Chief Executive Officer Position Description
Chief Executive Officer
- Lead an Australian Christian movement for justice.
Full time (negotiable 4 days), preferably based in Sydney.
Common Grace is a growing movement of over 43,000 Christians who are passionate about Jesus and justice. Started in 2014, we seek to support and accelerate an independent Australian Christian movement for justice by equipping Christians to think, act and speak like Jesus for a more just world. More specifically, we celebrate the local church as it looks like Jesus in the world, form people in faith as recipients of grace and obedient to Jesus’ call to love our neighbour, and mobilise Christians to be a faithful presence for God in our world. We have adopted the online campaigning strategies of existing secular organisations, but with a deep theological underpinning that can offer a provocative yet merciful Christian voice in the public square.
Common Grace is now seeking an exceptional and driven professional to fill the role of CEO and lead our organisation through its next season, and the Australian church, through a fresh phase of public engagement.
Representing Common Grace, you would help lead a diverse movement seeking to catalyse public dimensions of Christian faith. Your passionate, prayerful and wise leadership would see you imagining and implementing effective strategy to build a stronger, independent movement for justice.
Your day-to-day work would see you spending half your time on external priorities (fundraising, public and media engagement) and the other half on internal priorities (developing strategy and systems, directing staff and volunteers).
The current team have now been operating for six months without a CEO. Given the current political climate and our grassroots funding model, you would need to hit the ground running— driving new fundraising and partnership efforts, leading our teams, and delivering a public Christian response to a range of critical issues.
Sound like you?
Your contagious passion for social justice combined with your proven organisational leadership makes you an influential Christian voice in public conversations. Inspired by an active faith and politically savvy, you have publicly campaigned and engaged the church on a theology of justice. You are an exceptional strategic mind, smart, perceptive and able to drive vision and strategy. It’s natural for you to attract both people and financial resources to the important work you are doing. Your previous staff and employers can testify to your supportive leadership and capacity to deliver. You have a courageous appetite for challenge and risk, but are willing to back it up with wise stewardship and strategic planning.
For more, see the full job description.
To apply, you’ll need to forward a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining your experience against the position requirements below, along with your CV and two (2) referees to [email protected].
- A commitment to Common Grace’s Christian values and ethos, and passionate about social justice and the invitation of the Christian faith to be centred on the justice, beauty and generosity of Jesus.
- Proven organisational leadership, including leading teams, with the ability to apply strategic thinking to set direction, plan, implement and evaluate.
- Fundraising experience or skills, including the ability to network, build rapport and develop strategic partnerships.
- Existing profile/presence or clear ability to become the public voice of Common Grace to further the organisation’s influence and provide a missing Christian voice in the political and public sphere.
Applications close Monday, 2 September 2019. Enquiries should be directed to [email protected].
Common Grace’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children. We are committed to equal opportunity and are an inclusive workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.