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Business Education Network


Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 4 - 10
Number of Volunteers: 5 or fewer
Community Segment: Education

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): every two months
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: New South Wales
Local Government Area: Warringah Council

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Directors - 2 Voluntary positions

The NSW Business Education Network (BEN) is seeking a person who has a passion for youth and who has business experience. You will have a good knowledge of Board procedures and actively play a significant role in helping plan our future. Preferably this person will have strong contacts at corporate board levels which may allow us to pursue sponsorship options. Meetings are held every second month. You will have a passion for youth (Secondary School age) who are challenged by their career prospects, need intervention support or aspiration to reach their full potential.

The Business Education Network (BEN) is a registered Australian charity which supports young people, who are facing considerable challenges in their lives, to transition from adolescence to adulthood. There are many real and concerning threats to the welfare and development of Australian youth and we work with our incredibly supportive and inspiring partners and ambassadors in the community to make a considerable and tangible difference. Our services are aimed at improving the lives of local families and their children by providing school and community groups with outreach and vocational programmes, exposure to industry, mentoring, qualified youth case worker support and personal development resources. We have a strong network of community supporters and ambassadors to support our strategies. We are passionate about making an enormous difference in our community. We are continually grateful to our partners for your support and generous donations to assist with our work. Over our 20 years of working together we have inspired over 100,000 student opportunities across the Northern Sydney region.

Secretary - Voluntary Position

We are looking for a Secretary who has some experience with not-for-profit organisations who will play a significant role on the Board. We generally meet bi-monthly.

Duties would include Minute Taking and post meeting distribution of the Minutes, some correspondence and working with the Chairperson to set the Agenda for meetings. You will be involved in making all board decisions and participating in occasional special events.

We support our volunteers to be active in helping us to grow and expand and encourage involvement. Snacks and meals (where appropriate) are provided.

Role: Secretary, General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Business, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications
Targeting: Youth/Students
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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