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Executive Board Member - TREASURER

Terms of Employment: Unpaid Volunteer Position

Anticipated Start Date: November/December 2020, negotiable. 

Salary: N/A

Languages: English (French is an asset)

Education: Post-secondary degree in accounting/business/economics and/or CPA designation

Experience: experience in non-profit financial management; demonstrated allyship to or direct experience as part of 2SLGBTQSIA+ communities; 1-2 years experience in non-profit management/governance would be an asset 

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: participate in monthly board meetings; chair the Finance Committee; provide leadership in your areas of expertise to the Centre, including guiding or contributing to the work of managing the finances for the organization; advise Executive Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors on finance policy and budgeting; develop and maintain financial systems in line with best practice for non-profits.

Qualifications 

  • Over 18 years of age 
  • Does not have a bankruptcy status 
  • Knowledge of and experience in not-for-profit financial management
  • Accounting/CPA designation or similar education (e.g., background in economics)
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit governance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with other Board Members, senior management and other stakeholders
  • Experience chairing committee meetings and leading their activities
  • Demonstrated allyship to and/or lived experience in 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the vision, mission, values and principles of CCGSD
  • Proficiency in French is an asset

Scope of Position

The CCGSD is seeking a volunteer Treasurer to join its Board with professional financial management/oversight experience and/or training. The Treasurer will be asked at a minimum to attend monthly Board meetings and to chair the Finance Committee. The Treasurer will also lend their expertise to the Executive Director and the Board as needed in guiding and supporting the management of the finances for the organization.  

Additionally, the Treasurer is an Officer of the Corporation with signing authority and participates in Executive Committee meetings on an as-needed basis to support the Human Resources Management of the Executive Director (an estimated 2-3 meetings per year). As well, the Treasurer participates as a Board Member in overall decision-making and supports CCGSD endeavours and governance. Finally, Directors of the CCGSD Board are ex-officio (by virtue of their position) appointed as Members of the Corporation at and vote in the Director Member class at the AGM and at any Special Meeting of the Members. 

CCGSD is currently overhauling its financial systems to bring them in line with industry best practices and is updating its Finance Policy and procedures. We need your help to do this both quickly and successfully. 

We are seeking candidates who are willing to make a minimum of three (3) year commitment

General Responsibilities:

The Treasurer oversees the financial matters of CCGSD in line with best practices and in accordance with Bylaw 2 and all applicable legal requirements and reports to the Board of Directors at regular intervals about the financial health of CCGSD. The Treasurer ensures that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are put in place, that they are in accordance with applicable standards, and that they are appropriate for CCGSD.

Specific Individual Responsibilities:

  1. Reports the current financial position of CCGSD at each Board meeting, including updates on the financial health and spending of the organization and ensures their report is recorded in the minutes. 
  2. Ensures all financial decisions taken are recorded in the Board minutes.
  3. Liaises with staff responsible for the financial management of CCGSD, especially the Executive Director. 
  4. Oversees the financial matters of the Board and ensures other directors are adequately informed of finance related issues. 
  5. Provides financial information in support of decision making by the Board.
  6. Acts as a counter‐signatory on CCGSD cheques and any applications for funds.
  7. Chairs the finance committee in line with standing orders and approved Terms of Reference, and reports on the work of the committee to the Board.
  8. Liaises with the CCGSD’s auditor or public accountant, where appropriate in order to monitor and advise on the financial viability of CCGSD.
  9. Liaises with the external bookkeeper of CCGSD on an as needed basis.

Specific Responsibilities with Finance Committee Support

  1. Develops, reviews and supports the implementation of procedures for the day‐to‐day accounting and financial practices to ensure clarity about their roles, responsibilities and communication practices 
  2. Oversees the preparation of and presents the annual budget, cash-flow reports, bank, credit and management accounts, reserve accounts and financial statements to the Board of Directors
  3. Ensures that proper accounts and records are kept, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the CCGSD’s policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements 
  4. Develops and implements financial, reserve and investment policies 
  5. Advises on the financial implications of CCGSD’s strategic plan and Board Policies
  6. Ensures that CCGSD annual accounts are compliant with the CRA guidelines 
  7. Works collaboratively with Directors and staff to ensure the T3010B is submitted to CRA in an accurate and timely manner.

Application

Please send a cover letter and resume detailing why you want to join the Board of Directors at CCGSD, and highlighting the skills and abilities you bring to the table, to the Board of Directors, at board@ccgsd-ccdgs.org. Candidates who best respond to the above qualifications will be invited to an informal interview with the President and interim Treasurer of the Board via video chat. If successful, you will be invited to meet with our Executive Director and the staff member who sits on the Finance Committee. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The following links will provide you with an overview of the organization, its programs and its priorities. Please contact Calla Barnett, President at calla@ccgsd-ccdgs.org if you have any questions regarding this posting.

