Search begins for person to head new project

September 22, 2010 by

The logo for the newly created “Neighborhood Initiatives Inc.” is a globe surrounded by more than a dozen symbols representing projects and missions of the Sisters of St. Joseph. But the symbols might just as well represent the balls that will have to be kept in the air by whomever is hired as coordinator for the new nonprofit corporation.

The sisters began advertising for the new position this week, and are accepting resumés until Oct. 1.

Neighborhood Initiatives was incorporated earlier this year, and the structure will be used to identify works of service sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, projects initiated and sustained by the congregation and activities the sisters undertake in partnership with others.

The new coordinator — who may be a lay person or a member of a religious congregation — will be responsible for ensuring that all those projects complement each other and for seeking out opportunities for new projects and partnerships.

The position “requires creativity and organizational skills … for collaborative research, development and administrative support of both new and continuing ministries,” according to the job posting released by the congregation. It will also require that the coordinator “understand and apply the values and mission of the Sisters and St. Joseph,” and to be flexible in working with the Neighborhood Initiatives board of directors as the new corporation finds its footing.

The coordinator will be a full-time, salaried position and will be based in Concordia. Qualifications include a college degree or equivalent experience in leadership, management or human resources related to an organization focused on service and charitable works; experience developing and managing an annual budget; strong communication skills with an emphasis on collaboration; creativity and initiative in  conceiving, researching and launching projects; and flexibility as the new position and new venture evolve.

Anyone interested in applying for the new position is asked to send a cover letter and complete resumé, including salary history, by mail to Human Resources Director, Neighborhood Initiatives Inc., PO Box 279, Concordia KS 66901; by email to; or by fax to 785/243-4741.


One Response to “Search begins for person to head new project”

  1. Elizabeth (Betsy) Gasperich-Miller on September 8th, 2010 8:47 am

    Good luck in your search….I will keep this project in my thoughts and prayers…Sending love and blessings to all of the wonderful Sisters of St. Joseph….YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART!

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