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Posted 4/24/2017

Job Title:

Pastoral Migratoria Formation Coordinator


Parish Vitality and Mission


Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-1402


Full time


BASIC FUNCTION The Pastoral Migratoria Formation Coordinator will coordinate the formation and implementation of Pastoral Migratoria (PM), an Immigrant Social Ministry, currently functioning in 40 Hispanic parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ensure high quality culturally-sensitive formation, training and ongoing communication with PM faith leaders. Provide ongoing support to parishes and PM leaders who have been commissioned to help lead their community to respond to parish and community needs. This position requires a passion to develop Hispanic leaders to serve their immigrant communities through faith formation, Catholic Social Teaching and social action. A qualified candidate will possess a skill set of strong collaboration, as well as the ability to act with flexibility and resilience to attain the goals of the PM program. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Coordinate and launch Pastoral Migratoria's formation and leadership training activities in new Hispanic parishes, and re-energize existing ones, utilizing a process of reflection and dialogue (rooted in Aparecida*) with immigrant parish leaders/ministers. 2. Collaborate and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders. This includes pastors, pastoral staff, Parish Vitality Coordinators, OHDS/Immigration staff and partners (e.g., educational institutions, professional allies, foreign consulates, community organizations, etc.), reflecting the principles of the Archdiocesan vision of Renew My Church. 3. Develop and coordinate continuous educational activities for PM leaders to respond to social ministry needs in parish communities. Identify needed topics by "listening from the ground up". Communicate training program in a verbal or written format utilizing a variety of instructional formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, PowerPoint and/or lectures. 4. Lead ongoing development of PM formation activities and programs (e.g., quarterly leadership forums, semi/annual retreat(s), in collaboration with OHDS/Immigration Team. Participate as a presenter, facilitator, or resource person as appropriate. Incorporate best practices which will maintain the mission/integrity of Pastoral Migratoria as a Catholic faith-based ministry. 5. Develop/maintain a library, both on-line and hard copy, of community information and resources for Hispanic parishes. Contribute/create communication content about Pastoral Migratoria's ministry and efficiently disseminate to all stakeholders via the PM website, Facebook, other social media, as well as updates, calendaring, testimonial collection and e-newsletter in collaboration with OHDS/Immigration team. 6. Provide targeted educational, professional development and pastoral support to Grupo de Apoyo Pastoral (GAP) staff (e.g., Cluster Pastoral Liaisons between OHDS-Immigration and PM parishes). These targeted and replicable supports will respond to the needs articulated by GAP staff and the immigrant leaders they mentor, in order to strengthen PM leadership and organizational development at all levels. 7. Support the ongoing design and implementation of programming activities with partners, including pastoral and social services and advocacy initiatives, maintaining the mission/integrity of Pastoral Migratoria as a Catholic faith-based ministry and the praxis of pastoral accompaniment to immigrants. 8. Prepare timely reports, gather data which captures unique and programmatic outcomes; inform OHDS of opportunities and challenges; support management in fundraising efforts as requested. 9. Collaborate, interface and support Pastoral Migratoria's National Pilot Initiative and Archdiocesan Polish Social Ministry.


College degree in social sciences or theology, advanced degree in pastoral or social ministry preferred. 3-5 years of experience in program development/implementation in a pastoral or social ministry. Experience serving or working with the immigrant community, immigration issues and policies. Experience collaborating with parishes, priests and parish staff. Fully bilingual Spanish-English: excellent writing and public speaking skills. Excellent interpersonal, pastoral and public relations skills. Strong computer skills using MS Office software suite. Familiarity and facility with social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Excellent planning, program and organizational development skills. Ability to multi-task and adaptable to sudden changes/challenges. *Pastoral Migratoria was founded in 2008 using the methodology of Aparecida, a document written by the Latin American Bishops, whose main architect was Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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