Archdiocese of Chicago

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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 6/8/2022

Job Title:

Operations Director


Parish Operations




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.

Position Summary

The Operations Director (OD) provides strategic and operational support to the Pastor (and School Principal, as applicable) to ensure the stewardship of the human, financial, and physical resources of the Parish, in accordance with Archdiocesan policies and guidelines. The OD will have primary responsibility for finance, operations, facilities, human resources and project management with direct leadership of finance, administration and maintenance. 

Within the context of Renew My Church, the Operations Director will be responsible for working with the Pastor and the Renew My Church Operations Transition Team to unify operations of two or more parishes with emphasis on finance, facilities and human resources.


  • Financial Management
  • School Support
  • Buildings Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Communication/Information Technology
  • Project/Team Management
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Undergraduate Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline, or
  • equivalent professional experience.
  • Three years’ experience in Accounting, Finance, or related business practices.
  • Experience with a not-for-profit organization or in Church management is a plus.
  • Demonstrate understanding, respect and support of the Catholic Church teaching,
  • mission and values.
  • Demonstrable leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • initiative and a strong desire to achieve results. 
  • Experience in change management and merger integration is a strong plus. 
  • Experience and competence in: 1) Standard management software tools—Microsoft
  • Office Suite, QuickBooks; 2) Human Resources activities; 3) working in a team
  • leadership environment; and 4) continuous improvement processes 
  • Can be entrusted with highly confidential information 
  • Possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and can travel to other Archdiocesan locations
  • throughout Cook and Lake Counties via personal transportation.  
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (and Spanish/Polish, as applicable)

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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