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Ministry Innovations & Marketing Leader

Seventh-day Adventist Church (SPD) Limited

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (SPD) Limited is seeking a highly innovative, experienced and strategic influencer and thought-leader to take on this full-time role at the South Pacific Division (SPD) head office in Sydney, Australia.

Why work for us?

  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow personally, spiritually and professionally
  • Flexible work arrangements with half day Fridays
  • Strong Adventist ethos
  • Employee discounts for Adventist Education school fees
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Access to ACA Health private insurance
  • Opportunity to participate and contribute to ministry projects across the South Pacific islands.

As the Ministry Innovations and Marketing Leader, you will be a strategic partner to lead ministry innovations and disciple making movements across multiple areas of influence within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. You will coordinate research and utilise data analysis to drive new innovations that address ministry needs. You will create a shared vision with other denominational entities and support them in trialling and implementing these innovations. Reporting to the Director of Ministry and Strategy you will work collaboratively with the Ministry and Strategy Team at the SPD.

We are looking for someone with marketing experience, knowledge in theology and the ability to engage and network in creative dialogue on contemporary issues, as well as have an awareness of contemporary methods in the study of religion and Christianity with modern philosophical traditions.

The successful candidate will also meet the following selection criteria:

  • Be a practising baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a strong commitment to its mission, beliefs and lifestyle.
  • Be eligible to hold the appropriate church licence/credential.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in research, marketing or similar.
  • Proven experience in a research field with sound understanding of research methodologies.
  • High level of organisation and planning skills with great attention to detail.
  • Be proficient in the use of office based software and technology tools, including social media platforms.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Have practical skills in database management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to network and build relationships.
  • Able to work in Australia and travel as required.
  • Understanding of the church structure and management across the SPD would be advantageous.
  • Proven ability in management and strategic planning preferred.

For a full job description please email [email protected]. For more information, please contact Lyndel Smith on [email protected].

To apply please email a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria, your CV, three work-related referees and the contact information of your Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor, to [email protected].

Only applicants who have current Australian work rights will be considered for this position. 

The appointing body reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion and close applications once an appointment is made.

This vacancy was written and advertised by the employer listed above.