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Posted 9/18/2017

Job Title:

Pastoral Migratoria National Outreach Coordinator

Department:

Parish Vitality and Mission

Location:

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

Hours:

Full time

Description:

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

With the support of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS) Associate Director and Senior Coordinator of Immigration, The Pastoral Migratorial National Outreach Coordinator will assume the lead role to develop and implement Pastoral Migratoria (PM)/Immigrant Social Ministry at the national level in nine pilot sites over a three-year period, utilizing the principles of Renew My Church. This includes infrastructure development for the PM National Pilot Initiative by building collaborative relationships with all stakeholders (e.g. dioceses, pastors, pastoral teams, immigrant parishioners, community partners) and providing ongoing support for the immigrant leaders as they organize and respond to parish community needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develop and sustain relationships and effective communication with pastors, parish immigrant leaders, diocesan personnel, and community organizations in each pilot site.  Engage them as partners and stakeholders in Pastoral Migratoria by identifying their commitment, skills expertise and roles.

2. Work closely with pastors and the local steering committee to identify immigrant parishioners for this ministry.  Engage the parish community and adapt the PM program to its needs.

3. Take the lead role in relationship building and partnerships strategies for Pastoral Migratoria in coordination with PM's quarterly/annual work plans for each pilot site.  Maintain professional collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders.

4. Provide guidance and support to PM cluster representatives at each pilot site.

5. Assist in developing a programming and communications strategy for the PM national network.  Develop a communication system with all pilot sites for PM network developments and resource sharing

6. Maintain Pastoral Migratoria's pastoral mission and integrity of programming by incorporating and upholding the principles of Catholic social teaching and the praxis of pastoral accompaniment

7. Assist in the development, planning and recruitment of participants for the annual Pastoral Migratoria Institute working closely with the PM National Formation Coordinator

8. Develop an online library of resources on immigration issues that are customized for local areas.  Provide ongoing support (e.g. identifying, collecting, maintaining them) to keep the resources current and relevant, working in collaboration with the PM National Formation Coordinator and PM Central Office

9. Prepare reports and capture unique efforts and program outcomes.  Assist in the development and tracking of PMs research/evaluation criteria and in impact analysis.  Support management in data gathering for budgets and fundraising as requeseted

10. Participate in developing leading practices, long-range plans, service delivery models, diocesan engagement and other strategies and /or systems as requested.

11. Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Divinity or related field. Master’s preferred.
  • fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with strong written and oral communication skills
  • A minimum of three to five years work experience in formation training preferably in a pastoral context.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with Catholic social teaching and the Church's evangelization mission.
  • Knowledgeable about immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as well as videoconferencing and online training platforms
  • Excellent planning, program and organizational development skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to sudden changes/challenges
  • Willing to travel up to 75% of the time across the U.S.  This position is based in Chicago, IL

* Pastoral Migratoria is an immigrant social ministry for service and justice actions in parish communities.  The ministry advances the integration of immigrants in a society, while providing the opportunity to connect their faith and lives as immigrants in this country. It is grounded in the methodology of Aparecida, the 2007 document developed by the Latin American Bishops under Pope Francis's leadership.

**The PM Central Office is the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please send your resume and cover letter to Elena Segura at esegura@archchicago.org.

For more information about Pastoral Migratoria and the work of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, visit http://www.catholicsandimmigrants.org

 

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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