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Board Member

Habitat for Humanity is seeking a new Board Member 

Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 39 million people. We are an inclusive workplace and believe that people should be employed on the basis of merit.

An established and well respected Not-For-Profit in Australia, Habitat for Humanity Australia (HFHA) takes its prominent place among marginalised communities nationally and globally in providing the most basic need for safe, reliable shelter. The Chair and Board of HFHAis resolute in their desire to govern well and support the CEO and management of HFHA to realise its strategic vision and uphold its principles.

Strategic Vision:

A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Our Principles:

Demonstrate Christian faith in action.

We believe that faith is lived through action. Building on our Christian foundation, we serve and work with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion.

Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter.

We believe that people living in substandard shelter is socially, morally and spiritually unacceptable. It is incumbent upon us to put decent shelter on the hearts and minds of everyone.

Focus on shelter by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable houses.

We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right and should be available to all.

Engage broad community through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships.

We believe there is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values and we seek to enrich our organisation through diversity. We can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually-beneficial partnerships with others.

Promote dignity through full partnership with Habitat homeowners and future home partners.

We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being.  We respect the people we serve and those that help us in this effort and recognise them as our greatest resource.

Promote transformational and sustainable community development.

We believe that promoting sustainable community development outcomes transforms the lives of those in need of decent homes and the hearts and minds of everyone along the way.

As Board Director, you will be an integral part of a Board that regularly reviews its performance, corporately and individually, provides clarity of roles and follows a well-defined Board Skills Matrix. The Board meets 6 times a year with 4 Committees being: Finance and Risk, Governance and Nominations, International Program Advisory and Australian Program Advisory. 

Qualifications, Experience and Qualities we are looking for:

  • Experience as a non-executive director
  • Professional executive experience 
  • Financial literacy
  • Understanding of the not for profit and international development sectors (essential)
  • Alignment with HFHA principles & willingness to lead a Christian organization (essential)
  • Tact, diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Strength and clarity of purpose
  • Ability to encourage and get the best from all team members
  • Power to influence.
  • Willingness to bring personal and professional networks to support HFHA
  • Habitat for Humanity requires that all board members take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work.
  • Relevant professional education in Director roles and responsibilities (desirable)

In Australia our head office is in Sydney. Candidates located elsewhere in Australia will be considered as long as they can commit to travel to Sydney a couple of times a year.

We welcome your Expressions of Interest to Judy Wong-See on 0412 032 296 or email [email protected] Relevant documents that includes a Board Charter and Constitution will be available at an initial discussion.