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Posted 11/19/2021

Job Title:

National Community Building Specialist – National Pastoral Migratoria ®

Department:

Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity

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:

Support the development and implementation of Pastoral Migratoria at the national level in pilot diocesan sites under the guidance and support of the National Community Building Coordinator. Pastoral Migratoria ® (PM) is an immigrant leadership ministry of service, justice and accompaniment in parish communities.  Provide community resources for immigrants and support infrastructure and communication systems development for National Pastoral Migratoria (NPM) and the NPM network through social media, website and e-newsletters to reach and support all stakeholders (e.g. dioceses, pastors of Hispanic parishes, pastoral teams, lay parish leaders, community partners) as they organize and respond to parish community needs.
 

Responsibilities:  

  1. Develop an online library of community resources for immigrants on current issues that are customizable for local areas. Take a lead role in resource identification and content collection/maintenance to keep the resources current and relevant, working in collaboration with fellow NPM staff and local collaborators. Support the graphic design process.
  2. Utilize and maintain social media (e.g Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), website, video conferencing platforms (e.g. Zoom) and email marketing systems (e.g. MailChimp) to reach constituents and partners. Support the design process for these medium.
  3. Assist in the development and distribution of print and electronic collateral including brochures, e-newsletters (e.g. Inmigracion y su Parroquia (IySP)), annual report, etc.
  4. Assist in developing programming and communications strategies and a communication system with all pilot sites for NPM network building and resource sharing.
  5. Support relationship building and communication with pastors of Hispanic parishes, lay parish leaders, diocesan personnel, and community organizations for each pilot site. 
  6. Support the development of REDNPM as a tool for developing national strategies and a digital space and national community to respond to the needs of the immigrant community (e.g. education, advocacy).
  7. Support the development and the implementation of the NPM Institute to introduce PM to new dioceses and deepen/strengthen PM in existing dioceses. Utilize in-person and online formats as appropriate.
  8. Prepare reports on program outcomes. Assist in developing and tracking evaluation criteria and in impact analysis. Support data gathering for budgets and fundraising as requested.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

*The NPM Office is at the Archdiocese of Chicago.                                                                                                                

 

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing/PR, or a related field.
  2. Fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with strong written and oral communication skills
  3. A minimum of 3-5 years work experience in community building and communications/marketing preferably in a pastoral context; with a personal and/or professional history with immigrant communities
  4. Knowledge of immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action
  5. Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values. Hiring preference may be given to candidates who are Catholic.
  6. Strong skills with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as videoconferencing
  7. Demonstrable leadership, strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  8. Excellent planning, program and organizational development skills
  9. A goal-driven “self-starter” with the ability to multi-task, collaborate and adapt to sudden changes/challenges.
  10. Willing to travel as needed across the U.S. This position is based in Chicago, IL.

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.

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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