Congregational Coordinator, Missionary Sisters of Service


The Organisation

Emerging Futures Collaborative Limited (EFCL) is an innovative new initiative established by a collaborative of Catholic Religious Congregations in Australia to address an emerging need in Australian religious life for transition and support services. EFCL is led by a small core team of experienced staff who are designing, building and operating this new innovative service as it grows.

The Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS Sisters) has partnered with EFCL to provide support services, and we are seeking to appoint a Congregational Coordinator to ensure the MSS Sisters, individually and collectively, is supported to continue to live their religious life and mission and to assure their wellbeing. The MSS Sisters comprises 24 sisters living in living in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia.

The Role

This new role has been created to ensure the MSS Sisters, individually and collectively, is supported to continue to live their religious life and mission and to assure their wellbeing. The Congregational Coordinator will be responsible for providing practical support and pastoral care, esuring appropriate services and resources delivered by others are in place and monitored, and reporting matters to the appropriate MSS Sisters contact person and/or EFCL management as appropriate.

This role is being designed and developed through a ‘learning by doing’ approach where each step is lived into, new learnings and insights emerge, with the model and the role evolving and adapting over time. The capacity to plan, implement and execute will be key in addressing the initial priorities of the MSS Sisters, whilst gaining a clear understanding and appreciation of the congregation and its members. You will establish key relationships, assess the current situation and work with the EFCL team and third-party service providers to plan and execute to meet service agreement requirements.

This role is a permanent, full-time position and will be based in Melbourne. It is envisaged the Congregational Coordinator will combine working from home and from meeting space locations in Melbourne as required from time to time. The role will require some travelling interstate.

Key Requirements

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has the following:

  • Experience in one or more of these areas: pastoral care, community care; social services; education, health, aged care, and allied services
  • Highly developed relational and pastotral skills
  • Ability to work effectively across locations (often remotely) with a range of stakeholders
  • Highly developed relational skills with a demonstrated ability to create effective, appropriate and respectful relationships across a range of stakeholders
  • Appreciation for the history, life, mission and ethos of the Missionary Sisters of Service
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and a commitment to ongoing professional development

To enquire further about this role and to obtain a copy of the Position Description please contact Anthony Spata at REACH Human Resources on 0402 210 055 or

Application Process

Applications should include a Cover Letter and Resume. Your Cover Letter must include how your skills, knowledge, experience and personal attributes align with the Key Requirements of the role (as outlined above).

Applications close 20 October 2021.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and Working With Children Check.

Only candidates with the right to work permanently in Australia may apply for this position.

Application closing date: 20 October, 2021 Contact person Anthony Spata Apply Now