Campus Pastoral Associate – Students

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 10 Jan 2020

Job No:975525
Campus Location:Melbourne
Functional Unit:Campus Ministry
Work Type:Continuing full time

  • Self-starter with experience and passion for pastoral ministry to advocate and support the Vision of Campus Ministry
  • Total remuneration valued to $93,236 - $100,192
  • Continuing full-time appointment, located in Melbourne

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome. We've also partnered with Blacktown City Council to open a new ACU campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney, in 2021.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission  and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Office of the Vice President is responsible for Catholic-related operations of the University and brings together new and existing Catholic functions. The Vice President simultaneously holds the position of Director, Identity and Mission. This Vice President’s portfolio includes the Directorate of Identity and Mission, Campus Ministry, Community Engagement, La Salle Academy, Staff Formation and the ACU Centre for Liturgy. The Portfolio also serves as a resource for those wishing to better understand and explore the Catholic mission and identity of Australian Catholic University The Office of the Vice President animates programs and activities that engage, celebrate, and support the University community’s development in and understanding of our Mission, Catholic identity, and living traditions.

Through Campus Ministry, the portfolio animates opportunities for members of the University community to deepen their experience of faith and to use their gifts and talents in service to the world, while enabling them to engage in an authentic Catholic university experience while studying or working at ACU. Beneath the formal programs, retreats, lectures, and workshops lies a spirited dedication to the identity and mission of ACU. At the core of ACU is its identity as part of the legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. This is not a static legacy but a vibrant, living legacy that is found on each of our campuses, every day. You will need to have:

The Campus Pastoral Associate (Students) ministers on a day-to-day basis across their campus. You will ensure vibrant, relevant, consistent campus ministry delivery to and with students on campus enriching the religious and spiritual lives of ACU students of all denominations and faiths through liturgy, retreats, education, service and pastoral care in the Catholic tradition. You will work collaboratively with the local campus ministry team which includes a Chaplain, a Campus Pastoral Associate (Staff) and paid and volunteer students.  To provide the best possible student experience, and to meet the unique needs of students on the Melbourne campus, you will collaborate with the Associate Vice Chancellor and a variety of organisational units in the University.

For more information please see the attached position description.

In this role you will need to have:

  • An understanding of the University’s mission and Catholic ethos and demonstrate an understanding of how this role serves the mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Theology, Religious Education or Ministry or equivalent experience
  • Experience in pastoral ministry (Campus Ministry Experience preferred).
  • Ability to encourage and advocate the vision of Campus Ministry for the overall good of the University’s Catholic Identity and Mission
  • Experience in church ministry within the Catholic Church and a demonstrated commitment to ministry activities within the Catholic Church
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written skills in order to liaise, consult and negotiate effectively with a wide range of people within a University community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and ethical practice principles and demonstrated knowledge of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety, appropriate to the level of appointment.
  • Evidence of ability to work with children and contribute to and protect their safety and wellbeing.  The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid working with children clearance for the State or Territory in which the position is located.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality we offer leading practice parental leave entitlements for both men and women, flexible work options and a range of generous leave options to assist with work-life balance.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Campus Pastoral Associate (Students) PD - Melbourne.pdf Associate (Students) PD - Melbourne.pdf . Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply .

Total remuneration valued to $93,236 - $100,192 pa, including salary component $78,786 - $84,664 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 6), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

General enquiries can be sent to Campus Ministry Manager, Br. Michael Callinan fms, email: or call 02 9739-2455.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid working with children clearance for the State or Territory in which the position is located.

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Applications Close: 10 January 2020 , 11.55pm


ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Advertised:20 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:10 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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