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Posted 6/12/2018

Job Title:

Vitality Coordinator - Renew My Church


Renew My Church


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.

The Vitality Coordinator – Renew My Church is a senior position within the Archdiocese of Chicago supporting the work of Renew My Church “building a new reality” phase (Phase 5). As a RMC vitality coordinator, he/ she will support the pastoral vision of the Archbishop of Chicago (Department of Parish Vitality and Mission). She/ he will work with a number of assigned Phase 5 parishes in close collaboration with their ministerial staff supporting planning and the implementation of RMC initiatives.


  • Intense focus on assigned to Phase 5 parishes (likely 2-3 parishes)
  • Collaborates on ongoing basis with pastor and leadership team of assigned parishes in providing support, program management and pastoral planning.
  • Establishes relationships with deans, pastors and pastoral staffs through visitation of parishes to acquire knowledge of parish life
  • Participates in annual process for prioritizing needs and determining responsibilities for follow-up.
  • Orchestrates integrated and holistic support to parishes in their efforts to offer vibrant ministry to their people.
  • In collaboration with Life Long Formation Coordinator or Vicariate Parish Vitality Coordinator serves as a consultant to Phase 5 parishes in fostering mission vitality.
  • Helps parishes conduct vitality self-assessments and holds parishes accountable for mission vitality.
  • Meets regularly (weekly) with other vicariate Archdiocesan Coordinator of Parish Vitality for support, communications and collaborative effort.
  • Meets weekly with the Coordinator of Life Long Formation and the Vicariate PVC for support, division of work, etc.
  • Meets bi-weekly with the Director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission and other diocesan leaders to ensure ongoing communication and clear strategy.
  • * Participates in deanery and vicariate meetings when applicable to his/her assigned parishes.


Master’s Degree preferred

  • 3+ years with coordination experience at the parish level or project management level.
  • Experience in designing and delivering strategy for program delivery and innovation.
  • Team leadership experience preferred.
  • Must demonstrate understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, missions and values.
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministry experience preferred, such as Participation in Parish Transformation as a parishioner, staff member or facilitator, participation in a formation program offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago designed specifically for this role and/or participation in one of the national or local initiatives that focus on parish excellence, pastoral leadership, governance, etc. (e.g. Amazing Parish Conference, Parish Catalyst, Loyola’s IPS Parish based initiatives).
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Team Player with strong Conflict Resolution skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills, ability to conduct open dialogue.
  • Ability to relate at multiple ecclesial levels: parish, deanery, vicariate, Archdiocesan and departmental.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word and Power Point.
  • Strong decision-making ability and exercising good judgment.
  • Other skills as deemed necessary by local Vicar.
  • Bilingual English skills and fluent in written and spoken Spanish or Polish.

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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