Who we are
The Student Christian Movement seeks to bring together students of all denominations and none, to explore the Christian faith in an open-minded and non-judgemental environment.
Founded in 1896, SCM Aotearoa has a proud history of progressive theology and active involvement with current affairs in the world, Church and student life. SCM Aotearoa connects local SCM units in tertiary institutions throughout New Zealand and also globally through the World Student Christian Federation.
What we do
Each local unit will organise itself in different ways, will be comprised of people from different backgrounds, and thus will effectively operate in different ways. However each unit is encouraged to engage in three main areas of Christian life:
Each unit is encouraged to pray together and learn about each other’s prayer traditions. Because SCM is a truly ecumenical movement this means that one week an SCM unit may be praying the rosary together, the next engaging in Christian prayer meditation and the next week praying unprepared, Spirit-moved prayer, in a more evangelical fashion.
SCM believes strongly in a thoughtful and rational faith where students are challenged to deeply explore issues which affect them and their community. This effectively means that we encourage free and frank discussion on range of issues within such areas as politics, theology, the environment and so on.
Our prayer and discussion will often culminate in justice-focussed action within our communities be that local, regional or international. Thus you find SCM’s raising money for causes, volunteering, protesting and generally being engaged in solving problems which they have identified around them.
Job opening: General Secretary - 29/10/2013
Exciting ministry position open: General Secretary of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Aotearoa.
SCM Aotearoa is a progressive, inclusive, ecumenical organisation which connects, encourages and inspires students to explore their faith in an open-minded and justice-focussed environment. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated person who can nurture and administer the national movement as well as provide encouragement and practical support to growing groups on campuses around the country.
The General Secretary reports to the AGM and to the national executive (the National Co-ordinating Group). The role is based at the national office in Wellington (this is negotiable).It is a national position which would require domestic travel with the possibility of some international travel. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth work or church work. Proven administrative skills and self-motivation are essential. Ability to build rapport with students and work with a wide range of people is essential. Good understanding of the church and of church and ecumenical networks is an advantage.
This is a half-time equivalent position with a $22,000 salary.
For a full job description and application contact the SCMA National Office: firstname.lastname@example.org www.scm.org.nz
Applications close, 25th November 2013. The position begins on February the 1st 2014.
SCMA is an equal opportunity employer.