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Mission Facilitation Consultant

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

Mission Facilitation Consultant

​​​​​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.

The role of Mission Facilitation Consultant (three positions) will have responsibility for equipping presbyteries and congregations to develop their current and emerging missional capacity, to support the growth and vitality of the church.

These positions will sit within the Mission Enablement Team, reporting to the Head of Mission Enablement. They will play a key role in developing the UME Mission Facilitation Platform, a set of resources and tools developed to support and equip presbyteries.

The Mission Enablement Team encourages the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive mission enablement experience that addresses the needs of leaders in presbyteries, congregations, missions, schools and UCA agencies.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with allocated key leaders in presbyteries
  • Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Gathering, recording and sharing insights on presbytery missional needs, capacity and capability with the Mission Enablement Team
  • In collaboration with other UME teams, provide support to presbyteries and congregations that is engaging, reliable and easily accessible
  • In collaboration with presbyteries, support and resource the mission and related governance needs to grow healthy congregations, giving priority to rural presbyteries
  • Facilitating the formation of Communities of Practice across Presbyteries to support the effective implementation of key elements of the Mission Facilitation Platform (e.g. Mission Shaped Ministry, Church planting, Life and Witness consultations)
  • Creating a flexible and creative model of mission planning that will be accessible and life giving to congregations and Presbyteries. Consulting and training appropriately
  • Applying models of theological reflection to the development of missional resources
  • Contributing to significant Synod projects and initiatives as required
  • Liaising with Presbyteries to identify emerging needs for education, training and resourcing in missional and discipleship needs
  • Manage and prioritize the timely delivery of budgeted projects, engagements and resources
  • Participating in the discernment and development of the UME strategy for contemporary mission

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

  • A vibrant Christian Faith
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing relationships and timely delivery of shared outcomes
  • Relevant training or education in theology, mission and leadership
  • Experience in:
    • Mission Leadership; or
    • Church planting/new mission initiative experience; or
    • Mission planning development
  • Demonstrated ability to develop resources that support new and emerging expressions of church in a changing secular context
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural, generational, institutional, geographic and other communities
  • Proven capacity to work collaboratively in a team within a complex environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least intermediate ability with office software tools
  • Proven ability in project delivery/management and assessment in local and regional contexts
  • Understanding and commitment to work within the ethos and polity of the UCA as expressed in the Basis of Union
  • Understanding and commitment to work within the Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice or Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders
  • UCA Membership, or willingness to become a member
  • Hold a NSW Working with Children Clearance, an entitlement to work in Australia and a current NSW Drivers Licence

In addition, a combination of any of the following qualifications and experience including working in a variety of congregational settings, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, an International Association of Public Participation Certificate, and an awareness of the governance structures required for healthy congregations 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 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.

The role of Mission Facilitation Consultant (three positions) will have responsibility for equipping presbyteries and congregations to develop their current and emerging missional capacity, to support the growth and vitality of the church.

These positions will sit within the Mission Enablement Team, reporting to the Head of Mission Enablement. They will play a key role in developing the UME Mission Facilitation Platform, a set of resources and tools developed to support and equip presbyteries.

The Mission Enablement Team encourages the development and delivery of a unique and distinctive mission enablement experience that addresses the needs of leaders in presbyteries, congregations, missions, schools and UCA agencies.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with allocated key leaders in presbyteries
  • Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Gathering, recording and sharing insights on presbytery missional needs, capacity and capability with the Mission Enablement Team
  • In collaboration with other UME teams, provide support to presbyteries and congregations that is engaging, reliable and easily accessible
  • In collaboration with presbyteries, support and resource the mission and related governance needs to grow healthy congregations, giving priority to rural presbyteries
  • Facilitating the formation of Communities of Practice across Presbyteries to support the effective implementation of key elements of the Mission Facilitation Platform (e.g. Mission Shaped Ministry, Church planting, Life and Witness consultations)
  • Creating a flexible and creative model of mission planning that will be accessible and life giving to congregations and Presbyteries. Consulting and training appropriately
  • Applying models of theological reflection to the development of missional resources
  • Contributing to significant Synod projects and initiatives as required
  • Liaising with Presbyteries to identify emerging needs for education, training and resourcing in missional and discipleship needs
  • Manage and prioritize the timely delivery of budgeted projects, engagements and resources
  • Participating in the discernment and development of the UME strategy for contemporary mission

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

  • A vibrant Christian Faith
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing relationships and timely delivery of shared outcomes
  • Relevant training or education in theology, mission and leadership
  • Experience in:
    • Mission Leadership; or
    • Church planting/new mission initiative experience; or
    • Mission planning development
  • Demonstrated ability to develop resources that support new and emerging expressions of church in a changing secular context
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural, generational, institutional, geographic and other communities
  • Proven capacity to work collaboratively in a team within a complex environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least intermediate ability with office software tools
  • Proven ability in project delivery/management and assessment in local and regional contexts
  • Understanding and commitment to work within the ethos and polity of the UCA as expressed in the Basis of Union
  • Understanding and commitment to work within the Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice or Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders
  • UCA Membership, or willingness to become a member
  • Hold a NSW Working with Children Clearance, an entitlement to work in Australia and a current NSW Drivers Licence

In addition, a combination of any of the following qualifications and experience including working in a variety of congregational settings, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, an International Association of Public Participation Certificate, and an awareness of the governance structures required for healthy congregations 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 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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