Director - Philanthropy (Voluntary Board Member)

ID: 104916
  • Health
  • Long Term
  • Windsor, QLD

About this opportunity

Key Responsibilities

All Arthritis Queensland Directors have the following responsibilities:

• Ensuring that they perform the duties and responsibilities of a Director with due care and diligence in compliance with all applicable laws, the Constitution and any specific delegations or policies approved by the Board.

• Ensuring Arthritis Queensland remains aligned with its Vision, Mission and strategic and financial objectives and delivers programs and projects in line with those aims.

• Contributing to the achievement of Arthritis Queensland’s strategic plan by supporting and/or overseeing implementation of agreed strategic initiatives.

• Participating in various fundraising and marketing events and activities and/or making introductions to relevant networks. All Directors are expected to champion fundraising and to donate to Arthritis Queensland in proportion to their ability.

• Attending monthly (up to 11 per year) Board meetings regularly as well as any additional meetings, such as committee meetings, planning sessions or working group meetings, and following up on commitments made in a timely manner.

• Monitoring Arthritis Queensland’s organisational and financial performance and execution against the approved annual operational plan and budget.

• Maintaining and enhancing Arthritis Queensland’s public reputation by modelling professional conduct and monitoring Arthritis Queensland’s organisational behaviour.

Key Selection Criteria – Essential

• Prior experience of NFP governance.
• Track record in strategic fundraising at the CEO or Executive level (at least 10 years of experience).
• Thorough knowledge of all major fundraising channels.
• Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
• An appreciation of the challenges of smaller not-for-profit organisations.
• Demonstrated relationship management skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• A collaborative approach to governance with the ability to think clearly, originally and laterally, and
• Willingness to bring a genuine spirit of inquiry to issues, a preparedness to challenge the status quo, and the courage to be a catalyst for change within the Board.

Key Selection Criteria – Desirable

• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
• Proven experience of Major Donor Fundraising Programs.
• Proven experience of Bequest Fundraising.

Please provide a cover letter and copy of your CV to Emma Thompson, CEO by 20th August.

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteer

Additional requirements

Experience with NFP governance and strategic fundraising.
Time required

Brisbane - Applications from board candidates located outside of Brisbane are welcome with a commitment to attend a minimum of 4 meetings in person per year. The remaining attendances would be virtual via Skype or telephone. 11 Board meetings are held per year (approx 2 hours long). Attendance at various promotional events throughout the year as required.

Interested in
  • Fundraising and Events
  • Governance, Board, Committee