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Seeking Board members

intertwine is a not-for-profit harm-prevention organisation seeking a volunteer Board member for a two-year term. 

intertwine envisages communities, organisations and services that are inclusive & just, in a participatory society where all people have health, wellbeing, representation & self-determination.

intertwine supports organisations to achieve this vision through assistance in developing and implementing appropriate intersectional policies and structures, delivering diversity, inclusion and consent training and workshops and providing HR support.

You will join a small but enthusiastic team of people working to create social justice transformation through training and education, networking and communities of practice and community resources. You’ll also receive plenty of mentoring and support in this position, so don’t worry if you feel you may not have extensive previous experience in a similar role!

The role

Responsibilities

  • Oversee, approve and monitor strategic vision and direction
  • Evaluate the performance of the Managing Director (MD) annually
  • Monitor the integrity of financial systems and reporting of the organisation
  • Oversee risk management and legal compliance of the organisation
  • Provide strategic advice and direction to the MD
  • Provide high level strategic and financial advice aligned with individual experience and professional background
  • Be an advocate for the organisation and promote its mission and values to communities.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be considered on the following criteria:

Essential:

  • An understanding of and adherence to best practice governance standards;
  • The ability to form a working relationship with the Board members and CEO;

Targeted skills and experience:

We’d love to see candidates with some of the following:

  • Lived experience of intersectionality, for example, (noting that this list is not comprehensive) two or more of the following characteristics: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, person of colour, LGBTIQA+, person from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, disabled person, neurodiverse person, identifies as a woman.
  • Experience with campaigning or advocacy, especially in areas of social justice;
  • Start-up/NFP, social enterprise business development skills and experience;
  • Experience in content development and online learning platforms;
  • Knowledge of impact and outcome evaluations, quality management systems/frameworks, preferably with experience in implementation;
  • IT and digital transformation;
  • Understanding of government, crowdfunding and philanthropic funding processes;
  • Legal expertise and understanding of organisational structures;
  • Familiarity with consensus as a decision-making model

Highly regarded:

  • Prior Board governance experience;
  • Willingness to mentor less-experienced Board members
  • Strategic planning experience

Application process

Interested applicants should submit a nomination statement (either in writing or by video) and a current CV if available to rosanne@intertwine.org.au.

Applications will be reviewed by the existing Directors and the managing director, and short-listed applicants may be contacted for a video interview.

Please send any enquiries to rosanne@intertwine.org.au.

Unsuccessful applicants may be offered a voluntary position with the Advisory Board to the Board of Directors instead.

Join intertwine’s Board

Join intertwine’s Board

Get involved with intertwine

intertwine envisages communities, organisations and services that are inclusive & just, in a participatory society where all people have health, wellbeing, representation & self-determination.

We want to walk the talk: that’s why everyone who’s involved with intertwine has some experience of intersecting inequalities.

As we head into our Annual General Meeting for 2022, intertwine is seeking to fill the following vacancies with applicants with living experience combined with appropriate skills:

  • one (1) general Board member
  • at least one (1) First Nations identified Board member
  • one (1) Secretary of the Board
  • three (3) Ethics Committee general members
  • three (3) fundraising committee general members
  • ten (10) advisory panel general members

Who, me?

Yes, you. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, we’re happy to mentor. You can also choose to shadow a role to get some experience or apply to role-share.

About intertwine

intertwine envisages a progressive society which is truly inclusive — where people from all walks of life, sexualities, ethnicities, genders and abilities can work creatively, collaboratively and courageously together to transform our society into one where all can thrive.

Our purpose is to eliminate marginalisation and oppression through dismantling systemic power structures. We do this through education, engaging and connecting diverse communities and organisations and fostering resilience, intersectional inclusion and self-empowerment

intertwine takes a primary prevention approach to help organisations understand the underlying drivers of violence and that creating the circumstances for gender equity, cultural and racial justice, freedom of sexuality and gender identity and a social model of disability will result in a society with lower rates of harm by others and lower rates of self-harm by those affected.

intertwine is a privately held not-for-profit company registered as a charity with the ACNC and listed on the Register of Harm Prevention Charities with the Department of Social Security.

 

About the roles

The Directors will be motivated by the challenges and responsibilities of the role and committed to actively contributing to positive impacts while overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation.

As intertwine acknowledges the additional burden placed on people living at the intersections of inequalities, we intend for all Board positions to be collaborative roles and to match each less-experienced Board member with a more experienced Mentor.

The roles requires attending monthly board or committee meetings and participating in and contributing to strategic conversations around:

  • Finance and Remuneration
  • Strategic Risk Management, and
  • Advocacy and Policy

Other commitments include attendance at stakeholder and member events, and at the AGM and annual strategic planning workshop.

