Catholic School Planning Project Manager

Archdiocese of Detroit12 State StreetDetroit, MI 48226
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Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, via email, to
Resumes must be received on or before October 1, 2017.

Position Description

Responsible for the project management of the Strategic Planning Process for Archdiocesan Catholic Elementary Schools, to ensure all schools are a source and center for evangelization and discipleship at every level – for students, parents and staff.
NOTE: This is a three year, full time position.
  • Project management of strategic planning process for Catholic Elementary Schools.
  • Interview and facilitate focus groups and administer surveys of pastors, principals, parents and parishioners to incorporate stakeholder input into planning process, to create models of excellence.
  • Present Strategic Planning process to pastors of parishes with and without Catholic Elementary Schools, principals and parishioners to gain buy in and support.
  • Ensure that Strategic Plans are developed for every Parish based Catholic Elementary School to include guideposts and markers of Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, Finance & Governance, and Marketing & Advancement.
  • Provide training (for interpretation of data, facilitation of planning process), support and resources to assist contractual facilitators to work directly with Catholic Elementary Schools as each school develops a strategic plan.
  • Relate directly to the Director of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools and the Superintendent of Schools for resources and support of the strategic planning process.
  • Ensure that the strategic planning process is aligned with the vision for Catholic Schools as defined by the Office for Catholic Schools.
  • Provide regular communication and updates to the Catholic Schools Council and its Committees.
  • Other duties as identified by the Department Director


  • Master’s degree preferred in strategic planning, project management, education, or related field, and at least three years’ experience in Strategic Planning.
  • Experience with Catholic School administration at the regional level or above.
  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals
  • Strong collaboration and relational skills
  • Experience in parochial or non-profit environment a plus
  • Excellent public speaking, group facilitation, organizational, written & social media communications, and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to address conflict in a timely and professional manner.
  • Must have reliable transportation, and be willing to work and travel some nights and weekends.
  • Must be an active Catholic in good standing who embraces and transmits the teachings of the church on matters of faith and morals.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:104145