|Role:||Faith and Justice Development Officer (DO)|
|Reporting to:||Education Delegate|
|Location:||Gardiner St Offices|
|Country:||Ireland with some international travel|
|Type of Contract:||Fixed Term|
Building on the strong foundation of the Development Education programme, this role aims to develop the ‘faith that does justice’ element of Jesuit education as it is lived in the five post primary and two primary schools in the network. Supporting staff and student formation programmes, this role will assist each school in strengthening their approach to and expression of the faith that does justice through development education, resourcing, in-service and accompaniment of teachers in the Jesuit schools network. As this is a joint venture between the Education and Justice sectors the DO will report on strategic and policy matters to both Delegates periodically.
- Build on the current DE programme in Jesuit secondary schools in Ireland, using Irish Jesuit Mission Office (IJMO) programmes, partners and projects as case studies where appropriate, and Ignatian Spirituality as the driving force
- Scope out, plan, organise, recruit and lead staff formation programme with partner Provinces in the global south
- Support the development of cross curricular DE teams in Jesuit schools and assist in the roll out of DE programme in individual schools
- Organise and host teacher in-service, internally via subject departments and externally via annual conference
- Resource schools with appropriate aids to utilising DE as an expression of school ethos
- Liaise with DE networks such as the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) to develop best DE practice
Ethos & Religious Education
Working closely with the Education Delegate in supporting Jesuit ethos in the schools the Development Officer will:
- Support and accompany staff in deepening understanding of Jesuit ethos and Ignatian spirituality
- Develop and support RE in SJ schools from the faith and justice perspective
- Devise, design and publish modular resources for schools from the Ignatian perspective
- Support Policy change and organisational issues as they arise
- Coordinate the work of IJMO , Jesuit Refugee Service, and Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in SJ schools
- Act as an active liaison between province and the schools sectors
Availability to serve as required on ethos committees and other sub committees as appropriate
- Support the development of communications network with Educate Magis
- Teaching qualification and experience
- Understanding of Irish formal education curricula developments in recent years
- Understanding of international development issues, particularly displacement, sustainability and gender inequalities
- Understanding of and dedication to Catholic education, with an openness to learn about Ignatian Ethos and Spirituality
- Masters’ degree in international development, theology or educationOverseas development experience
- Experience of working with overseas partners
- Experience of working with ecological and migrant issues.
Skills and Qualities
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
- Strong organisational skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Excellent report writing skills
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Strong day-to-day people manager
- Ability to work alone without supervision
- Be creative and innovative in a team context
- Have good programme and project management skills
- Be competent to apply for funding to local and international funding agencies
- Have good analytical and reflective skills
- Be open to learning from different cultures and have good cross cultural communication skills.
- Willing to travel to remote areas
- Have good IT and social networking skills
Location and conditions
- The position will be based in Dublin and will commence in late August 2016. Interviews will be conducted in early August in the IJMO and via Skype for overseas candidates
- Three-year contract with nine-month probation period
- Salary: Negotiable – commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Open to the possibility of a secondment arrangement with a school board / DES).
Please send your CV and covering letter by email or post to reach the IJMO by 5pm, 15th July. The covering letter should provide information as to why you are qualified for the position, your interests in the organisation and your most relevant skills and experiences.
Email: email@example.com (please put Faith and Justice Development Officer position in the subject line)
Postal address: Faith and Justice Development Officer position, IJMO, 20 Upper Gardiner St Dublin 1.
For further information call the IJMO at 01 8366509 and speak with John or Rosaleen or Mable.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
For more information visit http://jesuitmissions.ie/jobs