Archdiocese of Chicago

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

Posted 10/14/2020

Job Title:

Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS) Administrative Assistant


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:                                                      

The Administrative Assistant for the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity assists the Director in the management of the office.  Handles details of a confidential nature.  Performs administrative and secretarial services.  Requires broad knowledge of department operations and procedures, and a high level of experience, discretion and technical skill.  Operates with great latitude for independent judgment and initiative. Available as a resource for the administrative pool, as directed by the Coordinator of Administrative Support for the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.



  • Oversees the budget process for office.
  • Handles bookkeeping functions of office, including entering donations and accounts receivable in software program, processing deposits and check requests, generating thank you letters to donors and compiling reports.
  • Assists in the planning and prepares initial draft of Director’s budget.
  • Handles office’s special accounts.
  • Reviews office’s monthly financial statements with Director.


  • Reviews incoming information; identifies and communicates key points to Director.
  • Answers telephone and provides information; takes and relays messages.
  • Receives, sorts and prioritizes daily mail.
  • Composes letters and memoranda from verbal direction from or knowledge of Archdiocese and departments.
  • Prepares agenda and materials, and records minutes for office meetings.
  • Prepares reminders concerning department activities.
  • Assists in preparing for meetings and workshops.
  • Maintains and archives office files.
  • Knows the structure and who within the structure can respond to specific needs.
  • Provides guidance in the resolution of routine problems.
  • Sets up and maintains files and records which may contain confidential information.
  • Coordinates special projects.
  • Assist in scheduling Director’s appointments; makes travel arrangements as required.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Director or Coordinator of Administrative Support for Parish Vitality and Mission.


  • Education Required: Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree or certification in administrative support field or similar field.
  • 1-3 years’ administrative experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor a must.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work effectively as team player and independently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals and teams at all levels of Archdiocese.
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • High level of discretion and sound judgment.
  • Must demonstrate understanding, respect, and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values. Knowledge and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching highly preferred.

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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