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Australia Program Director

Staff Vacancies

Help to shape Tearfund’s future vision and strategy as our new Australia Program Director

We are seeking a leader to be our next Australia Program Director. This person will lead and grow Tearfund's engagement with Australian Christians, helping to create Tearfund's future, creating vision and operational strategy, providing leadership, direction, and empowerment for a highly skilled and engaged team.

Find out more about Tearfund, this Executive level role and how to apply in the information pack below.

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About Tearfund

Tearfund was founded over fifty years ago and is part of the global Tearfund Family. We work with local partners in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Pacific and in Australia with our First Peoples Program. Our approach is based on solid theology that seeks to inform, challenge, and empower Australian Christians to make biblically shaped responses to poverty and injustice: prayer, giving, learning, advocating, and lifestyle changes.

We seek to be a learning organisation and a diverse Christian workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected.

Tearfund offers a flexible and friendly work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey.

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Live out your passion for justice.

Who are we looking for? To succeed in this role, you will need:

The Australia Program Director will have a deep personal commitment to living a biblically shaped life, and to justice for the disempowered and marginalised. They will be highly relational whilst being results oriented, an experienced communicator and someone whose leadership style creates a culture of trust, openness, and accountability for performance.

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Does this sound like you?

If you have the attributes, skills and experience found in the information pack and position description, we would love to hear from you.

Position Description

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Information Pack

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Position Location

Blackburn, Victoria (currently hybrid working model).


Please contact Karen Naylor on Ph. (+61) (3) 9264 7000 or email [email protected]

NOTE: The closing date for applications is expected to be COB Wednesday 8th February 2023. However, shortlisting and interviews will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

How to Apply

Send us your CV as soon as possible with a short cover letter attached – send to [email protected]

In a short cover letter, tell us:

  • How your personal values and ethos align with Tearfund’s.
  • Why the role resonates with you.
  • How your Personal Attributes, Skills & Knowledge and Experience align with the role criteria.

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working with Children Check.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of different backgrounds, genders and ages work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles.

Tearfund Australia collects and retains the information you provide us through your application for use in connection with recruitment activities. We manage information provided to us in line with Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy policy contains further information on how we deal with your personal information and how to contact us if you have queries about this.