Yarra Trams Community Partnerships

Board Member

Organisation : Oaktree

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 1-3 hours/ week.

Duration of project : Ongoing

Skill Area : Advocacy, Board & Committee Members, Volunteer Management

Sector : Community Engagement, Youth & Young People

Posted on : 18 Jun, 2019

About the Role

Oaktree is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations. We are governed and guided by our Board of Directors, who bring a breadth of experience and skills from diverse professional backgrounds. The Board’s work, from setting organisational strategy through to ensuring its effective implementation, directly shapes Oaktree’s capacity for impact and future growth,


We are seeking an individual with professional experience in fundraising, philanthropy or supporter engagement to join our Board of Directors.


As a member of our Board, you’ll play a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as a custodian of Oaktree’s mission and values, and ensuring compliance and effective risk management. You’ll be joining an exceptional team of current Board members and have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experts in their fields.


Are you someone who:

  • Has a passion for young people, justice and human rights
  • Values long term solutions to ending global poverty, and is committed to facilitating youth-organised change
  • Holds at least five years of professional experience in non-profit fundraising, philanthropy or supporter engagement
  • Works to maximise impact, seeking to innovate and learn from wins and failures
  • Prioritises diversity and inclusivity within organisations
  • Strives to work with humility and integrity
  • Has experience in non-profit directorship, governance or compliance


As a member of Oaktree’s Board, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance with statutory governance obligations under any relevant laws and regulations
  • Organisational adherence to Oaktree’s Constitution, and alignment of strategy with its vision, mission and values
  • Holding the CEO and Executive team accountable for effective implementation of the organisational strategy
  • Providing the CEO with support, guidance and feedback to ensure their professional effectiveness and development
  • Supporting Oaktree’s programs and initiatives through personal involvement, fundraising contributions and / or ambassadorship
  • Consistent attendance at Board meetings and timely engagement with offline communications


As a youth-run organisation, one-third of our Board is required to be under the age of 27, and we encourage individuals under 27 to apply.



  • A minimum two year term
  • On average, about one to three hours a week. The Board meets 6-7 times a year and sub-committees meet ~6 times a year in our offices in Melbourne.


If this sounds like you, then head on over to apply to our website, before 5PM (17:00) Wednesday 10th July 2019. And for questions, please contact Lumi Tran <l.tran@oaktree.org>.


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Oaktree
Not for Profit : Yes

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Position Description : Board Member_ PD (Jun 2019)

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Please quote in application: Board Member via Pro Bono Australia.


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