Expressions of Interest

First Nations’ Specialist


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 apsirations. 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:

  • 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


To discuss this role and to find out more details about Baptist Mission Australia, please be in contact with our Executive Director Scott Pilgrim –


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 fulfill key aspects of the role

EOIs will be considered as they are received. The EOI process will close on 30 June 2023.