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Posted 7/8/2020

Job Title:

Business Manager - Parish Turnaround


Parish Turnaround


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


Part 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 Parish Business Manager is a professional administrator who reports to the Pastor and functionally to the Director of Vicariate Operations. This Business Manager assists the Pastor with the stewardship to the financial and human resources of the Parish, in accordance with Archdiocesan policies and guidelines.





  • Prepares, evaluates, and communicates the Parish (church & school) budgets, annual reports, profit & loss, balance sheet, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger.
  • Develops monthly variance reports and forecasts. Reviews all reports with the Pastor and Principal (as applicable).
  • Ensures proper internal controls are in place and followed.
  • Serves as Parish representative to banks, manages accounts, and identifies and resolves discrepancies.
  • May perform bookkeeping functions including but not limited to payables and receivables and all other Parish (church and school) revenue and expenses.
  • Oversees purchasing, contract negotiations and vendor relationships.
  • Acts as the staff liaison to Parish Finance Council; supports School Board as applicable and necessary.
  • Coordinates capital campaign pledges and collections, fund raising events, pledge drives, Parish offertory collections and stewardship.
  • Utilizes Archdiocesan best practices.
  • Confirms that all federal, state and local taxes are paid in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.


B. SCHOOL SUPPORT (if applicable)

  • Supports principal in developing assumptions for the annual budget.
  • Reforecasts school finances each fall after enrollment season.
  • Supports and assists the Principal and Pastor in all school financial management matters.
    • Tuition setting process
    • Tuition collection process
    • Financial aid process
    • Expense tracking and management
    • Serves as a member of the School Financial Aid committee.


  • Implements Archdiocesan Human Resources policies; develops Parish specific job descriptions and manages Open Enrollment.
  • Manages payment of salaries and benefits.
  • Oversees the management of the Parish office (as applicable).



  • Directs/oversees preparation of publication of relevant information presented on the Sunday Bulletin.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the Parish census and database.
  • Maintains Information Technology including but not limited to computers, internet, telephone, copiers, etc.
  • Oversees the management of Parish operational and financial records.




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.



  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum two years in an Accounting or Finance role within a Parish or business entity.
  • Demonstrate understanding, respect and support of the Catholic Church teaching, mission and values.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Experience in Human Resources practices, including people leadership, interviewing and selection, policy application, and employment practices laws.
  • Strong proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written communications, interpersonal, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in team environment and has a “Service Mindset” when working with others.
  • Able to identify opportunities for improvement, evaluate issues and situations and propose and implement recommendations/solutions.
  • Can be entrusted with highly confidential information
  • Strong drive to achieve results.
  • Able to travel to other Archdiocesan locations.

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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