Archdiocese of Chicago

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Posted 6/30/2021

Job Title:

Local Senior Coordinator for Immigration


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:

Provide supervisory and program leadership support to the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS)-Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, at the local level. This includes the continued development and implementation of Immigrant Social Ministry (e.g. Pastoral Migratoria* (PM) and Polish Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry) in Archdiocese of Chicago parishes, as well as education to native-born congregations and advocacy.  Ensure each ministry is consistent with Renew My Church principles, and that Immigration Ministry’s mission and goals are achieved with optimal results. Support partnerships, fundraising and infrastructure development. Ensure the work of Local Immigration Ministry/PM are connected with National Pastoral Migratoria (NPM) and follow NPM standard processes. 


  1. Oversee programmatic strategies for Local Immigration Ministry while providing leadership, implementation, and supervisory support to related education, advocacy, empowerment and accompaniment activities. This includes Immigrant Social Ministry (i.e. PM and Polish Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry) in parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  2. Support the design of the programming at local, regional and national levels. Maintain the pastoral mission and integrity of programming and incorporate and uphold principles of Catholic social teaching and the praxis of pastoral accompaniment. Ensure the work of Local Immigration Ministry/PM are connected with NPM and follow NPM standard processes.
  3. Participate fully and actively in fundraising efforts supporting Local Immigration Ministry including fundraisers, appeals, and donor and grantor relationship building and outreach.
  4. Support partnerships and infrastructure development, fostering collaborative working relationships with pastors, parish leaders, community organizations, contributors, supporters, government officials, and other constituencies.
  5. Support supervision of local PM, Polish Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry, education efforts in native-born congregations and advocacy efforts, with the guidance of the National Senior Coordinator for Immigration.
  6. Support preparation and submittal of reports per grant agreements, and participate in the design, implementation and maintenance of a program evaluation and quality improvement system.
  7. Facilitate the collection and analysis of programming data to determine trends and areas of need with regards to resources, training and or other support.
  8. Represent Local Immigration Ministry on immigration matters in local and regional collaborative networks.
  9. Oversee and provide program and staff development support (e.g. guidance, mentoring, one-on-one support) to the Local Immigration Ministry team.
  10. Keep abreast of legislative developments concerning immigrants and immigration reform.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.








  • Master’s in Theology, Social Science or related field
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in pastoral care, social ministry, or Archdiocese of Chicago parishes
  • Must demonstrate understanding of and familiarity with Catholic social teaching and the Church’s evangelization mission
  • Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values. Hiring preference may be given to candidates who are Catholic.
  • Familiarity with ministry, pastoral formation, and leadership development
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action
  • Experience in program development and program evaluation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and facilitate strong relationships with pastors, external partners and immigrants
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), videoconferencing, and online training platforms

*Pastoral Migratoria is an immigrant social ministry for service and justice actions in parish communities. The ministry advances the integration of immigrants in society, while providing the opportunity to connect their faith and lives as immigrants in this country. It is grounded in the methodology of Aparecida, the 2007 document developed by the Latin American Bishops under Pope Francis’s leadership. 

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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