Location: Castle Hill - Multiple Locations
Date advertised: 9th January 2021
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 5th February, 2021
- Foster and develop Anglicare’s 'Take Love' initiative.
- Build Anglicare partnerships with churches, youth groups & schools.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple relationships with churches & schools essential.
- Ability to connect with 12-25 age group and speak publicly.
- See young lives changed in this rewarding role.
Take Love is an initiative of Anglicare that aims to provide practical ways for young people to put their faith in Jesus into action, by getting involved in the life-changing work of Anglicare.
As a Christian organisation with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we exist to serve our community, enrich life and share the love of Jesus. Combining our resources and expertise enables us to work even more effectively to meet changing needs as we reach and serve more people at all stages of life.
To find out more please visit: www.anglicare.org.au and - www.takelove.org.au
About the role:
We are seeking a highly motivated and engaging 'Take Love' Coordinator to further the development of Anglicare’s 'Take Love' youth initiative. This involves fostering existing and forging new relationships with churches, youth groups, schools, Youthworks and other Diocesan organisations.
The successful applicant will have excellent project management skills, with an ability to generate creative and innovative ways to expand upon the existing 'Take Love' initiative. They will need to work collaboratively as a part of Anglicare’s Partnership Team. They will need to show an ability to engage in strategic thinking.
The successful candidate will have a heart for youth and young adults on mission through the local church. Involvement in youth and young adults ministries or experience leading teams of young people will be highly advantageous. A demonstrated ability to effectively network in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney will also be highly regarded.
The role is a permanent full-time position with the flexibility of working remotely. You must be willing and able to travel throughout the Sydney Diocese. This includes travelling to churches, schools and events, as well as various Anglicare sites. The role may also require you to speak at or attend events outside of traditional working hours, such as a Friday night youth group or KYCK conference.
Key responsibilities (not limited to):
Reporting to the Parish Partnerships Manager, you will need to be able to take initiative and have the skills to:
*PROMOTE the work and ministry of Anglicare’s 'Take Love' initiative to churches, schools and other potential mission partners.
*DEVELOP Anglicare’s Take Love youth initiative, expanding on current activities and plan for new ventures.
*COMMUNICATE information and requests between Anglicare and churches/schools.
*PREPARE both Anglicare and churches/schools for new or deeper missional partnerships; and
*BROKER ongoing relationships and active partnerships between Anglicare and churches/schools.
Skills, knowledge and experience needed:
*A personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
*Demonstrated experience in working with youth and young adults.
*A clear understanding of youth and youth culture.
*Ability to innovate and be creatively resourceful.
*Ability and stated commitment to support and promote the Vision, Mission and Values of Anglicare.
*Ability to effectively network in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney with youth ministers, school chaplains, but also with other denominations and potential community partners.
*Sound verbal and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated initiative and self-discipline.
*Ability to work independently, but also to contribute to a team environment within the designated region, and with the other Partnership Development (PD) personnel.
*Well-developed computer skills (preferably in a range of MS office applications.)
*Preparedness to work outside standard business hours to present at churches, youth groups and at community events including occasional evenings and weekend commitments.
*A demonstrated ability to represent the organisation professionally and responsibly at all times while remaining relevant to young people.
*Current driver’s licence, willingness to drive and use your own vehicle to travel.
*Willingness to comply with Faithfulness in Service as adopted by the Diocese of Sydney.
*Hold a current Working With Children Check
It is desirable that you have:
*Qualifications in theology, youth ministry or related discipline ideal but not required.
*Sound knowledge of Anglicare, including services, programs and organisational structure.
*An understanding of the structure and culture of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
*Demonstrated experience in youth, church or school ministry.
*A willingness and ability to facilitate the administrative requirements the role as required.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and personable individual seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people through this unique ministry initiative! You will have the opportunity to work for a supportive and growing not-for-profit, Christian organisation committed to changing the lives of the community. In addition, you can increase your net pay per fortnight and benefit from generous tax concessions by salary packaging part of your earnings.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.
Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.