DAHL Board Director vacancy

Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation which advocates for, and provides services to, Deaf people of all ages. The organisation has a two-tiered governance structure. Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) is an incorporated society with over 2000 members. DANZ has an Executive Board of 9 Deaf people elected by and from its members. DANZ is responsible for setting the long-term Strategic Direction, ensuring Deaf people’s voices are heard by Deaf Aotearoa, the government and key stakeholders, approving and monitoring the annual budget and approving the audited accounts.

DANZ is the sole shareholder of Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Limited (DAHL), which carries out the day-to-day operations of the organisation. DAHL has a board of up to 7 people, with a majority of these being Deaf.

DAHL is responsible for overseeing the operations of Deaf Aotearoa, ensuring the organisation meets its legal, contractual and financial obligations, employing all staff and contractors, and operates in a manner expected of a business with $8m turnover, multiple government contracts, over 60 staff, 100 contractors, 14 offices and several thousand service users, customers and stakeholders.

DAHL Board meetings are held at least 4 times annually, usually on Zoom, however, some face-to-face meetings are required, including an annual 2-day planning meeting with the DANZ Executive Board, the Youth Board, CEO and General Managers.

DAHL is currently looking for 1 Deaf person to fill a vacant board member position. The ideal candidate will have experience in finance, law, marketing, human resources or another business area, and have an understanding of the not-for-profit and/or disability sectors. *Deaf Aotearoa defines ‘Deaf people’ in the DANZ Constitution section 2.1

For more information please contact Tyler Johnston, Executive Assistant tyler.johnston@deaf.org.nz

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