Part Time – 16/18 hours/week

The Mission of Youth Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish:

This position coordinates comprehensive Junior High and High School youth ministry for the parish. The Director of Youth Ministry will work collaboratively with the Parents, Pastor, Director of Faith Formation, as well as the Saint Elizabeth Seton school and pastoral staff. He/she will be responsible for coordinating all activities of the Junior High (Grades 6 – 8), High School (Grades 9 – 12) and Young Adults ministry.

The Parish seeks an individual that will approach this job also as a response to a vocation to serve the Youth in the Parish. Someone that will bring energy, commitment, and the desire to set the ministry on fire.

Our ideal part-time assistant would be bilingual (Spanish proficient) and can help to (a) coordinate with the Spanish Sunday School and Confirmation Class, (b) stage events including logistical planning and setup/cleanup support, and (c) translate ministry-wide communication into Spanish; to continue to strengthen the bonds between our English and Spanish speaking communities.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Being able to recruit and engage core team leaders and facilitators in support of the program.
  • Being able to attract, recruit, motivate, educate and retain youth members in the junior high and high school youth ministry programs.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of Scripture, theology, liturgy, catechesis, and adult faith formation.
  • Demonstrate and model for our youth active participation at Mass and other liturgical services.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills, and be proficient in the use of the computer, basic Microsoft Office functions and social media.
  • Must follow guidelines for youth ministry safe environment and meet the standards as outlined for the Diocese of San Jose.

The Director of Youth and Young Adults Ministry is responsible for:

– Regular Youth and Young Adults meetings throughout the entire year.

– Community outreach opportunities.

– Collaborating with parish activities.

– Engage the youth in Sunday Mass participation, ministries, and prayer life.

– Will work closely with Faith Formation and Liturgy & Music Directors.

– Other proposed activities.

Education and Experience

Typical requirements are a college degree plus experience working with youth. Also desired would be either a Certificate of Youth Ministry, be a graduate of the Institute for Leadership in Ministry, or Certificate of Master Catechist.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

PAY RANGE: $23.50 – 34.07 Per Hour based on education and experience.

How To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

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