Youth Ministry Advisor (Western Region) / CBD

Division/Branch: Ministry Support

Location: Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW

Job Type: Full time (Fixed term, 3 years)

Closing Date: 31 October 2019 (unless filled before)

The Ministry Support Team provides advisory and coaching services to churches and their leaders regarding children’s and youth ministry.

About the role

The Advisor will be responsible for advocating for the importance of ministry to youth; supporting local church ministry, youth ministers and leveraging the ministry resources within the Western Region of the Sydney Anglican Diocese.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide advice and assistance to every church in the Western Region in how to run effective youth ministry for all ages, and how to incorporate youth ministry into the wider ministry of the church.

  • Lead and grow the development of youth minister networks.

  • Coach ministry workers to lead effective youth ministries.

  • Develop and implement the Ministry Survey tool.

  • Provide team training and cluster training for church teams working with youth.

  • Write articles on issues relating to ministry to youth.

You will need to demonstrate

  • A commitment to work with Youthworks’ vision and mission

  • A personal Christian faith and willingness to work within an Anglican organization

  • A commitment to participating in a local Christian church

  • Qualifications in Theology – preferably a Bachelor of Theology.

  • Experience as a Youth Minister in a Sydney Anglican Church – at least 5 years’ experience.

  • A capacity to build and create healthy workplace relationships.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with a focus on networking to build partnerships and strategic alliances.

  • A strong work ethos with the ability to think strategically and effectively to implement plans.

  • A capacity for excellent Christian servant leadership and the ability to lead, manage and develop a team of people

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and to be flexible to reflect changes in priority with a strong attention to detail. 

How to apply

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Submit in writing a cover letter and resume by clicking 'Apply Now' below.

Additionally, please upload the completed Application Form when submitting your cover letter and resume.

Your application should address all selection criteria listed in the position description and include current qualifications, relevant professional experience and Christian ministry involvement. Please include a past employer and your current church minister as a referee.

Youthworks is committed to participating in the NSW Working with Children Check program, and successful applicants must have a valid Working with Children Check ID number for paid employment before an offer of employment can be made. Persons who are ineligible need not apply.

General enquiries can be directed to to Human Resources

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

If your skills are a fit, you will be contacted by a member of our recruitment/HR team.

To note applications cannot be processed until a completed application form is submitted.