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Opportunities at Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago



Posted 2/11/2014

Job Title:

Parish Office Manager


Full time


St. Mary of the Woods
7033 N. Moselle Ave.
Chicago, IL


Supports the Church’s spiritual and pastoral mission. Nurtures welcoming and hospitable atmosphere for parish office activities. Performs as a spiritual and administrative leader in the parish. Models commitment by personal adherence to and compliance with policies and procedures and by personal adherence to Catholic Doctrine and principles of morality. Manage and maintain parish records as required by best practices guidelines. Direct and manage mass intentions and documentation including stipend accounting. Manage the parishioner-facing operations and interfaces of the parish office in support of and with the approval of the Pastor.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or equivalent experience. 5 years administrative management experience with direct reports. Prior success as an office manager or equivalent in a large Catholic Parish or other similar organization. Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Archdiocese and Catholic Church;be in full communion with the Church. Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations and interpersonal skills. Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the general public. Must be a self-starter; well organized; perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; punctuality is a must at all times; ability to travel locally as required; weekend and overtime work may be required. Proficiency in computer technology to include word-processing, spreadsheets and power point, parish database systems. Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance. Ability to successfully pass a background checks as required by Archdiocese personnel policy.

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