Chair of the Board

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Organisation : L2R Dance

Location : Melbourne

Time required : L2R board meetings are held every 6 weeks from 6-8pm at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Duration of project : 3 year term

Sector : Arts & Culture, Children, Community Development, Youth & Young People

Posted on : 7 Oct, 2019

About the role


L2R is currently seeking to fill the position of Chair of the Board. Within this role, the successful candidate will lead the board of 9 members, drive good governance of the organisation and work with our CEO Jacinda Richards to deliver our new and exciting strategic plan for the 2020-2025 period. L2R Dance is experiencing a significant and exciting growth period as we enter our fifth year of operations as a registered Australian Charity. The Chair position is responsible for inclusive and strategic leadership of L2R and its members in order to guide us through this exciting period and ensure we continue to thrive. The Chair ensures the directors and the CEO fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective and good governance of L2R.

The Chair will support the CEO and ensure that the Board functions as a unit that works closely with the CEO to support and achieve agreed objectives for the community L2R serves.

The Chair will also act as an ambassador of L2R and will enjoy advocating for the important and meaningful work L2R does through the power of dance.

For full Job Description and more information on L2R please visit:


L2R believes dance has the power to breakdown social barriers and create meaningful connections for children and young people experiencing financial or social challenges.

As a not-for-profit organisation, L2R Dance is dedicated to harnessing the power of hip-hop to strengthen our community through belonging, wellbeing and leadership in the Arts.

L2R was founded in 2009 and has demonstrated a ten-year commitment to the communities we serve.

What makes our organisation truly unique is its ability to draw from the history of Hip-Hop culture with the aim to empower and critique social issues that affect young people in Melbourne’s west.


Candidates are asked to reply to each of the following criteria.

  • Demonstrated board experience, governance and chairing.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, managing teams and improving organisational culture.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and management.

  • A high level of Not-For-Profit financial management and budgeting.

  • A successful track record with stakeholder engagement, networking and fundraising, including government, corporate, philanthropic or individual sources.

  • A highly articulate communicator and excellent connector with a strong capacity to engage a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • A passion for Arts and Culture, community development and working with diverse children and young people
    of all cultures.

  • A high level of personal integrity and demonstrated understanding of, and alignment to, L2R’s core goals and values.


Your application must consist of:

  • A cover letter;
  • Responses to the selection criteria;
  • CV;
  • The names and contact details of two professional referees.

Please email your application as a single PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name to:


Please note suitable applicants will be interviewed
by a panel of L2R board of directors in addition to being invited to L2R’s AGM on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

The preferred commencement date of the role is late November 2019.

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

People from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or Indigenous backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Should you have additional questions regarding the role, please contact Jacinda Richards, L2R’s Founder and CEO, by email at

About the organisation

Organisation name : L2R Dance
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Chair of the Board via Pro Bono Australia.


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