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Mission Australia

Closing Date

Sunday, 23 June 2024

Role type




Join the Board of one of Australia’s largest community services organisations, dedicated to ending homelessness and building thriving communities across the nation

  • Combine your commercial acumen, governance expertise and faith
  • Collaborate with this Board, committed to making a difference
  • Leverage your strategic and innovative mindset for social impact

The organisation

Mission Australia (MA) is a dynamic, national, non-denominational Christian community service organisation, committed to empowering vulnerable Australians to move towards independence and a better life. With a rich history dating back to 1859, MA currently employs a nationwide team of almost 2,500 staff and around 1,100 volunteers, serving circa 150,000 clients each year to tackle pressing issues such as homelessness, mental health, disability and unemployment through innovative and impactful programs. MA values personal growth and offers a supportive, inclusive environment to help transform lives and strengthen communities right across Australia.

The role

With 3,000 Australians reaching out to homeless services every hour, in Australia, joining Mission Australia’s Board of Directors offers a rare and fulfilling opportunity to leverage your extensive skills and experience in a meaningful way. As a member of the Board, you will play a crucial role in guiding the organisation to meet its Founding Purpose: to serve human need and spread the knowledge of the love of God, inspired by Jesus Christ. Your strong commercial acumen, combined with listed board experience, strong expertise in accounting/audit, and in areas such as law, social and affordable housing, property and construction, community services or Indigenous affairs, will be invaluable. Your experience in governance and your strategic mindset will help shape the future of MA’s impactful programs. Embrace the challenge and reward of contributing to a mission-driven organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians, while expanding your professional network and engaging in meaningful, robust debate.

Expression of Interest

People for Purpose is partnering with Mission Australia to lead the search for this opportunity.

For further information, we invite you to read the Board Pack. To review Mission Australia’s annual reports and financial statements, please visit their website.

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected].

Your application will include your CV, as well as a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience align to this opportunity and why you are interested in joining Mission Australia.  A considered cover letter will be an important part of your application.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 23 June 2024

If you are viewing this opportunity via LinkedIn, we invite you to visit the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at for further information.