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    Application process

    Interested applicants should submit a nomination statement (either in writing or by video) and a current CV if available using the form above by 5pm, Monday November 21, 2022.

    Applications will be reviewed by the existing Directors and the managing director, and short-listed applicants may be contacted for a video interview.

    Unsuccessful applicants to Board and Committee positions may be offered a voluntary position with the Advisory Panel to the Board of Directors.

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    Seeking board secretary- volunteer role

    intertwine is a not-for-profit harm-prevention organisation seeking a volunteer Board Secretary for a two-year term. 

    intertwine envisages communities, organisations and services that are inclusive & just, in a participatory society where all people have health, wellbeing, representation & self-determination.

    intertwine supports organisations to achieve this vision through assistance in developing and implementing appropriate intersectional policies and structures, delivering diversity, inclusion and consent training and workshops and providing HR support.

    You will join a small but enthusiastic team of people working to create social justice transformation through training and education, networking and communities of practice and community resources. You’ll also receive plenty of mentoring and support in this position, so don’t worry if you feel you may not have extensive previous experience in a similar role!

    A $200/month honorarium is available.

    The role

    The Secretary provides administrative and clerical support to the Board, through the timely and accurate collection and sharing of information directly related to its activities. In this role, your main responsibility will be to ensure the Board is well informed and that its activities are well documented for the use of Board members.

    The role requires attending scheduled monthly board meetings, supporting strategic conversations around: 

    • Finance and Remuneration
    • Strategic Risk Management, and
    • Advocacy and Policy

    Other commitments include attendance at stakeholder and member events, and at the AGM and annual strategic planning workshop.

    Core responsibilities:

    • Creating and timely distribution of an agenda for Board meetings and other meetings such as the annual general meeting;
    • Accurately recording and distributing the minutes of Board of Directors meetings;
    • Creating and maintaining an up-to-date board planning calendar outlining matters to be on the board’s agenda over the course of a year;
    • Maintaining a full contact list of board members including board member appointment dates, term of appointments and board member bios;
    • Assisting with the preparation and amendment of organisational regulations, allocation of authority documents, corporate governance and risk management guidelines.

    Key selection criteria:

    We’d love to see applicants with some of the following:

    Essential:

    • Identify as a member of one of the First Peoples of this land;
    • Have skills in community engagement, fundraising, and/or activism;
    • Have a commitment to intersectionality and dismantling the structures that create marginalisation.

    Targeted skills and experience:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and access to a computer for word processing purposes
    • Desirable: Experience with campaigning or advocacy, especially in areas of social justice;
    • Desirable: Experience in motivating, managing and dealing with people including evaluating performance, succession planning and executive remuneration.
    • Desirable: Living experience of intersectionality, for example, (noting that this list is not comprehensive) two or more of the following characteristics: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, person of colour, LGBTIQA+, person from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, disabled person, neurodiverse person, identifies as a woman.

    Application process

    Interested applicants should email rosanne@intertwine.org.au. with a current CV if available as well as an attached statement describing why you are interested in joining intertwine as the Board Secretary. We are happy to receive nomination statements in writing, as videos or as part of a video call with the Board. First Nations people are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be reviewed by board advisors and the CEO, and short-listed applicants will be contacted for a short interview. 

    Please send any enquiries to rosanne@intertwine.org.au.  

    Communications intern (0.1 FTE)

    intertwine is looking for a casual communications intern for approximately four hours per week. Although the role will be small to begin with, we hope to continue to grow and hours may increase down the track. The role would suit a recent Communications graduate or someone with experience in activist communications. Campaign communications training (Common Cause, race-class narrative, Pass the Message Stick) and training in communications tools will be provided.

    You will join a small but enthusiastic team of people working to create social justice transformation through training and education, networking and communities of practice and community resources.

    Core responsibilities

    • Conduct research into current events and social trends relevant to intertwine’s activities, with specific attention paid to intersecting social justice issues
    • Draft social media messages for posting on social media channels as directed
    • Draft and update web pages for use on intertwine’s web site as directed
    • Draft email and fundraising campaigns from time to time as required.
    • Monitor and report on social media activities in the sector
    • Draft communications strategies for specific events and campaigns as required 
    • Prepare reports analysing public engagement with intertwine’s communications channels.

    Key selection criteria

    • Solid understanding of intersectional feminist theory, critical race theory, the social model of disability and queer theory
    • Commitment to intersectional social justice
    • Experience drafting messages for publication
    • Experience with design and layout
    • Experience in assessing and analysing materials using an intersectional lens
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Desirable: Familiarity with Meta Business Suite, WordPress, Canva
    • Desirable: Lived experience of intersecting inequalities

    Salary

    This position is currently identified as a casual or part-time level 3 position under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award. Entry level graduates start at pay point 3.

