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College Principal

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Job Listing Date
7 Sep 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Management - Universities

College Principal

 

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.

United Theological College (UTC) is a Uniting Church Assembly approved college for the theological education and formation of ordained ministers.  It is tasked with enacting UME’s purpose to lead and resource the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in a range of ways including; the provision of theological education at Higher Education level, theological insight, support for leadership formation, and to enable the emerging shape of theological education to serve the future mission of the church.

The Principal is a key theological educator for the Synod, and Executive Officer of UTC. The Principal leads UTC in its collaborative work with UME, providing resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and future mission of the church.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Uniting Mission and Education, the Principal is a member of the UME Leadership Team, and shares broad responsibility in assisting the Church in leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission.

The role has specific responsibility for providing strategic and administrative leadership in UTC as it serves the needs of presbyteries, congregations, missions and other UCA Agencies, while at the same time cultivating and enabling a dedicated and multi-disciplinary UTC faculty team and supporting staff. It also provides strategic and operational leadership of UTC, embedding measurable quality in every operational aspect.

As a member of the Faculty of UTC, the Principal participates in the formation of Candidates for Ordained Ministries, which includes meeting faculty obligations as set out in the Assembly regulations.  The Principal takes an active role in the worship life of the College and models appropriate spiritual discipline and pastoral care within the College community.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Building capacity for the future mission of the church by ensuring the UTC team provide theological leadership and education to the Synod in the areas of leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission
  • Provide leadership in the future direction, development and delivery of quality theological education for the Synod within a wider missional and ecumenical ethos, including online delivery of relevant programs
  • In collaboration with UME Leadership Team liaise with Presbyteries to identify the future missional needs of the church and respond with appropriate theological and academic resources and methods of delivery
  • Recommend and manage UTC strategy and budget to the ED, UME and Board of UME
  • Ensure that UTC provides accredited academic programs for the education of Ministers of the Word and Deacons, lay leaders, and the continuing education of ministers, employees of Church agencies, and emerging academic leaders
  • Create and manage partnership arrangements
  • Oversee and manage UTC Faculty and support staff including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Be responsible for the oversight and pastoral support of the student body
  • Collaborate with UME Leadership in the work of the Mission Strategy, Mission Enablement and Vital Leadership teams
  • Participate as a member of the formation team entrusted with the formation of candidates for specified ministries in the UCA
  • Oversee UTC Scholarships and Bequests within parameters approved by the UME Board
  • Teach one subject per semester, maintain CSU research active status and provide Higher Degree Research supervision

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

  • Advanced academic, administrative, and leadership skills (including relevant postgraduate qualifications) that support leadership of an organisation that is effective at educating, training and forming members of the Uniting Church to serve the future mission of the church.
  • A proven track record in successful leadership in Higher Education, teaching and research
  • Knowledge of the UCA ethos, governance and regulations
  • Experience in leading theological reflection
  • Can demonstrate the capacity to lead and develop a team of professionals in a collaborative way
  • Are able to demonstrate the 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, one or more of the following qualifications or experiences would be considered advantageous:

  • PhD in a theological discipline
  • Ordained UCA minister
  • Experience of innovation or establishing new and emerging expressions of church or faith communities
  • Experience in areas such as academic administration, cross cultural setting, adult faith formation and development
  • Experience in the online delivery of theological education

The College is a partner in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University (CSU), and, as a member of the School, the successful applicant will be expected to meet the qualifications, expectations and standards for Academic Staff of CSU.

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 October 12 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.

United Theological College (UTC) is a Uniting Church Assembly approved college for the theological education and formation of ordained ministers.  It is tasked with enacting UME’s purpose to lead and resource the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in a range of ways including; the provision of theological education at Higher Education level, theological insight, support for leadership formation, and to enable the emerging shape of theological education to serve the future mission of the church.

The Principal is a key theological educator for the Synod, and Executive Officer of UTC. The Principal leads UTC in its collaborative work with UME, providing resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and future mission of the church.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Uniting Mission and Education, the Principal is a member of the UME Leadership Team, and shares broad responsibility in assisting the Church in leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission.

The role has specific responsibility for providing strategic and administrative leadership in UTC as it serves the needs of presbyteries, congregations, missions and other UCA Agencies, while at the same time cultivating and enabling a dedicated and multi-disciplinary UTC faculty team and supporting staff. It also provides strategic and operational leadership of UTC, embedding measurable quality in every operational aspect.

As a member of the Faculty of UTC, the Principal participates in the formation of Candidates for Ordained Ministries, which includes meeting faculty obligations as set out in the Assembly regulations.  The Principal takes an active role in the worship life of the College and models appropriate spiritual discipline and pastoral care within the College community.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Building capacity for the future mission of the church by ensuring the UTC team provide theological leadership and education to the Synod in the areas of leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission
  • Provide leadership in the future direction, development and delivery of quality theological education for the Synod within a wider missional and ecumenical ethos, including online delivery of relevant programs
  • In collaboration with UME Leadership Team liaise with Presbyteries to identify the future missional needs of the church and respond with appropriate theological and academic resources and methods of delivery
  • Recommend and manage UTC strategy and budget to the ED, UME and Board of UME
  • Ensure that UTC provides accredited academic programs for the education of Ministers of the Word and Deacons, lay leaders, and the continuing education of ministers, employees of Church agencies, and emerging academic leaders
  • Create and manage partnership arrangements
  • Oversee and manage UTC Faculty and support staff including their recruitment, induction, encouragement, appraisal and professional development
  • Be responsible for the oversight and pastoral support of the student body
  • Collaborate with UME Leadership in the work of the Mission Strategy, Mission Enablement and Vital Leadership teams
  • Participate as a member of the formation team entrusted with the formation of candidates for specified ministries in the UCA
  • Oversee UTC Scholarships and Bequests within parameters approved by the UME Board
  • Teach one subject per semester, maintain CSU research active status and provide Higher Degree Research supervision

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

  • Advanced academic, administrative, and leadership skills (including relevant postgraduate qualifications) that support leadership of an organisation that is effective at educating, training and forming members of the Uniting Church to serve the future mission of the church.
  • A proven track record in successful leadership in Higher Education, teaching and research
  • Knowledge of the UCA ethos, governance and regulations
  • Experience in leading theological reflection
  • Can demonstrate the capacity to lead and develop a team of professionals in a collaborative way
  • Are able to demonstrate the 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, one or more of the following qualifications or experiences would be considered advantageous:

  • PhD in a theological discipline
  • Ordained UCA minister
  • Experience of innovation or establishing new and emerging expressions of church or faith communities
  • Experience in areas such as academic administration, cross cultural setting, adult faith formation and development
  • Experience in the online delivery of theological education

The College is a partner in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University (CSU), and, as a member of the School, the successful applicant will be expected to meet the qualifications, expectations and standards for Academic Staff of CSU.

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 October 12 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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