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Posted 4/27/2018

Job Title:

Pastoral Migratoria National Formation Coordinator


Parish Vitality and Mission


Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-1402


Full time


Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 344 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 217 elementary and secondary schools comprise the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees.

Basic Functions:

Coordinate the development and implementation of Immigrant Social Ministry, or Pastoral Migratoria (PM), at the national level by initiating nine pilot sites over a three year period, utilizing the principles of Renew My Church. Ensure high quality culturally-sensitive PM leadership formation and training to PM immigrant lay leaders. Provide ongoing support to parishes and dioceses that have completed the initial PM formation and training process as immigrant leaders organize and respond to parish community needs, working in collaboration with the PM National Outreach Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Facilitate the Pastoral Migratoria leadership formation process of reflection and dialogue (rooted in Aparecida*, a methodology written by the Latin American Bishops) in selected National Pilot Initiative sites with immigrant parish leaders.

2. Support the local PM implementation process, assisting in the development of a continuous formation program, working in collaboration with the PM National Outreach Coordinator and the PM Central Office**. Identify formation topics and foster parish cluster efforts.

3. Develop and work closely with the local core team to identify volunteers for this ministry, engage the community, and adapt the PM program to local needs. Maintain a professional and cooperative working relationship with all stakeholders.

4. Provide training, guidance and supervision to assigned staff. Utilize and update training manuals, guides and course materials to include relevant cultural concepts.

5. Communicate training information utilizing a variety of instructional formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, PowerPoint and/or lectures.

6. Develop a Pastoral Migratoria Institute to introduce and train pastoral and immigrant leaders in PM’s content and methodology through both didactic and immersion experiences with the immigrant faith community.

7. Prepare reports, capture efforts and program outcomes, and inform the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS)-Immigration Ministry team of opportunities and challenges.

8. Develop, implement and monitor appropriate program procedures for effective service delivery and within budget constraints. Define evaluation criteria, impact analysis and quality assurance/audit systems.

9. Support management in data gathering for budgets and fundraising as requested.

10. Participate in the development of leading practices, long-range plans, service delivery model, diocese engagement, and other strategies and/or systems as requested.

11. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Divinity or related field. Master’s preferred
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with strong written and oral communication skills
  • A minimum of 3-5 years work experience in formation training preferably in a pastoral context
  • Understanding of and familiarity with Catholic social teaching and the Church’s evangelization mission
  • Understanding of and familiarity with ministry, pastoral formation, and leadership development
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and legislation; committed to social justice and social action
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity and facility with mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as videoconferencing
  • Excellent planning, program and organizational development skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to sudden changes/challenges
  • Willing to travel up to 75% of the time across the U.S. This position is based in Chicago, IL.

*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 offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan.  In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.



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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