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Posted 1/18/2018

Job Title:

Grouping Project Manager


Renew My Church


Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


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 Grouping Project Manager (PM) is a leadership role for the development and implementation of a consolidation strategy for a parish grouping within the Renew My Church Initiative. Each grouping may consist of approximately 3-4 parishes with or without 1-3 schools. The PM is a key member of the RMC Operation Transitions team, reporting to the RMC Director of Operations.  The PM provides guidance, counsel, and direction to each parish and school on progress and each grouping implementation plan


  • Leads and implements a grouping consolidation plan of two or more parishes, providing strategic direction, advice, and oversight. Working with the Pastor and other local leadership the PM will:
    • Proactively and patiently work through key issues, problems and opportunities to leverage stronger Parish operating performance;
    • Provide strategic administrative support, project management oversight and consultation by facilitating grouping progress reports, financial plans, human resource plans, and facilities plans and making recommendations as necessary;
    • Diagnose root causes of Parish operational and financial challenges;
    • Prioritize opportunities for improvement in the areas of HR, finance, facilities, and general project management;
    • Assist subject matter experts in evaluating operations against Archdiocesan best practices; 
    • Identify grouping project issues and challenges that need senior management attention
  • Work closely with fellow RMC Team members to successfully implement grouping project plans and provide feedback for use in Parish strategic planning.
  • Work with senior leadership and RMC team members to implement system wide strategies, action plans, and goals focusing on operations, finance and administration.
  • Ensure strong communications and understanding between the Pastoral Center, the local bishop, vicariate leaders, pastors and parish leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate Degree in business management, project management, or similar field, or equivalent professional experience. MBA or relevant graduate degree a plus
  • 5+ years business or not-for-profit management experience leading successful teams in an improvement environment. Church management experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of principles of project management and consolidations, financial management, and personnel management. 
  • Strong personal and professional skills, including
    • Leadership--comfort assuming an advisory role with bishops, pastors and parish leaders.
    • Interpersonal-- including an ability to work in parishes that are ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse.
    • Planning and organization--ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficient Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project.
    • Proficiency in Spanish, oral and written, a plus.
  • Demonstrable understanding, respect and support of the Catholic Church’s teachings, mission and values.
  • Access to personal transportation that will permit travel to Archdiocesan facilities throughout Cook and Lake Counties.

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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