Catholic Dean position – Northern Territory

Nungalinya College is a combined Churches College for Indigenous Australians. The College was established in 1974 and is formally supported by the Anglican, Uniting and Catholic churches of the Northern Territory and is situated in Casuarina, a northern suburb of Darwin.

Since 1974, Nungalinya College has been equipping men and women for Christian leadership roles in churches and communities. Our training programs explore the Christian faith contextually through courses in Foundation Studies, Bible Overview, Media, Music and Discipleship, Christian Ministry and Theology, and Bible Translation.

Each year men and women from over 100 different communities across Australia come to study at Nungalinya College. Our students are from both remote and urban communities and their different cultural and language backgrounds are respected and included in campus life. Many students hold important positions of leadership in their own communities and Nungalinya College respects these Elders and the traditional wisdom they possess. 

About the Role 
 The Catholic Dean reports to the Assistant Principal of Nungalinya College and is supported by the Catholic Bishop of Darwin and his office. The responsibilities of the Catholic Dean include: 

  • recruitment and enrolment individuals already dedicated in faith communities, 
  • pastoral care and support of students,
  • administration,
  • overseeing the academic progress of students,
  • assisting students in formation and prayer, 
  • connecting students to the Darwin Catholic community through ministry and liturgical events
  • communicating with Parish Priests, Religious Leaders and church communities throughout the NT, 
  • visitation to communities, and the
  • possibility of allocating a day per week to work in other Darwin Diocese Indigenous Ministries  

About You 

Our successful applicant will have had previous experience in either an educational institution, Parish/Church team, or a pastoral role; be able to demonstrate knowledge, experience and understanding of Indigenous societies, and cultures and possess an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australian society. An intermediate to advanced level of computing and office skills is required. 

In addition, a valid Federal Police Check and Ochre Card is required, as well as being a regular and active participant in your local Catholic Parish. 

How to Apply? 

If you would like to be considered for this role, please email a copy your current CV and a cover letter to  outlining how your experience and qualifications meet our requirements. Ideally a 3 year contract will be awarded. Part-time applicants considered.

Applications close: Monday 30th May.

For a confidential discussion about the role or any questions you might have, please request this via email and leave a number for a return call.