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MMF Advisory Board Opportunity

MMF Advisory Board Opportunity

Volunteer Board Position

Do you love the marine environment?

Want to be involved with greater protection and conservation of the animals that call it home?

Believe that science and communication have key roles to play?

The Opportunity

The Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) is seeking committed and passionate individuals to join its Advisory Board. To support and enhance the organisation as it enters into a critical growth phase, the Advisory Board is seeking individuals with skills and experience in:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Not-for-profit fundraising
  • Web design and/or information technology.
About the Marine Mammal Foundation

MMF is a small not-for-profit, ACNC Registered Charity and is on the Register of Environmental Organisations (endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office). Currently, MMF largely has a grants driven financial stream, however with DGR status we now have the opportunity to expand into philanthropic and sponsorship streams. MMF is based in Mentone, Victoria.

MMF’s vision is to be the leading Australian marine mammal conservation and research organisation, advancing the natural marine environment through applied research, community engagement and next generation learning. Founded in 2013, MMF has fast become the ‘go-to’ authority for applied marine mammal research, conservation outreach initiatives, and innovative education programs that align with the Victorian science curriculum. Raising the profile of our marine environment and the creatures that call it ‘home’, and in turn providing action initiatives to provide people the opportunity to play a role and “make a difference” in conservation outcomes, is extremely important to MMF. Our internationally renowned research underpins MMF’s conservation, outreach and education initiatives.

The Advisory Board & Commitments

The main purpose of MMF’s Advisory Board is to provide strategic advice and oversee the direction and operational performance of the Foundation. Specific goals include developing a formal Strategic Plan, a niche market strategy, financial strategies to secure the Foundations core activities, and implementing a user friendly web-based platform, social media/media plan.

Commitment and requirements of the MMF Advisory Board Members include:

  • Attend quarterly meetings: weeknight from 6.30pm at MMF’s Mentone Office
    • Next meeting: 1st May 2019 3pm-4pm, after Planning Day
  • Attend two Strategic Planning Days per year (10am-3pm: confirmed for 1st May 2019)
  • Attend the MMF Annual General Meeting
  • Preparation for all meetings (minimum of three hours per month)
  • Are a current paid Member of Marine Mammal Foundation ($25/yr)
  • Advisory Board Members are also encouraged to attend community outreach and research activities
  • Voluntary position.
Join the Team

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr Kate Charlton-Robb kate@marinemammal.org.au

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