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Organisation : Macarthur Family & Youth Services

Location : Sydney

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Indigenous

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 17 Sep, 2021

About the role

Job description

Macarthur Family & Youth Services (MFYS) is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing casework support to children, young people and families in the Macarthur area for the past 37 years.

We are seeking new members to join our Board as we look to deliver the next phase of our 3 year strategy.

Our vision is that all children, young people and families in Macarthur are safe, resilient, healthy and happy. We work with and empower families with children, and young people to build and sustain safe and healthy environments and support their personal, social and educational development so that they can achieve their full potential in society.

We have a particular focus on targeted early intervention services and specialise in providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and youth in the Macarthur area.

The Board

The role of the Board is to provide strategic guidance and direction for MFYS as well as oversee effective governance, financial and risk management for the organisation. The Board is the custodian of the organisation’s vision and mission and exercises stewardship over its funding arrangements to ensure continued provision of services to the community over the long-term.

The Board meets monthly (with the exception of December and January). It is expected that Board members will also sit as a members of Board Sub-Committees, as appropriate.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for at least two Board members to join our experienced and dedicated Board with a particular focus on candidates with sector experience and/or fundraising/marketing skills.

At least one position has been designated as requiring an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person for the role.

To be successful in this role, you will have a proven track record in senior leadership, ideally within the not for profit sector.

Desirable Skills/Experience

·      Accounting/fundraising/marketing

·      Commercial background in the NFP sector

·      Board experience

·      An understanding of Risk Management

·      An understanding of the Community Services sector

Other requirements

·      Applicable screening and security clearances will be required

Diversity

The Board has a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome expressions of interest from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who can help us to achieve our goals.

Remuneration:

This is a volunteer position.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply below, with the CV and a covering letter setting out their interest in joining the Board, or contact Alexandra Finley at alexandrafinley@icloud.com. Applications close Friday 17 of September 2021, 5pm.

Further information is available on our website.

www.mfys.org.au

Employment Type

Volunteer

 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Macarthur Family & Youth Services

Macarthur Family & Youth Services (MFYS) is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing casework support to children, young people and families in the Macarthur area for the past 37 years.

We are seeking new members to join our Board as we look to deliver the next phase of our 3 year strategy.

Our vision is that all children, young people and families in Macarthur are safe, resilient, healthy and happy. We work with and empower families with children, and young people to build and sustain safe and healthy environments and support their personal, social and educational development so that they can achieve their full potential in society.

We have a particular focus on targeted early intervention services and specialise in providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and youth in the Macarthur area.

How to apply

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