- Job posted on: 30th Jul 2021
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The Nominations Committee is established by the YWCA Australia Constitution to support the Board of Directors (the Board) of YWCA Australia (and its subsidiaries) in fulfilling its duties to:
In 2021, two Member elected positions on the YWCA Nominations Committee are available; one of these must be filled by a Young Woman (a female, or individual who identifies as female, who is aged 30 or under at the time of their appointment). This is a fantastic opportunity to join a women-led, vibrant, feminist Not for Profit organisation. The Committee has adopted a Charter which sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its Members. The Charter can be accessed here.
YWCA VISION: A future where gender equality is a reality.
YWCA PURPOSE: Making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia.
YWCA’s Core Values: Feminism, Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity
If feminism is advocating for women’s rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism is the understanding of how gender and overlapping identifies – including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation – impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination. We cannot achieve gender equality without an intersectional lens in all that we do, advocate for and seek to change.
YWCA Australia is an evolving intersectional feminism organisation. We are working to develop a strong, intersectional feminism understanding and ensure our decisions are informed by principles and criteria for intersectional decision-making, impact and sustainability.
When considering your suitability, please reflect on your professional, volunteer and life experience as well as your education, which may be ongoing.
Selection Criteria – to be addressed in cover letter:
YWCA is seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage Young Women, non-binary individuals and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for these positions.
It is expected that Members of the Nominations Committee:
If you are not already a member of YWCA Australia – join here for free.
Committee Members are required to comply with the YWCA Australia Corporate Governance framework, which includes the Conflict of Interest Policy (Governance documents available from the Company Secretary on request).
The term of the appointment will be for 2 or 3 years. Members of the Committee shall hold office for a maximum of two terms of a maximum of three years per term. The two available positions will be filled following election by YWCA Australia Members.
This is a volunteer position. Expenses approved in advance by the Company Secretary will be reimbursed.
Melissa du Heaume and Julia Burns are the current member elected Nominations Committee members and each will be standing for re-election.
Freya Mulvey and Khayshie Tilak Ramesh are the current board appointed Nominations Committee members. Freya Mulvey is standing for re-election as a director of YWCA Australia Board. The membership of the Nominations Committee will be reviewed following the AGM.
Nominees are invited to apply to be selected as a candidate for election at the 2021 YWCA Australia AGM.
Applications will be assessed by a Board Sub-Committee and you may be invited to interview in mid-September. Successful candidates will be put to the Membership for election in the lead up to the 2021 AGM, to be held in November.
This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily complete a national criminal history record check prior to appointment.
Any questions or requests to speak to current Committee members should be directed to Kate O’Donohue, the Company Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Nominations Committee Member enquiry via EthicalJobs.