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Governing Board Members x2 (voluntary)


Employer: Climate for Change
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Accounting, Fundraising
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Australia-Wide

Job posted on: 12 August, 2019.
Applications close: 20 September, 2019.

About Climate for Change

Climate for Change (C4C) is a volunteer-powered not-for-profit based in Melbourne. Our mission is to create the social mandate in Australia for effective action on climate change. To do this we use a ‘Tupperware party’ style model of small gatherings in people’s homes, each of which generates at least one more. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.

As an organisation we aim to bring climate change to the forefront of public concern by: reaching out to people who are sympathetic to action, but not yet engaged with or active on the issue; then inspiring and supporting them to take effective action and to have meaningful conversations with their family and friends about climate change.We are the only organisation in Australia dedicated to supporting people to have more effective conversations about climate change. Further information is available at our website: www.climateforchange.org.au. The rules of the organisation are available here.

We’re seeking two individuals who share our vision, values and with either of the following professional experiences to join our Board:

  • Legal and Governance
  • Fundraising, Philanthropy or Supporter Engagement

About the Board

The Board works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and plays a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as the guardian of C4C’s mission and values while ensuring compliance and effective risk management. As a Board member you will be responsible for:

  • Organisational adherence to C4C’s constitution
  • Development of a strategy that aligns with C4C’s vision and values
  • Maintaining compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations
  • Ensuring strong financial management of C4C’s finances
  • Supporting C4C’s programs through direct involvement, fundraising and ambassadorship
  • Providing the CEO and the broader team with support, guidance and feedback to ensure their professional and personal development
  • Consistent attendance and active engagement at Board meetings
  • Timely engagement with online communications

According to our rules, Board members are required to be financial members of C4C, membership fees are $48 per year.

About You

  • Passionate about tackling climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Strives to work with humility and integrity
  • Experience in non-profit governance or compliance (preferred but not essential)
  • A willingness to go above and beyond
  • A basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts
  • Networks useful to the development and growth of C4C

About the Commitment

  • A minimum 2 year term
  • On average 8-10 hours per month, including meetings and important events
  • Active participation on at least one of the Board’s 5 sub-committees (Fundraising, Governance etc)

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

To express your interest in this position, please complete the following application form by 11:59pm on 20th September 2019: bit.ly/2KDEfmT.

Although C4C is a Melbourne-based organisation, we will consider applications from around Australia.

If you are approved by the Board, your nomination will be put forward at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 17th November. If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please email board_admin@climateforchange.org.au, using the subject line: Governing Board Member enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  Board Member (Volunteer).pdf