L2R Next Gen - Chair of Board position

28 February 2018


Name of Organization
L2R Next Gen Inc (L2R)

Web Address

Organisation address
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Road, Footscray

NFP Sector
- Arts
- Community development
- Community health
- Media, arts and entertainment
- Migrants
- Multicultural issues / organisations
- Social justice
- Youth Issues / organisations

Background information
L2R Next Gen (L2R) is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for young people to participate in free weekly hip hop dance workshops in Melbourne’s West including young people from culturally and linguistically diverse, newly arrived and at-risk communities. Established in 2009, L2R has provided countless opportunities for newly arrived and disadvantaged young people to participate in free dance workshops held in Melbourne’s West. In January 2015 L2R was recognised by the Ministry of Arts Australia and was added to the Register of Cultural Organisations (RoCO) and endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. L2R’s purpose is to advance arts and culture, contributing to the nation’s vibrant cultural life.?

To promote social cohesion, well-being and community through the delivery of free dance workshops for disadvantaged and at risk young people living in Melbourne’s West.

There is one language we can all speak... DANCE!

L2R is seeking to fill the board position of Chair to lead us into the next stage of growth and development.

Board Membership

Why are you seeking a Board/Committee membership?
L2R is excited to enter into our fourth year of operations, growing from a small community group into a professional arts and culture charity endorsed with DGR and TCC. Until now we have operated without a Chair (not ideal we know) but the time has come to fill this position with an inspiring, enthusiastic leader who is also known for being a legend. We are seeking a chair who is willing to contribute skills and knowledge in the following areas: - Assist with daily operations, working alongside the CEO - Provide mentoring to the CEO - Contribute to building sustainability and strategic direction of the organisation. Don’t worry we understand that you have a life but we want someone with a pep in their step and some hip to their hop! Are we asking too much??

Selection Criteria
Essential Criteria: • Current Working with Children Check is mandatory. • A passion for dance, community development and working with young people. • Financial management skills and experience in a not-for-profit environment. • Strong communication skills, and experience in Chairing would be an advantage. • Collaborative leadership style. • Knowledge of corporate governance. • The ability to facilitate leadership and draw on the skills of the board to achieve excellent outcomes for the organisation. Desirable Criteria: • Formal qualification in management. • Experience working in the not-for-profits arts or community sector. • A strong connection to Melbourne’s western suburbs and the local community. • Experience in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector.

Describe your internal appointment process
This is a voluntary, unpaid position. People from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or Indigenous backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. How to apply: Your expression of interest should include a CV listing relevant experience and a one-page cover letter outlining; • What interests and excites you about L2R • Your connections the Melbourne’s west, dance and arts and culture and • How you see your skills and experience contributing to L2R. For enquiries please contact Jacinda Richards (Founder & CEO) on 0417101514 or Kirsty Hooper (Secretary) on 0400895455. Email your expression of interest to

Meeting frequency/dates

Meeting Locations
Footscray Community Arts Centre or Melbourne CBD

Specific Skills Sought
- ACNC Compliance
- Advocacy
- Board - Chairperson
- Business strategy and planning
- Coaching - Executive and Staff
- Communications
- Community Development
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Corporate/Organisation Development
- Evaluation
- Fundraising and Campaigns
- General Management
- Governance and Board Performance/Development
- Leadership Development
- Mentoring
- NFP Constitution/Incorporation
- Organisation planning / review
- Policies and Procedures
- Policy development
- Sponsorship / fundraising
- Strategic planning.

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