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Senior Chaplain

SDA Schools NNSW Ltd

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (NNSW) Limited is seeking an innovative, experienced Senior Chaplain School.  Our school is passionate about providing unique learning opportunities for young people. This is a full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023.


Expressions of Interest are invited from committed and experienced educational ministry leaders who have a passion for Adventist education and a demonstrated capacity to lead a team of chaplains in the most rewarding of contexts – sharing Christ through the modelling of His character in a school setting with 1000+ students and 2000+ connected family members.


MC is an aspirational, future-focused learning community, where the pursuit of excellence is nurtured in an inclusive, Christ-centred environment.



With the longer term goal of chaplaincy at MC to be a global exemplar of Adventist mission and ministry in an educational context, this unique opportunity will require the successful candidate to undertake the following essential tasks:

  1. Lead the growth of MC’s faith community through the day-to-day provision of a high-quality, inclusive, vibrant and creative, relational and distinctively Seventh-day Adventist school-wide chaplaincy program. Such a program will intentionally seek to engage MC’s unchurched community in relationships that lead to a long-term faith commitment to mainstream Adventist church communities.
  2. Work in close partnership with MC’s senior executive staff to ensure the day-to-day functionality of MC’s various ministry programs.
  3. Lead the ongoing development of best-practice ministry initiatives to both unchurched and churched MC community members.
  4. Leadership of MC’s chaplaincy programs through the application of interpersonal skills, based upon intellectually and emotionally intelligent behaviours, to enable effective ministry practices within a diverse P-12 school community, including non-Adventist/non-Christian students and their families.
  5. Lead the alignment of MC’s ministry programs to MC’s learning programs to ensure continuity, relevance and sustainability of both programs, for all stakeholders.
  6. Work in close partnership with NNSW School Company staff, NNSW Church Company staff and local Adventist church pastors to ensure the effective delivery of the NNSW School Company’s strategic vision for ministry in SDA schools throughout the North NSW Conference.
  7. Work in partnership with the MC Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing) in circumstances where MC’s Chaplaincy and Student Wellbeing programs overlap to ensure the effective delivery of frontline support services to MC’s at-risk community members.



Key Information:

Employment at MC in this role is subject to, and inclusive of, the following conditions:

Expressions of Interest will only be accepted from applicants who:

  1. Are baptised members of the SDA Church with a demonstrated commitment to the central role of Adventist Education in the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  2. Hold relevant degree level qualifications and experience.
  3. Are a resident of Australia or New Zealand or who are currently approved to work in Australia.
  4. Hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).


Upon receipt of an Expression of Interest, an applicant may be invited to submit a further statement addressing the following criteria prior to an interview being scheduled:

  • A plan outlining how you would lead MC’s chaplaincy staff and broader staffing team in the effective delivery of the MC Strategic Intent chaplaincy goals. (The MC Strategic Intent chaplaincy goals will be made available to applicants who progress beyond the Expression of Interest phase of the application process).


Expressions of interest         

Expressions of interest can be sent to the Principal Rohan Deanshaw [email protected] Please provide a supporting statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria as detailed in the position description, a CV listing qualifications and experience, and the contact details of three referees.

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