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Organisation : Happy Brain Education

Location : Melbourne, Online

Time required : 2-3 hours/month

Duration of project : 2 years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Community Services, Consulting & Strategy, Education & Training, Management

Sector : Education & Training, Youth & Young People

Application closing date : 23 Dec, 2021

About the role

The Board is responsible for the governance of Happy Brain Education and has the overall responsibility to determine matters relating to the policies, practices, and operation of Happy Brain Education. This role requires attending approximately 12 board meetings (majority held online) and may require attendance in monthly conference calls for management/financial reporting and general compliance issues.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to HBE’s mission and values
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of ACNC and ASIC governance principles and demonstrate a commitment to working according to these principles
  • Demonstrate experience in strategic planning that may come from business, management experience or not-for-profit organisations.
  • Assist with the organisation’s compliance with relevant government and non-government agencies. Ensure all legal and financial responsibilities are met and that finances are sound, and operations are legal.
  • Represent the organisation in external functions, and meeting with the funding bodies and stakeholders as required.
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings, Annual General Meeting, strategic planning meeting and ad hoc meetings as required.


Skills Required:

  • Understanding of the role as well as the legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities.
  • Ability to review the Happy Brain Education strategy through constructive questioning and contribute to the effective decision making of the board.
  • Ability to read and comprehend the company’s accounts, financial material presented to the board, financial reporting requirements and some understanding of corporate finance.
  • Understanding of the board’s compliance responsibilities with numerous laws as well as understanding the individual director’s legal duties and responsibilities.
  • Experience in managing areas of major risk management to the organisation.
  • Experience in current management thinking on employment, branding, engagement, strategic vision and stakeholder communication.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in the education sector.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Happy Brain Education

Happy Brain Education is a not-for-profit organisation which provides tutoring and mentoring services to young people. We believe that meaningful learning opportunities can transform the lives of young people and empower them to achieve their potential. Education will enable us to tap into the potential and power within every person and facilitate positive change in the world.

How to apply

Position Description : Board Member - PD (5)

Recruitment will be ongoing until 23/12/2021. For expression of interest, please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge would suit the position to

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


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