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Executive Officer - Kildare Education Ministries, Albert Park, VIC

Kildare Education Ministries
Executive Officer

The Executive Officer of Kildare Education Ministries will support the work of the Board and its six Catholic Secondary Schools situated in Victoria and one in South Australia. The Executive Officer supports the educational leadership and governance of the Kildare Education Ministries Board. The Executive Officer is the main point of contact for the Principals and supports the development of the strategic planning and resourcing of each school.

Kildare Education Ministries is seeking a faith-filled visionary and contemporary leader who has had principal experience. An applicant with more than one senior educational leadership experience (at principal level) and knowledge of governance for mission, by either serving on an incorporated board or through other means, is highly desirable. Kildare Education Ministries seeks to add its prophetic voice to the contemporary issues of our times, while supporting each of its Catholic schools to be faith-filled communities where young people are nurtured and flourish.

Preferable start at the beginning of September 2021 or by negotiation.

An application package can be obtained by contacting Monica Lang, Kildare Ministries Administration Officer, on 9682 2973 or [email protected]
Applications close on Friday 9th July 2021.


The Executive Officer of Kildare Education Ministries Board supports the operations of the KEM Board. In addition, the Executive Officer is required to keep abreast of and offer advice to, the KEM Board regarding current educational developments in areas such as curriculum, funding, compliance, employment etc. The relationship between the Executive Officer and the KEM schools is one of mutual respect, collegiality and collaboration where the Executive Officer acts as the conduit between the schools and the Board as well as being a source of support, wisdom, advice and counsel. A key aspect of this function is the establishment of collegial and supportive relationships with Principals and the provision of advice where appropriate.

As a member of the Mission and Ministry team, the Executive Officer will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director of Kildare Ministries to ensure that the Vision, Mission and Values of Kildare Ministries are witnessed in the schools. This collaboration will include a shared approach in the support of Principals and Leadership Teams in schools and their strategic planning. The formation program needs to be supported and a significant contribution from schools needs to be made to maintain its relevance to the development of the Kildare Ministries emerging narrative.

Key Responsibilities of the Kildare Education Ministries Board

The Board’s key functions in relation to each school are

  • Enlivening the mission, vision and values of KM
  • Meeting its legal, regulatory and statutory requirements

Tasks include but are not limited to

  • Completing tasks as determined by KEM Board
  • Both lead and support the work of the Board
  • Provide assurance that all good governance is a feature of all schools
  • Source of advice and wisdom for the Principals
  • Oversight of the key strategic and financial planning documents
  • Stewardship of Resources and Risk Management
  • Overview of key policies including compliance to child safety regulations
  • Member of the Mission and Ministry team in the Office of Kildare Ministries


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