Nonprofit and Social Impact, Operations

Institute Chief Operating Officer

  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Silver Spring, MD

The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is an international community of Roman Catholic women who dedicate their lives to God through vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service. For more than 185 years, motivated by the Gospel of Jesus and inspired by the spirit of their founder Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy have responded to the continually changing needs of the times.

The Institute Chief Operating Officer (ICOO) is responsible for the overall administration, management, and organizational planning for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc., in collaboration with the President and Institute Leadership Team. The ICOO works closely with the Institute Chief Financial Officer on financial planning and operations in support of the long-term sustainability of the Institute to provide for the lifetime support of the Sisters, through management of financial resources. The ICOO acts as an advisor and thought partner to leadership in matters relating to assigned areas of responsibility, other departments, and related corporations; and is responsible for the development and implementation of operational policies and processes subject to approval by leadership. The ICOO will be responsible for administrative oversight and direction of key departments including Finance, Association, Justice Communications, Climate and Sustainability, Administrative Support Services, Human Resources, Advancement, Institute office of Ministry, Archives, Real Estate, Anti-Racism and Racial Equity, Meeting Coordination, and Administration.

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Screening will begin in August and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including resume; cover letter addressing interest, leadership philosophy, and commitment to diversity; and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to

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