Do you have about 10 hours a month to offer to be part of the dynamic and passionate team that provides direction and management to the largest Pride festival in the region? Do you have financial skills and expertise to lend to a 2SLGBTQ+ not-for-profit organization with a major impact? Can you help us take our organization to the next level? You may just be the ideal candidate to hold the officer position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors (the Board) of Capital Pride (the Organization)!
Capital Pride brings together a team of dedicated staff and volunteers to make the Capital Pride Summer Festival and WinterPride Festival happen each year, as well as other year-round events. The Board of Directors provides overall direction and management of the organization, including governance, policy, and financial oversight and accountability.
The organization creates opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada’s capital region – the unceded and unsurrendered traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.
The Treasurer will be the lead in ensuring the Board can exercise its critical financial oversight and governance role, and will mainly be responsible for three broad areas:
- Budget Development: the Treasurer will coordinate with the Executive Director to develop an annual organizational budget, while ensuring that it reflects the organization’s mission, goals and objectives. The Treasurer will also review the budget and year-to-date records on a regular basis to identify risks and opportunities.
- Governance: the Treasurer will provide leadership on issues related to financial affairs and ensure compliance with relevant laws, rules and regulations, organizational policies, directives and Board resolutions that relate to the organization’s finances. The Treasurer will also chair the Board’s Finance Committee which meets quarterly, and will be responsible for attending monthly board meetings to provide financial reports clearly stating the financial standing of the organization.
- Financial Oversight and Management: the Treasurer will act as a signing authority and will be the key contact for the organization’s auditors, bank and bookkeeper. The Treasurer will also collaborate with the Executive Director in monitoring cash flow, revenue and expenses.
Requirements and Desired Skills
The ideal candidate will have financial management experience in a not-for-profit or similarly sized organization and can confidently assume the role of Treasurer, providing the necessary financial leadership. This means that the candidate will likely have:
- Minimum of 3 years experience in financial management and/or leadership;
- Strong understanding of nonprofit organizational governance and related laws and regulations;
- Familiarity with the National Capital Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ community, including community organizations and groups;
- Experience with non-profit budget development (Capital Pride’s 2019 budget: ~$700,000) and financial reporting to a Board of Directors;
- Demonstrable experience using Quickbooks or similar accounting software; and
- Reside in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau).
- Previous experience serving on a board of directors is strongly desired.
- CPA designation is strongly desired.
- Ability to communicate in both official languages is desired.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume that outlines what motivates you to be involved, as well as the experience and skills you will bring to Capital Pride to [email protected]. The position will remain open until an ideal candidate is found.
Capital Pride is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and, in particular, applications are encouraged from members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, persons living with HIV, newcomers, women and francophones.
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