- Regional VIC > Corryong
- Job posted on: 23rd Jun 2022
- Applications close:
We are seeking honorary board members for a Co-Operative that is creating a closed loop food system in North East Victoria. We are looking for people with:
Experience in any of the areas below would be highly desirable:
Our mission is to create a closed-loop food system across the Upper Murray and North East Victoria, to build resilience through the production of fresh produce across the local area, and serve our community.
We share knowledge, tools, resources, and skills allowing people from all walks of life an opportunity to grow their own food business with minimal outlay and supported collaborative sales channels.
Our goal is to use regenerative farming practices and world-class small-scale farming innovation to enable local communities to grow their own food sustainably.
As a Board Director, you will be responsible for providing quality advice to the Managing Director on strategic objectives, legal and financial accountability, fundraising, and advocacy for the organisation.
Acres and Acres Co-op launched as a grassroots start-up to conquer food shortages in a remote, and at times isolated area, seeking to make fresh quality produce available to all community members. We’re capturing a snapshot of knowledge along the way, and then sharing it with the community. The project is transforming to include an educational model with a ‘bricks and mortar’ people engagement focus. This year we will be appointing (3) positions to complement the existing directors.
You will perform a vital role in our organisation; governing through a transitional stage to lay the foundation of our culture and longer-term direction. To execute the Board Director’s role, you will need to commit to attending typically six-eight board meetings each year. A combination of in-person and online meetings will be held. Directors will be able to attend in-person meetings virtually if they are unable to travel. Directors are not remunerated, however, all out-of-pocket travel costs will be covered.
Please note we are seeking to fill multiple positions that collectively provide the following capabilities
Experience in any of the areas below would be highly desirable.
Clear and empathic communication - it’s impossible to work together as a team if individual members don’t fully understand one another, communication skills are imperative for anyone working in our team environment.
A collaborative approach - interest in working with others to align on our solutions to food system challenges.
A holistic view - willingness to learn about the big picture. When we understand the interdependencies across the entire food system, we lead positive change more effectively.
An openness to new perspectives - by expanding knowledge and networks to include those outside of your immediate area of expertise, we change the way we work and think and drive greater impact.
An innovative mind - good ideas don’t require a stroke of genius, but rather a clear line of sight, creative thinking and a willingness to learn through failure.
Critical thinking - with constant change in the food system, leaders must understand how to solve problems. Leaders with fresh ideas and the ability to apply concepts across disciplines will be essential to move initiatives for a hunger-free, sustainable food future-forward.
Please review our ‘Living Growing Document’ before submitting your application.
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Acres and Acres values diversity in all its forms and the application process is open to all individuals. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; those from ethnically diverse communities; LGBTIQ+ persons; those at the start of their working adventures and those that have stepped back from their working commitments. This job is only available to applicants living in Australia with full legal work rights.
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