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JSRI Executive Director

The Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans seeks a new executive director (Director). The Jesuit Social Research Institute’s mission is to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the USA Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching.

The Director: 

  • holds a full-time appointment with senior research fellow status and reports directly to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • is responsible for supporting and promoting participation of fellows, faculty, students, and administrators in the mission of JSRI in consultation with the JSRI Advisory Board and provides periodic reports to the Jesuit provincial and the president of Loyola.
  • is responsible for the overall management of Institute’s primary activities as well as financial management and fundraising to support those activities.
  • works with other university and province personnel to promote JSRI’s mission and represents JSRI in its external relationships with the USA Central and Southern Province’s ministries and Jesuit communities, national social justice organizations, state Catholic conferences, diocesan offices, other institutes within the Jesuit network, and other centers/institutes with similar missions.

The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in his or her field, and a demonstrable record of excellence in leadership, education outreach, fundraising, strategic planning, and advocacy for the marginalized.

A full job description and required qualifications can be found here.

Applicants should send electronic copies of (i) a letter of interest in the position, (ii) a current curriculum vitae, (iii) three letters of recommendation (sent directly by the referees) to Marcus Kondkar, Chair, JSRI Search Committee (kondkar@loyno.edu). Review of applications will begin January 11, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

More information about the Jesuit Social Research Institute can be found at www.loyno.edu/jsri.

Loyola University, situated in uptown New Orleans, is a Jesuit university known for its academic excellence, its commitment to social justice and community service as well as its commitment to Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment. Loyola University New Orleans welcomes applications from women and minority candidates. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Provincial Assistant for Healthcare

The Provincial Assistant for Healthcare (PAHC) supports the mission of the Society of Jesus in meeting the healthcare needs of the members of the USA Central and Southern Province (UCS). The PAHC assumes responsibility for the coordination and management of services and the promotion of health and wellness for UCS Jesuits. As a member of the provincial’s staff, the PAHC serves as a consultant to the provincial, local superiors, and individual Jesuits to assist with decisions in health assessment, treatment, and care management.

Principal Functions and Duties

  1. Oversees the work of the Regional Health Care Coordinator. Provides oversight and support to the Director of Nurses at two private retirement homes.
  2. Visits each community within the Missouri/Colorado region to meet one-on-one with individual Jesuits to assess, support and address their health and well-being. Completes and maintains a confidential, accurate and current health record for each Jesuit utilizing the health care database system. This includes up to date health proxy/durable power forms.
  3. Provides ongoing support to local rectors or superiors to assure appropriate health care is accessible, address concerns or plan for health initiatives.
  4. Assists with transition planning for Jesuits who need more care and support than their current community can provide.
  5. Acts as a resource for health information to individual Jesuits or communities; provides education on health topics as needed or requested. Maintains a list of medical, dental, and ancillary providers to be shared as needed/requested.
  6. Provides care coordination for UCS Jesuit living outside the UCS Province or outside the country.
  7. Assists in administering the Jesuit Health Trust through the Aetna network. This can include assisting with processing claims. Works in collaboration other PAHC to identify insurance issues, exceptions to standard coverage and trends which may impact the Jesuit Health Trust.
  8. Assists with coordination of mental health and addiction services at the request of the provincial, socius or local superior.
  9. Alerts the provincial and socius to serious concerns related to the well-being of individual Jesuits or communities.
  10. Advises the provincial as requested regarding health issues that impact mission availability.
  11. Reviews healthcare records for candidates for entrance to the Jesuits.
  12. Utilizes the Jesuit Health Care Database (File Maker Pro) to track and document individual health information.
  13. Collaborates with the other provincial assistants for health care (PAHC) of the assistancy to identify best practices, set national recommendations and create educational opportunities for national bi-annual gatherings of the superiors of jesuit health care homes and the directors of nursing, regional health care coordinators and lay administrators of Jesuit Health Care.
  14. Promotes the guidelines for the health of Jesuits as found in The Jesuit Health Care Handbook for the United States Assistancy.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned by the provincial.

Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Ability to establish a working rapport and a trusting relationship with religiously vowed men of all ages.
  2. Understanding of and commitment to the vision, values, and mission of the Society of Jesus.
  3. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Excellent organizational skills, time management, and problem resolution skills.
  5. A sound understanding of clinical assessment, care planning, health education and collaborative care.
  6. Ability to function successfully in a self-directed but collaborative work environment.
  7. Ability to travel as required.
  8. Computer literacy.

Please send all inquiries, resumes and cover letters to ucssocius@jesuits.org.

Regional Health Care Coordinator       

The regional health care coordinator (HCC) supports the mission of the Society of Jesus in meeting the healthcare needs of the members of the USA Central and Southern Province (UCS). The HCC assumes responsibility for the assessment, planning and coordination of care to respond to the needs of UCS members residing with the southern region of the UCS Province.

Principal Functions and Duties

  1. Meets at least annually with each Jesuit member of his/her designated region.
  2. Completes and maintains a confidential, accurate and current health record for each Jesuit utilizing the health care database system. This includes up to date health proxy/durable power forms.
  3. Acts as a resource, providing guidance and support to local superiors in planning for and responding to the health care needs of the Jesuits.
  4. Maintains a database of physicians, dentist, and ancillary care providers as a resource for individual men or superiors as needed.
  5. Coordinates plans of care for individual Jesuits with specific health care needs related to acute and chronic medical and psychological conditions requiring care outside of the local community, in hospitals or rehabilitation centers.
  6. May accompany Jesuits to medial appointments, determined on a case-by-case basis, to provide nursing support and guidance and facilitate coordination of care.
  7. Acts as a resource for all immediate and preventative health queries.
  8. Offers support and encouragement to individuals dealing with health diminishment, transitioning to Jesuits care homes or facing serious acute injury/illness.
  9. Assists Jesuits in understanding their Jesuit Health Trust benefits.
  10. Attend bi-annual (once every two years) meeting of all Jesuit Health Care Providers across the Assistancy.
Required Skills 
  1. Ability to establish a working rapport and a trusting relationship with religiously vowed men of all ages.
  2. Understanding of and commitment to the vision, values, and mission of the Society of Jesus.
  3. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Excellent organizational skills, time management, and problem resolution skills.
  5. A sound understanding of clinical assessment, care planning, health education and collaborative care.
  6. Ability to function successfully in a self-directed but collaborative work environment.
  7. Ability to travel as required.
  8. Computer literacy.

Please send all inquiries, resumes and cover letters to ucssocius@jesuits.org.

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