Opportunity: Board Secretary

Opportunity: Board Secretary

Reframing Autism is looking to add an experienced Secretary to its Board of Directors. 

The Secretary will work closely with the Co-CEO’s, Chair, and Board to ensure the smooth operation of the Board and its Committees, compliance with governance legislation, and sourcing or provision of corporate legal and risk management advice as appropriate. 

How to Express Interest 

Expressions of interest should include a resume and/or link to your LinkedIn profile and a brief statement addressing why this role is of interest to you and how you meet the qualifications as listed above. 

Please send all expressions of interest to Sharon Fraser at sharon@reframingautism.org.au. If supports during the application process or alternative methods of application (e.g. video) are required, please contact us and we can accommodate this. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Advising the Board and its Committees on good practice in corporate governance. 
  • Ensuring compliance with the provisions of the RA Constitution, your duties as an officer and as a company secretary, and obligations to regulators. 
  • Managing processes for Board and Committee meetings and the AGM, including scheduling and organising the meetings, circulating agendas, and taking meeting minutes. Board meetings are primarily asynchronous but include an optional video call component. 
  • Assisting with induction of any new directors, Committee members, or CEO and coordinating Board and Co-CEO performance reviews. 
  • Ensuring regular annual reviews of the Board Charter, policies of the organisation, and the RA Constitution. 
  • Maintaining the register of Conflicts of Interest and updating it on an ongoing basis. 
  • Working with the Board and Co-CEO’s to manage risk, including the development, implementation, communication and maintenance of compliance policies, processes and procedures. 

Essential Requirements 

  • Experience in corporate governance and as a Board Secretary, ideally in the non-profit sector. 
  • Experience working with or supporting marginalised or vulnerable communities (disability or otherwise), especially from a governance lens. Personal or professional experience supporting the Autistic community is not a stated requirement, but please note that you will be working with a neurodivergent and predominantly Autistic Board. 
  • Ability to balance the important governance requirements of a Board Secretary role with the access needs of a primarily neurodivergent board and the flexibility of a small but growing charity. 
  • Highly effective written communication skills.  
  • Experience or knowledge of asynchronous meetings is not essential, but desirable. 
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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Amangu, Awabakal, Bindjareb, Birpai, Whadjak, Wiradjuri and Yugambeh peoples.

We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past and present, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

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