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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:
Leadership:
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.

Adaptability:
Display flexibility in complex or ambiguous situations.
Resourceful and versatile in responding to changing demands and opportunities.
Communication:
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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