About the Organisation
Dominican Education Australia (DEA) was established as a Public Juridic Person of Pontifical Right in 2016 to support the education ministries founded by three Dominican Congregations; the Holy Cross Congregation, Adelaide; the Dominican Sisters of North Adelaide and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands. DEA exists ‘to continue in the spirit of St Dominic the charism and traditions of Dominican education ministry’ (Canonical Statutes, 2.2).
About the role
The role of the DEA Mission and Identity Leader encompasses:
- Developing, leading and managing the Formation Policy and programs of DEA, emphasising work with the Education Ministry Boards.
- Providing resources, facilitation, support and guidance when required to School Boards in their formation in, and understanding of, the Dominican charism.
- Assisting in the Induction of new DEA Education Ministry Board Chairs and Directors in the Dominican charism.
- Supporting DEA Education Ministry Boards in the Induction of new School Principals in the Dominican charism.
- Encouraging the animation of the Dominican charism in DEA Education Ministries and supporting key personnel responsible for promoting the charism in their school programs, including staff induction and professional development in the Dominican charism and story.
- Supporting a strong network across the various school personnel, especially amongst Directors of Mission, APRIMs and RECs, to share, support, encourage and celebrate the charism.
- Assisting in maintaining the connection of DEA school communities with the wider Dominican family, nationally and internationally, both at relational and organisational levels.
- Organising and promoting the bi-annual Dominican Pilgrimage.
Skills and experience
Essential Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:
- Relevant experience and demonstrated effectiveness in Catholic leadership, particularly working with Board directors at the governance level
- Deep understanding of the Dominican charism
- Highly developed understanding of, and personal commitment, to Catholic education and the provision of formation for those governing and leading Catholic schools/colleges
- Appropriate undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in theology, education, religious education and/or leadership
- An ability to establish a positive rapport with a diverse group of Catholic school leaders and staff
- A demonstrated ability to lead and engage participants in rich and contemporary experiences of faith formation
The successful candidate for the role of Mission and Identity Leader will be able to demonstrate:
- Deep understanding and knowledge of the Dominican charism and story demonstrated by the capacity to translate that into today’s context
- Writing and analytic skills
- Professional Presentation skills
- Interpersonal skills
Applications are welcome from those interested in fulfilling the role on a part-time basis (2 days per week).
For further information, please call Marita Winters, DEA Chief Executive Officer, on 0438 491 574.
Please send application, including covering letter, Curriculum Vitae and any supporting documentation to [email protected]. As DEA ministries are based in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, consideration will be given to applicants from each of these cities.
Applications close Thursday 6 August 2020.