Coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
Congregation of Notre Dame – Visitation Province
The Congregation of Notre Dame is a vibrant, international religious community of sisters and lay associates, with a strong presence throughout Canada. The Canadian English-speaking sector of the CND (Visitation Province) wishes to hire a Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Coordinator.
This position reports directly to the liaison person(s) from the Visitation Province Leadership Team. The JPIC Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Visitation Province Leadership Team, the JPIC Core Committee, the Director of the CND Social Justice Network and the Office of Religious Communities for Integral Ecology (ORCIE).
Title: Coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
Reports to: Liaison Person(s) for the Visitation Province Leadership Team
- Support and serve as a resource to the Provincial Leadership Team, local communities and associates with regard to issues calling for justice.
- In collaboration with the provincial leadership team and the JPIC core Committee, coordinate actions for justice, peace and integrity of creation.
- Create educational opportunities, experiences, methods and processes for the sisters, associates and collaborators of Visitation Province.
- Collaborate with the CND Social Justice Network in the implementation of provincial and general chapter directives pertaining to justice.
- Collaborate with the Office of Religious Communities for Integral Ecology (ORCIE) and other like-minded organizations, such as CRC, KAIROS Canada, Development and Peace, in responding to issues on the global, national, regional and local levels.
- Assist in deepening CND commitment to the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching, to personal transformation and to Living in Right Relationship.
- Represent Visitation Province at local, regional and national conferences and gatherings related to social and ecological justice, in the public form, through social media, and by participating in relevant public events.
- Organize meetings of the Core Committee and ad hoc groups as required and ensure minutes are kept.
- Maintain an up-to-date virtual resource library on issues related to the Ministry.
- Develop an annual budget in consultation with the Province Leadership Team for the Ministry and monitor expenses on an ongoing basis.
- Prepare and present annual reports to the Province Leadership Team and the JPIC Core Committee on the development and process of the ministry as it evolves.
Skills and Qualifications:
- A person with an openness to the spirit and charism of the CND.
- A person with familiarity and experience with ecumenical and interfaith groups.
- A person with a broad justice/ecological/peace-making/non-violent stance and a passion for social and ecological justice.
- Knowledge of national and international justice, peace and integrity of creation issues.
- Good listening and people skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as IT and social media skills.
- Collaborative skills, and the ability to build professional relationships based on trust.
- Appreciation for contemplative practices and approaches to justice issues.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills. The ideal candidate is a self-starter.
- A desire for ongoing education and the ability to keep abreast of critical issues in the area of social and ecological justice.
- Post-secondary education with a preference for a university degree in Theology, related studies, or the equivalent.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft 365
- Social Media Platforms
- Video Conferencing Platforms
- Normal working week of 37.5 hours
- Position will require so travel and flexibility with respect to work schedules. (Some weekend and evening work)
- Living within Eastern or Atlantic time zones in order to be in close proximity with the majority of CND collaborators.
- Annual job performance review.
- Three- year term contract (renewable) with a probationary period of 6 months.
- Annual salary in the range of $70-80,000 depending on qualifications and experience plus a benefits package.
- Email a formal letter of application addressed to Visitation Province Center Attention: JPIC Liaisons. In the letter, describe your interest in the position, and how and why this is the right position for you. Also describe your key skills and background that directly relate to the tasks and qualifications required for this position.
- Provide your resume, your portfolio, and three (3) references.
- Provide a 2-page commentary on your understanding of the role of a Catholic Religious Community of women like Visitation Province of the Congregation of Notre Dame in promoting justice, peace and integrity of creation.
- Please submit all of the above by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 8, 2022. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by December 15, 2022.