Director, Office for the Participation of Women Secretariat for Church Ministry Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is the permanent assembly of the bishops of Australia, exercising together certain pastoral offices. A vacancy exists in its Secretariat for Church Ministry, based in Canberra, for the position of Director, Office for the Participation of Women.

Reporting to the Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry, you will lead a small team to provide executive support to the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry, the Australian Catholic Council for Lay Pastoral Ministry and the Council for Australian Catholic Women. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of projects as required by the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry and for ensuring that the Office for the Participation of Women meets the operational expectations of the Mandate.

You will have: demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church; strong knowledge and understanding of the structures and various ministries of the Church in Australia; clear understanding of the issues regarding the participation of women in the life of the Church; demonstrated experience in leading a small team with minimal supervision and defined budget expenditure; proven ability in designing, leading and undertaking project work; excellent electronic, oral and written communication skills; tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline.

The ACBC is an equal employment opportunity employer that promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. You must be eligible to work in Australia.

For the Position Description and further enquiries, please contact the General Secretary at
Applications, addressing each of the selection criteria of knowledge, skills and experience in the Position Description, should be posted in an envelope marked ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ or sent as an attachment to an email to:

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Attention: Rev B J Lucas, General Secretary GPO Box 368 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 25 November 2011