Pennsylvania or Maryland
The mission of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE) is the preservation and development of the core Catholic identity and mission of Mercy higher education in accord with the spirit, mission, and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
The Associate Director for Mission supports the Executive Director in living the CMHE mission, supporting the Mercy Higher Education Covenant, and strengthening the network among the Mercy colleges/universities in the United States. The Associate Director aids in building relationships across the network and works collaboratively with the executive director to engage cohort groups, develop mission resources, and build community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in supporting ongoing initiatives regarding the accountabilities delineated in the Mercy Higher Education Covenant between CMHE and its sponsored institutions.
- Build community and interact with CMHE cohort groups including mission officers, campus ministers, chief academic officers, chief diversity officers, etc.
- Participate in mission assessment, peer review processes and site visits (mission self-study, mid- point reviews, and biennial conversations).
- Create resources for board formation and mission integration.
- Contribute to the development and production of a CMHE newsletter, which will include mission components.
- Offer mission reflections at CMHE Board meetings and other presentations as necessary.
- Develop and implement mission integration and formation programs respecting current trends in mission integration and higher education.
- Provide onboarding support to new Mercy colleagues: mission officers, presidents, board members, etc.
- Maintain mission resources and update CMHE website on an ongoing basis.
- Serve, on occasion, as the CMHE delegate on presidential search committees.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Candidates for this position should fulfill the following requirements:
- Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Intellectual Tradition in higher education.
- Appreciation for the Mercy charism and a willingness to engage more deeply in Mercy.
- Terminal degree required (background in theology, spirituality, pastoral care or related discipline preferred).
- Substantial experience in Catholic higher education preferred.
- Strong technological skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom and other conferencing technology, and cloud-based software.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Remote position.
- Travel required particularly during the academic year.
- Occasional after hours and weekend work.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements
Able to push, pull, lift, or carry objects less than ten pounds. Perform moderately difficult motor skills such as operating computer keyboard. Frequently walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods.
Functions in a general office environment under normal conditions.
If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your resume to:
Julia Cavallo, Executive Director CMHE
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