audio calendar close compressed excel Group 2 Created with Sketch. image menu pdf pin play search ticket icon Created with Sketch. Group Created with Sketch. video word

Lead Community Organiser - Melbourne (12-month contract)

Staff Vacancies

  • Work with Tearfund’s community engagement team
  • Exciting mix of strategic thinking, relationship building and supporter empowerment.
  • Locally based and nationally focussed
  • 4 days I Melbourne I February start

About Tearfund Australia

Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. Our vision is for a just and compassionate world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential. To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and will challenge you on your faith and justice journey.

Sarah Pollock VIC Weekender 2019 Sept 0062

We are looking for a Community Organiser in Melbourne!

Work with Tearfund’s community engagement team and help grow a national movement of Australian Christians working to see lives transformed for people living in extreme poverty. Focusing on working closely with grassroots volunteers, advocates and key supporters, this position is aimed at mobilising the local church to become more increasingly active in responding to issues of extreme poverty and climate justice.

You will:

  • Recruit and mobilise grassroots leaders to work for change in ways which benefit the lives of those experiencing extreme poverty.
  • Work alongside Tearfund’s engagement team to develop and implement faith-based community organising training; equipping volunteers with the skills they need to engage the church on issues of poverty and climate justice.
  • Help develop and implement key Tearfund Advocacy and Fundraising campaigns.
  • Coach and support existing grassroots leaders and volunteers to take action.
  • Network and support engagement with local churches and supporters.

For more information, download the Position Description below.

About You - does this sound like you?

  • You love the church and social justice; your goal is to make sure that every Christian in Australia is challenged and empowered to make biblically-shaped responses to poverty and climate justice.
  • You’re a change maker; you can empower others to take action on issues which impact on Global Poverty.
  • You pride yourself on your excellent relationship building and communication skills.
  • You are a strategic thinker and love developing plans and seeing them come to fruition.
  • You’re a multi-tasker. You’re used to managing multiple priorities, from running a training event, telling a story, writing copy for an EDM or taking a volunteer for a coffee. Making sure things get done is your forte.
  • Your savvy with digital tools and are comfortable connecting with others digitally and face-to-face.

How to apply

Role will remain open until filled, please submit application asap.

Send us your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

In your cover letter tell us:

  1. Why you’ll get a kick out of being a Community Organiser at Tearfund.
  2. Address the Position Requirements in the Position Description

Position Description

Download the Position Description

Gifts that overflow with life, hope and opportunity

Tearfund's Useful Gifts – the original way to buy a goat and other poverty-fighting gifts.

Shop Useful Gifts