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Justice Resource Manager (2 positions), Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Location:

Silver Spring, Maryland

Description:

The justice team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas holds primary responsibility for providing opportunities for integration of all aspects of the work of Justice into personal practice, institutional practices and policies and multi-levels of advocacy. Resource Managers are located in a number of strategically appropriate locations throughout the Institute where they will be able to actively engage in partnerships and collaborations both within Mercy and external organizations with a shared purpose. Each Resource Manager provides valuable input to team strategy and direction while engaging, resourcing and inspiring “local” members of the Mercy family around the Critical Concerns.

Location: Remote - Northeast (possible locations: Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate local engagement in the priorities of the Justice team that are developed by Chapter priorities, local realities and Mercy Justice Team strategizing.
  • Coordinate regional Justice advocacy efforts inclusive of monitoring and tracking state legislative activity relevant to critical concerns.
  • Create and cultivate strong partnerships with local and regional advocacy programs to act on behalf of individuals and the organization.
  • Partner with members of the organization bring awareness to current issues and identify needs within the community.
  • Connects and uses partnerships with Mercy ministries and individual Mercy justice advocates to maximize efforts in spreading the messages of Mercy and building additional capacity for the future.
  • Share facilitation models for providing a voice for justice in communities and individuals so that all may direct service and systemic change on specific justice issues.
  • Integrates interculturality, anti-racism and lens of nonviolence priorities of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas into work.
  • Seek opportunities to deepen individual development with social analysis, theological reflection, and Mercy’s Critical Concerns.
  • Accomplishes other duties and activities as assigned or requested by supervisor

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Justice, Theology, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Human Services or related field. Experience of 6-8 years in related role(s)
  • 3 to 5 years related experience, and/or training preferred in justice ministry leadership.
    (Experience and education requirements may be satisfied with equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong background in organizing and outreach as well as ability to engage groups to listen and desire to embrace justice issues.
  • Formal training completed in racial justice, interculturality and/or nonviolence a plus.
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish-English) a plus

Americans With Disability Specification

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 the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle objects, stand (2 hours or more), walk, sit, speak hear, and see
  • The employee is not required to lift heavy objects/loads
  • Will need to be able to push or pull luggage and carry laptop
  • May be required when traveling to sit for more than 3 hours on plane or train

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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee sometimes will be in an office environment and will also attend meetings outside the office.

For questions or further inquiries, contact: Janelle Spratley, Regional Human Resources Generalist.

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Deadline for Submission

Feb 28, 2021

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