Higher Education Resource Services South Africa (HERS-SA) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2003. HERS-SA is aimed at addressing the need for gender equity in
the South African higher education sector.
HERS-SA seeks to appoint a Chairperson to be based in South Africa.
This is a voluntary role in the organisation and is not remunerated. An allowance/stipend will be considered. Travelling costs to and from Boardmeetings as well as accommodation, where necessary, will be covered by the organisation.
The incumbent must attend at least four (4) meetings per annum and be willing to attend additional (virtual) meetings should it be necessary.
Our objectives are to:
- Develop and offer accessible education, training and development programmes for women working in this sector.
- Empower women to take leadership positions in higher education institutions in South
- Africa, thereby providing much needed role models for women in higher education.
- Provide programmes that develop strong leadership qualities and skills in women
- leaders in higher education.
- Encourage networking amongst women.
- Challenge institutional culture and facilitate workplace change, thereby addressing
- gender inequity and enabling women to participate fully in the workforce.
- HERS-SA seeks to appoint a Chairperson. This is a voluntary role in the organisation and is not remunerated. An allowance/stipend will be considered. Travelling costs to and from Boardmeetings as well as accommodation, where necessary, will be covered by the organisation.
- The incumbent must attend at least four (4) meetings per annum and be willing to attend
- additional (virtual) meetings should it be necessary.
- Provide leadership to the Board
- Take responsibility for the board’s composition and development
- Plan and conduct board meetings effectively
- Ensure the Board focuses on its key tasks and carry out those tasks allocated to them
- Oversee the induction and development of directors
- Remain abreast of the organisation’s financial position by analysing monthly financial
- reports provided by the finance officer
- Consult with the Board when major expenses arise to seek approval before the sign off of such expenses
- Support the Director in carrying out HERS-SA’s vision and mission
- Keep continuous contact with the Director to remain abreast of activities and/or challenges within the organisation
- Advise the Board and/or seek input from the Board regarding matters raised by the
- Director in consultation with the Chair
- Attend and chair Board meetings
- Ensure that procedures, and decisions are sustained
- General requirements for a Board member:
- Leadership and management experience
- Passionate and committed to advancing gender equity in higher education
- Willing to act as an ambassador for HERS-SA
- Willing to fulfil the fiduciary duties and uphold ethical standards of conduct as required of a Board member of a registered non-profit organisation
- Understand the plight of women and the challenges they face in higher education
- Availability to attend quarterly meetings and on occasion to be called upon to represent the organisation at various engagement opportunities
- Responsive to e-mails and other forms of communication
- Ability to network and advocate on behalf of the organisation
- Understands the higher education sector
- A Board member is expected to:
- Attend four board meetings a year and an annual general meeting. Board meetings are usually held in Cape Town
- Participate in the organisation’s strategic review and planning sessions which happen every three to five years
- Assist in fundraising for the organisation.
- Participate in sub-committees and guide the organisation towards realising its vision and mission
- Be committed to the vision and mission of the organisation and should be able to atleast dedicate 10 hours per month to the organisation
Interested individuals are requested to send their CV and a motivational letter to info@herssa.
Application deadline: 11 December 2020
For further information, please contact Mrs Shahieda Hendricks (Acting Chairperson) at
HendricksSh@cput.ac.za or Dr Mamsie Motshekga-Sebolai (Acting Deputy Chairperson) at
Motshekga-SebolaiME@tut.ac.za. Alternatively contact Ms Brightness Mangolothi (Director of
HERS-SA) at firstname.lastname@example.org,
For more information about HERS-SA, visit www.hers-sa.org.za.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies