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Special Olympics - State Committee Position - Vice Chair - QLD

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Are you able to commit for a minimum of 2 years (approximately 3-4 hours per week) to the role? Do you have a strong background in business or leadership? *Do you have a passion for supporting people with an intellectual disability?

Special Olympics Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides regular sports training, competition opportunities and development programs for people with an intellectual disability across Australia.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual with business or leadership experience and a track record in developing strong business relationships to take on a State Leadership role as Vice Chair.

The role of the State Vice Chair will be to provide a supporting role as part of the State Leadership Team to ensure the operational objectives are met and that members are contributing effectively in their roles. The Vice Chair will also be the primary communications coordinator for the State.

The ideal candidate will be someone that can work collaboratively with the Chair and have the ability as required from time to time to stand in as Chair and fulfill the duties as required.

Essential: • Minimum of 3 years relevant business or leadership experience

Desirable: • Previous experience as a Chair or Vice Chair in a comparable organisation • Previous experience with a not for profit or disability organisation

Competencies / Skills required: • Strong networking, negotiation, organisation, and presentation skills • Excellent organisation and communication skills • Strong leadership skills • Demonstrated planning skills

Time Availability: Minimum 2 years Approximately 3-5 hours per week and attendance at State LT meetings. Must be available evenings and weekends.


The intention is to meet at least six times a year either physically (COVID pending) or via teleconference.

Special Olympics Australia is a child safe organization and conducts relevant checks as part of a volunteer screening.