Expressions of Interest: First Nations Specialist

Targeted Position: This position has been identified as a role to be best filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Baptist Mission Australia is committed to standing alongside First Nations people, leaders and communities, listening to their unique voices, stories, needs, hopes, dreams and missional aspirations. We are committed to embracing the invitation of First Nations people to journey with them towards genuine reconciliation and a better future for our nation, including exploring and fostering new holistic missional expressions and vibrant faith communities. 
As we pursue this vision we are seeking expressions of interest for a First Nations Specialist role. Based on discussions with the successful candidate[s], the role may be full-time, part-time or job-shared. The role has a flexible location base. 
Key aspects of the role will include:
  • Facilitation of listening and learning, so Baptist Mission Australia is hearing the voices, stories, needs, hopes, dreams and missional aspirations of First Nations’ people, communities and churches.
  • The identification of and implementation of appropriate leadership and missional training for emerging First Nations leaders.
  • The exploration, piloting and development of new First Nations holistic missional initiatives and partnerships.
  • Supporting Baptist Mission Australia in identifying genuine and practical reconciliation initiatives, which reflect God’s heart for justice and compassion. 
  • Appropriate resourcing and support to our wider Baptist movement.
The successful applicant[s] will possess the following key attributes: 
  • While this is a targeted First Nations Persons role, we are accepting all application. Applicants need to demonstrate a strong understanding of First Nations’ historical and contemporary cultural and social issues
  • Demonstrated experience of working with First Nations people and communities 
  • Proven experience in leading and working in a missional and justice context 
  • Strong capacity to set and implement strategic goals and directions 
  • Be a strong team player
  • Have very good people and communication skills 
Expressions of interest should include:
  • A personal resume 
  • A response to the role’s listed key attributes
  • A response to the applicant’s capacity and experience to fulfil key aspects of the role
To discuss this role and to find out more details about Baptist Mission Australia, please be in contact with our Executive Director Scott Pilgrim on 
EOIs will be considered as they are received. The EOI process will close on 2 October 2023.