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Board Director

Organisation : Action on Poverty

Location : Sydney

Work Type : Various

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Salary Type : Volunteer

Application Closing Date : 1 Apr, 2019

About the Role

Action on Poverty is currently seeking at least two new directors to join the Board and provide strategic guidance on the development of the organisation.

Strategic Direction

We are preparing to take the next step in our development. This will require energy, focus and determination to strengthen each of our strategic pillars. We need:

  1. Programs that have greater impact and better management than ever before;

  2. Partnerships that deliver new levels of value;

  3. To Engage more Australians in new and more meaningful ways; and

  4. A Sustainable business model that will ensure results grow over the long term.

We have recently changed our name, hired new leadership, and are now seeking to add new skills to our board. In this period of change we are seeking directors that are passionate about our cause and can help lead us through this next phase of development.

Director Responsibilities

In addition to sound governance skills and experience, directors will be expected to:

  • attend board and sub-committee meetings held in Sydney;

  • be a member of at least 1 board sub-committee;

  • actively participate in strategic planning, AGMs, fundraising events, conferences, and other relevant meetings and events;

  • provide mentoring and advisory support to the senior management team as requested; and

  • assist in identifying and developing potential funding relationships.

All board positions are voluntary.

Current Vacancies

We are currently seeking at least two new board directors with skills in either: international development programs and operations; relationship development with foundations, trusts, and corporations; or business strategy and leadership.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Action on Poverty

Action on Poverty is an international aid and development organisation that empowers vulnerable communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific to break the poverty cycle.

We connecting local changemakers to the resources, training and opportunities they need, we help them lift their communities out of poverty. From clean water to nutritious food, health care to education, we work with communities to develop solutions that create lasting change.


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Position Description : AOP Board Director Ad FINAL

For details concerning this role, please contact

Brayden Howie

Phone : 02 9906 3792

Email : brayden.howie@actiononpoverty.org

Candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest responding to the role requirements and a CV to Brayden Howie, CEO, by 5pm, Monday 1 April 2019.


Please quote in application: Board Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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