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Chairperson

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Category: Young People
  • Type of work
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards, & Committees
  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    This position is a voluntary role and the time commitment is estimated to be 1 x 2 hour meeting per month plus 1-2 hours per week other duties (emails, liaising with Executive Director and International Director and other board members, meeting preparation, other tasks as required). A minimum 2 year term is required. Remuneration: This position is voluntary and unpaid.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    The ideal candidate will:
     Relevant tertiary qualification
     Strong leadership and relationship building skills
     Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, and/or personnel
     Demonstrated capability in strategic planning and budgetary analytical acumen
     Risk management skills and understanding
     Previous experience within the non-profit sector
     Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
     Previous Board/Committee of Management experience, preferably in the chairperson role

    Knowledge of fundraising and the management of non-profits organisations will also be highly desirable.

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

TIA is an Australian based non-profit organisation that works in Bolivia, South America. We work with young people in transition from state care into independence; empowering them to become thriving members of society and create brighter futures for themselves through providing the necessary support and training. TIA Australia is fully volunteer led, with the oversight of its Management Committee. Since our founding in February 2009, we have grown significantly in size and impact, developing and collaborating on several projects in the Bolivian community focused on empowering youth. TIA Australia has had many amazing volunTIAs contributing to making our work a reality, and has been entirely volunteer-led since its foundation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a strong and inspiring leader to join our Management Committee/Board as Chair to drive the strategy and governance of TIA Australia. Additionally, the Chair is responsible for managing the effective operations of the Management Committee, as well as liaising with the International Director and Executive Director.

The Chair will provide leadership to assure effective development, implementation and management in the following areas:

General Board member responsibilities:  Attendance at monthly Board meetings  Attendance at AGM  Be informed of the work of TIA and publicly support it  Appropriate awareness and review of all relevant operational and financial matters

Leadership  Query and understand strategic, operational and financial decision making, as appropriate;  Ensure the compilation, review and approval of an annual strategic plan and budget;  Review the performance of the Executive Director (ED) from time to time  Endorse and approve strategic submissions to various industry bodies and funding sources;  Assist the ED, where required, to promote the organisation in a proactive manner  Ensure that structures and procedures are in place for effective recruitment, training, and evaluation of board members.


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