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Mission Coordinator - Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW

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The Organisation

The Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, a Catholic women’s religious congregation founded in 1888, are engaged in different roles in education facilities and parishes, spirituality and retreat centres, adult education and faith formation ministries, advocacy and social justice groups and agencies, and in neighbouring developing countries such as Papua New Guinea. Over the 130 years since the foundation of the Parramatta Congregation, the Sisters have continued to respond to the changing needs of the local and global population. The Sisters work with practical application of the Mercy values that underpin all that takes place – mercy, justice, human dignity, service and option for the poor.

The Role

The role of Mission Coordinator is critical in the life and mission of the Congregation. Your responsibility will be to facilitate the animation of the spirit of the Mercy mission, traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta. Inspired by the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, you will bring to life the mission of the Sisters and bring it to others who work in the schools, sprituality centres, aged care facilities and other works of the Sisters so that it can be lived by others in the Mercy family. Opportunites to engage and encourage others in the story are usually in the form of workshops and programs, publications, reflections and spirituality days and staff gatherings.

This role is about continuing the Mercy mission so that all who are associated with the work of the Mercy Sisters may stay connected with the story and values that underpin all that takes place, enabling the story and the mission to remain alive, vibrant and relevant into the future.

This position is a part time role working 3 days per week and based at Parramatta. Regular travel will be required, so a current driver’s licence is essential. Use of a company provided motor vehicle is available during office hours. An attractive salary is also on offer.

Key Requirements

The Mission Coordinator will ideally possess the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Strong commitment to the philosophy, mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy, and a capacity to bring a contemporary vision to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy to staff associated in Mercy works
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications including education, community sector, social science, or theology
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, stakeholder management and collaborative skills
  • Sound knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching principles
  • Proven computer proficiency skills
  • Spirituality and/or Religious Education experience
  • Experience working within a leadership role within a Catholic context
  • Experience working in formation with staff

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Anthony Spata at REACH Human Resources on 0402 210 055.

Application Process

Applications must include a Cover Letter (addressing how your knowledge, experience, qualifications and attributes align with the above Key Requirements) and Resume to be sent to Anthony Spata at [email protected]

Applications close 27 October 2019.

Preferred candidates will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check prior to commencement in the role.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.


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