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Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

Volunteer Treasurer

Canada-Alberta-Calgary

1515056

Company Information

The Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE) is a professional association promoting and developing freelance editors in Calgary and area. CAFE began in 1989 with a small group of editors as a forum to exchange information about editing. In 1998, it was officially incorporated as a society. In 2014, CAFE celebrated 25 years in the community! Over 70 members and over 200 friends, affiliates and organizations from the editing, writing, and literary community at large are invited to CAFE’s programs and activities. CAFE programs provide a mix of learning, networking, and social opportunities—social get-togethers; organized tours; academic forums such as panel discussions and round tables; skills-based working groups and workshops; and guest speakers and lectures. To learn more about CAFE, please visit our website at www.calgaryeditors.com.


Job Description

GOAL OF THIS POSITION
As a member of the board, the treasurer will provide the organization with sound financial planning and management.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The treasurer will attend monthly board meetings; maintain bank accounts in collaboration with the President; supervise all financial transactions; prepare required financial documents; and report to the board.
SPECIFIC TASKS
The treasurer will:
• create a budget and provide a quarterly financial status report
• complete an annual financial report to be delivered at the society’s AGM
• maintain a synoptic ledger of financial transactions
• manage the society’s income, expenses, petty cash, PayPal account, and bank deposits
• collaborate with the Membership Coordinator on membership renewals and member event attendance fees
• be one of two persons required to sign all cheques and bank withdrawals
REQUIRED SKILLS
In addition to accounting/financial skills, this position requires leadership and team-building skills. Ideally, this volunteer has the ability to work collaboratively, and has some knowledge or experience of non-profit organizations.
PREVIOUS BOARD EXPERIENCE
Some is preferred, but none is required. Please note: all board members must become members of the society.
BENEFITS
• Use professional skills to sustain and grow valuable community services
• Work with a group of committed leadership volunteers
• Develop knowledge of the community and represent the organization in community networking
• Develop a variety of skills: consultation, verbal and written communication, problem-solving, change management and leadership
• Attend society events and programs if desired
USEFUL LINKS
So You Want to be a Board Member: http://culture.alberta.ca/community/programs-and-services/board-development/resources/info-bulletins-english/pdfs/SoYouWant-Print_09.pdf
Financial Responsibilities of Not-for-Profit Boards: http://culture.alberta.ca/community/programs-and-services/board-development/resources/info-bulletins-english/pdfs/FinancialResponsibilities09-print.pdf
TIME COMMITMENT
One two-hour board meeting per month (except summer) and 6-8 hours flex time per month.
LOCATION OF OPPORTUNITY
The treasurer is required to attend monthly board meetings, which take place at a central Calgary location. All board members are strongly encouraged to attend other CAFE events at various similar locations to represent the society.


Contact Information

Calgary Association of Freelance Editors
Not-for-profit and Charitable Organizations
Caralee Hubbell
Posting Date: 08-Jun-2017Not-for-profit and Charitable OrganizationsVolunteer Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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