Common Good: Just Church Implementer

Common Good
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 November, 2017
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Common Good is a faith-based, nonprofit organisation working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education, and employment so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.

Common Good seeks to appoint a Just Church Implementer to be based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will manage and implement the Just Church annual operational plan effectively, timeously and with a high standard of excellence and drive operations for a key team of the Common Good organisation, which produces and presents content to our Common Ground Church congregations and inspires and mobilises the church towards initiatives of Common Good.


  • Execute and implement the Just Church annual operational plan effectively, timeously and with a high standard of excellence
  • Improve (or design where necessary), implement and manage internal systems and processes that will ensure
    • outputs are executed excellently, timeously and effectively
    • the impact of our outputs are measured and reported on
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with multiple internal teams and stakeholders, including all Common Good teams, Common Ground Ops team, congregational implementers, SJM leaders and teams as well as Common Ground congregants
  • Create and manage a comprehensive team calendar by planning and inputting all timelines and dates for all operational outputs (including but not limited to events, courses, training days, projects, newsletters etc.)
  • Project manage each issue of the Groundswell newsletter including managing deadlines, liaising with contributors, collecting content, copyediting, liaising with comms/design team, and final distribution
  • Project manage and lead all events run by the Just Church team, including but not limited to invites and RSVP’s, catering, multimedia, setup and pack down, volunteers, liaising with base staff and analyse and report back on the efficacy of the event based on the intended outcomes and goals
  • Generate agendas and record and distribute all minutes for internal and external Just Church meetings timeously
  • Effectively and efficiently manage any and all relevant databases and report on stats and trends when requested
  • Actively participate by contributing your opinions and thoughts in conversations and discussions and engage practically with communities as part of the Just Church team
  • Be knowledgeable but teachable about social justice matters within the South African and local church context
  • Be an active member of the Common Good Team, by being willing and able to proactively contribute to the success of other projects and teams within Common


  • Active member of a Common Ground congregation
  • Passionate about the local church and its role in society
  • Passionate about issues relating to Social Justice and a desire to empower and influence other Christians towards this topic
  • Own transport
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Two to three years' experience in a fast-paced environment managing multiple and varied projects and events  
  • Advanced computer skills especially Microsoft Office
  • Strong administrative skills
  • High capacity to manage multiple projects from start to finish
  • Great people skills
  • Ability to see the big picture in order to design processes and systems to effectively deliver strategic goals
  • Detail oriented and process driven with an aptitude for administration
  • Very organised
  • Advanced Project Management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Moderate-advanced computer skills with a special focus on project management tools

To apply, send a motivational cover letter, CV and two recent work references to Coleen Adams

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Full job description available on request.

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