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Team Leader, Macquarie University - University Catholic Chaplaincy, Darlington, NSW

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is seeking an experienced Team Leader for the University of Sydney to join the University Catholic Chaplaincy

  • Full-time opportunity conveniently located in Sydney
  • Supportive for-purpose organisation
  • Competitive salary with attractive packaging options


About Us

The University Catholic Chaplaincy seeks to proclaim the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at each campus by enriching the lives of students and staff through a range of activities focusing on their spiritual, intellectual and human development journey. The Chaplaincy co-ordinates the sacramental and faith life on campus and facilitates the ongoing formation students, staff and alumni.

The chaplaincy operates at the following campuses:

  • University of Sydney
  • University of NSW
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Macquarie University


About the Role

The primary purpose of the Team Leader is to bring the message of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church to the Macquarie University, by providing an open and welcoming environment to all who encounter the Chaplaincy and by facilitating, in all its diversity, the development of their holistic Christian and human formation.

This is achieved by the team Leader providing avenues for service, leadership and evangelisation through building a community of students, faculty members and staff, by facilitating regular access to the sacraments, evangelisation missions, other various programs and events and one to one mentoring and apostolate.

This role is permanent full-time position and is based at the University of Sydney Student Centre and Chapel located at 150 City Road Darlington.

The primary responsibilities of the Team Leader will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Providing spiritual and liturgical activities to nurture and deepen the life of students and staff in Jesus Christ within the Catholic Church
  • Providing a community context in which students and staff can be welcomed and shaped in their human experience and formation and social life
  • Supporting and encouraging Catholic student societies, with a primary focus of energy on the official Catholic Student Society.
  • Managing and leading a team of staff and volunteers, including Priests and religious.
  • Providing leadership formation and development for students by organising and leading study groups, courses and delivering talks.
  • Supporting, encouraging and developing student societies and initiatives on campus.
  • Being vigilantly attentive to opportunities to instigate, encourage and guide students and staff, in particular the groups of the Catholic Students Society, to bridge the worlds of faith and reason within specific disciplines in the university


About You

The ideal candidate should satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Relevant experience in a similar role or in a role encompassing the key areas of competency for this position.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building and evangelisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in faith formation and spiritual formation.
  • Demonstrated experience in organising and co-ordinating large events.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and its Tradition.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting young people to take vocational steps
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of various social media platforms and digital communications.

A full position description can be accessed at www.catholicjobsonline.com.au or by emailing your request to [email protected]

Applications should be sent in confidence to [email protected] and should include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing each of the selection criteria outlined above, as well as a resume outlining your experience.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Reference checks will be carried out for preferred candidates.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children.

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

The successful candidate will be required to hold a current Working with Children clearance in NSW.

Applications close: Monday 6 December 2021

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