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Posted 8/5/2019

Job Title:

Program Coordinator for the Vicar for the Professional and Pastoral Development of Priests (VPPDP)


Office of the Vicar for the Professional and Pastoral Development of Priests (VPPDP)


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 Program Coordinator coordinates meetings, programs and events organized by the Office of the Vicar for the Professional and Pastoral Development of Priests (VPPDP). 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the VPPDP with departmental and Archdiocese of Chicago meetings, events and programs for priests, including but not limited to:
    • Priest Leadership Programs
    • Pastoral Leadership Circles
    • Pastor Leadership Seminars
    • Seminars for Newly Ordained Priests
    • Notre Dame Preaching Academy and School Pastor Programs
    • Priest Days
    • Chrism Mass
    • Tri-Annual Convocation 
  • Assist in the research, organization, development and continuous updating of the internal webpage for priests
  • Provide administrative oversight of the grant-funded, Spiritual Directors Program for priests
  • Support the VPPDP in constructing, monitoring, and revising departmental budgets and their corresponding reports
  • Support VPPDP with internal and external communication and his professional and departmental calendars
  • Maintain an efficient system for managing departmental information


  • 3+ years of experience in program and event management
  • Facility working with Microsoft Office suite of software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (required), plus Forms, Teams (preferred)
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail, especially in reviewing and producing communications to internal and external audiences
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interacts effectively and diplomatically with others at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Works proactively and gets tasks accomplished with very little supervision
  • Effective, problem solver
  • Can set priorities and handle multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Exercises good judgement while maintaining professionalism and flexibility
  • Handles sensitive information with discretion
  • Demonstrates understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values

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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