Pastoral Migratoria National Formation and Outreach Coordinator
Parish Vitality and Mission
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-1402
BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Pastoral Migratoria National Formation and Outreach Coordinator will coordinate the formation and implementation of Immigrant Social Ministry, or Pastoral Migratoria (PM), at the national level initiating nine pilot sites over a three year period, utilizing the principles of Renew My Church. Ensure high quality culturally-sensitive formation and training to PM faith leaders. Provide ongoing support to parishes and dioceses that have completed PM formation as immigrant leaders begin to organize and respond to parish and community needs. This position requires a passion to develop Latino leaders to serve their immigrant communities through faith formation, Catholic Social teaching and social action. A qualified candidate will also possess a skill set of strong collaboration while working independently in the field, as well as the ability to act with and flexibility and resilience to attain the goals of the PM pilot program. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:• Facilitate the Pastoral Migratoria leadership formation process of reflection and dialogue (rooted in Aparecida*, a methodology written by the Latin American Bishops) in selected national pilot sites with immigrant parish leaders. •Develop and work closely with the local core team to identify volunteers for this ministry, engage the community and adapt the PM program to its needs. •Maintain a professional and cooperative working relationship with all stakeholders. •Provide training, guidance and supervision to assigned staff. •Utilize and update training manuals, guides and course materials to include relevant cultural concepts. •Communicate training information 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. •Develop an annual Pastoral Migratoria Institute to introduce and train pastoral and immigrant leaders in the content and methodology of PM, through both didactic and immersion experiences with the immigrant faith community. •Prepare reports, capture efforts and program outcomes, and inform the Office for Human Dignity & Solidarity – Immigrant Ministry of opportunities and challenges. •Develop, implement and monitor appropriate program procedures for effective service delivery and within budget constraints. •Define evaluation criteria, impact analysis and quality assurance/audit systems for the program. •Support management in data gathering for budgets and fundraising as requested. •Participate in the development of best practices, long range plans, service delivery model, diocese engagement and other significant strategies and/or systems as requested. •Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Divinity or related field. Master’s preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English).A minimum of three to five years of formation training experience preferably in a pastoral context. Thorough understanding and sensitivity to immigrant experience and Catholic teachings. Knowledgeable about immigration issues and legislation. Commitment to social justice and social action. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Willing to travel up to 75% of the time across the U.S. This position is based in Chicago. *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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