By-laws (December 19, 2019)

2019 Financial Statements

Permanent Staff and Board Biographies

Program Descriptions

Campaign Descriptions

Vision/Mission/Values/Principles

Project Coordinator - Intersectionality and Diversity

Job Title: Project Coordinator (Intersectionality and Diversity)

Department: Education Programs

Status: October 2021 – June 2022

Location: Remote (working virtually from anywhere in Canada)

Immediate Supervisor: Project Manager/Intersectionality and Diversity Program Coordinator

Position type: Part-time (20 hours per week) until June 30th, 2022 (with the possibility of renewal)

Salary: $20.00/hour

Schedule: Adaptable office hours, and may require work during the evenings to accommodate youth outreach events.

Deadline: October 1st at 11:59 PM EST

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, research, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give the tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org. The CCGSD strongly believes in equitable practices, and as such, strongly recommends that individuals of gender, ethnic and sexual minorities apply.

CCGSD provides the opportunity to be part of a national movement to end discrimination. If you advocate for gender and sexual diversity, anti-violence and anti-discrimination, and share our values of Equity, Access, Rights, and Participation for All – we want you on our team!

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The CCGSD is looking for an individual who is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and support of youth in Canadian school communities. The Project Coordinator will be working under the new Intersectionality and Diversity Program (I&D) supporting three main components of the program. The coordinator will assist in creating a community network between CCGSD and 2SLGBTQ+ youth within Ottawa-Gatineau schools (as well as youth across Canada); facilitate intersectional workshops on gender and sexuality for youth in school communities across Canada; and assist in the development and coordination of projects within the Intersectionality and Diversity Program.

The Project Coordinator will assist the Programs Department and the Intersectionality and Diversity Program Coordinator with the development, coordination, and implementation of the program objectives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed)

The Project Coordinator will contribute to achieving program goals and objectives through the following:

Youth Outreach and Engagement

  • Develop and implement an outreach and communications plan for local Gay-Straight Alliances/Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs), or similar school group programs in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and across Canada;
  • Serve as a liaison between CCGSD, GSAs and other 2SLGBTQ+ youth-focused initiatives;
  • Establish connections and relationships with educators and school administrators working on 2SLGBTQ+ initiatives in school communities;
  • Enhance support and capacity of 2SLGBTQ+ students and leaders including the facilitation of skills building, 2SLGBTQ+ youth leadership and educational workshops;
  • Coordinate outreach activities and events to support local elementary and secondary schools, and community organizations and partners;
  • Identify secondary schools that do not currently have GSAs, or similar groups and support the creation of queer-friendly support spaces;
  • Assist in the creation of resources and toolkits for 2SLGBTQ+ students on various themes, including mental health and anti-racism.

Program Coordination Support and Workshop Facilitation

  • Support the I&D Program Coordinator and the Educations Department in the facilitation of workshops;
  • Assist in managing outreach efforts for virtual workshops;
  • Assist in the collection and management of feedback data from students;
  • Assist in the development and support of various I&D projects and resources outside of workshop facilitation
  • Assist with other duties, as required.

ABOUT YOU:

You are interested in this role because strengthening the support and leadership capacity of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in schools matters to you. You understand the strategic importance of CCGSD’s relationships within school communities and are keen to collaborate. You are a QTBIPOC (queer and/or trans Black, Indigenous, or person of colour) and a recent graduate of a high school in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. You are committed to gender and sexual equity and work through an intersectional feminist and anti-racist lens. You are a highly organized, determined and passionate individual. You’re an active listener and can shift and adapt to changes if necessary. You are eager and willing to learn and grow your skills in communication, networking and project coordination.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES:

  • Previous experience with project coordination and/or event organizing is a significant asset;
  • Prior experience working with youth in an educational context is an asset;
  • An interest in and/or knowledge of history, particularly from a queer, decolonial and anti-oppressive perspective, is also an asset;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and a demonstrated experience meeting deadlines and working independently while following a project plan;
  • Detail-orientated with exceptional verbal and written communication skills and critical analysis;
  • Capacity to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse audiences including youth, educators, community organizations, government agencies, academic partners, and others;
  • Capable of generating ideas in a collaborative, problem-solving environment;
  • Knowledge of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and disability justice principles and practices;
  • Awareness of current social and political dynamics within 2SLGBTQ+ and 2SQTBIPOC communities;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite;
  • Fluency in English is a requirement, however, fluency in French is an asset for this position.

** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

TO APPLY, please submit a resume and cover letter to recruitment@ccgsd-ccdgs.org, with the subject line: I&D Project Coordinator Application

The application deadline is October 1st, 2021, at 11:59 PM (EST)

CCGSD promotes feminist and anti-oppression principles. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

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