Reporting to the Congregational Leader the Vocation Animator promotes the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto, outlining the history, mission and values, present structure and ministries with a view to promoting the life and ministry of the Sisters and inviting others to join with them as Consecrated Religious, Associates, and/or Volunteers.
- Become well versed in the history, spirituality mission and ministry of the Congregation;
- Work collaboratively with major departments of the Congregation such as Communications, Associates, Volunteers, Faith Connections and Ministry of Social Justice, Peace and Care of the Earth;
- Serve as Chair of a Vocation Animation committee to plan, implement, and evaluate promotion programs;
- Promote the Congregation in parishes, post-secondary institutes of education, and appropriate events to engage persons in the vision of the charism, spirituality, mission and ministries of the Congregation;
- Able to asses, with contacts their sense of call and how they can best use their gifts and desires to participate in the life and ministry of the Congregation.
- Identify and participate in planning and carrying out promotion events both internal and external to the Congregation;
- Collaborate with Directors of other Congregations to sponsor, create and participate in events, attending meetings as required;
- Prepare a detailed written report for the Congregational Leader quarterly, and other reports, both written and oral, as required;
- Prepare for ministry e.g. workshops, conferences, and professional development, and make arrangements for all participating in conferences and events;
- Maintain accurate and confidential files, keeping office and materials in an appropriate manner, while managing the ministry expenses and budget.
Qualifications and Personal Attributes
- Roman Catholic with a degree in a relevant field e.g. Religious Studies, Psychology, Theology, or Education. Courses in Spiritual Direction an asset.
- Ministry experience, including extensive knowledge of Catholic Social teaching, awareness of social justice issues, and sensitivity to the roles that laity and religious play in the Church.
- Familiarity with the charism and mission of the Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto, and/or an ability to enter into the spirituality and mission of the Congregation.
- A highly resourceful and collaborative leader, who is creative by nature, and is willing and able to work independently when required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate ideas and communicate effectively when in public.
- Strong technological capabilities, able to make best use of social media outlets.
- Superior planning, administrative and organizational skills.
- Sound judgement, flexible, exercises a common sense approach, while maintaining confidentiality and personal integrity.
- Self-aware, with a commitment to personal faith and spiritual growth.
The successful candidate must be able to work some evenings and weekends when required. A valid driver’s licence and access to an automobile would be considered an asset.
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