Join us2022-06-09T17:51:49+10:00

Paramount to the success of the ACTS is the time and dedication provided by our voluntary Board of Directors. This passionate group of sustainability-minded professionals and educators has guided the strategic direction of ACTS, supported its initiatives and broadened the standing of ACTS regionally and in the international arena.

The ACTS Board of Directors is opening Expressions of Interest (EOI) to fill a vacant Director position. The Board may select an eligible member to fill the vacancy until the Annual General Meeting in November, where the member can then apply to be appointed by vote of the membership.

The appointment will focus on passion and enthusiasm coupled with professional experience in sustainability, however as ACTS seeks diversity amongst our board members, we particularly welcome EOIs from underrepresented groups in the Further and Higher Education sectors, including but not limited to regions, states (WA, NT and SA), or cultural backgrounds.

Expressions of interest deadline: June 30, 2022

The primary role of the Board is to provide effective governance over ACTS’ affairs by attending to the following functions:

  • To arrange the employment and remuneration of the ACTS General Manager.

  • To set goals, formulate strategies and approve business plans, policies and strategies.

  • To approve annual budgets and key management decisions.

  • To monitor management performance and business results.

  • To monitor the identification and management of business risks.

  • To set and review and approve annual reports to members.

  • To set and review budgetary control and conformance strategies.

  • To provide oversight and advice on conference and awards planning and implementation.

  • To lead on strategy and advocacy efforts.

  • To lead on strategic partnerships and relationships.

  • Represent sustainability interests on behalf of our members.

It is expected that those who fill the role will:

  • Have relevant experience and/or a keen interest in the role.

  • Possess a willingness to support further development for ACTS to become the recognised organisation representing sustainability in campus organisations.

  • Be available to support monthly Board meetings (conducted via video/teleconferencing) and intermittently between Board meetings to review and respond to questions and actions in relation to the undertakings of ACTS.

  • Attend ACTS Board strategic planning sessions.

  • Prepare for and attend the ACTS Annual General Meeting.

  • Bring to ACTS expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to support the organisation’s vision and mission.

If you have any further questions, please contact ACTS General Manager Rhiannon Boyd at

If you would like to express interest in this role, please complete the form below and with a copy of your CV by the deadline date.

Want to learn more?

How much of my time is it likely to take?2021-09-20T17:03:25+10:00

This really is up to the person holding the position, though we would expect it to take at least 4-6 hours per month, including meetings. This is not a set amount of time, but an estimation of participation required to be effective. You are quite welcome to put in more time to achieve more if you so desire.

Am I eligible to nominate?2021-09-20T17:03:14+10:00

All staff and students of ACTS member organisations are eligible to apply for the voluntary position of Director. The current list of members can be found at

Will I have a budget to use if needed?2021-09-20T17:02:53+10:00

Any request for expenditure needs to be discussed with the Treasurer.

Will I have an opportunity to grow the role?2021-09-20T17:02:46+10:00

Most definitely! A Director role offers an opportunity for growth and development through this experience. The ACTS Board are keen to ensure the best outcome possible for both parties.

Should I discuss this role with my supervisor?2021-09-20T17:02:20+10:00

Yes. It is important that you have your supervisor’s support for you to undertake this voluntary role, particularly as Board meetings are held within regular business hours. As ACTS Director, your organisation will receive recognition on the ACTS website for the contribution you are making.

Is anyone from ACTS available to talk with my supervisor if required?2021-09-20T17:01:31+10:00

Of course. We would be more than happy to discuss the role, ACTS, or anything else that is considered important with your supervisor, if you think it will assist in your application and/or fulfilling the role.

How long will I hold the position for?2022-05-25T11:58:24+10:00

This voluntary position requires a minimum commitment of 12 months, commencing at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and they must retire at least once every three years.

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