We’re Hiring! We’re Looking for our Next Redeemer Ministry Corps Director

October 25, 2021

Director of Redeemer Ministry Corps Program

 

Position Summary     The Director works in collaboration with the Sisters of the Redeemer, staff members, partners in mission, and volunteers and is responsible for promoting the effective, professional, and appropriate operation of the Redeemer Ministry Corps Program, ensuring its volunteers actualize the Program’s mission. Additionally, the Director is responsible for co-creating and offering engaging programming that builds awareness and understanding of Blessed Alphonse Maria Eppinger’s Charism and Redeemer Spirituality in an effort to develop and foster meaningful relationships and connections.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Recruitment

  • publicizes Redeemer Ministry Corp (RMC) as a viable long-term volunteer opportunity
  • promotes RMC through visits to appropriate venues [parishes, colleges/universities, interested groups]
  • responds to inquiries regarding RMC
  • provides applications as requested and assists applicants through the process
  • creates partnerships to advertise and recruit for RMC volunteers
  • interviews prospective candidates
  • maintains the RMC website (using a content management system) and social media accounts

 

Retreats and Special Events

  • plans orientation program for incoming volunteers
  • provides opportunities for spiritual direction and spiritual enrichment
  • designs and facilitates mid-year and end-of-year volunteer retreats
  • coordinates missioning mass and closing mass and receptions
  • coordinates alternative spring break service trips for college groups

 

Placement

  • investigates potential volunteer placements within the Sisters’ ministries as well as within Redeemer Health
  • coordinates placement with volunteer and supervisors
  • orients, communicates with, and gathers evaluations from supervisors

 

Program Oversight

  • conducts regular correspondence with site supervisors
  • maintains frequent communication with current RMCs, including monthly meetings
  • creates gatherings/events and corresponds with RMC alumni as appropriate
  • participates in GPAD (Greater Philadelphia Area Volunteer Directors) and helps plan and facilitate inter-community gatherings for volunteers
  • is an active member in Catholic Volunteer Network—taking advantage of available resources and information sharing
  • plans and coordinates three RMC days per year

 

Administration

  • assures health insurance and travel arrangements for RMC volunteers are in place
  • contributes to RMCs annual budgeting process; maintains the program budget
  • develops and regularly reviews policies, handbook, application, evaluation materials, etc.,
  • prepares updates for Province Leadership as needed

 

Youth and Young Adult Outreach

  • explore additional ways to connect young adults with Blessed Alphonse Maria’s Charism, Redeemer Spirituality, and the Sisters of the Redeemer and their ministries, including:
    • retreat opportunities
    • service projects
    • events
    • outreach to colleges and high schools
    • other, in collaboration with Sisters of the Redeemer programs
  • develop, recruit, and lead young adult advisory group, which will provide insight and strategy on programming priorities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • bachelor’s degree, preferably in human services, volunteer administration, theology, pastoral ministry, or a related field
  • prior experience as a long-term or short-term volunteer integrates faith in action in daily life
  • ability to work some weekends and travel domestically for program recruitment

 

SKILLS

  • demonstrable leadership
  • mature interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated abilities in planning and organization
  • detail-oriented and efficient, demonstrating strong time management skills
  • effective verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work as a team member and to interact well with diverse individuals and groups
  • flexibility and creativity
  • networking and relationship building
  • computer literacy

 

ABOUT THE REDEEMER MINISTRY CORPS

 

Founded in 1982, Redeemer Ministry Corps is a long-term volunteer program serving the Greater Philadelphia area. Volunteers live in community with one another or with the Sisters of the Redeemer. Volunteers are placed throughout the Sisters’ various ministries as well as Redeemer Health, striving to bring a caring, comforting, and healing presence to vulnerable populations.

 

ABOUT THE SISTERS OF THE REDEEMER

 

The Sisters of the Redeemer are women of faith, called by the Spirit of God to be a healing, hope-filled presence to those in need, particularly poor, sick, and vulnerable persons. Our mission, rooted in the works of mercy, is to impart the healing and compassionate love of Jesus the Redeemer to those we meet. An international Congregation, there are Sisters of the Redeemer living and serving in Germany and Tanzania. In the U.S., our ministries are diverse, representing our Sisters’ God-given gifts and talents. We minister in the areas of pastoral care, education, art, community farming and care for creation, and faith development. We are the Founders of Redeemer Health, which was formed from many of the innovative programs and facilities created by the Sisters, including Holy Redeemer Hospital. Sharing the redemptive love of Jesus is at the heart of all we are and do.

 

Those interested in applying for this position should email a cover letter and resume to sisters@holyredeemer.com