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Posted 12/19/2018

Job Title:

Immigration Ministry Coordinator-Bilingual


Parish Vitality and Mission


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


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

Basic Functions: 

Support the continued development and implementation of Pastoral Migratoria (PM), an immigrant-led ministry in Hispanic parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago, utilizing the principles of Renew My Church. Design and coordinate formation and leadership training for immigrant lay leaders of this ministry. Build and sustain partnerships and community engagement with local parishes, community organizations, civic and educational institutions, etc. to achieve the mission and goals of Pastoral Migratoria related to lay leadership and empowerment for service, justice and accompaniment actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Implement PM’s pastoral formation and leadership training activities in Hispanic parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Utilize a process of reflection and dialogue rooted in Aparecida*.
  2. Develop and support ongoing formation activities for PM lay leaders. Incorporate leading practices to maintain PM’s integrity as a Catholic faith-based ministry with a praxis of pastoral accompaniment.
  3. Support the design and implementation of PM’s pastoral service and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with internal and external partners.
  4. Develop and sustain relationships engaging partners and stakeholders in this ministry. Foster and coordinate collaborative program opportunities. Recruit new partners and collaborators.
  5. Work closely with PM Pastoral Companions to organize PM activities and engage the parish community. Be the primary contact as they implement the ministry at local parishes.
  6. Support education and advocacy strategies, activities, and resources for PM leaders to respond to parish community needs.
  7. Participate in the design and implementation of program evaluation. Facilitate the collection of data and feedback from PM leaders and partners towards continuous improvement.  
  8. Create and support the collection or development of PM communications content, calendaring, testimonials, and e-newsletters. Disseminate to stakeholders via social media.
  9. Develop and maintain a library of community information and resources for parishes, working in collaboration with partner organizations. Support a library for the PM National Pilot Initiative.
  10. Collaborate and support the PM National Pilot Initiative and Archdiocesan Polish Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry.
  11. Support fundraising and other efforts as requested.


  • Must demonstrate understanding, familiarity of, and support for, Catholic social teaching and the Church’s values and evangelization mission
  • Bachelor’s in theology, social science or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with excellent oral/written communication skills
  • 3-5 years work experience in pastoral formation training and coordinating partnerships, preferably in a pastoral or social ministry context
  • Understanding of and familiarity with ministry, pastoral formation, and leadership development
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and facilitate strong relationships with pastors, external partners and immigrants
  • Excellent planning, program and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), videoconferencing, and online training platforms
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to sudden changes/challenges

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

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

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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