The Australian Province of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (MSC Sisters) is a small organization comprising 21 Australian sisters, civilly incorporated in Australian but part of a wider network committed to a shared mission internationally. Up until the early 1990s, the MSC Sisters operated a number of institutional ministries in health and aged care and collaborated with others in education and pastoral ministries. Today MSC Sisters do not own or operate any institutions but a number of MSC Sisters remain engaged in pastoral care, spiritual accompaniment, parish support, education and working collaboratively with other organisations on issues and charitable programs that advance social justice. Other sisters are receiving home care packages or are in residential aged care, after a lifetime of active, public, charitable ministry. As a religious community, the MSC Sisters hold the care, safety and well-being of children and people at risk, including the homeless and refugees, as a central and fundamental responsibility of their commitment and mission. With the Sisters’ ageing, the commitment to continuing Mission has become a pressing need. Thus, two Board Directors are now required to join the Board, to bring new skills to ensure the continuance of the sisters’ mission in a viable and vibrant manner, providing for the well-being of the Sisters and the ongoing funding of a range of charitable community grants.
Two vacancies exist for suitably qualified individuals with a range of the following priority knowledge, skills and experience:
- Past experience on public, private or community Boards;
- Trusts/funds/investment/asset management experience;
- High level conceptual and strategic thinking skills; financial literacy, compliance with the ACNC;
- Ability to translate financial information into common language terms;
- An understanding of the NFP, human/community services sector (ideally);
- Ability to work collaboratively with other Directors while maintaining independent thought and preparedness to challenge others’ thinking;
- Governance education (e.g. AICD course)
As a faith-based organization candidates will require a deep understanding of, and a shared commitment to, articulating the MSC Sisters’ Mission, including their commitment to responding to social injustice.
Download an Information Pack by registering your details below, click on the submit button and wait for a link to appear to download the Pack. Contact Michael Holdway, Searchlight Group for more information on (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513. Closing date for this position is midnight August 16th 2021. Applications will be processed as they are received, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All third party and unsolicited CV’s will be referred to Searchlight Group.