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Closing Date

Sunday, 3 March 2024




Baulkham Hills, NSW

Lead transformative spiritual rejuvenation, shape evolving ministries, and foster inclusive & holistic spaces for diverse seeker’s needs.

  • Engage stakeholders for impactful transformations
  • Drive digital enablement for ministry evolution
  • Utilise leadership for commercial growth

The organisation

Established in 1866 by Saint Mary MacKillop and Reverend Julian Tension Woods, The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (SOSJ), also known as Josephites, is a religious congregation dedicated to faith formation, education, and spiritual direction. In 1977, the Spirituality Ministry emerged as a beacon of Saint Mary MacKillop’s legacy, offering sanctuaries for individuals and groups seeking spiritual solace and rejuvenation. Embracing a “whole ministry” framework, SOSJ is committed to continuous revitalisation of spirituality and heritage centres, ensuring they adapt to the evolving needs of the communities they serve, perpetuating the profound impact of their missions for generations to come.

The role

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plays a pivotal role in leading SOSJ towards its vision of consolidating and expanding its reach in providing faith formation, education, and spiritual direction. Responsible for the strategic development and execution of the Spirituality Ministry’s organisational plan, the CEO drives commercial sustainability while staying true to the ethos and mission of SOSJ. With a keen focus on operational management and continuous improvement, the CEO oversees the integration of systems and policies, ensuring effective day-to-day operations across various aspects including but not limited to governance, finance, and IT.

In addition to strategic leadership and operational acumen, the CEO serves as a key liaison, engaging with stakeholders to align the activities with SOSJ’s values and long-term objectives. By spearheading marketing and communication initiatives, the CEO promotes the spirituality tradition of the SOSJ and enhances the visibility and sustainability of the Spirituality and Heritage Centres. Furthermore, driving digital enablement and transformation, the CEO navigates organisational change while harnessing technology to support holistic ministry framework. Through a steadfast commitment to the mission, the CEO leads SOSJ Spirituality Ministry towards continued growth and impact in fostering spiritual development and community engagement.

All staff are expected to act in a manner consistent with the ethos and mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. They value and respect children are committed to the safety of all people. They have a zero tolerance for adult and child abuse or mistreatment. Applicants are encouraged to read the Adult and Child Safeguarding Commitment Statement which is contained on the SOSJ website under the heading of ‘Safeguarding’.

To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with Spirituality Ministry of the Sisters of St Joseph to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Position Description and for more information, please visit their website at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Spirituality Ministry of the Sisters of St Joseph and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 03 March 2024.


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