- Job posted on: 21st Feb 2020
- Applications close:
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.
“Inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment”.
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
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:
A position description is attached.