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Board Member (Voluntary) - Flexible Location

Rights Information & Advocacy Centre Incorporated.

The Board is responsible for the overall strategic direction of RIAC and operates with the RIAC CEO and Executive Team to set strategies for the organisation.

Core behavioural competencies

Collaboration- ability to work effectively as a team to achieve shared objectives, whilst taking into consideration other points of view.

Accountability- Defines clear expectations for self and takes ownership for achieving objectives and desired results.

Communication- Creates opportunities for two-way communication to actively share information and ideas, as well as seek feedback, through meetings or regular communication forums.

Business Acumen- Supports continuous improvement to eliminate inefficiencies that can hinder achievement of improved outcomes. Seeks funding opportunities and supports applications for future sustainability.

Growth mindset - A willingness to help lead and grow the organisation in a sound, diligent, caring and sustainable manner.

Desirable Characteristics

  • Governance competencies
  • Industry knowledge and/or experience,
  • Strategy development and implementation experience.
  • An ability to work cooperatively, a personal commitment to RIAC's vision; and willingness to work to achieve its objectives.

Specific attributes

  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of financial management
  • Fundraising in the not-for-profit sector
  • Government relations, political advocacy and legal issues relevant for disability advocacy and support.
  • A commitment to community service and the not-for-profit sector.
  • An understanding of operating in regional areas
  • An understanding of, and experience in governance
  • Ability to relate to a diverse group of stakeholders

Your Commitment:

  • Interested applicants should be able to donate their time, expertise, contacts and influence.
  • Board meetings are conducting monthly, usually from 5:30pm on a weekday in Shepparton, with teleconference facilities.
  • Once a year on a weekend, the meeting is changed to a one-day strategic planning session.
  • Appointment terms are for 2 years with the option of further terms.

See our website www.riac.org.au for more information about our organisation.

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Incorporated ABN 42 401 261 070 is a registered charity with the ACNC.

If you have suitable experience, the motivation and time to contribute to our Board, then we would love to hear from you.

Note: This is a voluntary position.

For any questions regarding the role please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Karryn Goode at ceo@riac.org.au using the subject line: Board Member (Voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

First Nation’s People, people with disability, women, and people from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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