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Organisation : It's Not A Compliment

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Women

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 26 Oct, 2021

About the role

All Board Directors must have, or be working towards gaining, an understanding of the governance principles and obligations of a charity. Board director portfolios we are currently recruiting for include:

  • Legal (Secretary)
  • Finance (Treasurer)
  • Campaigning and Advocacy
  • Fundraising, Marketing and Communications
  • HR and People & Culture
  • Policy, Compliance and Risk
  • Stakeholder engagement

Please reach out to us if you have an area of expertise that is not listed that you believe may add value to the INAC board at this time.

Key Selection Criteria of Board Directors

INAC Board members are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of INAC;
  2. Provide evidence of knowledge of ACNC and ASIC governance principles and demonstrate a commitment to working according to these principles;
  3. Demonstrate experience in strategic planning that may come from business, management experience or not-for-profit organisations;
  4. Lead a culture of collaboration, transparency and collegiality where board peers and organisational staff/volunteers feel engaged and respected;
  5. Give a minimum of one month’s notice in the event of resignation;

Time Commitment, term and expenses

Be available for Board duties, including:

  • 2 x Half Day board meetings per year for purposes such as: strategic planning, operational planning, and board evaluation;
  • Participate in virtual bi-monthly Board meetings, each no longer than 2.5 hours;
  • Ability to effectively serve on at least one committee as required (subcommittees include: governance, finance, community engagement, fundraising.);
  • A comprehensive induction will be provided which will require additional time commitment in the first 1-2 months;

We ask that all Board members commit to an availability of at least 4-8 hours per month for their Board duties with all meetings taking place virtually.

The initial term of appointment will be for 3 years. Led by the Chair, the board will contribute to ongoing self-evaluation.

This is a volunteer position. All pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed.

We strongly believe that having a board that reflects the diversity of the community and the team leads to better decision making. This is why we strongly encourage applications from traditionally marginalised communities, including First Nation’s people, people from multicultural, migrant and refugee backgrounds and members of the LGBTIQA+ communities.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : It's Not A Compliment

It’s Not A Compliment (INAC) grew out of a simple idea back in October 2019 – making the everyday better for vulnerable communities. What started as a brainstorming session for a fellowship task back in November 2019, soon turned into something more personal when INAC’s co-founders, realised how common street harassment was for many in their circles. Regardless of their gender, sexuality or racial identity – anyone that could in some way be coded as ‘other’ had a story to share about a time a stranger had made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a public space. And they were determined to share them.

As a grassroots, volunteer-run organisation fighting for the rights of all individuals to enjoy public spaces free of the fear of harassment, we run projects, workshops and campaigns that break through the normalisation of street harassment and encourage communities to challenge the age-old norms that make this type of harm possible in the first place.

The work of INAC is held in high esteem by significant stakeholders as evidenced by securing our first two grants in 2021. It is a significant period of time for INAC as we work to deliver our inaugural grant-funded programs and develop strategies for our long-term organisational and financial sustainability.

How to apply

Position Description : Non Executive Director PD

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Board Directors (Voluntary) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Board_and_Committee_Members, #Finance_and_Accounting, #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Legal, #Marketing_Media_and_Communications, #Volunteer_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Women

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