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Board Director - Voluntary, Marketing, Communications & Public Relations focus

Organisation Name YMCA Victoria
Location Heidelberg, Victoria
Date Posted 2021-11-09
Job Type Volunteer/part time flexible
Job Number 784835
  • Work with a new board chair to elevate the global YMCA brand
  • Help empower young people to drive positive change
  • Victoria-based, will consider Tasmania-based, 8-12 hours monthly commitment


The Organisation
YMCA Victoria (the Y) is a part of a global network that has served the Victorian community since 1853 by empowering young people and building community connections. With over 8,000 staff and volunteers, the Y delivers services at more than 150 locations every day in settings including camps, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, before and after school care, early learning centres and youth services.
At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. “Amplify Your Voice. Shape Our Community. Challenge Our World.”  YMCA Victoria Vision 2025

The Role
In addition to the key governance areas of fiduciary responsibilities, community accountability and movement development, this voluntary position provides board guidance to elevate YMCA Victoria’s market presence though brand-building activities and communications to deliver impact at scale.
Providing oversight of marketing and stakeholder engagement strategies and marketing leadership, the Board Director will leverage networks in traditional media, social networking and digital forums to optimise the YMCA brand in Victoria.

Skills Required
You will be an experienced marketing leader ideally with board, governance or committee experience, who has increased big brand awareness through marketing, PR and communications activities in the commercial sector.
You have expertise in engaging supporters and successfully enhancing high value organisational brands. You have a passion for developing young people and you share the Y’s vision to empower them through your work.

Term:  Three-year term, option of standing for re-election (maximum nine-year tenure)
Your commitment: Monthly meetings, weekly currently, 8-12 hours per month

If you are a marketing leader with a strong desire to further the work of the YMCA Victoria empowering young people and building community connections, please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting #784835. Alternatively contact Lois Freeke should you have further questions on 03 8080 8976.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.