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General Board Member

  • Location: Paddington QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Meetings and time commitment • The board of directors meets on the second Monday of every month at 6.30 pm at the organisation’s premises at Fernberg Road, Paddington. • Sub-Committees of the board meet an average of once per month and board members may be required to participate actively and attend the majority of sub-committee meetings. • Board members are asked to attend special events or workshops, as they are determined, and likely to be on around 6 – 8 occasions each year.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Marketing, Media & Communications

About the Role Aunties and Uncles Queensland is an early intervention and prevention program helping vulnerable and socially isolated children aged 2-11 years, within the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. As an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, we are overseen by an expertise-based board of voluntary directors.

Major responsibilities of Directors: • Oversight of program implementation and evaluation • Organisation of the board of directors and committees. • Chair and actively drive performance of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications sub-committee, in line with that committee’s Terms of Reference • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures • Financial management, including development and oversight of the annual budget and revenue raising strategies • Workforce planning, development and evaluation • Monitoring and review of organisational and program performance • Promotion of the organisation • Lead and identify opportunity for fundraising and advocacy opportunities for ongoing and recurrent funding opportunities.

Meetings and time commitment: • The board of directors meets on the second Monday of every month at 6.30 pm at the organisation’s premises at Fernberg Road, Paddington. • Sub-Committees of the board meet an average of once per month and board members may be required to participate actively and attend the majority of sub-committee meetings. • Board members are asked to attend special events or workshops, as they are determined, and likely to be on around 6 – 8 occasions each year.

Expectations of our Board members • Be willing to exemplify values which are consistent with the Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) values of Dependability, Respect, Professionalism and Compassion. • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able. • Participate on a committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) mission, objectives, and programs. • Help communicate and promote Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) to the community. • Become familiar with Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) finances and resource needs. • Understand the operating model, policies and procedures of the organisation.

Competencies of our Directors:

Leadership: • Build commitment to common goals and help create an environment of collaboration and achievement. • Embraces change to stay ahead of problems but tackles them head-on when they arise.

Achieves results: • Establish clear objectives and plans to achieve them, adjusting plans to integrate new information. • Set high standards of achievement for self and others and maintains positive outlook despite obstacles.

Adaptability: • Display flexibility in complex or ambiguous situations. • Resourceful and versatile in responding to changing demands and opportunities.

Communication: • Communicate effectively, up, down and out of the organisation.

Business Acumen: • Understand key business indicators and how management actions impact the bottom line and program performance.

Please include a cover letter and resume along with your application


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