External job opportunity: Director, Pastoral Research Office
Published: Wednesday 19th July 2017
The Pastoral Research Office is seeking applications for the position of Director.
An agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the mission of this Office is to assist the Catholic Church in Australia at all levels in understanding the cultural, social and personal dimensions of religion in the changing contemporary context. Towards this end, it undertakes pastoral planning research and consultancies to support the work of the Bishops Conference, dioceses and Catholic agencies. Major ongoing projects include Catholic participation in the National Church Life Surveys, the National Catholic Census Project and the National Count of Mass Attendance.
The Director will be responsible to the Chair of the Australian Catholic Council for Pastoral Research for the leadership, development, policy direction and provision of pastoral research services to Catholic dioceses and Church agencies throughout Australia in accord with the Strategic Plan of the Pastoral Research Office. The Director is also responsible for policy advice to the Chair of the Australian Catholic Council for Pastoral Research, the Bishops Commission for Administration and Information and other Church agencies.