Founded in 1991 as an initiative of the Christian Brothers, Edmund Rice Camps SA Inc. (ERCSA) is a non-profit community based organisation that serves the needs of children (aged 7-16) and their families. The organisation provides camps and other recreational activities for children who would not otherwise have such opportunities, including children considered 'at risk' or experiencing some form of disadvantage.
ERCSA also supports and encourages the growth and development of young adult volunteers by empowering them to assist those in need, and providing them with the opportunity to learn new skills and grow in confidence as leaders.
ERCSA is now embarking on an exciting new phase of its development, and the organisation is seeking a dynamic, self-driven individual with a passion for justice and an ability to lead by serving and empowering others.
The Executive Officer role will primarily involve the management of day-to-day operations of ERCSA in collaboration with ERCSA staff, volunteers and key community stakeholders. It will also involve participating in and supporting the Board in implementing the organisation's new strategic plan. Central to the role be enhancing and developing new ERCSA service activities, as well as sourcing new funding avenues through the development of networks and partnerships.
The successful applicant will ultimately be both visionary and pragmatic – someone who can develop and deliver high quality programs, yet someone who can awaken young participants to their own unique potential, and instil within the young adult volunteers a belief in their capacity to make a difference.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, with salary sacrificing options available.
For further information or an application package, please contact:
Closing Date: 6th October 2014
I am often asked about what older members of the community or those with busy full-time occupations can do to further causes of justice in Oceania. There is a way of entering into the public debate in an effective and time limited fashion. Not all of us are able to be involved in protest marches, pray-ins, sit-ins or other more public stances. However, any one of us with even a limited grasp of technology and a facility for putting words together can find ways to get our message heard on any issue that we might be passionate about.
The former Provinces of the Christian Brothers in Oceania have, for some time, had outreaches to Developing Nations.Oceania Brothers have been in China since the 1930's, Papua New Guinea since the 1950's, in the Pacific Islands, Africa, Timor Leste and the Philippines.
The Christian Brothers have always been willing to move to where they were most needed. Indeed, in the lifetime of Edmund Rice, when Australia and New Zealand were themselves developing nations the Irish Brothers came here to educate and instil Christian Principles into the young men of these nations. When there were enough Brothers they spread to other parts of the region where the need was greater.
This request is addressed to all Ministry Leaders, Brothers, Groups and Individuals
who are part of the Oceania Province in some way.