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We are currently hiring for a Program Director. This is a full-time position. 

JOB PURPOSE: The Program Director is responsible for all programmatic functions of Mercy Spirituality Center including creating, planning, marketing, and implementing of sponsored, hosted, and virtual events with special attention given to extending the reach of Mercy Spirituality Center. The services will be provided with a spirit of hospitality and compassion that embodies the charism of the Sisters of Mercy and in accordance with all Sisters of Mercy policies and procedures.

Sustained and inspired by their relationship with God and one another, the mission of the Sisters of Mercy is to respond with vision and compassion to the needs of people who are poor, sick, and uneducated.  This mission serves as a motivational force in the day-to-day activities of the employees of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and as we extend compassion and mercy to others, practice and encourage social justice, and strive to live mercifully.

• Creating, organizing, presenting and coordinating a variety of retreats, workshops, programs and services in consultation with our team and MSC staff with the expectation of growing our audience and engaging participants;
• Developing annual program calendar in collaboration with staff and volunteers;
• Manage marketing (including online and print materials) for programs and retreats to potential participants;
• Evaluate current marketing channels and explore new opportunities; • Networking and engaging in outreach activities to expand identified audiences;
• Supporting and facilitating the volunteer program committee
• Collaborating with Executive Director in supervision of volunteers in matters directly related to programs;
• Recruiting and contracting with adjunct Program Consultants, to provide retreats, programs and services;
• Participating in program development and presentations
• Managing the processing of program registrations, payments and invoicing in conjunction with program facilitators and administrative assistant.;
• Working with Executive Director to make programmatic decisions informed by the mission and the budget of MSC.
• Collaborating with the Executive Director and team in coordinating the daily operations of the center
• Other related duties and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Competencies and Experience
• Minimum of bachelor’s degree with at least three years of previous retreat/spiritual direction and administrative experience with current continuing education.
• Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience with marketing tools and channels. Preferred Qualifications
• Embrace the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy and the Mercy Spirituality Center.
• Ability to work evenings, weekend daytime in a flexible schedule
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Demonstrated previous experience in programs regarding spiritual and religious development, retreat ministry and/or spiritual direction.
• Creativity, flexibility, capacity to make independent decisions, within budgetary constraints, when circumstances warrant.
• Ability to network and interact with a broad base of individuals/organizations.
• Ability to work collaboratively in team setting with people throughout the MSC and the community.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, sit; speak; hear; use hands to handle objects. The employee may be required to occasionally bend, stoop, twist and/or lift and carry up to 20 lbs.,
• The employee will be required to operate office equipment such as computers, telephones and fax machines and work with manual filing systems.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedures, and manuals. Ability to speak effectively with other employees, members, and supervisors. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
▪ Work is performed in a modern office environment.
▪ Some overnight travel may be required. I have reviewed and understand the essential functions of this job description and am able to perform each function with/without (circle one) accommodation and in a safe manner and in accordance with established procedures.  I further acknowledge that this job description is a general description of the duties of this position and my supervisor may require changes in responsibilities from time to time.  I understand that my employment is at-will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will either by the facility or myself, and that such termination can be made with or without notice.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]