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Trinity Health Director of Mission and Pastoral Care - St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina

St. Joseph of the Pines is proud to serve the older adults of the North Carolina Sandhills with a broad range of lifestyle and health choices for seniors. We offer a full aging service network with life plan communities, health care and home- and community-based services for older adults, as well as community outreach to those in need, that is unrivaled in the beautiful Sandhills region of North Carolina.

St. Joseph of the Pines is currently seeking a Director of Mission and Pastoral Care. The Director of Mission and Pastoral Care is responsible for promoting the integration of the mission, vision and values of the organization in the services that we provide. The Director of Mission and Pastoral Care has an important role in serving as a resource, providing education and raising value-based questions and concerns pertinent to organizational decision-making and direction-setting. This position has administrative oversight responsibility for mission related services, and may, if appropriate, assume responsibility for additional organizational departments, functions and service lines. This person is also a liaison between St. Joseph of the Pines and religious and civic communities.

Duties include: Mission Integration Functions

  • Catholic Identity – ensures implementation and maturation of Mission, Core Values, Vision, sensibilities, mission integration essentials, and healing environment (applies to every area below). Coordinates PCI assessment process, development and implementation of PCI Action Plan
  • Board & Executive Leadership – participates on executive team, attends local board meetings, provides mission update to board.
  • Decision Making - participates in organizational decisions (for example, senior management meetings, budget development, strategic planning, etc).
  • Mission Workforce Development- identifies pool of chaplains, mission extenders, ethics and formation resources & colleagues, develops all mission workers.
  • Legacy/Sponsorship - cultivates relationships with historical legacy/religious communities.
  • Internal & External Relationships - makes connections bearing on mission and care of the poor & marginalized inside and outside the ministry (e.g., departments, programs, & partners). Influences community health & well being efforts. eg, Just Culture, Servant Leadership, & Living our Values. Colleague engagement, quality patient experience.
  • Diocese - Communicates with, and builds relationships with bishop and diocesan representatives.

Spiritual Care

  • Responds to spiritual distress and life transitions for residents and colleagues - collaborates with and oversees chaplains; and implements priorities utilizing resources
  • Assessment, intervention, outcomes and documentation with individuals and systems - provide training and implement best practices for evidence based assessment across the continuum; review documentation to assure implementation of best practices, with particular attention to interprofessional plan of care
  • Maintainance of spiritual traditions and legacy - plan, develop, promote and implement liturgical and communal prayer, reflections, sacraments, promotion of a healing environment and ecumenical and interreligious events in collaboration with local faith community leaders.
  • Organizational Spirituality - builds a community of prayer & reflection by maintaining spiritual traditions: liturgical and communal prayer, reflections, sacraments, ritual art, ecumenical and interreligious, maintain legacy spirituality.
  • Education and formation - promote and support education and formation for chaplains and colleagues, educate colleagues regarding their role in spiritual care and process for referral to chaplain.
  • Continuum of care (internal and external) regarding ethics and spiritual care - collaborate with IDT and appropriate care facilities for continuing care.
  • Administrative responsibilities - Facilitate education and implementation of strategic plans, policies and procedures, budgeting and committee work.


  • Ethics Leadership – collaborates with local churches, participates in strategy discussions regarding local partnerships, identifies need for ethical discernment in issues addressed by the board, leadership and organizational policies.
  • Policy Development & Revision – participate in the development, monitoring and updating of SJP policies.
  • Ethics Facilitation – manage, coordinate, participate, lead (as appropriate) and document formal ethics consultation, formal mission discernment, general ethics facilitation in the realms of clinical, organizational and social ethics.
  • Education & Formation – develops, hosts and delivers orientation, formation and general education and related programming.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Divinity, Education, Religious Studies or related area preferred.
  • Formal current preparation in Christian ethics, Catholic social teachings and adult education preferred.
  • A minimum of five years experience in health care, education, management, governance or sponsorship is required; previous experience in a Mission leadership role preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; polished interpersonal and social skills at all levels; ability to lead and work within a team environment; project management; detail oriented; proven abilities in all elements of Microsoft Office; willingness to travel.


Job Number: 00121648

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Organization Name: Trinity Health Senior Communities

Facility: TSLC - Gossman Drive Administration

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40