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Posted 5/31/2018

Job Title:

Lifelong Formation Coordinator


Parish Vitality and Mission


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


Full time


Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 344 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 217 elementary and secondary schools comprise the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees

The Lifelong Formation Coordinator is a senior level position within the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission serving the needs of a vicariate (pastoral area) as assigned by the Director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.

The Lifelong Formation Coordinator facilitates the process of ministerial improvement, designs solutions to previously diagnosed issues, leads the revitalization process and is a policy resource. This position will assist the Archdiocesan Director in supporting the needs of local parishes by assessment and evaluation of parish catechesis for adults, young adults, youth, children and families with attention to multi-cultural diversity in the respective vicariate.

The Coordinator fosters vicariate and deanery level collaboration and training in the areas of family formation, ministry development and marriage programs and ensures that the policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago are followed.

The Coordinator ensure that pastoral and formational benchmarks of Renew My Church are being clearly communicated and implemented.


1. *Collaborates with the Parish Vitality Coordinator in identifying parish needs in regard to catechesis, family formation, marriage preparation, youth and young adult ministry

2. *Collaborates with Episcopal Vicar (Auxiliary Bishop) and the Parish Vitality Coordinators in executing vicariate ministry strategy.

3. Integral part of the integrated and holistic support to parishes in their efforts to offer vibrant ministry to their people

4. Integral part of the integrated and holistic support to parishes in their efforts to offer vibrant ministry to their people

5. *Serves as a core member of the Office of Lifelong Formation and the vicariate team in helping ensure vibrant ministry at parishes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years coordination experience at the Parish level with Parish Ministry experience in a Catholic parish environment
  • Must demonstrate understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, missions and values
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong facilitation skills and the ability to conduct open dialogue
  • Team Player with ability to relate at multiple ecclesial levels: parish, deanery, vicariate, Archdiocesan and departmental
  • Strong decision-making ability with demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and exercising good judgment
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills including Word and Power Point

The Archdiocese of Chicago offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan.  In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.

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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