Sisters of St Louis: Mission Development Coordinator

Mission Development Coordinator (MDC)

The Sisters of St Louis are an international congregation based in 7 countries. Their mission includes Community Development, Education, Health Care and Pastoral Care.

This new MDC role will involve the setting up of the St Louis Development Desk. It is a creative developmental role which will include managing and coordinating fundraising, missionary support and volunteer development in respect of the missionary work of the Institute of the Sisters of St Louis (SSL), and developing a strategic plan for the work of the Development Desk.

The position will involve the following:

Strategic Tasks

  • Taking responsibility for setting up and the overall management of the St. Louis Development Desk
  • Identifying and targeting appropriate persons / agencies as sources of funding
  • Project proposal writing and fundraising for the Sisters of St. Louis mission; ministries and training of personnel
  • Empowering Sisters on mission to write appropriate proposals and projects and submit follow-up reports, e.g. to Misean Cara and other funding agencies
  • Strengthening the St. Louis membership in developing an integrated approach to mission based on adequate strategic planning
  • Working with the Sisters in identifying needs and priorities for funding
  • Coordinate other Institute Mission initiatives as requested by the Central Leadership Team (CLT)

Operational Tasks

  • Compiling and maintaining a database of funding sources
  • Ensuring that all donations are acknowledged to the donors and that the information is passed on to the relevant sisters
  • Liaising with the Sisters on mission who already receive monies from agencies and other donors to ensure no duplication of requests
  • Maintaining up to date records of all funds raised and make sure they have been used according to the wishes of the funder/donors
  • Honouring the wishes of the funders/donors and keeping them informed regarding new developments in the work of the missions
  • Working with the communications manager to produce publicity materials e.g. brochures etc.
  • Communicating with Area Leadership Teams as appropriate especially the project coordinators
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Sisters and their local and national partners in various development skills and knowledge

Desirable Qualities and Skills

  • Understanding of, and affinity with, the mission, ethos, values and strategic objectives of the Sisters of St Louis
  • Good knowledge and experience of the development sector. Overseas experience desirable
  • Strong management skills including the ability to compile, implement, monitor and evaluate projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as being a member of a team
  • Good verbal, written and computer skills
  • Ability to train others in project management skills and in strategic planning

*Interested persons should apply with relevant documents latest by October 31st, 2021, through: The Secretary, Sisters of St Louis on the following email address:

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
31st Oct, 2021