Director, Office for Peace and Justice – Archdiocese of Chicago

Department: Parish Life and Formation / Office for Peace and Justice Location: Cardinal Meyer Center

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

Hours: Full time

Description:

The Director leads the Office in representing the Archdiocese of Chicago on matters of Catholic Social Teaching on issues of hunger, poverty, violence, housing, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, death penalty, labor and workers’ rights, economic justice, restorative justice, education, faithful citizenship, religious freedom, international development and concerns, care for creation, rural life, disability justice, and access to healthcare. He/she will manage staff, programs and budget of the office.

In fulfilling this role, the Director works collaboratively with others within the Archdiocese (Offices of Respect Life, Immigrant Affairs and Education, Missions and Evangelization, Kolbe House, Stewardship & Development), Clergy and Laity, and others in the community and on a national level to promote policies and practices in conformity with Catholic Social Teaching.

The Director also works closely with Catholic Charities and with the Office for Interreligious and Ecumenical Affairs to maintain an awareness of, and collaborate with, interfaith and secular groups which have similar concerns.
Requirements:Masters degree in Theology, Public Policy, or related.

Minimum of three years experience in staff and budget management. Proven track record presenting Catholic Social Teaching. Demonstrated capacity to organize events and programs. Bilingual/bicultural preferred, English / Spanish, or Polish. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must demonstrate understanding, respect, and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values.

Anthony Suarez-Abraham,
Director, Office for Peace and Justice

Archdiocese of Chicago
3525 South Lake Park Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60653-1402

Tel: 312.534.5383
Fax: 312.534.3856

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