We're recruiting new board members!

YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is seeking new non-executive board members.

About Us

The YWCA supports young women's leadership, safe spaces, sexuality and health, and economic independence. We're part of the largest women's movement in the world, in more than 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 eight times a year, mostly via video-conferencing with approximately three meetings in person, plus 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. This is an unpaid role.

Skills required

We are seeking board members with skills and experience in legal, HR, marketing, financial/risk/audit management, leadership and fundraising/revenue generation. Our ideal applicant brings strong networks and a commitment to our mission of empowering women, especially young women.

Who we're looking for

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

How to apply

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a cover letter to our Executive Officer, Brigette Watkin via brigette@ywca.org.nz. We are keen to appoint as soon as possible, so applications will be reviewed as they arrive.