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2021 Independent Board Director

Location: The Board of UN Youth Australia
Closes: 14 September

Applications to be an Independent Board Director on the 2021 Board of Directors at UN Youth Australia are now open!

The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction of UN Youth Australia, its corporate governance, and oversight of the National Executive, particularly in the areas of finance, ethics and welfare. The Board consists of: 

  • 6 x Divisional Representative Directors
  • 4 x Independent Directors
  • National President (ex-officio)
  • National Secretary (ex-officio)

Independent Directors serve a critical role on the Board by bringing diverse and external perspectives which improve our strategic decision making. They also contribute under-represented skills to the Board that help fulfil its function.

Directors will typically serve on 1-2 Board Sub-committees, which focus on finance and audit, human resources, welfare and ethics. Directors may also serve on project specific task-forces and selection panels for various positions within the organisation. 

Each Director is obliged to attend:

  • Annual Board Retreat (usually held over one weekend in February/March)*.
  • Monthly Board teleconference meeting and additional ad-hoc teleconference meetings as necessary.

There are four Independent Director positions open at the upcoming October Special General Meeting of UN Youth Australia. Each Independent Director is appointed for a one-year term starting 13th December. At least one Independent Director elected must identify as female or non cis-male. 

Independent Directors may serve as the Chair of a Sub-committee but are ineligible to run for Chair of the Board. Applications from individuals with accounting, legal and strategic planning skills are highly encouraged. 

Applicants from diverse & First Nations backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants from all across Australia including our regional, remote and rural areas. 

Please note: This is a role undertaken on a voluntary basis and positions will not be financially compensated for any hours spent volunteering for the organization.

View further information about the application process here.

Click HERE to submit your application.

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