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Posted 1/8/2019

Job Title:

National Immigration Coordinator-Bilingual


Parish Vitality and Mission


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


Full time


Job Summary

Coordinate the development and implementation of the leadership formation program for Immigrant Social Ministry, or Pastoral Migratoria (PM), at the national level in up to nine pilot sites over a three-year period. Ensure high quality culturally-sensitive leadership formation and training to lay parish leaders at each pilot site of the PM National Pilot Initiative.  Provide ongoing support to Hispanic parishes and dioceses that have completed the initial PM formation and training process as lay parish leaders organize and respond to parish community needs, working in collaboration with the PM National Outreach Coordinator.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate the Pastoral Migratoria leadership formation process of reflection and dialogue with lay parish leaders at each pilot site of the PM National Pilot Initiative. Pastoral Migratoria is rooted in Aparecida, a methodology written by the Latin American Bishops.
  • Support the PM implementation process at the pilot sites by assisting in the development of a continuous formation program, working in collaboration with the PM National Outreach Coordinator and the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Identify formation topics and foster parish cluster efforts.
  • Develop and work closely with the local core team to identify volunteers for this ministry, engage the community, and adapt the PM program to local 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 utilizing a variety of instructional formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, PowerPoint and/or lectures.
  • Develop a Pastoral Migratoria Institute to introduce and train pastoral and lay parish leaders in Pastoral Migratoria’s content and methodology through both didactic and immersion experiences with the immigrant faith community.
  • Prepare reports, capture efforts and program outcomes, and inform the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS)-Immigration Ministry team 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.
  • Support the Immigration Ministry community resource development efforts to provide current and relevant resources for immigrants through parishes. Identify and collect information on local immigrant issues, working in collaboration with local collaborators.
  • Support management in data gathering for budgets and fundraising as requested.
  • Participate in the development of leading practices, long-range plans, service delivery model, diocese engagement, and other strategies and/or systems as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Divinity or related field
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years work experience in formation training preferably in a pastoral context.
  • Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values. Hiring preference may be given to candidates who are Catholic.
  • Familiarity with ministry, pastoral formation, and leadership development.
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as videoconferencing.
  • Excellent planning, program and organizational development skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to sudden changes/challenges
  • Willing to travel up to 75% of the time across the U.S. This position is based in Chicago, IL.

Preferred Job Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Divinity or related field.
  • Interpersonal communication, verbally and written, with a diverse range of people, including the proper handling of emotional situations.
  • Effectively using time and resources.
  • Comfort in cross-cultural situations.

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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