A spring board to a healthier, happier, connected Victoria

  • Date: 16 May 2013
  • Category: News
Kate Bell Board member

Have you ever thought about being a board member or sub committee member of a diverse, dynamic not for profit board where your skills and experience could really make a difference to community?

Kate Bell did in 2010 when as a 27 year old Senior Account Manager at a leading public affairs company in Melbourne, she applied to join the YMCA Board and share her knowledge and skills with the governance of the Y. 

“I wanted to join YMCA Victoria because I was at a stage of my professional career where I was looking to extend my skills and experience by serving the community in an honorary position” said Kate. She went to on to tell us “I have been able to contribute to the YMCA’s strategic direction to impact people’s lives making them happier, healthier and connected.” 

Like Kate, this might just be the opportunity for you!

The YMCA has a commitment to youth empowerment which includes the governance of the YMCA. Our Constitution outlines the requirement to ensure that we have two young people under 31 years on our Board and we are currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board and Sub committees with one or more of the following skills; to be appointed in 2013: 

Board Member - YMCA Victoria Inc. and Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Service Inc.

  • Financial and operational investment expertise
  • Community-sport, recreation, leisure or health expertise

Committee Member—Risk Sub Committee

The risk sub committee is seeking an experienced professional to contribute to overseeing the YMCA’s Risk Management framework and provide knowledge and advice for the implementation of the Internal Audit framework.

  • Broad risk skills in governance and operations

 Committee Member—Capital Fundraising Sub Committee

The Capital Fundraising sub committee is a new addition to the YMCA’s governance structure and seeks to provide oversight, insight and foresight to the achievement of capital for YMCA projects identified in our Strategic Plan Vision 2020.

  • Capital raising expertise
  • Experienced fundraising campaigner

For more information check out our YMCA Victoria Strategic Plan - Vision 2020, Board Recruitment Kit 2013 and Application Form.

Applications close Friday 7 June

For more information contact: Shona Eland, Manager- Governance Secretariat on 0400 179 369