Board position Trustee of the Film for Change Aotearoa Charitable Trust x 3
We’re seeking three new passionate and committed trustees to help us achieve our vision of filmmaking for a fairer world. New Trustees will be awesome people who share our values, but bring unique and diverse thinking to the table.
It’s an exciting time to join the Film for Change Aotearoa Board of Trustees. The Trust is midway through defining our strategy and setting some clear directions for the future of the organisation. We’re moving into the social enterprise space, developing our leadership team, and working together on an operational plan.
Fifty years in the future we’ll be able to say our people and our films played a critical role in reducing inequality, and creating a fairer world. Film for Change Aotearoa is a collective of film activists who work in partnership with organisations to use short films for good. We are a charitable trust, social enterprise, and network of volunteers who believe in the power of film for social impact.
In the next five years we want: a successful brand, financial sustainability, successful partnerships, empowered volunteers and to keep delivering quality short films that deliver on social impact.
Respect – we will be respectful to, and of, all people and ideas
Empathy – we value active listening and empathy in all interactions
Innovation and Creativity – we live to learn and adapt, we apply creative and innovative thinking to everything we do.
Inclusion – inclusion and diversity of thought are welcomed and actively sought
Fairness – toward a more equal society
Collaboration and Teamwork – authentic partnerships and teams are how we work
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He Tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata – What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
This is a fantastic organisation to be a part of. Your skills and expertise will be helping volunteer filmmakers and countless community groups. You can truly say you are making a positive difference through your governance and leadership contribution. This is a voluntary role, the Trustees give freely of their time, knowledge and experience.
Trustees will have the standard governance duties: setting and reviewing the strategy, monitoring the performance of the organisation, and so on. But our Trustees also have the opportunity to do more. We want Trustees who can inspire our leadership team, who can challenge each other and who aren’t afraid to question the traditional Trustee role.
Ideal applicant description:
We have three positions we are recruiting for. We are looking for new Trustees who specialise in:
Advocacy/ Community or Social Enterprise Experience
Our ideal applicants will:
– Be committed to the vision, definition and mission of Film for Change Aotearoa
– Bring a new viewpoint and new skills to the current team
– Be an open-minded, strategic, and analytical thinker
– Have experience in one or more of the following areas: finance, governance, leadership, the community sector, communications, marketing, Te Ao Māori, or social enterprise
– Be committed to the role, and prioritise meetings and other tasks
– Have strong skills in relationship building and collaboration
– Be Wellington based or open to video-conferencing into meetings
– Have a sense of humour and assist in making Board meetings enjoyable
– Our preferred candidate will have some governance experience or understanding
About the board:
The way we work as a Trust holds true to our organisation’s values of innovation and creativity. We are a young Trust who learn and adapt as Film for Change Aotearoa grows. Trustee positions have become available because former Trustees have moved overseas, or had big life changes. Current Trustees are:
– Chair and Co-Founder: Helen Anderson
– Trustee: Paul Wolffram
– Trustee: Brannavan Gnanalingam
– Trustee: Cathy Hardinge
– Trustee: Mel Bourke
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