Senior Operating Officer

  • Full time, 38 hours per week
  • East Melbourne location

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne through its ministries and agencies is at service of the people of God, planting the Gospel of Jesus Christ into their communities and lived daily. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Operating Officer as a newly created position within the Office of the Vicar General.

As a trusted advisor reporting directly to the Vicar General, the Senior Operating Officer will support the implementation of mission reorientation and identify new opportunities to realise the mission of the Church in Melbourne. The role proactively directs and executes the day to day activities of the Office of the Vicar General and improves operational effectiveness by implementing internal policies, systems, processes and workflows that promote efficiency and consistency.

The Senior Operating Officer nurtures and supports relationship with the clergy and religious congregations while supporting the Vicar General in engaging with Clergy, Parishioners and the wider community across key projects and accountabilities. This includes working closely with the Vicar General to resolve complaints and the development and management of comprehensive, integrated and systematic approaches to managing risks that reflects the mission priorities and missionary reorientation.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated capability in the following:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the Catholic Church and a commitment to the philosophy and core values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
  • Significant leadership skills and a track record in proactively executing and delivering meaningful outcomes and successful programs and policy frameworks.
  • Excellent collaborator and communicator with proven ability to work in partnership with diverse stakeholders and deliver effective outcomes.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop and implement operational improvements, including designing systems and automation to deliver improved efficiency and consistency of outcomes that deliver greater levels of agility and responsiveness.


This role is an opportunity to engage in the sharing of Mission; a reaching out in Gospel boldness; operating in an agile and responsive mindset; identifying and embracing what is fruit bearing in our works; understanding the outward focus and call of being missionary disciples; and being mindful of good stewarding in terms of time, talent and gifts.

by Wednesday 8 July 2020.

16/06/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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