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Charity Board Secretary/Director/Governance Officer (Not-for-Profit Community Justice & Social Services Charity Organisation)

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia Inc.) | NFP Community Justice Organisation
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Main Activities • Preparing and arranging all Board meetings and undertaking various activities related to these meetings - ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and corporate affairs requirements and providing specialist advice to the Board. • Facilitating ongoing communication between the organisation and external Board members. • Providing legal advice to management on a wide range of corporate and employment relations issues. • Ensuring compliance and reporting requirements to statutory and third parties are accurately and timely fulfilled. • Reviewing, summarising and advising management on corporate documentation prior to sealing. • Controlling the Executive Share Plan, maintaining the Organisation's Share Register and controlling corporate records. • Assisting with the year end accounting process and the preparation of the organisation's annual report. • Ensuring that Board administration is effectively performed. • Participating in special projects and assignments of strategic importance to the organisation.

Key skills • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation. • Excellent communication skills. • Excellent negotiation and dispute resolution skills.

Internal contacts All Divisional Managers, Legal Staff.

External contacts Shareholders, External Directors, Solicitors and other Legal Advisors.

Typical experience At least 5+ years of experience as a lawyer within commercial/corporate law. Degree qualified in law, economics and/or accounting together with membership of the Australian Institute of Chartered Secretaries.