Positions Vacant

Murray Dairy Board Member Positions Vacant - Closing date for applications 5pm on Tuesday July 11, 2017

POSITION DESCRIPTION MURRAY DAIRY DIRECTOR              

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Murray Dairy is seeking applications to fill two Murray Dairy board positions commencing formally in October 2017. These are skills based appointments with a dairy farmer board position and a service provider board position available.

A director will always act in the best interest of Murray Dairy and will abide to the Murray Dairy Code of Conduct and will endeavour to fulfil the responsibilities listed below to the best of their abilities:

• develop policies and strategic direction for research, extension, and industry development in the region;
• identify priorities for research, extension, and industry development projects;
• invest industry RD&E funds allocated to the region by the Dairy Australia to address priority issues;
• maximise investment in regional RD&E through strategic and collaborative funding partnerships;
• grow and diversify the research, extension and industry development funding base;
• develop, monitor and review the implementation of the Murray Dairy’s strategic and annual operating plans; and
• Ensure sound management to deliver Murray Dairy’s programs across the region.

Other details:
The board meets bi-monthly through the year. One of these meetings also includes a two-day strategic planning session. Directors will be renumerated for board meetings and will also receive reimbursement for use of private vehicle. Directors may be asked to be involved in other committees and steering groups, which they will also be renumerated for.

To be considered for this board position, applicants should demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

• Dairy farming and milk production
• Dairy industry structures and organisations
• Food processing, including manufacturing of dairy products
• Business management, finance or law
• Research and extension
• Marketing and promotion
• Natural resource management – particularly water policy and climate change
• Industry and/or community development
• Leadership