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Special Olympics Australia - Club Chair - Barker Club, SA

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Are you able to commit for a minimum of 2 years (approximately 3-5 hours per week) to the role? Do you have relevant experience in the disability sector, business development or leadership roles? *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.

The Club Chair provides effective leadership and guidance to ensure the club is able to deliver on its development objectives.

Specifically this includes improving community awareness of the SOA brand, developing long term relationships with sporting organisations within the jurisdiction whilst also coordinating and facilitating fundraising opportunities.

Fundamental to the success of the role will be the ability to drive a culture of strong governance that ensures agreed outcomes are delivered for the Club under their jurisdiction. The Chair will foster an encouraging environment where all members can operate effectively and contribute to meeting these outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in business, or an equivalent organisation, with a proven track record in developing strong working relationships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Essential: • Relevant business development or leadership experience • Previous experience in the disability or not-for-profit sectors

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 Club LT meetings. Must be available evenings and weekends.

Location: South Australia

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