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Job Description Director of Mission Animation - Ireland Congregation of the Holy Spirit

The Role

Reporting to the Committee of Management, Spiritan Mission Animation – Ireland, The Director of Mission Animation - Ireland exercises a key operational role within Spiritan Mission Animation - Ireland.

The Director of Mission Animation - Ireland will be responsible for liaising and facilitating communication between the various services, and coordinating their mission engagement in Ireland.

The Director of Mission Animation - Ireland will facilitate the creation of new spaces for Spiritan Mission in Ireland, while also promoting the development of existing ones in keeping with the vision outlined by the Provincial Chapter.

On taking up the positon, the Director of Mission Animation - Ireland will:

  • Initiate a process of consultation with the various Spiritan services and works with the aim of developing a Strategic Plan for Spiritan Mission Animation - Ireland for a 3-5-year period;
  • On the basis of the consultation, develop a plan and submit it to the Committee of Management for approval; and
  • Begin establishing an office which is capable of administering Spiritan Mission Animation - Ireland and supporting the various services it offers.

On an ongoing basis, the Director of Mission Animation - Ireland will:

  • Run the Spiritan Mission Animation - Ireland office efficiently, ensuring best practice is followed in all aspects of the work;
  • Organise and support the development of strategic and operational activities in the area of mission engagement;
  • Support and administer related orientation and training programmes for staff in Spiritan initiatives;
  • Liaise with partners, including the Spiritan Safeguarding Office, to support Spiritan Mission engagement across the faith-based sector and those open to working with this sector; and
  • Coordinate and maintain effective relationships with a range of people within established Spiritan agencies and bodies (e.g. Spiritan Education Trust, KimmageDSC, SPIRASI) and with those in pastoral ministry.

 

Relationship with the Committee of Management

The Director of Mission Animation - Ireland will:

  • Maintain regular contact with the Chairperson of the Committee of Management;
  • Present a written report on operational matters to each Committee of Management meeting;
  • Attend each Committee of Management meeting for a period specified by the Chairperson to provide direct briefings on issues arising, and to engage with the Committee of Management on ideas and proposals that further the objectives of Spiritan Mission Animation - Ireland;
  • Draw up and submit to the Committee of Management an annual report detailing and evaluating all aspects of the work and the functioning of the office, including the initiatives taken and the challenges to be faced; and
  • Draw up and submit to the Committee of Management for approval an annual budget for the running of the office.

 

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