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L2R Next Gen (L2R)

http://L2R.org.au

Annual Budget: $75,001-$250,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Mental Health, Community & Economic Development, Health, Arts & Culture

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Maribyrnong City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Board of Directors vacancies –  Chair, Treasurer

L2R Next Gen (L2R) is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for young people to participate in free weekly hip hop dance workshops in Melbourne’s West including young people from culturally and linguistically diverse, newly arrived and at-risk communities. 

Background

Established in 2009, L2R has provided countless opportunities for newly arrived and disadvantaged young people to participate in free dance workshops held in Melbourne’s West. In January 2015 L2R was recognised by the Ministry of Arts Australia and was added to the Register of Cultural Organisations (RoCO) and endorsed as a charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. L2R’s purpose is to advance Arts and Culture, contributing to the nation’s vibrant cultural life.

Our Mission

To promote social cohesion, well-being and community through the delivery of free dance workshops to young people who would usually struggle to access classes due to social or socio-economic barriers (including poverty, disadvantage or experiences as recent migrants or refugees).

Artistic Vision

L2R believes there is one language we can all speak… DANCE

Our Vision

  • Provide dance programs across Victoria for young people facing disadvantage as a result of their experience as being newly arrived, recent migrants or disadvantaged.
  • Create the next generation of community leaders by connecting young people to services, enabling them to participant in a meaningful way to civic life.
  • Create pathways into employment into the arts or community development for young people.
  • Develop a sustainable model for delivering the L2R program, that is adaptable to the changing needs of young people in Victoria.

Our Core Values

  • Diversity, authenticity, respect, integrity, community, teamwork, honesty, communication, safety, individuality, creativity, growth

Board Roles

Chair- We are seeking an experienced and committed person with a passion for Arts & Culture, community development and working with young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. We are also seeking someone who is enthusiastic to work with a newly formed charity in it's third year of operation which has had rapid growth and development through community demand. It is an exciting time for L2R so we need someone who aligns strongly with our mission and is keen to join the journey. Preference to connections to the west and possibly dance although not essential.

Treasurer- We are seeking a Treasurer with strong financial planning expertise and an understanding of not-for-profit arts organisations.

L2R is a small grass roots charity in its third year of operation as a charity. Directors who are able to contribute additional skills and knowledge in the following areas to assist with daily operations will be highly regarded:

  • Governance (not for profit experience)
  • Finance audit and risk
  • Fundraising
  • Engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • Programming for children and young people
  • Communication and marketing

This is a voluntary, unpaid position. People from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or Indigenous backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Your expression of interest should include a CV listing relevant experience and a one page cover letter outlining;

  • What interests and excites you about L2R
  • Any connections to the Melbourne’s west, dance and Arts & Culture
  • How you see your skills and experience contributing to L2R and our mission.

Expressions of interest close August 6th

Suitable applicants will be interviewed by a panel of our current L2R board of directors.

For enquiries please contact-

-Jacinda Richards (Founder & CEO) on 0417101514

or

-Kirsty Hooper (Secretary) on 0400895455.

Email your expression of interest to info@L2R.org.au


Role: Chair, Treasurer
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Advocacy, Auditing, Banking & Financial Services, Business, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Fundraising, Grants Administration, Public Policy
Targeting: English as an additional language or dialect, Culturally Diverse

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