Director of Mission Integration

Location: Belmont, CA
Hours per Week: Full-time (37.5)
Salary: $86,898 to $102,234
Contact: Julie Shea – jshea@ewsndden.org

Position Summary

The Director(s) of Mission Integration plays a key leadership role within the Sponsorship Office, along with the Executive Director, by articulating and perpetuating the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur within the sponsored educational and health care ministries of the US East-West Province. 

Work Environment

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), founded by St. Julie Billiart in 1804, are a Catholic international religious congregation with Sisters ministering in seventeen countries on five continents.   The US East-West Sponsorship Office maintains connections with sponsored ministries within the Province. The Office structure includes an Executive Director, Directors of Mission Integration and a Program Manager.

The location of this position is centered in the Belmont, CA Province Office, but with flexibility provided there is access to video conferencing; must be willing to work within varying time zones (EST, PST)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

As determined by the Executive Director in collaboration with the Director of Mission Integration

  • Establish relationship with ministry partners through regular meetings and visits to ministry sites.
  • Assess the mission integration needs of the US East-West Province ministry partners
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to create and implement a strategic plan for mission integration and governance
  • Collaborate with ministry leaders and/or their designated Mission Integration contact, to advance mission integration efforts in each school and health care center
  • Create web-based learning modules for mission integration geared toward board development and formation; faculty/staff development and formation
  • Support Province Board retreat efforts
  • Initiate and facilitate mission-related opportunities across the Province ministries involving leadership or faculty or staff or students
  • Communicate with Mission Integration committees and/or efforts of ministries
  • Plan and facilitate formation programs for new ministry leaders and for new teacher/staff orientations
  • Provide Province staff orientation programs
  • Provide for on-going formation programs to administrators, staffs and Boards of Directors relative to Catholic identity and the charism, The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community and the current reality of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
  • Mentor ministry leaders relative to living the Notre Dame mission as expressed in The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Directors relative to future Province and cross-Province endeavors
  • Provide on-going networking opportunities for ministries to grow and learn the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, develop best practices, and grow in relationship with one another
  • Assess need for accessible, relevant materials to be used at all levels of education, staff development and board formation
  • Support curriculum development for a Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur sponsored school
  • Support the publication of office newsletter, and social media posts, and website updates
  • Serve as Board of Director/Trustee of ministry board(s) as ex-officio with voice as assigned by Executive Director
  • Must maintain highest level of integrity and confidentiality with information related to EW Province business
  • Respond to requests by Executive Director

Priorities and Responsibilities of Sponsorship Office

  • Strengthen, in the educational, health care and other ministries of the US East-West Province, the Catholic identity, the legacy of St. Julie Billiart and the educational values and principles essential to the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
  • Develop, organize, and implement on-going programming for SNDdeN ministry partners, assisting them in their leadership, spiritual and personal growth in their commitment to the values and charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
  • Provide for province staff orientation and on-going formation to the mission of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community
  • Support the understanding and growth of Catholic identity and the Notre Dame heritage and values of their institutions by providing education relative to mission integration, sponsorship, and governance
  • Commit to Catholic Social Teaching, especially in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, anti-racism, care of the earth/climate
  • As a team, develop expectations and accountability for mission effectiveness for SNDdeN sponsored ministry in US East-West Province

Education/Experience/Required Skills

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Education, Theology or Spirituality; Master’s preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferably in a Catholic setting
  • Experience with Not-for Profit Boards preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to work collaboratively
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Positive interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships
  • Cultural sensitivity with openness to adapt to multi-cultural and multi-ethnic situations
  • Ability to organize and implement large Province-wide events. Working knowledge of social media
  • Demonstrated computer skills necessary to fulfill responsibilities

Physical and Special Demands

  • Valid U.S. Driver License and ability for air travel (Real ID)
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to lift up to 30  Lbs. (office supplies, computer equipment)
  • Ability to sit at desk for extended periods of time

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of responsibilities, duties, and activities that are required of the employee for this job.  Responsibilities, duties, and activities may change.