Birth for Humankind
Any further information about this vacancy:
We are seeking skilled, experienced, passionate and visionary leaders to grow our Board of Directors.
About Birth for Humankind
Birth for Humankind is a registered Melbourne-based charity with a team of eight part-time employees, over 40 volunteer doulas, a committed and ‘hands-on’ board, as well as a growing community of people passionate about promoting better birth outcomes and supporting women in need.
We were founded in 2014 to address a gap in the maternal health system whereby women experiencing socio-economic disadvantage were often journeying through pregnancy and labour alone, under-prepared and confused about their choices, leading to poorer birth experiences and outcomes. Birth for Humankind exists to help close this gap and ensure all women, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances, have access to support, education and care during their pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey.
We do this through our free one-to-one doula support program, education programs and advocacy. Informed decisions, loving care and continuous support can help to reduce birth complications and support more positive birth outcomes for mothers and babies.
Find out more at www.birthforhumankind.org
Birth for Humankind Board
As we move into our fifth year and next phase of development, we are seeking to strengthen our Board and ensure effective strategic growth and succession planning. We are looking for Directors who are passionate about our work, with extensive Board experience and networks, as well as expertise in the following areas:
We are seeking Directors who are:
As a Birth for Humankind Director, you will be expected to:
Birth for Humankind Board meetings
Current Board Size: 5
Positions Available: 1- 3
Board Meeting Frequency: Currently every six weeks.
Board Meeting Time and Location: After business hours, in Brunswick East. Currently for three hours.
In addition to scheduled Board meetings, the Annual General Meeting and Strategic Planning sessions, Directors attend Birth for Humankind related events during the year, and attend additional meetings as necessary.
To submit your expression of interest:âÂ¨
To apply, submit your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you can contribute to Birth for Humankind Board of Directors and our strategic direction.
Applications close 2ndOctober.
Tailored training programs can also be designed and delivered to meet your needs, location and budget. Learn more