We’re looking for a passionate volunteer to lead our Justice for People Seeking Asylum campaign as we seek to inspire, engage and mobilise Australian Christians to show welcome and generosity to those who come to our shores seeking safety from persecution.
Volunteering with Common Grace
Common Grace is a growing Christian movement of followers of Jesus whose faith inspires us towards justice for refugees and people seeking asylum (amongst other issues) through organised bold acts of justice that reflect the ministry and teachings of Jesus as practised through the Church.
As a movement, volunteers sit at the heart of our organising work. We are deeply committed to providing value and meaning to the work of our volunteers, ensuring they are supported and have opportunities for development, and in turn we expect a level of commitment to the role as a valued part of our wider team.
As a Common Grace movement, we believe that Australia is called to be a generous nation. We long for the day when those who come to our shores for safety are welcomed with that kindness and compassion that the Bible teaches.
Yet for the last five years, successive governments have instituted an inhumane policy of 'deterrence'. As they have villianised the most vulnerable, the Australian Church has stood up to speak against this injustice. From declaring churches as places of sanctuary, providing on the ground resources and support, sharing the stories of peoples' experience in our offshore detention centres, organising and attending marches across Australia, writing letters to our politicians, and working hand in hand with other campaigns across Australia, Christians are increasingly played a key role speaking up for the rights of those seeking safety on our shores, and for major policy shifts to see those most vulnerable given a place of security instead a place of despair.
Together, as we inspire, resource and mobilise Christians across the Australian Church, we believe that we can contribute a voice that sounds MORE LIKE JESUS to our nation's public conversation on asylum seekers, as we imagine and nurture a more generous Australia.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a leader to drive and oversee Common Grace’s advocacy and campaigning on refugee and asylum seeker policy and to engage the Australian church through a fresh phase in political and public engagement. Inspired by an active faith and political savvy, you have have contagious passion and particular experience campaigning on issues of social justice.
The responsibilities of this role are broad, and will be shaped more fully by the gifting and experience of the successful candidate, though will include:
- Coordinating Common Grace’s asylum seeker justice reactive campaigning and planned advocacy
- Responding nimbly to stories in media/political/public cycle
- Building our People Seeking Asylum justice team with passionate volunteers from across the church
- Coordinating the development of digital content (email blasts, web blog and social media posts)
- Activating members and churches to undertake campaign actions
- Representing the campaign in the public and political sphere
- Establishing relationships with similar campaigns
The role will require a commitment of up to 8 hours per week and will be supported in your role by our CEO and Operations Director. While this is currently a volunteer role, there is scope for you to fundraise for a paid position. For more information please fill in the form on this page and we'll email you more details about how you can apply. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
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