We're recruiting new board members!

The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is seeking new non-executive board members, including a treasurer.

About Us

The YWCA supports young women's leadership, safe spaces, sexuality & health, and economic independence. We're part of the largest women's movement in the world, in 120 countries, and have been active in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1878.

About the Board

Our national board oversees strategy and governance for the movement as a whole in Aotearoa New Zealand. The board meets about 8 times a year, mostly via video-conferencing but also in person, with occasional special events such as strategy workshops and the AGM. We cover travel and expenses for in-person meetings. Board members also participate in online discussions and committee activities between meetings.

Board Members

We seek board members with experience in non-profit governance, advocacy, legal, strategy, and fundraising, who have good skills in communication, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making. Our ideal applicant brings strong networks and a demonstrated commitment to our mission of empowering women, especially young women.


For the treasurer role, we seek applicants with skills in accounting, financial strategy, grants and fundraising, budgets, and compliance. The treasurer chairs the Finance Committee, which includes our accountant and Executive Officer.

Who We're Looking For

We actively seek to maintain board membership of at least 25% young women (under 30) and at least two Maori women, and especially welcome applications from these demographics. However, we are open to applications from all skilled women who can make a positive contribution to our strategic development.