Assistant Director: Office of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation

Position Description: Assistant Director of the Office of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation, Atlantic-Midwest Province
Reports To: JPIC Director
Organization: School Sisters of Notre Dame Atlantic-Midwest Province, Inc.
Office Location: 6401 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Classification:  Part-Time/Exempt

The Organization:

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are members of an international congregation of women religious, which was founded in Bavaria in 1833. The first sisters arrived in North America in 1847. The School Sisters of Notre Dame, now living and ministering on five continents, have their Generalate in Rome, Italy. Their mission is to proclaim the Good News, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Urged by the love of Christ, we choose to express our mission through ministry directed toward education. For us, education means enabling persons to reach the fullness of their potential as individuals created in God’s image and assisting them to direct their gifts toward building the earth. Like our foundress, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, we educate with the conviction that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Thus, our ministry demands a Christian vision of what the human person is called to be and what the world is destined to become.

The Atlantic-Midwest Province is one of the ten units in the international congregation. School Sisters from this province minister in Canada, England, Italy, South Sudan and the United States, with administrative and health care centers in Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Waterdown, Ontario and Wilton, Connecticut.

Position Summary:

“Of particular concern in all our ministries is the establishment of a just society. We call ourselves to embody gospel values and to live the social teachings of the church. Working toward the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity, we contribute to positive systemic change in society.” (YAS GD 33).

The assistant director of the Office of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation works in collaboration with the JPIC director to promote the “just society,” as well as the SSND charism through education, advocacy and appropriate action on the part of the sisters, associates, staff, ministry colleagues and students with respect to current issues of justice, peace and integrity of creation.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the director in order to:

  • Design and provide JPIC resources, workshops, activities, and advocacy opportunities for members, associates, staff, and ministry colleagues of the AMSSND province;
  • Support designated JPIC committees of the province to advance JPIC commitments;
  • Represent the province on identified JPIC coalitions and collaborations across provinces;
  • Network and collaborate with other AM departments in order to advance our common mission; and
  • Administer the Gospel Fund.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong understanding of Catholic social teaching and tradition pertaining to justice, peace and integrity of creation
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to animate and inspire others to act for justice
  • Strong computer and internet skills; capacity to utilize social media
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 15% of time)

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: lklein@ssndba.org
Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.