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Laudato Si' Action Platform Coordinator for Mission Advancement

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Main Function:

This incumbent will facilitate the Congregation’s response to the Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP) through coordination and collaboration with Congregation members and partners in ministry. This coordination will involve convening a collaborative team of members to ensure a unified and productive response across the Congregation. This responsibility will be accomplished by serving as a resource on LSAP, facilitating formation and educational opportunities, inspiring Congregation members to respond, and deepening existing and development of new partnerships. The incumbent will ensure a comprehensive understanding of the impact of activities that will be implemented during the seven-year journey and success in moving toward integral ecology. Below are primary areas of focus:

  • Coordinate the Congregation’s LSAP response by serving as a central resource for sisters, staff, communities, ministries and areas on the development and implementation of responses to the seven platform goals. 
  • Facilitate education on Laudato Si' and integral ecology to support sisters in their journey to develop concrete actions to be better stewards of creation.
  • Ensure all members of the Congregation understand ways they can contribute to the Laudato Si' Action Platform through inspiring creative and local responses.
  • Ensure the Congregation has a cohesive understanding of its actions and impact in developing an integral ecology that facilitates right relationship with all creation.
  • Facilitate partnerships where necessary to share lessons learned and collaborate with others to advance integral ecology in all areas the sisters minister in the spirit of mission advancement.
  • Present quarterly reports to General Administration on Laudato Si' Action Platform progress and ensure Congregation reporting requirements are fulfilled with the LSAP Platform.

Essential Functions

Mission Advancement
  • Coordinate with sponsored ministries, outside organizations and within the broader Catholic Church on sharing best practices and impact.
  • Network with external organizations and individuals doing LSAP activities and projects that can build partnerships for greater impact.
  • Develop a workplan with the Holy Cross International Justice Office and the Congregation Justice Office to facilitate partnerships and sharing of best practices across the Congregations of Holy Cross.
  • Share outcomes of projects internally and externally, and seek, where beneficial to mission advancement, outside partnerships and funding to implement projects.
  • Collect and analyze data on impact of activities to develop a larger congregational impact that can be communicated and assessed including progress toward Corporate Stands.
  • Develop measurements to assess effectiveness of activities that respond to platform goals and further integral ecology.
  • Collaborate with other staff in the Development Office to secure external resources in support of Laudato Si' initiatives and Congregation development functions where needed.
Education and Formation
  • In collaboration with the Congregation Justice Office and the Holy Cross International Justice Office (HCIJO), develop workshop materials and facilitate workshops on Laudato Si' and best practices in care of creation and integral ecology.
  • Keep current with best practices in integral ecology facilitation.
  • In collaboration with Congregation Justice and HCIJO, develop publications that can be shared internally and externally on Laudato Si' and integral ecology.
  • Coordination with Communications, Liturgy and Justice offices to facilitate digital materials regarding Laudato Si' both internally and externally on the web and social media. Coordinate with Communications to create a dedicated web space to share progress on action platform for the benefit of sharing best practices.
  • Work with Area leadership to develop mutual collaboration in meeting LSAP/Area goals.
  • Conduct in-person workshops and facilitate virtual workshops for local areas.
  • Collaborate with sponsored ministries to assist in formation and integration of responses to Laudato Si'.
Resource on LSAP Planning
  • Serve as a central resource for individual sisters, communities, ministries and areas on how to plan and implement activities in line with Laudato Si' goals.
  • Maximize and create synergy with existing resources available through offices such as Congregation Justice and HCIJO.
  • Be available as needed to coordinate virtually and in-person with sisters, communities, ministries and areas in development and implementation of action platform responses.
  • Work with Congregation Justice Committee and other Congregation committees to give insights, feedback or information specific to areas or for more ample networking/collaboration.
Understanding Congregation Impact
  • Regularly report on activities connected to Laudato Si' and share lessons learned with others both within and outside the Congregation.
  • Develop Congregation dashboard tracking impact toward the seven platform goals.
  • Ensure progress on the action plan, and assist local communities, ministries and areas in reporting annually on their activities and progress toward action plans. Reports to be collected, assessed and followed up on to develop Congregation-wide understanding of activities.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with competence in social justice issues, Laudato Si' and Catholic Social Teaching. Master’s degree preferred. A demonstrated ability to research and do social analysis and write in a professional manner articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to public groups.


Minimum of three (3) years working with social justice issues, demonstrated familiarity with Laudato Si' and its Action Platform. Demonstrated project management skills required.


Normally is given scope of task to be completed and allowed to take necessary steps to achieve desired results upon supervisory approval. Failure to follow proper procedures could result in financial loss and/or reflect negatively on the Congregation.


Problems require some analysis of complicated data. Solutions may be attained by examining examples of past occurrences or similar situations in the same or other departments. Work that is standardized requires the ability to follow standardized procedures. Work that has no precedent requires creativity in developing new standards.

Personal Interaction

Work requires giving/getting information while maintaining a cooperative and harmonious atmosphere. Requires communication with those within and outside the organization. Significant collaboration and relationship building is required across the Congregation.

Work Environment

Comfortable work setting. Position will require international travel.

Equipment Utilization

Work requires practical knowledge of sophisticated office equipment including computer, scanner, fax and copier. Excellent web search skills are required. Must be familiar with the following software programs: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access, and have the capacity to learn new programs as necessary.

Hazards or Fatigue

Ordinary care and caution must be exercised while performing work activities. Occasional muscle fatigue, eyestrain, backache and headache may be present after prolonged activity.

Planning and Organizing

Works both on a day-to-day plan and a long-term project plan. Schedules routine tasks, taking into account any accumulated backlog. Anticipates daily workflow. Rearranges schedule for rush assignments or emergencies.

Directing and Instructing

Not required.

COVID-19 considerations:

All applicants are required to wear a mask, receive temperature screenings, and maintain social distance.

Other Acknowledgements:
Sisters of the Holy Cross, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. In order to protect the right to equal employment opportunity, this organization does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, creed, or qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities and duties performed on the job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the job-related duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.