College Principal | Opportunity

Applications for the College Principal role are now open via SEEK.

The Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

United Theological College (UTC) is a Uniting Church Assembly approved college for the theological education and formation of ordained ministers.  It is tasked with enacting UME’s purpose to lead and resource the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in a range of ways including; the provision of theological education at Higher Education level, theological insight, support for leadership formation, and to enable the emerging shape of theological education to serve the future mission of the church.

The Principal is a key theological educator for the Synod, and Executive Officer of UTC. The Principal leads UTC in its collaborative work with UME, providing resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and future mission of the church.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Uniting Mission and Education, the Principal is a member of the UME Leadership Team, and shares broad responsibility in assisting the Church in leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission.

The role has specific responsibility for providing strategic and administrative leadership in UTC as it serves the needs of presbyteries, congregations, missions and other UCA Agencies, while at the same time cultivating and enabling a dedicated and multi-disciplinary UTC faculty team and supporting staff. It also provides strategic and operational leadership of UTC, embedding measurable quality in every operational aspect.

As a member of the Faculty of UTC, the Principal participates in the formation of Candidates for Ordained Ministries, which includes meeting faculty obligations as set out in the Assembly regulations.  The Principal takes an active role in the worship life of the College and models appropriate spiritual discipline and pastoral care within the College community.

Read the full position description via the official advertisement on SEEK.

Contact and enquiry information is available within the SEEK advert.

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