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Organisation : Outloud

Location : Sydney (Canterbury-Bankstown)

Time required : 4-8 hours per month

Duration of project : Minimum 2 year committment

Sector : Community Development

Application closing date : 18 Jul, 2022

About the role

We are seeking two new members to join a supportive management committee of an organisation with a sustained presence and strong reputation in the local community. We have two vacancies, including a general committee member and a chair person.

The committee is responsible for controlling and managing the affairs of the organization. As a member of the board, you would commit to:
● attend regular management committee meetings (approximately 6 per year)
● attend sub committee meetings (approximately 6 per year)
● review and provide feedback for key documents such as grant applications, business plans, budgets
● monitor, develop and review strategic plans
● participate and attend in strategic workshops when required (1-2 per year)

We are seeking applicants with the following areas of expertise:
● Legal (intellectual property, contract law, arts law) and Governance
● Compliance and Risk Management
● Fundraising, Sponsorship and Philanthropy
● Public Relations and Communications

Selection criteria
● Passion/commitment and understanding of the strengths and challenges of the young people in the communities we serve
● Knowledge of good governance and compliance practices
● Understanding of goals and principles of community cultural development
● Comprehensive understanding and experience with business management
● Experience in chairing, facilitating and leading discussions and meetings
● Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
● Available to be an active participant on the management committee including extra curricular activities e.g. attend events, meetings and functions

● Outgoing advocate for community arts and culture
● Experience as board member or management committee member in a Not for Profit
● knowledge and experience in community and organisational capacity building
● Strong network to provide support and/or fundraising opportunities
● Community connections to enhance the organisation’s capacity and support base e.g. media, education, arts, corporate, political
● Sound financial literacy – understand key financial reports

About the organisation

Organisation name : Outloud
Outloud is a social impact arts organisation that collaborates with professional artists and service providers to up-skill and inspire young people living and working in Western Sydney. Each year we directly work with over 250 young people to create cultural events and performances that reflect the culturally and linguistically diverse lives and stories of the community back at them. The Outloud office is in the heart of Bankstown and the vast majority of our staff and board are local Bankstown members or come from Western Sydney.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Board member of youth arts organisation via Pro Bono Australia.


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