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

Posted 11/12/2021

Job Title:

Project and Communications Coordinator

Department:

Building the New Reality: Renew My Church

Location:

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

Hours:

Full time

Description:

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:                                                            
As a member of a team, the Evangelization Project and Communications Coordinator supports the Archdiocesan plan for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship in the Archdiocese of Chicago with a focus on the Renew My Church initiative.

 

The Coordinator will work with OEMD team members to organize and advance projects for the office. The Coordinator will work with the events team to plan workshops, special gatherings and other events. He or she will provide content for OEMD communications, as well as create, edit, and ensure proper distribution. The Coordinator will work with the Archdiocesan communication team to ensure all resources reflect the Archdiocesan standards.

 

Responsibilities
• Works with the OEMD team to advance the communication tools of the office by developing and implementing a social media process, planning and distributing two audience-specific monthly newsletters, writing copy, booking guests for the monthly radio show/podcast, and working with the communications team to update the website and other resources as needed.
• Works as a member of the OEMD team to help implement archdiocesan-wide initiatives for Renew My Church, which could include special events, speaker series, workshops, and “soft evangelization” undertakings.
• Coordinates special projects for the office, which in addition to events, could be resource development, working with vendors to coordinate training sessions for evangelization programs, and working with other offices to advance collaborative opportunities.
• Researches and coordinates the maintenance and expansion of OEMD resources and tools.
• In collaboration with other evangelization team members, provides support and resources for the vicariate-specific evangelization plans.
• In collaboration with other evangelization team members, helps provide resources and support to parishes.
• Responsible for completing multiple projects in a timely manner.
• Provides general administrative support to OEMD.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
• Data entry and maintenance of system for tracking royalty payments, copyrights, website and domain names.
•Reconcile online payments with Archdiocesan accounts.
• Maintain collection procedures (for program fees, parish payments, etc.) for accounts.

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 archchicago.org/careers. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Marketing
• Understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, missions, and values
• Professional Communications experience
• Excellent communicator – written, verbal, and interpersonal.
• Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, creative, and adaptive
• Excellent project coordination skills with proven ability to implement successful programs
• Good listener with curiosity and openness to learn from others
• Team player with conflict resolution skills
• Excellent computer skills including advanced competency with MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, website content management systems, and various social media platforms.

Preferred Experience
• Bilingual with fluency in both English and Spanish, preferred
• Ministry experience, preferably at the college or parish level 

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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