ID: 209631

State Representative Director (VIC) - Handball Australia Board

Sport Regular - more than 6 months Melbourne VIC

About this opportunity

About Handball Australia

Whilst this role is filled by the Member State Association (Handball VIC) the Director role will serve on the Board of Handball Australia (HA).

HA is the peak body for the sports of (Olympic) Handball and Beach Handball in the country. HA's purpose is to govern, promote and develop handball into a sport of choice for all Australians.

Handball has been an Olympic sport since 1936, and has a significant presence in most other continents, and especially in Europe. Beach Handball is quickly gaining momentum around the world.

At the moment, both sports are small in Australia, but they have infinite potential to grow and become as loved and recognised as they are in the rest of the world. As fast-paced, action-filled and dynamic spectator sports, they both have all the ingredients that Australians love in sport.

Role Overview

As the State Representative Director (VIC) of Handball Australia, your role will be to consider, debate, and vote on issues tabled before the National Board on the basis of the best interests of the organisation and the State of Victoria. As part of your role, you’ll also get to serve on National Committees and undertake operational and administrative duties as required and aligned with your skillset.

If you're passionate about Sport Development and Management, this is a great opportunity to serve on a National Board, whilst also getting the chance to get your hands dirty in operational committees!

Key Responsibilities

  • State Representation: Serve as the State Representative Director for Victoria, maintaining close communication and alignment with Handball Victoria (Handball VIC) to ensure the interests and needs of the state are effectively represented within HA.
  • Strategic Leadership: Collaborate with fellow board members to develop and implement strategic plans that advance the mission and objectives of HA.
  • Governance Oversight: Oversee governance structures and processes, ensuring transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct throughout the organisation.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks associated with the organisation's activities, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Financial Stewardship: Contribute to financial decision-making by providing insights into budgeting, financial planning, and resource allocation.
  • Advocacy and Representation: Serve as an ambassador for HA, advocating for the interests of the organisation within the Victorian handball community and beyond.
  • Collaboration and Engagement: Foster positive relationships with stakeholders, including government agencies, sporting bodies, sponsors, and the broader community, to support the growth and development of handball in Australia.
  • Committee Participation: Contribute actively to board meetings, committee work, and other organisational initiatives.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor and evaluate the organisation's performance against strategic objectives, identifying areas for improvement and innovation.
  • Organisational Development: Contribute to the development and implementation of policies, programs, and initiatives that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of HA's operations.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Leadership Skills: Ability to provide strategic leadership, inspire collaboration, and drive positive change within organisations or teams
  • Analytical Thinking: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess issues and provide practical solutions
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and persuasively
  • Relationship Building: Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels

Desirable Criteria

  • Passion for Handball: Demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of handball, with a genuine commitment to its growth, development, and promotion
  • Legal Qualifications: Law Degree or experience practising law, preferably in areas such as sports law, governance, compliance, or corporate law
  • Board Experience: Experience serving on boards or committees, or an understanding of corporate governance principles and practices
  • Sport Management/Development: Experience in sport management, development, or administration, with an understanding of challenges and opportunities within the sports industry
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising: Experience in grant writing, fundraising, or resource mobilisation within the sports or non-profit sector, with the ability to secure funding to support the growth and development of handball programs and initiatives

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis - please don't delay your application!

If you have any questions about this opportunity, feel free to send an email to [email protected]


Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Monthly participation in Board meetings (approx. 3-4 hours per month including preparation). Additional weekly time commitment of approx. 3-6 hours on average, depending on organisational needs from time to time.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Sport & Physical Activity
Training

Opportunity to participate in HVs Volunteer Development Program

Reimbursement

Reimbursement for personal outlays and expenses, as approved by the board