10 Jan, 2022

Schools Ministry Coordinator

  • Scripture Union Australia
  • Darwin NT, Australia
Full time Admin & Office Support Chaplain Church Minister / Pastor / Leadership General Business Nonprofit & Social Services

Job Description

  • Exciting new ministry opportunity in Darwin
  • Facilitate religious instruction (RI) in NT schools
  • Lead and develop an enthusiastic group of volunteer RI teachers

About Scripture Union Australia

Scripture Union Australia (SUA) is an interdenominational Christian movement committed to providing Australian children, young people, and families with opportunities to experience the transforming love of Jesus and to pursue a lifelong journey of discipleship. 

SUA is part of the worldwide Scripture Union movement, a movement of Christians working with churches to make God’s Good News known to children, young people, and families and to encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through Bible reading and prayer. (scriptureunion.org.au)

SUA is a charitable 'limited by guarantee' not-for-profit organisation comprising more than 900 staff and thousands of volunteers, working with churches, and serving in communities in all states and territories across Australia. 

All SUA staff and volunteers are empowered and equipped to champion a child safe culture and are committed to the highest standards of safety and care in our work with children, young people, and families.  

SUA in the Northern Territory

The Schools Ministry Coordinator role is currently funded by a partnership between Bush Church Aid (BCA) and SUA.

In the Northern Territory, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Schools Ministry Coordinator to develop our ministry in schools, including facilitating religious instruction (RI) in schools.  You will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteer RI teachers/helpers, as well as being required to personally teach RI in some schools.  In your new role, you will visit churches and other supporters to build networks and grow SU’s school’s ministry in the region.  This role is based in Darwin and will also require some travel to other parts of the NT.  The applicant will be required to assist in raising funds towards the role.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A mature personal faith and values consistent with SU’s and BCA’s ethos and theology
  • A strong background in ministry and mission, preferably with children and young people
  • Theological training with a teaching background
  • Experience in a similar role of coordinating and developing volunteers
  • A successful track record in building and maintaining networks and an ability to represent our organisation effectively in external settings


Assistance with relocation expenses to move to Darwin is available from our partner, Bush Church Aid.

To be considered for this role, please complete your application including the following:

  • Cover Letter – Clearly outlining how you meet the role requirements for our ideal candidate listed above, including your cultural fit within both SUA and BCA. No more than two pages in total.
  • Current CV.

The closing date for this position is 31 January 2022.  Enquiries may be directed to Ox Roberts (Regional Manager, NT & the Kimberley) on 0408 603 098 or ox.roberts@su.org.au

All staff and volunteers are required to hold a current Working with Children Check (Ochre Card) and operate under SUA’s ChildSafe framework. All employees are required to provide SUA with a National Police Records Check.  Interested applicants will be referenced checked for their suitability for working with children and vulnerable people. Applicants will need to be able to comply with any Health Directions issued by the NT Government from time to time.

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