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Lay Pathways Educator

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Job Listing Date
13 Sep 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Other

Lay Pathways Educator

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 Lay Pathways Educator will have responsibility for equipping lay leaders and members of the church for active discipleship, ministry and leadership, in collaboration with Presbyteries, UTC and other agencies of the church. This position reports to the Head of Vital Leadership, Uniting Mission and Education, and is a member of a small collaborative Team.

The position will work closely with the Dean of Formation and the Head of Vital Leadership playing a key role in equipping the church for its future ministry and missional needs through supporting the growth in discipleship and education.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Managing a strategic portfolio of lay education and training courses and workshops, creating, reviewing, updating and retiring courses as needed to meet the needs of the Church
  • Co-ordinating and participating in the delivery of courses that address the needs of Presbyteries and the wider church, collaborating with other trained facilitators
  • Developing a network of educators across the church for supporting each course
  • Training and mentoring course facilitators, and support the identification and development of future facilitators
  • Working with the UME’s administrative team, provide timely administrative and planning support to ensure quality delivery of courses
  • Ensuring maintenance of records to support regulatory requirements
  • In collaboration with Presbyteries support and resource the needs identified to develop vital leaders and encourage growth in personal discipleship
  • In collaboration with the Mission Enablement Team, working with Presbyteries to build capacity in training, mentoring, coaching and participant identification
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of courses, including appropriate pricing and access to fee assistance
  • Engaging with the wider church to understand training and development needs in discipleship, leadership, mission and ministry
  • Working with Synod communications team to market and promote courses effectively
  • Liaising with the Dean of Formation in providing workshops to Ministry Candidates in agreed areas
  • Seeking to implement appropriate alternate course delivery mechanisms

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

  • A vibrant Christian faith
  • Demonstrable experience and capacity as an adult educator/trainer
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Pastoral awareness
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member in a complex environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project delivery/management capability
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and refine course material
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with diverse groups eg cultural, generational, institutional, geographic.
  • Membership of the UCA (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, administrative and financial management experience 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 Lay Pathways Educator will have responsibility for equipping lay leaders and members of the church for active discipleship, ministry and leadership, in collaboration with Presbyteries, UTC and other agencies of the church. This position reports to the Head of Vital Leadership, Uniting Mission and Education, and is a member of a small collaborative Team.

The position will work closely with the Dean of Formation and the Head of Vital Leadership playing a key role in equipping the church for its future ministry and missional needs through supporting the growth in discipleship and education.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Managing a strategic portfolio of lay education and training courses and workshops, creating, reviewing, updating and retiring courses as needed to meet the needs of the Church
  • Co-ordinating and participating in the delivery of courses that address the needs of Presbyteries and the wider church, collaborating with other trained facilitators
  • Developing a network of educators across the church for supporting each course
  • Training and mentoring course facilitators, and support the identification and development of future facilitators
  • Working with the UME’s administrative team, provide timely administrative and planning support to ensure quality delivery of courses
  • Ensuring maintenance of records to support regulatory requirements
  • In collaboration with Presbyteries support and resource the needs identified to develop vital leaders and encourage growth in personal discipleship
  • In collaboration with the Mission Enablement Team, working with Presbyteries to build capacity in training, mentoring, coaching and participant identification
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of courses, including appropriate pricing and access to fee assistance
  • Engaging with the wider church to understand training and development needs in discipleship, leadership, mission and ministry
  • Working with Synod communications team to market and promote courses effectively
  • Liaising with the Dean of Formation in providing workshops to Ministry Candidates in agreed areas
  • Seeking to implement appropriate alternate course delivery mechanisms

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

  • A vibrant Christian faith
  • Demonstrable experience and capacity as an adult educator/trainer
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Pastoral awareness
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member in a complex environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project delivery/management capability
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and refine course material
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with diverse groups eg cultural, generational, institutional, geographic.
  • Membership of the UCA (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, administrative and financial management experience 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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