Indigenous Chairperson

Last updated September 2021

Snapshot of position:

  • Primary Purpose: To carry the NA message to mob across the Continent
  • The Chair has an idea of Australian NA service structures and how they work
  • The chair is required to submit a report to the ARSC 2 weeks prior to each ARSC
  • The Chair is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island descent
  • The Chair must be able to commit to all ARSC meetings over the 2 year cycle, and to hold regular Subcommittee meetings between and during the ARSC
  • The person has deadly communication skills and is willing to liaise with an already established group of NA members as well as to attract others to the NA Indigenous Subcommittee. Yarning skills are necessary in the roles of both speaking and listening
  • The person can communicate with personnel from community organisations
  • The Chair will maintain connection and communication with Subcommittee members and with wider group of First Nations members about what the NA ARSC is doing and involved in
  • This involves both yarning and report writing
  • The person has reasonable computer skills for report writing and connecting in on-line meetings
  • The person will be able to connect with other Subcommittee members and ARSC members to organise PR & H&I events specifically aimed at appealing to prospective First Nations Australian members. Such events may be H&I and PR events at treatment centers, jails, medical services and community hubs. It may be organizing information stalls at community events or drug and alcohol information days (eg YABUN).
  • arrange for their Subcommittee vice chair to attend ARSC meetings if they are to be absent. 

**This position is funded for attendance at face-to-face ARSC Meetings (See also Travel policy and procedures).

Clean time requirement – 3 years

If you are interested in nominating for this position please fill in an election nomination form and send it to secretary@na.org.au