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About us CBCA is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation made up of state branches that aim to engage the community with quality Australian literature for young Australians and administer the Book of the Year awards.

The annual awards promote books of high literary and artistic quality and are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

You will serve on a National Board and State Committee that works in partnership with authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, and other organisations in the children’s book world and that have a passion for literacy and children’s literature.

Position description • Represent Western Australia on the National Board of the CBCA • Attend WA Branch committee meetings on the third Wednesday of each month • Liaise with the President of the Western Australia Branch. • Promote the CBCA where possible both locally and nationally • Attend the teleconferenced monthly Board meeting and the Communications Subcommittee meetings as required - with two face-to-face meetings (including the AGM) held interstate • Support the Board regarding internal and external communications • Support the marketing of CBCA merchandise in collaboration with the Merchandise Subcommittee and Partnership Subcommittee • Support the promotion of CBCA events including Notables, Shortlist, Book of the Year Awards and conferences in collaboration with other subcommittees

Skills • Not-for-profit understanding/experience • Understanding of the literary industry in Australia • Clear communication skills • Stakeholder engagement • Media knowledge/experience • Digital, social media and web knowledge/experience • Marketing • Served on a board • Organisational and marketing skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high level relationship management skills • Experience in developing and managing social media networks will be viewed favourably

The candidate must be prepared to: • commit time and drive to the role of Director on a working Board • contribute to the policy development, stakeholder engagement and strategic growth of the organisation • share in the CBCA’s vision

To apply In one document please supply: • A cover letter • List your professional skills and qualities (max 200 words) • Comment on your broader role in the community/not-for-profit sector • Briefly describe your strengths and the benefits that the Children's Book Council of Australia would receive by you being on the Board and the Communications Subcommittee • Referees x 2 • A copy of your CV We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply. Please direct any queries to Kris Williams (WA President) mobile: 0421 597 942 Please forward your application to [email protected] Closing date 17 September 2022