    Location

    Work from home (if in Naarm, then possibility to work from Victorian Pride Centre)

    To apply

    Send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your CV to rosanne@intertwine.org.au by 5pm April 11, 2022.

    intertwine has a commitment to employing people with different skills and life experiences. First Nations people and people with lived experience of intersecting inequalities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    About intertwine

    intertwine’s vision is of communities, organisations and services that are inclusive and just, in a participatory society where all people have where all people have health, wellbeing, representation & self-determination.

    We aim to eliminate marginalisation and oppression through dismantling systemic power structures and removing structural barriers. We do this through education, engaging and connecting diverse communities and organisations and fostering resilience, intersectional inclusion and self-empowerment

    intertwine takes a primary prevention approach to help organisations understand the underlying drivers of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and that creating the circumstances for gender equity, cultural and racial justice, freedom of sexuality and gender identity and a social model of disability will result in a society with lower rates of harm by others and lower rates of self-harm by those affected.

    Our training materials, public information sessions and information guides outline the ways that intersecting privilege and marginalisation are the underlying drivers of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Our policy guides suggest practical approaches to reduce the harms caused by these systems, including clauses for use in human resources, approaches for marketing and communications, improvements in member and client relationships and planning accessibility for online and offline activities.

    intertwine has a Board of Directors and an Advisory Panel consisting entirely of people with lived experience of intersecting disadvantage. It explicitly mentors and creates work for young people with lived experience of intersecting disadvantage.

    Seeking advisory board members with lived experience — six voluntary roles

    intertwine is a new organisation seeking to expand its Advisory Board comprised of skills-based advisors who also have lived experience of intersectionality.

    intertwine’s vision is to celebrate diversity, welcome intersectionality and create a not-for-profit sector free from racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia and ableism.

    intertwine supports organisations to achieve this vision through assistance in developing and implementing appropriate policies and structures, delivering diversity and consent training and workshops and providing HR support.

    The inaugural CEO is Rosanne Bersten, a campaigner and communicator with more than 20 years experience working in media, not-for-profit organisations and progressive political parties. There are currently six advisors, with varying levels of Board experience, and we seek an additional six advisors.

    The advisors will be motivated by the challenges and responsibilities of the role and committed to actively contributing to positive impacts while assisting the organisation to move to a formal structure.

    As intertwine acknowledges the additional burden placed on people living with multiple marginalities, we intend for all Advisory Board positions to be shared roles and to match each less-experienced Advisory Board member with a more experienced Mentor.

    Intertwine is currently auspiced by the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council but has longer-term plans to incorporate and Advisory Board members would be invited to join the Board of Directors, depending on the skills and experience required.

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be considered on the following criteria:

    Essential:

    • An understanding of and adherence to best practice governance standards;
    • The ability to form a working relationship with the Board members and CEO;

    Targeted skills and experience:

    • Lived experience of intersectionality, for example, (noting that this list is not comprehensive) two or more of the following characteristics:
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, person of colour, LGBTIQA+, CALD person, disabled person, neurodiverse person, identifies as a woman.
    • Experience with campaigning or advocacy, especially in areas of social justice;
    • Start-up/NFP, social enterprise business development skills and experience;
    • Experience in content development and online learning platforms;
    • Knowledge of impact and outcome evaluations, quality management systems/frameworks, preferably with experience in implementation;
    • IT and digital transformation;
    • Understanding of government, crowdfunding and philanthropic funding processes;
    • Legal expertise and understanding of organisational structures;
    • Extensive social media experience
    • Familiarity with this consensus as a decision-making model

    Highly regarded:

    • Prior Board governance experience;
    • Willingness to mentor less-experienced Board members
    • Strategic planning

    The role

    The role requires attending scheduled board meetings (we estimate there will be 6-8 per year), and participating in and contributing to strategic conversations around: 

    • Finance and Remuneration
    • Strategic Risk Management, and
    • Advocacy and Policy

    Other commitments include attendance at stakeholder and member events, and at the AGM and annual strategic planning workshop.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee, approve and monitor strategic vision and direction
    • Evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) annually
    • Monitor the integrity of financial systems and reporting of the organisation
    • Oversee risk management and legal compliance of the organisation
    • Provide strategic advice and direction to the CEO
    • Provide high level strategic and financial advice aligned with individual experience and professional background
    • Be an advocate for the organisation and promote its mission and values to communities.

    To apply

    Interested applicants should email rosanne@intertwine.net.au and attach a statement describing their skills and experience, and why they are interested in joining the advisory board. They should also provide a current CV. Applications will be reviewed by the existing advisors and the CEO, and short-listed applicants will be contacted for a video interview. We aim to make the selection by early February 2018 in time for a strategic planning workshop.

     

     

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