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Posted 6/4/2021

Job Title:

Director of Social-Emotional Learning


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 Social-Emotional Learning (“Director”) provides oversight, coordination, training, and support for the system-level strategies to address the social and emotional learning of students in the Catholic schools. The Director leverages the expertise of outside partners in these efforts, as warranted. The Director supports individual schools with specific social-emotional student issues, working in tandem with the school leadership, Regional Directors, and other relevant OCS personnel.

By joining the Archdiocese, you will be making an impact on people and communities throughout the Chicagoland area.



  •  Develops, promotes, and implements system-level strategies to support the social-emotional learning of students in the Archdiocese.
  •  Provides ongoing training and resources for principals, teachers, and other personnel in social-emotional learning.
  •  Builds partnerships with third-party organizations and agencies, as warranted, to support social-emotional efforts.
  •  Provides support and advice for schools to resolve individual social-emotional issues, working closely with the Regional Directors and other relevant OCS personnel.
  •  Works with the Director of Inclusive Education to drive the system-level vision for inclusion and differentiation of instruction.
  •  Contributes significantly to system-level strategies related to school climate and culture (working with other OCS personnel).
  •  Contributes significantly to the system-level strategy for crisis planning and emergency response in Catholic schools.
  •  Attends all required OCS-related meetings and events.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience as a counselor, child psychologist, social work, or related role. Experience in Catholic education preferred.
  • Superior knowledge of best practices in social-emotional learning. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to form, maintain, and leverage positive relationships with stakeholders and outside agencies; strong aptitude in information technologies.
  • Possess integrity, diligence, prudence, vision, sensitivity to diverse communities. Ability to understand and support the Catholic mission of the Archdiocese (practicing Catholic 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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