Pastoral and Administrative Assistant
- Permanent role, from February 2020.
- Averaging 8 hours per week
- Flexible as to whether this is worked over the whole year, or February – November.
- Collaborative support role alongside Student Soul minister, including offering pastoral care and administrative support
- Room for creativity, experimentation and adaptation to strengths and passions
- Specific goals to be set with the minister. (These will be aligned with Student Soul goals for each semester and adjusted as needed, by mutual agreement.)
- Pay rate is $21.15 per hour (living wage) + 5% Kiwisaver, reviewed annually
- Pastoral presence at Sunday evening services and other key events (such as camp).
(Approx. 2 hours per week)
- Administrative support
- Coordinate roster system for services (setup and pack-down) and aid with the recruitment of people into these roles (where needed)
- Help manage social media pages
- Develop and maintain student database
- Involvement in Sunday evening setup and pack-down (when necessary)
- Other administrative tasks as required (including shopping, general office administration)
- (Approx. 1.5 hours per week)
- Pastoral care and small groups
- Provide pastoral care (both proactively and responsively), particularly for female students
- Help to develop pastoral care networks, including via small groups and by facilitating connections between students
- Assist in the ongoing training and support of small group leaders
- (Approx. 3 hours per week)
- Meet weekly with minister
- Attend monthly Student Soul Oversight Team meetings
- Bi-monthly supervision
- (Approx. 1.5 hour per week)
- Deep personal faith, and commitment and attention to ongoing spiritual growth
- Desire to help young people develop and grow in Christian faith
- Successful experience of tertiary education (degree may still be in progress)
- Team player, with well-developed interpersonal skills
- Pastoral competency (including listening skills), and passion for others’ flourishing
- Able to coordinate (and demonstrate appreciation of) volunteers
- Administrative ability
- Proactive around hospitality and welcome
- Ability to set and maintain appropriate personal boundaries
- Commitment and attention to self-care.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Mental Health (MH) 101 course, or equivalent, already completed or to be undertaken as soon as possible.
- While no formal pastoral qualifications are required, the successful applicant can apply for fees-funding for one University paper per year in a related area (e.g., in 2020: Pastoral Care or Spirituality and Mental Health.) (Funding is for (domestic) fees only: study to be done in their own time.)
- Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please supply a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role, and an up-to-date C.V.
- Thank you for your interest. We will let you know of the outcome as soon as possible
Tom Mepham is the full-time minister of Student Soul. He received his Diploma in Ministry from the Knox Centre of Ministry and Leadership in December 2019, prior to which he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Otago University in 2017. He is a member of the Southern Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Tom is also a writing and performing member of Black Boy Peaches, an alternative/contemporary pop rock act, based in Dunedin NZ.