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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $55,000-$70,000
  • Organization Type: Religion

Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Province of Mid North America

LOCATION: OFFICE OF MISSION EFFECTIVENESS, Province of Mid-North America, St. Louis, MO

JOB TITLE:  MISSION FORMATION COORDINATOR, OFFICE OF MISSION EFFECTIVENESS

QUOTE FROM ST. MARY EUPHRASIA:

“Have a high esteem of your calling. If you keep faithfully to the mission God has entrusted to you, if you love it sincerely, you will be able to do much good.”

“You have a sacred, precious jewel confided to you. It is our [mission] you carry in your arms, in your person. Show it to the world, to everyone, in all its beauty.”

Classification:                        Exempt

Status:                                    Full-Time

Pay Range:                            $55,000-$70,000

Primary Schedule:                Hybrid, Travel Required

POSITION SUMMARY

The Office of Mission Effectiveness for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd is looking for a passionate, thoughtful, creative, and self-motivated person to be the Mission Formation Coordinator. The Mission Formation Coordinator is responsible for creating, developing and presenting programs/projects that support the mission of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Province of Mid-North America (the Good Shepherd Sisters). He/she will also manage information, office needs, and carry out tasks that support the general needs of the Office of Mission Effectiveness and in support of the mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters.

This position is in direct support of staff and sisters in the Province of Mid-North America at the sponsored ministries and affiliates. The position requires travel to the sponsored ministries and affiliates and to other events. Please see the website for more information about ministries: https://sistersofthegoodshepherd.com/ministries. The position is hybrid. The position has an office at the Province Office in St. Louis, MO. He/she reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of the Office of Mission Effectiveness.

The Office of Mission Effectiveness is dedicated to the formation of all Partners in Mission in the Good Shepherd founding stories and history, mission, and core values.

We educate and inspire Partners in Mission to live and work in a way that is consistent with the core values and the legacy left by St. Mary Euphrasia and St. John Eudes.

We provide opportunities for Partners in Mission to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within their ministries, across ministries, across provinces, and in the global community of Good Shepherd.

ORGANIZATIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports the mission, vision and philosophy of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America (PMNA) as demonstrated by the active implementation of the four core values (see below):

•         Demonstrates the core value of individual worth by listening and speaking in a respectful manner to others present in the worksite (e.g., sisters, employees, visitors, tradespersons) by maintaining confidentiality, acting with discretion, acting in a professional manner and supporting diversity and multi-cultural factors in the worksite.

•         Demonstrates the core value of mercy by active listening, accepting direction and forgiving the mistakes and shortcomings of others in the worksite.

•         Demonstrates the core value of reconciliation by approaching others in a manner that promotes harmony and cooperation, responding affirmatively to training and disciplinary actions in order to improve performance and better serve, seeking out others with whom there is conflict to resolve issues by applying effective problem solving skills.

•         Demonstrates the core value of zeal by putting first the needs of those one serves when at work, e.g., cooperation with scheduling, willingness to take on projects, initiative in improving the worksite.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.      Design new curriculum related to the mission, values, history, and charism;

2.      Assess current mission effectiveness programs at sponsored ministries and affiliates;

3.      Create standards, guidelines, and recommendations related to mission and values for sponsored ministries and affiliates;

4.      Present and facilitate mission and values curriculum, both currently existing programs and future programs, to groups of 10-80 persons;

5.      Set agendas for meetings and formation sessions;

6.      Utilize different adult learning techniques;

7.      Develop and maintain relationships with the sponsored ministries, affiliates and sisters in the province with regular communication;

8.      Provide follow-up, written and verbal, to sponsored ministries and affiliates after presentations are finished;

9.      Collaborate to write, present, and facilitate monthly Zoom reflections;

10.  Participate in appropriate professional and spiritual development programs;

11.  Exhibit sound stewardship by effectively managing financial and information resources;

12.  Develop and manage various resources (paper, digital, web-based, audio) related to GS values, history, etc.;

13.  Grow in knowledge of the Good Shepherd Sisters’ founding stories, mission, values, and charism through reading, videos, reflections, and relationships;

14.  Work collaboratively with the Director on various projects related to mission formation as appropriate;

15.  Contribute to office community and culture by attending staff meetings, teambuilding events, and other events;

16.  Participate in province, interprovince, and congregational meetings as necessary;

17.  Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

•         Sound judgment;

•         Able to travel across the United States, Canada, France, and to other locations as required by relevant assignments.

•         Able to sit, stand and walk for periods of time

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

•         Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google and Zoom required;

•         Additional computer skills, for example Canva and operating an email listserv a plus;

•         Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills;

•         Leadership and team-building skills;

•         Strong ability in public speaking;

•         Strong ability to listen and reframe in the context of group discussion;

•         Ability to manage time in order for sessions to begin and end on time and to adapt timing when needed;

•         A self-starter who does not require extensive supervision;

•         Ability to design creative, engaging, and reflective mission and values curriculum;

•         Self-awareness and desire to grow emotionally and spiritually;

•         Ability to travel alone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Hazards are average;

Typical office environment, hybrid;

Travel and overnight hotel stays required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•         A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Work / Counseling, Organizational Development, Communications, Education, or other program of study directly related to the position responsibilities (i.e. spiritual direction); 5 or more years experience in lieu of degree will be considered;

•         Experience in group facilitation required;

•         Knowledge of methods such as Appreciative Inquiry, World Café, Open Space, etc. a plus;

•         Experience with social service agencies is a plus;

•         Experience and understanding of the Catholic faith and Catholic social teaching is a plus.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS

•  Must have valid and current driver’s license, and consent to Department of Motor Vehicle review of past driving record to establish that s/he is a safe driver;

The salary is commensurate with experience. Salary range is $55,000-$70,000 with health benefits, generous PTO, and 403(b) benefits.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@gspmna.org with Mission Formation Coordinator in the subject line.