Job Vacancies

Board Member

April 01st, 2022

Position Description: 

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a difference. You will be joining a new organisation dedicated to raising resources to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities.

The Achieve Foundation was established in 2021 to foster greater disability philanthropy to support research and innovation that will remove barriers to inclusion for people with disability.

Our work

The Achieve Foundation funds and participates in research and innovation designed to remove barriers to inclusion for people with disability.

The Foundation wants people with disability to experience belonging and is focused on 2 key drivers of inclusion: 

  1. Housing and supports for people with complex disabilities: This is transformational work. It involves thinking across the lifecycle from supporting parents at key transition points, to redesigning and resourcing support roles, to nurturing aspiration in people with complex disabilities. The foundation is seeking to understand how homes are linked to communities and what we need to do to ensure that both are spaces of welcome and belonging.
  2. Shifting community attitudes about people with disability: In partnership with people with disability and other key stakeholders, the Foundation is starting its work with a focus on cognitive disability. The Foundation is currently working with world experts in identifying and influencing mindsets and societal attitudes.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a difference. You will be joining a new organisation dedicated to raising resources to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities.
We aim to promote change at scale by shifting community attitudes and building a fit-for-purpose housing system.
This is a voluntary role.

We are particularly interested in the following:

  • 2 leaders who identify as having a disability
  • 2 leaders who come from the philanthropic or social impact investing sector
  • Experience at board level, commitment to working collaboratively and constructively to drive the change we seek.
  • Strong networks in a relevant sector
  • Ability to attend 6 board meetings a year (2.5 hours each)
  • Knowledge and experience in one of our areas of focus (philanthropy, impact investing in corporate Australia, housing for people with disabilities, changing attitudes and employment for people with disabilities) would be highly regarded

How to apply 

To find out more, including how we can support your full participation visit our website or contact Kitti at kkonkleep@achieveaustralia.org.au

Applications close on 25 May 2022. 

Sydney

The Achieve Foundation