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Board Director (voluntary) - Flexible Location

Jane Goodall Institute

The Opportunity

Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. Jane’s pioneering study of wild chimpanzees began almost 60 years ago in Tanzania and revolutionised how we think about both chimpanzees and ourselves. The Institute now has offices in 30 countries around the world. The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is one of the global offices.

JGIA is seeking committed, skilled and passionate individuals to join Dr Goodall and its Board of Directors in Australia. This is an opportunity to make a difference.

Board members are non-executive directors of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and will have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the organisation does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. This also includes providing time, energy, expertise and insight to committee work and fundraising.

JGIA is committed to an inclusive culture and encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity, generation and sexual orientation and people of varying age.

Our Purpose

“Inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment”.

About JGIA

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is a not for profit whose philosophy is centered on the interconnectedness of Animals, People and the Environment. Directors of the JGIA Board are voluntary and a Board term is three years.

The Board plays a critical role in governing JGIA. The Board is responsible for the health of the organisation and ensuring that diligent oversight of the business and compliance performance as well as

Board Meetings (Frequency): every 2 months

Committee Meetings (Frequency): minimum monthly

Board Meetings Held: in person in Sydney or via video conference

https://www.janegoodall.org.au/

Who we are looking for

Candidates for appointment must demonstrate that they possess qualifications or extensive experience in a field related to the JGIA’s functions and which will benefit the JGIA. These include:

  • expertise in governance and one or more of the targeted areas of information technology, fundraising, education and community advocacy
  • superior analytical and communication skills and the ability to provide advice, negotiate and consult.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for exercising the authority given to it through its Constitution and the laws and regulations of Australia
  • Governance:
    • Holding its staff accountable for the management of all delegated responsibilities.
    • Ensuring policy appropriately reflects the organisational aspirations
    • Offering leadership in strategy achievement
    • Ensuring the Board is accountable to the membership
  • Responsible for ensuring regular Board development and discipline around its own performance and processes.
  • Setting the Board's work plan and agenda for the year.
  • Establishing the extent of its authority in establishing programs, budgets, administering finances and otherwise managing the organisation according to sound practice.
  • Exercising due diligence, fiduciary and risk management responsibility and ensures that these risks are identified and managed.
  • Improving performance through strategy formulation and policy making.
  • Monitoring the organisation performance.
  • Promoting JGIA and supporting the fundraising strategy.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

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