JPII House – Discipleship Officer

Carlton, Melbourne

Are you passionate about combining your faith with your work? Join JPII House as a Discipleship Officer, where you will:

  • Encourage University Students in their discipleship journey.
  • Promote the offerings of JPII House to university students.
  • Cultivate a supportive community where students can deepen their faith.

In this unique role, you will seek to evangelise students and staff, offering pathways for discipleship, providing opportunities for faith encounters, and accompanying students on their faith journeys.

About CAM

Presided over by the Archbishop, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) is the largest Archdiocese in Australia. It comprises around 1.1 million Catholics with a wide variety of people, cultures and ministries, providing services and support including pastoral, educational, social welfare, financial and administration services.

About the opportunity

The work of the JPII House – Discipleship Officer is Gospel based and expressed in personal witness of faith, accompaniment, community building, formation, liturgy, prayer, and pastoral care. The JPII House – Discipleship Officer brings the Presence of Jesus to the university community. Based at JPII House, Melbourne University, the JPII House – Discipleship Officer works with students from a variety of universities.

Some of the key priorities of this role include;

  • Offer a visible Catholic presence and actively seek to engage Catholic and non-Catholic students in dialogue on important questions common to all.
  • Develop a community environment in which students can grow in their journey of discipleship and have an encounter with the Lord.
  • Personally, accompany students, encouraging them in their discipleship journey.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of JPII House ensuring at all times that it is a place of welcome, hospitality, safety and administration.

About you

  • You will have exceptional communication skills with proven capability to network, present to, and influence with individuals and community groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in Discipling young people
  • A passion to share the Gospel and accompany university students on their faith journey
  • Tertiary qualifications (or working towards) in theology, religious education, ministry or a similar relevant experience (desirable)
  • A strong commitment to the values and teachings of the Catholic Church and ethos of the Archdiocese.
  • Exceptional communication skills with proven capability to network, present to, and influence with individuals and community groups.
  • Proficiency in successfully working in a collaborative or team environment.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence (essential)
  • National Police record check (essential)
  • Working with Children Check (essential)

Why work for CAM?

  • Meaningful Work: Make a significant impact by inspiring young people to explore their vocations.
  • We live our values – Wisdom, Integrity, Honesty, Compassion, Sustainability, Forgiveness, Generosity and Courage.
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for personal and professional development within the Archdiocese.

As an employee of CAM, you are joining an organisation that’s’ primary purpose is at service of the people of God. Your role will be interesting, challenging and highly rewarding – every day will be different.

You should also join us because….

  • The Discipleship Team operate as a dynamic team to build a culture of discipleship in parishes, communities and on campuses within the Archdiocese of Melbourne to develop programs and opportunities for deeper engagement with youth, young adults, and university students.

How to apply

If you believe like your skills and experience align with this position, we would love to hear from you. To submit an application, please click apply and provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing the requirements of the role.

Please note: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, if you believe this role might be for you, please apply as soon as possible.

To be successful in this role you must hold valid working rights in Australia.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.


Application closing date: 08 August, 2024 Contact person Emma Bakker Apply Now