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Organisation : Climate for Change

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 12-15 hours per month

Duration of project : 2 years

Sector : Community Engagement, Conservation & Environment

Posted on : 21 Sep, 2020

About the role

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:

We’re seeking three individuals who share our vision, values and with either of the following professional experiences to join our Board:

  • Legal and Governance
  • Fundraising, Philanthropy or Supporter Engagement

Please note If your professional experience doesn’t fall into the above categories but you have skills and
experiences that you think might be beneficial to C4C, we recommend that you submit an application.

About the Board

The Board works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and plays a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as the guardian of C4C’s mission and values while ensuring compliance and effective risk management.

As a 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 CEO 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 or compliance (essential)
  • 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 meetings and important events
  • Active participation on at least one of the Board’s 3 sub-committees:
    ○ Fundraising
    ○ Governance & Risk
    ○ Finance

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 16th October 2020:

Interviews will be conducted virtually the week starting 2nd November 2020.

If you are approved by the Board, your nomination will be put forward for election at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th November.

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

About the organisation

Organisation name : Climate for Change
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

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


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