July 14, 2020

Position: Head of Heritage and Spirituality Mercy International Association

Mercy International Association (MIA) is seeking to fill the position of Head of Heritage and Spirituality. The person holding this position is a member of the MIA Executive Team sharing leadership responsibilities for MIA, and taking specific responsibility for

  • Liturgical and prayer activities for MIA which foster a robust and relevant Mercy Spirituality.
  • The programmes delivered at and by MIA;
  • Heritage displays, heritage items and in particular MIA Archives;

The successful applicant will have a strong foundation in the Gospel as well as the spirit and legacy of Catherine McAuley. A valuing of diversity and inclusion, particularly through enthusiastic embrace of our multicultural and multilingual reality, will be expected.

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in adult education, programme development, delivery and review; liturgical leadership; and simultaneous management of a variety of projects.  Organization and communication skills are essential, and appreciation of the use of electronic media for communication will be an advantage.

Mercy International Association is a coming together of the groups of Sisters of Mercy from around the world to share their common heritage and strengthen the ministry of Mercy to which they are called.  MIA works with and supports their associates, colleagues and partners in ministry throughout the world who also share the heritage of Catherine McAuley and are inspired by her vision.  

The successful applicant will be offered a contract for a period of three years and is expected to commence in the position at Mercy International Centre, 64a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin D02 EH21, Ireland in mid-September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  This implies that she/he will be entitled to work in Ireland.

Anyone interested in this position is invited to contact Berneice Loch rsm, CEO of Mercy International Association to obtain further information and an application form.  At least two references will be required from people who are well regarded in the circles of Sisters of Mercy and/or their colleagues in ministry.

Note that the commitment of MIA to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults necessitates that the successful applicant must have a valid Working with Children check (or the equivalent in Ireland).

Applications close on 31 July 2020. 

Please address any enquiries and applications to

Sr Berneice Loch rsm
Chief Executive Officer
Mercy International Association

Phone:  +353 1 661 8061      
Email:  ceo@mercyinternational.ie

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