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Youth Ministry Program Worker

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Job Listing Date
5 Sep 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Other

Youth Ministry Program Worker

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

We are hiring the first of a number of new Youth Ministry Program Worker roles available as part of the “PULSE” Program. ”PULSE“ is a Synod wide initiative seeking to grow vital Christian communities where emerging generations thrive.

The role has responsibility for delivering key aspects of the church-wide Pulse initiative. This position sits within Uniting Mission and Education, and reports to the Pulse Youth Ministry Program Team Leader. They will work closely with other members of the Pulse team, UME colleagues and Presbytery partners to design and implement events, programs and platforms to engage emerging generations in discipleship. Key to success in this work will be working collaboratively with Presbyteries and Congregations.

In particular, the role will take responsibility for:

  • Resourcing effective ministry with emerging generations, focusing on discipleship, growth and leadership development/training
  • Leading an agreed portfolio of events related to emerging generations, including planning, financial and risk management and evaluation
  • Consulting with presbyteries, congregations, agencies and schools in support of their ministry with emerging generations
  • Working collaboratively with presbyteries to develop mentoring of those involved in ministry with emerging generations
  • Fostering and modelling an innovative culture among emerging generations and those working with them
  • Contributing to, sourcing and deploying resources for use by those involved in ministry with emerging generations
  • Support the development of new communities of faith
  • Support the development of campus ministries (schools, universities, TAFEs etc).
  • Development of online environments for discipleship, evangelism and leadership development.
  • Collecting and articulating insights and learnings relating to effective ministry with emerging generations.
  • Effective communication with emerging generations and those engaged in ministry with them.

We are looking for an experienced and committed youth ministry worker with:

  • Proven experience and passion for working with children, families, youth or young adults
  • Ability to design and deliver programs, projects and initiatives with clear objectives, sound financial and risk management and insightful evaluation
  • Ability to initiate, refine and implement change
  • Demonstrated significant experience and passion for working with children, families, youth or young adults
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in organising ​and running of ​youth / young​ people​ ​workshops, convention, conference and events ​for people from diversified cultures
  • Demonstrated reflective theological capacity, which includes contemporary reflections on the nature of God’s mission and the church’s place in that mission, particularly with emerging generations, and proven ability to apply this across differing contexts
  • Intermediate skills in computing, communication and social media, and proven ability to apply this in ways which enhance relationship building and networking
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with diverse cultural, generational, institutional, geographic and other communities
  • Demonstrated team player who actively collaborates, is accommodating and shares resources
  • NSW Working with Children Clearance
  • Entitlement to work in Australia
  • Current, full NSW Driving Licence

Whilst not essential, membership of the Uniting Church in Australia, and/or theological training as well as tertiary qualifications in a related field would be highly desirable.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your resume and cover letter, clearly outlining how your qualifications and experience align with our requirements as outlined above.

If you have any questions, please contact David Cornford, Head of Mission Strategy, at davidc@nswact.uca.org.au. Applications must be received by the close of business Friday September 28 2018.

Whilst your interest in our role is appreciated, only applicants who will be considered for interview will be contacted.

Uniting Mission and Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Uniting Mission and Education prefers to manage all sourcing directly therefore introductions via agency will not be accepted.

 

 

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

We are hiring the first of a number of new Youth Ministry Program Worker roles available as part of the “PULSE” Program. ”PULSE“ is a Synod wide initiative seeking to grow vital Christian communities where emerging generations thrive.

The role has responsibility for delivering key aspects of the church-wide Pulse initiative. This position sits within Uniting Mission and Education, and reports to the Pulse Youth Ministry Program Team Leader. They will work closely with other members of the Pulse team, UME colleagues and Presbytery partners to design and implement events, programs and platforms to engage emerging generations in discipleship. Key to success in this work will be working collaboratively with Presbyteries and Congregations.

In particular, the role will take responsibility for:

  • Resourcing effective ministry with emerging generations, focusing on discipleship, growth and leadership development/training
  • Leading an agreed portfolio of events related to emerging generations, including planning, financial and risk management and evaluation
  • Consulting with presbyteries, congregations, agencies and schools in support of their ministry with emerging generations
  • Working collaboratively with presbyteries to develop mentoring of those involved in ministry with emerging generations
  • Fostering and modelling an innovative culture among emerging generations and those working with them
  • Contributing to, sourcing and deploying resources for use by those involved in ministry with emerging generations
  • Support the development of new communities of faith
  • Support the development of campus ministries (schools, universities, TAFEs etc).
  • Development of online environments for discipleship, evangelism and leadership development.
  • Collecting and articulating insights and learnings relating to effective ministry with emerging generations.
  • Effective communication with emerging generations and those engaged in ministry with them.

We are looking for an experienced and committed youth ministry worker with:

  • Proven experience and passion for working with children, families, youth or young adults
  • Ability to design and deliver programs, projects and initiatives with clear objectives, sound financial and risk management and insightful evaluation
  • Ability to initiate, refine and implement change
  • Demonstrated significant experience and passion for working with children, families, youth or young adults
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in organising ​and running of ​youth / young​ people​ ​workshops, convention, conference and events ​for people from diversified cultures
  • Demonstrated reflective theological capacity, which includes contemporary reflections on the nature of God’s mission and the church’s place in that mission, particularly with emerging generations, and proven ability to apply this across differing contexts
  • Intermediate skills in computing, communication and social media, and proven ability to apply this in ways which enhance relationship building and networking
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with diverse cultural, generational, institutional, geographic and other communities
  • Demonstrated team player who actively collaborates, is accommodating and shares resources
  • NSW Working with Children Clearance
  • Entitlement to work in Australia
  • Current, full NSW Driving Licence

Whilst not essential, membership of the Uniting Church in Australia, and/or theological training as well as tertiary qualifications in a related field would be highly desirable.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your resume and cover letter, clearly outlining how your qualifications and experience align with our requirements as outlined above.

If you have any questions, please contact David Cornford, Head of Mission Strategy, at davidc@nswact.uca.org.au. Applications must be received by the close of business Friday September 28 2018.

Whilst your interest in our role is appreciated, only applicants who will be considered for interview will be contacted.

Uniting Mission and Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Uniting Mission and Education prefers to manage all sourcing directly therefore introductions via agency will not be accepted.

 

 

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