Archdiocese of Chicago

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

Posted 8/7/2018

Job Title:

Manager of Immigration Ministry


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: Provide program leadership and supervisory support to the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity (OHDS)-Immigration Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, focusing on the Archdiocesan level. This includes the continued development and implementation of Immigrant Social Ministry in Archdiocese of Chicago parishes, as well as education to native-born congregations and advocacy initiatives. Ensure each ministry is consistent with the principles of Renew My Church, and that OHDS- Immigration Ministry’s mission and goals are achieved with optimal results. Manage partnerships, manage fundraising efforts and infrastructure development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversee all programmatic strategies for OHDS-Immigration Ministry’s efforts in the Archdiocese of Chicago, while also providing supervisory and leadership support to education, advocacy, empowerment and accompaniment activities at the Archdiocesan level. This includes the continued development and implementation of Immigrant Social Ministry in parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago, including parishes that do not currently have this ministry. Support the ongoing design and development of programming activities at the level and uphold principles of Catholic social teaching and the praxis of pastoral accompaniment.

  2. Support supervision of education efforts in native-born congregations.

  3. Support the preparation and submittal of reports per grant agreements, and participate in

    designing, implementing and maintaining a program evaluation and quality improvement system.

  4. Facilitate the collection and analysis of programming data to determine trends and areas of need

    with regards to resources, training and or other support.

  5. Represent OHDS-Immigration Ministry on immigration matters in local and regional collaborative


  6. Support partnerships, fundraising and infrastructure development, fostering collaborative working

    relationships with pastors, parish leaders, community organizations, contributors, supporters,

    government officials, and other constituencies.

  7. Oversee and provide program and staff development support (e.g. guidance, mentoring, one-on-

    one support) to the OHDS-Immigration Ministry team.

  8. Keep abreast of legislative developments concerning immigrants and immigration reform.

  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Office Director.




  • ▪  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


  • ▪  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 and pastoral formation.

  • ▪  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

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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