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Posted 5/21/2019

Job Title:

Director of School Planning for Renew My Church


Office of Catholic Schools


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


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 Director of School Planning for Renew My Church (“Director”) provides intensive support for Catholic schools as they transition through the Renew My Church (“RMC”) parish grouping process. Working in tandem with the OCS and RMC staff, the Director provides particular support for schools as they progress through potential structural and operational changes, with a particular focus on strategic planning to help school leadership teams adjust to and plan for their future.

By joining the archdiocese, you will be contributing to our vision of renewing our local Church and making disciples, building communities and inspiring witness  throughout the Chicagoland area.


  • Engages deeply with Catholic schools during the Discernment-Decision phase of the RMC parish grouping process. Works with the OCS and RMC staff to integrate and consider school-focused data and dynamics. Informs proposed and submitted scenarios as they relate to Catholic schools. Facilitates a structured planning process for schools that authentically engages school stakeholders in the RMC process.
  • Works intensively with Catholic schools entering the Operational Transitions phase of the RMC parish grouping process. Convenes and facilities a structured planning process for schools as they envision and construct their new realities.
  • Provides ongoing troubleshooting for school-related issues as needed. When warranted, engages the Superintendent and/or other OCS staff in RMC-related issues.
  • Works with the Director of Communications for RMC to ensure a consistent positive flow of communications between the RMC staff, OCS, school leaders, and school stakeholders.
  • Attends RMC staff meetings, OCS staff meetings, Principal Leadership Days, and other meetings and events as requested.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, or related field (Masters Preferred). Experience in strategic planning and professional facilitation.
  • Experience in education as an administrator, business manager, or similar field. Catholic school experience preferred.
  • Exceptional facilitation and inter-personal skills. Strong public speaking and written skills. Ability to problem solve and positively work through inter-personal conflict. Strong analytical skills. Capacity to manage multiple responsibilities and activities simultaneously; ability to form and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel throughout the geography of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
  • Must be a practicing Catholic. Possess integrity, diligence, prudence, vision, sensitivity to diverse communities.

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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