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Board – Non Executive Director (Volunteer)

Organisation : Climate for Change

Location : Melbourne (Brunswick)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 2 Oct, 2021

About the role

We are seeking 4-5 individuals who share our vision, values and with either of the following skills and experiences to join our board of directors (board):

  •   Finance or accounting

  •   Company secretarial

  •   Strong connections in the philanthropic sector

  •   Campaigning or organising experience within the climate or progressive movement

  •   Legal and governance

  •   Strategic communications, fundraising and supporter engagement

About the Board

The board works closely with the Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs) and plays a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as the guardian of C4C’s mission and values while ensuring compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations, and effective risk management.

As a non-executive director (board member) you will be responsible for:

  •   Organisational adherence to C4C’s constitution

  •   Development of a strategy that aligns with C4C’s vision and values

  •   Maintaining compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations

  •   Ensuring strong financial management of C4C’s finances

  •   Supporting C4C’s programs through direct involvement, fundraising and ambassadorship

  •   Providing the CEOs and the broader team with support, guidance and feedback

  •   Consistent attendance and active engagement at board meetings (virtual)

  •   Timely engagement with online communications

According to our rules, board members are required to be financial members of C4C, membership fees are $48 per year.

About You

  •   Passionate about tackling climate change and environmental sustainability

  •   Strive to work with humility and integrity

  •   Experience in non-profit governance (strongly preferred)

  •   A willingness to go above and beyond

  •   A basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts

  Networks useful to the development and growth of C4C

About the Commitment

  •   A minimum 2 year term

  •   On average 12-15 hours per month, including induction, meetings and important events

  •   Active participation on at least one of the board’s 3 sub-committees:

○ Fundraising

○ Governance & Risk

○ Finance

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Climate for Change

About Climate for Change

Climate for Change (C4C) is a volunteer-powered not-for-profit based in Melbourne. Our mission is to create the social mandate in Australia for effective action on climate change. To do this we use a ‘Tupperware party’ style model of small gatherings in people’s homes (currently virtual due to risks associated with COVID-19), each of which generates at least one more. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.

As an organisation we aim to bring climate change to the forefront of public concern by: reaching out to people who are sympathetic to action, but not yet engaged with or active on the issue; then inspiring and supporting them to take effective action and to have `meaningful conversations with their family and friends about climate change.

We are the only organisation in Australia dedicated to supporting people to have more effective conversations about climate change.

Further information is available at our website:

How to apply

About the Application Process

Climate for Change is committed to building a diverse board. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.

Although C4C is a Melbourne-based organisation, we will consider applications from around Australia. To express your interest in this position, please complete the following application form by 11:59pm on 2nd October 2021. 
Interviews will be conducted virtually in the evening on 27th and 28th October 2021.

If you are approved by the board, your nomination will be put forward for election at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21st November.

If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please email Zoe Wright (Board Administrator)


Please quote in application: Board – Non Executive Director (Volunteer) via Pro Bono Australia.


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