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Position: Board - Non Executive Director (Volunteer)


About Climate for Change

Climate for Change (C4C) is a volunteer-powered not-for-profit based in Melbourne. Our mission is to create the social mandate in Australia for effective action on climate change. To do this we use a ‘Tupperware party’ style model of small gatherings in people’s homes, each of which generates at least one more. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.

Through our Climate Conversations framework, we build support for climate action in strategic communities and across the country. We engage and activate people across demographics, across the political divide and in both regional and urban communities. We are the only organisation in Australia dedicated to supporting people to have more effective conversations about climate change.

Further information is available at our website: www.climateforchange.org.au

We’re seeking two individuals who share our vision, values and with either of the following skills and experiences to join our board of directors (board):
● Fundraising & supporter engagement
● Leadership or strategic experience within the climate movement or other progressive movements


About the Board

The board works closely with the Co-Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEOs) and plays a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as the guardian of C4C’s mission and values while ensuring compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations, and effective risk management.

As a non-executive director (board member) you will be responsible for:
● Organisational adherence to C4C’s constitution
● Development of a strategy that aligns with C4C’s vision and values
● Maintaining compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations
● Ensuring strong financial management of C4C’s finances
● Supporting C4C’s programs through direct involvement, fundraising and ambassadorship
● Providing the CEOs and the broader team with support, guidance and feedback
● Consistent attendance and active engagement at board meetings (virtual)
● Timely engagement with online communications
According to our rules, board members are required to be financial members of C4C, membership fees are $48 per year.


About You

● Passionate about tackling climate change and environmental sustainability
● Strive to work with humility and integrity
● Experience in non-profit governance (strongly preferred)
● A willingness to go above and beyond
● A basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts
● Networks useful to the development and growth of C4C


About the Commitment

● A minimum 2 year term
● On average 12-15 hours per month, including induction, meetings and important events
● Active participation on at least one of the board’s 5 sub-committees:

○ Governance & Risk
○ People & Nominations
○ Finance
○ Fundraising & Communications
○ Strategy


About the Application Process

Climate for Change is committed to building a diverse board. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply. Although C4C is a Melbourne-based organisation, we will consider applications from around Australia.

To express your interest in this position, please complete the following application form by 11:59pm on 8th October: https://bit.ly/3xEAeYO

Interviews will be conducted virtually on the evening of 31st October and 1st November 2022. If you are approved by the board, your nomination will be put forward for election at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 20th November.

If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please email Adele (Board Administrator) [email protected]


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all elders, past and present.