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TIA Australia


Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 4 - 10
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: International Relations

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: South Australia
Local Government Area:

Any further information about this vacancy:

  • Are you passionate about growing the independence and wellbeing of young people?
  • Are you seeking to make an impact to society on a global scale?
  • Are you a committed, inspiring leader with exceptional governance knowledge?

TIA is an Australian based non-profit organisation that works in Bolivia, South America. We work with young people in transition from state care into independence; empowering them to become thriving members of society and create brighter futures for themselves through providing the necessary support and training.  TIA Australia is fully volunteer led, with the oversight of its Management Committee.

Since our founding in February 2009, we have grown significantly in size and impact, developing and collaborating on several projects in the Bolivian community focused on empowering youth. TIA Australia has had many amazing volunTIAs contributing to making our work a reality, and has been entirely volunteer-led since its foundation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a strong and inspiring leader to join our Management Committee/Board as Chair to drive the strategy and governance of TIA Australia. Additionally, the Chair is responsible for managing the effective operations of the Management Committee, as well as liaising with the International Director and Executive Director.

The Chair will provide leadership to assure effective development, implementation and management in the following areas:

General Board member responsibilities:

  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings
  • Attendance at AGM
  • Be informed of the work of TIA and publicly support it
  • Appropriate awareness and review of all relevant operational and financial matters


  • Query and understand strategic, operational and financial decision making, as appropriate;
  • Ensure the compilation, review and approval of an annual strategic plan and budget;
  • Review the performance of the Executive Director (ED) from time to time
  • Endorse and approve strategic submissions to various industry bodies and funding sources;
  • Assist the ED, where required, to promote the organisation in a proactive manner
  • Ensure that structures and procedures are in place for effective recruitment, training, and evaluation of board members. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, and/or personnel
  • Demonstrated capability in strategic planning and budgetary analytical acumen
  • Risk management skills and understanding
  • Previous experience within the non-profit sector
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Previous Board/Committee of Management experience, preferably in the chairperson role

Knowledge of fundraising and the management of non-profits will also be highly desirable.

Role: Chair
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Ethics, Fundraising, Grants Administration
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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