Medical Missionaries of Mary: Coordinator of Communications Department

Medical Missionaries of Mary

Position Summary

We are currently hiring a Coordinator for the Communications Department to join our team at the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM).
This is an exciting role focused on telling the Medical Missionaries of Mary story and creating awareness of our message. The role supports public engagement and fundraising, including mission awareness promotion. It will focus on communications that are fit for purpose for the future, including web content generation, graphic design, and managing our online presence. Candidates willing to bring fresh ideas and creativity are particularly welcomed. The successful candidate will bring energy and passion, managing a small team to cultivate relationships with a wide range of people across the MMM family and with the media.

The Medical Missionaries of Mary

Founded in 1937, the Medical Missionaries of Mary is a religious congregation of women who are committed to working with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in the world. Our members live within marginalised communities and work in the areas of health, sustainable development and human rights with a focus on women and children and families. Our Sisters, MMM Associates and Staff provide a healing presence and high-quality care with a deeply rooted presence in 13 countries.

Key Responsibilities

Develop communications plans for internal and external application

  • Create a vision for the Communications Department
  • Develop communications strategy that reflects the Medical Missionaries of Mary’s mission and member projects across the countries where we are located.
  • Develop and implement communications that reach and influence national and international audiences through website, email, social media and print media.
  • Oversee the writing and design content for Medical Missionaries of Mary external communications
  • Provide support to donor engagement, public engagement and advocacy.
  • Ensure all communications comply with current national and international Codes of Conduct on the use of images and messages and Medical Missionaries of Mary Communications Policy and Employees’ Handbook.
  • Collaborate with MMM Leadership, Sisters, the Congregational Project Officer (CPO) and MMM Associates across the four Areas of the MMM world: East/Central Africa, West Africa, Americas and Europe
  • Develop annual communications and Fundraising work plan and budget with line manager.

Online presence and social media

  • Build our online presence including and social media channels.
  • Develop innovative and creative promotions and regular posts using compelling visuals, graphics, to ensure information on projects is relevant and engaging.
  • Track and monitor our social media accounts and website against key performance indicators using the latest analytics tools and insights.


  • Support a process to generate content for donor reports and external resource engagement for online and print publications.
  • Generate an annual plan for media coverage for Medical Missionaries of Mary projects and their impact, managing national and international media relationships.
  • Review draft press releases to highlight MMM projects and key developments in the Congregation.

Support funding diversification efforts

  • Strengthen current fundraising initiatives and engagement and apply new approaches where needed
  • In creating key documents for fundraising efforts ensure that MMM branding is consistent throughout.

Congregational Engagement

  • Develop positive relationships across the entire MMM Congregation.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager or Congregational Leader.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in communications or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a similar role preferably in the international development and/or community and voluntary sectors.
  • Experienced and regular user of IT communication tools.
  • A good understanding and experience of development issues, missionary activity and current affairs.
  • Lived experience in a mission/development context (desirable)
  • Experience working with a fundraising team (desirable)
  • Experience of photography/videography (desirable)

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • A strong ability to manage and work effectively as a team member, collaboratively across the Congregation
  • Tact and diplomacy with good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Respect for ethos and values of the Medical Missionaries of Mary
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills suitable for different media
  • Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • Understanding of religious and missionary organisations and activities
  • A willingness to travel internationally to other countries of the MMM world
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and demands within a small dynamic team and within budget
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Other Key Information

Location: The role is currently based in our offices at Blackrock, Co. Dublin, but will be relocating to Drogheda, Co Louth in March 2021.
Reporting to: Congregational Leadership Team Line Manager
Salary: € 45,000 to € 50,000 The position is offered as a 2-year fixed term contract on a full-time basis. A degree of flexibility will be required, where appropriate.
Benefits: Annual Leave of 20 days. Medical Missionaries of Mary operate a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with employer’s contribution.
Start Date: 1 February 2021

The selection process will likely involve shortlisting of candidates, a zoom interview and confirmation of suitability from two referees.
The post is subject to Garda Vetting.

To apply for this position please send a letter of application outlining your suitability and motivation along with a CV including two referees to:

For further enquiries please contact: +353 1 28882722

Closing Date: Tuesday 22 December 2020

Medical Missionaries of Mary is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Nov, 2020
Blackrock, Co Dublin / Drogheda, Co Louth
Expiry Date
22nd Dec, 2020