Part-Time Staff Position
Overseas Council Australia supports around two hundred Bible Colleges in fifty countries in the developing world with over 30,000 Christian leaders in training. The OCA vision is to transform communities and countries through an authentic expression of the Christian Church, informed and facilitated by biblically equipped and pastorally competent pastors, evangelists and church planters. We provide funding and consulting services to many of the leading evangelical theological colleges in the Pacific, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Following the resignation of our successful Victorian Director in July, we are looking for a suitable person who can build on that work. A significant supporter base already exists and so the role requires both relationship maintenance and developing of new supporters. The focus of the role is to fundraise with high net worth individuals and churches in the Melbourne area and beyond. Belief in the vision, values and strategy of OCA is essential, as well as being able to credibly promote our ministry in those contexts. We provide extensive training and support, but the crucial personal characteristics needed for the role are an enjoyment of meeting people; an ability to build relationships that make talking about our ministry a natural activity, and; happily inviting people to participate financially knowing that it is a privilege for the asker and the asked.
Reporting to the Executive Director in Sydney and cooperating with other national office staff, the Victorian Director will determine the strategic and tactical operations in Victoria to further the ministry and implement those activities.
The Victorian Director organises visits of our international speakers in their region twice a year with assistance from the National Office. Presentations in churches and other Christian meetings are a necessary part of expanding the support.
The Victorian Director has responsibility for representing OCA internationally when visiting our partner colleges in the developing world.
The Director will be required to travel to Sydney (1-2 days) several times a year and internationally in the developing world (1-2 weeks) each year.
The role is 2 days per week, permanent part-time. The weekly rhythm can be adjusted to suit other commitments in most weeks. The annual rhythm of work allows for some extra time off in school holidays which is balanced with some busier weeks in term time.
The key areas of responsibility are:
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and skills:
Candidates should submit a CV and address specific criteria outlined above.
Applications close Thursday September 26th at noon.
It is anticipated that the chosen candidate will begin in November 2019.
For more information please email the Executive Director, Rev Dr Stuart Brooking firstname.lastname@example.org