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Head of Mission Enablement

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

Head of Mission Enablement

The Uniting Church of 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.

As a key Mission Leader, the Head of Mission Enablement will provide leadership in regards to mission to the Synod, and the UME Board. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the UME Leadership Team, shares in a broad responsibility to assist the Church in leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission.

The Head of Mission Enablement will lead a team that encourages the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive mission enablement experience that addresses the needs of leaders in our presbyteries, congregations, missions, schools and UCA agencies. They will provide oversight of project work involving a range of staff and volunteers, including staff placed within the Mission Enablement Team, Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives and other teams

Key elements of the role include:

  • Provide leadership and encourage the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive approach to mission enablement, addressing the needs of presbyteries, congregations, agencies and schools
  • Continually reassess new ways of achieving goals , including sharing of resources and technology
  • Identify and maintain a core platform of key programs around mission, discipleship and leadership
  • Develop and maintain a pro-active and regular process of listening to Presbyteries (and other church groups) around their mission support needs
  • Oversee and manage team members including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Facilitate mutual communication between UME, Uniting, presbyteries and congregations
  • Report to the UME Board, through the ED, to inform on significant activity, strategy, development and progress
  • Collaborate with the Head of Mission Strategy, Head of Vital Leadership, and UTC Principal to develop education platforms which support the missional capacity of the church
  • Ensure team activities align with, and contribute to, UCA missional education
  • Contribute to the ongoing missional development for formation of those in specified ministries
  • Contribute to UME teaching and training programs in consultation with Head of Mission Strategy, Head of Vital Leadership and UTC Principal
  • Oversee development and curation of resources for use by UCA Presbyteries, Congregations, Missions, schools and agencies

It is essential our successful candidate can demonstrate to the selection panel that they:

  • Hold relevant qualifications in theology or other relevant disciplines
  • Are a UCA Member
  • Have the ability to listen and engage with church groups, and work with them to identify their needs with respect to growing in discipleship, mission and leadership. 
  • Have a theological understanding of mission, discipleship and leadership formation, church health and growth
  • Are able to engage with a diverse range of theological and cultural perspectives across a range of cultural and societal contexts including; indigenous, multi-cultural, generational, LGBTQI, rural, regional and urban settings
  • Have a proven ability to discern what God is doing in the world, and to engage others in real and effective ways to grow missional awareness and capacity
  • Are a team player who actively collaborates, is accommodating and shares resources
  • Have the capacity to  develop team members, including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to work in complex organisations
  • Hold a NSW Working with Children Clearance, an entitlement to work in Australia and a current NSW Drivers Licence

In addition, relevant qualification or experience in adult education, mission, discipleship or community development and experience in leadership of congregations and/or presbyteries would be highly desirable.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your resume and cover letter addressed to Rev Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary, clearly outlining how your qualifications, skills and experience align with our requirements outlined above.

If you have any queries in regards to this role, please contact Charmaine Plane, PA to the Executive Director, at charmainep@nswact.uca.org.au who will direct your query to the appropriate Manager. 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 of 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.

As a key Mission Leader, the Head of Mission Enablement will provide leadership in regards to mission to the Synod, and the UME Board. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the UME Leadership Team, shares in a broad responsibility to assist the Church in leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission.

The Head of Mission Enablement will lead a team that encourages the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive mission enablement experience that addresses the needs of leaders in our presbyteries, congregations, missions, schools and UCA agencies. They will provide oversight of project work involving a range of staff and volunteers, including staff placed within the Mission Enablement Team, Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives and other teams

Key elements of the role include:

  • Provide leadership and encourage the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive approach to mission enablement, addressing the needs of presbyteries, congregations, agencies and schools
  • Continually reassess new ways of achieving goals , including sharing of resources and technology
  • Identify and maintain a core platform of key programs around mission, discipleship and leadership
  • Develop and maintain a pro-active and regular process of listening to Presbyteries (and other church groups) around their mission support needs
  • Oversee and manage team members including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Facilitate mutual communication between UME, Uniting, presbyteries and congregations
  • Report to the UME Board, through the ED, to inform on significant activity, strategy, development and progress
  • Collaborate with the Head of Mission Strategy, Head of Vital Leadership, and UTC Principal to develop education platforms which support the missional capacity of the church
  • Ensure team activities align with, and contribute to, UCA missional education
  • Contribute to the ongoing missional development for formation of those in specified ministries
  • Contribute to UME teaching and training programs in consultation with Head of Mission Strategy, Head of Vital Leadership and UTC Principal
  • Oversee development and curation of resources for use by UCA Presbyteries, Congregations, Missions, schools and agencies

It is essential our successful candidate can demonstrate to the selection panel that they:

  • Hold relevant qualifications in theology or other relevant disciplines
  • Are a UCA Member
  • Have the ability to listen and engage with church groups, and work with them to identify their needs with respect to growing in discipleship, mission and leadership. 
  • Have a theological understanding of mission, discipleship and leadership formation, church health and growth
  • Are able to engage with a diverse range of theological and cultural perspectives across a range of cultural and societal contexts including; indigenous, multi-cultural, generational, LGBTQI, rural, regional and urban settings
  • Have a proven ability to discern what God is doing in the world, and to engage others in real and effective ways to grow missional awareness and capacity
  • Are a team player who actively collaborates, is accommodating and shares resources
  • Have the capacity to  develop team members, including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to work in complex organisations
  • Hold a NSW Working with Children Clearance, an entitlement to work in Australia and a current NSW Drivers Licence

In addition, relevant qualification or experience in adult education, mission, discipleship or community development and experience in leadership of congregations and/or presbyteries would be highly desirable.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your resume and cover letter addressed to Rev Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary, clearly outlining how your qualifications, skills and experience align with our requirements outlined above.

If you have any queries in regards to this role, please contact Charmaine Plane, PA to the Executive Director, at charmainep@nswact.uca.org.au who will direct your query to the appropriate Manager. 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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