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The Project Support Officer will provide support to the Director of the Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace (the Office) to carry out their responsibilities as mandated by the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service (BCSJMS). This will include assisting the Director in promoting collaboration between the Office and the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC).
Duties and responsibilities will include:
- Assist the Director in undertaking advocacy in the areas of social justice, ecology and peace.
- Undertake research to assist the Director to prepare documents, resources, submissions and bulletins.
- Provide assistance to the Director in their engagement with people on the peripheries.
- Organise and manage the operation of the Office online meetings, webinars and courses as well as face-to-face meetings and events.
- Design and format the Office documents and resources and manage the publication of online and print materials.
- Prepare and disseminate electronic communications to Commission justice contacts.
- Maintain the Office website and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
- Prepare and disseminate the monthly Office electronic bulletin.
To be successful you will have:
- A proven commitment to social justice, peace and ecological responsibility
- An understanding of Catholic social teaching
- Demonstrated experience and commitment in accompanying people on the peripheries
- Demonstrated experience in community organising and political advocacy
- Ability to undertake advocacy with sensitivity and in a non-partisan way
- Ability to undertake research on social and environmental issues, evaluate the data and information, and to provide the results of this research in a coherent and soundly reasoned form
- Demonstrated experience in the Microsoft Windows operating environment and the Microsoft Office applications software
- Demonstrated experience in the use of various forms of design software
- Excellent electronic, oral and written communication skills
- An understanding of and willingness to work within the mission, identity and teachings of the Catholic Church
For a copy of the position description or any other enquiries regarding this role please contact [email protected].
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family-friendly workplace, including flexible work options such as:
- Free onsite parking in Braddon (if working from Canberra)
- Hybrid work-from-home options along with other flexibility provisions are available through our flexible work policy
- Generous leave provisions including:
- additional Christmas leave
- 14 weeks of paid parental leave
- study support and leave
- paid retreat and formation leave
How to apply
Please submit a current resume along with a cover letter demonstrating your knowledge, skills and experience as aligned to the dot points in the “About You” section above.
Applications close at Midnight Sunday 3 December 2023.
The Catholic Church in Australia is served by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference), the permanent collegial assembly of the Bishops of Australia.
The General Secretariat exists to support the work of the Bishops Conference, which meets twice each year but is a permanent institution that operates between plenary meetings through the Permanent Committee and bishop’s commissions.
The Mission and Values of the Catholic Church of Australia are that work is for people, not people for work. Our Vision is that through work, individuals contribute to the common good and achieve fulfilment as human beings. The Church teaches that employees and employers are regarded as partners in their place of work and their respective roles. Mutual respect, esteem, and goodwill underpin the relationship between the employer and the employee. Employees are encouraged and enabled to see their work not merely as a source of income but as providing a service and a benefit to others in society.
Additional Information for Applicants
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.
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Hybrid • Permanent • Part-time • Associate