Ngroo Education Incorporated invites suitably experienced people with a commitment to improving the opportunity and educational outcomes for Aboriginal children in Western Sydney and New South Wales to join a progressive board. 

 

Ngroo is a registered, not-for-profit, incorporated association and registered charity (DGR). We work to improve the opportunity for Aboriginal children to achieve their potential by increasing their level of participation in mainstream early childhood education and care (ECEC) and other relevant services and settings.   This is done through the programs that we run on grassroots level.   We are funded by State and Federal Governments, backed with philanthropic funding to provide services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. 

 

About the Committee

Our Management Committee meets for approximately 2 hours (after business hours), currently 4 times a year at our Tregear based office.  Between meetings, Members often further engage in discussions, feedback and planning by phone and email.  We are looking for individuals willing and able to make an overall commitment for 3 years or more.

About the positions

A critical element in the success of Ngroo Education is a strong and supportive Board and we are currently looking for a Secretary and two general Committee Members to join us. These roles are voluntary and unpaid. 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • an understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and communities and understanding of early childhood and education barriers experienced by Aboriginal children and families.

  • a strong commitment to improving the outcomes of Aboriginal children.

  • a strong commitment to collaborative decision making

  • an interest in Western Sydney and it’s communities

  • effective communication skills.

Additional desirable skills include:

  • Experience in corporate governance in the context of a not for profit organisation

  • Skills and experience in, one or more of the following areas:

    • Accounting/Financial Management

    • Risk and Compliance

    • Organisational Development

    • Marketing and Communications

    • Human Resources

    • Fundraising

    • Community Engagement

    • Information Technology 

 

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds including applicants from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to submit an expression of interest.

To Apply

Refer to the Position Description attached.

 

We encourage you to submit your resume together with a covering letter, addressing your interest in this opportunity and outlining the skills that you would bring, to board@ngrooeducation.org.

 

For further advice please contact our current Chair, Tim Moggridge on 0439 133 765 or at the above email address.

​​Call us:

Phone/Fax: (02) 9835 6056

Address:

C/- Tregear Public School

Wilkes Crescent

Tregear  2770

​Contact Us: 

E: admin@ngrooeducation.org

 

 

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