Purpose: Provides strategic and operational leadership to integrate Formation in Mercy’s mission, values and culture into the development and implementation of programs, training and processes for boards, executives, leaders, physicians and co-workers.
The Vice President of Mission and Formation is responsible and accountable for the scope of Formation across the Mercy System, monitoring and assessing approaches, methods and outcomes, collaborating with mission leaders, and assuring accountability for the provision of Formation throughout Mercy culture. The role requires strategic thinking, development of concepts, approaches and measurable outcomes, and project leadership.
Scope: Provides strategic direction, leadership, and accountability for Formation across the communities of Mercy. Establishes expected outcomes and measures to determine the impact and value of Formation as an integral part Mercy’s culture and vision. Collaborates with and holds accountable Mercy’s mission leaders in the design and delivery of Formation.
Serves in a leadership capacity to assure the formation of Mercy’s leaders, board members, physicians and co-workers in substantive and measurable ways in all training and development efforts.
Provides leadership and oversight for the development of formation programs for boards, executives, leaders, mission leaders, physicians and co-workers.
Provides oversight for the formative dimensions of Personal Formation Plans and works strategically with all Mercy Entities to incorporate Formation in the overall design, and development of the process.
Develops methodologies to assess the efforts of Formation to achieve intended outcomes; monitors, measures and reports the effectiveness and value of formation efforts across Mercy, assuring that data is obtained and reported by mission leaders.
Develops and monitors methods for recording and reporting required participation in Formation by boards, executives, leaders, physicians and co-workers.
Assures that Formation practices (content, methods, and experiences) are reported and a library is maintained.
Provides leadership and coordination to mission leaders’ responsibilities in designing and implementing formation for boards, executives, leaders, physicians and co-workers across Mercy.
Works strategically to incorporate formation into key system initiatives.
Leads, supports, participates and takes meaningful roles, as appropriate, in celebrations, rituals and other events of a spiritual nature in the workplace and in the community.
Initiates, generates and promotes contact with Catholic healthcare ministries and organizations outside of Mercy for networking and collaborating on formation and leadership development.
Collaborates with peers as member of ministry mission team and other duties as assigned.
Masters degree in theology. (Catholic Theology Preferred)
Five years healthcare or ministry experience, with at least three years experience in organizational development/training.
Effective leadership skills and project management experience.
Strong communication and presentation skills
Facilitation skills for groups of various sizes and purpose.
Demonstrated knowledge with ability to communicate and apply the knowledge in the following areas:
fundamental theology, ecclesiology, ministry, and those aspects of canon law pertinent to healthcare
personal and organizational spirituality
clinical, business, and organizational ethics, and social justice
organizational dynamics, i.e., adult learning, group process, organizational culture, change management, healthcare management and financing, and collaboration.