant and inviting voice
- The ability to read music
- Microphone technique
- Excellent diction
- Excellent intonation
- Attention to tempo
- Independent preparation skills
- Public speaking ability
- Liturgical awareness and knowledge
Candidates interested in the job should email firstname.lastname@example.org
On-Call Site Manager – Immaculate Conception Church, Seattle (09/13/2001)
Immaculate Conception Church/Seattle is seeking to fill a paid/on-call/part-time position. This position will oversee the opening set-up and closing clean-up activities associated with our fellowship hall, when rented for special occasions. This position may be called upon to assist with accessing equipment and supplies and returning all Parish owned assets to its proper storage locations while securing the facility following the clean-up activities. The position pays $20/hr.
Candidates interested in the job should email email@example.com
Pastoral Assistant for Adult Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation – St. James Cathedral, Seattle (09/13/2001)
St. James Cathedral in Seattle has an immediate opening for Pastoral Assistant for Adult Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation. This person will be responsible for coordinating our infant baptism program, adult confirmation, Welcome Back (a twice-yearly program for returning Catholics), as well as occasional adult faith formation events. In addition, this person serves as staff liaison for our young adult ministry.
This is a regular full time position with a Benefits package.
Pastoral Assistant for Children & Family Ministry – St. Brendan Church, Bothell (09/10/2021)
St. Brendan Church in Bothell, WA seeks a faith-filled and creative self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a love for working with children to evangelize preschool and elementary aged students, inviting them into a relationship with Christ and the Church. Includes sacramental preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Eucharist.
Excellent salary and benefits in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. Includes evening and weekend work. E-mail or call Kerri Foust, firstname.lastname@example.org (425) 483-9400, for an application packet. Position open until filled.
Part-Time Bookkeeper – St. Columban, Yelm (08/26/2021)
St. Columban Catholic Church in Yelm is seeking a part-time (12–15 hours per week) bookkeeper. Responsibilities include but not limited to overseeing weekly donation counting, entering data on proprietary system, posting to appropriate accounts, reconciling checking accounts, reporting to appropriate personnel. Work experience of 2-4 years as bookkeeper required. Final candidate will be required to pass a background check and take Safe Environment training.
Interested applicants may submit a resume and application to email@example.com
Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry – All Saints Parish – Puyallup / St. Martin of Tours – Fife (08/26/2021)
All Saints Parish in Puyallup together with St. Martin of Tours Parish in Fife, seeks a Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry. The person hired will organize, energize and support a robust faith formation program for youth and young adults. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, strong organizational and social media skills, be able to produce and manage internal and external marketing and public relations needs of the parish which may include parish bulletins, newsletters, websites, social media and other electronic outreach, have experience working with youth, demonstrated familiarity with Roman Catholic theology and enthusiasm for forming the faith of youth and young adults. Excellent salary and benefits in accordance with Archdiocesan norms.
Interested applicants, please, send a resume to Debbie Morgan, Administrator, All Saints Parish, 204 6 Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371. Position closes September, 2021.
Pastoral Assistant for Music – Holy Trinity Parish, Bremerton (7/28/21)
Holy Trinity Parish, a suburban community of 1,500 families in Bremerton WA, seeks a Pastoral Asst. for Music, 30 hrs. per week, 12 months per year with full benefits. Hourly wage consistent with archdiocesan guidelines, education, and experience. Applicant must be an active, practicing Catholic, have a degree in music, successful choral conducting experience, current and working knowledge of Catholic liturgy and liturgical music in keeping with Vatican II, keyboarding skills, ability to recruit, train, and nurture volunteer musicians and vocalists, strong technological, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Spanish speaking is desirable. Must be available for four weekend Masses (one is Spanish), holy days, evening rehearsals, weddings and funerals,
Job application, description and position responsibilities available upon request. Position is open until closed. Contact Veronica Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Desiree Olmo at email@example.com.
Pastoral Assistant for Administration – St. Mary Parish, Anacortes (7/26/21)
This job opportunity encompasses both parishes, St. Mary and St. Paul, and it is based in Anacortes, WA. A degree in accounting, business administration, or related field along with 5+ years of experience is desired. The PAA works closely with the pastor and is responsible for administration, personnel, finances, facilities, and technology. The ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits.
