Board of Directors (Voluntary)

7 December 2022

Are you passionate about welcoming and assisting migrants and refugees into our community? Would you like to contribute to the governance of a reputed organisation with your knowledge and skills?

The Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) is looking for a number of co-opted members to join its Board of Directors.

SMRC is incorporated under the Association Incorporation Reforms Act 2012 for the broad purpose to facilitate the planning and co-ordination of services for newly arrived and established migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities in the Southern Region of Melbourne.

SMRC is governed by an elected Board of Directors and is a registered charitable organisation.

About the vacant positions:

To strengthen the skills and knowledge base of the existing Board, SMRC is looking for individuals with expertise and experience in the following areas: • Legal Expertise • Project Planning Monitoring and Evaluation • Accounting/Financial expertise (Budgeting) • ICT • Community Engagement & Resource Mobilization

Interested candidates with the above expertise, knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the not-for-profit sector are encouraged to apply.

The Role of the SMRC Board

SMRC Directors are volunteers and this is an honorary role. The SMRC Board is responsible for the good governance of the organisation including financial accountability, legal compliance, risk management and privacy obligations. It meets quarterly, and Directors are expected to prepare for and actively participate in meetings and to contribute to Committees as required.

For any questions or further information about the role, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Board on the details below.


Sandra D’Souza 

T: 0407 059 364



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