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Organisation : Aunties and Uncles Queensland

Location : Brisbane

Time required : 10 to 15 hours per month

Duration of project : ongoing

Sector : Children, Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Posted on : 15 Aug, 2019

About the role

Aunties and Uncles Queensland is an early intervention and prevention program helping vulnerable and socially isolated children aged 1-11 years, within the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.
The Aunties and Uncles program delivers practical support to referred families by linking children with-Organisational leadership and advisement including strategic and tactical planning
a volunteer aunt and/or uncle, who fulfils the role of a positive mentor in the child’s life through the provision of a stable, nurturing and caring relationship over a minimum of 12 months.

Major responsibilities of Directors:
-Oversight of program implementation and evaluation
-Organisation of the board of directors and committees.
-Chair and actively drive performance of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications sub-committee, in line with that committee’s Terms of Reference
-Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
-Financial management, including development and oversight of the annual budget and revenue raising strategies
-Workforce planning, development and evaluation
-Monitoring and review of organisational and program performance
-Promotion of the organisation
-Lead and identify opportunity for fundraising and advocacy opportunities for ongoing and recurrent funding opportunities.

Meetings and time commitment:
-The board of directors meets on the second Monday of every month at 6.30 pm at the organisation’s premises at Fernberg Road, Paddington.
-Sub-Committees of the board meet an average of once per month and board members may be required to participate actively and attend the majority of sub-committee meetings.
-Board members are asked to attend special events or workshops, as they are determined, and likely to be on around 6 – 8 occasions each year.

Expectations of our Board members
-Be willing to exemplify values which are consistent with the Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) values of Dependability, Respect, Professionalism and Compassion.
-Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
-Participate on a committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
-Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) mission, objectives, and programs.
-Help communicate and promote Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) to the community.
-Become familiar with Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) finances and resource needs.
-Understand the operating model, policies and procedures of the organisation.

Competencies of our Directors:
Build commitment to common goals and help create an environment of collaboration and achievement.
Embraces change to stay ahead of problems but tackles them head-on when they arise.

Achieves results:
Establish clear objectives and plans to achieve them, adjusting plans to integrate new information.
Set high standards of achievement for self and others and maintains positive outlook despite obstacles.

Display flexibility in complex or ambiguous situations.
Resourceful and versatile in responding to changing demands and opportunities.
Communicate effectively, up, down and out of the organisation.

Business Acumen:
Understand key business indicators and how management actions impact the bottom line and program performance.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Aunties and Uncles Queensland
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

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


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