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Director and Treasurer

Organisation : The Jane Goodall Institute Australia

Location : Australia

Time required : 10-15 hours per month

Duration of project : Ongoing

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Finance & Accounting

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Application closing date : 29 Jul, 2022

About the role

The Director and Treasurer plays an important role in ensuring the financial sustainability and
ongoing viability of JGIA. The Treasurer is also Chair of the Finance, Risk and Governance

This role is voluntary.

The Treasurer is responsible for:

● Reviewing JGIA’s periodic financial reports and ensuring that all financial records are kept in
accordance with relevant legislation;
● Overseeing the preparation by Management of audited annual financial statements and their
certification by the Finance, Risk and Governance Committee prior to their submission to the
annual general meeting of JGIA;
● Reviewing the proposed annual budget, assessing alignment to strategic and business plans
and appropriateness of underlying assumptions before recommending it to the Board;
● Monitoring the solvency of JGIA and raising any concerns to the Board’s immediate
● Interpreting financial information for the Board and advising the Board on financial
management and reporting matters, including the financial processes and procedures of
● Advising management and the Board on JGIA’s loans, liquidity and investments as required
from time to time;
● Overseeing JGIA’s Investment Policy including liaison with external advisors as required;
● Assessing and monitoring risks to JGIA and recommending strategies to the Board to
manage and mitigate the identified risks through a risk management plan;
● In consultation with the Company Secretary, monitoring compliance with applicable laws,
regulations, standards, contracts and best practice guidelines that fall within the remit of the
Finance, Risk and Governance Committee.

The selection criteria for this role can be found in the position description.

About the organisation

Organisation name : The Jane Goodall Institute Australia

Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned ethologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. Jane’s pioneering study of wild chimpanzees began over 60 years ago in Tanzania, Africa, where she made multiple discoveries that radically changed and enriched the field of primatology. Today, there are JGI chapters in 35 countries around the world all working to support Dr Goodall’s vision and legacy.

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is one of the global offices and was founded in 2007 and is an Australian non-profit and registered environmental organisation. Our purpose is to “inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment” and JGI is widely recognised for establishing innovative, community-centred conservation and development programs in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program.

Headquartered in Sydney, JGIA is staffed by a small, dedicated team and has volunteers across Australia as well as a board of directors based across Australia. Board members are non-executive directors of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the organisation does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. This also includes providing time, energy, expertise and insight to committee work and fundraising.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and current resume, with at least two references who have knowledge of your work, by email to

JGIA is seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are an equal
opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion,
national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political
affiliation. We particularly encourage people of diverse cultural backgrounds and Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position.

The JGIA Office is headquartered in Sydney; however, applications will be accepted from other
locations within Australia.

Applicants already in possession of a Director Identification Number (Director ID) registered
through the Australian Business Registry Service are required to include it in their application. A
successful candidate who does not yet have a Director ID is legally required to provide it prior to

Please quote in application: Director and Treasurer via Pro Bono Australia.


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