BASIC FUNCTIONS As a member of a team, the Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship Coordinator advances the Archdiocesan plan for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship in the Archdiocese of Chicago with a particular focus on the Renew My Church initiative. Collaborates with Parish Vitality Coordinators (PVCs) and Lifelong Formation Coordinators (LFCs) in the vicariates and serves as a resource to parish transformation teams, evangelization commissions, parish councils, parish staffs, and other offices in their efforts to establish and enhance evangelization and missionary discipleship efforts for their communities. In addition, the Coordinator builds relationships in the Latino community and provides support for their evangelization efforts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works as a member of the Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship team to implement diocesan-wide initiatives, which could include special events, speaker series, and “soft evangelization” undertakings.
Assists other Archdiocesan offices with evangelization resources to help them look at their ministries through the lens of evangelization.
Coordinates the development and implementation of new Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship processes and resources.
In collaboration with the PVCs and LFCs, provides support and resources for the vicariate-specific evangelization plans.
Conducts and coordinates vicariate-level training and capability-building (e.g., through vicariate commissions and parish groupings) in English and in Spanish
Working with the PVCs and LFCs, helps to foster collaboration between parishes within the vicariate.
Serves as a consultant to parishes in fostering best practices for evangelization and missionary discipleship.
Helps parishes conduct vitality self-assessments with the lens of evangelization, coaching parishes and holding them accountable for their goals of mission vitality.
Follows up on parish evangelization goals and strategies as outlined in their individual parish plans to assess progress and provide support.
Links the resources of the Office of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship to parish needs.
Coordinate and implement the Office’s communications plan, particularly in Spanish – website content development, social media opportunities, e-newsletter, and radio show.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
Bachelor’s degree required
Bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish
3+ years of ministry experience, preferably at the parish level
Respect, understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values
Ability to facilitate and conduct open dialogue with groups
Strong decision-making skills and demonstrable good judgment
Excellent project management skills with proven ability to implement successful programs
Good listener with curiosity and openness to learn from others
Excellent communicator – written, verbal, and interpersonal, in both English and Spanish
Team player with conflict resolution skills
Organized, creative, and flexible
Ability to relate at multiple ecclesial levels: parish, deanery, vicariate, Archdiocesan and departmental
Microsoft Office skills, including working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint programs
Understanding and support for Catholic Church teaching, missions, and values. Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are Catholic
Participation in diocesan, national or local initiatives that focus on areas of parish excellence, pastoral leadership, evangelization, discipleship, etc. preferred
Participation in Parish Transformation as a parishioner, staff member, or facilitator preferred
Lay Ecclesial Ministry experience preferred
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter through the Frontline Education Website
The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest Catholic dioceses in the United States with 2.2 million Catholics. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates, 31 deaneries and 351 parishes. There are approximately 230 schools, and numerous ministries and programs serving the people of Cook and Lake Counties in Northeastern Illinois. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich.