Tearfund is looking for a Church and Community Engagement Lead (SouthEastern States) in VIC
Use your superb project management and relational ‘change making’ skills to develop strong partnerships with churches, leaders and volunteers, building a movement of Christian change agents in line with Tearfund’s mission and values. An opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most-loved international development agencies.
Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.
To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential.
Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.
About the role
The Church and Community Engagement Lead (VIC) is integral to Tearfund’s wider community engagement strategic plan, which aims to grow a movement of Australian Christians working to see lives transformed for people living in extreme poverty. Focusing on working closely with Churches, Christian Leaders, Volunteers and Supporters, this position focuses on mobilising the local church and Christian community to become increasingly active in biblically shaped responses to issues of extreme poverty and injustice.
What this role will bring to you…
When you are successful in this role, you’ll have the joy to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most.
This part time (4 days per week) role will play a critical part in Tearfunds’ church and community engagement strategy.
What this role will require…
A sound understanding of the theological basis of integral mission and how it relates to the Australian church context.
Strong networking capability and relationships within the Australian Christian Church and its leadership.
Ability to encourage others in their faith and justice journeys, and to influence supporters to provide support to Tearfund as a meaningful and impactful way to respond to global poverty and injustice
Is this you? To be successful in this role, you will have;
Active Christian faith and strong commitment to Tearfund’s Christian mission, values and ethos.
A heart and passion for the local church and a ‘change-making’ mindset and track record. You will demonstrate that you can empower others to take action.
Experience mobilising and supporting volunteers through community organising strategies – Able to support, train, empower and involve Tearfund supporters, members and volunteers in community campaigns and implement systems for volunteer leadership development, management and engagement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to get ‘out and about’ and engage with people. Ability to build meaningful relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds towards shared action.
A love for multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities, from running a training event, telling a story, writing copy or connecting with a new leader. Getting things done is an essential skill for this role.
The ability to work autonomously to deliver a team strategy.
For the full Position Description including the closing date, please refer to the listing on our careers page here.
How to apply:
To apply, send us your CV to [email protected]
In a short cover letter, tell us:
Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
Why the role resonates with you
How your experience aligns with the role requirements in the position description
Position Location: Blackburn, Melbourne.
COVIDSafe office requirements apply
Enquiries: Please contact Michael on Ph: 03 9264 7000
NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.
Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check.
We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles.