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Board Director – Voluntary, Early Years focus

Organisation : YMCA Victoria (the Y)

Location : Hobart, Melbourne, Tasmania

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members, Education & Training

Sector : Government, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Work with a new board chair and CEO to ensure quality early years education
  • Assist the board to amplify the importance of early childhood education & care
  • Victoria-based, will consider Tasmania-based; 8-12 hours monthly commitment

The Organisation

YMCA Victoria (the Y) is a part of a global network that has served the Victorian community since 1853 by empowering young people and building community connections. With over 8,000 staff and volunteers, the Y delivers services at more than 150 locations every day in settings including camps, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, before and after school care, early learning centres and youth services.

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. “Amplify Your Voice. Shape Our Community. Challenge Our World.”  YMCA Victoria Vision 2025

The Role

In addition to the key governance areas of fiduciary responsibilities, community accountability and movement development, this voluntary position will provide guidance across children’s safety, compliance, accreditation, and development of an early years strategy.

Providing oversight of safeguarding standards for the Y and conveying knowledge of engaging with authorities and entities, professional standards and safeguarding bodies in Australia and internationally.

Skills Required

You will be an experienced thought leader within early years education ideally with board, governance or committee experience, who has been integral in improving the quality of early childhood education.

You have expertise in advocacy, children’s education and care sector business operations and ideally safeguarding.  Via your already successful career leading like-minded institutions, you’re able to  demonstrate a deep understanding of Ys organisational culture. You have a passion for developing young people and you share the Y’s vision to empower them through education.

Term:  Three-year term, option of standing for re-election (maximum nine-year tenure)
Your commitment: Monthly meetings, weekly currently, 8-12 hours per month.

If you are an early years business leader with a strong desire to further the work of the YMCA Victoria empowering young people and building community connections, please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting #784831 . Alternatively contact Anna Skeels should you have further questions on 03 8080 8976.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : YMCA Victoria (the Y)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Board Director - Voluntary, Early Years focus via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Board_and_Committee_Members, #Education_and_Training
Sector: #Government, #Youth_and_Young_People

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