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Vice President

The Share Shop

The Share Shop is a library of things in Newcastle, NSW, where you can borrow things instead of buying them. Our aims are to:

  • Reduce the number of consumer goods purchased independently and used infrequently, reducing waste associated with newly acquired goods
  • Provide access to things for those who might not otherwise have the resources be able to obtain such things
  • Build community by promoting sharing, learning, making and doing
  • Promote low impact, connected living

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Vice President to join our executive committee. The Vice President is a voting member of the Executive that drives the direction of our organisation, in addition, the Vice President is responsible for:

  • Assisting to monitor operations and finances to ensure things are running well including assisting with volunteer management
  • Strategic planning, such as long term direction, partnership opportunities.
  • Spokesperson for the organisation, i.e. media, council, other relevant agencies
  • Preparation for any emergency response
  • Fill in for the President when necessary

To apply, please send us your thoughts on why we would be a great fit for each other – a resume is welcome but not required.

Must have:

  • A genuine interest in the circular economy and libraries of things.
  • Ability to commit time to committee meetings approx. 1 per month outside standard business hours, as well as an additional 2-4 hours per month in between meetings to contribute to discussions, carry out the business of the association and attend occasional meetings with other relevant parties.
  • Willingness to spend some time in the shop while it is open, in order to understand how we function
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring high level organisation and communication

Even better if you also have:

  • Experience in a governance role