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Kedron Property Manager

The Kedron Property Manager oversees the cleaning, gardening and maintenance of the WBTA property. The manager also looks after all the accommodation bookings and the needs of guests, especially those in Brisbane for medical reasons.

Duration:

Aug 2018 – Apr 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Manage accommodation bookings for flats.
  • Provide assistance to guests.
  • Clean the property.
  • Keep the garden and concrete areas well maintained.
  • Oversee maintenance of property.
  • Keep good records of income and expenditure.

Qualifications:

  • Physically active.
  • Good people skills.
  • Flexible.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Practical handyman skills a great advantage.
  • Reliable.
  • Able to be content to spend the majority of time in one location.
  • Able to cope with unexpected events.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Administrative Assistant

SILA has an urgent need for an administrative assistant to contribute energy, joy, and warmth to our team. Your role will be varied, busy, and provide opportunity for new experiences and further professional development. If this sounds like you, and you’d like to be a vital part of the SILA team, please contact us.

SIL Australia

SIL Australia is Wycliffe Australia’s linguistic training partner and offers training for cross-cultural workers in the areas of language learning, linguistics, translation, literacy and other language development activities. www.sila.org.au

Responsibilities:

  • Manages first impressions and is the first point of contact in the SILA office.
  • Provides administration services, including maintaining organisational calendars, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence on behalf of the PEO and Administrative team.
  • Assists with organising special events for staff, students, board, and community.
  • Assists with data entry as required.
  • Supports the work of the Academic Administrator as required.
  • Works independently on projects as determined by the PEO and Administrative team.

Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and facility with Google Suite for organisations.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly capable of working both in a team and independently.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills.
  • High level of literacy, numeracy and attention to detail.
  • An enthusiastic commitment to the vision of SIL Australia is essential.
  • Active involvement in cross-cultural mission activities within a local church or mission organisation will be highly regarded.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some biblical training.
  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Communications and Marketing Officer

Are you gifted in communications and marketing? SIL Australia is looking for a skilled communicator, writer and innovator to help promote our training and consulting services so that minority ethnolinguistic communities around the world are encouraged in sustainable language development. We’d love you to join our team and use your experience, skills and creativity to flourish.

SIL Australia

SIL Australia is Wycliffe Australia’s linguistic training partner and offers training for cross-cultural workers in the areas of language learning, linguistics, translation, literacy and other language development activities. www.sila.org.au

Responsibilities:

  • Works with the PEO to further develop SILA’s communication plan.
  • Updates, maintains and develops our website (WordPress).
  • Develops SILA’s social media presence.
  • Writes communication pieces that highlight and promote the work of SIL Australia, including blog posts, emails, social media updates, flyers and brochures.
  • Writes communication pieces about SILA projects for donor relations.
  • Helps develop a strategy for, and implements the promotion of, the training and consulting programs of SILA within Australia and globally.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in managing social media (Facebook, Instagram).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal communication.
  • Highly capable of working both in a team and independently.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills and abilities.

Skills highly regarded:

  • Experience in Photoshop/Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience in managing a WordPress website.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some biblical training.
  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful.
  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Gardening and Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

Wycliffe Australia National Centre is looking for a volunteer to help with gardening and grounds maintenance. Responsibilities include the care and maintenance of landscaped areas on the Centre, including a vast variety of Australian native plants. This is an ideal role for garden lovers who have a spare day or two (or three!) a week to spend at our Centre at Kangaroo Ground. No specific training required for this volunteer position, apart from the general orientation for volunteers at Wycliffe.

Find out more about how to get involved by contacting us below.
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Motel Managers

Tree Tops Lodge Cairns, in beautiful Far North Queensland, is a joint venture of Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia and Mission Aviation Fellowship Australia. It provides accommodation for missionaries, those interested in supporting missions, and the public, in a peaceful Christian atmosphere. We are offering two full-time volunteer roles (historically a husband and wife team) as Motel Managers.

Working as part of our team you will be involved in supervising other team members, general maintenance (buildings, grounds and cars), servicing and assisting with cleaning of rooms, reception and administrative duties. These positions are physically demanding and work on a shared roster which includes weekends and some evenings.

Candidates will need to be either Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Accommodation will be provided for the successful applicants. This is a voluntary, unsalaried position and as members of Mission Aviation Fellowship or Wycliffe Bible Translators, applicants will need to raise their own financial support.

