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  Open Doors -
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About Open Doors

Our mission is to strengthen and prepare Christians living in persecution, and to mobilise the Australian church to identify with the global body of Christ.

We work through local partners and build long-term relationships in over 70 countries around the world. We partner with people who know and understand what is needed to see the church strengthened and the gospel proclaimed. Our mission is to help the local church transform their nation for Jesus.

In Australia we partner with Christians and local churches. Their support enables believers living in some of the darkest places on Earth to be a light for Christ. Our mission is to make sure that the persecuted church is rememberedin every church, every Bible study and every home.

Our Governance

Governance Framework

Open Doors community governance approach provides a framework for the development and ongoing operation of Open Doors and its services. It includes the arrangements, processes and structures for decision making, service
quality and risk management in relation to organisational matters, including financial, physical infrastructure, service delivery and clinical matters. It encompasses the roles and responsibilities of staff, contractors and other stakeholders in
relation to key operational areas of the organisation.

Our governance is supported by a commitment to:

  1. Common purpose and vision.
  2. Development of good will and trust.
  3. Allowing time for transparent and effective consultative processes.
  4. External facilitation and expert advice and support.

Community Governance Framework

Open Doors is governed by a Board of Directors that governs the organisation according to its constitution, legal instruments and board policies.

The day to day management of Open Doors operations is led by our Chief Executive Officer, who leads a gifted staff calledto the ministry of serving the persecuted church.

Our Work

Helping people follow Jesus all over the world, no matter the cost.

Helping people follow Jesus by strengthening their faith,providing Bibles and equipping them to share the gospel.

Emergency Relief
Helping people follow Jesus as they face persecution,poverty and war.

Community Development
Helping the local church remain in communities thatdesperately need the light of Jesus.

The Position

The Role
Non Executive Board Member. The role is a voluntary position.

Role Accountability
Individual Board members are accountable to the Board as a whole in terms of their performance in the role. The Board is accountable to the members of the Company (a PublicCompany Limited by Guarantee).

Key Responsibilities of the Board

  • Work closely with the management to provide visionary and strategic leadership to Open Doors Australia.
  • Ensure a high level of organisational accountability and transparency to all stakeholders.
  • Be a model of Open Doors values, principles and leading practice.
  • Continue the transition from a management to governance board.
  • Ensure the accountability of the CEO and itself.

Key Duties and Functions of the Board

  • Seek Godly wisdom for the company and its mission in the community.
  • Collaborate with the CEO to develop strategic plans and allocate resources.
  • Create and review governance policy and oversee and monitor the implementation of approved management policies and associated procedures.
  • Maintain an active interest in matters impacting the persecuted church.
  • Bring relevant knowledge and prayerful consideration to all matters.
  • Act in accordance with Australian law and the Constitution of the company.
  • Enable the CEO to be the operational leader of the organisation, being the only employee of the Board.
  • Ensure the highest standards of ethical behaviour and corporate accountability.
  • Promote and support the work of Open Doors among the wider Christian community.
  • Act as a sounding board for matters on which the CEO seeks the advice and wisdom of Board members.

Expression of Interest Process

Interested applicants for Non Executive Board Member positions at Open Doors should provide the followinginformation:

  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address
  • A resume covering relevant experience in leadership and governance, plus a summary of prior experience in relevant roles
  • Academic & relevant qualifications
  • A supporting statement outlining why the position of Board member is attractive to the applicant.
  • The names and contact details of three referees who may be approached in confidence about the applicant should also be included.
  • A current testimonial from the Minister of the church currently attended, which attests to the applicant’s faith and character. This may be supplied if selected for interview.

Applications marked ‘Confidential’ may be lodged via email by 12 February 2021 to:

Resolve Consulting,Attn: David Bartlett, Partner

Open Doors Australia reserves the right to fill the position by invitation, make an interim appointment or to re-advertise theposition.

The Listing
Area: Negotiable, Negotiable
Status: Not stated
Date: Respond by 12 Feb
David Bartlett
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