Central Region Coordinator

Archdiocese of Detroit12 State StreetDetroit, MI 48226
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Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, via email, to jobs@aod.org.
The cover letter should highlight the candidates experience working in the City of Detroit and the understanding of the diverse community.

Position Description

Facilitate Vicariate Pastoral Council meetings and provide help in the development and execution of strategic planning for Central Region parishes and schools.  Serve as a subject matter expert to provide guidance and training to parish leadership, laity, clergy, diocesan and pastoral staff.  Assist in the formation of Parish pastoral council and Leadership Teams. Assist in the implementation of Amazing Parish concepts and Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Letter Action Steps.
  • Regional coordinator for the Central Region parishes; facilitate vicariate and regional meetings.
  • Provide training, support and resources for the development of Leadership Teams in every parish Assist parishes with development and implementation of Thematic or SMART goals and other Amazing Parish concepts
  • In collaboration with other AOD offices, support and implement Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Letter Action Steps in Central Region parishes, schools and institutions
  • Research and propose new models for mission-centered pastoral planning for urban parishes.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Office for Black Catholic and Hispanic Catholic Ministries in support of innovative programs and ministries for Central Region parishes
  • Work in collaboration with the department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Schools (ECS), to encourage parish participation in Revive Detroit, Alpha, Christ Life, Called and Gifted, Hospitality, other formation programs
  • Foster supportive relationships between pastors, staff and pastoral leadership in the Central region with the various Central Service offices. Develop and strengthen relationships with all pastors and parish leadership within the region.
  • Facilitate the process of new clusters, mergers and parish closings, in response to strategic planning in the region.
  • Assist the Regional Moderator in facilitating and resolving disputes in parishes and various parties within the region 
  • Other duties as identified by the Office Director 


  • Master’s degree in strategic planning, non-profit leadership or related field, or three to five years of equivalent experience.
  • Must be a Catholic in good standing who embraces and transmits the teachings of the church on matters of faith and morals
  • Knowledgeable of Catholic Church and Catholic Social teaching;
  • Strong organizational, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to provide high level of customer service.
  • Ability to analyze multiple sources of information to determine best course of action
  • Demonstrated problem solving and strong negotiation abilities
  • Must have an understanding/knowledge of the city of Detroit, its diversity and changing demographics and the civic community.
  • Ability to travel to parishes throughout the metro Detroit area
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:104352