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Organisation : YMCA Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Box Hill 3128)

Work type : Part-time, Casual/Vacation

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Health – General, Social Enterprise, Sport & Recreation, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 19 Oct, 2020

About the role

  • Major Not-For-Profit Organisation 
  • Key Leadership Role in a Worldwide Movement 
  • Make a Major Contribution During a Time of Substantial Change 

YMCA Victoria is a charitable organisation with strong elements of social enterprise. The Y believes in the power of inspired young people and has a passionate commitment to inclusion. The Y’s work ensures that members of the community have an opportunity to feel connected and active, which informs diverse nature of the services they offer. YMCA Victoria is the largest Y in Australia and is highly influential within the movement. With typical revenues more than $200 million per annum and in excess of 6000 employees and volunteers this is a very substantial not-for-profit organisation. The organisation offers a range of services in over 150 locations, benefiting all members of the community. These include: 

  • Health and Wellness 
  • Swimming and Aquatics 
  • Childcare 
  • Youth Services 
  • Camping 
  • Community Programs 
  • Facility Maintenance 
  • Disability Services 

The last couple of years have been a time of substantial change for the organisation as it has sought to offer new services and optimise its business models for existing services. Your role will be to oversee the governance of the organisation and play a key role in ensuring that the organisation’s strategy is clear, appropriate and effective. You will contribute to harmonious and effective Board relationships ensuring that the quality of discussion and decision-making is world-class. Stakeholder relationships are key to the success of the organisation and you will contribute to their management. 

You will partner with the Chief Executive to ensure the effective execution of strategy and to act as an effective mentor, sounding board and support. 

You have substantial board experience, including acting as a Chair. Your experience could be in any of a range of sectors, but you are committed to the mission of the YMCA and take an extremely values based approach to your work. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of the community as part of a global movement in a role with a fascinating combination of opportunities and challenges. 

Apply for this position via our website at  Select the role and click apply now to submit your resume in Word format. For further information or a confidential discussion call Andrew Marty or Jade Polkinghorne on 1300 130 965. 

You will receive an automated response via email once your application is complete.  We will be in touch over the next 10 working days with an update, this may be via email or phone. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : YMCA Victoria

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Voluntary Board Chair via Pro Bono Australia.



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