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Board Director Recruitment –
Non-Executive Directors

Board Director Recruitment – Non-Executive Directors

1. Summary Overview

  • Myli – My Community Library Ltd is a not-for-profit and charity
  • Myli is seeking up to three Non-Executive Directors for its Board
  • Exciting journey of growth
  • Progressive, strategic and values-based culture
  • Initial appointment will be a two or three-year term
  • Paid position

2. About Myli

When you imagine a library, you may be thinking of a traditional place to borrow books, but in the modern world, a library has to be so much more. Imagine a community brought together by learning and discovery. A community inspired to connect around a vibrant hub, built on a vision of inclusivity and resilience. A community that thrives and grows around a centre point of shared experience and knowledge. Such a library can become the beating heart, where healthy communities connect and flourish.

We really do see libraries differently. Myli libraries are not just physical spaces, we put a focus on virtual and flexible services. We cater to the present whilst anticipating the needs and expectations of future generations.
We are driven by our vision to connect and innovate. We know that staying relevant is the only way to engage a community. These needs change over time, and we must have the agility to foresee the future, be ready, and adapt.
We know that quality outcomes are a must. Our leadership aims to exceed all expectations. We demonstrate how innovation can be achieved and we add value to communities every step of the way.

Myli is on an exciting journey of growth. The Board in partnership with the Leadership Team are developing long-term strategies to support the growth of the Myli brand, revenue diversification, service partnerships, joining company members and the expansion of services.

More information can be found in Myli’s Prospectus.

3. Purpose

Myli – My Community Library Ltd (Myli) is a charitable and not-for-profit institution established and operated in Australia solely to operate one or more Public Libraries. Myli makes available public library resources, services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of the community, local government, schools and other persons or institutions, so that they are supported to grow and thrive.

4. Values and Culture

Myli stands out from the crowd because we think differently, we have an innovative mindset and bring a contemporary approach to the delivery of library services.

We live our values by being brave, building relationships and delivering excellence.

We bravely anticipate and adapt with the changing needs of our communities.
We build relationships with our stakeholders, communities and each other.
We deliver excellence in everything we do.

Myli fosters a culture of leadership, empowerment, innovation, kindness and psychological safety at every level.

5. Director Roles

Myli’s Board structure consists of six Member Appointed Directors and three Non-Executive Directors. There are up to three Non-Executive Director positions to be filled.

The Non-Executive Director role will be appointed for a two or three year term with our overall focus on achieving growth for the organisation.

As a skills-based Board, expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified persons whose profile includes:

  • Private-sector industry experience defined as experience working as a senior leader in a private sector or start up organisation with a focus on growth. This is important to Myli because it enables Myli’s strategy to drive growth and expansion into new markets. This also balances out the depth of local government/public sector experience already on the Board.
  • Philanthropy experience defined as experience working in philanthropic environments and managing sponsorships and donations. This is important to Myli because it takes advantage of Myli’s NFP and charity status and gains access to additional funding streams.
  • Not-for-profit experience defined as experience working in not-for-profit environments. This is important to Myli because it helps navigate specific regulations and NFP best practices to manage its governance well.
  • Established networks that support the above identified skills.
  • Strong financial, budgeting and compliance skills.

6. About You

The Board has identified behaviour attributes that it deems essential for all Board Directors. The Board is seeking Non-Executive Directors who demonstrate strengths that complement the strengths of the current Board Directors:

  • Courageous authenticity defined as having the courage to speak up and voice their opinion in an authentic and respectful manner
  • Risk-taker defined as having a can-do attitude a focus on future opportunities and evaluates the benefits over the risks
  • Creativity defined as thinking outside the box and bringing perspectives, ideas, and solutions from a diverse range of experiences and external influences

7. Diversity

The Board values diversity and is seeking applicants across a range of areas including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • Lower socio-economic people
  • People with a disability

8. Requirements

If successful, you will be required to:

  • Attend up to 10 board meetings annually with some travel required to regional Victoria (day trip distance only) for face-to-face meetings.
  • Attend an annual in-person two-day strategic planning workshop.
  • Be a passionate contributor to the board and the growth of Myli.
  • Past board experience is preferred with the completion of the AICD Directors Course (or equivalent) highly regarded.
  • Meet the requirements of Myli’s Director Recruitment Policy including integrity checks.

9. Remuneration

A remuneration package of up to $5000 per annum is available.

10. Independence

To be eligible as a Non-Executive Director of Myli, the individual must be free from any conflict of interest and any business or other relationship that could or could reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the directors’ ability to act in the best interests of Myli. These conflicts of interest refer to (but not limited to) commitments and provision of paid services to Myli. Being a member of a Myli library does not of itself constitute a conflict of interest for an individual.

11. Apply Now

Please send your resume and cover letter outlining what you would bring to the Board if you were successful and considering sections 5 and 6 above to ceo@myli.org.au. If you have any questions please contact the Chairperson of the Board, Annemarie McCabe on 0427 959 727.

  • Applications close 12 noon Monday 1st August 2022.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed in August and September.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the Board at its meeting on Friday, 23rd September 2022 before being formally appointed at the Myli Annual General Meeting in late October.
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