This is a two-year appointment commencing 2018

logo_treetops-lodge-logoFind out more about Tree Tops Lodge Cairns here.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the motel well, in accordance with the Mission Statement
  • Effectively organise and supervise volunteer staff
  • Interact well with guests and provide a warm and friendly environment
  • Work as a team in completing tasks
  • Ensure that the managing of bookings and other services are completed with a high level of proficiency

Attributes:

  • A strong Christian faith
  • Ability to organise and supervise volunteer staff
  • Administrative and computer skills with excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Clear communication skills—written and verbal
  • Team-working abilities
  • Good overall health and fitness
  • General maintenance and gardening skills
  • A servant heart and desire to work in the hospitality industry

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans.

  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

Archive Services Administrator

This position is responsible for the practical operations of an institutional repository that preserves and shares the works of SIL International and its Wycliffe partners. The institutional repository is central to SIL’s knowledge management and digital publishing strategies. The services administrator keeps all the elements working smoothly together. This role is flexible in terms of location and can be undertaken from here in Australia.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct assistance and support to staff members worldwide who preserve, manage, and share resources in the Archives
  • Monitor the quality and consistency of catalog records and related digital files
  • Coordinate with the service providers who host and support the repository and related tools
  • Collaborate with other administrators in determining and implementing future development of the digital archives

Qualifications:

  • Entry level professional degree in information management or an equivalent combination of education and experience in information management, library science or publishing
  • Experience with bibliographic data management
  • Possess good troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with library concepts and web applications
  • Programming using scripting languages a great benefit
  • Minimum Competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes): A heart to encourage and serve people with less knowledge or fewer skills
  • Desire to work as a member of a highly diverse and globally distributed team
  • Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills (customer service orientation)
  • Troubleshooting skills and analytical thinking (i.e., a data detective)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with library software, metadata schemas, and common digital file formats
  • Trustworthiness (mindset to protect confidentiality of data)
  • An openness to learn software and acquire new technical skills

Optional Technical Competencies

Training can be provided

  • Experience with DSpace institutional repositories
  • Experience with SQL, XML, XSLT, or other basic tools to query, transform, and otherwise manipulate structured data
  • A basic working knowledge of Unix/Linux systems and services
  • A basic understanding of large system storage, exchange, and transmission technologies
  • A basic understanding of data security management

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful if planning to work overseas
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria
  • Custom training provided by SIL department

Alyawarr Translation and Scripture Recording – Australia

Picture an area about the size of Victoria, to the north and north-east of Alice Springs, and that’s where you’ll hear the Alyawarr language being spoken. About 1800 people speak Alyawarr, pronounced “al YAH wa ra”, but written literacy is much less common.

“Many are not likely to learn to read their own language or to develop a reading habit, no matter how much literacy and Scripture use work we do,” Wycliffe member David Blackman said. He has been working with the Alyawarr since 1991, and, together with the Scripture engagement team, he sees audio recordings as crucial in helping more people connect with the gospel.

An Alyawarr recording of the Gospel of Luke is proving highly effective as a language learning tool and in Bible studies, so now the team want to record 1 & 2 Thessalonians and James, costing $2,330.
The Scriptures will be voiced by Derek Peterson, a local Christian whose good community standing means the production should be well-received.

Translating two more books of the Bible – 1 & 2 Timothy – into Alyawarr is another high priority. As in the early church, issues can arise amongst Alyawarr believers due to lack of understanding or access to Scripture.

“Some church leaders still teach predominantly from the Gospels, so there is little growth in the life of remote churches,” David said. “Some are also unwilling or unable to disciple new believers who are not close relatives, and 1 & 2 Timothy can provide clear guidance on this.”

The team, with assistance from respected Christian and Alyawarr elder Eileen Bonney, are planning to do this. It will cost $1,280.

The Alyawarr team expect these two projects costing $3,610 will make a significant difference in the lives of those who speak the language.

Will you support this project, to help the Alyawarr grow in their understanding of God’s Word?


Partner with us

Our partnership target for 2017 is $3,610

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.

Travel in the Top End – Australia

Project 8637

Seemingly endless red dust, water crossings, mud, giant potholes, termite mounds and the jarring bumps of travelling unsealed roads are just some of the challenges for our workers in the Top End.

Our members involved in Bible translation and Scripture Use know how important it is to build relationships in person, and so they prepare themselves for long hours on the road, and the odd kangaroo, emu or cattle that may appear en route.

They rely on four-wheel-drive vehicles, equipped with communications, water and other provisions to help with whatever they may encounter along the way.

Yet the cost of reaching such remote areas, where a day’s journey is counted in the hundreds of kilometres, quickly adds up. $25 buys enough diesel to travel 100km, not including operating costs such as vehicle maintenance and safety equipment.

Could you help our members in the Top End like Rachel Borneman in their travels?


Partner with us

Our partnership target for 2017 & 2018 is $5,000
$25 covers the diesel costs for 100km trip.

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards the following year’s target.

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...