ID: 107378

Board members

Community Service Long Term National

About this opportunity

About Us
The YWCA supports young women's leadership, safe spaces, sexuality and health, and economic independence. We're part of the largest women's movement in the world, in more than 120 countries, and have been active in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1878.

About the Board
Our national board oversees strategy and governance for the movement as a whole in Aotearoa New Zealand. The board meets eight times a year, mostly via video-conferencing with approximately three meetings in person, plus occasional special events such as strategy workshops and the AGM. We cover travel and expenses for in-person meetings. Board members also participate in online discussions and committee activities between meetings.

Skills required
We are seeking board members with skills and experience in legal, HR, marketing, financial/risk/audit management, leadership and fundraising/revenue generation. Our ideal applicant brings strong networks and a commitment to our mission of empowering women, especially young women.

Who we're looking for
We are open to applications from all skilled women, from anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, who can make a positive contribution to our strategic development. We actively seek to maintain board membership of at least 25% young women (under 30) and at least two Māori women, and especially welcome applications from these demographics.

How to apply
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a cover letter to our Executive Officer, Brigette Watkin via We are keen to appoint as soon as possible, so applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Good for
  • Skilled volunteering
Interested in
  • Governance, Board & Committee