26 Aug 2019

Board position Board Member

InsideOUT –  Wellington City, Wellington

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a vibrant and expanding national organisation working to make Aotearoa a safer place for young people of minority genders and sexualities.

We currently have space for one tangata whenua executive adviser role (over the age of 27, must whakapapa Māori), and several trustee spaces for people under the age of 27.

The board takes care of the more big picture stuff – overseeing our vision, setting our strategy, making big decisions, receiving reports on projects, contributing to financial planning, decisions around employment etc.

The general role of a board member is to support the following processes:

Set and maintain vision, mission and values, and develop strategy
Establish and monitor relevant policies and procedures
Ensure moral and legal compliance and accountability with relevant organisations
Maintain proper fiscal oversight
Select, manage, and support staff in their roles, and evaluate performance
Maintain effective board performance through member conduct and utilising development opportunities
Promote InsideOUT as ambassadors and work to protect the reputation of the charity
Be familiar with the strengths and challenges that sexuality, sex and gender minority youth in Aotearoa face
Support InsideOUT to uphold our commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Represent the organisation in an official capacity as required
No experience required, however knowledge of InsideOUT and the structure of governance boards would be an advantage
Contribute to the vision, mission, and values of InsideOUT
Regular meeting attendance (Hours per month – 6 -15)

The ongoing commitments are:

Attending a three hour board meeting at a set time monthly (usually 6-9pm on the second Tuesday of each month)
Attending occasional additional meetings throughout the year eg. strategic planning days, trainings
Allowance for meeting one on one or in sub-committees with board members or staff as needed
Approximately up to one hours worth of responding to board business via e-mail weekly.

Executive Advisors

InsideOUT is seeking one tangata whenua executive advisor (EA) to join our governance board in a voluntary capacity. The EA roles provides an opportunity for people over the age of 27 to influence and support the work and growth of InsideOUT through mentoring and guiding the executive board. InsideOUT primarily operates at the moment with a ‘for youth, by youth’ framework and we define ‘youth’ as under 27. So our board is mostly made up of people under that age, who hold the officer positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and general board members. We then have up to four spaces at any time for people over the age of 27 to take on a role as an ‘Executive Advisor’ on the board, which in essence means being mindful not to take up too much space and let youth voices be heard, but to offer guidance and experience.

We currently have one tangata whenua executive advisor role.

Ideally the person in this role would have:

an understanding of/connection to experiences of being takatāpui or Rainbow and Māori
an understanding of the challenges young people of diverse sexuality, gender and sex characteristics face
experience working on a team, committee or rōpu, particularly in a governance role
In addition to this, executive advisor applicants with skills and experience in these areas are also desired (but not necessary for application):

experience in human resources and/or people management
experience in financial management
experience with fundraising, sponsorship, grants
We’re hoping to find people who are able to commit for at least two years to these roles.

Why join InsideOUT?

– Contribute to meaningful change for rainbow young people across Aotearoa

– Work with an awesome, motivated and inspiring group of youth trustees

– Connect with the rainbow community and develop skills in governance

How to Apply

E-mail a cover letter/expression of interest with some information about yourself, why you are interested in the role and what skills/experience you can bring, and a CV to [email protected] and [email protected].

InsideOUT is an inclusive organisation and we value diversity. Applications will be considered regardless of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, physical or mental ability.

Job Categories: Children, Youth and Family Services. Job Types: Board position. Salaries: Voluntary.

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