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World Youth International


Annual Budget: $250,001-$750,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Sustainable Development, Community & Economic Development

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Quarterly
Board Meetings Held: On Weekends
State where Board Meetings Held: South Australia
Local Government Area:

Any further information about this vacancy:

Board Member - Fundraising, Marketing and Social Media

  • Voluntary position
  • preferably based in Adelaide, South Australia

About Us

World Youth International is a not for profit, non-religious, non-political, international organisation founded by the late Robert Hoey. We believe in the power of volunteers to create real impact and we have facilitated meaningful volunteering opportunities for more than 3,400 Australians of all ages, working in some of the world's poorest communities for more than 29 years.

At the very heart of our mission is a commitment to community-led, sustainable development projects working in the area of women and children's health, education and income generation. Together with our local partners in Kenya and Nepal, we have established the World Youth International School in Nepal and the Community Health Centre in Odede, Kenya.

About the opportunity

We are seeking a volunteer Board member with expertise in Fundraising, Marketing and Social Media, preferably based in Adelaide or South Australia, to work with us at a very exciting time for the organisation. This unique opportunity is a voluntary position that will provide the expertise to develop existing and new fundraising initiatives, campaigns and events. The role will also take a lead advisory role in marketing what we do, reviewing the WYI website, related content and social media, to promote our work and the heart and values of our organisation.

WYI's Board of Directors comprises of 5 experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds including international development, community organisations, private sector and business management, legal and financial management. We have a small team of paid employees and we receive no government funding, relying on our volunteers and the generous donations of our community of supporters, to allow our work to continue. You will be joining the team at a time of growth, so a willingness to pitch in and get the job done is a must.

Sound like a senior position you would like to contribute to? Don't miss out on this opportunity to support our work in strengthening communities and reducing poverty, through our sustainable development projects in Nepal and Kenya.

For more info on what we do, please visit http://www.worldyouth.org.au/

To lodge your expression of interest, please forward a CV and cover letter via email to HR@worldyouth.com.au

For any queries, please contact Georgie 0421 383 664

Closing date: Monday 21 August 2017

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Fundraising, Information & Communication Technology, Marketing & Communications
Targeting: Not supplied

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