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Posted 8/16/2019

Job Title:

Building The New Reality (BTNR) Program Manager


Parish Vitality and Mission


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

With direction from the DPVM Leadership Team, the BTNR Program Manager works as part of the RMC Building New Reality team to ensure the successful execution of Renew My Church objectives and Archdiocesan, Vicariate and DPVM renewal priorities.  Working in close collaboration with the DPVM Directors/teams the BTNR Program Manager is responsible for supporting the research, design, and project management of priority pastoral initiatives related to the RMC Building the New Reality phase.

The Program Manager helps coordinate the work of the appropriate staff involved in Renew My Church pastoral strategy development work, tracks progress, communicates updates to all appropriate partners, helps resolve issues and ensures all relevant teams have access to adequate resources. 

The Program Manager maintains ongoing communications with the DPVM Leadership Team. They participate in weekly DPVM weekly team meetings and other necessary RMC Building the New Reality program meetings.  


  • *Serves as a coach for others on the team and is considered credible with an acknowledged expertise in their field and able to offer high value insights.
  • *Provides strategic, project management and planning assistance to all Renew My Church- Building New Reality Phase staff.
  • *Coordinates division of work, resources and planning for special projects supporting the Renew My Church- Building New Reality Phase.   
  • *Monitors and ensures the successful execution of special projects supporting the RMC Building New Reality Phase.
  • *Develops relationships with the Pastor Center teams, PVCs / LFCs, and RMC team, and works to ensure an effective flow of information and leveraging of ideas and resources.
  • *Maintains a focus on delivery and motivates others to reach goals,   
  •  *Ensures compliance with Archdiocesan policies, regulations and budget guidelines.
  •  *Increases skills and knowledge through continuing education, attending conferences and reading appropriate literature.
  • *May be given other assignments and projects consistent with the responsibility level of this position.

 *     Denotes essential functions of this position, in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least two years of experience in parish ministry and/ or relevant business organization
  • Proven track record of working effectively with others
  • Fully committed to the Catholic Church’s teachings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people from varied social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Culturally and politically astute; understands implicit and explicit decision making- processes.
  • Strong read of people and situations; able to ascertain needs and match resources
  • Comfortable acting as a catalyst and change agent for defining future strategies and goals.
  • Focuses on delivery and motivating others to reach ambitious goals. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Must be an excellent communicator; detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Must have excellent relationship building team building and influence skills.
  • Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values, and availability for overtime, evening or weekend work.
  • Must be able to travel to all Vicariate locations and parishes within the Archdiocese.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Divinity, Management or equivalent.
  • Two or more years of leadership experience.
  • Two or more years of leadership/management experience in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Working knowledge of communications strategies, social media techniques.
  • Conversational Spanish language skills.
  • Some lifting of and transporting boxed materials.

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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