Changing Minds Seeking Board Members and Board Administrator: Applications close Friday 31 January 2014
The board currently need applications from people who identify as having lived experience to ensure adherence to the Trust Deed.
GOVERNANCE BOARD MEMBERS:
- Critical thinking – The ability to demonstrate a high level of thinking in the mental health and addictions sectors and be able to discuss matters in a professional matter, taking multiple points of view into consideration.
- Understanding and empathy with mental health and/or addiction difficulties – Must be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of mental health and/or addiction issues.
- Commitment to a human rights approach – Must demonstrate an understanding of diverse human experience and come from a non-discriminatory practice and perspective.
- An understanding of the role of governance – Must have an understanding of the role of governance board in a not-for-profit setting, or at least demonstrate a willingness to learn.
- Ability to demonstrate wellness – Has ability to discuss wellness approaches and has supports in place for their own wellbeing.
Person Specification (Required):
- Proactive and uses initiative.
- Good organisational skills.
- good time mangement and ability to be responsive promptly.
- Insightful, thoughtful, and confident to speak and contribute in governance board matters.
- Access to email, the internet, and timely telephone communication.
- Both monthly meeting availability, and accessible for further contact between meetings as required.
- Kind, friendly, approachable, and professional.
- Strong cultural awareness and responsiveness.
- Basic record keeping, scheduling, and time management.
- Clear understanding of the role of Governance in a not for profit organisation and ideally previous governance experience.
- Strategic thinking and knowledge of systemic advocacy.
- Attendance at Monthly meetings.
- Reading approaching meetings paperwork, including, minutes, ageda items, financial reports, chair and manager reports, and other items as necessary.
- Voting as necessary on decisions the CMWB need to make.
- Communicating between meetings with other governance members.
- Collecting information as agreed at meetings.
Who are we looking for:
- We are specifically looking for members that can offer expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Maori issues; Pasifika issues; Youth issues, NGO management, Governance Board expertise; Accounting; Auditing; Legal matters; Rainbow issues (GLBTI); Disability issues; Migrant and/or Refugee Issues; Tangata Whaiora/ Motuhake grassroots work; Peer Support; Media and Communications; funding; Community Development; Project Development and Management; Policy and Politics
GOVERNANCE BOARD ADMINISTRATOR:
• Experience in taking minutes and report-writing
• Proactive and uses initiative
• Good organisational skills
• Library, resource centre, or cataloguing experience preferred
• Well developed administration and IT skills
• Good time management and planning abilities.
• Kind, friendly, approachable, and professional.
• Knowledge of governance would be an advantage
• Strong cultural awareness and responsiveness
• Drivers Licence preferred as some travel within Auckland may be required
Duties will include:
- Coordination of monthly Board meetings – booking venues, arranging catering, getting all necessary papers together.
- Drafting minutes during meeting and emailing out to Board members after writing them up in a timely manner.
- Ensuring all necessary papers are made available to Board members prior to meetings
HOW TO APPLY:
In the first instance please contact the manager Ainslie Gee for a job description and further information, on email@example.com – please include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement outlining values and skills you would bring to our governance board.
The board will review all applications and accept or decline depending on the skill base needs of the board at any particular time. If a candidate were of high calibre and brought desirable skills, arrangments would be made to meet with the chairperson for an informal interview.
A final decision would be made from there.