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Work at Act for Peace

Act for Peace employs people from all backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting communities affected by poverty and conflict. If you’re passionate about tackling injustice and helping communities torn apart by war and poverty, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our latest jobs and internship vacancies below.

Please note, our head office is located in Sydney, though we do have some staff located in offices around Australia. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. 

View Act for Peace's Child Protection Policy here and all other policies visit the Act for Peace Policies area.

 

Executive Officer, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Act for Peace is looking for a dynamic individual with leadership experience to fulfill the Executive Officer’s role for the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT). Our Executive Officer will have experience in the refugee, asylum seeker or refugee resettlement sectors, and will support development and coordination of campaign and advocacy strategies that ensure that the ACRT continues to contribute as a key voice in the pursuit of more humane asylum seeker and refugee policy in Australia.

  • Opportunity to create transformational change
  • Work with an experienced team
  • Contract 0.7 part-time permanent position to June 2019
  • Location: Melbourne or Sydney CBD 

Applications close: Wednesday, 26th April.
For information and to apply, please click here. 
   

Executive Director, Act for Peace

Right now, an opportunity exists for an Executive Director to lead and interpret the vision and mission of Act for Peace as an expression of the life of Christ and the ecumenical Christian witness for peace. Reporting to the Act for Peace Commission through the Chair, your role will be providing leadership to a creative and dynamic team of 33 people, and to the Commission of Act for Peace in the development of the vision and program of the NCCA’s international aid and development agency.

Key to your success will be inspiring and motivating Act for Peace staff, Commission and NCCA Member churches. You will be responsible for building and maintaining strong, positive and enduring stakeholder, volunteer and partner relationships. As the ideal applicant, you will have:
 
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline
  • A clear appreciation of and involvement in the life of the member churches of the NCCA
  • A deep commitment to and experience in aid and development related activities
  • Senior management and leadership in a complex aid and development related organisation preferably in the faith/church based not for profit development sector
  • People management skills with a demonstrated ability to inspire, develop and manage diverse teams and complex stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in the development and implementation of a strategic plan
  • Experience in leading, developing and managing a similar organisation with complex compliance obligations, including financial and policy management
  • Confidence in public speaking and public presentation
  • High level networking and relationship building skills

Location: Sydney CBD

For details and to apply, please contact Malcolm Duncan – The Insight Group on (02) 9233 3711 for further discussion or send your details to: search9@insgroup.com.au.
 

Marketing Manager (Individual Giving) 

Act for Peace is looking for an experienced fundraiser with a track record of success. In this important role you’ll be responsible for regular giving, cash and emergency appeals and our virtual gift catalogue, Gifts for Peace. Managing a Marketing Coordinator, you’ll identify the strategic opportunities to grow our established products and appeals, develop innovative new fundraising products and deliver great fundraising performance.

  • Lead our regular giving and cash giving products
  • Be part of an experienced, award winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD 


For information and to apply, click here.  
You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application. Applications close: 9am, Wednesday 3rd May.
 

Marketing Executive (Church Giving) 

Act for Peace is looking for an experienced marketer with a track record of success. In this important role you’ll be responsible for our church marketing program, and leading our flagship church fundraising appeal, the much-loved Christmas Bowl.
 
You will develop and deliver our communications to churches, supporting church leaders to deepen their engagement with the cause and increase funds raised for our overseas work. You’ll provide inspiring, high-quality worship resources, and manage a network of passionate volunteer speakers to increase support for Act for Peace and the Christmas Bowl.  

  • Lead our church engagement work
  • Be part of an experienced, award winning department
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Location: Sydney CBD 


For information and to apply, click here 
You will need to upload a copy of your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria with your application. Applications close: 9am, Wednesday 3rd May.

 

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View other ways you can join the Act for Peace team as an Intern or Volunteer.

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More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2017). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.