Independent Director Position

Call for Nominations

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) is a powerful network of diverse women who work to improve the lives of women living in rural, remote and regional Australia.
NRWC provides policy advice to the Australian Government on matters relevant to the views and circumstances of rural women; it also takes a leading role in ensuring that it helps as many rural, regional and remote women as possible to achieve their goals.
In accordance with the NRWC Constitution, the 2018/19 Board will consist of 5 Member Organisations representatives nominated by the organisation and up to three Independent Directors appointed by the Board.

POSITION: Independent Director
FUNCTION: Act as an informed, committed member who understands governance, legal and financial requirements appropriate to a Non-Government Organisation
TERM: 2 years, commencing on 16 October 2018, but with an invitation to re-apply each year for max of 6 years
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: NRWC is particularly seeking candidates with diverse experience, high-level functional knowledge, specific expertise or demonstrable representation in:

Legal and regulatory environment
Financial literacy
Governance in a not for profit organisation
Indigenous, Disability and CALD women
Strong knowledge and skills in safe social media use
Evidence of your rural networks that will enhance our reach
A time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month
This includes attending Board meetings (held monthly by teleconference) at (8 – 9 pm), the annual AGM, relevant sub-committee meetings and commit to (e.g. social functions, travel requirements, personal contributions etc)
Willingness to serve on at least one sub-committee and participate actively in its work. Current sub Committees address Finance and Policy
High level of commitment to the work of NRWC
Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
Be informed of the projects undertaken by NRWC and support them publicly
Be aware of and abstain from any conflict of interest
To assist you:

State clearly why you are applying for this role
How have you developed your skills/knowledge of rural, remote or regional issues?
What is your strongest attribute?

Applications should be emailed to the Admin Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and headed “Application for Director - your name” and received by 5 pm AEST on Friday 7th September 2018.

Applications should provide:
1. A submission addressing the desired criteria and how they will contribute to the organisation (maximum 800 words)
2. Contact details of two referees
3. A full resume (maximum 4 pages)

For more information about the work of the National Rural Women’s Coalition, contact the President Alwyn Friedersdorff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.