For a complete job description, please contact Deacon Lyle Kendall at Lyle.Kendall@stmaryanacortes.org
Accompanist for Traditional Choir – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Everett (7/26/21)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett, is in need of an accompanist who can play the piano for our traditional 8:30 am Sunday choir. Practices are Thursday evenings. Salary is competitive and consistent with the Archdiocesan salary guidelines. This position is open until filled.
If you are interested in this role, please call contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation – St. Jude, Redmond (7/26/21)
St. Jude Parish in Redmond, WA, is seeking a faithful, practicing, and high-energy Catholic who will foster spiritual formation and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church among children and young adults. This person should be creative, a self-starter with a passion for evangelization, and a clear understanding of relational ministry in forming disciples through retreats, religious education, socials, service opportunities and more.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to, developing and implementing a faith formation program; planning and coordinating large events and retreats; recruiting, supervising and providing formation for volunteers, and effectively communicating with kids, teens, families, parishioners, and parish staff. A superior knowledge of social media is a must. This is a full-time position which involves evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel. Job description and application can be found at Parish Website. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and application to Krista Schafer at email@example.com. Salary in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Position open until filled.
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Vancouver (07/21/21)
Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Vancouver, Washington is seeking an experienced leader for our Faith Formation program. The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing, implementing and directing Faith Formation programs for specified groups and assisting with Sacramental Preparation programs. The preferred candidate will be an organized and collaborative team member with proven experience as a catechetical leader. They will know how to recruit and motivate volunteer catechists, and will have strong communication skills.
For the complete job description or to submit your cover letter, resume, and professional references, contact James Wurzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant for Evangelization – Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Everett (07/15/21)
The parish communities of Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett, WA are seeking a practicing Catholic with a passion for church and evangelization. The part time position of Assistant for Evangelization will help in the development and implementation of evangelization programs for children, youth and adults. Responsibilities include leading small groups, retreats, events, assisting in Sacramental prep program and celebrations, coordinating and supervising volunteers and completing administrative tasks related to evangelization. A successful candidate will participate in parish community events, staff collaborations, and be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Email questions or apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Kelsie Mattingly at email@example.com.
Salary in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Position open until filled.
Bookkeeper – St. John the Evangelist, Vancouver (07/15/21)
St. John the Evangelist, Vancouver, Washington, is seeking applications for a bookkeeper. This position is responsible for providing bookkeeping services for the parish, in accordance with Archdiocesan administration and finance policies and procedures.
The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills, 3 years demonstrated bookkeeping experience, and pass a pre-employment background check. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic, be able to work in a team environment, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Part-time hours are negotiable.
For a full job description and application, please check the Parish Website. Interested individuals may also contact Diane in the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.573.3325 Ext 102. Excellent benefits; hourly wage DOE. Completed applications may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attn: Diane, 8701 NE 119th Street, Vancouver WA 98662. Position open until filled.
Music & Choir Director – St. Michael Catholic Church, Snohomish (07/14/21)
Music & Choir Director – St. Michael Catholic Church in Snohomish, WA is seeking a part-time Music & Choir Director. The Music & Choir Director is responsible for coordinating all liturgical music in the parish, including recruitment of singers and musicians, organizing choir groups, planning and providing music for weekend masses and Holy Day liturgies throughout the year. The applicant must be familiar with the Roman Catholic order of the mass and be comfortable with various styles of music for the various masses, ranging from praise and worship to antiphons and chant. Bilingual strongly preferred.
Please send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Michelle Green- PAA, 1512 Pine Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290. This position is approximately 8-15 hours per week. Salary is competitive and consistent with the Archdiocesan salary guidelines. This position is open until filled.
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation – The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, Vancouver (07/05/21)
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater is a vibrant downtown parish with an historic past within the Archdiocese of Seattle. The parish is a center of beautiful and reverent liturgy and orthodox catechesis, mindful of Christ’s mission of evangelization and holding fast to the truths and morals of His Church on Earth. The Proto-Cathedral strives to build a lasting faithfulness to the Gospel in Southwest Washington.
The primary purpose of this position is to develop, implement and direct Faith Formation Programs for children, youth and adults, including Sacramental Preparation Programs, in collaboration with appropriate groups or individuals in the parish and/or region. The ideal candidate will be energetic, collaborative, and organized with demonstrated abilities as a catechetical leader, in recruiting and directing volunteer catechists, have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team, and have strong communication and organization skills.