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Posted 8/10/2018

Job Title:

Communications Coordinator - Evangelization Project

Department:

Parish Vitality and Mission

Location:

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

Hours:

Full time

Description:

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.

 

BASIC FUNCTIONS
 
As a member of a team, the position of Communications Coordinator/Evangelization Project supports the Archdiocesan plan for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship in the Archdiocese of Chicago with a focus on the Renew My Church initiative. The Communications Coordinator/Evangelization Project position is the Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship’s (OEMD) liaison to the communications and events teams.


The Coordinator will work with OEMD team members to organize and advance projects for the office. The Coordinator will work with the events team to plan workshops, special gatherings and other events. He or she will provide content for OEMD communications and work with the communications team for design, editing and proper distribution. The Coordinator serves as project coordinator to ensure assigned projects are advanced in a timely manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  1. Works with the OEMD team to advance the communication tools of the office by developing and implementing a social media process, writing copy, booking guests for the monthly radio show, and working with the communications team to update the website, develop a newsletter, and create tools and other communication pieces.
  2. Works as a member of the OEMD team to help implement archdiocesan-wide initiatives for Renew My Church, which could include special events, speaker series, workshops, and “soft evangelization” undertakings.
  3. Coordinates special projects for the office, which in addition to events, could be resource development, working with vendors to coordinate training sessions for evangelization programs, and working with other offices to advance collaborative opportunities.
  4. Researches and coordinates the maintenance and expansion of OEMD resources and tools.
  5. In collaboration with other evangelization team members, provides support and resources for the vicariate-specific evangelization plans.
  6. In collaboration with other evangelization team members, helps provide resources and support to parishes.
  7. Responsible for completing multiple projects in a timely manner.
  8. Provides general administrative support to OEMD.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Marketing
  • Understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, missions, and values
  • Professional Communications experience
  • Excellent communicator – written, verbal, and interpersonal.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, creative, and adaptive
  • Excellent project coordination skills with proven ability to implement successful programs
  • Good listener with curiosity and openness to learn from others
  • Team player with conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent computer skills including advanced competency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite and various social media platforms.
  • Ministry experience, preferably at the college or parish level is a plus

 
 
TO APPLY
Please submit résumé and cover letter through applitrack.
 
To learn more about the Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship visit: https://pvm.archchicago.org/evangelization/about-us

 

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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